10 of the best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies.

by Cinemaniac1984 | created - 23 May 2015 | updated - 17 Jun 2017 | Public
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1. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

"Bloodsport" follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 79,525 | Gross: $11.81M

A classic.

2. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Two rival soldiers who were killed in Vietnam are brought back to life in a top secret military experiment that creates superhuman warriors.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 84,884 | Gross: $36.30M

Ignore the critics, I've always enjoyed Universal Soldier. And Dolph Lundgren makes an excellent bad guy.

3. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

63 Metascore

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her missing father. In the process, they discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 47,907 | Gross: $32.59M

Good action packed fun.

4. Timecop (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill

Votes: 57,198 | Gross: $44.85M

Great viewing. Very underrated.

5. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 52,271 | Gross: $14.70M

Ignore the crappy sequels, this is the ONLY Kickboxer movie.

6. Double Impact (1991)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime

40 Metascore

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Corinna Everson

Votes: 39,040 | Gross: $30.10M

Double Van Damme, double the action. The plot is a bit hokey though.

7. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 296,645 | Gross: $85.02M

Van Damme made a good bad guy, and there's no denying the final fight between Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

8. Nowhere to Run (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

Sam, an escaped convict, lands up on a farmland owned by a widow. When he learns that a ruthless contractor is trying to take over her land, he helps her to fight against the injustice.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine

Votes: 22,377 | Gross: $22.19M

Worth a watch.

9. Maximum Risk (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop and his sibling's fiancée find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Zach Grenier

Votes: 21,065 | Gross: $14.50M

A good time filler.

10. Wake of Death (2004)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After his wife is brutally murdered, club enforcer Ben Archer wages war against the Chinese triads.

Director: Philippe Martinez | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Philip Tan, Valerie Tian

Votes: 9,101

One of his better direct-to-DVD movies out of a string of terrible movies.



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