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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).

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

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

Alias: Season 2 (2003)

7.6/10
Director: Various, J J Abrams
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Ron Rifkin, Lena Olin, Faye Dunaway, Christian...

Season two continues the story of CIA agent Sydney Bristow, now confronted with the appearance of her KGB mother (once thought dead) and the increasin... Read more

Alien 3 (1992)

7/10
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S Dutton, Lance Henriksen

This third installment in the hit series finds Sigourney Weaver's weary Ripley landing on a dark prison planet inhabited by male criminals, killers an... Read more

Alien 3 (Blu-Ray) (1992)

7.7/10
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S Dutton, Lance Henriksen

INCLUDES BOTH THEATRICAL CUT AND ASSEMBLY CUT. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the only survivor when she crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wa... Read more

Alien Apocalypse (2005)

4.5/10
Director: Josh Becker
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Renee O'Connor

An astronaut doctor, Ivan Hood (Bruce Campbell), and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space, to find the world has been taken o... Read more

Alien Nation (1988)

6.3/10
Director: Graham Baker
Starring: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp

A gritty sci-fi, crime procedural in the vein of The Hidden and District 9, Alien Nation is a tense tale of urban life in Los Angeles circa 1991. Here... Read more