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Netflix has a reasonably huge assortment of fine motion films (together with the Hindi dub of RRR and S.S. Rajamouli’s fantasy epic Baahubali films), however it may be laborious to kind by the deluge of latest titles often dropped onto the platform. That’s what we’re right here for. We’ve collected an inventory of nice motion films that span eras, subgenres, and nations, all of which you’ll be able to watch on Netflix within the U.S. Whether you’re searching for a hard-boiled crime thriller, a period-piece swordplay journey, a navy drama, standout martial arts films, or every other type of motion automobile — we’ve obtained you coated.

In addition to Rajamouli’s films, it’s value mentioning The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill. The Japanese motion comedy is the hard-hitting sequel to 2019’s The Fable (each can be found on Netflix), and featured a number of the finest motion sequences of 2021.

If you’re searching for one thing that spans throughout genres, be sure you take a look at our ceaselessly up to date checklist of the finest films on Netflix. If you’ve determined you’re within the temper for a special style on Netflix tonight, take a look at our lists of the finest horror films and comedy films on the platform. Our newest replace provides Day Shift and Psychokinesis, and removes some films not on the platform.

Day Shift

Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx hold big guns in Day Shift.

Photo: Parrish Lewis/Netflix

A loving throwback to ’80s-era mid-budget motion comedies, Day Shift is the debut of legendary stunt man, combat coordinator, and motion director J.J. Perry. Jamie Foxx is Bud Jablonski, a down-on-his-luck vampire hunter making an attempt to get again within the good graces of the Vampire Hunters’ Union. He wants an enormous rating, quick, and groups up with an eclectic group together with a hapless workplace employee (Dave Franco), an eccentric pair of vampire searching brothers (Scott Adkins and Steve Howey), and an previous buddy (Snoop Dogg).

Day Shift combines motion, horror, and comedy in thrilling methods, together with an unconventional digicam trick to make the vampires’ motion new and recent. Foxx’s leading-man charisma helps make up for some script inconsistencies, however the entire thing works due to the motion sequences. Perry’s among the best within the enterprise at that, and also you get a way of the kinetic vitality flowing by this complete film from the soar. —Pete Volk

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura holding a sword in his mouth with his hands tied behind his back in Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning.

Image: Netflix

Though it’s the fifth and closing installment of this live-action adaptation, you’ll be able to nonetheless safely watch The Beginning first, as it’s a prequel to the 4 films that precede it (it does clue you into some elements of the story which might be left a thriller within the earlier films, although). 50% origin story, 50% love story, and 110% kick-ass, The Beginning (and the remainder of the Kenshin franchise) ought to be your first vacation spot should you’re searching for terrific swordplay on Netflix. —PV

Lost Bullet

Alban Lenoir drives his red car in Lost Bullet

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Lost Bullet has a easy setup, proper there within the title — a person framed for homicide has to search out the lacking bullet that can show his innocence. That man is an skilled mechanic who has been strong-armed into working for a gaggle of corrupt cops. With thrilling automotive chases, nice combat scenes (our protagonist is performed by former stunt man Alban Lenoir), and a easy premise executed to perfection, Lost Bullet is a 92-minute thrill trip. A sequel is coming to Netflix in November. —PV

The Ip Man franchise

Ip Man gets ready to fight dozens of men clad in white robes in Ip Man.

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There are 5 films within the Ip Man franchise, all of them rule, and the 4 starring Donnie Yen and directed by Wilson Yip are all on Netflix. If you haven’t seen them but, what are you even doing?

The dramatized retelling of the lifetime of the notorious Wing Chun grandmaster who skilled Bruce Lee is one among Yen’s most iconic performances, and options a number of the most beautiful martial arts choreography of the century. With visitor stars like Sammo Hung (who additionally choreographed the primary film), Max Zhang, Mike Tyson, and Scott Adkins, there are many big-name opponents for Yen to combat, but it surely’s all grounded in a really human story of a person trying to dwell peacefully in a chaotic world. —PV

The Outpost

Scott Eastwood frontlit by neon in The Outpost

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Based on a real story, this tightly crafted battle thriller follows troopers at an American military outpost in Afghanistan that’s basically a dying lure, surrounded on all sides by mountains, with little strategic purpose to be there. The film is simply as a lot concerning the futility of battle and the obliviousness of those that make choices as it’s about camaraderie and tense motion. With glorious performances by Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones (and even Orlando Bloom!), and a transferring ethical middle about individuals put in an unjustifiable place (like, actually, bodily) and confronted with unimaginable odds, The Outpost is without doubt one of the finest battle films launched this decade. —PV


Mosul (L to R) Tarik Belmekki as “Youness,” Qutaiba Abdelhaq as “Kamal,” Mohamed Attougui as “Akram,” “Adam Bessa as “Kawa,” Moh

Photo: Jose Haro/Netflix

There are loads of films about wars within the Middle East from American factors of view. Mosul, whereas written and directed by American Matthew Michael Carnahan (Joe’s brother, by the best way), as a substitute follows a gaggle of Iraqi troopers preventing in opposition to ISIS forces within the 2016 Battle of Mosul. In addition to providing a special perspective than the overwhelming majority of American battle films set in Iraq, Mosul has a terrific solid led by Waleed Elgadi, and tense, immersive motion sequences that can hold you on the sting of your seat. —PV

Illang: The Wolf Brigade

Gang Dong-won as Im Joong-kyung in his armor holding a pistol in Illang: The Wolf Brigade.

