12 Best action series to watch on Netflix

The Times os Israel

Action series are always fighting for our attention, specifically when you are a die-hard fan of those jam-packed action stunts and terrifying murder mysteries. There are plenty of action series available on every OTT platform. Some seem like the most powerful and exciting, but in the end, you end up feeling less interested after watching two or three episodes only.

Hence, to help you out from this never-ending confusion of what to watch and what not to, we have curated an amazing list of 12 action series that are surely going to give you an amazing refreshment. 

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune:

Genre: Action and Adventure

Rating: 6.9/10

Cast: Frankie Kevich, Ron Bottitta, Cherami Leigh, Amber Lee Connors

Yakitori Soldiers of Misfortune

The world-famous Hideki Anbo has directed Yakitori, attaching eye-opening scenes upon over-dependence on technology. In the story, an inspiring boy named Akira tries to save the planet Earth from alien invaders. Later, he secretly breaches into the massive army of aliens. It has created a remarkable craze among teenagers and adults. 

Neon Genesis: Evangelion

Genre: Fiction and Action

Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith-Shipp, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee. 

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This incredible anime series is one of the oldest yet best action series, which has been praised for its innovative psychological work of fiction and excellent storyline. This Ominous television series created by Hideaki Anno is filmed over a squad of enthusiastic teenagers taking control of machines and marching on an epic war with deadly monsters who are on the verge of destroying humanity. 

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (Season 3):

Genre: Action, Adventure and Animation

Rating: 6/10

Cast: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen. 

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight 🐻‍❄️🐉 Official Trailer | Netflix

Get ready to indulge in the real hype that Kung Fu Panda has created, as this animated show is back with another season. Po is all set to take you on an adventure, but this time with an English knight, where they set out together to discover magical weapons so that they can save the world from annihilation. This show is produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and has left little kids and even teenagers freaked out by the action scenes. 

Vinland Saga

Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure 

Rating: 8.8/10

Cast: Shizuka Ishigami, Yūto Uemura, Naoya Uchida, Akio Ōtsuka and others 

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This Japanese Manga falls under the genres of action and adventure, and it is based on Makoto Yukimura’s Manga with the exact same name. The story revolves around the life of a young man known as Thorfinn, who finds himself in a versatile maze of revenge for his father’s death. 

The Promised Neverland

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Sumire Morohoshi, Mariya Ise, Shinei Ueki

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The animated series title “The Promised Neverland” centers on a group of children who reside in the bucolic Grace Field House orphanage. However, they quickly learn that their cherished career is part of a malicious plot. The youngsters go out on a perilous quest to learn the truth about their existence and the unspeakable secrets of the outside world because they are determined to escape their predicament. The show addresses themes of survival, trust, and the unbreakable spirit of kids confronting impossible obstacles. It is suspenseful and well-planned.

Song of the Bandits

Genre: Historical drama, Action

Rating: 7.2/10

Cast: Lee Ho-Jung, Lee Hyun-wook, Kim Nam-gil, Seohyun and others


Song Of The Bandits
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“Song of the Bandits” is one of the hyped South Korean historical dramas for which people have been waiting for a long time. This mini television series is directed by the world-famous filmmaker Joon-Hyeok Hwang and is already trending on Netflix. The story is based on the colonial rule of Japan, where the Korean people, due to certain reasons, occupied the land of Gando and started staying within the same boundary with the aim of protecting Joseon for the Korean people. This show has the perfect historical blend, which will definitely make you nostalgic.


Genre: Action thriller  

Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Lior Raz, Hisham Suliman, Shadi Mar’i and others

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This particular series is one of the best action series available on Netflix. Fauda is a thrilling show set in the world of soldiers vs villains. There’s excitement and hard work. It’s Packing Rooms meets Brokeback Mountain on the interstate. It’s kind of a real-life stories of the soldiers. If you’re a fan of action and suspense, this show will have you hooked. 

Seis Manos

Genre: Adult animated action drama 

Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Vic Chao, Jonny Cruz, Mike Colter and others

Seis Manos - Season 1 (2019) Trailer 2 HD

The adult American series Seis Manos is a badass animated show about fighting and magic. It was released in the year of 2019, with 8 episodes, each of them having an approximate runtime of 25-28 minutes. Three superhumans defend their town from evil. It’s like a kung fu action combined with an animated cartoon.


Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

Rating: 7.9/10

Cast: Rowoon, Lee Soo-hyuk, Kim Hee-sun, Yoon Ji-on and others

Tomorrow | Official Trailer | Netflix

Directed by none other than Tae-yoon and Sung Chi-woo, “Tomorrow” is a popular action Korean drama based on the supernatural drama. The plot of the story is all about a man who transformed into a half-spirit after colliding with an accident. Now, his body is half human and half spirit. He has been employed by a machine company to carry out special missions. The action scenes, the supernatural plot, and the fantastic drama that portrays realistic characters make this series a must-watch. 


Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama 

Rating: 5/10

Cast: Raúl Arévalo Zorzo, Bruno Gagliasso Marques, Greta Fernández Berbel and others 

Santo | Official Trailer | Netflix

A truly breathtaking and an absolute must-watch action series, “Santo” is directed by none other than Vicente Amorim and casts some of the best actors like Raúl Arévalo Zorzo and Bruno Gagliasso Marques. This is the story of a drug peddler whose face is not revealed until he has to face two policemen who then collaborate to solve the case and keep their lives safe.

My Name

Genre: Action, Crime, Noir, Thriller 

Rating: 7.8/10

Cast: Han So-hee, Bo Hyun Ahn, Hie sun Park and others 

My Name | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB]

Putting up a thrilling action series to the list to complete this mind blogging listicle. The series was released in 2021 with 8 episodes with an approximate runtime of 59 minutes and with an absolutely stunning cast, including Han So-hee and Bo Hyun Ahn. This South Korean series follows a terrific revenge plot, where a vengeful woman puts her trust in the most hyped drug dealing gang and enters the force under their direction. 

Baki Hamna (Season 2)

Genre: Action thriller 

Rating: 6.8/10

Cast: Israel Adesanya, Takaya Hashi, Hóchú Ótsuka, Akio Ótsuka and others

Baki Hanma Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

A sturdy martial arts titleholder defeats his renowned, powerful father, who gave him the training, and is recognized as the champion of the Underground Arena for fighting numerous battles. The story continues in the second season, where the fight is now against a caveman named Pickel, who is an extremely strong and cruel warrior who comes from the age of dinosaurs and wants to destroy the martial artists. Follow this compelling story if you are an action lover.