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The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix

Updated July 13, 2020 2.5k votes 6.2k voters 1.1m views36 items

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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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    Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Ip Man

    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam

    Released2008

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life... more on Wikipedia

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    Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Ip Man 2

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung

    Released2010

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

    Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird.... more on Wikipedia

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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more on Wikipedia
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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more on Wikipedia

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    Ip Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Ip Man 3

    Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson

    Released2015

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man 3d is a 2013 action-drama film written by Edmond Wong.
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang... more on Wikipedia

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    Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Snowpiercer

    Chris Evans, John Hurt

    Released2013

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Snowpiercer is a 2013 South Korean-Czech dystopian science-fiction action film based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Bright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Bright

    Will Smith, Joel Edgerton

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    The Hateful Eight

    Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell

    Released2015

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. In a Wyoming... more on Wikipedia

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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the... more on Wikipedia

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    Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Survivor

    Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan

    Released2015

    Directed byJames McTeigue

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    Erased is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Erased

    Olga Kurylenko, Aaron Eckhart

    Released2012

    Directed byPhilipp Stölzl

    Erased, also known as The Expatriate outside of the US, is a 2012 thriller film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Ninja Assassin

    Naomie Harris, Rain

    Released2009

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    Ninja Assassin is a 2009 American-German martial arts film directed by James McTeigue. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Killer Elite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Killer Elite

    Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski

    Released2011

    Directed byGary McKendry

    Killer Elite is a 2011 British-Australian action thriller film starring Jason Statham, Clive... more on Wikipedia
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    Kickboxer: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Kickboxer: Vengeance

    Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

    Kickboxer: Vengeance is a 2016 American martial arts film directed by John Stockwell. It is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Skin Trade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Skin Trade

    Ron Perlman, Dolph Lundren

    Released2015

    Directed byEkachai Uekrongtham

    Skin Trade is an upcoming Thai-Canadian action-thriller film directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham.... more on Wikipedia
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    John Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    John Carter

    Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston

    Released2012

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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    The Main Event is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    The Main Event

    Adam Pally, Lisa Durupt

    Released2020

    Directed byJay Karas

    The Main Event is a 2020 Mexican American action film directed by Jay Karas. An aspiring... more on Wikipedia
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix

    Released2016

    Directed byYuen Woo-ping

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a 2016 American-Chinese martial arts film... more on Wikipedia

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    Rim of the World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Rim of the World

    Jack Gore, Miya Cech

    Released2019

    Directed byMcG

    Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four... more on Wikipedia

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    The Saint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    The Saint

    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1997

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    The Saint is a 1997 espionage thriller film, starring Val Kilmer in the title role, with... more on Wikipedia
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    Polar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

    Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos.... more on Wikipedia

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    Chappie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Chappie

    Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2015

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

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    Extraction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix
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    Extraction

    Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour

    Released2020

    Directed bySam Hargrave

    Extraction (a.k.a. Out of the Fire) is a 2020 American action thriller film directed by Sam... more on Wikipedia

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