18 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now
Craving some action? Netflix has you covered. From Marvel's “Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther," to the ultra-violent "The Night Comes For Us,” and “The Dark Knight,” here are the movies to satisfy all your kick-punching needs.
'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)
Just as Steven Spielberg changed summer blockbusters forever with "Jaws," he (and George Lucas) brilliantly reinvented the action film with Indiana Jones. Hats off, especially to Indy himself, Harrison Ford. It's one brilliant action scene after another.
'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (2000)
Ang Lee's Oscar-winning film is a sweeping romantic epic with some truly breathtaking action scenes. Always worthy of a rewatch.
'The Dark Knight' (2008)
"Batman Begins" was a solid return to form for the Batman franchise, but director Christopher Nolan really blew the doors off with this stellar sequel.
'Batman Begins' (2005)
We'll never get tired of Christopher Nolan's first Batman film, or of Christian Bale, who was born to be the Dark Knight.
'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017)
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) proves, once again, that he's the God of Thunder in this fantastic sequel that combines epic gladiatorial face-offs with an end-of-the-world showdown. And introduces badass warriors Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Hela (Cate Blanchett).
'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018)
It's all been leading to this, an epic battle involving every Avenger ever (and all of Wakanda) trying to defeat Thanos.
'Hot Fuzz' (2007)
The action cliches fly fast and furious in this lark that reteams "Shaun of the Dead" stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. In this underrated gem, Pegg is a big-city cop who discovers a sinister conspiracy in Frost's small town. Only by watching "Bad Boys II" can they save the day!
'The Night Comes For Us' (2018)
One the bloodiest, most non-stop action films you'll ever see. If you ever wanted to see multiple human targets taken out with bones from a butcher shop, this movie from the guys behind "The Raid's" action set pieces is for you.
'Ip Man' (2008)
This film (loosely based on the life of the legendary martial arts grandmaster) Donnie Yen showed action fans everywhere what a tremendous force he can be. In addition to be a stirring historical drama set against the backdrop of the 1937 Japanese invasion of China, "Ip Man" boasts some truly incredible fight sequences. This may be the only film where you actually believe the hero can really take on ten opponents at once.
'V for Vendetta' (2005)
Activists (and hacktivists) everywhere continue to be inspired by this tale of a seemingly unstoppable masked vigilante who defies an oppressive regime. Based on DC/Vertigo graphic novel by Alan Moore.
'Inglourious Basterds' (2009)
Brad Pitt and his squad of soldiers go hunting "Nat-zees" in Quentin Tarantino's revisionist (and wildly entertaining) World War II drama. As Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz, Eli Roth swings a mean bat that puts the fear in those Hitler-loving bad guys.
Road House (1989)
Ph.D.-educated bouncer Patick Swayze opens up a can of whoop-ass on the local bad guys in this cult classic. BTW: The sweatpants he wore in this scene sold for more than $5000 in a 2017 auction.
'The Last Jedi' (2017)
The Force seems to be polarizing among certain fans; some say the movie is too long and too talky, others say it's just right. Either way, Rian Johnson's first Star Wars movie gives fans things they've never seen before in the franchise, like that a-mah-zing kamikaze attack run sequence where the sound drops out.
'The Crow' (1994)
While Hollywood keeps trying to reboot this Gothic avenger, we're just gonna keep watching Brandon Lee as the perfect Eric Draven.
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' (2018)
The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) joins the action in this fun sequel, which features a terrific kitchen fight scene. And Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) supersizing never gets old.
The have-nots (led by Chris Evans) try to take over the train that holds all that's left of humanity in this gritty sci-fi action film from director Bong Joon-ho. The axe-fighting scene is a standout.
'National Treasure' (2004)
Nic Cage is stealing the Declaration of Independence. 'Nuff said.
'Triple Frontier' (2018)
Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam are ex Special Forces members who decide to pull of a heist in South America. All, naturally, does not go according to plan.