Good guys fighting the bad guys, guns and weapons being used, a war against aliens and adventures that are inspiring, action movie genre is adequate. Millions and millions of dollars are being spent on CGI action sequences and actors are taught martial arts to showcase brawls and combats which the new generation love watching.
Netflix updates hundreds of movies every month. Time taken to complete every title on Netflix is quite impossible. Having a wide range of choice also leads to indecision. What to Watch on Netflix when there is abundance. Don’t worry now, pal. This article has 15 best action movies on Netflix right now that you have to consider watching.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett
From the books, I love George Raymond Richard Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and the great J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series. These three fiction fantasies have changed the world. Read by millions of people, action and adventure in the movies got shaped over time. The first movie in The Lord of the Rings film series, The Fellowship of the Ring will pull you into the franchise. Frodo has to destroy Dark Lord Sauron’s ring before it gets into the bad hands.
V for Vendetta (2005)
- Director: James McTeigue
- Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, Rupert Graves
V for Vendetta is a superhero movie and I have ranked it #2 in best superhero movies of all-time list. People die, but ideas don’t. The corrupt government of England has to be taken down. V a vigilante under a mask plans to destroy the government of Britain and poses a threat upon the higher officials of the country raising panic and disorder. V meets Evey and they develop a bond on the way.
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War of the Worlds (2005)
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Cast: Dakota Fanning, Tom Cruise, Justin Chatwin, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins
Steven Spielberg rarely disappoints. Embracing the classic narration of Morgan Freeman and wild stunts of Tom Cruise, War of the Worlds was nominated for three Academy Awards. This movie was ahead of its time. It’s about a dockworker named Ray Ferrier who plans to enjoy a weekend with his family. An alien tripod ship arrives and the war begins.
The Dark Knight (2008)
- Director: Christopher Nolan
- Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
V for Vendetta took the second place after being defeated by Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight in Update Freak’s Best Superhero movies of all time. The hero, the villain and the city, while at chaos and conflict try to prove their own point. Featuring the Joker played by Heath ledger who won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is still believed to be the most savage antagonist of all time. The dark Knight is more than a movie, its an eye-opener.
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- Director: Zack Snyder
- Cast: Malin Åkerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Warner Bros. Television developed a television series about Watchmen making the idea look fresh and new. But Watchmen goes back in time, DC comics limited series of the same name became popular in the 80s and 90s. Zack Snyder took the opportunity and made a Watchman film that was released in 2009. The movie did good, resulted in Zack Snyder’s huge involvement in DCEU.
Pacific Rim (2013)
- Director: Guillermo del Toro
- Cast: Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Burn Gorman
If Transformers and Power Ranger Megazords stir your entertainment experience. Pacific Rim is a fusion of both. Top of the line CGI fights and humanity at the brink of extinction, this Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi adventure is a must-watch. Kaijus are the monsters that emerged from the bottom of the sea, they are huge like Krakens and wage a war again humans. High tech robots are designed to fight the monsters, but are they effective enough?
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Ender’s Game (2013)
- Director: Gavin Hood
- Cast: Asa Butterfield, Orson Scott Card, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Moisés Arias
You shouldn’t miss this Asa Butterfield’s sci-fi movie. You have seen Butterfield in Netflix’s Sex Education, he is a grown-up now. In his teenage, Butterfield starred in Ender’s Game. The movie takes place in the future when an alien race called the Formics try to take over the human world. A bunch of young kids are appointed to strategize and defeat the aliens. Ender proves himself to be the best of them.
- Director: David Ayer
- Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs, Alicia von Rittberg
A historical war drama based on a collection of true stories that took place in World War 2. Times were tough and everyone lived in fear back in those days.. Soldiers stayed and moved in tanks. Fury is the name of a tank. Wardaddy and five other soldiers with him plan to attack the Nazi army. They have zero chances of succeeding and coming out alive, but that doesn’t stop them.
- Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
- Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong’o, Anson Mount, Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll
When you see Liam Neeson in a movie, you don’t expect sweet romance and comedy, you expect high-class action and guns. Even though Non-Stop has fewer fights and action sequences, it has enough to thrill your senses. Bill Marks is a US air marshal who boards a flight from New York to London. He soon receives a text that says, after every 20 minutes, a person on the flight dies if $150 million are not transferred to the given bank account.
John Wick (2014)
- Director: Chad Stahelski
- Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
I wonder how cool a hitman’s life would be. John Wick is the best hitman fiction has ever produced. John retires and his wife dies. With all the pain and agony, his life begins to fade away. One fine day, he meets a group of Russian gangsters who break into his house, steal his car and kill his dog. This dog is a special one, it was gifted to him by his wife before she died. John Wick has to enter the business again and kill a lot of guys to avenge his dog.
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- Director: Luc Besson
- Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Luc Besson, Analeigh Tipton, Amr Waked, Pilou Asbæk
As far as science goes, humans are said to use only a tiny bit of their brain, like 1% or 2% to the max. What happens when a human begins to use more percentage of the brain. Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, who is tricked by her boyfriend into delivering a briefcase that contains CPH4, a drug that can alter the usage amount of brain.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
- Director: Christopher McQuarrie
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris
I don’t see an end to the Mission Impossible franchise. As long as Tom Cruise can walk, run, jump and ride vehicles, the film series will continue featuring Ethan Hunt doing all the risky work which is almost impossible to accomplish but any other person. IMF is shut and Ethan is wanted by the CIA. A terrorist organisation which goes after the name Syndicate must be proven of its existence before any damage is caused.
The Revenant (2015)
- Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Paul Anderson, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck
How long did Leonardo DiCaprio wait for an Oscar? Sure it was a long time. The Revenant did it, this movie won him Academy Award for Best Actor. DiCaprio had to eat a raw bison liver to prove his utmost dedication to win the award. After being attacked by a bear, Hugh Glass is abandoned by his crew in a forest. Survival and revenge are the only things Glass can think of.
- Director: Coralie Fargeat
- Cast: Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède, Jean-Louis Tribes, Avant Strangel
Violence and litres of blood split, starring the sexy Matilda Lutz, you won’t be able to keep your eyes open when you are watching Revenge. Jennifer arrives at a wealthy house with her boyfriend in a deserted place. With time, things get ugly with Jennifer after two friends of her boyfriend arrive. She is left to die, even so, she survives and hunts the cruel guys.
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Triple Frontier (2019)
- Director: J. C. Chandor
- Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal, Rey Gallegos
One of the most-watched movies of 2019 on Netflix, Triple Frontier is a film with a big star cast. A former group of Special Forces operatives gather for a mission, a heist that puts their lives in danger. They are not doing this for the country, but for themselves. Their loyalty, trust and morals are tested which they struggle to survive in South America’s multi-border zone.