Photo: Cho Won Jin/Netflix

Kim Jee-woon’s 2018 sci-fi motion movie brilliantly reworks Hiroyuki Okiura and Mamoru Oshii’s 1999 anime thriller Jin-Roh for dwell motion. Altering the setting from the unique’s alternate Fifties Japan to a reunified Korea circa 2024, Illang: The Wolf Brigade follows a disaffected member of an elite squad of paramilitary hitmen on his private journey for that means and function in a world wracked by home terrorism and authoritarian overreach. What Illang: The Wolf Brigade could lack in temper and ennui it makes up for in sheer ballistics, with blisteringly intense firefights and pulse-pounding close-quarters fight scenes. Don’t consider Illang: The Wolf Brigade as a substitute for Jin-Roh, however relatively as a companion piece with its personal tackle the nuances and dehumanizing results of militarism. —Toussaint Egan


Psychokinesis - objects floating in front of a man using telekinesis

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Yeon Sang-ho began his profession in animation, earlier than breaking out with the wonderful 2016 zombie film Train to Busan (not on Netflix, but it surely’s one among our favourite horror films you’ll be able to stream at residence). He’s additionally made the nice horror sequence Hellbound (on Netflix), however we’re right here to speak a few undertaking of his that went somewhat below the radar. —PV

As Matt Patches put it in our checklist of nice superhero films that don’t come from Marvel or DC:

Psychokinesis follows Shin, a bumbling, borderline-alcoholic safety guard who drinks from a mountain spring just lately contaminated by a meteorite and positive factors telekinetic powers. Ryu Seung-ryong is a pleasure as an oaf who’s studying to manage his skills, simply as his estranged daughter re-enters his life and sucks him right into a real-estate-driven class battle. Psychokinesis performs Shin’s “fighting style” for laughs, and whereas it’s not as cartoonish as Chinese director Stephen Chow’s style hybrids, the film could make the flying object mayhem each cheeky and thrilling. The political edge offers weight to Shin’s super-powered choices, however Sang-ho by no means loses sight of why everybody confirmed up: to push the psychic conceit to greater and larger heights.

The Debt Collector films

Scott Adkins and Louis Mandylor as French and Sue in The Debt Collector.

Image: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Regular Polygon readers will know that I really like motion star and martial artist Scott Adkins and his frequent collaborator, director Jesse V. Johnson. The two have mixed to make fairly just a few high quality DTV motion flicks, however none captured my coronary heart greater than the 2 Debt Collector films.

Adkins performs a down-on-his-luck martial arts teacher who’s deep in debt and about to lose his enterprise. He turns to the murky world of debt amassing, teaming up with a boy named Sue (Louis Mandylor) in a pleasant buddy comedy with nice combat scenes aided by tangible chemistry between the 2 leads. —PV

Paper Tigers

Ron Yuan and Ray Hopper in The Paper Tigers

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Tran Quoc Bao’s 2020 motion comedy Paper Tigers deserves inclusion on this checklist for not solely being among the best motion films on Netflix, however for being one of many finest films on Netflix interval. I’ve beforehand described the movie as:

Three former martial arts prodigies, after a lifetime of strenuous coaching and laborious preventing, have grown into beleaguered, middle-aged nobodies. But when their grasp is murdered, the three swear an oath to avenge his reminiscence and convey his killer to justice. If that sounds critical, please know this falls into the Apatowian camp of Dumb Man comedy.

There’s loads of laughs, loads of coronary heart, and loads of kick-ass kung fu in Paper Tigers, the latter high quality a testomony to the choreography of Andy Le, Brian Le, and Daniel Mah of the Martial Club. The three self-made YouTube stars not solely cameo as a trio of adversaries within the movie, however are additionally notable for having contributed to movies like 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and this 12 months’s Everything Everywhere All At Once. —TE

Blood and Bone

Michael Jai White kicks a man just so incredibly high in Blood and Bone, while Dante Basco looks on in awe.

Image: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Michael Jai White is a treasure round these elements and of the various glorious DTV motion films he has starred in, Blood and Bone could also be the most effective. White is Isaiah Bone, an ex-Marine martial artist just lately out of jail, who meets an eccentric native combat promoter named Pinball (Dante Basco) and begins coming into underground fights. When he falls deeper into the world of underground preventing, he learns simply how far the highly effective individuals who run the circuit will go to take care of their unlawful enterprise. With jaw-dropping fights that includes former skilled fighters Bob Sapp, Kimbo Slice, and Matt Mullins, Blood and Bone is an appropriately stellar automobile for White as a film star and as a display screen fighter. —PV

Den of Thieves

Gerard Butler as “Big Nick” O’Brien in Den of Thieves.

