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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).

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

Agents of SHIELD: Season 2 (Blu-ray) (2015)

7.6/10
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge...

The worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division) employs an elite... 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

Alex Cross (Blu-ray) (2012)

5.1/10
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in... Read more

Alexander the Great (1955)

5.9/10
Director: Robert Rossen
Starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom

An epic historical drama of the military leader who conquered most of the known world before he was 30. Richard Burton gives a fine performance as the... Read more

Alexander: Director's Cut (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Anthony H...

Oliver Stone recreates the towering, true story of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), who in the 4th Century BC conquered Greece, Persia, Afghanista... Read more

Alias: Season 1 (2002)

5.4/10
Director: Various, J J Abrams
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Ron Rifkin, Quentin Tarantino, Roger Moore

In 1997 a show first aired called 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', mocked by many for its name and above all its protagonist - a young female hero. Five ye... Read more