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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).

A Man Called Hero (1999)

5.9/10
Director: Andrew Lau Wai Keung
Starring: Ekin Cheng, Hsu Chi, Nicholas Tse, Kristy Yeung

One fateful day in 1913, Hero (Ekin Cheng) is accepted as the disciple of sword master Prise (Anthony Wong). It should be his happiest day, but he ret... Read more

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

4.2/10
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack, Ben Kingsley

In the year 2055 a private firm offers the chance to travel back in time and hunt the biggest game of all time: dinosaurs. Despite precautions to prev... Read more

A Tattooed Life (1965)

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Starring: Hideki Takahashi, Akira Yamauchi, Hiroko Ito, Masako Izumi, Kayo Matsuo

Another yakuza classic from maverick director Seijun Suzuki ('Tokyo Drifter', 'Branded to Kill') about a recently retired assassin who finds he made s... Read more

A View to a Kill (1985)

6.3/10
Director: John Glen
Starring: Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts, Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee

Has 007 (Roger Moore) finally met his match in lean, mean female assassin May Day (Grace Jones)? Set in California's Silicon Valley, where Christopher... Read more

A View to a Kill ( Blu-ray ) (1985)

6.3/10
Director: John Glen
Starring: Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts

Has 007 (Roger Moore) finally met his match in lean, mean female assassin May Day (Grace Jones)? Set in California's Silicon Valley, where Christopher... Read more

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

5.9/10
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Marton Csokas, Rufus Sewell, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Co...

Statesman. President. Vampire hunter? Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith ("Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"), this offbeat horror tale finds a y... Read more

Adrift (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Elizabeth Hawthorne, Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer

Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history... Read more

Adrift (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Baltasar Kormakur, Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Elizabeth Hawthorne, Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer

Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history... Read more

Adventures Of Don Juan (1948)

7/10
Director: Vincent Sherman
Starring: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas

En garde! This was Flynn's first swashbuckler in over nine years. The story of the great lover, Don Juan, coming to the rescue of his Queen. Winner of... Read more

Aeon Flux (2005)

5.5/10
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDorm...

Charlize Theron dons the skimpy black leotard of vendetta-feulled assassin, Aeon Flux, in this adaptation of the cult animated series. In a world wher... Read more