The guilty pleasure of Van Damme movies - best to worst

A Listmania! list by Oswald Cobblepot (Bristol, England)
 
Universal Soldier [DVD]
1.  Universal Soldier [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Excellent comic-book style action, great performances and tongue firmly in cheek.  The high point."
3.77   Used & New from: 0.04
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Hard Target [DVD] [1993]
2.  Hard Target [DVD] [1993] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "John Woo's Hollywood debut is ace, if formulaic.  Lance Henrikson is brilliant.  JC's hair is awful."
4.99   Used & New from: 0.05
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Knock Off [DVD] [1999]
3.  Knock Off [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Second collaboration with Tsui Hark.  Full-on comedy and mental action."
2.59   Used & New from: 0.10
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

In Hell [DVD]
4.  In Hell [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Recent return to form after some serious duds.  Second film with Ringo Lam - yet another Hong Kong director.  Prison drama.  Very serious tone - quite grim in places."
2.72   Used & New from: 0.19
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Double Team [DVD]
5.  Double Team [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Simply the most ludicrous film you will ever see.  First with Tsui Hark.  Micky Rourke fights a tiger in a roman amphitheatre full of landmines.  Bonkers."
2.89   Used & New from: 0.10
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Maximum Risk [DVD] [1997]
6.  Maximum Risk [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Ringo Lam for the first time.  Decent stab at a Bourne-like serious thriller.  Great photography in European locations.  And Natasha Henstridge - yay!"
11.82   Used & New from: 0.07
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Legionnaire [DVD] [2010]
7.  Legionnaire [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Handsomely mounted period Foreign Legion adventure, although feels strangely unfinished - lots of loose ends left untied...  Has Stephen Berkoff in it - yay again!"
5.99   Used & New from: 0.54
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Desert Heat [DVD]
8.  Desert Heat [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "The old Yojimbo / Fist Full of Dollars / Last Man Standing story again.  Good despite familiarity of the story.  And Danny Trejo - thrice yay!"
10.94   Used & New from: 0.10
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Nowhere To Run [DVD]
9.  Nowhere To Run [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Not much action, but characters you care about.  Co-stars Rosanna Arquette and Joss Ackland.  Isn't it suprising who turns up in these things?"
3.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Quest [DVD] [1996]
10.  The Quest [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "JC directs himself in another good-looking period adventure.  Similar fight-tournament plot to some of his very early movies though. And Roger Moore!"
3.64   Used & New from: 0.29
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Replicant [DVD] [2002]
11.  Replicant [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Quality starts to slide from here on.  JC in a dual role, not for the first time.  Still fairly solid little movie though."
4.95   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Order [DVD] [2002]
12.  The Order [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Cartoony adventure in a sort of Indiana Jones mould.  Looks very low budget, but co-stars Charlton Heston!"
2.20   Used & New from: 0.09
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Universal Soldier: The Return [DVD] [1999]
13.  Universal Soldier: The Return [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Massively inferior to the first one, but still some fun to be had.  JC looks bored.  Last of his films to see the inside of a UK cinema."
2.75   Used & New from: 0.10
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Wake Of Death [DVD] [2005]
14.  Wake Of Death [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Most recent of his movies as I write this.  Grim and po-faced.  Stylish now and again."
1.75   Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Timecop [DVD]
15.  Timecop [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Never liked this as much as a lot of JC fans.  Looks expensive but gets in a mess with it's time plotting.  Mia Sara and Ron Silver are good though.  JC has a bad mullett again."
1.73   Used & New from: 0.09
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

A.W.O.L. - Absent Without Leave [DVD]
16.  A.W.O.L. - Absent Without Leave [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "AKA Lionheart.  Another fighting tournament and the Foreign Legion again."
14.49   Used & New from: 8.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Sudden Death [DVD] [1996]
17.  Sudden Death [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "More reasonable-budget Hollywood.  Die Hard in an ice hockey rink.  Ruined by irritating children."
3.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Street Fighter [DVD] [1995]
18.  Street Fighter [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Big and colourful is the best you can say about this.  Even Kylie looks bad!  Unfortunate swansong for Raul Julia."
4.50   Used & New from: 0.20
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Death Warrant [DVD]
19.  Death Warrant [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Another prison movie."
4.41   Used & New from: 1.94
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Derailed [DVD]
20.  Derailed [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Woeful attempt at Die-Hard-on-a-train.  Not even as good as Under Seige 2."
2.74   Used & New from: 0.01
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Kickboxer [1989] [DVD]
21.  Kickboxer [1989] [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Another tournament.  Decent Thailand setting."
10.45   Used & New from: 0.61
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bloodsport [DVD]
22.  Bloodsport [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "The start of it all, more or less.  Another damn tournament.  Same as above but without the nice locations.  Co-stars Forest Whittaker!"
18.75   Used & New from: 5.84
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Cyborg [DVD]
23.  Cyborg [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Awful, but endearingly loony."
3.99   Used & New from: 1.11
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Double Impact [DVD] [1992]
24.  Double Impact [DVD] [1992] DVD ~ Jean-Claude Van Damme
The list author says:
  "Just. So. Dire."
5.75   Used & New from: 2.92
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

No Retreat, No Surrender [DVD]
25.  No Retreat, No Surrender [DVD] DVD ~ Kurt McKinney
The list author says:
  "Not really a JC film, but he's in it.  Same goes for Black Eagle, which I don't have room for.  Both suck anyway."
4.45   Used & New from: 0.56
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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