8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix

Are you someone who loved to binge shows that involve escapes, octane chase, and enormous explosion? These experiences that are probably stressful in real life will be quite fun when it is in a well-crafted show. It is exciting to watch characters shoot guns, wave swords, and engage in fistfights without getting hurt. Netflix has tons of new action worthy shows added to the already vast collection of awesome Action series. Here is our list of 8 best action shows on Netflix to obsess over.

Altered Carbon

Best action series on netflix | 8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix

The cyberpunk series, created by Laeta Kalogridis, is an adaptation of English author Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same title. The series follows the life of an elite soldier who returns to life in a new body after 250 years in ice age using a technology, called Stacks, that can store the human consciousness. The series, which takes a violent, sexy and incredibly stylish approach, is one of the best action sci-fi Netflix originals. The thrilling crime show, tagged as witty and mind-bending by Netflix, has a combination of action and science fiction. 

Money Heist

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This Spanish action crime mystery series, that premiered in 2017, is currently the talk of the town. The plot of the series revolves around a group of robbers assigned with the task of occupying buildings illegally on behalf of a nameless boss called the Professor. The series has similarities with films, like Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Baby Driver (2017), but has established a prime space among global fan-base by now. The Season 4 of the series released earlier this year and the fans are expecting much more from Season 5. When asked whether the show will be revived for a new season, Money Heist creator Alex Pina had an interesting reply, “Someone knows there will be a fifth season, but we don’t.”


Best action series on netflix | 8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix

The South Korean political period horror-thriller series, created by Kim Eun-hee, is Netflix’s first original Korean series and one of the best Netflix horror series. The series is adapted from the webcomic series, The Kingdom of the Gods, authored by Kim Eun-hee and drawn by Yang Kyung-il. The show is set in the 1500s in Korea where a mysterious plague overtakes the land. While strange rumours spread about the ill king, the crown prince becomes the only home against the pandemic. The show is an epic zombie drama with massive battle scenes amidst the striking scenery, royal politics, class warfare, and a sword-swinging army against the legions of undead.


Best action series on netflix | 8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix

The series that exploits the life story of the infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar, is one of the most popular Netflix original series. The series, which was one of the costliest Netflix Original production, is expected to have an upcoming fourth season consisting of 10 episodes with a new drug cartel and a new team of DAE agents. More than just a biopic about Pablo Escobar, world’s most notorious drug lord, the series also depicts the explorings of the undercover DEA’s battle against narcotics.

The Witcher

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This is a popular American fantasy drama series, after Game of Thrones, that perfectly combines of Swords, Sex and Swearing. The series, that was just released in December 2020, has even become one of the most-watched films in 2019. It had over 76 million viewers by the first month of release and soon became the most-in-demand TV series in the world, across all platforms. The much-awaited second eight-episode season is announced to be released in 2021. The series is adapted from Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling book of the same name, about the fortunes of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter who swifts from one life-threatening situation to another.

Breaking Bad

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This popular series, which was initially premiered on AMC channel in January 2008, was made available on Netflix just before the fourth season premiere in July 2011. The launch of the previous seasons on Netflix before the release of the fourth season boosted the interest till its final season in 2013. Breaking Bad was the first show of its kind that had a renewed boom in interest after being launched on Netflix. The series, created by Vince Gilligan, featured stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as meth-cooking partners, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

Peaky Blinders

Best action series on netflix | 8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix
8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix

The British period crime drama series, created by Steven Knight, is set in Birmingham, England in 1919 and follows the exploits of Peaky Blinders gang in the aftermath of WWI. The show is loosely based on a real 19th-century urban youth gang of the same name. The economic upheaval has made Britain a hotbed for despair and criminal acts with a fight for survival between returning soldiers, regular citizens, and local gangs. This drama centres on Cillian Murphy as the Peaky Blinders’ gang leader and war hero Thomas Shelby, who aspires to go legitimate someday. The arrival of Inspector Chester Campbell, played by Sam Neill, threatens his daily operations.

Star Trek

Best action series on netflix | 8 Best Action Series to Watch on Netflix

The Original Series from the Star Trek media franchise is a suspenseful and exciting alien sci-fi to watch as it occasionally acts as a time machine that let us go back and experience the culture of the past decades. The series is packed with action and adventure and is suggested by Netflix as a family watch together series. Star Trek Original Series follows the legendary crew of Starship Enterprise led by Caption Kirk, who reaches of space to explore new worlds and civilizations. The series with three seasons has 30 episodes in the first season, 26 in the second season and 24 in the third season and is recommended for ages 7 and above. The series will let you experience what grew out to be one of the biggest sci-fi and action franchise with great writing and excellent performances.

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