50 Best Action Movies on Netflix UK

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Last updated: 2019-05-19

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.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2017-07-18

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Gareth Edwards

A former thief leads an eccentric band, including a blind monk and an enemy robot, on a mission to steal plans for a powerful imperial space station.

Actor(s):   Aidan Cook, Alan Tudyk, Alistair Petrie, Andi Gutierrez, Andy de la Tour, Angus MacInnes, Angus Wright, Anthony Carboni, Anthony Daniels, Ariyon Bakare, Babou Ceesay, Ben Daniels, Ben Mendelsohn, Bronson Webb, Daniel Mays, Daniel Naprous, David W. Collins, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Drewe Henley, Duncan Pow, Eric MacLennan, Fares Fares, Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Genevieve O'Reilly, Geoff Bell, Geraldine James, Guy Henry, Ian McElhinney, Jack Roth, James Earl Jones, Jiang Wen, Jimmy Smits, Jonathan Aris, Jordan Stephens, Mads Mikkelsen, Matt Rippy, Michael Gould, Michael Nardone, Michael Shaeffer, Michael Smiley, Nick Hobbs, Nick Kellington, Paul Kasey, Peter Townley, Richard Cunningham, Richard Franklin, Richard Glover, Riz Ahmed, Robin Pearce, Rufus Wright, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Simon Farnaby, Spencer Wilding, Stephen Stanton, Tony Pitts, Valene Kane, Warwick Davis, Weston Gavin

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The Revenant


The Revenant 2015

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

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

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

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

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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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

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 Wandering Earth


The Wandering Earth 2019

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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The World’s End


The World's End 2013

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

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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