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Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon

Updated June 10, 2019 6.4k votes 584 voters 9.9k views20 items

List RulesVote up the films that scratch your action itch around 3 pm on a lazy Saturday.

It's Saturday afternoon and you have no intention of leaving your place. Maybe you're assembling some furniture, maybe you're waiting for a package to arrive, or maybe you're just lounging on the couch with your dog. The point is, you're going to be here for a few hours. It's time to pull up a favorite action film and watch someone else save the world.

If you've got a hankering for something fun and with plenty of fist fights, the following movies are streaming on Netflix right now. Which is the best choice for a lazy afternoon?

  • 1
    Avengers: Infinity War
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Matrix
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    The Terminator
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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Sherlock Holmes
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    The Fifth Element
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    135

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Mummy
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    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • 7
    Kill Bill Volume 1
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    Kill Bill Volume 1

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2003

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    I Am Legend
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    145

    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    V for Vendetta
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Fast and the Furious
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    The Fast and the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Cohen

    The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Black Hawk Down
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    Black Hawk Down

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Batman Begins
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Bonnie and Clyde
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1967

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans

    Released2010

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    King Kong
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    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Blood Diamond
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    Blood Diamond

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly

    Released2006

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political thriller film co-produced and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Kung Fu Hustle
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    Kung Fu Hustle

    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Chow

    Kung Fu Hustle is a Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy martial arts film. It was directed,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Legion
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    Legion

    Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid

    Released2010

    Directed byScott Stewart

    Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Miami Vice
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    Miami Vice

    Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Miami Vice is a 2006 American film about two Miami police detectives, Crockett and Tubbs, who... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button