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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

The classic Mad Max franchise must be said to comprise proper cult movies. There is a new Mad Max movie on the way; will it be commercial tripe or something akin to the old movies? Almost certainly the former, but we shall see. The first…

Supergirl (1984)

A spin-off from the Superman movie series that was destined to launch a new franchise until, ironically, it never took off, Supergirl isn't actually all THAT bad. It's bad, but bad in an enjoyable, kitschy way. And there's a great cast to…

Top Gun (1986)

Tom Cruise wears sunglasses a lot, and gives his biggest grin. Jets fly too close to one another. Kelly McGillis is at her most gorgeous (well, with this movie and Witness). Berlin keep gatecrashing the soundtrack with "Take My Breath Away"…

Running Scared (1986)

While it's not quite as much fun to watch nowadays, Running Scared is still a sorely neglected action comedy that holds up as one of many great buddy cop movies to come from the 1980s. Of course, many buddy cop movies have since been…

Highlander (1986)

It's hard to think of a much-loved action movie that's as silly as Highlander, but that just might be part of its main appeal. Even before we get to the set-pieces, it's worth remembering that this is the movie that decided to cast a…

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Before he became known to kids as the voice of a cute, animated donkey, Eddie Murphy's signature role was, arguably, that of Detective Axel Foley, a motor-mouthed, street smart, wise-cracking cop who would inevitably get results while being…

Bloodsport (1988)

Jean-Claude Van Damme was no overnight success, but audiences in the late '80s and early '90s may not have realised that. He'd gone from small parts in lesser movies (a debut in a skin flick, an extra in a scene from Breakin', a villain -…

2 Guns (2013)

This all-action buddy movie courtesy of Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur pits Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two criminal comrades with uncertain loyalties. It’s revealed early on that both men are secretly undercover for…