10 Edgy Action Movies To Stream On Netflix Right Now, Rotten Tomatoes-Approved

10 Edgy Action Movies To Stream On Netflix Right Now, Rotten Tomatoes-Approved
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Tired of the daily grind? These action-packed movies will lift your spirits!

When you feel like watching an action movie, most of the time you turn to the ones you have already seen and know exactly what kind of emotions it will bring to you. But there are times when it's easier to leave your destiny in the hands of a website that knows better.

For example, here are ten action movies from Netflix that Rotten Tomatoes says are your first choice if you are in the mood for some action.

1. Kaminey (2009)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

The story in this Indian movie centers on two twin brothers, Guddu and Charlie, who are from Mumbai. Throughout their lives, they have dreamed of becoming better people, leaving behind their lives of poverty and starting a new life full of potential.

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Although they look alike, they have completely different personalities: one is an honest hard worker, the other hedges bets at the racetrack. They don't get along well, but when their two worlds collide in the face of a common danger, they must team up to stand against it.

2. Beast Stalker (2008)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Beast Stalker is a Hong Kong action thriller directed by Dante Lam. It revolves around a sergeant named Tang Fei whose life changed completely after he caught one of the worst criminals in the city, Zhang Yidong.

The thing is, he shot him in a shootout and accidentally put him in a coma, but at the same time the policeman also mistakenly shot and injured his colleague, as well as shot and killed a young woman, the daughter of prosecutor Gao Min. After the incident, the woman makes it her life's mission to bring Zhang Yidong to justice as soon as he wakes up from his coma.

3. The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf (2021)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

At the center of the heart-wrenching animated movie is a man named Vesemir, who leaves poverty behind to become a witcher, slaying monsters for gold and fame. But when a new threat arises, he must confront the demons of his past to continue his powerful journey.

“It was quite entertaining despite the lore changes and issues such as signs being op. It made me wish the main series was animated as well. Out of all netflix witcher content it's probably my favorite. I'd even say it was good,” Redditor WitchofVengerberg said.

4. Vaikundapuram (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Another perfect Indian action drama focuses on the life of a young man named Bantu. He is a good, hardworking man with a pure heart, but one thing he can't understand is why his own father hates him so much.

One day his life is connected to another young man, Raj, whose father is a wealthy man who looks after his son and wishes he was tougher. But everything becomes crystal clear when Bantu realizes that he is actually the son of Raj's supposed father. But will his life change for the better once he finds out?

5. The Mitchells VS. The Machines (2021)

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

One of the best animated movies released in years. What could be better than a movie about a quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip that ends in a universe-sized disaster? Yep, nothing beats it.

When the Mitchells decided to go on a trip together, they had no idea it would end in a huge battle with awakened robots. It became their mission to stop the machine apocalypse and save the planet.

“Everything comes together extremely well for this movie. From the weird tone, to the comedy, to the quick pacing, to all the characters being very relatable and likable, to the film knowing when to be funny and when to be dramatic and take itself seriously, to the emotional moments, to the really great message about family. Just simply a fantastic film,” Redditor darrylthedudeWayne said.

6. RRR (2022)

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt) is an Indian Telugu language, 3 hour long movie. The fictional story that actually feels like true focuses on two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s.

Needless to say, fans loved just everything about it, and they didn't even care about its excruciatingly long runtime (actually, for an Indian film, 3 hours is normal).

“At its core, the movie is about friendship but it's really genre bending. It has everything from action and drama to musical numbers and romance. Tbh it's best to go in blind. I'm yet to meet a person who has not liked this movie and if they exist, they are very few in number,” one Redditor said.

7. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Another animated movie has stolen the show, this time it's 2023's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. In this chapter of the saga, Miles Morales returns to fight new dangers and save humanity once again.

He must travel through the multiverse to join forces with several other progressive fighters, for together they form a team of new Spider-people and defeat the new powerful villain… while also trying to figure out just how crucial canon events really are.

8. The Man Who Feels No Pain (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Another Bollywood hit that is definitely worth watching if you are obsessed with the action genre. The Man Who Feels No Pain is the story of a young man named Surya who has a rare condition and cannot feel pain. At all!

However, he wants to use it for the greater good, so he starts learning the art of martial arts to become some sort of justice seeker for their city.

9. Nimona (2023)

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Nimona is a brilliant animated action movie that, although it has a lot of fights and battles in it, is actually a much deeper watch than you might imagine. At the center of the story is a young girl named Nimona, although she is not really just a girl…

She has a special gift and can turn into any creature she wants, but that is the reason why those like her haunted the city many years ago. And now, with the help of a betrayed medieval knight, she would try to make things right for her people.

10. Snowpiercer ( 2013)

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

In the year 2031, Snowpiercer is a train that travels around the globe, which helped a group of people survive the catastrophic climate change experiment. The entire world ended up as a snow cone, except for the lives of those who ended up on the train.

The train is like a real country at this point, with its elite and its outcasts. And one day the lower class just got tired of living in the back and started a revolution.