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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Wilson Yip

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man and a sequel to Ip Man (2008). Continuing after the events ...more

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MichaelChoi added Ip Man 3 Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson, Danny Chan

Released: 2015

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Ip Man 3d is a 2013 action-drama film written by Edmond Wong.
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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

Released: 2013

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

Snowpiercer is a 2013 South Korean-Czech dystopian science-fiction action film based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. A new ...more

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

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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The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2015

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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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Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson

Released: 2015

Directed by: James McTeigue

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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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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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Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

Released: 2009

Directed by: James McTeigue

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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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

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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Bright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

Released: 2017

Directed by: David Ayer

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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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum

Released: 2016

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a 2016 American-Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Dulu. A story of lost ...more

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John Carter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

Released: 2012

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction fantasy film directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on A Princess of Mars, the first book in the Barsoom ...more

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Bushwick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Bushwick Diego Kelman Ajuz, Tina Alexis Allen, Edgar Caraballo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Luis Landivar

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Polar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

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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Erased is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Olga Kurylenko, Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato

Released: 2012

Directed by: Philipp Stölzl

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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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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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Kill the Irishman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Linda Cardellini

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh

This film is a 2011 biographical thriller film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer. It was in development hell for ...more
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Killer Elite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Killer Elite Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Jason Statham

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gary McKendry

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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Released: 2015

Directed by: Ekachai Uekrongtham

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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Rim of the World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Released: 2019

Directed by: McG

Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic ...more

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more

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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

Released: 1997

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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