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The Best Action Shows On Netflix 

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Updated February 21, 2020 10.1k votes 1.9k voters 101.1k views 96 items

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Here are the best action shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for martial arts, superhero shows, or gritty crime dramas, this list of action shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series and offering the best action shows on now. What are the best action series to watch on Netflix? 

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Action, Superhero, Crime drama, Conspiracy thriller

Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

Shooter (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Premiered: 2013

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: BBC Two

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Period Drama

Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Action

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Genres (Tv): Biography, Crime, Drama

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian Pablo Escobar, as well ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Genres (Tv): Action, History, Romance

The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Joshua Morin added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Premiered: 2013

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama

The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller, + more

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, Action, + more

Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 31

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, + more

Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more

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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Spartacus is a 2004 North American miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm and produced by Ted Kurdyla from a teleplay by Robert Schenkkan. It aired over two nights on the USA Network, and stars ...more
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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Wuxia

Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Nahuel Falco added Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama

Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most ...more

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Brian White added Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 16

Network: A&E

Genres (Tv): Western, Police procedural, Drama

Longmire, a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The ...more

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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet ...more
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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 54

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Crime Fiction, Crime, Suspense, Drama, + more

Breaking Bad is an American drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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