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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).

Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection (1995)

5.3/10
Director: Howard E Baker, Peter Chung
Starring: Aeon Flux

Beginning as a series of short films for MTV, it soon attained cult status with its surreal twisting stroylines and breath-taking vivid animation. Aeo... Read more

Afro Samurai (2007)

7.8/10
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Starring: Voices Of, Samuel L Jackson, Kelly Hu, Ron Perlman

Samuel L Jackson is the titular sword-slinger desperate to avenge the death of his father at the hands of Justice (Ron Perlman), who also happens to b... Read more

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)

7.3/10
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Starring: Voices Of, Samuel L Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill, Grey DeLisle, Phil LaMarr

Samuel L. Jackson returns as the voice of the super bad samurai who avenged his father and found a life of peace. Still, there are those who will neve... Read more

After Earth (2013)

4.9/10
Director: M Night Shyamalan
Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith

M. Night Shyamalan ("Signs") co-wrote and directed this sci-fi tale in which a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legenda... Read more

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

5.1/10
Director: Harald Zwart
Starring: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson, Arnold...

In this action-packed spy romp for kids, Frankie Muniz is a 15-year-old high schooler who doubles as a secret agent for the CIA. The girl-shy Muniz is... Read more

Agents of SHIELD: Season 1 (2013)

Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge...

The mind-blowing saga that began in Marvel's "The Avengers" continues in this action-packed series. In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world h... Read more

Air Force One (1997)

6.5/10
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

The U.S. President (Harrison Ford) and his family are held hostage by Commie traditionalists (led by a scowling Gary Oldman) on the presidential jet a... Read more

Airwolf: Season 1 (1984)

6.8/10
Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, David Hemmings

Created by Donald P Bellisario ('Magnum PI', 'Quantum Leap') this action/adventure series earned a cult following and stars Jan-Michael Vincent as the... Read more

Akira (1988)

8.1/10
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Starring: Voices Of, Lewis Lemay, Jimmy Flanders, Drew Thomas

Groundbreaking Japanese animated epic set in the post-WWIII metropolis of Neo-Tokyo. The labyrinthine plot revolves around a battle between oppressive... Read more

Akira ( Blu-ray ) (1988)

8.1/10
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

Groundbreaking Japanese animated epic set in the post-WWIII metropolis of Neo-Tokyo. The labyrinthine plot revolves around a battle between oppressive... Read more