With 139 million subscribers across the globe, Netflix keeps growing by making sure it offers something for everyone. In addition to a varied selection of horror, sci-fi, documentaries, and dramas, the service is curates a solid library of action films. If you're in the mood for some kinetic thrills, check out 10 of the best action movies you can stream right now.
1. Heat (1995)
Michael Mann's thriller about a career crisis pushing the envelope in a series of high-stakes bank robberies was notable for being the first onscreen meeting between Robert De Niro (who plays thief Neil McCauley) and Al Pacino (as Los Angeles police lieutenant Vincent Hanna). The novelty took a back seat to Man's expert staging of the confrontations between Cops and Robbers, a ballet of violence that pulls the viewer into the crossfire.
Hard to believe, but Daniel Craig's first turn as Cinema's Best Superspy, James Bond Craig's critics had little to say after watching Casino Royale which serves as a reintroduction to the character as he pursues Le Cipher (Mads Mikkelsen) in the midst of a high-stakes poker game.
3. Kill Bill Vols. 1
and 2 (2003 and 2004)
A decade after Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino filmed a two-part homage to the kung-fu genre with Kill Bill . Martial arts and weapons-equipped Bride (Uma Thurman) pursues her mentor, Bill (David Carradine), after his betrayal left her comatose on her wedding day. Swords cross, enemies collide, and Thurman earns stripes in the yellow tracksuit made famous by Bruce Lee.
Frank Grillo stars in this claustrophobic action thriller about a getaway driver who leaves the dirty work to the criminals who retain his services. When it's time to go to the street, Grillo is left to navigate the streets – and an increasingly dangerous double-cross-himself.
All four Indiana Jones films are on Netflix , but the first still stands its ground as the best in the series and one of the finest action movies ever made. Indy (Harrison Ford) pursues the Lost Ark of the Covenant while evading and diverting
Purists may scoff at the dubbed and edited American version of this Hong Kong martial arts classic, but there's no diluting the masterful choreography of Jackie Chan. The actor plays to his strengths in both comedy and action as a martial artist who becomes more proficient the more he drinks. If you're wondering why fans compare Chan to silent movie star like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has made good on his promise to come back in three-soon to be four-sequels and a theme park attraction. But the original The Terminator did not have any ambition to become a franchise.
Bruce Lee's biggest stateside hit is a well-choreographed travelogue of a martial arts tournament on a private island run by a crime czar named Han. As Lee pursues on behalf of British intelligence, he engages in a series of bouts that demonstrate the actor's supreme proficiency in hand-to-hand cinematic combat. Jackie Chan's brief appearance as a guard.
Fans of The Raid series wants to find a similar approach to this hyperactive Indonesian action movie about an assassin who has to navigate a small army of triad killers in order to protect a young girl.
Before The Expendables blew up everything in sight, this World War II drama assembled a who's -who of 1960's grimacing-Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown among them-in a story about a suicide mission to assassinate top-ranking German soldiers. The protagonists are all criminals, but up against the Nazi regime, you'll be rooting for them regardless.