20 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now [February 2023]: Star Cast, Story Line, IMBD Rating and More

Everyone enjoys action movies. With high-octane chase sequences, fights, killings, and more, action movies pack a solid punch. Be it English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Korean, or any other language film, action movies exist all over the world. They are one of a kind, packed with adrenaline-rushing moments that tend to take your breath away and leave you at the edge of your seat, wanting more.

Want to feel energized? An “action movie” will undoubtedly do the trick. Earlier, action movies were a little clunky and uncoordinated, but nowadays, with the slick production techniques and advanced technology used in filmmaking, action movies have levelled up, and how. Over the years, there have been some action movies that have made a distinct impact. Read along to find out our pick of the 20 best action movies streaming on Netflix right now.

The Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now (November 2022)

Top Action Movies on Netflix

Movie Name Netflix Streaming Language Release Date IMDb Rating
Inglourious Basterds English, Hindi, French, German, Italian, German, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, and others  October 2, 2009 8.3
Kantara Hindi, English September 30, 2022 8.3
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam April 28, 2017 8.2
Madras Cafe Hindi August 23, 2013 7.6
Collateral English, Hindi, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, German, and others  August 6, 2004 7.5
Bullet Train English, Hindi, French, Spanish July 18,  2022 (Grand Rex),

August 5, 2022  (United States)

7.3
13 Hours English, Hindi, French, German, Italian, German, Polish, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, and others January 12, 2016 (AT&T Stadium),

January 15, 2016 (United States)

7.3
 

Mission Majnu

Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu January 20, 2023 7.3
Wrath of Man English April 22 2021, (International),

May 7, 2021 (United States),

December 10 2021 (United Kingdom)

7.1
The Italian Job English, Hindi, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish May 11, 2003 (Tribeca Film Festival),

May 30, 2003 (United States)

7.0
The Incredible Hulk English, Hindi, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish November 4, 1977 7.0
Bad Boys English, Hindi, Turkish, Spanish, French, Italian, and others April 7, 1995 6.8
Extraction English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, French, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and others April 24, 2020 6.7
Red Notice English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Arabic (Syria), Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Filipino, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Thai, and others November 5, 2021 6.3
American Assassin English, French, Spanish, European Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese September 15, 2017 6.2
Project Power English, Hindi, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese August 14, 2020 6.0
The Man from Toronto English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, French, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, German, Czech, Indonesian, and others June 24, 2022 5.8
Bloodshot English, Hindi, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish, and others March 10, 2020 (Westwood),

March 13, 2020 (United States)

5.7
Jung_E Korean, English, Hindi, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, French, German, Filipino, Indonesian, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Thai, Turkish, and others January 20, 2023 5.4
Raangi Tamil, Telugu December 30, 2022 4.8

1) Inglourious Basterds

Every once in a while, a movie comes out that blows everyone away. Inglorious Basterds was one such movie, depicting the darkest period in humanity’s history – the reign of Hitler during World War 2. A ragtag bunch of Jewish soldiers are on an undercover mission to take down the Third Reich and end the war. In a parallel story, a woman wishes to avenge the death of her family at the hands of a German officer. One of the best Tarantino flicks in recent times, this is easily the best action movie on Netflix.

Cast – Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Michael Fassbender, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, B J Novak, Omar Doom, Sylvester Groth, August Diehl, Denis Ménochet, Martin Wuttke, Mike Myers, Julie Dreyfus.

Duration – 2h 33 min

Genre – Adventure, Drama, War

Director – Quentin Tarantino

IMDb Rating – 8.3

2) Kantara (Hindi)

Without a doubt, the Sandalwood film Kantara is one of the biggest films of 2022. Having been talked about in length and having its share of controversies, its Hindi and English dub versions are streaming on Netflix. In a South Indian village where fate, folklore, and spirituality rule the lands, a fiery young man, clashes with an unflinching forest officer. It revolves around the conflict between nature and humans. Shiva is the rebel who defends nature and his village. A death starts a war between the evil forces and the villagers. Can Shive restore peace in the village?

