Are you looking for the best action movies on Netflix right now? There are plenty of different awesome new releases that are on Netflix, including many of the top recent action movies like Avengers: Infinity War, as well as all-time classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dirty Harry and GoldenEye. The newest additions to this list will be added at the top and marked with an asterisk.All these gems await you in our picks for the hottest action movies to watch!
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The Lethal Weapon Series.All four movies are currently available to stream on Netflix. While there's a definite case of diminishing returns with the franchise, there's no denying these movies set the gold standard for buddy cop action flicks. Even in the lesser sequels, the chemistry between stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover is enough to justify a rewatch.(1995).The '90s were littered with cheap, badly executed adaptations of popular video game franchises. May well be the only one of the bunch still worth watching. No, it's not exactly high art, but it strikes just the right balance of campy fun, devotion to the source material, bone-breaking action and catchy '90s techno music. And for anyone who squandered most of their youth in the arcade, this is a surefire nostalgia trip.The Dirty Dozen (1967)If DC's Suicide Squad movie left you wanting, why not go back to the classic war movie that inspired that particular superhero franchise? Inspired by a real-life WWII unit and featuring a cast of classic Hollywood tough guys like Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson and Jim Brown, shows what happens when a motley crew of US Army prisoners are tasked when going behind enemy lines on a suicide mission just before D-Day.
The film's violent content shocked many critics in 1967, and it still packs a punch decades later.Read our or Dirty Harry (1971)Is there any Clint Eastwood character more iconic than Inspector Harry Callahan? A great many Hollywood stars were approached for this project in its various forms, including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Steve McQueen, but it's hard to imagine anyone other than Eastwood in the role of the gruff, lone wolf cop chasing down an elusive serial killer in San Francisco. Is a bleak, violent thriller that perfectly captures the uneasy spirit of early '70s American life.GoldenEye (1995)With a new James Bond movie due for release in 2020, we imagine plenty of fans are planning a Bond binge over the next few months. Netflix is only home to the four Pierce Brosnan-led Bond movies, but the good news is that limited lineup includes 1995's. This slick spy movie singlehandedly revitalized the franchise, cementing Brosnan as a worthy heir to the mantle and director Martin Campbell as one of the franchise's best directors. You don't get to the current Daniel Craig movies without GoldenEye lighting the way.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) & The Return of the King (2003)We're not sure why Netflix only has the latter two entries in the available, but better some of this grand fantasy epic than none at all.
Even as they chronicle the desperate struggle of a motley band of hobbits, men, elves, dwarves and wizards to prevent the return of a great evil, these movies also deliver some of the biggest and most satisfying battle scenes ever committed to film. Literally thousands of combatants duke it out on screen, all thanks to the magic of WETA's incredible CGI work.Read our reviews of and,.
Patriot Games (1992) is the second movie to feature Tom Clancy's CIA hero Jack Ryan, and the first starring Harrison Ford. It remains among the best Clancy adaptations to date. Ford is still the best Jack Ryan, and the film soars as it delivers one great set piece after another and pits the hero against a radical Irish terrorist (Sean Bean). Clancy himself was none too fond of this adaptation, but audiences sure were.The Grandmaster (2013)While a great many martial arts movies have dramatized the life and exploits of Wing Chun founder Ip Man, none can match the explosive action and gorgeous cinematography of 2013's. But who would expect anything less with a director as acclaimed as Wong Kar-wai behind the camera?
For the king cheats. Kar-wai expertly distills a significant portion of Master Ip's life into a tightly paced and beautiful martial arts drama. Superstars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi only further add to the film's star power. Our only complaint?
We wish Netflix would make the superior international cut available to stream. And if The Grandmaster leaves you hungry for more Wing Chun action, be sure to check out, also available on Netflix.Read our. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)The wuxia sub-genre of martial arts movies is characterized by a historical setting, stories involving conflicts between love and duty, and graceful, even balletic displays of fighting prowess. You'll find all three of these in abundance in this classic film from 2000. One of the most popular martial arts movies in the West, revolves around the hunt for a legendary blade called the Sword of Destiny, a weapon that bestows great power but also brings with it only pain. The fight scenes in this one are epic, but the twin love stories are equally enthralling. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)Long ago, Jackie Chan proved what a winning combination kung fu and slapstick humor can be.
