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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).

Alien vs. Predator (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Paul W S Anderson
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon

The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried under the Antarctic ice sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they mak... Read more

Alien vs. Predator ( Blu-ray ) (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Paul W S Anderson
Starring: Colin Salmon, Ewen Bremner, Lance Henriksen, Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova

The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried under the Antarctic ice sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they mak... Read more

Aliens (1986)

8.4/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Carr...

Sigourney Weaver returns to the planet that spawned the title creatures with a Marine squadron that's ready to wipe them out. Super sequel that doesn'... Read more

Aliens ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

8.4/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Sigourney Weaver, Paul...

Sigourney Weaver returns to the planet that spawned the title creatures with a Marine squadron that's ready to wipe them out. Super sequel that doesn'... Read more

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

4.7/10
Director: Greg Strause, Colin Strause
Starring: Ariel Gade, Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Johnny Lewis, John Ortiz

Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival. Visual effects s... Read more

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

4.7/10
Director: Greg Strause, Colin Strause
Starring: Ariel Gade, Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Johnny Lewis, John Ortiz

Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival. Visual effects s... Read more

Alive (2002)

5.8/10
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Starring: Hideo Sakaki, Ryo , Koyuki , Shun Sugata, Erika Oda, Tak Sakaguchi, Jun Kunimura

Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presen... Read more

All Men Are Brothers (1975)

6.3/10
Director: Chang Cheh, Wu Ma
Starring: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Chen Kuan-tai, Betty Chung Ling-Ling

The long-awaited sequel to "The Water Margin" finds the perennial cast of kung-fu favourites on another epic adventure, this time attempting to scale... Read more

Alvarez Kelly (1966)

6.4/10
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule

A climactic stampede sequence sparks this Civil War western with William Holden as a mercenary adventurer hired to drive cattle from Mexico to Union f... Read more

Ambush Bay (1966)

5.4/10
Director: Ron Winston
Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Mickey Rooney, James Mitchum, Peter Masterson

A marine patrol secretly lands on a Japanese-occupied island, fortuitously discovering a plot to attack the US fleet as it enters the bay. This gung-... Read more