Best Action Movies On Netflix

By Andrew Lu | Updated on 18-Jun-2021

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. The platform has one of the best collections of action movies on any of the OTT platforms. If you are looking for some action-packed films to watch this weekend, here’s a curated list of 10 top action films on Netflix. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 18th Jun 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

If you’re looking for relatively new Hollywood action movies to watch, then you’ve definitely got to check out 6 Underground. Starring Ryan Reynolds, this movie is about an American billionaire who fakes his death and then creates his own team of assassins. What’s their sole aim? They want to take down all criminals and terrorists. This Michael Bay film is filled with loud explosions and the kind of action that characterises the director’s content. So, if you’re a fan of his work, there’s no reason why you won’t like this movie. Ryan Reynolds is a definite bonus as the actor brings an element of charm to his character that others can’t truly pull off.

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 responsibility of rescuing a kidnapped boy from Dhaka, where he has to face local gangsters. The actions sequences are exceptionally well thought out and choreographed, with some 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 movie’s plot is slightly loose, but Washington’s performance, the camera work, and the action scenes keep you hooked till the end, making it a worthy addition to this action movies list.


If you are looking for a franchise built with some op action movies, 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 on this list of top action films on Netflix.

If you like war movies, then you should watch this one. Based on actual 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 gunfire exchanged in this movie will reverberate through your spine for hours after you have watched the movie because they are that realistic.

If you’re looking for Hollywood action movies that have a Sci-fi element, then you’ve definitely got to watch Outside the Wire. This movie stars Anthony Mackie (previously seen as The Falcon in the MCU) and is about a civil war between Russia and the USA set in 2036. To win the war, the USA deploys robotic soldiers. One of these android soldiers, Captain Leo, must team up with a soldier, Harp, responsible for disobeying direct orders and leading to the death of his comrades. The story follows the journey of the two characters, Leo and Harp, as they try to kill a terrorist. It’s filled with action and makes you wonder what it takes to be human.


Another gem from the 90s, The Matrix, has become a cult classic thanks to its revolutionary plotline and filmmaking. 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 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. 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 focus 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.

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