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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).

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

6.6/10
Director: Patrick Tatopoulos
Starring: Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, David Ashton, Kevin G...

The third in the 'Underworld' series is a slick prequel that fleshes out the story of the ancient war between Vampires and their one-time slaves, the... Read more

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

6.6/10
Director: Patrick Tatopoulos
Starring: Steven Mackintosh, Bill Nighy, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra,...

The third in the 'Underworld' series is a slick prequel that fleshes out the story of the ancient war between Vampires and their one-time slaves, the... Read more

Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

4.1/10
Director: Mic Rodgers
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Bill Goldberg

This theatrical sequel to the 1992 actioner features Jean-Claude Van Damme as the former "unisol" who must take on a rogue government supercomputer na... Read more

Unknown (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Frank Langella, Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger

Liam Neeson plays Dr. Martin Harris, who awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn't recognise h... Read more

Unleashed ( aka Danny the Dog ) (2005)

7/10
Director: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li, Kerry Condon, Vincent Regan

Martial arts prodigy Jet Li delivers as Danny, a cold-blooded fighter in the employ of Bart (Bob Hoskins) who makes money off him in brutal illegal fi... Read more

Up Periscope (1959)

6.5/10
Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andrea Martin, Alan Hale, Warren Oates

A thrilling, intelligent WWII tale about a tough by-the-book captain of a submarine (Edmond O'Brien) whose problems with a young demolitions expert (... Read more

Valdez Is Coming (1970)

6.9/10
Director: Edwin Sherin
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Jon Cypher

This rugged, guns-a-blazing Western tale adapted from an Elmore Leonard story, stars Burt Lancaster as a Mexican-American who wages a violent crusade... Read more

Valhalla: Legend Of Thor (2019)

5.6/10

The Viking children Røskva and Tjalfe embark on an adventurous journey from Midgard to Valhalla with the gods Thor and Loki. Life in Valhalla, however... Read more

Vampire Hunter D (1985)

7.2/10
Director: Toyoo Ashida

Eerie, exotic animation for adults, set in the year 12,090, when the Earth is ruled by vampires. A beautiful woman fancied by the chief bloodsucker of... Read more

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2001)

7.7/10
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Starring: Animation

Based on the third novel from Hideyuki Kikuchi's series about a futuristic human-vampire hybrid warrior. D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a... Read more