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The Best Netflix Original Action Movies

Updated July 13, 2020 1.4k votes 363 voters 27.3k 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
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    6 Underground
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Triple Frontier
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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.... more on Wikipedia
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    Spectral
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Bright
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Old Guard
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Polar
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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.... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Beasts of No Nation
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    The Night Comes for Us
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    What Happened to Monday
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Maria
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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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    Bird Box
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Outlaw King
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Game Over, Man!
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    Game Over, Man!

    Adam DeVine, Anders Holm

    Released2018

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

    Game Over, Man! is a 2018 Netflix action comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. Three friends... more on Wikipedia

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    How It Ends
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Wheelman
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    Wheelman

    Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt

    Directed byJeremy Rush

    Wheelman is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Jeremy Rush. A getaway driver... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Point Blank
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Sand Castle
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    Sand Castle

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    Steel Rain
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    Steel Rain

    Jung Woo-sung, Kwak Do-won

    Released2017

    Directed byYang Woo-suk

    Steel Rain is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Yang Woo-suk, based on his... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Mute
    16
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    Mute

    Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd

    Released2018

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Message from the King
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Close
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    The Main Event
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    The Titan
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    The Titan

    Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling

    Released2018

    Directed byLennart Ruff

    The Titan is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Lennart Ruff. After Air Force... more on Wikipedia
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    Bleach
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    Bleach

    Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki

    Released2018

    Directed byShinsuke Sato

    Bleach is a 2018 Japanese film directed by Shinsuke Sato, based on the manga by Tite Kubo.... more on Wikipedia