The Netflix Instant universe is vast, and full of many delights from all corners of cinema. Chances are, if you're in the mood for a certain genre, there's at least 11 movies that'll scratch the itch. Which is why, on a weekly basis, we here at Cinema Blend will bring you the 11 most interesting offerings in a genre, all of which are available for streaming through your Netflix account.

Last week was our list of 11 out of this world sci-fi films, and this week we're taking it back to where the Action's at! With Jason Bourne resurfacing in theaters this Friday, we're paying tribute to those films that bang, boom, and bust their way off the screen and into your living room! We warn the faint of heart not to continue reading this list, as it may cause enough excitement to overtake our more sensitive readers. As for the rest of you rough and ready readers, prepare for our picks for the 11 best Action flicks to hit Netflix Instant!

Mission: Impossible III

While Brian DePalma's Mission: Impossible was a hell of an update to the legendary 60's spy saga, John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2 was, for lack of better terminology, a bloody mess. Thankfully, Paramount recruited a TV show creator by the name of J.J. Abrams, hot off of the success of his hit show Alias, to give the franchise the shot in the arm it deserved. From Mission: Impossible III's success, the series would not only find a visual style to latch onto for each of the succeeding films that came after, it also put the series on a trajectory that raised the bar with each of those subsequent films. Action-wise, you'll be treated to such highlights as a gun fight on the Cheaspeake Bay Bridge, some excellent action beats in Shanghai, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman hanging out of a cargo plane!

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