The Best Action Adventure Movies On Netflix To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

This list has the best action adventure movies on Netflix. Fire up your list, it's time for a movie night on the edge of your seat!

Finding the best action adventure movies on Netflix should be easy, but it’s not. It can still be hard to pick the best flicks that keep you on the edge of your seat. The action adventure genre features one or more of the main characters that overcome big catastrophes, aka usually someone is going to die, someone owes money or the world is going to end. These movies require frantic chases, physical feats and long fights. The plot of the movie usually deals with several twists and turns for the characters, but the star of the show is the fight and chase scenes! Here are some of the best action adventure movies on Netflix.

The Best Action Adventure Movies On Netflix

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero movie that is based on the character Batman from DC Comics. It is a sequel to Batman Begins from 2005 and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gray Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Joker starts to cause chaos in Gotham, and it is up to Batman to fight injustice.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale is a 2006  spy film and is #21 in the James Bond movie series, with the first being the 1962 film Dr. No. Casino Royale stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, along with Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Giancarlo Giannini, Judi Dench and Jeffrey Wright. The movie takes place at the start of Bond’s Agent 007 career.


Unstoppable is a 2010 disaster thriller movie that stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The movie is somewhat based on the real-life runaway freight train incident of CSX 8888 that occurred in Ohio in 2001. A runaway train is heading towards the city, and it is up to a young conductor and a veteran engineer to stop a major catastrophe from happening.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood is a 2010 epic historical adventure movie that is derived from the legend of Robin Hood. The movie has an all-star cast including Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, William Hurt and Max von Sydow. Robin Hood and his team face a local village’s corruption. This isn’t the first time Robin Hood has been made into a flick, but this is defiently a more intense version of the classic story.

Man on Fire

Man on Fire is a 2004 thriller film starring Denzel Washington along with Dakota Fanning, Mickey Rourke, Marc Anthony, Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell, Rachel Ticotin and Giancarlo Giannini. A former assassin, who was given the task of protecting a family, now seeks revenge on those who have done horrible acts to the family.

Have you seen any of these movies? Know of any other of the best action adventure movies on Netflix right now that should be on my list? Talk to me in the comments!

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34 thoughts on “The Best Action Adventure Movies On Netflix To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

  1. The only one on this list I’ve seen is Casino Royale. I never miss a James Bond movie.

  2. I haven’t seen most of these, but Man on Fire was amazing. I had been on a trip with 2 friends to Mexico City just months before seeing that, which made me realize how young and naive we were! I bet my husband would love all of these, so we’ll check them out.

  3. I have seen two of these movies (SOOO pathetic LOL). I love action adventure movies! I need to check out a few more of these!

  4. I have seen all of these movies and I love them all! They are all great action flix! Great list of movies to check out.

  5. I’ve watch casino royale before. James Bond is actually a great actor. Netflix is the best, so bad because our country don’t allow to use the site.

  6. I am a huge lover of Netflix. My hubby and son are always watching action movies on Netflix. We have seen all of these, but my favorites are the Netflix Originals! They are always so well done.

  7. Have seen those movies except ‘Man on Fire’. Wonder how we missed that when in fact we love Denzel a lot. 🙂 Not yet too late to check it out though. Thanks!

  8. Netflix seems to be the way to go these days. Instead of paying for hundreds of channels you don’t watch, Netflix is the better deal. Need to look up all our favorite shows to see if they are on Netflix!

  9. I love all of these movies. I love watching Netflix. They have so many great shows/movies on there.

  10. What a great list of movies!!! Hubby and I are always look g for new things to watch once the kiddo is sleeping.

  11. I recently watched Man on Fire…what a great movie! My husband and I are huge fans of movies on Netflix…we watch one at least 2-3 times a week!

  12. I’ve not seen any of these movies, but our kids just convinced me to re-subscribe to Netflix. I am super excited to binge watch a series…. now to figure out which one.

  13. I’m not usually an action movie fan but I have actually seen a few of these movies!! Great list!!

  14. My sweetie is a fan of action adventure movies, and watches quite a few on Netflix. From your list, I’ve seen every single one of these, and I love Unstoppable and Man on Fire.

  15. We don’t have cable in our house so Netflix is our sole movie and TV show provider. I love Casino Royale. It’s a really great movie!

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