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All the best action movies on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Netflix service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix instant, so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room. The great action movies on this list are sure to entertain you for hours!

This Netflix streaming list has tons of good action films to watch, almost as many as the regular DVD service offers. Action comedies, like Hot Fuzz and Tropic Thunder, and a bunch of the best superhero movies ever like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Captain America: Civil War are all available on Netflix streaming as are kung fu flicks like the Ip Man movies starring Donnie Yen. Featuring shooters, martial arts, and war epics, the list of the best action films streaming on Netflix has them all. 

What are the best Netflix Instant action movies? What is available on the Netflix streaming action selection? Are there new action films on Netflix Instant? This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best action movies that Netflix streaming has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Netflix Instant movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find great action movies on Netflix Instant.

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Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
skot.watson added Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
skot.watson added Ip Man 2 Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, Ip Man 2 was ...more

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XXX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
xXx Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve xXx, pronounced "Triple X", is a 2002 American action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, a thrill seeking extreme sports enthusiast, stuntman and ...more

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13 Assassins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki 13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Takashi Miike. The screenplay was written by Daisuke Tengan. The film is a remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white Japanese film ...more

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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami. It is the final film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the screenplay written by ...more

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Ip Man 3D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
MichaelChoi added Ip Man 3 Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson, Danny Chan Ip Man 3d is a 2013 action-drama film written by Edmond Wong.

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Super is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Super Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon Super is a 2010 American superhero dark comedy-drama film written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion. The film premiered at ...more

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Survivor Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson Survivor is an upcoming American spy thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by Philip Shelby. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan and Dylan McDermott. The film will be ...more

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Bad Ass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Bad Ass Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton Bad Ass is a 2012 American action film written and directed by Craig Moss, the film stars Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton, and Ron Perlman. It is loosely based on the viral AC Transit Bus fight ...more

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Seeking Justice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Seeking Justice Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce Seeking Justice is a 2011 action drama thriller film written by Robert Tannen and directed by Roger Donaldson.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy. It is the sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the ...more

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Captain America: Civil War Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car accident, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Drive Hard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Drive Hard John Cusack, Thomas Jane, Zoe Ventoura Drive Hard is a 2014 Australian action comedy film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and written by Chad Law, Evan Law, and Smith. A professional thief takes a former race car driver hostage and ...more

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Gallowwalkers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Gallowwalkers Wesley Snipes, Diamond Dallas Page, Tanit Phoenix Gallowwalkers is a 2012 American western horror film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix Patrick Bergin and Diamond Dallas ...more

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move ...more

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving 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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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Hot Fuzz Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had ...more

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The Gunman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
The Gunman Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem The Gunman is a 2015 American action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel and written by Don Macpherson, Pete Travis and Sean Penn, based on the novel The Prone Gunman, by Jean-Patrick ...more

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London Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
London Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett London Has Fallen is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John. It is a ...more

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Donnie Yen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend is an upcoming American-Chinese wuxia film directed by Yuen Woo-ping and written by John Fusco, based on the novel Crouching Tiger, Hidden ...more

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CZ12 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
CZ12 Jackie Chan, Oliver Platt, Shu Qi CZ12 or "Armour of God 3", also known as Chinese Zodiac, is a 2012 Hong Kong-Chinese action film co-produced, written, directed by, and starring Jackie Chan. The film is a ...more

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Spawn Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero film loosely based on the comic book of the same name, by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and co-written by Mark A.Z. ...more

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Europa Report is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Europa Report Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Anamaria Marinca Europa Report is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Sebastián Cordero, and starring Christian Camargo, Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Karolina Wydra, and Sharlto ...more

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Force of Execution is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Force of Execution Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames Force of Execution is a 2013 action crime film directed by Keoni Waxman, written by Richard Beattie and Michael Black, and starring Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames, and Danny Trejo. The movie marks ...more

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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Bruce Willis Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a 2014 American 3D neo-noir crime thriller film and follow-up to the 2005 film Sin City. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the script is written by ...more

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Turbo Kid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Turbo Kid Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

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Police Story 2013 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Police Story: Lockdown Jackie Chan, Yu Rongguang, Huang Bo Police Story 2013 is a 2013 Chinese-Hong Kong action crime thriller film directed and written by Ding Sheng, and starring Jackie Chan in another reboot of the Police Story film series. The film ...more

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Everly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Everly Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda

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The Assassin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
The Assassin Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun The Assassin is a 2015 wuxia film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien. When assassin Yinniang (Shu Qi) fails to kill her target, her master forces her to kill a powerful military

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Battle Royale II: Requiem is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Battle Royale II: Requiem Beat Kitano, Sonny Chiba, Aki Maeda Battle Royale II: Requiem, abbreviated as BRII, is a 2003 Japanese dystopian action-thriller film. It is a sequel to the 2000 film, Battle Royale, which in turn was based upon a controversial ...more

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Kickboxer: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Kickboxer: Vengeance Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista Kickboxer: Vengeance is a 2016 American martial arts film directed by John Stockwell. It is a reboot of the original series, and has a similar premise as the first film in the franchise. Kurt ...more

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Maximum Conviction is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Maximum Conviction Steven Seagal, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Michael Paré Maximum Conviction is a 2012 Action Adventure Thriller film written by Richard Beattie and and directed by Keoni Waxman.

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Kung Fu Yoga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Kung Fu Yoga Jackie Chan, Katrina Kaif, Riya Sen

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A big-screen adaptation of the 1965–1969 TV series The Wild Wild West, it stars Will Smith, ...more

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Tracers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Tracers Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Rafi Gavron Tracers is a 2014 action film written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott and directed by Daniel Benmayor.

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The Double is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
The Double Richard Gere, Stana Katic, Odette Annable The Double is a 2011 action, crime, drama film written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and directed by Michael Brandt.

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Skin Trade is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
beernbugs added Skin Trade Ron Perlman, Dolph Lundren, Michael Jai White Skin Trade is an upcoming Thai-Canadian action-thriller film directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham. It was written by Dolph Lundgren, Gabriel Dowrick, and Steven Elder; John Hyams performed uncredited ...more

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The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
The Bodyguard Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Zhu Yuchen The Bodyguard is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese action drama film directed by Sammo Hung. A retired bodyguard (Hung) jumps back into action when a young girl is kidnapped.

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Singham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Singham Sachin Khedekar, Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal Singham is a 2011 Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Ajay Devgan in the titular role alongside Kajal Aggarwal and Prakash Raj as the antagonist. It is a remake of the 2010 ...more

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The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell The Hateful Eight is an upcoming American western film directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, ...more

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Rocky Handsome is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Rocky Handsome John Abraham, Diya Chalwad, Shruti Haasan Rocky Handsome is a 2016 Indian action thriller film directed by Nishikant Kamat. A man (John Abraham) living a quiet life sets out to take vengeance against a drug mafia after they take away an ...more

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Kung Fu Killer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Kung Fu Killer Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Cheng Pei-pei Kung Fu Killer is a two-part 2008 Mini-series aired on Spike TV and re-uniting Daryl Hannah and David Carradine of Kill Bill fame. The film also includes a lot of eastern Kung Fu talent ...more

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Chappie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Chappie Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley Chappie is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp. The screenplay, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, is based on Blomkamp's 2004 short film Tetra Vaal. The film ...more

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Zombeavers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Zombeavers Bill Burr, Rex Linn, Brent Briscoe Zombeavers is a 2014 horror comedy film directed by Jordan Rubin.