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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. What are the best action series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the best Netflix original series, Marvel's The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, has been renewed for a second season. Other good action shows on Netflix include The 100, Into the Badlands, Taken, and The Last Kingdom.

Vote up the best action shows on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Punisher 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 100 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The 100 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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Daredevil 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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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Defenders Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Luke Cage Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Into the Badlands 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 a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Marco Polo Benedict Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joan Chen Marco Polo is an American drama series about Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongolian Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty, which lasted from ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Altered Carbon Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon (Netflix, 2018) 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 ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Narcos Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American crime drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Lost in Space Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton 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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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Spartacus 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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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Shooter 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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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy Hell on Wheels is a 2011 TV film directed by David Von Ancken.

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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Frontier Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish, part-Cree ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Walking Dead 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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From Dusk till Dawn: The Serie... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series D. J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (El Rey, 2014) is an American horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez. Wanted by the FBI and Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia), bank ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker 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. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Supernatural 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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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Last Kingdom 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Valor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Valor Matt Barr, Christina Ochoa, Charlie Barnett Valor (The CW, 2017) is an American drama series created by Kyle Jarrow. Set at a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and ...more

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Van Helsing Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Colony Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more

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Galavant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Galavant Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones Galavant is an American fairy tale-themed musical comedy television series that was created, written, and executive produced by Dan Fogelman with executive producers Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, ...more

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The Legend of Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Legend of Bruce Lee Michael Jai White, Ray Park, Mark Dacascos The Legend of Bruce Lee is a 2008 Chinese biographic martial arts television series based on the life story of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. The 50 episodes long series was produced and ...more

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Jericho Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more

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Troy: Fall of a City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Troy: Fall of a City Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall Troy: Fall of a City (Netflix, 2018) is a British-American miniseries directed by Owen Harris and Mark Brozel, based on the Trojan War. When Helen (Bella Dayne) and Paris (Louis Hunter) fall in ...more

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Our World War is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Our World War Nicki Vickery, Rob Townsend, Gerard Kearns Our World War (BBC Three, 2014) is a British television drama series created by Joe Barton. During World War I, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, and a sequel to the Evll Dead trilogy. Thirty years after ...more

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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Z Nation Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more

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Red vs. Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Red vs. Blue Elijah Wood, Geoff Ramsey, Burnie Burns Red vs. Blue, often abbreviated as RvB, is an American comic science fiction video web series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and distributed through the Internet, as well as on DVD and ...more

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Iris Kim Tae-hee, T.O.P, Lee Joon Iris is a 2009 South Korean espionage television drama series, starring Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-hee, Jung Joon-ho, Kim Seung-woo, Kim So-yeon and T.O.P of Big Bang. It aired on KBS2 from October ...more

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To the Ends of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
To the Ends of the Earth Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Neill, Jared Harris To the Ends of the Earth is a three-part BBC television miniseries adaptation of the trilogy of novels of the same name by William Golding. It premièred in the United Kingdom on BBC Two ...more

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The Ministry of Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Ministry of Time Aura Garrido, Rodolfo Sancho, Nacho Fresneda El Ministerio del Tiempo, or The Ministry of Time, (La 1, 2015) is a Spanish fantasy television series created by Javier and Pablo Olivares. A warrior from the 16th Century (Nacho Fresneda), the ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Arrow 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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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme ...more

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Taken Clive Standen, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano Taken (NBC, 2017) is a Franco-American drama series developed by Alexander Cary, based on the film trilogy. Former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) must overcome a personal tragedy, in ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Black Lightning Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Transporter: The Series is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Transporter: The Series Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner Transporter: The Series is an English-language French-Canadian action-adventure television series, spun off from the Transporter film series created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It is ...more

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Blazing Transfer Students is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Blazing Transfer Students Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama Blazing Transfer Students (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action series directed by Toshio Lee, based on the manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. Set years after the original story, the show revolves around ...more

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A Man Called God is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
A Man Called God Han Chae-young, Song Il-gook, Dong-hwan Jeong Hawaiian beauty and Korean revenge set the stage for this very popular weekend drama.

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Taxi Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Taxi Brooklyn Jennifer Esposito, Chyler Leigh, Ally Walker Taxi Brooklyn is a French-American action-comedy police procedural television series, produced by EuropaCorp Television. The series stars Chyler Leigh and Jacky Ido, and is based upon the film ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Crossing Lines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Crossing Lines Crossing Lines is an English, French and German language television series created by Edward Allen Bernero and Rola Bauer. The series was premiered on June 9, 2013, at the screening for the ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more