Cast – Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, Pramod Shetty, Prakash Thuminad, Naveen D. Padil, and others

Duration – 2h 28m

Genre – Action Thriller

Director – Rishab Shetty

IMDb Rating – 8.3

3) Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Continuing from where Baahubali: The Beginning concluded, in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Shiva/Mahendra Baahubali learns about his heritage, and to avenge his father’s unjust death, he leads an army into battle against his blood relatives. The film gave away the answer to the much-asked question,“Kattappa ne Bahubali ko kyon mara.” The action and entertainment quotient in the film are top-notch. It is a S. S. Rajamouli film.

Cast – Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Subbaraju, and others

Duration – 2h 47m

Genre – Epic Action

Director – S. S. Rajamouli

IMDb Rating – 8.2

4) Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe is set in the late 1980s and early 1990s, during the time of Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war and the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. An Indian intelligence agent journeys to the war-torn coastal island to weaken the rebel group. Vikram Singh, an Indian army officer, is in charge of covert operations in Jaffna following the withdrawal of the Indian peacekeeping force. It is an intense and edge-of-the-seat action film.

Cast – 2h 10m

Duration –John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna, Siddharth Basu, Prakash Belawadi, Ajay Rathnam, and others

Genre – Political Action Thriller

Director – Shoojit Sircar

IMDb Rating –  7.6

5) Collateral

Max Durocher, a cab driver in Los Angeles, one day picks up Vincent, who offers him 600 dollars to drive him around. While on the job, Max realises that his fare is an assassin. Can Max pull himself out of the hostage-like situation in Collateral, and what does the future hold for Vincent?

Cast – Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley, Klea Scott, Javier Bardem, Emilio Rivera, and others

Duration – 2h

Genre – Neo-Noir Action Thriller

Director – Michael Mann

IMDb Rating –  7.5

6) Bullet Train

Five assassins board a swiftly moving Japanese train. The bullet train is headed to Kyoto. During the journey, they discover that their seemingly different missions are interlinked mysteriously. At the People’s Choice Awards 2022, Bullet Train was nominated in the action movie category.

Cast – Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Sandra Bullock, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A. Martínez Ocasio, Karen Fukuhara, Zazie Beetz, and others

Duration – 2h 7m

Genre – Action Comedy

Director – David Leitch

IMDb Rating –  7.3

7) 13 Hours

13 Hours, the American film, is known simply as 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. In the film, members of an elite security team battle to save the lives of the trapped US Consulate personnel, who are under attack by armed terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. At the 89th Academy Awards, the film was nominated in the Best Sound Mixing category. The film caused controversy in Libya.

Cast – James Badge, Dale John Krasinski, Max Martini, Dominic Fumusa, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Alexia Barlier, Freddie Stroma, David Costabile, Shane Rowe, Gábor Bodis, Matt Letscher, David Giuntoli, Demetrius Grosse, David Furr, Davide Tucci, and others

Duration – 2h 24m

Genre – Action-Thriller

Director – Michael Bay

IMDb Rating – 7.3

8) Mission Majnu

Mission Majnu is still trending at number 4 in the movies category on Netflix after a month of its direct OTT release. The film is said to be loosely based on true events. Set in the 1970s, an undercover Indian spy, Amandeep Ajitpal Singh, takes on the dangerous mission of exposing a covert nuclear weapons program kept under wraps in the heart of Pakistan. Apart from the patriotism angle, the film also has a soft romantic touch.

Cast – Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra, Rajit Kapur, Avijit Dutt, Avantika Akerkar, Rajit Kapur, Mir Sarwar, and Ashwath Bhatt

Duration – 2h 9m

Genre – Action, Spy Thriller

Director – Shantanu Bagchi

IMDb Rating – 7.3

9) Wrath of Man

The story of Wrath of Man revolves around a cold and mysterious new security guard for a cash truck, who shocks his co-workers when he showcases his precision skills during a heist. The crew keeps wondering who he is. Soon, his motive becomes clearer as he takes drastic steps to settle a score.

Cast – Josh  Hartnett, Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Andy Garcia, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood.

