If you love adrenaline-charged scenes in movies, then you’ll be glad to know that you can find some of the best action movies on Netflix India. In fact, the platform has one of the best collections of action movies on any of the OTT platforms out there. So, if you are looking for some action-packed movies to watch this weekend, we have curated a list of 10 of the top action films on Netflix of all time.
A retired assassin going berserk because some goon killed his dog and stole his car. Now, that’s a pretty simple (or lame) premise for some, but you’ve got to watch this flick to know why it is considered one of the classics in the genre of Hollywood action movies. Keanu Reeves is at his best in this movie with his high-octane slick moves, performed with a swagger only he possesses. The story slowly peels open the history of John Wick, the master assassin, and you get to know why he is so feared in the underworld. You won’t regret watching this, that’s for sure.
Written by Joe Russo (of Avengers fame), this Chris Hemsworth flick was released in 2020 and is a story based in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) is a professional mercenary who is given the duty to get a kidnapped boy out of Dhaka, where he has to face off the local gangsters. The actions sequences are extremely well thought out and choreographed, with some of them getting a bit too dark. Director Sam Hargrave worked as the action coordinator in movies like Avengers: Endgame and Captain America: Civil War, so you should get an idea about the quality of the action scenes in this movie. Also, it stars brilliant Indian actors like Randeep Hooda and Pankaj Tripathi.
Are you ready for a dose of Denzel Washington being a badass for two hours? Then, this is all you need to watch. Equalizer is a 2014 action-movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua. It follows the story of a retired intelligence operator, asked to get back in action to protect a young prostitute from the Russian mafia. While some believe the plot of the movie to be slightly loose, but to be very honest, Washington’s performance, the camera work and the action scenes keep you hooked throughout, making it a worthy addition to this action movies list.
If you are looking for a franchise built with some of the top action movies, then you definitely should not miss the Bourne series. The Bourne Identity is the first movie in this saga of four movies, and it is arguably the best of the lot. It is based on the novels created by Robert Ludlum, and follows the life of a CIA operative, Jason Bourne (played by Matt Damon), suffering from dissociative amnesia. This 2002 movie became a huge hit mainly because of the raw action sequences that included close-combat fist-fights and never-seen-before chase sequences. This film just had to be in this list of top action films on Netflix.
If you like war movies, then you should definitely watch this one. Based on true events, it shows the events that happened in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, where Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) and three Navy SEALs are sent to locate the Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. The gun-fire exchanged in this movie will reverberate through your spine for hours after you have watched the movie because they are that realistic.
Tom Cruise and action movies go hand in hand, and there is hardly a better example of why this coupling makes sense than Mission Impossible and the subsequent movies in the franchise. You get to see some of the exemplary action sequences, which were simply breath-taking when compared to other action movies of the 90s. As a result, the character of Ethan Hunt is now a household name to say the least. There is little to no doubt on why this movie is considered to be one of the best Hollywood action movies of all time.
Another gem from the 90s, The Matrix has now become a cult classic, thanks to its revolutionary plotline and film-making. It would be fair to say that Keanu Reeves made his mark in the industry because of this movie. This neo-noir action thriller is set in a futuristic world where a computer programmer/hacker has to fight against computer generated agents in a reality created by powerful computers. Apart from the interesting plotline, the movie is actually known for its high-octane action sequences. Dodging bullets in slow-mo, who can get that scene out of their mind!?
Here is one of the latest superhero movies from the DC universe that is filled with amazing visuals and insane action sequences. Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa, takes you to the world of Atlantis. The VFX in this movie is probably the best in any of the DC movies of recent times. Mamoa gives a stellar performance in the titular role, as if he was born to be Aquaman. If you love the mix of superhero and action genre, then this is one of the best action fantasy adventure movies on Netflix that you must watch.
Close-combat action sequences that are graphic and gory to some extent – that is what you get in this Bollywood action thriller, starring John Abraham. In fact, one of the action sequences from this movie has millions of views on YouTube. It does have an unnecessary love angle but that is just a small part of the movie. It is one of the best Hindi action movies that focuses on realistic action sequences.
This Indian movie from the Telugu industry stars Prabhas (our very own Baahubali) and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. This movie had one of the biggest budgets for an Indian movie at INR 350 crores, and you can see its impact in the exhilarating action scenes in the movie. Chase sequences involving supercars, superbikes and choppers, stylishly choreographed fight scenes and unpredictable twists in the plot await you in this movie.