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The enduring popularity of the action movie has drenched the genre in cliche yet glorious invention abounds around the globe - fighting is the international language. Fashionable styles of film-making come and go but action movies just change their shoes and remain centre-stage. Great glittering galaxies of genre from across the Alice universe have been gleaned to assemble a suitably kick-ass selection of ballistic ballet and poetic pugilism to scintillate the delicate senses of our discerning clientele. Are you ready to rumble? Are you feeling lucky, Sir/Madame? Our suggestions for a hearty evening of action are listed below. Pictured: Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang springs into action. Sean Connery as agent 007 in "Diamonds are Forever" (1971).

10 to Midnight (1983)

6.3/10
Director: J Lee Thompson
Starring: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Geoffrey Lewis, Gene Davis

Charles Bronson stars as Leo Kessler, a cynical Los Angeles cop on the trail of Warren Stacey (Gene Davis), a homicidal maniac who turns rejection fro... Read more

10,000 BC (2008)

5.1/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Steven Strait

Partly filmed on location around Queenstown, this prehistoric epic focuses on D'Leh, a young hunter who's been branded an outcast by his tribe. But he... Read more

12 Monkeys ( Blu-ray ) (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer, Madeleine Stowe

Inspired by Chris Marker's short film 'La Jetee' (also available) and set in the near future where a prisoner is sent back in time to the 90's to disc... Read more

12 Rounds (2009)

5.6/10
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: John Cena, Steve Harris, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen

WWE star John Cena is Danny Fisher, a New Orleans cop who put away a big-time jewel thief; and now a year later, finds himself on the receiving end of... Read more

16 Blocks (2006)

6.6/10
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Mos Def, Bruce Willis, David Morse, Jenna Stern, Casey Sander, Cylk Cozart

New York detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis), is a badge-carrying bum whose love for the bottle has reduced him to a has-been on the police force. On... Read more

1990: Bronx Warriors (1983)

8.1/10
Director: Enzo G Castellari
Starring: Stefania Girolami, Mark Gregory, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly, Fred Williams...

In the shattered wasteland of inner-city New York, a desperate alliance of beleaguered gangs arm themselves for a final, apocalyptic battle against ru... Read more

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

5.9/10
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Devon Aoki

Paul Walker is back in action in this extreme-action sequel. Now an ex-cop, outlaw racer Brian O'Conner teams with his ex-con, speed-demon buddy (Tyre... Read more

2 Guns (2013)

6.7/10
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Bill Paxton, Denzel Washington, Edward James Olmos, Fred Ward, Mark Wahlberg, Ja...

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in this explosive and comedic actioner, based on the graphic novels by Steven Grant. When an... Read more

2012 (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

2012 ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more