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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).

2019: The New Barbarians (1982)

5.7/10
Director: Enzo G Castellari
Starring: Fred Williamson, Giancarlo Prete, George Eastman

This post-apocalyptic gem is remembered for its el-cheapo budget and uncompromising doses of outrageous violence by one of the masters of Italian cult... Read more

21 Jump Street (2012)

7.2/10
Director: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
Starring: Ice Cube, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Jonah Hill, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle

The popular 1980s cop show gets a modern updating in this hilarious action/comedy. Rookie police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tat... Read more

22 Jump Street (2014)

7/10
Director: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
Starring: Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go... Read more

24: Season 7 (2009)

8/10
Director: Various
Starring: Bob Gunton, Colm Feore, Janeane Garofalo, Jeffrey Nordling, Kiefer Sutherland, J...

The countdown starts over as Jack Bauer (Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland) is thrust back into action in a new city, with a new role and a new enem... Read more

24: Season 8 ( aka The Final Season ) (2010)

8.4/10
Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr, Kiefer Sutherland, Mykelti Williamson, Cherry Jones, Katee Sa...

The final season is an action packed adrenaline rush as Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) unveils darker secrets, faces deadlier conspiracies, and is thr... Read more

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

6.1/10
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Fred Ward, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Danny McBride, Aziz Ans...

In this frenetic comedy, down-and-out pizza delivery guy Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) gets kidnapped by a pair of bumbling, would-be criminals (Danny McBrid... Read more

300 (2006)

7.7/10
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael F...

A hyper-real, testosterone-laden interpretation of the Spartan legend, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and drenched in the same CGI-enhanced gol... Read more

300 ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

7.7/10
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

A hyper-real, testosterone-laden interpretation of the Spartan legend, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and drenched in the same CGI-enhanced gol... Read more

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

5.9/10
Director: Demian Lichtenstein
Starring: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, Davi...

Las Vegas is host to International Elvis Week and a group of crims slip into town complete with sequins and sideburns. A casino heist goes down and th... Read more

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

6.2/10
Director: Noam Murro
Starring: Hans Matheson, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton

This new chapter of the epic saga "300", told in the breathtaking visual style that defined the original blockbuster, brings the fight for glory to a... Read more