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).

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Director: Troy Duffy
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

A clever, funny, high energy tale focusing on two Irish brothers in Boston who become, by accident, the "saints" of the neighbourhood by killing some... Read more

I, Robot (2004)

Director: Alex Proyas
Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, Alan...

In the year 2035, robots are an everyday household item, and everyone trusts them, except one, slightly paranoid detective (Will Smith) investigating... Read more

Thunderball (1965)

Director: Terence Young
Starring: Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Sean Connery, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois M...

Bond (Sean Connery) must thwart SPECTRE's most audacious plot to date, when its agents hijack a British bomber, armed with two nuclear warheads, and h... Read more

Neon Genesis Evangelion 0:1 (1997)

Director: Hideaki Anno
Starring: Animation

Episodes 1-4. The year is 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged for what is left of the pl... Read more

Casino Royale (2006)

Director: Martin Campbell
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo G...

The new Bond is not only blonde, but he does an awful lot of running. Daniel Craig has chipped off the suave, sophisticated facade of previous Bonds,... Read more

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 25, Connor lives "off the g... Read more

The Beast (1988)

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Stephen Baldwin

This great war yarn is set in Afghanistan, 1981, where the Soviet Union is locked in a futile and bloody battle with the Mujahedeen guerrillas. Sepera... Read more

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett S...

Everything that has a beginning has an end. With human saviour Keanu Reeves being held in limbo between the real world and the Matrix, only Laurence F... Read more

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonte, Clint Eastwood

The first in Sergio Leone's famous spaghetti western trilogy starring Clint Eastwood as the 'Man with No Name'. The film is a slick remake of Kurosawa... Read more

Blade (1998)

Director: Stephen Norrington
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson

Wesley Snipes plays the Marvel Comic's vampire killer, out to cleanse the world of bloodsuckers as he hunts for the vampire who bit his mother during... Read more