20 of the best action movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Because sometimes all you want is to watch things go BOOM.
Instead of hoping one of your favourite action movies might be on TV today, why not go through the very best action movies that Netflix has to offer (at the time of writing), and either rewatch a favourite, or get to know a new one that you could be adding to your heavy rotation watch-list!
Two hip detectives (Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) protect a witness (Tea Leoni) to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.
The Bourne Ultimatum
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official (David Strathairn) and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy are also available on Netflix.)
A police officer (Sylvester Stallone) is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis (Wesley Snipes) who is loose in a non-violent future society.
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop (Karl Urban) teams with a trainee (Olivia Thirlby) to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
A man (Denzel Washington) who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him cannot stand idly by when he meets a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters.
Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he's enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.
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Fast & Furious 7
Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family and friends following the events of Fast & Furious 6, which resulted in Shaw's brother ending up in a coma.
A thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O (Cillian Murphy).
A homicide investigator (Rosamund Pike) digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims, with a help of a former soldier (Tom Cruise).
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.
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A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong results with a deadly weapon ending up in the wrong hands. (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is also available on Netflix.)
When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist (Dwayne Johnson) and a geneticist (Naomie Harris) team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent (Robert De Niro) assembles a team to try to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
A CIA agent (Angelina Jolie) is forced to go on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy, as she attempts to prove her innocence and take down the baddies simultaneously.
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Saving Private Ryan
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Shoot 'Em Up
A man named Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
A former fireman (Jean-Claude Van Damme) takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.
The Sum of All Fears
CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game.