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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 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 on Netflix Instant
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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Ip Man 3D is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Bad Ass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Tracers is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Die Another Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan
This film is the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth and last film to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film follows Bond as he leads a ...more

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Polar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Bright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Spectral is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer
Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi thriller centers on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Close Range is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Close Range Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Caitlin Keats

An ex-soldier saves his kidnapped niece and finds himself in a relentless fight with a crooked sheriff and a drug cartel hell-bent on revenge.

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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 TÂ’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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Killer Elite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
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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The Double is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Richard Gere, Stana Katic, Odette Annable
The Double is a 2011 action-drama film written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and directed by Michael Brandt.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant
Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum
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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Kickboxer: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 25 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