Duration-1h 59 min

Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller

Director – Guy Ritchie

IMDb Rating – 7.1

10) The Italian Job

In the 2003 film The Italian Job, after Charlie Croker is betrayed and left for dead in Italy, he and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. This is one of the best action movies streaming digitally. The adrenaline rush in the film is up there.

Cast – Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton, Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Yasiin Bey, Seth Greene, Fausto Callegarini, Fabio Scarpa, Tiberio Greco, Cristiano Bonora, Jimmy Shubert, Tammi Cubilette, Mary Potser, Shawn Fanning, Christopher Moore Jr., Terrell Jones.

Duration-1h 51 min

Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller.

Director – F. Gary Gray

IMDb Rating – 7.0

11) The Incredible Hulk

After a radiation accident, a scientist transforms into a superhuman monster whenever he gets angry. While he is looking for a cure, a reporter is out to expose him. The Incredible Hulk is said to be exciting.

Cast – Bill Bixby, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Susan Batson, Mario Gallo, Eric Server, Charles Siebert, and others

Duration – 1h 35m

Genre – Action Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director – Kenneth Johnson

IMDb Rating – 7.0

12) Bad Boys 

“Bad Boys Bad Boys. Whatcha gonna do?” Because of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s 1995 film “Bad Boys,” we have either heard or sung these lines. When evidence from a $100 million drug bust gets stolen, two Miami detectives, Marcus Miles Burnett, and Michael Eugene “Mike,” must crack the case and protect a witness before their unit is shut down. Bad Boys was a commercial success.

Cast – Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Emmanuel Xuereb, Michael Taliferro, Tchéky Karyo, Marc Macaulay, Vic Manni, Ralph Gonzalez, Frank John Hughes, Mike Kirton, Will Knickerbocker, Theresa Randle, Tiffany Samuels, Cory Hodges, Scott Cumberbatch, Anna Thomson, Joey Romano.

Duration-1h 59min

Genre – Action, Comedy, Crime

Director – Michael Bay

IMDb Rating – 6.8

13) Extraction

This movie has been directed by Sam Hargrave and revolves around Tyler Rake, who has been hired to go on a mission to rescue Ovi Mahajan, the abducted son of an Indian drug lord. Ovi has been held captive by a Bangladeshi gangster. Joe Russo has penned the screenplay for this breathtaking action film. It has some extreme, violent, and no-nonsense action scenes. Extraction‘s Indian connection made the film extremely popular among subcontinent audiences. Extraction 2 is already in the works and is set for a June 2023 Netflix release.

Cast – Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, Neha Mahajan, Ryder Lerum, Shivam Vichare, Piyush Khati, Sara Rumao, Arti Kulkarni, Umakant Patil, Praveen Indu, Swapnil Kokum, Pallas Prajapati, Shazia Naz Gill, Rob Collins, Wayne Blair.

Duration-1h 56 min

Genre – Action, Thriller

Director – Sam Hargrave

IMDb Rating – 6.7

14) Red Notice  

This is one of the most ambitious Netflix original projects of all time. The story is set in the world of international crime, in which an Interpol agent tries to hunt down and capture the world’s most notorious and wanted art thief. Thrilling chase sequences, action, and a lot of drama define this movie. Red Notice has remained in the top 10 rankings on Netflix for English-language films for three months since its release. Does the thief get caught? Or does he keep pilfering to fill his pockets? Watch the movie and find out.

Cast – Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Renolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ivan Mbakop, Vincenzo Amato, Rafael Petardi, Seth Michaels, Guy Nardulli, Andrew Hunter, Sebastien Large, George Tsai, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Robert Mata, Anthony Belevtsov, Daniel Bernhardt, Yosef Podolski.

Duration-1h 58 min

Genre – Action Comedy, Thriller

Director– Rawson Marshall Thurber

IMDb Rating – 6.3

15) American Assassin  

The 2017 American film “American Assassin” revolves around Mitch Rapp. Mitch’s girlfriend, Katrina Harper, is killed by the terrorists while they were vacationing in Ibiza, Spain. Mitch’s thirst for vengeance catches the interest of the CIA, and he is mentored by Stan Hurley, an ex-United States Navy SEAL. Will Mitch be able to combat global terrorism? Can he avenge his girlfriend’s death? Watch the movie and find out.

