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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).

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

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