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The Best Netflix Original Action Movies

Updated July 13, 2020 1.7k votes 424 voters 31.1k views47 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.  

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

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    Extraction

    Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour

    Released2020

    Directed bySam 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....  more

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    6 Underground

    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael 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 vigilante...  more
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    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Released2020

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    The Old Guard is a 2020 American action film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, based on the comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández....  more

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    Spectral

    James Badge Dale, Max Martini

    Released2016

    Directed byNic 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....  more
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. 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 chain of...  more
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    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas 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 hit men....  more

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    Bright

    Will Smith, Joel Edgerton

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid 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 LAPD...  more
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    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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    Beasts of No Nation

    Idris Elba, Abraham Attah

    Released2015

    Directed byCary 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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    The Night Comes for Us

    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim

    Released2018

    Directed byTimo 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 off a...  more
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    What Happened to Monday

    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe

    Directed byTommy 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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    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid 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 (Chris Pine)...  more

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    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne 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 their way...  more

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    Wheelman

    Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt

    Released2017

    Directed byJeremy 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 betrayed him....  more
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    Close

    Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse

    Released2019

    Directed byVicky 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 Rapace) must...  more
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    How It Ends

    Theo James, Forest Whitaker

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid 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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    The Do-Over

    Adam Sandler, David Spade

    Directed bySteven 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 to...  more
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    Point Blank

    Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie

    Released2019

    Directed byJoe Lynch

    Point Blank is a 2019 action thriller directed by Joe Lynch and a remake of the 2010 film of the same name....  more
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    Sand Castle

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    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

    Released2018

    Directed byAndy 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
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    Message from the King

    Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans

    Released2017

    Directed byFabrice 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 younger...  more
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    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

    Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel by William Giraldi. After the deaths of three children suspected to be by wolves, writer Russell Core...  more
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    The Main Event

    Adam Pally, Lisa Durupt

    Released2020

    Directed byJay 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 wrestling...  more
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    Released2016

    Directed byYuen 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 Last Days of American Crime

    Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley

    Released2020

    Directed byOlivier Megaton

    The Last Days of American Crime is a 2020 American crime thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton. In the near future, the U.S. attempts to broadcast a signal that will prevent anyone from breaking...  more