In the mood for some action flicks that’ll keep you in suspense, on the edge of your seat and biting your nails? Here’s a list of some of the hottest action flicks that are currently streaming right now on Netflix. So grab some popcorn, your favorite movie buddy and get blown away by some intense action-filled flicks!
30. The Peacemaker
George Clooney and Nicole Kidman must track down some stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they fall into the hands of terrorists and that means loads of action scenes!
29. Star Trek
The latest version of the sci-fi classic tells the story of how Capt. Kirk and Spok meet, with nothing but action-filled scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Touted as a full-throttle action thriller, you’ll be biting your nails with this flick about what happens with a very important briefcase makes its way into criminal hands and a squad of mercenaries must fight to recover what’s in the case.
Filled with action fantasy, the movie follows the story of one of the few surviving members of a clan of immortals that have been fighting for centuries.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his action flicks and Commando is no different as he plays Col. John Matrix who needs to save his daughter after she’s been kidnapped. Lots of guns, fights and action ensure for a great flick!
25. IP Man
This flick tells the story of Bruce Lee’s mentor with lots of kick ass martial art scenes and more.
24. Tron: Legacy
Disney’s sequel to its ’80s Tron has Sam Flynn investigating the mysterious disappearance of his dad and ends up in this crazy computerized world.
23. Rumble in the Bronx
Jackie Chan busts some serious stunts in one of his first hits in the U.S. market where he plays a marital arts guy visiting the Bronx from Hong Kong. When he’s uncle’s grocery store gets terrorized by a local gang, Chan whoops some ass!
22. Conan the Barbarian
Schwarzenegger makes the list again, this time in his breakout role as Conan the Barbarian. A fantasy action flick filled with fights and more fights!
21. The Terminator
Schwarzenegger has done a lot of roles, but none is more iconic than his Terminator stint!
20. Lethal Weapon
The action-filled comedy staring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover provides laughs as much as it does anticipation for what’s going to happen next as they play two LAPD detectives that play by their own rules to solve a case.
19. The Warriors Way
This flick blends the Far East with the Wild Wild West as a fugitive Asian assassin travels to a tiny town in the American badlands and what happens next is pure mayhem.
18. The Crow
The Gothic action thriller stars Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, as he plays Draven and comes back from the dead to avenge his death and that of his fiancée.
Say hello to Cuban refugee Tony Montana, who becomes Florida’s top drug king. Watch the beginning and fall of a drug enterprise in what has to be one of Al Pacino’s most memorable flicks.
16. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Jake Gyllenhall becomes an action hero as he plays Prince Datsan as he fights to save a mystical dagger from falling into the wrong hands.
15. Resident Evil: Degeneration
It may be animated, but it’s jam-packed with action as it continues to tell the story of zombie slayer Claire.
14. Ghost of Mars
This sci-fi action thriller takes you 200 years in the future, where some tough cops are sent to a mining outpost on Mars to bring back a deadly criminal…but it’s not as easy as they thought!
13. Shutter Island
Leonardo DiCaprio plays a U.S. marshal who investigates the disappearance of a patient from a mental hospital for the criminally insane, but his own mind is playing tricks on him. It’s filled with loads of action and suspense!
12. Law Abiding Citizen
This movie will get you pissed, as Gerard Butler plays a man enraged at the murder of his wife and daughter and takes the law into his own hands.
When a deadly virus spreads, expect nothing but mayhem and loads of action in this flick.
10. Panic Room
When a woman her daughter are caught in a game of cat-and-mouse in a new house, they must outsmart three burglars who want to steal what’s inside the vault.
The action thriller follows the story of a down-and-out writer who takes a pill that provides new mental abilities, but comes with horrible side effects that threaten his life.
A medieval action flick that follows a Knight Templar as he defends the Rochester Castle from the ruthless King John
7. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
With this action-packed G.I. Joe adventure, expect nothing less than loads of on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement!
Mel Gibson’s fake on the end of the Mayan civilization may have subtitles, but its action clearly narrates the story.
This was the first time the world was introduced to Pierce Bronsnan as the iconic James Bond with his sophisticated gadgets, signature Aston Martin and irresistible charm as he investigates the destruction of a Russian satellite weapons base.
The hilariously funny and action-filled Kickass tells the story of some ordinary Joes trying to become full-fledged heroes and in up in some sticky situations.
3. The Siege
This action-packed thriller about two FBI agents who team up with a CIA operative to save the day will provide loads of entertaining action scenes!
2. Iron Man 2
Tony Stark continues his work as Iron Man and fights Ivan Vanko after he constructs his own iron suit.
1. The Expendables
A jam-packed action hero flick filled with all the top names in the action genre like Stallone, Stratham, Austin Couture, Rourke, Willis and more provide for one hell of an action movie. All it needed was Schwarzenegger to make it complete…or did it? Note: we never said it was a good movie.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.