A Collection of Fantastic Action Movie Drinking Games

Guest post by Dan Kotick

To celebrate the release of Expendables 2 – staring the best action heroes of all time – we decided to compile a list of classic action movies, and create drinking games to them. Just like Expendables 2, our list includes: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Van Damme and more – your testosterone levels will defiantly be through the roof.

Any 80s/90s kid will tell you that they don’t make action films as good as they used to. Yeah, some of them when watched back today would be considered cheesy, but that is what made them great. And when we heard that Stallone was taking some of the best action stars from our generation and throwing them into a mega-team up project, our lives were complete.

Everything below is self-explanatory really. Pick a film, drink a sip of beer every time something under the “1 drink” happens and down your beer when the “full drink” rule happens. If you have one, a beer bong works great for the full beer rules, but remember to pause the movie until everyone has used it.

Expendables 1 Drinking Game

Release Date: 2010

Main Actors from Expendables 2:  Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke.

Film Summary

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is the leader of a team of mercenaries known as the Expendables. Between them they are highly skilled mercenaries and specialise in martial arts, heavy weapons, combat and more. Their next mission is to take out a corrupt military leader and a rogue CIA operative on a South American island, but when a woman gets involved, Barney’s arranged plans change.

1 Drink:

– Whenever you hear the word “Brother”

– Whenever someone is killed

– If something explodes

– When you hear a pun or joke regarding one of the actors previous roles

Full Drink:

– When the harbour is blown up


Kickboxer Drinking Game

Release Date: 1989

Main Actor from Expendables 2:  Jean-Claude Van Damme

Film Summary

Kurt Sloan (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is corner-man for his older brother, Eric Sloan who is the current U.S. kickboxing champion. After defeating the best, Eric Sloan arranges to go to Thailand to fight the best kickboxers in the word. He is met in the ring with Thailand champion Tong Po but he soon realises that the Thailand do not fight the same way he does and ends up becoming paralyzed by the hands of Tong Po. Kurt now seeks revenge and with the help of Zion, who is one of the best kickboxing trainers gets to work training for revenge he so desperately seeks.

1 Drink:

– When Van Damme Kicks

– When you hear the word “Brother”

– When you hear the word “Hospital”

– When Van Damme does the splits

– When Van Damme is seen drinking

Full drink:

– Van Damme Kicks the tree down

– When Van Damme beats Tong Po


Take 1 gulp when Van Damme kicks the tree or just down a full beer. Warning there is a lot of kicking.


Rocky 4 Drinking Game

Release Date: 1985

Main Actors from Expendables 2:  Sylvester Stallone & Dolph Lundgren

Film Summary

Rocky Balboa is still the current heavyweight champion of the world. He agrees to trainer Apollo Creed for an exhibition match against Soviet boxer, Ivan Drago, but when Apollo Creed is killed by the hands of Ivan Drago, Rocky vows for revenge and commences training.

1 Drink:

– When a punch is thrown

– Every time Rocky says “Yo” or “You know?”

– Every time Ivan Drago is referenced to as being better than Rocky

– Every time an 80s styled song is played in the background

Full Drink

– When the Eye of the Tiger song plays


Die Hard 3 Drinking Game

Release Date: 1995

Main Actor from Expendables 2:  Bruce Willis

Film Summary

In this 3rd instalment, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is one step away from being a full-blown alcoholic and had his NYPD privileges revoked. A man who goes by the name of Simon decides he wants to play a game with John McClane called “Simon Says”, where Mr. McClane has to do exactly what he says or a bomb will blow in a public place. It is now up to JM to race around New York City with the help of a Harlem electrician to prevent another bomb going off and to figure out who Simon is.

1 Drink:

– When someone is using a phone

– When you hear the word “Simon”

– When you hear the word “McClane”

– When there is a reference to a bomb

– Whenever this is a reference to John McClane’s hangover


  • Alex

    When does Eye of the Tiger play in Rocky IV?

  • JW

    These are all pretty rubbish…

  • Emanon

    Not an action movie but for the Twilight drinking game, you drink 40 shots when you press play so that you die before the movie starts.

  • Joe

    Picture is from the new “Dredd” and not the 1995 “Judge Dredd”

  • Andy

    I’d say that “Come with me if you want to live” ought to qualify for the Full Drink treatment^^

  • Beorach

    I was hoping these would be a bit more creative. Go check out the Brent Musburger drinking game for an example.

  • Steve2

    “Hard to Kill”, 1 drink every time you hear that 5 drum sequence: “dum, dum da-da dum”.

  • *starring

  • John

    Beorach – The whole point behind drinking games like these is the ease of them. The BM drinking game maybe creative but it is just too complicated. The easier and the fewer rules the better the game in my experience.