I've got a pretty sizeable collection of DVD's but even a big collection can seem boring at times. It was during just such a period of boredom and indecision that I decided to join the much-heralded Netflix for some additional entertainment options.
As impressed as I immediately was with the service and user-interface, the selection available was a bit disappointing - nearly every title I searched for was 'unavailable to stream'. Based on my searches, however, it recommended that I watch Kickboxer. Hmmm, here was an old favourite that I hadn't watched for... probably at least 15 years, so why not!
Not only did I enjoy it once again but it also reminded me of the former splendour of Jean Claude Van Damme's films. To such an extent, in fact, that I was soon re-watching some of his other earlier films! In most cases I was again met with the already-dreaded 'unavailable to stream' but luckily this didn't stop me! Here are my five favourite from the late 80's/early 90's action legend:
5. Timecop (1994)
4. Death Warrant (1990)
3. Sudden Death (1995)
2. Kickboxer (1989)
1. Bloodsport (1988)
Honourable Mention: No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) - Being his first film, he wasn’t the main star so you can hardly call it a ‘Van Damme film’ but he did make a memorable villain!