Though the films of Asia are as varied as anywhere else in the world, there is a strong concentration on action movies: in particular, martial arts movies in Hong Kong, and samurai and yakuza movies in Japan. Happily, these filmmakers learned ways of choreographing the action and filming it in a clear, but kinetic way, which is just the opposite of the way American filmmakers do it, with shaky-cam and simulated chaos. A generous selection of these movies is available on Netflix, in all their thrilling glory, beginning with recent Oscar nominee The Grandmaster. Their intent was to focus more on action, but ironically, with less character development, the action is less engaging. Donnie Yen stars in this more straightforward, more mainstream—and ultimately superior—biopic, simply titled Ip Man
10 Great Asian Gangster Films of the last 10 Years
20 Best Action Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked
This piece is frequently updated as titles leave and join Netflix. Sometimes you just need to escape. You just want to watch things blow up or crash into each other, but it seems like Netflix is always trying to push a serious drama or docuseries on you. Just give me something that goes boom! Well, we can help you with that. And anyone who has seen I Saw the Devil will never forget it. None of those are on Netflix, but you can find his incredibly ambitious period action piece starring the wonderful Song Kang-ho.
10 Incredible Asian Action Movies You Have To See Before You Die
Beyond the classics though, some films of the category are still produced, and although the majority comes from S. Korea, other Asian countries have a representation in the genre, with a number of great films. Here is a list with some of the best Asian Gangster films of the latest years, in random order, which as you will see, does not include thrillers specifically, but extends to dramas and social films. The criteria for the selection was for the film to have premiered during the last ten years and for the protagonist s to be members of organized crime, or at least cops who act like gangsters.
It can mean shutting your brain off, or it can mean complex stories that use action to benefit the plot. Luckily, Netflix has most subgenres covered when it comes to good action films, whether you want kung fu, superhero-ing, or anything in between. Here are the 20 best action movies on Netflix streaming right now, so grab some popcorn and enjoy. Run Time: min IMDb: 7. The film follows the story of Li Mu Bai, an accomplished Wudang swordsman who retires his legendary weapon only to be pulled back into a battle with his arch-nemesis, a woman who killed his master years earlier and seeks to claim his sword for her own.