Netflix offers hundreds of action movies for streaming. With all the options, it can be difficult to know where to start when you’re winding down from driving. These six options will keep you on the edge of your bunk with their gripping plot lines and high stakes fight scenes.
1. Hostage (2005)
A hostage negotiator finds himself on the opposite side of things when his family is taken hostage by thieves. He’ll have to make difficult decisions to get them back. Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak and Jimmy Bennett star in Hostage.
2. The Punisher (2004)
An FBI agent’s family is murdered for being witness to a mob it. The mob members think they killed him as well, but they’re wrong. He becomes “the Punisher” as he seeks vengeance for his slain family. Thomas Jane, John Travolta and Rebecca Romijn star in The Punisher.
3. The Eagle (2011)
Marcus Aquila’s father disappears, leaving him to sort of what happened to him as him rebuilds his fighting legion’s eagle standard. Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland star in The Eagle.
4. Way of the Dragon (1972)
It’s Bruce Lee versus Chuck Norris in this martial arts classic. Tang Lung, played by Lee, heads to Rome to help his cousin fend off extortion demands. Lee, Norris and Nora Miao star.
5. Leon: The Professional (1994)
Leon works as a hit man living in New York city. He’s made responsible for Mathilda, a 12-year-old dedicating to avenging her murdered family. Together, the two make an odd but compelling antihero pair. Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman star in Leon: The Professional.
6. The November Man (2014)
A former CIA agent comes out of retirement to protect a witness being hunted by assassins. He finds himself facing off with people who were once his allies. Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko star in The November Man.