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1The greatest action movies available on Netflix UK

As my well-worn VHS copy of Rush Hour will attest, action films were some of the first I movies I loved.

The very best of them combine immersive, spectacular scenes with compelling writing and direction, producing movies that are far more than just empty spectacle, and which use their fight scenes, chase scenes and shootouts in the service of storytelling. At their zenith, they excite and compel in equal measure.

Here, then, are 10 great action films you can watch right now on Netflix UK.

After first discovering gaming on a second-hand Sinclair Spectrum, Alec quickly moved onto Gameboys and PlayStations. It was Sony’s little wonder box that really kickstarted his passion though and he’s been a PS man ever since. He loves games with strong stories and loses a ridiculous number of hours every year trying to revive Sheffield United’s glory days on FIFA.