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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. 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 Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 8 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 Defenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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. Intending to stop ...more

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy Hell on Wheels is a 2011 TV film directed by David Von Ancken.

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From Dusk till Dawn: The Serie... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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) 28 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Valor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Troy: Fall of a City is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo This show (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Thirty years after saving the world, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Brian White added Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley Luther is a British drama series starring Idris Elba as the eponymous character DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six one-hour long episodes, premiered on 4 ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Galavant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Red vs. Blue is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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A Very Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
Brian White added A Very Secret Service Hugo Becker, Wilfred Benaiche, Karim Barras

Original title: Au service de la France.
At the height of the Cold War in 1960, André Merlaux joins the French Secret Service and contends with enemies both foreign and bureaucratic.

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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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Taxi Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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The Legend of Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Iris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Shows On Netflix
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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Our World War is listed (or ranked) 49 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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The Ministry of Time is listed (or ranked) 50 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