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Stream Some Pure Adrenaline With These Best Action Movies On Netflix

By Anubha Das

Updated - March 13, 2019 6 min read

Sometimes you want to watch something to relax and sometimes you an action-packed movie where the star is hanging off a helicopter or firing two guns at once. Thankfully, Netflix has all the subgenres covered when it comes to action movies.  Here are our favorites action movies on Netflix right now.

*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.

 

1. The Avengers

Director: Joss Whedon

Star Casts: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

 

The plot of this gamble played by Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios surrounds around Loki plotting to invade the earth using the power of the Tesseract and an army called the Chitauri where Nick Fury brings together a group of remarkable people to see if they can become something more. Four years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies centered around the individual Avengers members made us care about the characters before bringing them all together for the first time. Add that to a great villain, a smart script, and plenty of action scenes, and you've got yourself an action movie for the ages.best-action-movies-netflix-india-the-avengers_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.1/10

 

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2. Casino

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci 

 

For all of its violence and tragedy, this is a beautiful and exuberant movie. This thriller on Netflix has a relentless soundtrack of jazz and classic rock and moments of humor and goodwill. A very popular Mafia movie The casino is superbly acted and quite astonishingly obsessive about detail, money, and the mob's decline. Greed, deception, money, power, and murder reign in this thriller movie which illustrates the dark realities of a casino gangster. A must watch if you loved watching Casino Royal.best-action-movies-netflix-india-casini_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.2/10

 

3. V For Vendetta

Director: James McTeigue

Star Casts:  Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves 

 

V For Vendetta is a classic suspense movie that also lists in the best mystery movies list. The movie is about a tale of revolution in the face of a corrupt fascist government which was a variant from the original love letter to anarchism that Moore had penned. Nothing like the source, this movie one of the good things to watch on Netflix. V for Vendetta isn’t really about Sutler and the rest of his fascist cronies, it is basically about V and Evey, and the strange seduction that characterizes their relationship. best-action-movies-netflix-india-v-for-vendetta_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.2/10

 

4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 

Director:  Steven Spielberg

Star Casts: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody 

 

Legendary director Stephen Spielberg proves once again that is reputation hasn’t been exaggerated. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is an intelligent story about the Crusades and some interesting history about the three knights searching for the Holy Grail. Having some of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history this action movie on Netflix is the right blend of serious and funny. best-action-movies-netflix-india-indiana-jones_image

IMDb Ranking: 8.2/10

 

5. The Raid 2

Director:  Gareth Evans

Star Casts: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra 

 

For any action movie fan, this best action movie on Netflix is filled with everything from martial arts, paramilitary operations to drug lords and crooked cops. The Raid 2 has the most brutal fight scenes that have been ever filmed. Even part of this great movie on Netflix seems so real that you cannot leave the movie for even a single minute. The sheer intensity, the brutality of this film is shocking and keeps you on the edge of your seat.best-action-movies-netflix-india-the-raid-2-image

IMDb Ranking: 8.0/10

 

6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 

Director: Zack Snyder

Star Casts: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams 

 

Accept it or not this was a gem created by the Snyder. Every scene in this movie teases you about the future of DCEU. It is a tightly packed movie with almost every conversation between characters helps in character development and teasing us about the future. This is how a movie has to be, instead of just accepting the existence of superheroes, which will never happen in real world, this movie debated the whole concept of the existence of superheroes mainly Superman. In simple words, this is one of the best action movies on Netflix right now.best-action-movies-netflix-india-batman-v-superman_image

IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

 

7. The Night Comes For Us

Director: Timo Tjahjanto

Star Casts:  Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Joe Taslim 

 

The bloodshed of The Night Comes For Us is very cringe-worthy and even though each fight scene would make you want to close your eyes but then again you would eventually hate to miss a single scene. There are a lot of scenes in this top action movie where the whole screen in covered with dripping blood. The storyline of this action movie on Netflix is caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection with the gangland enforcers crime family. best-action-movies-netflix-india-the-night-comes-for-us_image

IMDb Ranking: 7.0/10

 

8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Director: James Gunn

Star Casts: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista 

 

After directing the first Vol, James Gunn is back with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 that shows a more mature understanding of scripting and film making. The story of this best action movie on Netflix is stronger and the characters are developed even further, this is especially shown by Yondu and Rocket. The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is bigger and even more pumped with talent. Along these things, the background music is crafter perfectly that suits each and every scene of this top action movie and the creativity is very wavy space like way.best-action-movies-netflix-india-guardians-of-the-galaxy_image

IMDb Ranking: 7.7/10

 

9. Beyond Skyline

Director: Liam O'Donnell

Star Casts: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston

 

Beyond Skyline belongs to the list of best action movies on Netflix because of its action scenes and the visuals that have been used. An entertaining Alien movie that suits best with fellow action flick fan and beer. The story of this movie shows how Corley Storms goes on a mission to save his child, meanwhile, his spaceship crashes and he makes alliances with a band of survivors to protect and reclaim his planet.best-action-movies-netflix-india-beyond-skyline_image

IMDb Ranking: 5.3/10

 

10. Black Panther

Director: Ryan Coogler

Star Casts:  Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o 

 

Black Panther is a very well-crafted action movie on Netflix which is directed by Ryan Coogler, and it's a watershed moment for representation in film. Not only is it culturally significant, but it boasts strong performances, a deep story, great action, and fun characters. Black Panther the 18th film in the MCU takes place a week after the Civil War. It follows Prince T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) as he returns home to his African homeland, Wakanda to become the next king. best-action-movies-netflix-india-black-panther_image

IMDb Ranking: 7.3/10

 


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FAQ:

Q: Which are the best thriller movies on Netflix?

A: Creep, Gerald's Game and Killing Ground

Q: What are some good Indian movies on Netflix?

A: Sarkar, Masaan, Pink, and many more .

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