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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).

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

Agents of SHIELD: Season 2 (2015)

9.8/10
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

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

Agents of SHIELD: Season 3 (2016)

7.7/10
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge...

Gear up for explosive action and mind-blowing adventure when Hydra’s ancient origins and ultimate agenda are revealed in the epic, game-changing third... 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