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The Best Action Shows On Netflix 

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Updated February 3, 2020 10.1k votes 1.9k voters 99.9k views 95 items

List Rules Only shows currently streaming on Netflix.

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
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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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
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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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps
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) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson
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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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Joshua Morin added
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
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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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
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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Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Nahuel Falco added
Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte
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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
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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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
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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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
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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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann
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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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
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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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper
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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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel
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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
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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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
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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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
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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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Brian White added
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“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 ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger
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 Dragon Prince is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows, Sasha Rojen
The Dragon Prince (Netflix, 2018) is a fantasy computer-animated television series created by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond. Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin ...more
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy
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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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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