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The Best Netflix Original Action Movies

Updated July 13, 2020 1.5k votes 405 voters 29.4k 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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  • Extraction1
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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

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  • 6 Underground2
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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

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    #15 of 92 The Best Movies Streaming On Netflix#46 of 49 The Best Action Movies Streaming On Netflix

  • Triple Frontier3
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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
  • The Old Guard4
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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

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  • Spectral5
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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
  • Bright6
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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
  • Polar7
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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

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  • Maria8
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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.

  • Beasts of No Nation9
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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

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  • The Night Comes for Us10
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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
  • What Happened to Monday11
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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

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  • Bird Box12
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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

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  • Outlaw King13
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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

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  • Wheelman14
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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...  more
  • Game Over, Man!15
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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

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  • How It Ends16
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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
  • Point Blank17
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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
  • Sand Castle18
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    Sand Castle

  • Steel Rain19
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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
  • Mute20
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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
  • Message from the King21
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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
  • Close22
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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
  • The Main Event23
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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
  • The Last Days of American Crime24
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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...  more
  • The Do-Over25
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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...  more