the 12 best van damme movies

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1.
Wake of Death (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
After his wife is brutally murdered, an ex-cop wages war against the Chinese triads. (91 mins.)
“ ive seen all of van damme's movies, and i have to say this is the best one, very well made, hardcore, brutal and he gives possibly his best performance ” - daworldismine
 
2.
Hard Target (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process. (97 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ this one is an action classic, john woo's american debut is a brilliant, and at times beutiful action movie, a must see action movie ” - daworldismine
 
3.
Until Death (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Stowe is a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right. (101 mins.)
Director: Simon Fellows
“ this was a different but very good movie for van damme who plays a junkie dirty cop, its still brutal and full of action though and its up there with wake of death as van damme gives another great performance ” - daworldismine
 
4.
Maximum Risk (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He... (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
“ this movie came out, in the peak of his career and he was on top and in shape, and it shows, the action is brilliant, brutal, and its another one of his gritty movies, he also gives a good performance ” - daworldismine
 
5.
In Hell (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment. (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
“ this movie came out at a time many van damme fans were giving up, after the terrible 'derailed', but van damme came back with this brutal little gem, his performance is great, the action fast and brutal, fans were crying out for a back in the day van damme movie they got one ” - daworldismine
 
6.
Kickboxer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother. (97 mins.)
“ a martial arts classic, it was hard to choose between this and 'bloodsport' for this spot, but in the end kickboxer is a much better movie, sure its still a bit cheesy, but the fight scenes remain, some of the best kickboxing on film, this was van damme at his fighting peak, and this movie is a must see piece of martial arts cinema ” - daworldismine
 
7.
Lionheart (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his... (108 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Lettich
“ another early classic, that takes the template of 'bloodsport' and 'kickboxer' to america, for some underground kickboxing fun, yes its familier, and yes van damme couldnt really act at this point, but it is still a brilliant and highly enjoyable beat em up classic ” - daworldismine
 
8.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an... (97 mins.)
Director: John Hyams
“ i love this movie, i prefer it to the first two, the action is hectic and brutal, and van damme and dolph have a rematch whats not to love, go and see this movie now ” - daworldismine
 
9.
Double Impact (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death. (110 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Lettich
“ double the van dammage for this early classic were he plays twin brothers, cool gimmick but really more of the same, as a brutal, and brilliant piece of van damme action youll be hard pressed to find better than this go and see it ” - daworldismine
 
10.
The Shepherd (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town. (95 mins.)
“ this is a great movie and was a real blast from the past for me, as this was the sort of movie van damme was doing in the early 90's, some brilliant fight scenes, good action, and a brutal climax, the shepherd is top drawer van damme ” - daworldismine
 
11.
Double Team (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there... (93 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ yes its over the top, cheesy at times, rodman cant act for *beep* but this is still a great action packed movie that delivers the goods in abundance, i love it ” - daworldismine
 
12.
Nowhere to Run (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
“ some people dont like it but for me, i got everything i expect from a van damme flick, and enjoyed it very much, a perfectly good beat em up, chessy at times, but, some great brutal action so who cares ” - daworldismine