50 Best IMDb Rated 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 IMDb rated action movies on Netflix New Zealand right now. Hope you can sleep after all that excitement.

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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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion


Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017
IMDb:   8.7/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Action, Fantasy

Available From:   2017-08-07

Year:   2017

Director(s):   S.S. Rajamouli

When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Actor(s):   Anushka Shetty, Nassar, Prabhas, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, Subbaraju, Tamannaah Bhatia

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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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Ip Man


Ip Man 2008
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   59/100

Genre:   Action, Biography

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Wilson Yip

An occupying Japanese general challenges Chinese men to duels to prove the superiority of the Japanese, but Ip Man refuses to fight at first.

Actor(s):   Chen Zhi Hui, Donnie Yen, Gordon Lam, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ka Tung Lam, Lynn Hung, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Xing Yu, You-Nam Wong

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Baahubali: The Beginning


Baahubali: The Beginning 2015
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Action, Fantasy

Available From:   2017-08-07

Year:   2015

Director(s):   S.S. Rajamouli

Villagers in the kingdom of Mahismati rescue a baby who is destined to embark on a heroic quest in this Hindi version of S.S. Rajamouli's epic.

Actor(s):   Anushka Shetty, Nassar, Prabhas, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, Sudeep, Tamannaah Bhatia

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Waar


Waar 2013
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Action, Thriller

Available From:   2017-07-01

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Bilal Lashari

When Pakistani authorities learn of a looming terrorist strike, they ask a retired intelligence officer to counter the attack before it's too late.

Actor(s):   Ali Azmat, Ayesha Khan, Hamza Abbasi, Kamran Lashari, Meesha Shafi, Shaan Shahid, Shamoon Abbasi

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Infernal Affairs


Infernal Affairs 2002
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2002

Director(s):   Alan Mak, Wai-Keung Lau

A veteran cop goes undercover to expose a detective who leaks information to the criminal underworld, but the mole doesn't know who's tracking him.

Actor(s):   Andy Lau, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Edison Chen, Eric Tsang, Kelly Chen, Sammi Cheng, Shawn Yue, Tony Leung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

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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 Bourne Ultimatum


The Bourne Ultimatum 2007
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   85/100

Genre:   Action, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2007

Director(s):   Paul Greengrass

In this third Jason Bourne film, the trained assassin travels the globe on a quest to reconstruct his past and thus clear the way for his future.

Actor(s):   Albert Finney, Corey Johnson, David Strathairn, Edgar Ramirez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, Matt Damon, Paddy Considine, Scott Glenn, Tom Gallop

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Cloud Atlas


Cloud Atlas 2012
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   55/100

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2012

Director(s):   Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer

In this star-studded drama, six seemingly disparate stories explore the complicated links that humanity shares through the generations.

Actor(s):   Ben Whishaw, Doona Bae, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, James D'Arcy, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Keith David, Tom Hanks, Xun Zhou

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