Netflix is home to a phenomenal amount of action movies, so much so that it can sometimes be difficult to find your way around. In order to make your task easier, find here our file dedicated to the best action films of the platform.
If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you know how difficult it can be to choose which movies or series to watch. It must be said that the service has a substantial catalog, and this in any genre. In this article, we will therefore focus on the best action movies available on Netflix. To make this selection, we based ourselves on the recommendations of the members of the editorial staff and not on a rating system as proposed by IMDb. In fact, you are free to offer us your favorite action movies in the Comments section. We will update this file regularly according to the releases on Netflix.
The best action movies available on Netflix
The Gray Man
If you like Action with a capital A, then this summer blockbuster is for you. This Netflix production chained spectacular scenes, frantic chases and shootings with a 5-star cast: Ryan Gosling, Billy Bob Thornton, Chris Evans, Regé-Jean Page, Ana de Armas… Chris Evans plays a role opposite to Captain America since here he is a psychopathic killer that nothing and no one can stop.
In The Gray Man, we follow Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling), recruited from a federal prison to become a clandestine killer for the CIA. During a mission, his destiny will be completely turned upside down. He will find himself in the role of the target the CIA seeks to eliminate. A former killer on behalf of the secret services will then hunt him down. This tough opponent (and clearly psychopathic) is ready to do anything to bring him down… Fortunately, Sierra Six can count on some of his former colleagues.
The song of the wolf
Once is not custom, France is also capable of producing good action films. Released in cinemas in 2019, Le Chant du Loup surprised critics and spectators with an original script with breathtaking suspense on the risk of nuclear attack. This first film by Antonin Baudry proves to be fully mastered and effective. Unlike other films on this list, The Song of the Wolf manages to give us a lot of adrenaline without using spectacular special effects. In this submarine moviethe atmosphere is anxiety-provoking and the pressure at its maximum, in particular thanks to the talent of the actors François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz and Reda Kateb.
Mad Max Fury Road
Impossible to make a Top of the best action movies on Netflix without mentioning Mad Max Fury Road, George Miller’s masterpiece. True tribute to silent films according to the director’s own admission, Mad Max Fury Road is a film lesson and proves once again that a good film does not necessarily require a script. Since in Mad Max Fury Road, history could have been written on the corner of the table. George Miller’s tour de force is to offer a breathtaking 2-hour chasevisually stunning and surgically precise, all masterfully paced. Especially since George Miller does (almost) not give in to special effects, in favor of homemade stunts, just like all the vehicles built for the occasion.
In the pure line of a Jason Bourne and a jack reacher, Mr Wolff comes to affix his style and does it brilliantly. It must be said that the film suits Ben Affleck perfectly, who is definitely never as good as when it comes to playing an impassive character devoid of any emotion. In this fast-paced thriller, follow the story of Christian Wolff, a genius mathematician diagnosed with autism at a young age. Chartered accountant in civil life, Christian actually makes a living as a hitman for the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world. Sort of hybrid going to seek its inspirations on the side of Dexter, Rain Main and Jason Bournethe film is a hit, thanks in particular to the impeccable performances of Ben Affleck, Jon Bernthal and Anna Kendrick.
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty retraces the true story of the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden. This film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Oscar winner for the film Minesweepers and to whom we also owe the cult Point Break. Jessica Chastain plays a CIA agent who will do everything possible to find the hiding place of the person responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001. The final sequence of the film makes us live inside the storming of the occupied fortified house by Bin Laden. We follow in real time for about 45 minutes the SEAL team in this operation nicknamed Neptune’s Spear which puts an end to almost 10 years of relentless pursuit.
The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys isn’t really an action movie, but Shane Black’s feature film is a vibrant and excellent tribute to the “Buddy movies” of the 80s and 90s, The lethal Weapon on your mind. Paced like never before, the film is worth a look just for the impeccable performance of its two headliners Ryan Gosling and Russel Crow, who literally burst the screen. We come out with a smile, very happy to see that filmmakers still manage to make Old school Buddy Movie : fight, a good story, a delicious 70’s atmosphere, a hilarious duo all served by a particularly successful staging. From the great Shane Black.
Baby has two hobbies in life: music and speed. To reconcile the two, the young man chained the breakages as a pilot on behalf of a mobster played by Mr. Kevin Spacey. Only, a failed robbery will put him in a particularly complicated situation… Director Edgar Wright, dad of the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, the Last Pub before the end of the world) delivers here an excellent action film, served by a fine line-up of actors (Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx in the lead) and frenzied and spectacular chases. Special mention to the soundtrack, which fits perfectly into the film, unlike that of a certain Suicide Squad.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
We chose this opus, but our preference could very well go to the whole saga. It must be said that in the field of mainstream action films, the Mission Impossible shine with an impeccable realization and a sickly sense of detail. Scenario, interpretation, soundtrack, artistic direction, precise combat scenes, Tom Cruise proves that he remains one of the undisputed kings of the genre, and has fun pushing the limits of the possible with each episode, through stunts each more dangerous than the next. Because in case you didn’t know, the actor wants to perform all his stunts himself, causing all the insurance companies to have nightmares. Great entertainment.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
To end this list, here is an action movie that will suit both children and adults. Contrary to what its title seems to indicate, this adaptation of Spielberg does not only take up the adventures of the Secret of the Unicorn by Hergé but also The Crab with the Golden Claws as well as The Treasure of Rackham the Red. This Hollywood animated film gives us another vision of the adventures of the young Belgian reporter with breathtaking action scenes, a directed by Steven Spielberg and masterful music by John Williams. A sequel is planned with Peter Jackson at the helm.