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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).

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

Adventure Of Captain Marvel (1941)

Director: John English, William Witney
Starring: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr, William Benedict, Louise Currie

To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel... 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

Adventures Of Red Ryder (1940)

7.2/10
Director: William Witney, John English
Starring: Noah Beery

Mesquite banker Calvin Drake plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory.... 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

Age Of Heroes (Blu-ray) (2011)

5.6/10
Starring: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K. Read more