Retired martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme has never failed us in terms of gritty action. His movies most often include a lot of violence but they always deliver. Of course, not every movie he starred in made it to the top but needless to say, he has more successes than failures. Van Damme is past his prime and honestly, how many more movies can he make? Surely, the answer lies ahead but before we get to that point, here is a list of JCVD’s top movies to watch when that time actually comes.

Universal Soldier (1992)


This film is about the army using the bodies of dead soldiers for an experiment. They practically reanimate the corpses and make them deadly cyborgs. All hell breaks loose once their memories come back in the process.

Hard Target (1993)


A woman asks aid from a drifter to find her missing father in New Orleans. Things got rather unsettling when they find out that they’re playing a dangerous game that has everything to do with her father’s disappearance.

Death Warrant (1990)


Inside murders in a high-security prison prompt decorated cop Louis Burke to infiltrate the place. In doing so, he struggles to keep himself alive as he uncovers more of his past from that place.

Kickboxer (1989)


A story about revenge, Kurt Sloane attempts to learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai so he could avenge his brother.

Bloodsport (1988)


Frank Dux is an American martial artist who served the army. He left in an attempt to join a competition in Hong Kong where fights to the death occur more often than you think.

Cyborg (1989)


A martial artist in pursuit of a dangerous gang in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America so he could save the only cyborg who has an idea of a cure.

Lionheart (1990)


In order to meet ends meet for himself and his brother’s family, an ex-French soldier participates in a series of underground fights.

Timecop (1994)


Max Walker is an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel. He must protect himself and the past from a politician hell bent on changing it so he could control the future.

Double Impact (1991)


This story is about twin brothers who witnessed their parents get murdered. Shortly, they got separated but 25 years later, they reunite and plot to avenge their parents.

Maximum Risk (1996)


A policeman finds out he had a twin brother who got killed in a violent altercation. To find out what really happened, he takes his twin brother’s place and later uncovers a shady mystery that shrouds both the FBI and the Russian mafia.

The Order (2001)


Playboy criminal finds out his dad is missing after he tries to contact him. He heads to Israel to find more clues about his father’s disappearance and finds odd things pointing out a religious sect: The Order.

The Expendables 2 (2012)


Mr. Church summons the Expendables again to take out an expected threat that whittled down their number.

In Hell (2003)


A man fights for his life as he tries to survives the prison he’s in, where the warden entertains himself with fights to the death from the inmates.