If you love Netflix as much as we do, then you will understand just how fun it is to “Netflix and chill”! For lovers of action movies, we have compiled a lost of the top 20 action movies on Netflix to make it easier for you the next time you want to kick back and relax! Let’s count them down…
20) 13 Assasins (2010).
Fans of old-school samurai movies will love 13 Assassins! The film is loosely based on actual events and features the most amazing and long-winded Japanese sword fights in any movie you are likely to see. It would be hard to argue that 13 Assassins isn’t a terrific samurai film and that it’s easily one of the better ones made within the previous five decades. 13 Assassins’ is a stunning and exhilarating movie for everybody who loves epic battles and beautiful storytelling. A distinctive point is the last battle sequence where the thirteen assassins finally confront their nemesis. The acting in 13 ASSASSINS is outstanding too.
19) Sin City (2005)
If you love Frank Miller’s comic book series by the same name, then you will love this movie! It stars Bruce Willis playing the role of a detective, and there are loads of cannibals, blood, and gore: sign us up! Of course, if you are on the squeamish side, then you would probably want to give this one a miss!
18) Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Arguably the best Captain America movie, a theme of espionage reigns supreme in Civil War. The Avengers try their best to make do with the resources at hand but ultimately look to their leaders, Tony Stark and Cap.
Matt Damon shines in his role as Jason Bourne, ex CIA, the main character in this movie. Bourne looks for forgiveness from the people he has killed and tried to figure out the truth behind Operation Treadstone. While the plot line is not exactly original, Damon’s daredevil stunts draw us in as he seeks to find his true identity and why he is involved in the secret assassin program. All the Bourne films are released in America during the summertime, and so was this one. This movie was lots of fun. I liked the car chase scenes. The ending makes we wonder if there will be another.
16) V for Vendetta (2005).
This film is based on Alan Moore’s brilliant comic book where, in an apocalyptical future, the masked V, begins an uprising against the British rule. He only has one ally; the beautiful, yet shy Evy who is played by Natalie Portman. This is an excellent movie for those who are lovers of fantasy as well as action movies! The movie is a cipher. It is a purposefully uncomfortable film, one that is going to influence different individuals differently based on what you bring in with you.
15) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
There are those that argue that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is even better than the first one, but we will allow you to be the judge! The sequel, just like the first movie, is full of hilarious wisecracks from the main characters as they explore the origins of Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt), along with his father (Kurt Russell) who are a living planet. The movie finishes off with a somewhat humanizing of the characters that we have come to love in a style that is emotional and incredibly funny at the same time! You will also, no doubt, get lost in the spectacular audio-visual effects of the movie.
14) Wanted (2008).
An insane, fast-paced movie that gives us a peek into the lives of professional killers Wanted stars Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman and will have you hanging onto the edge of your seat! This is your classic thrill-seeking action movie that is jam-packed with adrenaline from start to finish!
13) Men In Black (1997).
If you’re looking for an action movie that is funny, gripping and spectacularly cool, then this is your film! Will Smith, and Tommy Lee Jones do create an on-screen ambiance that is out of this world! You will not be disappointed by Men In Black, the talk of late nineties movie scene!
The gladiatorial combat in Rome is among the most captivating scenes in the film. It does have some minor flaws like the length and a couple of underdeveloped or forgotten characters, but the total imagery and theme of Gladiator is what makes it so profitable. The battles which were fought were not just to get power for a single man, but for many men and women who went to watch these battles, they were seen as a kind of entertainment. The best moment is when the Emperor does not kill Maximus on account of the crowd’s roaring cheers of approval for him. The movie is a gruesome and brutal film with an abundance of scheming and plotting. Although the film is ridiculously enjoyable, and it has held up pretty well since its release in 2000, often it provides entertainment at the cost of fact. It was quite a gruesome and brutal film with a lot of blood to allow it to be more than only a typical action movie.
11) Rogue One (2016)
This Star Wars movie is a must-see for all fans! It focuses on the resistance and explores, as always, the battle against the Dark Side. It stars Felicity Jones playing Jyn Erso.
10) The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001).
