50 Best Action Movies on Netflix New Zealand

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Last updated: 2019-07-23

Looking for a some adrenaline rush? Among all the films Netflix has to offer, their line-up of action movies is impressively robust. Featuring shoot-'em-ups, superhero epics, and nightmare dystopian thrillers, there's something for every kind of action fan. Here are the 50 best action movies on Netflix New Zealand right now. Hope you can sleep after all that excitement.

Dunkirk


Dunkirk 2017
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Action, War

Available From:   2018-06-14

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

In May 1940, soldiers and civilians struggle by land, sea and air to evacuate the British army and their allies, Europe's last hope, from Dunkirk.

Actor(s):   Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy

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Mad Max: Fury Road


Mad Max: Fury Road 2015
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2016-04-05

Year:   2015

Director(s):   George Miller

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Max helps a rebellious woman and a band of female prisoners flee from tyranny, fend off threats and seek their homeland.

Actor(s):   Abbey Lee, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy, Zoe Kravitz

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Wonder Woman


Wonder Woman 2017
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Action, Fantasy

Available From:   2018-03-20

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Patty Jenkins

A warrior princess leaves the relative safety of her sheltered island home in hopes of putting an end to a devastating war in the outside world.

Actor(s):   Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Gal Gadot, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Lucy Davis, Robin Wright, Said Taghmaoui

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Okja


Okja 2017
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2017-06-28

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Joon-ho Bong

A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

Actor(s):   An Seo Hyun, Byun Heebong, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Steven Yeun, Tilda Swinton, Woo Shik Choi, Yoon Je Moon

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John Wick: Chapter Two


John Wick: Chapter Two 2017
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2018-02-16

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Chad Stahelski

Forced to honor a debt from his past life, John Wick assassinates a target he has no wish to kill, then faces betrayal at the hands of his sponsor.

Actor(s):   Bridget Moynahan, Claudia Gerini, Common, Franco Nero, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Keanu Reeves, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Stormare, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Thomas Sadoski, Tobias Segal

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The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight 2008
IMDb:   9/10

Metacritic:   84/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

As Batman, Lt. Gordon and the district attorney continue to dismantle Gotham's criminal underground, a new villain threatens to undo their good work.

Actor(s):   Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Morgan Freeman

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Francis Lawrence

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Actor(s):   Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Jack Quaid, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Stanley Tucci, Taylor St. Clair, Woody Harrelson

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The World’s End


The World's End 2013
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   81/100

Genre:   Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-05-04

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Edgar Wright

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Actor(s):   Jasper Levine, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess

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The Night Comes for Us


The Night Comes for Us 2018
IMDb:   7.1/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Action, Thriller

Available From:   2018-10-19

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Timo Tjahjanto

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

Actor(s):   Abimana Aryasatya, Asha Kenyeri Bermudez, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Dimas Anggara, Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle, Salvita Decorte, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee

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John Wick


John Wick 2014
IMDb:   7.3/10

Metacritic:   68/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2015-10-20

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

When a gangster's son steals his car and kills his dog, fearless ex-hit man John Wick takes on the entire mob to get his revenge.

Actor(s):   Alfie Allen, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, Jason Isaacs, Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Omer Barnea, Willem Dafoe

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