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30 of the Best Action Movies Streaming on Netflix (list)

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Updated December 1, 2021

What are the current best streaming movies and shows? 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! Speaking of action, the special effects are so good these days, that you’ll want to watch them on the best TVs so you can see it all. But what if you want to stream? There are great streaming site suggestions in our best streaming services guide.

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! If you have a Tv that does not have a Netflix app, you can use the best Netflix streaming boxes to watch this movie and others.

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! If you have just bought a TV that has the Netflix app, and you do not know which movies to watch, use our list of the best movies streaming on Netflix to enjoy the best shows.

28. Ronin

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.

27. Highlander

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.

26. Commando

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.

17. Scarface

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.

11. Outbreak

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.

9. Limitless

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.

8. Ironclad

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!

6. Apocalypto

Mel Gibson’s fake on the end of the Mayan civilization may have subtitles, but its action clearly narrates the story.

5. GoldenEye

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.

4. Kickass

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.