50 Best Action Movies on Netflix UK

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

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 UK right now. Hope you can sleep after all that excitement.

Baby Driver


Baby Driver 2017
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Action, Crime

Available From:   2018-10-01

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Edgar Wright

Smooth-faced getaway driver Baby is a music junkie in deep with a bad dude. He's got just one job left, but it's all about to go sideways.

Actor(s):   Ansel Elgort, Eiza Gonzalez, Flea, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lanny Joon, Lily James, Sky Ferreira

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The Revenant


The Revenant 2015
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Action, Drama, Western

Available From:   2016-09-03

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In the 1820s, a fur trapper struggles for survival to exact retribution against a ruthless mercenary who left him to die along the Missouri River.

Actor(s):   Arthur Redcloud, Christopher Rosamond, Domhnall Gleeson, Duane Howard, Fabrice Adde, Forrest Goodluck, Joshua Burge, Kristoffer Joner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, Melaw Nakehk'o, Paul Anderson, Robert Moloney, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   67/100

Genre:   Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2017-12-06

Year:   2017

Director(s):   James Gunn

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Actor(s):   Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Chris Sullivan, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Debicki, Karen Gillan, Kurt Russell, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana

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X-Men: Days of Future Past


X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Bryan Singer

This superhero sequel tracks Wolverine's journey back in time in an effort to alter history and prevent the annihilation of both humans and mutants.

Actor(s):   Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore

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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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Inception


Inception 2010
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   74/100

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2010

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

In this mind-bending sci-fi thriller, a man runs an espionage business built around entering the subconscious of his targets to mold their thoughts.

Actor(s):   Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Pete Postlethwaite, Tom Berenger, Tom Hardy

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Spider-Man: Homecoming


Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2018-10-01

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Jon Watts

Peter Parker returns to routine life as a high schooler until the Vulture's arrival gives him the chance to prove himself as a web-slinging superhero.

Actor(s):   Abraham Attah, Angourie Rice, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Glover, Garcelle Beauvais, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hannibal Buress, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Kenneth Choi, Laura Harrier, Logan Marshall-Green, Marisa Tomei, Martin Starr, Michael Chernus, Michael Keaton, Michael Mando, Robert Downey Jr., Selenis Leyva, Tom Holland, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Zendaya

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-05-02

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Matt Reeves

A decade after their escape, Caesar and his fellow super-intelligent apes strike a tenuous peace with human survivors of the simian virus.

Actor(s):   Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell

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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 Wandering Earth


The Wandering Earth 2019
IMDb:   7.3/10

Metacritic:   62/100

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2019-04-30

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Frant Gwo

A looming collision with Jupiter threatens Earth as humans search for a new star. The planet's fate now lies in the hands of a few unexpected heroes.

Actor(s):   Arkady Sharogradsky, Chuxiao Qu, Guangjie Li, Hongchen Li, Huan Zhang, Jing Wu, Jinmai Zhao, Lei Jiayin, Li Guangjie, Man-Tat Ng, Mike Kai Sui, Ng Man-Tat, Qu Jingjing, Yang Haoyu, Yi Yang, Yichi Zhang, Zhigang Jiang

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