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The Best Netflix Original Action Movies  

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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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What Happened to Monday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close
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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Maria is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Spectral is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer
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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The Night Comes for Us is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle
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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Bright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
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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Polar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick
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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Outlaw King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh
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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Beasts of No Nation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese
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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Wheelman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham
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) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham
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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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum
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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Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona
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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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar
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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The Titan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
The Titan Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson
The Titan is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Lennart Ruff. After Air Force pilot Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington) undergoes a military experiment that enhances humans, he begins ...more
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Psychokinesis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Jung-min
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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Game Over, Man! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson
Game Over, Man! is a 2018 Netflix action comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. Three friends (Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson) are on the verge of getting their video game ...more
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The True Memoirs of an Interna... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Kevin James, Zulay Henao, Andy García
True Memoirs of an International Assassin is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Jeff Wadlow. After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to ...more
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch
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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Mute is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux
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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The Do-Over is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Adam Sandler, David Spade, Paula Patton
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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Steel Rain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Jung Woo-sung, Kwak Do-won, Kim Kap-soo
Steel Rain is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Yang Woo-suk, based on his 2011 webtoon. A former agent from the North Korean intelligence (Jung Woo-sung) and a senior member ...more
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Burn Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Burn Out Olivier Rabourdin, François Civil

When his son's mom runs afoul of Paris's criminal underworld, a thrill-seeking superbike racer begins moonlighting as a drug courier to clear her debt.

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Revenger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Revenger
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Malibu Rescue: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado, Jackie R.
Malibu Rescue: The Movie is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland. Aspiring junior lifeguards compete against snobby local kids for bragging rights and the ultimate tower ...more
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Okja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Action Movies
Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano
Okja is a 2017 South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, ...more