Baby Driver, Skyscraper, and the best action movies on Netflix in April 2024

Crank the adrenaline and check out one of these heart-pounding action movies now on Netflix.
Skyscraper - Official Trailer 3
Skyscraper - Official Trailer 3 / Universal Pictures

From a Quentin Tarantino classic to the adrenaline-pumping Baby Driver, Netflix has a wide variety of entertaining action movies streaming to keep you glued to the edge of your seat. If you're in the mood to watch people fight with well-crafted choreography or just to blow stuff up, then the action genre is a great choice.

Below we've listed some of the best action movies currently available to watch on Netflix as of April 2024.

Baby Driver (2017)

  • Runtime: 1 hours 55 minutes
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Rating: R

Directed by English filmmaker Edgar Wright, Baby Driver follows Miles (Ansel Elgort), a music-loving orphan with a special talent for defensive driving that makes him the perfect getaway driver for a local mastermind who regularly uses Miles for assistance during his heists. But Miles doesn't want to do this forever. He's ready to take on one last job before cruising off into the sunset with an attractive waitress named Debora (Lily James). But getting out of this line of work is easier said than done.

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Skyscraper (2018)

  • Runtime: 1 hours 43 minutes
  • Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Rating: PG-13

Respected former FBI agent and veteran, Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) works to assess security on skyscrapers. While on assignment in China, the world's tallest building suddenly catches fire and Will is blamed for the incident. Now a wanted man, Will is tasked with not only clearing his name and finding those responsible for the frame job, but he's also got to save his loved ones trapped inside the burning building. Over-the-top action set pieces with The Rock at the center, what more can you ask for?

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The Hunger Games (2012)

  • Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Rating: PG-13

Return to the arena with all four of the main Hunger Games movies now back on Netflix, including the 2012 film, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1, and Mockingjay Part 2. Unfortunately, the newest addition to the franchise, the prequel film The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, will not be on Netflix and is in fact slated to begin streaming this May exclusively on Starz.

Until then, you can return to Panam and compete alongside Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she's recruited into a deadly battle of survival and wits against the children of the other districts in this dystopian classic.

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The Accountant (2016)

  • Runtime: 2 hours 8 minutes
  • Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
  • Rating: R

Ben Affleck's 2016 action thriller has seen quite the resurgence in popularity since being added to Netflix this month. The film quickly rocketed to the top of the Netflix Top 10 chart and that's good news for the series since a sequel is currently in development.

Affleck plays mathematics savant Christian Wolff who moonlights as a CPA while actually helping criminal organizations with their finances. When a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) catches on to his grift, Wolff must pivot to a legitimate robotics business where he soon uncovers that their numbers aren't adding up and inadvertently stumbles upon a conspiracy.

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Kill Bill (2003)

  • Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Rating: R

Considered one of Quentin Tarantino's best movies and one of the all-time best action films, Kill Bill is an absolute must watch before you die kind of film. Even better is that Netflix put both Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2 on the platform, so you're all set for a marathon of Uma Thurman kicking butt.

Thurman plays a legendary assassin known as "The Bride" who wakes up from a coma four years after her jealous ex (David Carradine) attempted to have her murdered on her wedding day. The Bride is intent on getting revenge against Bill and every single person that had anything to do with the death of her unborn baby.

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