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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:

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)

One night the power goes out in Spokane, Washington, and apparently much of the surrounding area of the country.

The following day, the quarterback of the local High School football team Matt Eckert (Josh Peck) is awakened by the walls around him shaking.  He and his brother Jed (Chris Hemsworth), who is a veteran of the war in Iraq run out of the house to investigate.  They are shocked to discover planes flying overhead, parachutes falling from the sky carrying heavily armed North Korean soldiers, and their city under attack.

English: Chris Hemsworth at 2010 Comic-Con Int...

English: Chris Hemsworth at 2010 Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They flee in Jed’s old pickup truck.  The streets are littered with residents of the city running for their lives.  They dodge bullets, explosions, and drive through and around flames as they try to escape to safety.  In the midst of it all, they almost collide with their father’s police car.  He had been out the night before dealing with security of the city during the power outage.

Their father orders them to get out of the city and to their cabin in the woods.  On the way to the cabin they join up with some friends and they witness other friends and their families getting captured or killed.

The cabin becomes one of many different places where they hide out and take refuge.  They scrounge up any weapons and food that they can find and come together as a group to fight back against their attackers.

With Jed as the leader, they call themselves the Wolverines and carry out missions to try to weaken the North Koreans and save the city and its captives.

This is an updated remake of the 1984 film of the same name.  In the original version, a small town in Colorado was under attack by the Russians.  In the 2012 version it is suspected that the North Koreans had help from the Russians to attack the U.S.

This new version is an entertaining action film that keeps your attention throughout.  The actors in the movie are mostly younger adults who are more known for the movies that they have been in, rather than being recognized for their acting ability.  The most popular actor in the movie is Chris Hemsworth, who is more known for role as Thor in the movie Thor (2011) and The Avengers (2012) than he is for his ability to act.  With that being said, this is the type of film that relies more on story and action than it does on acting.  The actors do not get much of a chance to act before they are thrown into a battle of life and death.  It is my opinion that a few of these actors are still developing their craft and may one day have a breakthrough role that boosts them to real stardom.

The story concludes very abruptly and almost too conveniently, leaving the viewer with a few questions unanswered.

Overall it was a fun movie to watch.  It was interesting to see which direction the updated version would take in comparison to the original 1984 version.

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Cover of Red Dawn (Collector’s Edition)

By keeping the story localized and not showing what was happening all over the country, it made the story more believable and therefore more enjoyable.

The movie is worth seeing in the theatre and will definitely be worth catching on DVD.

I rate Red Dawn (2012) a 7 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Rent.