Action-Comedies are the perfect genre to go for when you want to watch something thrilling but also light at the same time. Something you can turn to when you just want to unwind and relax after a long day. Action-Comedy is a genre loved by many, with many movies and tv shows about it being released over the years. Sometimes one does not want to just indulge in over-the-top intense action so to balance it out a little comedy is necessary. For when you are in the mood to forget life’s worries, here is a list of some of the best action comedy movies that are available on Netflix right now.
1. Charlie’s Angels
This Action-Comedy is a reboot of the iconic 2000’s film of the same name. Charlie’s Angels follow Sabina Wilson (played by Kristen Stewart), Elena Houghlin (played by Naomi Scott), and Jane Kano (played by Ella Balinska). Elena lands into trouble with the company she is working for that created Calisto, a sustainable energy source. However, trouble begins when Elena realizes Calisto can be dangerous if it got into the wrong hands.
Therefore, she turns to Townsend Agency, a private security firm where Jane and Sabina work. The three of them work together to find a way for Calisto to not end up causing mass destruction. This 118-minute movie consists of the perfect amount of action with a hint of humor along the way. There are some talks for a sequel of the same, however, there is no confirmation as of now. And this movie is one of the best action comedy movies available on Netflix.
You cannot have a movie with the combination of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and not label it as the best. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel to the 1995 movie, Jumanji. While fans of the original movie were skeptical of the sequel and were not sure whether it would be up to the mark, the 2017 movie proved otherwise. While the original movie had a board game, the sequel follows four students who discover a video game.
Whilst playing this game they land up in a jungle called Jumanji. The story then follows how they get stuck in the video game and have to figure out a way to get out of it. The stellar cast, which also includes Jack Black, does not disappoint resulting in one of the most loved action comedies out there which is why there was also another sequel to the 2017 movie. Because of Dwayne and Kevin, this movie is on top of our best action comedy on Netflix’s watch list.
3. Get Smart
Anything with Steve Carell in it is already iconic but you put Anne Hathaway in the mix and it makes that a thousand times better. Get Smart follows a mismatched duo, Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) and Maxwell (Steve Carell). Maxwell is an outgoing spy who got a promotion from being an analyst to a field agent whereas Agent 99 is a more experienced agent.
The two of them team up together to fight the KOAS, a crime syndicate, that has attacked Control, the spy agency the two of them work for. The action sequences in the movie really impressed the audience, as they were not too long or dull and of course, were also coupled with some humor which made it more fun to sit through. Get Smart is one of the best watches on Netflix in the action comedy genre.
4. Red Notice
Rawson Marshall Thurber and Dwayne Johnson reunite to bring another classic action-comedy. Johnson stars alongside Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. Red Notice follows an FBI officer, John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) who starts off by teaming up with Interpol agents to catch an infamous art thief, Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds).
However, things take a turn when John gets framed by the Bishop (Gal Gadot). Some may say that the plot itself is not the best of the lot, however, the charismatic cast, the witty humor, and high-value action sequences compensate for it. A perfect watch for when you want to watch an Action-Comedy to pass the time. And make it a part of one of your best action comedy movies list on Netflix.
This movie pays somewhat of an homage to the classic 1989 TV series of the same name. Yet another movie with Dwayne Johnson in the lead, this list can’t seem to get enough of the actor, well neither can the genre. This film follows Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and his team of lifeguards.
They uncover that there is a huge drug racket involving Victoria Leeds, a businesswoman (played by Priyanka Chopra). The story unravels how they go to extremes to find out the truth and bring justice. Baywatch also stars Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, and Pamela Anderson.
6. Spenser Confidential
Mark Wahlberg and comedy is a combination that can never disappoint and Spenser Confidential just further proves it. Based on a novel by Robert B. Parker called Wonderland, the movie follows Spenser (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-Boston cop who likes to play by his own rules. Spenser who was just released from prison returns to the criminal world to uncover the truth about the murder of another cop.
Wahlberg’s portrayal of Spenser was appreciated by the audience stating that he brings a unique sarcasm to the role. The story provides the perfect action and comedy balance. A bonus to this movie is a surprising cameo by Post Malone himself. The cast also includes Winston Duke, Iliza Shlesinger, Alan Arkin, Marc Maron, and Bokeem Woodbine.
7. Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence was the first time the iconic duo, Johnson and Hart, were paired together. It is what led to one of the most talked about Hollywood bromances. The 2016 film gives insight into the lives of two guys, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) and his classmate from high school, Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson). Calvin’s life drastically changes when Bob enters back into it and makes him a part of a covert operation. Together these two fight to stop the worldwide chaos that may ensue.
The tagline for the movie is “saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson” and the tagline itself gives you enough reason to watch the movie. However, even if the tagline did not exist, the movie does give you what you expect, a lot of action and the right amount of comedy. And it is one of the best action comedy movies out there on Netflix.
8. The Other Guys
A duo bound to impress the audience, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell star in this 2010 film. The Other Guys follows Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) and Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell), two NYPD detectives. The two of them do not have too much of a liking for one another.
However, when they are teamed up together to solve a case regarding a shady capitalist, they have to put aside their differences to do so. The audience believed this action-comedy to be underrated and enjoyed the chemistry between Wahlberg and Ferrell. But for us, it is one of the best action comedy movies out there.