50 Best IMDb Rated Action Movies on Netflix UK

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Last updated: 2019-07-17

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003
IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2003

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Actor(s):   Ali Astin, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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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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Gladiator


Gladiator 2000
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   67/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2000

Director(s):   Ridley Scott

Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, a Roman general instead finds himself condemned to die by the late ruler's power-hungry son.

Actor(s):   Connie Nielsen, David Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Joaquin Phoenix, John Shrapnel, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Russell Crowe, Tomas Arana

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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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Kill Bill: Vol. 1


Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2003

Director(s):   Quentin Tarantino

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Actor(s):   Chia-Hui Liu, Chiaki Kuriyama, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Julie Dreyfus, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Shinichi Chiba, Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox

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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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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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Kill Bill: Vol. 2


Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   83/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2004

Director(s):   Quentin Tarantino

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Actor(s):   Ambrosia Kelley, Chia-Hui Liu, Claire Smithies, Clark Middleton, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Helen Kim, James Parks, Michael Madsen, Michael Parks, Perla Haney-Jardine, Uma Thurman

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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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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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