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Best action movies on Netflix - From Tom Cruise's Top Gun to Ayushmann Khurrana's An Action Hero

From Adivi Sesh's Major to Hirthik Roshan’s Fighter, here's a list of the best action movies to stream on Netflix

Best action movies on Netflix - From Tom Cruise's Top Gun to Ayushmann Khurrana's An Action Hero

Top Gun, An Action Hero

Last Updated: 10.14 PM, May 30, 2024


Are you a die-hard fan of action? Buckle up for an adrenaline-pumping ride! We're taking you on a high-octane journey through some of the finest action movies available on Netflix. This explosive mix features legendary classics like Tom Cruise soaring through the skies in Top Gun, alongside Bollywood hits like Hirthik Roshan's Fighter. From death-defying stunts and breathtaking chases to expertly choreographed fighting sequences, this curated selection offers something for every action enthusiast.

Best action movies on Netflix:

Top Gun

IMDb ating: 6.9/10


Released in 1986, this action drama showed us just how fine an action star Tom Cruise is. The story follows Maverick, a gifted but troublesome pilot who is struggling with grief after losing his dear friend. Thrown back into the world of elite flying, he faces personal challenges. It is among the iconic movies of Hollywood, the second installment of which, Top Gun: Maverick, was released decades later, in 2022. The sequel is also available to stream on Netflix.


IMDb rating: 5.4/10

This Adam Driver-starrer is a mind-blowing mix of sci-fi and action. The story is a thrilling tale of survival that unfolds as a spaceship crash lands on prehistoric Earth, leaving two lone survivors. With their wit and bravery, they must conquer a dangerous wildness to fight for survival.


IMDb rating: 8.1/10

This Adivi Sesh-starrer is a biographical drama based on the real-life story of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The movie focuses on the life of Unnikrishnan, who was martyred in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Major delves deep into Unnikrishnan's life, from being a brilliant student to his deep desire to join the Indian Army, his love life with Isha, and his biggest battle in life when he joined the task force to save people from terrorists at the Taj Hotel Mumbai.

An Action Hero

IMDb rating: 7/10

This movie marks Ayushmann Khurrana’s debut in the action genre. Starring alongside Jaideep Ahlawat, the story follows a superstar named Maanav, who gets caught in a web of deceit. Maanav becomes embroiled in a high-stake chase after evading. The police are hot on his heels, but a vengeful politician adds another layer of danger to Maanav’s desperate escape.


IMDb rating: 7.3/10

Directed by Christopher Nolan, this movie is a mix of sci-fi and action. The movie won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects at the 93rd Academy Awards. Starring Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington, the story is about a CIA agent's race against time. He must prevent some dangerous objects from getting manipulated and used as deadly weapons when they fall into the wrong hands.

Don 2

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

This Shah Rukh Khan-starrer is the second installment of his 2006 action thriller, Don. This film series remains the most celebrated action drama in Bollywood. Adapted from Amitabh Bachchan's 1978 film Don, SRK got to show that he can also be an action star. The story follows Don, an underworld don who now has his eyes on Europe. Berlin’s underworld and its police officers are hunting for Don, so he needs to find a way out of this deadly trap.


IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, the story follows Shamsher Pathania, aka Patty, who achieves his lifelong dream of joining the Indian Air Force. But to become a true hero, he must face gruelling training and challenges, ultimately saving his country from the terrorists.

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