The 10 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now
With more than 150 million customers across the world, Netflix keeps growing by making sure it offers something for everyone. In addition to a varied selection of horror, sci-fi, documentaries, and dramas, the service also curates a solid library of action films. If you’re in the mood for some kinetic thrills, check out 10 of the best action movies you can stream right now.
1. Extraction (2020)
Chris Hemsworth stars in this Netflix original about a mercenary combing Bangladesh for the kidnapped son of a drug dealer. Joe Russo (co-director of numerous Marvel films, including 2019's Avengers: Endgame) wrote the script.
2. Triple Frontier (2019)
A tight-knit squad of ex-military operatives decide to round up their own pension plan and steal the cash of a drug lord hiding out in South America. The heist puts the soldiers (Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, and Oscar Issac among them) into convoluted territory, both literally and morally.
3. The Debt Collector (2018)
With screen senseis Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal in the twilight of their careers, the martial arts leading man is on the wane. One of the few to keep the genre alive is Scott Adkins. Here, he's a martial arts instructor forced to take up duties as a bill collector for organized crime. The plot, however, is irrelevant: Watch it for Adkins and his go-for-broke fight scenes.
4. The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Fans of The Raid series will find a similar approach in this hyperactive Indonesian action film about an assassin who has to navigate a small army of Triad killers in order to protect a young girl. The violence approaches horror movie letters of splatter, but if that’s to your taste, you’ll have a satisfying evening.
5. Den of Thieves (2018)
Gerard Butler is a cop in Los Angeles who leads his squad against a violent gang of bank robbers looking to cash out at the Federal Reserve in this gritty thriller that pumps out ammo and surprises in equal measure.
6. Wheelman (2017)
Frank Grillo stars in this claustrophobic action-thriller about a getaway driver who leaves the dirty work to the criminals who retain his services. When things go awry during a bank heist and a mysterious caller begins ordering him to reroute the money, Grillo is left to navigate the streets—and an increasingly dangerous double-cross—by himself.
7. Ip Man (2008)
Donnie Yen shows off both his acting chops and his martial arts prowess in this fictionalized study of Ip Man, Bruce Lee's instructor. When a Japanese general terrorizes a Chinese community, Yen springs into action.
8. The Outpost (2020)
Isolated on an American military base in Afghanistan, troops must fend off an attack by Taliban forces while vastly outnumbered. Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and Orlando Bloom star in this riveting war drama based on a true story.
9. The Foreigner (2017)
Jackie Chan gives an atypically subdued performance as a man who tracks his daughter's killers to Ireland, where a British government official (Pierce Brosnan) bears the brunt of his wrath.
10. Casino Royale (2006)
Few Bonds have done it better than Daniel Craig. While the actor is poised to wrap up his tenure in 2021's No Time to Die, his first mission is available. Having just earned his 007 designation, Bond must stop villainous Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) from raising funds for terrorists at a high stakes poker game.