Action films

The best action movies on Netflix: ranked and rated

Explosions! Weapons! Helicopters! Even bigger explosions!

It’s not always the most polished movies, but for a night on the couch with a huge bag of popcorn, there’s often nothing better than a no-frills, pedal-to-the-metal action flick.

From Stallone and Schwarzenegger to Ryan Reynolds and The Rock, throughout movie history, we’ve always loved movie stars capable of pulling off high-octane action.

This summer, Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans will show off their action hero chops in netflix hit spy thriller The gray man.

To celebrate the movie’s release, we’ve ranked and rated the best Netflix Original action movies and also offered some advice on the best 80s movies, 90s and 2000s action films currently available in the UK on Netflix.

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10. Interceptor


This no-frills action-thriller stars Elsa Pataky (Fast and Furious) as an army captain who is forced to use her years of training and tactical expertise when a coordinated attack threatens a military station. interception of missiles under his command.

Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Bridge) co-stars.

9. Confidential Spenser

Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-cop better known for creating problems than solving them in this action-comedy.

After being released from prison, Spenser is forced to help a promising amateur fighter. He’s Hawk (Winston Duke), a brash, no-nonsense MMA fighter convinced he’ll be a tougher opponent than Spenser ever was.

When two of Spenser’s former colleagues are found murdered, he recruits Hawk to help investigate and bring the culprits to justice.

8. 6 Underground

Bring together Ryan Reynolds, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Dave Franco, Corey Hawkins, Melanie Laurent and Ben Hardy in one explosive action hero flick and you can expect something pretty epic.

The film is about six people from around the world, each of them the best at what they do, chosen not only for their skills, but also for their unique desire to erase their past to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose only mission in life is to ensure that, even if he and his colleagues will never remember their actions, their actions for sure will.

7. Kate

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Kate


Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Birds of Prey, Scott Pilgrim Vs the World) directs this assassin movie as the title character, a ruthless criminal with 24 hours to get revenge on the enemies who poisoned her.

Miku Martineau and Woody Harrelson co-star.

6. Red Notice

Dwayne Johnson! Ryan Reynolds! Gal Gadot! Explosions! Is further explanation needed?

The trio of Hollywood superstars play an FBI profiler, the world’s biggest art thief and the world’s most wanted art thief in a high-flying globetrotting adventure.

5. Army of the Dead

Dave Bautista in Army of the Dead


Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) leads the cast in Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated return (Watchmen, Man of Steel, 300) to the zombie movie genre.

Following a group of mercenaries in Las Vegas who take the ultimate gamble during a zombie outbreak, Army of the Dead is an ambitious, gory, zombie genre mash-up.

4. Triple Frontier

Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck in Triple Frontier


Throw Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund together in a heist, action, special forces adventure and you’re onto a good thing.

The guys play agents in a sparsely populated cross-border area of ​​South America, where a mission takes an unexpected turn, threatens to spiral out of control, and pushes their relationships to the limit.

3. The night comes for us

The Night Comes For Us on Netflix


It won’t be for everyone and it certainly shouldn’t be watched by the faint-hearted, but this Indonesian action-thriller is supremely stylish and bloodier than a slaughterhouse.

The film tells the story of Ito (played by Joe Taslim), a former triad enforcer, and his mission to protect a young girl while trying to escape her former gang, which sparks a violent battle in the Jakarta streets.

2. The Old Guard

Charlize Theron in The Old Guard


Winning over critics and fans – and with a sequel on the way – Charlize Theron leads the cast in this comic book adaptation about a team of immortal mercenaries.

Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka, the action sequences were described by critics as “impressive” and “dazzling”.

1 . Extraction

Chris Hemsworth in Extraction


Chris Hemsworth does his best Chris Hemsworth as he plays fearless mercenary Tyler Rake, who is on a mission to save the son of an international crime lord.

A swaggering action-packed thriller, Extraction is a breakneck speed adventure that was Netflix’s most-watched original film when it was released in 2020.

Classic action movies from the 80s, 90s and 00s to watch on Netflix UK

  • Breaking point
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Kill Bill Volume 1
  • Heat
  • blue thunder
  • John Wick Chapter 2
  • Jack Reach
  • patriot games
  • Rock N Rolla
  • The Expendables
  • 21 bridges
  • Ava
  • the gentleman
  • zero dark thirty
  • Peak hour

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