The best action movies on Netflix right now

Keanu Reeves stands alone in a scene from The Matrix Resurrections.
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After appointing Arnold Schwarzenegger “Chief Action Officer” last year, Netflix‘s list of the best action movies has been getting better every month. Netflix has invested heavily in both original action flicks and in bringing classics from other studios onto the platform. If you need a little adrenaline boost in your life, Netflix is the streaming service for you.

This month, Zack Snyder’s Netflix original Rebel Moon saga continues, the new Matrix movie hits the platform, Oscar-winning genre-bending recent hit Everything Everywhere All at Once arrives, along with a whole lot more.

We’ve also curated guides to the best action movies on Amazon Prime, the best action movies on Disney+, and the best action movies on Hulu if you’re looking for additional recommendations.

The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

63%
r
147m
Genre
Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Stars
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Directed by
Lana Wachowski
Watch on Netflix

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

81%
r
140m
Genre
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Stars
Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan
Directed by
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Watch on Netflix

Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire (2023)

31%
pg-13
134m
Genre
Science Fiction, Drama, Action
Stars
Sofia Boutella, Michiel Huisman, Ed Skrein
Directed by
Zack Snyder
Watch on Netflix

The Equalizer (2014)

57%
r
132m
Genre
Thriller, Action, Crime
Stars
Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz
Directed by
Antoine Fuqua
Watch on Netflix

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

55%
6.5/10
pg-13
119m
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Stars
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn
Directed by
Doug Liman
Watch on Netflix

Mortal Kombat (2021)

44%
r
110m
Genre
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Stars
Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson
Directed by
Simon McQuoid
Watch on Netflix

The Matrix (1999)

73%
r
136m
Genre
Action, Science Fiction
Stars
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Directed by
Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Watch on Netflix

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

69%
r
111m
Genre
Action, Crime
Stars
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox
Directed by
Quentin Tarantino
Watch on Netflix

Baby Driver (2017)

86%
r
113m
Genre
Action, Crime
Stars
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James
Directed by
Edgar Wright
Watch on Netflix

The Accountant (2016)

51%
r
128m
Genre
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Stars
Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
Directed by
Gavin O'Connor
Watch on Netflix

Damsel (2024)

pg-13
109m
Genre
Adventure, Fantasy
Stars
Millie Bobby Brown, Nick Robinson, Robin Wright
Directed by
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Watch on Netflix

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

66%
6.9/10
pg-13
136m
Genre
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Stars
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
Directed by
Marc Webb
Watch on Netflix

Ready Player One (2018)

64%
pg-13
140m
Genre
Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Stars
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Directed by
Steven Spielberg
Watch on Netflix

Resident Evil (2002)

33%
r
100m
Genre
Horror, Action, Science Fiction
Stars
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius
Directed by
Paul W. S. Anderson
Watch on Netflix

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

84%
pg
140m
Genre
Animation, Action, Adventure
Stars
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Schwartzman
Directed by
Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, Kemp Powers
Watch on Netflix

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

71%
r
139m
Genre
Drama, History, War
Stars
Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn
Directed by
Mel Gibson
Watch on Netflix

65 (2023)

40%
pg-13
92m
Genre
Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
Stars
Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman
Directed by
Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Watch on Netflix

Bullet Train (2022)

49%
r
127m
Genre
Action, Comedy, Thriller
Stars
Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Directed by
David Leitch
Watch on Netflix

Emily the Criminal (2022)

75%
r
97m
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars
Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke
Directed by
John Patton Ford
Watch on Netflix

Enola Holmes (2020)

68%
6.6/10
pg-13
123m
Genre
Mystery, Crime, Adventure
Stars
Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin
Directed by
Harry Bradbeer
Watch on Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

78%
8.5/10
r
147m
Genre
Action, Drama, History, War
Stars
Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer
Directed by
Edward Berger
Watch on Netflix

Black Crab (2022)

54%
5.6/10
r
109m
Genre
Action, Thriller
Stars
Noomi Rapace, Jakob Oftebro, Dar Salim
Directed by
Adam Berg
Watch on Netflix

The Vault (2021)

50%
6.4/10
r
118m
Genre
Crime, Action, Thriller
Stars
Freddie Highmore, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Riley
Directed by
Jaume Balagueró
Watch on Netflix

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

47%
6.0/10
r
114m
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime
Stars
Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Chloe Coleman
Directed by
Navot Papushado
Watch on Netflix

Spectral (2016)

6.3/10
pg-13
109m
Genre
Science Fiction, Thriller, Action
Stars
James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Gonzalo Menendez
Directed by
Nic Mathieu
Watch on Netflix

Army of the Dead (2021)

57%
5.8/10
r
148m
Genre
Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Stars
Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick
Directed by
Zack Snyder
Watch on Netflix

The Old Guard (2020)

70%
6.6/10
r
125m
Genre
Action, Fantasy
Stars
Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts
Directed by
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Watch on Netflix

The Night Comes for Us (2018)

69%
6.9/10
r
121m
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime
Stars
Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Asha Kenyeri Bermudez
Directed by
Timo Tjahjanto
Watch on Netflix

The King (2019)

62%
7.2/10
r
140m
Genre
Drama, History, War
Stars
Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris
Directed by
David Michôd
Watch on Netflix

Wheelman (2017)

66%
6.4/10
tv-ma
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
Stars
Frank Grillo, Wendy Moniz-Grillo, Caitlin Carmichael
Watch on Netflix

Triple Frontier (2019)

61%
6.4/10
r
125m
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime, Adventure
Stars
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam
Directed by
J.C. Chandor
Watch on Netflix

Burn Out (2018)

6.2/10
tv-ma
Genre
Action, Thriller
Stars
François Civil, Olivier Rabourdin, Manon Azem
Watch on Netflix

Extraction (2020)

56%
6.7/10
r
116m
Genre
Drama, Action, Thriller
Stars
Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda
Directed by
Sam Hargrave
Watch on Netflix

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