Whenever you feel the need for speed -- or say, the need to see a gladiator fighting a tiger -- Netflix has got your back.

We rounded up the best action movies available to stream now, put them in a room and sat back while they duked it out with samurai swords, bows-and-arrows and baseball bats.

The surviving 29 films include Best Picture Winners "Braveheart" and "Gladiator," action classics with Steve McQueen and several terrific Asian martial-arts movies.