Cast – Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Chris Webter, Buster Reeves, Simon Connolly, Nick Cavaliere, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Adam Collins, Joost Janssen, Trevor White, JF Davis, David Suchet, Michael Wildman.

Duration-1h 51 min

Genre – Action, Thriller

Director – Michael Cuesta

IMDb Rating – 6.2

16) Project Power

When a pill that grants the users temporary superpowers hits the streets of New Orleans, an ex-soldier, a cop, and a teen collide and team up as they hunt for those who are responsible for its creation. Over its first four weeks of release in October 2020, Netflix reported that 75 million households had watched Project Power. At the 2021 Visual Effects Society Awards, the film won in the Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature and Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature categories.

Cast – Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Rodrigo Santoro, Colson Baker, Allen Maldonado, Amy Landecker, Courtney B. Vance, Casey Neistat, Luke Hawx, Yoshi Sudarso, Azhar Khan, Jazzy De Lisser, Jane Chika Oranika, and others

Duration – 1h 53m

Genre – Science Fiction, Action

Director – Henry Joost

IMDb Rating – 6.0

17) The Man from Toronto  

The movie revolves around Teddy, a struggling fitness entrepreneur, and Randy (The Man from Toronto), a mysterious assassin. A case of mistaken identity pushes Teddy to team up with Randy, “The Man from Toronto,” to stay alive. The two characters are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental. In June 2022, the film was released directly on the OTT streaming platform Netflix. It is an action-adventure film, with the right amount of goofiness.

Cast – Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Lela Loren, Pierson Fodé, Jencarlos Canela, Ellen Barkin, Ronnie Rowe, Kate Drummond, Tomohisa Yamashita, Oleg Taktarov, Jencarlos Canela, and others

Duration – 1h 50m

Genre – Action Comedy

Director – Patrick Hughes

IMDb Rating – 5.8

18) Bloodshot

Bloodshot, the 2020 superhero film, is based on the Valiant Comics character “Bloodshot,” by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton. Vin Diesel plays the titular character in the film. In the movie, a dead soldier is resurrected with the use of new biotechnology, and he embarks on a mission of revenge. He has superpowers post-resurrection.

Cast – Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce, Talulah Riley, Lamorne Morris, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Alex Hernandez, Siddharth Dhananjay

Duration – 1h 49m

Genre – Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director – David S. F. Wilson

IMDb Rating – 5.7

19) Jung_E 

In Jung_E, the 2023 South Korean film, a researcher at an AI lab leads the effort to end the civil war by cloning the brain of her mother, a heroic soldier, in a post-apocalyptic, near future.  A day after its release, the film ranked number 1 globally in the streamer’s film category.

Cast – Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo, Park So-yi, Uhm Ji-won, and Lee Dong-hee

Duration – 1h 38m

Genre – Science Fiction, Action Adventure

Director – Yeon Sang-ho

IMDb Rating – 5.4

20) Raangi

The term Raangi translates to “headstrong woman.” The M. Saravanan film is headlined by Trisha. When an online predator targets her niece, Thaiyal Nayagi, a bold journalist, gets into action mode. She encounters a boy from Libya named Aalim. Aalim works for a terror group in Tunisia. The FBI wants to use Thaiyal Nayagi and her niece as bait to catch Aalim. The action in the film was on point. The stunt sequences that Trisha performs in Raangi are choreographed well.

Cast – Trisha, Anaswara Rajan, Bekzod Abdumalikov, Lizzie Antony, John Mahendran, Gopi Kannadasan, and Waqar Khan

Duration – 2h 1m

Genre – Action Thriller

Director – M. Saravanan

IMDb Rating – 4.8

That rounds off our pick of the best action movies streaming on Netflix. Apart from the twenty titles mentioned in the article, the OTT streaming platform has an endless list of action films to choose from, so tune into Netflix right away.

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