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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).

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

American Made (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jesse Plemons, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himsel... Read more

American Made (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jesse Plemons, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himsel... Read more

American Sniper (2014)

7.3/10
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Clint Eastwood directs this controversial biography about the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is se... Read more

American Sniper ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.3/10
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Clint Eastwood directs this controversial biography about the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is se... Read more

An Empress and the Warriors (2008)

5.9/10
Director: Tony Ching Siu-Tung
Starring: Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xiaodong Guo, Kelly Chen

In the tradition of "Seven Swords" comes the action saga of a kingdom locked in a desperate battle for survival. In ancient China, in the vacuum of th... Read more

Angel: Season 1 (1999)

8/10
Director: David Greenwalt, Bruce Seth Green, Joss Whedon, David Grossman, James A Contner, Regis B Kimble, Vern Gillum, etc
Starring: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, Glenn Quinn, Sarah Michelle...

Cursed with a human soul, vampire Angel leaves Sunnydale and his beloved Buffy and heads to LA where, still seeking redemption for his past crimes, he... Read more

Angel: Season 2 (2000)

6.8/10
Director: Bill L Norton, David Greenwalt, Michael Lange, Joss Whedon, David Grossman, Krishna Rao
Starring: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J August Richards

Angel continues to seek redemption, but a fatal mistake makes him realize that racking up the body count isn't the way to go. So with a renewed sense... Read more

Angel: Season 3 (2001)

8.5/10
Director: Bill L Norton, David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon, James A Contner, Michael Grossman, Marita Grabiak, Turi Meyer
Starring: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J August Richards, Amy Acker

Even as Angel mourns the death of Buffy, Darla makes her way to L.A. with a mysterious new life growing within her. Now thrust into a role he never im... Read more