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45 Best Action & Adventure Movies on Netflix Watch Instantly January 2014

45 Best Action & Adventure Movies on Netflix Watch Instantly January 2014

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If you are trying to find a good Action & Adventure movie to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, then you probably should not look much further than this list.  After sifting through all of the Action & Adventure Movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly, the movies on this list are the best ones, in my opinion.

I have not reviewed all of the movies that are on this list, but if any of the titles are highlighted, then simply click on the title for a trailer, movie pictures, my rating, and my full review of that movie.  If you like what you see, check out the rest of my website.  As I review more films, I will add more links to this list.

Some of these movies are more action-packed than others, but according to Netflix, they are all classified as Action & Adventure.  Here is the list of the Best Action & Adventure Movies that Netflix Watch Instantly currently has to offer:

End of Watch Poster

End of Watch (2012)

The Boondock Saints Poster

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Warrior Poster

Warrior (2011)

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Jack Reacher (2012)

Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Terminator 2 Poster

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Equilibrium Poster

Equilibrium (2002)

Face Off Poster

Face/Off (1997)

The Italian Job Poster

The Italian Job (2003)

Narc Poster

Narc (2002)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Poster

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Grey Poster

The Grey (2011)

Dances with Wolves Poster

Dances with Wolves (1990)

Dead Man Poster

Dead Man (1995)

The Hunger Games Poster

The Hunger Games (2012)

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Poster

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

The Score Poster

The Score (2001)

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Poster

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Olympus has fallen poster

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Seeking Justice Poster

Seeking Justice (2011)

Escape From Alcatraz Poster

Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

Red Dawn (1984) Poster

Red Dawn (1984)

Red Dawn (2012) Poster

Red Dawn (2012)

Skyfall Poster

Skyfall (2012)

Haywire Poster

Haywire (2011)

Dead Man Down Poster

Dead Man Down (2013)

The Expendables 2 Poster

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Ip Man Poster

Ip Man (2008)

The Last Stand Poster

The Last Stand (2013)

Shaft Poster

Shaft (2000)

xXx Poster

xXx (2002)

48 Hrs. Poster

48 Hrs. (1982)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Poster

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Breakdown Poster

Breakdown (1997)

The Untouchables Poster

The Untouchables (1987)

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Dredd (2012)

The Ghost and the Darkness Poster

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Beverly Hills Cop Poster

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Tears of the Sun Poster

Tears of the Sun (2003)

Stolen Poster

Stolen (2012)

The Eiger Sanction Poster

The Eiger Sanction (1975)

The Crow Poster

The Crow (1994)

Killing Season Poster

Killing Season (2013)

Get The Gringo Poster

Get the Gringo (2012)

Parker Poster

Parker (2013)

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

I went into The Lone Ranger without the greatest of expectations.  The film’s trailers made it appear like it was going to be outrageously exaggerated and therefore hard to enjoy.  But, at the same time, I knew that the film was created by the team that made the first 3 Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so it had to be good for something.  Also, it’s a Johnny Depp movie.  When was the last time that Depp disappointed?

The Lone Ranger Depp

The film is about a very old Native American named Tonto (Johnny Depp) who tells the story of his encounter with a man named John Reid (Armie Hammer) and how that man eventually became The Lone Ranger.

The movie is directed by Gore Verbinski and the rest of the notable cast includes William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, and Ruth Wilson.

The Lone Ranger Depp Hammer Train

The film was not as exaggerated as I anticipated.  The parts in the movie that were unrealistic were done tastefully and intentionally.  Instead of those scenes being hard to enjoy, they usually were pretty comical.  That was a welcomed surprise.

Depp was delightful, as per usual.  His character had more hysterical one-liners than all of Bruce Willis’ action movies combined.  Depp stole the show, as he normally does.  The film almost should have been called Tonto instead of The Lone Ranger.  Tonto is just another piece to the puzzle of insanely awesome characters that Depp has portrayed.


Hammer was okay, but at times his character felt more like the sidekick.  He did what he could for his role, but he was no match to Depp’s Tonto.

Wilson was nothing special at all.  She was a poor choice for a female lead.  She seemed like a cheap version of Michelle Monaghan without the talent.

The rest of the cast had cameo-like appearances with the exception of Fichtner and Wilkinson, who were both excellent.

The Lone Ranger Fichtner

Overall, The Lone Ranger was a little long and drawn-out at times, but also fun to watch.  Depp made the film worthwhile.  If you enjoyed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), then you will likely get a kick out of The Lone Ranger.

I rate this movie a 7.5 on scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Rent.