explosion! Weapon! Helicopter! An even bigger explosion!
They’re not always the most sophisticated movies, but for a night on the couch with a big bag of popcorn, there’s often nothing better than a no-nonsense, pedal-to-the-metal action film.
From Stallone and Schwarzenegger to Ryan Reynolds and The Rock, throughout the history of cinema, we’ve always loved movie stars who can pull off high-octane action.
This summer Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans will be showing off their action heroes at Netflix blockbuster spy thriller film Gray Man.
To celebrate the release of the film, we have ranked and ranked the best Netflix Original action movies and also offer some tips on the best 80s movies, 90s and action 00s movies are currently available to watch in the UK via Netflix.
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This senseless action thriller stars Elsa Pataky (Fast and Furious) as an army captain who is forced to put his years of training and tactical skills to use when a coordinated attack threatens to threaten a missile intercept station under his command.
Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Bridge) is his co-star.
9. Spenser’s Secret
Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-cop better known for making trouble than solving it in this action comedy.
After being released from prison, Spenser is bound to help a promising amateur fighter. That’s Hawk (Winston Duke), a brave MMA fighter who is confident that he will be a tougher opponent than the previous Spenser.
When two of Spenser’s former comrades are killed, he recruits Hawk to help him investigate and bring the culprits to justice.
8. 6 Underground
Gather Ryan Reynolds, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Dave Franco, Corey Hawkins, Melanie Laurent and Ben Hardy in this explosive action hero film and you can expect something pretty epic.
This film is about six individuals from around the world, each one of the best at what they do, chosen not only for their skills, but for their unique desire to erase their past to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose only mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his comrades will never be remembered, their actions will certainly be remembered.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Birds of Prey, Scott Pilgrim Vs the World) leads this killer film as the main character, a ruthless villain with 24 hours to take revenge on the enemy who poisoned him.
Miku Martineau and Woody Harrelson star as co-stars.
6. Red Notice
Dwayne Johnson! Ryan Reynolds! Gal Gadot! explosion! Is any further explanation needed?
A trio of Hollywood superstars play an FBI profiler, the world’s greatest art thief and the world’s most wanted art thief in a high-flying adventure around the world.
5. Army of the Dead
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) leads the cast of Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Man of Steel, 300) in the highly anticipated return to the zombie genre.
Following a group of mercenaries in Las Vegas who take the ultimate bet during a zombie outbreak, Army of the Dead is an ambitious, bloody zombie-heist mash-up genre.
4. Three Borders
Throw Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund together in a heist, action, special forces adventure, and you’ve got the good stuff.
These guys play an operation in a sparsely populated multi-border zone in South America, where a mission takes an unexpected turn, threatening to spiral out of control and pushing their relationship to the limit.
3. Night Comes For Us
It won’t be for everyone and it’s definitely not a must-see for the squeamish, but this Indonesian action thriller is very stylish and bloody from the slaughterhouse.
The film tells the story of Ito (played by Joe Taslim), a former triad enforcer, and his mission to protect a young girl while trying to escape from her former gang, which sparks fierce fighting on the streets of Jakarta.
2. Old Guard
Winning over critics and fans – and with a sequel on the way – Charlize Theron leads the cast of this comic book adaptation about a team of immortal mercenaries.
Based on Greg Rucka’s graphic novel, the action sequences were described by critics as “inspiring” and “tickling”.
1 . Extraction
Chris Hemsworth does his best Chris Hemsworth as he plays fearless mercenary Tyler Rake, who is on a mission to save the son of an international crime lord.
An action-packed thriller that boasts, Extraction is a high-speed adventure that was Netflix’s most-watched original when it released in 2020.
80’s, 90’s and 00’s classic action movies to watch on Netflix UK
- Rest Points
- Red October Hunt
- Kill Bill Volume 1
- Blue Thunder
- John Wick Chapter 2
- Jack Reacher
- Patriot Games
- 21 Bridges
- That man
- Zero Thirty Dark
- Busy time
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