Few modern martial arts movies honor that legacy as well as Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle. This comedic gangster movie is basically a live-action cartoon.
It manages to parody countless classic movies even as it delivers some hard-hitting fight scenes. The fact that Kung Fu Hustle features so many beloved actors from '70s kung fu cinema is just icing on the cake.Read our. Baldr sky zero. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)The sequel to Ant-Man is an inventive and lighthearted heist movie, in which The Wasp drags Ant-Man into an elaborate adventure involving a journey to the Quantum Realm, a building that gets stolen in the middle of a car chase, and lots of little, giant, clever action sequences. The Ant-Man movies are probably the most charming MCU movies, and the great ensemble cast and unique set pieces make stand out.Read our.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)The most epic live-action superhero crossover ever plays like a big budget, action-packed version of Robert Altman's Nashville, complete with dozens and dozens of important characters, each of whom slip into each other's stories on their own path to victory or tragedy. The kind of sprawling superhero movie that would never have been possible, or even comprehensible, for mainstream audiences to appreciate 10 years ago, and it represents a vast uncharted landscape of superhero cinema in the future. And it's also thrilling, funny, captivating action filmmaking to boot!Read our. The Indiana Jones SeriesGeorge Lucas and Steven Spielberg collaborated on the classic Indiana Jones movies, taking the cheesy action movie tropes of their childhoods and translating them to the big screen using every new, exciting, expensive technique at their disposal. The first film, is about as good as action movies ever get, with lovable characters and dastardly villains all searching for the same magical treasure, getting into one giant and unforgettable set piece after another. The sequels are mixed, but mostly great: resorts to insulting stereotypes but also features probably the most breathtaking action sequences in the franchise's history; has iconic set pieces and the fantastic Sean Connery as Indie's stuffy father, but the jokey tone robs the series of its gravitas; and is pretty dumb from start to finish, but at least it's never dull.Hellboy (2004)Before he won an Oscar for directing the horror fairy tale The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro brought his oddball sensibilities to, an adaptation of Mike Mignola's award-winning comic book series.
Ron Perlman is perfect as the title character, a demon from hell who was raised by humans to protect us from supernatural forces. The plot is perfunctory but the monster effects are spectacular, the action is cool and the lead performances by Perlman and Selma Blair, as a firestarter who can't trust herself, are easy to fall in love with. Headshot (2016)Imagine the plot of The Bourne Identity, but with the fight scenes from The Raid. That's the underrated action thriller Headshot, which stars Iko Uwais as an amnesiac who has to protect himself, and his psychologist, from an army of martial arts assassins who want him dead. Headshot arguably works even better on streaming, because the action is so stunning, and so merciless, you might need to pause the film just to catch your breath.Black Panther (2018)The biggest Marvel movie ever, and with good cause. Chadwick Boseman stars in, a film that combines Afrofuturism with the superhero genre, giving audiences something they'd never seen before, on a scale that's hard to imagine.
Jordan co-stars as one of the great MCU villains, and Letitia Wright steals all her scenes as a technological genius who puts Tony Stark to shame. This is the combination of classic heroism, bold cinematic style and meaningful themes that superhero fans yearned for. And they got it all.Read our.
Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)Before he became the universally acclaimed director of films like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki directed, a ripping adventure story about a charismatic thief named Lupin III who stumbles across a wild conspiracy involving counterfeit money and kidnapping. Miyazaki's trademark vibrancy is already in full swing, and the movie still feels wondrous and timeless.Read our.
How We Choose the Best Action Movies on Netflix. Netflix has a pretty wide range of action movies, some of which could just as easily fall under the umbrella of science fiction or comedy. We've tried to narrow the list down to focus on influential classics like Dirty Harry and the Indiana Jones series, along with big blockbusters that fare well on aggregate sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. We also try to reflect the wide range of subgenres, including popular superhero movies, bloody martial arts flicks and more adventure-oriented fare like Th.
