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The Best Netflix Original Action Movies 

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Updated June 9, 2020 896 votes 294 voters 22.6k views 46 items

Here are the best Netflix original action movies currently streaming right now. Featuring action comedies, martial arts films, and sci-fi thrillers, this list of Netflix action originals is updated with new and popular movies. What is the best Netflix original action movie?

The latest and newest Netflix original action movies feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Will Smith, Alexander Skarsgard, Donnie Yen, and Adam Sandler. Must-watch Netflix original action movies include Bright, Mute, Psychokinesis, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: Sword of Destiny.  

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Spectral is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer

Directed by: Nic Mathieu

Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi thriller centers on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.
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Bright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

Released: 2017

Directed by: David Ayer

Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an alternate present where humans and fantasy creatures have co-existed since the beginning of time, human ...more
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Extraction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani

Released: 2020

Directed by: Sam Hargrave

Extraction (a.k.a. Out of the Fire) is a 2020 American action thriller film directed by Sam Hargrave. A Bangladeshi businessman hires a mercenary (Chris Hemsworth) to rescue his kidnapped son.

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What Happened to Monday ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy Wirkola. In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical ...more

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Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona

Released: 2019

Directed by: J. C. Chandor

Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a ...more
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6 Underground is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Bay

6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy) form a ...more
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Polar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young

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The Night Comes for Us ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle

Released: 2018

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto

The Night Comes for Us is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Timo Tjahjanto. A former triad enforcer (Joe Taslim) must protect a young girl while trying to escape his former gang, setting ...more

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Beasts of No Nation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese

Released: 2015

Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Recruited by a malicious Commandant (Idris Elba), a child soldier (Abraham Attah) is trained to fight in a West ...more

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Maria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Maria

An ex-assassin tries to leave her dark past behind until a power-hungry gang targets her and her family, forcing her to summon her killer instincts.

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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more

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Wheelman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Wheelman Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham

Directed by: Jeremy Rush

Wheelman is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Jeremy Rush. A getaway driver (Frank Grillo) for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who

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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham

Released: 2018

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more
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Outlaw King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Mackenzie

Outlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A David and Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish "outlaw king" Robert the Bruce ...more

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Point Blank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Lynch

Point Blank is a 2019 action thriller directed by Joe Lynch and a remake of the 2010 film of the same name.
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Mute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Mute Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux

Released: 2018

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out ...more
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Sand Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Sand Castle
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum

Released: 2016

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a 2016 American-Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Dulu. A story of lost ...more

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The Do-Over is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
The Do-Over Adam Sandler, David Spade, Paula Patton

Directed by: Steven Brill

The Do-Over is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Steven Brill. Charlie (David Spade) and Max (Adam Sandler), decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only ...more

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Message from the King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Fabrice Du Welz

Message from the King is a 2016 American revenge-action-thriller film directed by Fabrice Du Welz. A man (Chadwick Boseman) from South Africa travels to Los Angeles in order to avenge his ...more
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Close is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse, Eoin Macken

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vicky Jewson

Close is a 2019 British-American action thriller film directed by Vicky Jewson. To protect an heiress (Sophie Nélisse) from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert (Noomi ...more
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Psychokinesis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Jung-min

Released: 2018

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

Psychokinesis is a 2018 South Korean superhero film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. A man (Ryu Seung-ryong) inadvertently acquires superpowers and uses them to help his daughter and others, but runs ...more
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The Main Event is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Adam Pally, Lisa Durupt, Donna Benedicto

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jay Karas

The Main Event is a 2020 Mexican American action film directed by Jay Karas. An aspiring 11-year-old wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar after finding a magical ...more
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Paskal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Paskal
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Mowgli: Legend of the Ju... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2018

Directed by: Andy Serkis

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a 2018 adventure fantasy film directed by Andy Serkis, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. A human child (Rohan Chand) raised by wolves, must face off against a ...more