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The Best Netflix Original Action Movies

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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  • 1

    Extraction

    Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour
    92
    20

    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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  • 2

    6 Underground

    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent
    81
    24

    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
  • 3

    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    58
    7

    Released2020

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    Runtime125

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence

    A group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ablity to heal themselves, discover someone is onto their secret, and they must fight to protect their freedom.  ...more

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  • 4

    Spectral

    James Badge Dale, Max Martini
    68
    25

    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
  • 5

    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac
    62
    26

    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
  • 6

    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens
    55
    22

    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
  • 7

    Bright

    Will Smith, Joel Edgerton
    80
    52

    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
  • 8

    Maria

    41
    18

    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.

  • 9

    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    26
    5

    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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  • 10

    Beasts of No Nation

    Idris Elba, Abraham Attah
    33
    12

    Released2015

    Directed byCary Joji Fukunaga

    Runtime136

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations, Graphic Violence

    PremieredOctober 16, 2015

    As civil war rages in Africa, a fierce warlord (Idris Elba) trains a young orphan (Abraham Attah) to join his group of guerrilla soldiers.  ...more
  • 11

    The Night Comes for Us

    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim
    36
    16

    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
  • 12

    What Happened to Monday

    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe
    41
    26

    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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  • 13

    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes
    37
    24

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

    Runtime124

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredDecember 13, 2018

    When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain -- if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their  ...more

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  • 14

    Wheelman

    Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt
    27
    14

    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
  • 15

    How It Ends

    Theo James, Forest Whitaker
    27
    20

    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
  • 16

    Point Blank

    Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie
    12
    4

    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
  • 17

    Message from the King

    Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans
    10
    4

    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
  • 18

    Sand Castle

    9
    3
  • 19

    Close

    Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse
    9
    3

    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
  • 20

    Mute

    Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd
    14
    11

    Released2018

    Directed byDuncan 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 what happened  ...more
  • 21

    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett
    10
    5

    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
  • 22

    Rim of the World

    Jack Gore, Miya Cech
    10
    6

    Released2019

    Directed byMcG

    Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic  ...more

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  • 23

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

    Donnie Yen Ji-Dan, Michelle Yeoh
    15
    14

    Released2016

    Directed byWoo-Ping Yuen

    Runtime100

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations, Brief Nudity, Violence

    A martial arts master (Michelle Yeoh) assembles a band of fighters to protect a legendary sword from a warlord (Jason Scott Lee) and his clan.  ...more
  • 24

    The Do-Over

    Adam Sandler, David Spade
    13
    12

    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
  • 25

    Bleach

    Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki
    6
    3

    Released2018

    Directed byShinsuke Sato

    Bleach is a 2018 Japanese film directed by Shinsuke Sato, based on the manga by Tite Kubo. High school student Ichigo Kurosaki (Sota Fukushi) uses his newly discovered supernatural powers to protect  ...more