1980 – The Octagon

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h43m. Action. Directed by Eric Karson. Written by Leigh Chapman (screenplay) and Leigh Chapman, Paul Aaron (story). Cinematography by Michel Hugo. Edited by Dann Cahn. Music by Dick Halligan. Starring Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Tadashi Yamashita, Carol Bagdasarian, Richard Norton.

Involves a martial artist who must stop a group of terrorists trained in the ninja style by his half-brother

1994 – True Lies

★★★★☆ USA. 2h21m. Action / Comedy. Directed by James Cameron. Written by James Cameron (screenplay) and James Cameron, Randall Frakes (story) and Claude Zidi, Simon Michaël, Didier Kaminka (“La Totale!”). Cinematography by Russell Carpenter. Edited by Conrad Buff IV, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris. Music by Brad Fiedel. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Art Malik, Tia Carrere, Eliza Dushku, Charlton Heston.

Based on the 1991 French comedy film La Totale! The film follows U.S. government agent Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger), who struggles to balance his life as a spy with his familial duties.

True Lies was the first Lightstorm Entertainment project to be distributed under Cameron’s multimillion-dollar production deal with 20th Century Fox, as well as the first major production for the visual effects company Digital Domain, which was co-founded by Cameron. It was also the first film to cost $100 million.

2008 – Wanted

★★★☆☆ USA / Germany / Russia. 1h50m. Action. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Written by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan (screenplay) and Michael Brandt, Derek Haas (story) and Mark Millar, J.G. Jones (“Wanted”). Cinematography by Mitchell Amundsen. Edited by David Brenner. Music by Danny Elfman. Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Konstantin Khabensky, Marc Warren, Dato Bakhtadze, Terence Stamp.

Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated account manager, discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join the Fraternity, the secret society in which his father worked.