50 Best Action Movies on Netflix

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Last updated: 2019-07-20

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

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   87/100

Genre:   Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2019-06-28

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales gets a crash course in web-slinging from his alternate-dimension counterparts.

Actor(s):   Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, John Mulaney, Kathryn Hahn, Kimiko Glenn, Lauren Velez, Liev Schreiber, Lily Tomlin, Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Shameik Moore

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Black Panther


Black Panther 2018
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2018-09-04

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ryan Coogler

T'Challa, the superpowered new leader of the hidden, highly advanced African nation of Wakanda, strives to protect his home from enemies old and new.

Actor(s):   Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, David S. Lee, Florence Kasumba, Forest Whitaker, John Kani, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Stan Lee, Sterling K. Brown, Winston Duke

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Avengers: Infinity War


Avengers: Infinity War 2018
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   68/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2018-12-25

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Superheroes amass to stop intergalactic sociopath Thanos from acquiring a full set of Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe.

Actor(s):   Anthony Mackie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana

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Hell or High Water


Hell or High Water 2016
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Western

Available From:   2016-11-18

Year:   2016

Director(s):   David Mackenzie

In a desperate bid to save their family ranch, two brothers stage a series of clever bank robberies with a pair of Texas Rangers in hot pursuit.

Actor(s):   Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Dale Dickey, Gil Birmingham, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Rankin, Marin Ireland, William Sterchi

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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi


Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi 2017
IMDb:   7.3/10

Metacritic:   85/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2018-06-26

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Rian Johnson

As the remnants of the Resistance flee Kylo Ren and the First Order, Rey seeks out Luke Skywalker but he wants nothing more to do with the Force.

Actor(s):   Adam Driver, Adrian Edmondson, Amanda Lawrence, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Benicio Del Toro, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Frank Oz, Gwendoline Christie, Jimmy Vee, John Boyega, Joonas Suotamo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Justin Theroux, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Hamill, Matthew Sharp, Noah Segan, Oscar Isaac, Paul Kasey, Tim Rose, Warwick Davis

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Ant-Man and the Wasp


Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018
IMDb:   7.1/10

Metacritic:   70/100

Genre:   Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2019-01-29

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Peyton Reed

Problems big and small pop up when Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, gets drafted by Dr. Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp, for an urgent rescue mission.

Actor(s):   Abby Ryder Fortson, Bobby Cannavale, David Dastmalchian, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Randall Park, T.I., Walton Goggins

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Thor: Ragnarok


Thor: Ragnarok 2017
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   74/100

Genre:   Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Available From:   2018-06-05

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Taika Waititi

To save Asgard from a bloodthirsty goddess of death, the mighty Thor will have to battle his way to freedom and find a way back home.

Actor(s):   Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Clancy Brown, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Luke Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel House, Ray Stevenson, Sam Neill, Tadanobu Asano, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Zachary Levi

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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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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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Solo: A Star Wars Story


Solo: A Star Wars Story 2018
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   62/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2019-01-09

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ron Howard

A young Han Solo tries to settle an old score with the help of his new buddy Chewbacca, a crew of space smugglers and a cunning old friend.

Actor(s):   Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson

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