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10 outstanding Action Movies (Dec. '17)

Are you ready for some action but you spend all your Netflix time trying to find a hidden gem to watch? Problem solved: check out these 10 outstanding Action Movies you might have missed!

All movies are currently streaming on Netflix USA.

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  1. 13 Assassins (2010)

    13 Assassins

    A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

    Directed by Takashi Miike
  2. The Wave (2016)

    The Wave

    Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against against time begins.

    Directed by Roar Uthaug
  3. Ip Man (2008)

    Ip Man

    A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

    Directed by Wilson Yip
  4. Lord of War (2005)

    Lord of War

    Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

    Directed by Andrew Niccol
  5. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015)

    SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with extraordinary fighting skills guards kit and prevents his escape from prison. The prison guard’s daughter suffers from a rare form of leukemia and Kit is the only donor who can save her. The prison guard discovers Kit’s real identity and helps him to escape in return for his agreeing to save his daughter. Together, Kit and Chai must face the gangster and his minions and take them down.

    Directed by Soi Cheang
  6. The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

    The Siege of Jadotville

    Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

    Directed by Richie Smyth
  7. Battle Royale (2000)

    Battle Royale

    In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

    Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
  8. Assassination (2015)


    Assassination is set in Korea and Shanghai in the 1930's during the Japanese occupation. The government resistance assigns a secret commando group with killing collaborators.

    Directed by Dong-hun Choi
  9. Centurion (2010)


    Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

    Directed by Neil Marshall
  10. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

    The Legend of Drunken Master

    Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight against the foreigners using his Drunken Boxing style, and overcome his father's antagonism as well.

    Directed by Liu Chia-Liang