Netflix currently has a successful track record in action films, which is only going to get better with the impending releases of Red Notice and Sweet Girl. And while some of these films had higher Metacritic scores than others, they all contributed to establishing Netflix as a dominant force in entertainment and continue to do so. here are the top 10 action movies that you can stream on Netflix.
Sand Castle, starring Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, and Henry Cavill, is based on Chris Roessner's experiences as a soldier during the Iraq War. A young American soldier is charged with restoring water to an Iraqi town in the film.
The film was released on Netflix in April 2017 to mixed reviews from critics, who deemed it to be effective and genuine but ultimately conventional and forgettable. Hoult and Cavill's performances garnered praise, and the picture acquired a Metacritic score of 45, which indicates “Mixed or Average Reviews.”
Spenser Confidential is a 2020 action-comedy film directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke. The fifth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg, the film follows the story of Spenser, a former police officer who teams up with his roommate Hawk to combat Boston's criminal underworld.
The film garnered unfavourable to mediocre reviews. The chemistry between Wahlberg and Duke was praised, but the picture received harsh criticism for its lack of comedy and suspense, as well as its conventionality. Based on twenty reviews, the film had an average score of 49 on Metacritic.
Dominique Fishback, Jamie Foxx, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are featured on a poster for the film Project Power.
The 2020 superhero action film Project Power will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback as a drug dealer, a police officer, and a former military who band up to stop the spread of a pill that grants superpowers.
Project Power, which was released in August 2020, garnered largely positive reviews. The majority of the praise was reserved for the three lead performances, the action sequences, and the strong visuals, but the film was panned for its lack of ambition and for not fully using its premise. The film had an average score of 51 on Metacritic based on 35 professional reviews.
Extraction, produced by the Russo Brothers and starring Chris Hemsworth, is about a black-ops mercenary charged with retrieving the kid of an Indian drug king in Bangladesh. The film is based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, Fernando León González, Eric Skillman, and the Russo Brothers. It marks Sam Hargrave's directorial debut.
Extraction, one of Netflix's most successful films, garnered generally positive reviews. Hemsworth's acting and stunt work were praised, but the film was highly panned for what was perceived as needless and excessive violence. It has a Metacritic score of 56 and an average score of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Outlaw King is a 2018 historical drama-action film starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, the Scottish king of the 14th century who waged guerilla warfare against the considerably bigger English army. Stephen Dillane, Florence Pugh, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson co-star in the film directed by David Mackenzie.
Outlaw King, which debuted at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, was made available on Netflix in November of the same year. It garnered mainly favourable reviews, with Pine's portrayal and the production of the mediaeval conflicts receiving particular appreciation. However, it was criticised for the numerous historical liberties it took. With an average score of 59, it's at the end of “Mixed or Average Reviews.”
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, and Garrett Hedlund play former US Army Delta Force troops who regroup to attempt a robbery of a South American crime lord in Triple Frontier. The film is directed by J. C. Chandor and is based on a script he co-wrote with Mark Boal.
The film was released by Netflix in March 2019 and received generally positive reviews from critics. The ensemble cast was deemed exceptional and capable of compensating for the shortcomings in the plot. With an average score of 61, Triple Frontier earned Metacritic's “Generally Positive Reviews” stamp of approval.
Wheelman is a film written and directed by Jeremy Rush about a getaway driver who, after being double-crossed during a botched robbery, must find out who betrayed him before it's too late. In the action thriller, Frank Grillo plays opposite Garret Dillahunt and Caitlin Carmichael.
In October 2017, the film was released to favourable reviews from critics. Reviewers praised Grillo's starring performance and deemed the picture to be an above-average B film. It garnered an average score of 66 on Metacritic, despite only receiving four reviews.
The Night Comes For Us
The Night Comes For Us is a 2018 action thriller written and directed by Timo Tjahjanto and starring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle, and Zack Lee. A crime enforcer turns his back on his life as a killer to protect a young girl's life.
After its premiere at the 2018 Fantastic Fest in September, Netflix released the film in October of the same year. Critics complimented the film's stylishly violent narrative, calling it absurd and cartoonish, but ultimately successful and thrilling. With a Metacritic score of 69, the picture received “Generally Positive Reviews.”
The Old Guard
The Old Guard solidifies Charlize Theron's status as one of the most renowned action stars of our day. Based on the comic book of the same name, the film follows a group of immortal mercenaries on a quest for vengeance. The ensemble cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthias Schoenaerts.
The Old Guard was released in July 2020 to generally excellent reviews from critics, who lauded Theron's dominating performance and the film's complex action sequences. On Metacritic, 45 critics gave it an average score of 70, while it has an 80% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
This film created and co-written by the visionary director Bong Joon-ho is about a little girl who raises a genetically modified superpig. It features a big ensemble cast led by South Korean child actor Ahn Seo-hyun, with Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, and Jake Gyllenhaal also appearing.
Okja competed for the Palm d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival before its June 2017 release on Netflix. The adventurous narrative and Bong's directing vision garnered the majority of the film's praises from critics. It received an average score of 75 based on 36 reviews, indicating “Generally Positive Reviews” on Metacritic.