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Best Action Movies on Netflix 2022

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When someone says “Movie,” Netflix automatically pops up in our minds. It’s because there’s a wide variety of films on the platform. In the mood for animated or action, or thriller movies? No worries! Go to Netflix, and you will definitely find something of your liking, from animated, romance, and horror to action and thriller. There’s a plethora of films, just name it!

Even if you are a thrill-seeker or action lover, you can find a massive selection of films in this genre alone. It’s amazing to have a huge list from which you can watch any movie, right? But it may also be overwhelming and make it difficult to decide what to watch. So here’s a list to save you the hassle of searching for something interesting to watch. Scroll below and see the list of the latest action-thrillers on Netflix.

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The Gray Man

Runtime: 2 hrs.2 mins

Director: Anthony Russo,  Joe Russo

Star cast: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas

Genre: Action, Thriller

IMDB rating: 6.5

The viewers gave mixed reviews to the film when it was released on Netflix on July 22. However, people praised the performance given by its ensemble cast, and now the sequel and a spin-off are coming.

When a secret CIA agent, Six(Ryan), unearths lethal agency information, a psychopathic former agent, Lloyd(Chris), chases him worldwide. Now Six must tackle Lloyd, who wouldn’t stop until one of them meets their end.

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The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure

Runtime: 2hrs. 6 mins

Director: Jeong-Hoon KimJeong-hoon Ki

Star Cast: Jennifer Sun Bell, Kang Ha-Neul, Jason Her

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

IMDB rating: 6.1

The film was released on March 2, 2022, on Netflix. It became the first Korean film to draw 1 million viewers on the 11th day of release. It rose to the tenth spot on the list of the top-grossing movies of 2022. Critics claimed that the story was obvious but not boring. People praised the actors’ performances.

The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure is a prequel to The Pirates from 2014. It’s a story that follows the exploits of a group of pirates who band together in the sea to look for lost royal treasures.

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Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Runtime: 2 hrs. 5 mins

Director: Hyeon Na

Star cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Park Hae-soo, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

IMDB rating: 6.2

It’s a Korean spy action movie that was released worldwide on Netflix on April 8, 2022. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations ranked third in the Top 10 Weekly List of the Most-Viewed Netflix Movies. It is a film with 12.4 viewing hours during the week of April 4 through April 10.

It’s a movie set in Shenyang, China, and centers on the chief of a black ops unit for a spy agency. A righteous prosecutor enters a vicious spies’ battle to observe a Black Ops unit and its dangerous boss. But what he found there shook him, and now have to dive deeper to know all the secrets.

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The Adam Project

Runtime: 1 hrs.46 mins

Director: Shawn Levy

Star cast: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo

Genre; Action, Adventure, Comedy

IMDB rating: 6.7

If someday you can’t decide what to watch, just go for The Adam Project. It combines genres like Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Comedy, and Fiction. Critics received the film well and gave positive reviews. According to critics – Ryan Reynolds has done this kind of stuff before. Still, The Adam Project offers skilfully amusing sci-fi action.

Adam (Reynolds) is a pilot from the future who travels back in time and runs into his younger version (Scobell). He and his younger self team up on the mission to save the future.

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Day Shift

Runtime: 1 hrs. 53 mins

Director: J.J. Perry

Star cast: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

IMDB rating: 6.1

Day shift is an action-filled comedy movie released on Netflix on August 18. It received mixed reviews from critics. It’s the story of Bud Jablonski, a dad with a blue-collar job who wants to provide more for his family. So he does a pool cleaning job as a front for his actual work – which is to kill vampires.

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Runtime: 1 hrs. 56 mins

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Star cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas

Genre: Action, Adventure

IMDB rating: 6.3

Uncharted is an American adventure inspired by the video game “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”. It grossed over $401.7 million worldwide while receiving mostly positive reviews from the audience. That makes it the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.

The story focuses on Sully, the treasure hunter who recruits a street-smart Nathan Drake(Holland) to recover a long-lost treasure. It was collected by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago from Moncada’s house. Now Santiago Moncada (owner of Moncada House) wants the treasure for himself as he thinks he is the righteous heir.

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Black Crab

Runtime: 1 hrs. 54 mins

Director: Adam Berg

Star Cast: Noomi Rapace, Jacob Oftebro, Dar Salim

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

IMDB rating: 5.6

It’s a Swedish movie displaying a post-apocalyptic world setting. Black Crab received mostly positive reviews from critics. Six soldiers risked their lives on a secret operation over a frozen island during a long, harsh winter. They all are asked to deliver a mysterious package to the enemy territory that could end the war.

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Silverton Siege

Runtime: 1 hrs. 40 mins

Director: Mandla Dube

Star cast: Thabo Rametsi, Arnold Vosloo, Noxolo Dlamini

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

IMDB rating: 6.2

It’s a South African film modeled on the siege in 1980 in Silverton, Pretoria. There are 60% facts in the film, while the rest are fictional scenes added to the movie to make it interesting.

Silverton siege focuses on three teenage freedom fighters chased by the police after an aborted sabotage mission. The trio sieged the South African bank in Silverton. They later made the bank’s patrons hostage and demanded their release in exchange for Nelson Mandela’s.

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Runtime: 1 hrs. 35 mins

Director: Regis Blondeau

Star Cast: Franck Gastambide, Simon Abkarian, Michael Abiteboul

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

IMDB rating: 5.8

It is a French thriller inspired by the Korean film A Hard Day (2014). Restless is a story about a rogue cop who kills a man and tries to conceal the accident. However, everything gets out of hand when he receives threats from someone claiming to be an eyewitness.

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Runtime: 1 hr. 39 mins

Director: Matthew Reilly

Star cast: Elsa Pataky, Luke Bracey, Aaron Glenane

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

IMDB rating: 4.5

Collin, an Army officer, is the main protagonist, the plot centers on how she defends a missile Interceptor facility against an attacking threat. To put an end to the turmoil, she must draw on years of training and military expertise.



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