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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).

Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)

6.4/10
Director: He Ping
Starring: Wen Jiang, Nakai Kiichi, Zhao Wei, Wang Xueqi

After years of service to the Chinese Emperor, Japanese emissary Lai Xi longs to return home, but is bound to complete one last mission - the capture... Read more

Warriors of Heaven and Earth ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

6.4/10
Director: He Ping
Starring: Wen Jiang, Nakai Kiichi, Zhao Wei, Wang Xueqi

After years of service to the Chinese Emperor, Japanese emissary Lai Xi longs to return home, but is bound to complete one last mission - the capture... Read more

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2011)

7.5/10
Director: Wei Te-Sheng
Starring: Masanobu Ando, Vivian Hsu, Lin Ching-Tai, Umin Boya

In the mountains of Taiwan, two races clashed in defense of their faiths. One believed in rainbows, the other believed in the sun. Neither side realiz... Read more

Warriors Two (1978)

7.4/10
Director: Sammo Hung
Starring: Ka-Yan Leung , Sammo Hung, Casanova Wong, Fung Hak-on

Sammo Hung's ode to the Wing Chun style is one of the greatest martial arts epics of all time. It features a career best from Ka-Yan Leung as a maste... Read more

Wasabi (2001)

6.7/10
Director: Gerard Krawczyk
Starring: Jean Reno, Michel Muller, Ryoko Hirosue, Carole Bouquet

Hubert (Jean Reno) is a tough French cop who isn't afraid of letting his fists do the talking... or of letting little things like correct procedure ge... Read more

Watchmen (2009)

7.6/10
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Mor...

Zack Snyder ('300') hit a home run with cinema audiences in adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic comic book. Set in an alternate 1980s univer... Read more

Watchmen ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

7.6/10
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Billy Crudup, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen McHattie,...

Zack Snyder ('300') hit a home run with cinema audiences in adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic comic book. Set in an alternate 1980s univer... Read more

Watchmen (TV Series) (2019)

7.6/10
Starring: Regina King, Tom Mison, Jeremy Irons, Louis Gossett Jr

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic nov... Read more

Waterworld (1995)

6.1/10
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Costner, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter

Exciting, exhilarating (and expensive) sci-fi saga, set on an ecologically ravaged future Earth covered by water. Kevin Costner, as a solitary wandere... Read more

Waterworld ( Blu-ray ) (1995)

6.1/10
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Costner, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter

Exciting, exhilarating (and expensive) sci-fi saga, set on an ecologically ravaged future Earth covered by water. Kevin Costner, as a solitary wandere... Read more