7 Best Action Movies of 2024 So Far to Stream on Netflix & More

7 Best Action Movies of 2024 So Far to Stream on Netflix & More
Image credit: Netflix

Though some critics have declared the action movie dead and buried because none of the new films can compare to the blockbuster extravaganzas of the '80s and '90s, that notion couldn't be further from the truth. Of course, the action movie changed after that golden era, but it's still very much alive, with countless worthy films premiering each new year.

We know 2024 is just getting started, but we were already shocked by the amount of great action movies that came out in the first three months of the year, and we want to share these underrated masterpieces with you!

Here are the best action movies of the year so far:

As you may have noticed, most of the movies on this list were produced outside of the U.S., in Asia and Europe, and there's a reason for that. The thing is, Hollywood has become pretty strict when it comes to R-rated content, and the major studios refuse to even consider producing violent movies.

Fortunately, Asian and European directors don't mind adding a lot of blood to their movies, and the fact that producers overseas aren't as strict makes the movies more experimental and daring.

If you consider yourself an action movie fan, then don't worry about the foreign language in these movies - the ingenious action sequences are worth reading some subtitles!