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

Pierce Nahigyan
Updated June 10, 2019 4.7k votes 584 voters 9.9k views 20 items

List Rules Vote 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?

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more
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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more
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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

Released: 1984

Directed by: James Cameron

The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a ...more
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2009

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his ...more
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Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

Released: 2003

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. the Bride, who swears revenge on a team of bad guys and their leader Bill after they try to ...more
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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more
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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in ...more
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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more
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The Fast and the Furious... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rob Cohen

The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more
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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

Released: 2005

Directed by: James McTeigue

V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more
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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles published in ...more
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more
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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Jackson

King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written, and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl ...more
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Blood Diamond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Ki... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more
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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

Released: 1967

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more
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Kung Fu Hustle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Chow

Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy martial arts film. It was directed, co-written and co-produced by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. The other producers were ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh

Released: 2010

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart. After a group of strangers is attacked by unknown demonic forces, an archangel named Michael (Paul ...more
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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Action Movies On Netflix That Are Just Right For A Saturday Afternoon
Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Naomie Harris

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Mann

Miami Vice is a 2006 American film about two Miami police detectives, Crockett and Tubbs, who go undercover to fight operations. The film, written, directed, and produced by Michael Mann, is an ...more