Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is so awesome, birthdays celebrate him.

You know what they say: the quickest way to a man’s heart is Chuck Norris’ fist. We think the second quickest is a Chuck Norris movie. His 71st birthday – today – is a good excuse to honor the man who beat the sun in a staring contest, so queue up your favorite Norris treasures on Blu-ray and DVD.

Here are our picks to help you throw your own Norris-themed bash:

“Way of the Dragon” introduced the world to the genius of Chuck Norris in the best way possible — by teaming him up opposite Bruce Lee in an all-time classic duel to the death.

“Lone Wolf McQuade” features a sequence where Norris is buried alive inside his 4×4. His escape involves pouring a beer over his own head to get the adrenaline pumping. Mission accomplished.

“Missing in Action” spawned not just a franchise, but a whole sub-genre of action flicks involving heroes like Norris rescuing POWs from Vietnam. Semper fi, brother.

“Delta Force” co-stars the legendary Lee Marvin, providing a one-two punch of on-screen manliness unequaled in Hollywood history.

– Alex