Unfortunately, Netflix only has the very first movie in the oh-so-popular Lord Of The Rings series of films, so if you wanted to binge watch the whole movie series, you are in for a great disappointment: sorry! However, The Fellowship Of The Ring is nothing to be sneezed at and is considered a movie masterpiece based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book: the spectacular story through Middle Earth. In this movie, we begin with finding the one Ring. This is a potent weapon and is in the hands of evil and has to be destroyed by a wizard, hobbits, and warriors. If you are one of the few people on earth who hasn’t yet seen this movie, you should watch it!
9) Battle Royale (2000)
Picture this: Japan in a totalitarian society where teenagers are battling against each other. They carry cool weapons such as explosive collars and the battle rages throughout the world. How will each student cope with stress?
8) Hot Fuzz (2007).
This is the second movie in the brilliant “Cornetto Trilogy” by Edgar Wright. It tells of how Nicholas Angel, a lone ranger super cop binges on ice cream with his new partner when he gets reassigned to a safer town while chasing an annoying swan. As the bodies pile up, watch out for the parodies, clichés, and contrasts to The World’s End and Shaun of The Dead which makes for hilarious viewing!
7) April And The Extraordinary World (2015).
Set in France in 1941, the main character is April and her cute, animated talking cat, Darwin. This is somewhat of an alternate take on history, showing us an interesting “what-if” scenario. There is never a dull moment and April, And The Extraordinary World promises to have your eyes glued to the screen throughout the movie!
6) Bad Boys (1995).
Bad Boys features some of Will Smith’s most exceptional acting. In this movie, he pairs up with Martin Lawrence, and they whizz around Miami investigating corrupt police officers and conducting exciting drug busts with guns blazing. True to form, because the movie stars Will Smith, it has an amazing element of hilarity. This one is not to be missed if you haven’t seen it already! So cool.
5) Oldboy (2003).
Oldboy is a clever adaptation of Japanese manga and is directed by Korean-born Park Chan-wook. The film tells the raw tale of a confused man, Oh Dae-Su, who is in prison for 15 years and is now searching for answers. Although there is not any sophisticated sword fighting or martial arts fighting, the movie is full of gruesome brutality (notably the intense hallway fight scene) that will stay with you for a long time.
Hands down one of the most iconic movies of the 90’s thanks to Michael Bay, Armageddon brings us some of the greatest actors of the decade and, while it does contain ridiculous errors in the third act, it is a must-see! If you’ve seen it already in the nineties, well, it is definitely worth a second watch for nostalgia’s sake!
3) Batman (1989).
Aaah, who doesn’t love Batman? If you read Batman comics as a child (or an adult!), you will agree that the movie version of Batman is true to character and that Michael Keaton (who plays Batman) certainly did a fantastic job of our superhero! Love it.
2) Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 (2003-04).
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 is an experience in itself! A professional assassin (played by Uma Thurman) is betrayed by her previous colleagues, is left to die and ultimately slips into a coma. She eventually wakes up, only to swear an oath of vengeance on those who betrayed her. When watching the film, see if you can recognize the fake blood, exaggerated music with just too much tongue-in-cheek to be real! The Bride’s confrontation with Green is among the high points of the movie. Revenge in the film is quite cinematic. Another good part is the Black Mambas scene where we see first hand how fast those snakes are. Kung Fu movies are a little bit ridiculous occasionally, and this is too. Kill Bill isn’t realistic, but it isn’t intended to be realistic! You will like this move.
This Oscar-nominated film is one of the classic Eighties action movies starring none other than Mel Gibson. Although we are witness to some questionable hairstyles and fashion choices, the sound effects are superb for its time, and the acting is world-class. Lethal Weapon is your quintessential buddy cop movie featuring partners that are comically mismatched. One is old for his age, and the other is depressed to the point of suicide. The movie is a huge ride and I’d love to trust it is not solely on account of the fact that it is a nostalgia piece. One of the crucial parts of the films’ progressions is the debut of an actual love interest for Riggs. The mixture of Danny Glover and Mel Gibson was possible some of the best castings of all moment. Even by today’s standards, it is an excellent action movie for all fans.