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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).

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

300: Rise of an Empire ( Blu-ray ) (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

47 Ronin (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Carl Rinsch
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi, Ko Shibasaki

After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour to their people... Read more

47 Ronin (Blu-ray) (3D) (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Carl Rinsch
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi, Ko Shibasaki

After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour to their people... Read more

7 Boxes (2012)

7.2/10
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Starring: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez

A.k.a. "7 cajas". It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of... Read more

A Better Tomorrow (1986)

7.6/10
Director: John Woo
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung

This masterful thriller from John 'The Killer' Woo is once again highlighted by stunning action sequences. This is a saga of three friends who run a s... Read more