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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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