Image: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

“Los Angeles heist movie” is a tried and true style of motion thriller, blessed with titles like Heat, The Italian Job remake, Point Break, and one of the most effective films of 2022, Ambulance. 2018’s Den of Thieves fell somewhat bit below the radar as compared, but it surely’s nicely value your time as a grimier model of that type of film.

To quote myself, from our checklist of the most effective films new to streaming this previous May:

Starring a Pepto Bismol-chugging Gerard Butler, Den of Thieves might precisely be described as “dirtbag Heat.” The film follows a crew of former Marines (together with Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and 50 Cent) who plan to rob the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles, and the amoral detective (Butler) who hopes to cease them. The debut characteristic movie for director Christian Gudegast, with sharp enhancing by frequent Clint Eastwood collaborator Joel Cox and an brisk rating by former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez, Den of Thieves is a hard-hitting heist film that delivers on its scheme.

The one factor I’ll add since I wrote that — the rating is so good it’s change into my go-to music to jot down and edit to. —PV


Eduardo ‘Eddie’ Deacon (Antonio Banderas) and Jamie (Katherine de la Rocha) in Security (2017).

Image: Millennium Films

I completely find it irresistible when massive film stars determine to make some direct-to-video motion films. Antonio Banderas has executed just a few of them through the years, and Security is my favourite. Banderas performs an overqualified mall cop who was once a Marine and has to guard a younger woman who takes shelter within the mall. The woman is being chased by a gaggle of closely armed mercenaries (led by Ben Kingsley), and it’s a decent 92-minute thrill trip led by Banderas’ unbelievable display screen presence in a really totally different type of function. —PV


Three police officers stand beside a man in a bloodied white shirt in a hallway lined with iron bars in Jailbreak.

Image: Solar Pictures/Netflix

This Cambodian motion film is a few group of cops (together with the wonderful martial artist and actor Jean-Paul Ly) escorting a high-value prisoner. When a bounty is placed on the prisoner’s head, the group should work collectively to guard themselves and make it out alive. With kinetic, brutal motion sequences, a terrific main man, and a decent narrative set-up, Jailbreak was an enormous success in Cambodia and is nicely value your time. —PV

The Night Comes for Us

Joe Taslim stands in front of a “Safety starts with me” sign touting a shotgun facing several men on fire in The Night Comes for Us.

Photo: Eriekn Juragan/Netflix

The solely two methods The Night Comes for Us might be higher are if a) it have been obtainable on residence video, and b) it had a sequel. Even so, Timo Tjahjanto’s bloody 2018 Indonesian motion thriller inarguably stands as among the best motion movies Netflix has to supply.

The Night Comes for Us is an unrelentingly brutal martial arts thriller full of scenes of breaking bones, gushing geysers of blood, and a minimum of three impalements. Joe Taslim (Mortal Kombat) and Iko Uwais (The Raid) star as Ito and Arian, two childhood buddies and Triad enforcers who discover themselves at odds when the previous turns his again on his life as a killer to save lots of a toddler. That’s not even mentioning Julie Estelle’s scene-stealing flip as The Operator, a mysterious covert agent who faces off in opposition to two assassins in one of the spectacular combat scenes in a movie with no scarcity of them. It’s an exciting five-minute set-piece full of brutal choreography, stunning strobing mild results, a grisly garrote wire execution, and a tense one-on-one knife-fight finale. —TE


Olga Kurylenko as Klara wearing camo and beret holding a pistol in Sentinel.

Image: Netflix

This darkish French revenge thriller follows a traumatized solider (Olga Kurylenko) who returns residence and seeks revenge on the boys who assaulted her sister. It’s a reasonably customary (and darkish) narrative construction, but it surely works due to the individuals behind it. Directed by Julien Leclerq, identified for the wonderful crime thriller The Crew and the excellent sequence Ganglands (on Netflix!), Sentinelle thrives by Kurylenko’s commanding lead efficiency, a lean 80-minute operating time, and Leclerq’s talent at filming motion sequences — particularly close-quarters motion, with a terrific rest room combat and an unforgettable closing kill. —PV

Starship Troopers

Casper Van Dien as Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers.

Image: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Though derided when first launched, Paul Verhoeven’s biting 1997 sci-fi movie Starship Troopers has undergone a important reappraisal as one of the prescient and incisive satires of the late ’90s, depicting the story of a gaggle of troopers in a fascistic far-future navy who’re compelled to wage a battle in opposition to a race of large alien bugs. Starship Troopers elevates a B-movie premise and dreadful supply materials right into a tongue-in-cheek dissection of militarism, “forever war” politics, and the dying of individuality within the service of nationalistic warmongering. —TE



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