Best Action Movies on Netflix 2023 (May Update)

May 8, 2023
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Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Best Action Movies on Netflix in 2023.

The action movie genre caters to those of us who enjoy a healthy dose of fast-paced and explosive sequences in our entertainment. Way back in 2008, Hot Fuzz was the first action flick to drop on Netflix, and less than a decade later, the platform released Bright – its first original entry to the genre. Since then, the streaming giant has ensured subscribers have access to an ever-growing library of exciting content from around the world. With hundreds of titles to choose from, deciding what to watch next can be challenging, to say the least.

Here at Ready Steady Cut, we want to make it easier for you to decide which action-packed feature is worth streaming. For a broader view, you can check out our Best Action Movies on Netflix of All Time List. And as 2023 moves forward and Netflix is continuously releasing new titles, we’ll be keeping tabs on the most noteworthy ones, according to Rotten Tomatoes, and continue updating this list accordingly. 

Last Update: May 8th, 2023

Best and Highest Rated Action Movies On Netflix in 2023

7. Mission Majnu (2023)

The release date for this Indian spy movie was moved several times before it finally premiered on Netflix in January. Despite it not impressing the critics, audiences enjoyed the action-packed title, especially as it’s loosely based on real-life events. 

Official Premise: Set in the 1970s, an undercover Indian spy takes on a deadly mission to expose a covert nuclear weapons program in the heart of Pakistan.

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi

Rotten Tomatoes: 27.00%

IMDB Score: 7.5/10

6. Murder Mystery 2 (2023)

This feature marks the third collaboration between Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. While the critical response to the second Murder Mystery movie was as mixed as to the first, considering its popularity, we’re likely to get a third. 

Official Premise: Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong

Rotten Tomatoes: 46.00%

IMDB Score: 5.6/10

5. JUNG_E (2023)

JUNG_E is a South Korean dystopian action flick set in a world where climate change pushed humanity underground. The film combines SciFi themes with fast-paced action sequences, resulting in a thrilling ride for the 1 hour and 38 minutes runtime. 

Official Premise: Set in the 22nd century, climate change has caused the planet to become uninhabitable, and humans live within a man-made shelter. A war takes place within the shelter. Jung Yi is the elite leader of the Allied forces. She becomes the subject of a brain cloning experiment. The cloning experiment is a potential key to winning the war.

Cast: Lee Dong-Hee, Lee Ga-Kyung, Woo-Yeol Han

Rotten Tomatoes: 50.00%

IMDB Score: 5.4/10

4. Kill Boksoon (2023)

Written and directed by Sung-hyun Byun, this Korean action flick centers on the relationship between a single mother and her teenage daughter. The mom moonlighting as a contract killer complicates things a little. 

Official Premise: Single mother Kill Bok Soon is one of the world’s deadliest assassins thanks to her 100% success rate on contract killings. Bok Soon works for M.K Ent, which is run by the man that taught her, Cha Min Kyo. The pair hold mutual respect for each other, but Kill Bok Soon understands that a moment’s notice could take everything away from her. Just before Kill Bok Soon was due to renew her contract, loyalties are put to the test when Bok Soon is involved in a kill-or-be-killed incident.

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Esom, Lorna Duyn

Rotten Tomatoes: 81.00%

IMDB Score: 6.6/10

3. An Action Hero (2023)

This well-received Hindi-language thriller filmed in London marks Anirudh Iyer’s directorial debut. It follows a well-known actor who finds himself involved in a real-life action flick after attracting the rage of a powerful mobster. 

Official Premise: After getting caught up in an accident while filming in Haryana, icon Maanav now lives in hiding.

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Madhav

Rotten Tomatoes: 85.00%

IMDB Score: 7/10

2. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always (2023)

It’s been 30 years since the live-action U.S. adaptation of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, Power Rangers, first graced our television screens. So, it made sense for the Netflix Special reunion to take place. 

Official Premise: When Trini, the Yellow Ranger, is killed, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are called back into war nearly 30 years later of their successors came in. Rita Repulsa manages to return as a super-powered robot out for revenge using a time warp to ensure the Power Rangers are killed before ever being summoned to become Rangers. Trini’s daughter Minh sets her mind on killing her mother’s killer

Cast: Walter Jones, Steve Cardenas, Catherine Sutherland

Rotten Tomatoes: 87.00%

IMDB Score: 5.9/10

1. The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (2023)

In this movie sequel to the popular five-season series, The Last Kingdom, Uhtred finally has his chance at uniting all the Kingdoms in England. The film was directed by Edward Bazalgette, who also directed 6 episodes in the original series. 

Official Premise: Alexander Dreymon reprises his lead role as the great warrior Uhtred of Bebbanburg, who must ride once more across a fractured kingdom with several of the series’ much-loved returning characters as they battle alongside and against new allies and enemies. Following the death of King Edward, a battle for the crown ensues as rival heirs and invaders compete for power. And when an alliance comes seeking Uhtred’s help in their plans, Uhtred faces a choice between those he cares for most and the dream of forming a united England.

Cast: Mark Rowley, Pekka Strang, Zoltan Andrasi

Rotten Tomatoes: 87.00%

IMDB Score: 7/10

And that completes our Best Action Movies on Netflix in 2023 list. What’s your favorite action movie on Netflix in 2023 so far? Comment below.

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