5 great action movies not to miss on Netflix

By Adam C. BetterJun 30, 2024 17:35 PMFilms
Share:
Extraction (2020)
Extraction (2020). Source: www.nytimes.com

Action movies hold a special place in our hearts, offering an adrenaline-pumping blend of captivating storytelling and thrilling visuals. Netflix, with its diverse catalog, ensures there's something for everyone when it comes to satisfying your action movie cravings. Whether you prefer intense storylines, gritty underworlds, dangerous missions, or sketchy characters, Netflix has got you covered. By exploring the five best action films available on the platform, you can experience movie theater-like excitement from the comforts of home. This is prepared by SSP.

1. Extraction

"Extraction," based on the graphic novel "Ciudad," marks director Sam Hargrave's impressive debut. Starring Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, a black-ops mercenary determined to rescue a kidnapped boy, the film showcases intense action sequences amidst a high-stakes mission. Although "Extraction" is loaded with violence, it solidifies its position in Netflix's top 10 most-watched films due to its adrenaline-pumping sequences that rival even the likes of "John Wick."

2. Triple Frontier

In "Triple Frontier," director J.C. Chandor masterfully presents the story of five Special Forces operatives on a dangerous heist. As they attempt to extract $75 million from a South American crime lord, the plot takes unexpected turns, and their lives hang in the balance. With a stellar cast led by Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Charlie Hunnam, "Triple Frontier" blends action-packed thrills with underlying commentary on the consequences of greed, making it a quintessential Friday night viewing experience.

3. The Killer

"The Killer," directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker—known for their work on the iconic "Se7en"—offers a glimpse into the disturbed mind of its title character, portrayed by Michael Fassbender. As Fassbender's character seeks justice for his girlfriend's assault, audiences witness his psychoanalytical descent into darkness. "The Killer" may lack a relatable protagonist, yet it immerses viewers in a chilling exploration of a damaged psyche and calculated cruelty.

4. The Gray Man

For audiences drawn to Ryan Gosling's quieter roles, "The Gray Man" offers a thrilling experience. Gosling embodies "Six," a CIA agent on the run after an assassination goes awry, pursued by Chris Evans' ominous former agent, Lloyd Hansen. This cinematic adaptation of Mark Greaney's novel is elevated by the improvised yet realistic dialogue. Directed by the Russo brothers, well-known for their work on "The Avengers," this film promises a gripping narrative that sets the stage for future installments.

5. Baby Driver

Director Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" strays from the traditional heist movie formula as it introduces Ansel Elgort as Baby, a getaway driver looking to escape his criminal life. Fueled by a passion for music and mentorship from Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, Baby finds himself reluctantly drawn back into the world he seeks to leave behind. This high-quality action flick garnered critical acclaim and multiple Oscar nominations, offering a refreshing perspective on the genre with its strong performances and distinctive storytelling.

Top Articles
Why ringing in the ears - spiritual meaning

Spiritual meaning of ringing in the left and right ear

Jul 24, 2024 17:39 PM
White-headed eagle - meaning

The significance of meeting a bald eagle in spiritual sense: symbolism of the bird

Jul 24, 2024 12:16 PM

Meaning of the name Mia in spiritual meaning. What do the letters hide?

Jul 24, 2024 10:13 AM

What does it mean to meet a black cat? Spiritual meaning and symbolism

Jul 23, 2024 18:35 PM
More News
NASA's Artemis II moon mission

NASA's Artemis II moon mission rocket core stage on way to Kennedy Space Center

Jul 24, 2024 20:34 PM
Residents of This Small US Town Are Known for Celebrating UFO Incident Every Year

Residents of This Small US Town Are Known for Celebrating UFO Incident Every Year

Jul 24, 2024 20:14 PM

How long can cooked chicken really last in the refrigerator?

Jul 24, 2024 19:52 PM

5 Best Cartoon Shows for Kids Learning English

Jul 24, 2024 19:08 PM
Representatives of three zodiac signs should prepare for a twist of fate in love lives

Representatives of three zodiac signs should prepare for a twist of fate in love lives

Jul 24, 2024 18:47 PM
OnePlus Open 2 Tipped to Get 6,000mAh Battery

OnePlus Open 2 Tipped to Get 6,000mAh Battery

Jul 24, 2024 18:25 PM
Former England international Ben Youngs undergoes heart surgery following collapse at training session

Former England international Ben Youngs undergoes heart surgery following collapse at training session

Jul 24, 2024 18:04 PM
Three zodiac signs will find an unconventional approach to challenging projects next week

Three zodiac signs will find an unconventional approach to challenging projects next week

Jul 24, 2024 17:44 PM
Spot hidden object

Only those with high IQ can spot hidden object in baffling optical illusion

Jul 24, 2024 17:23 PM

Xiaomi SU7 Ultra revealed: details

Jul 24, 2024 16:59 PM

NASA's Juno mission captures the colorful and chaotic clouds of Jupiter

Jul 24, 2024 16:39 PM
Representatives of three zodiac signs may face the increase of family disputes

Representatives of three zodiac signs may face the increase of family disputes

Jul 24, 2024 16:18 PM
The Green Agenda of Paris Games: 7 Innovative Solutions Being Implemented at the Biggest Sports Event of 2024

The Green Agenda of Paris Games: 7 Innovative Solutions Being Implemented at the Biggest Sports Event of 2024

Jul 24, 2024 15:58 PM
Sam Smith

Sam Smith Details ‘Awful’ Skiing Accident: ‘Couldn’t Walk for a Month’

Jul 24, 2024 15:32 PM
Experienced NASA Astronaut Claims to Have 'Felt' Jesus During His Space Trip

Experienced NASA Astronaut Claims to Have 'Felt' Jesus During His Space Trip

Jul 24, 2024 14:52 PM

Three zodiac signs will seek out new adventures: horoscope for July 24

Jul 24, 2024 14:29 PM

Sparse AI MCU Enhances Edge Voice Processing and Cleanup

Jul 24, 2024 14:08 PM
5 Best Drama Movies Of 2023

5 Best Drama Movies Of 2023

Jul 24, 2024 13:47 PM
Three zodiac signs to showcase emotional balance and inner stability at the end of July

Three zodiac signs to showcase emotional balance and inner stability at the end of July

Jul 24, 2024 13:26 PM
Representatives of three zodiac signs might explore new financial opportunities

Representatives of three zodiac signs might explore new financial opportunities

Jul 24, 2024 13:06 PM
Black Holes and Dark Matter

Astrophysicists Make Groundbreaking Discovery Linking Supermassive Black Holes and Dark Matter

Jul 24, 2024 12:43 PM
Hailey Bieber

Why Hailey Bieber Concealed Her Pregnancy and the Challenges She Faced

Jul 24, 2024 12:23 PM

Three zodiac signs should offer assistance and support to others: horoscope for July 24

Jul 24, 2024 12:04 PM

Rivian is set to introduce their highly anticipated R3X

Jul 24, 2024 11:38 AM
Woman Advised to 'Never Chase a Man' After Awkward First Date

Woman Advised to 'Never Chase a Man' After Awkward First Date

Jul 24, 2024 11:18 AM
Three zodiac signs should focus on their well-being this week

Three zodiac signs should focus on their well-being this week

Jul 24, 2024 10:58 AM