22 action movies to check out on Netflix Canada right now

Apr 14 2021, 7:47 pm

If you’re looking for a bit of virtual adrenaline, Netflix Canada has got you covered.

The streaming platform has an extensive list of spicy action flicks. Ranging from superheroes to assassins, spies, explosions, and even a few laughs, here are some action movies to keep on your radar.

The Dark Knight (2008)

The city of Gotham swarms with fear as a twisted, cackling madman attempts to shatter the very notion of a hero in what’s regarded as one of the best superhero movies of all time.

Extraction (2020)

Rival drug lords. A kidnapped kid. Impossible offs. What starts as just another mission turns into his best shot at redemption.

The Night Comes For Us (2018)

After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

The Gentlemen (2020)

Making moves to sell his valuable UK cannabis empire, an American kingpin sets off a series of plots, schemes, and barefaced plays for his business.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

After a tragic event moves him to a desk job, an ex-Secret Service agent must rescue the president when the White House is attacked.

Salt (2010)

Accused of being a Russian spy, CIA agent Evelyn Salt goes on the run, using every tactic she knows to elude her pursuers and clear her name.

Den of Thieves (2018)

A highly skilled crew of bank robbers plotting a heist at the supposedly impenetrable Federal Reserve faces off against an elite unit of LA cops.

Triple Frontier (2019)

Loyalties are tested when five former special forces operatives reunite to steal a drug lord’s fortune, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

6 Underground (2019)

After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.

Beyond Skyline (2017)

In the wake of an extraterrestrial invasion, a suspended LA cop teams up with survivors to stop the onslaught and rescue human captives.

Watchmen (2009)

Prohibited from using their powers in a parallel Earth in 1985, a band of superheroes unites to defend themselves when one of their own is murdered.

Sicario (2015)

An FBI agent takes part in an undercover operation targeting a Mexican drug lord, but her ethics are challenged when the sting crosses the line.

The American (2010)

Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.

Lord of War (2005)

When a Ukrainian immigrant goes from two-bit thug to the world’s leading arms dealer, he soon finds that his profiteering comes at a cost.

No Country For Old Men (2007)

A drug deal gone bad and a bag full of cash — what else do you need when it comes to action flicks?

Fury (2014)

A green recruit experiences the horror of war with a veteran American tank crew during the vicious combat of World War II’s waning days.

Layer Cake (2014)

A seasoned British drug dealer longs to ditch his illegal trade. But he can’t do that without wrapping up just one more job.

John Wick (2014)

Enraging a one-man army enough to bring him back out of retirement can be hazardous to your health.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Eight US Army Rangers penetrate German-held territory during World War II in this absolute classic.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

In a post-apocalyptic city, a cyborg awakes with a kind doctor at her side and no memory of her past. To learn who she is, she must battle to survive.

Avengement (2019)

Betrayed by his loan shark brother, a hardened convict escapes from prison while on furlough to exact revenge against the people who made him a killer.

The Italian Job (2003)

A clever thief masterminds a major heist amid the waterways of Venice, Italy — but a betrayal by one of his own spells disaster.

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