Even had he never deigned to become a director, would be a towering figure in cinema. As a young man in the early 1960s, he co-founded, with his friend, a production company called Les Films du Losange, which produced some of the greatest French films of the second half of the 20 th century. Or all of the 20 th century, honestly. I think “of all time” might apply. His personal producer credit has been attached to masterpieces such as Rohmer’s “The Marquise of O,” Fassbinder’s “Chinese Roulette,” Rivette’s “Celine and Julie Go Boating” (in which the dashingly handsome Schroeder also appears as an actor)—those three in a mere two-year span between 1974 and 1976. So yeah, he’s a hero of film even without his directorial filmography.
Which by my lights is pretty heroic, and often underrated. He began his directing career with 1969’s “,” a vivid, unsparing fictional portrait of a hippie couple whose dreams of a utopian life in Ibiza wither pretty quickly under the weight of heroin addiction. He continued, toggling between fiction and documentary and revealing an interest in perverse/overstepping states of being that verged on the anthropological if not sociological. His 1974 documentary on the murderous African dictator, named after its subject, “General Idi Amin Dada,” showed that Schroeder was a lot more than an outsider looking in. Yes, he used a bit of trickery to get close to his subject, offering him the chance to make an “autoportrait,” but Schroeder also put himself in harm’s way with his subterfuge.
Once his directing career moved to Hollywood, his studies in human perversity, which include pictures like “” and “,” made him one of the most interesting European directors working here. By my lights even his less successful efforts, such as “,” have a certain undercurrent of danger that gives them intrigue.His latest fictional film, “Amnesia,” finds him back in Ibiza, but the prevailing tone as the movie opens is placid, almost contemplative., 70 at the time of the movie’s making, comes into a sumptuous sunset walking with a cane, looking substantially older. And the movie immediately hopscotches back in time, to a decade-plus prior.
Keller’s character, named Martha, is speaking English to a man who’s speaking German to her, pestering her about a property in Germany whose sale she is required to supervise in person, in that country. She’s not having it. A self-imposed exile from her country, she now lives on Ibiza, the island on which Schroeder directed his first movie. We learn that she refuses to speak German, to drink German wine, or even to ride in a German car. Nazism compelled her to renounce all things German.Not that, for the most part, she makes a big deal of it. Her island life is simple.
She lives in a beautiful house with a beautiful view that has no electricity. Off the grid, she has a pleasant social life with longtime neighbors. But a new neighbor has recently moved in. Jo Gellert, a musician who calls himself DJ Gello, is settling in Ibiza to make a name in electronic dance music—the island is (still) a well-known vacation/party spot attracting a lot of trendy revelers.
Jo, played by, is good-looking, friendly, open-minded and openhearted. He’s also German. He and Martha take an immediate, almost electric liking to each other. Keller’s portrayal of her character’s flirty, light side is very disarming; you can see why Jo falls for Martha, and hard. The performers’ chemistry helps the movie roll over some of its more on-the-nose dialogue. When Martha explains her antipathy towards Germany to him, he pushes back slightly, but he comes to find her conviction admirable.
As does the viewer. For the first hour, the movie blends a pleasant story of Platonic love with more disquieting themes of history and memory. (Speaking of on-the-nose, the club where DJ Gello hopes to make his splash is itself called “Amnesia.” Forgivable in light of the fact that it is the real name of a the real Ibiza club featured.) Things get more fraught when Jo gets a visit from his physician mother (Corinna Kirchoff), who wants to convince Jo to return to Germany to be part of the changes in the now no-longer-divided country. Mom brings with her Jo’s beloved grandfather, played. And Ganz’s character, also named Bruno, has a secret from the war years, one that Martha icily draws out of him.Schroeder’s film style has always been foursquare and straightforward, but he’s capable of some striking effects within his planispokenness. One of the movie’s most striking moments finds Bruno standing on the patio of Jo’s house, having come to a critical juncture in a war story he’s telling. Martha, from inside the house, asks, “What happened to the girls?” and her disembodied voice at that point seems like that of Bruno’s conscience.
The writing of this scene, though, and Ganz’s magnificent performance, also has the effect of making Martha’s stance and indignation look petty, imperious.It is reported that this movie’s scenario was inspired by the life of Schroeder’s own mother, and the film has a personal tone that is not always detectable in his other movies. It enhances a film that’s one of the most thoughtful in his body of work.