the best action movies from the streaming platform

Netflix is ​​home to a phenomenal amount of action movies, so much so that it can be hard to navigate at times. To make things easier for you, find here our file devoted to the best action films of the platform.

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If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you know how difficult it can be to choose which movies or series to watch. It must be said that the service has a substantial catalog, in any genre. Note that if you are often undecided in front of the menu offered by the platform, Netflix recently launched the “Launch a title” option. To summarize, Netflix will take care of randomly launching a movie or series to suit your tastes.

But that is not the subject of this dossier. No, this Thursday, April 29, 2021, we’re going to focus on the best action movies available on Netflix. To make this selection, we relied on the recommendations of the editorial staff and not on a rating system as proposed by IMDb. In fact, you are free to submit your favorite action films to us in the Comments section. We will update this file regularly as we go out on Netflix.

Read also: New Netflix May 2021 – series and movies to watch, release schedule

The best action movies available on Netflix

The Night Comes For Us

Be careful, do not look for a complex and intelligent scenario in The Night Comes For Us. This is clearly not what is being asked of him. As proof, the story of the film can be summed up in a few lines: one of the best assassins of the Triad spares the life of a woman during yet another massacre and finds himself hunted by his family.

What we remember from this Indonesian feature film are its crazy and outrageous fight scenes, regulated like music paper. Connoisseurs will recognize the signature of the creators of The Raid, another masterpiece that has entered the pantheon of the best action films. As much to tell you right away, A Night Comes For Us does not spare its audience, chaining the clashes always more violent and gory, even if it means making the viewer uncomfortable at times. Anyway, you will not come out unscathed from this trip, which may remind Ong-Bak in some ways.


You are fans of Mads Milkkelsen ? Do you like grim and grueling thrillers? Do you not turn your eye to particularly violent scenes of torture and executions? Polar should serve you. Admittedly, Jonas Akerlund’s film does not shine with its script, but Mads Mikkelsen’s impeccable performance as a cold and seasoned killer is worth the detour. We will be able to see a Saturday night nanar there, with his vulgar black humor and flush of daisies and its jagged rhythm. Still, Polar has its own style and claims it, enough to allow it to stand out from the crowd of other action films available on Netflix.

Mad Max Fury Road

Impossible to make a Top of the best action movies on Netflix without mentioning Mad Max Fury Road, George Miller’s masterpiece. A true tribute to silent films according to the director’s own admission, Mad Max Fury Road is a cinema lesson and proves once again that a good film does not necessarily require a script. Since in Mad Max Fury Road, the story could have been written on the corner of a table. George Miller’s tour de force is to propose a 2h breathless chase, visually incredible and with surgical precision, all punctuated with a master’s hand. Especially since George Miller does not give in (almost) to special effects, in favor of homemade stunts, just like all vehicles built for the occasion.

Mr Wolff

In the pure lineage of a Jason bourne and a Jack Reacher, Mr Wolff comes to put his style and does it brilliantly. It must be said that the film is perfect for Ben Affleck, who is definitely never as good as when it comes to playing a character impassive and devoid of all emotion. In this fast-paced thriller, follow the story of Christian Wolff, a genius mathematician diagnosed with autism at an early age. Chartered accountant in civil life, Christian actually makes a living as a hitman for the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. Kind of hybrid going to seek his inspirations on the side of Dexter, Rain Main and Jason Bourne, the film hits the mark, in particular thanks to the impeccable performances of Ben Affleck, Jon Bernthal and Anna Kendrick.

Pain and Gain

Pain and Gain traces the true and totally crazy story of three bodybuilding enthusiasts, known as the “Sun Gym Gang”. Tired of their lives, the three accomplices will prepare a convoluted plan to steal all the goods of one of their wealthy clients. Galvanized by a first success, the three friends will decide to apply the same method to other wealthy victims… If the plan will work for a while, allowing them to live the “American dream” in luxury and indecency. more complete, violence and justice will quickly catch up with the trio. An excellent and relatively unknown film by Michael Bay, starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys isn’t exactly an action movie per se, but Shane Black’s feature film is a vibrant and excellent homage to the “Buddy movies” of the 80s and 90s, The lethal Weapon on your mind. Paced like never before, the film is worth a look just for the impeccable performance of its two headliners Ryan Gosling and Russel Crow, who literally burst the screen. We come out with a smile, very happy to see that filmmakers still manage to make Old Fashioned Buddy Movie : fighting, a good story, a delicious 70’s atmosphere, a hilarious duet all served by a particularly successful staging. From the great Shane Black.

Baby Driver

Baby has two hobbies in life: music, and speed. To reconcile the two, the young man goes through the breaks as a pilot on behalf of a mobster played by Mr. Kevin Spacey. However, a failed robbery will put him in a particularly complicated situation… Director Edgar Wright, daddy of the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, the Last Ad before the end of the world) delivers here an excellent action film, served by a nice bunch of actors (Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx in the lead) and frenzied and spectacular chases. Special mention to the soundtrack, which fits perfectly into the film, unlike that of a certain Suicide Squad.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

We chose this opus, but our preference could very well go to the whole saga. It must be said that in the field of mainstream action films, the Mission Impossible shines with impeccable workmanship and an unhealthy sense of detail. Screenplay, interpretation, soundtrack, artistic direction, meticulous battle scenes, Tom Cruise proves he remains one of the undisputed kings of the genre, and has fun pushing the limits of what is possible in each episode, through stunts, each more dangerous than the next. Since in case you did not know, the actor wants to do all his stunts himself, making all insurance companies nightmares. Great entertainment.

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