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Best Action Movies On Netflix Right Now (May 2022)

Casino Royale


The action star Daniel Craig fits the role of the iconic James Bond. Fans of the franchise welcomed him with open arms. 

Casino Royale received a positive response from the audience. This laid a firm foundation for the next five movies in the series.

The hand-to-hand combat scenes in Casino Royale are quite realistic. They mimicked real-life fighting to a certain extent. 

Although Daniel Craig performed some of his stunts most of the fight scenes and stunts were done by "Wayne Michaels" a professional stunt coordinator.

The movie has everything from action-packed stunts and high-speed car chases. The villain is usually a drug lord but this time Le Chiffre (played by Mads Mikkelsen), a man that funds terrorist organizations.

Bond faces Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game, where he loses all the money and gets poisoned. Just in time saved by Vesper Lynd (played by Eva Green).

All movies are listed in order - 

  • Casino Royale released in 2006 was the first movie with Daniel Craig.
  • Quantum of Solace 2008
  • Skyfall 2012
  • Spectre released in 2015
No Time to Die, released in 2021 is the final movie with Daniel Craig. 

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No Time to Die


This is the last movie of Daniel Craig in the role of the infamous James Bond. The end of the entire franchise of James Bond that began with "Casino Royale" finally ends with "No Time to Die".

The character of James bond has been winning hearts for over half a century since it first appeared in the movie Dr. No. in 1962. 

Daniel Craig has done a marvelous job and made his presence felt meanwhile giving the characters his unique touch.

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IP Man Franchise


Directed by Wilson Yip, IP man is a martial arts movie that is based on the real-life story of Yip Man. The movie is set in the era of the Sino-Japanese war and follows the hardships of Yip Man's life.

It has various fight scenes in the martial arts format. Although the movie was released only in mainland China and Hong Kong, it grossed over $22 million.

Moreover, the audience insights were immensely positive within China and Hong Kong.IP man which is an action movie went on to win Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography

The movie had 3 sequels -

  • IP man 2 (2010)
  • IP man 3 (2015)
  • IP man 4 (2019)
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Triple Frontier


Oscar Isaac directed this amazing acton movie is the director famous for movies like Ex Machina and X men: Apocalypse.A group of veterans forced by personal tragedies come together to perform a heist.

But when things didn't go according to the plan their resolve is tested.Oscar Isaac leads a team of retired soldiers on a quest to make them rich. A heist that would set them up for life.

Triple Frontier received a lot of praise from action fans and grossed 45 million views in the first month of release in the US.

It's no surprise that an action movie starring big names like Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Charlie Hunnam performed well. Triple Frontier has everything from duels to high speed car chase.

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The Wandering Earth


The Wandering Earth is a Chinese film Si-Fi movie directed by Grant Gwo. When the sun runs out of fuel humans are left with one choice only. By using rockets they try to propel Earth out of the solar system.

But things turn out differently and the earth is on its way to a head-on collision with Jupiter. The engineers slow down the rotation of the earth. As a result, almost half of the population of the Earth dies as a consequence.

On the verge of extinction, the few do their last dire efforts to save everyone.

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The Debt Collector


Scott Adkins and Louis Mandylor play the role of debt collectors French and Sue. Fans of the movie have compared it to The Bad Boys released in 1995.

British martial arts expert takes the job of the debt collector in a mob. The movie is shallow and focuses majorly on gun fights and hand-to-hand combat.

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The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight released in 2008 is considered by men to be one of the best action movies on Netflix. Iconic actors like Ben Affleck and Heath Leader have created this masterpiece of a movie.

Batman Begins is the first film in the Batman Trilogy. Action star Ben Affleck established himself as the most suitable actor to play the iconic role of Batman. Michael Caine did an amazing job in the supporting role of Alfred.

All of the stunts performed in The Dark Knight happened in real-time without the use of CGI. The final fight between joker and batman is iconic in itself. 

It is more of a clash of ideologies, Joker being the agent of chaos and Batman being a symbol of hope.

The movie Dark Knight has a lot of fight scenes where Batman faces a number of goons at once. The entire combat section is filled with breathtaking action and cliffhangers. 

Read the complete review of The Dark Knight Trilogy.

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Chris Hemsworth plays the role of a mercenary, Tyler Rake who is hired by a drug lord from Bangladesh. He is assigned a mission to rescue his abducted kid from the underworld.

It is an action movie that follows the struggles of Tyler's personal life which leads him into becoming a soulless mercenary. The movie has everything from high-speed car chases to action-packed stunts and hand-to-hand combat.

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Mexico trilogy

El Mariachi


The movie follows the story of El Mariachi (Played by Antonio Banderas) an aspiring musician looking for work. His life takes a downturn when people of the town mistake him to be a professional assassin and kills his lover.

El Mariachi, which was made on a budget of $7,000 and grossed over 2 million on the big screen within the USA. 

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Desperado (1995)


Desperado this sequel made Robert Rodriguez a household name. The movie follows the encounter of Mariachi with a Mexican drug lord. The movie was made with a $7 million budget and earned $58 million at the box office.

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Once upon a time Mexico (2003)


The final movie of the installment brought this trilogy in the mainstream. Antonio Banderas starring along with iconic actors like Jonny Depp, Salma Hayek and Mickey Rourke.

It is one of the best performing second sequels of all time. The movie grossed over $60 million within the US and over $40 million internationally. 

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