Netflix The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix  

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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, 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 action movies? What is available on the Netflix streaming action selection? Are there new action films on Netflix? 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 movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find great action movies on Netflix.

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skot.watson added 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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Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
skot.watson added 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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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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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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 collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more
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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction, drama, action film directed by Bong Joon-ho.
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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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 film follows two police officers attempting ...more
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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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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The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. In a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) find shelter in a ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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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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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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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more
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Polar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick
Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young
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Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon
Ninja Assassin is a 2009 American-German martial arts film directed by James McTeigue. The story was written by Matthew Sand, with a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski. The film stars South ...more
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Erased is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Olga Kurylenko, Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato
Erased, also known as The Expatriate outside of the US, is a 2012 thriller film directed by Philipp Stölzl, starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko. The story centers on Ben Logan an ...more
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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more
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Bright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an alternate present where humans and fantasy creatures have co-existed since the beginning of time, human ...more
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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more
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Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke
This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more
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Kickboxer: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert
Kickboxer: Retaliation is a 2018 American martial arts film directed by Dimitri Logothetis, and the sequel to the 2016 film. Lured back to Thailand to defend his title, Kurt Sloan (Alain Moussi) ...more
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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore
The Saint is a 1997 espionage thriller film, starring Val Kilmer in the title role, with Elisabeth Shue and Rade Šerbedžija, directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Jonathan Hensleigh and ...more
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The Hollow Point is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins, Ian McShane
The Hollow Point is a 2016 American Western film directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego and written by Nils Lyew. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Jim ...more
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Killer Elite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Jason Statham
Killer Elite is a 2011 British-Australian action thriller film starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Feather Men by Sir Ranulph Fiennes ...more
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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino
Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more
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The Last Heist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
The Last Heist Torrance Coombs, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Nick Principe