Above the Law (1988)
'He was a covert agent trained in Vietnam. He has a master 6th degree black belt in Aikido... and family in the Mafia. He's a cop with an attitude.'

This is Seagal's first movie, and so the formula seemed fresh and exciting at the time. Also we know that people in the 80s were, in general, depressed about life, so insane action movies were huge as forms of escapism. As you can see, we have a close-up of Seagal holding a gun on the poster. The title follows the naming scheme perfectly and Seagal plays an ex-CIA agent who is currently a cop. The plot deviates somewhat from the formula, but in the end Seagal saves the day by killing a lot of people, and isn't that what really matters? I think so.
Hard to Kill (1990)
'Nico's back and this time he's even more harder to kill.'

Seagal plays a cop here and 'Hard to Kill' follows the naming conventions. The poster is also doing well, though perhaps the presence of the girl detracts from Seagal holding his gun, he is obscuring the majority of her body, so I guess it works out. The plot involves some bad dudes killing his wife and nearly him as he goes into a coma. However once he comes out of the coma he hunts down his wife's killers and snaps all their necks like so many discarded chicken bones.
Marked for Death (1990)
'In Above the Law, he got tough; In Hard to Kill, he got even; Now the man with the short fuse is... Marked For Death.'

Poster is a nice closeup of Seagal holding a knife instead of a gun but there's also a silhouette of Seagal holding a gun to make up for this travesty. The poster is tinted red, which goes against the grain, but the title and plot and character fit perfectly so we can forgive that. Seagal plays a DEA agent whose partner is killed and he must hunt down his partner's killer ... or some guy named Screwface ... either way Seagal doesn't get hurt and kills a lot of drug dealers!
Out for Justice (1991)
'He's a cop. It's a dirty job... but somebody's got to take out the garbage.'

Here Seagal plays a cop from Brooklyn whose best friend is killed. Seagal then hunts down his friend's killer and uh yeah, that's pretty much it. As you can see the title also fits the formula and the poster features Seagal holding a gun, though the shotgun is a bit of a gamble compared to Seagal's usual handgun, but I think it works well here. Also I forgot to mention that his friend's killer is a drug dealer.
Under Siege (1992)

At first glance Under Siege may seem to depart from the Seagal formula, but I assure you it does not. It follows the two word title rule well, and the lack of Seagal holding a gun on the poster is made up for by making his head take up roughly 30% of the poster (and another 50% by his shoulders). Seagal plays a cook in this movie, but he's a cook who used to be a Navy SEAL, so the character rule is covered. On the boat where Seagal cooks the captain is killed (by terrorists) and the ship is taken hostage and Seagal must kill a shitload of people to get the ship back!
On Deadly Ground (1994)

Once again Seagal takes a gamble with his poster and holds a shotgun instead of a handgun. However this is not a bad thing as I guess it worked well for him in 'Out for Justice'. The title formula is bent a bit here, and Seagal plays a guy who works as a fire fighter of sorts and helps put out fires for an evil oil company. That may sound new and original, but don't worry, he's also ex-CIA. Apparently he's also trying to save Alaska from the evil CEO of the very same oil company since he doesn't care about oil spills. He's not quite a drug dealer, but it's all semantics after a while.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
'A top secret nuclear satellite. A team of international terrorists. A government held hostage. An undetectable moving headquarters. Only one hero stands in the way.'

This movie, I surmise, has the exact same plot as the first Under Siege except it takes place on a train instead of a boat. The poster deviates from the formula a little in that there are actually other people on it though Seagal is of course the largest and most prominent. He's also on it three times. Two of those holding a gun. Overkill perhaps, but I think it's a nice variation on the theme. And hey, he must be a badass if he can cling to the side of a fast moving and on fire train with only one hand and that same devoid of any emotion look he has... all the time. Also notice that the subtitle of the movie follows the two-word title rule.
Executive Decision (1996)
'Fasten your seat belts.'

Wait, Kurt Russell? Who? This movie is infamous among Seagalologists because Seagal actually dies within the first fifteen minutes of the movie (or maybe it was longer, I wasn't really paying attention until then). However, the plot involves terrorists taking over a plane (which almost makes it Under Siege 3) which you have to give it bonus points for, because man how did they ever come up with that idea. Seagal also (albeit briefly) plays an Army lieutenant. There's also a pretty funny story behind this movie as Seagal refused to film his death scene for a few days saying it would disappoint his fans that he died (I shit you not). He also said that the way he died in the film could mean that his character somehow survived. I'm just going to spoil it and say that his character gets sucked out of a moving airplane at 30,000 feet. Without a parachute. Maybe his ego cushioned the fall.
The Glimmer Man (1996)
'Two good cops. One bad situation.'

Seagal is back to playing a New York cop here, though he gets transferred to LA to investigate some murders. His ex-wife is killed by the same murderer he is investigating (with the help of Wayans' character) and he must hunt down the killer and get his revenge! Note that the title of the movie deviates from the formula, however the poster features a big fat closeup of Seagal holding a gun (though the gun is blurry) and bonus points are acquired for the nice blue tint.
Fire Down Below (1997)
'Beneath a land of wealth and beauty hides a secret that could kill millions. Undercover has never run so deep.'

Now Seagal is back to playing an environment guy from the EPA. Note the title follows the formula and the poster features a bigass picture of Seagal's mug taking up around 60% of the poster space in order to make up for the lack of a gun. The blue tint only enhances the poster of course. The plot is similar to that of 'On Deadly Ground' only instead of oil it's toxic waste and this time a fellow EPA agent is killed in order to follow the plotline formula better.
The Patriot (1998)
'Every second counts.'

The title here could actually count as a one-word title since 'the' is a pretty useless word. Still the poster follows the formula to the letter with a huge closeup to Seagal in order to make up for his lack of gun. Seagal actually plays a doctor in this movie, which is weird, but judging by the poster he's probably a military doctor (or at the very least well-versed in martial arts) and he must save a bunch of random people from a virus or something unleashed by some evil military dictator guy. If that isn't terrorism, I don't know what is.
Exit Wounds (2001)
'What Can Two Men Do Against A Gang Of Crooked Cops? Whatever It Takes.'

Perhaps going by the success (?) of 'Glimmer Man', Seagal stars with another famous black man in DMX. Seagal plays a cop again, though this time from Detroit. Anyways, Seagal is transferred to a bad precinct and there are lots of crooked cops who deal drugs, and Seagal no doubt kills all of them like ants. The poster is unusual because the picture of Seagal is only slightly larger than the picture of DMX. Also there is a distinct lack of Seagal holding a gun, though a large portion of the poster features a gun, so we can forgive this misstep. The blue tint also seals the deal.
Ticker (2001)

Here Seagal plays an explosives expert who I can only assume kills a bunch of people. Seagal isn't the star of this movie really, but he has managed to get his face plastered right in the middle of the poster. There are other versions of this poster which features Seagal holding a gun as well, but the newer DVD cover is totally different (and even features a different person on it). Also the plot involves terrorists blowing stuff up.
Half Past Dead (2002)
'The Good. The Bad. And the Deadly.'

Of course you see the trifecta of Seagal posters here. Blue tint, closeup and holding a gun. I can only assume Seagal plays an undercover FBI agent here (the plot summaries on it are sketchy) which fits the character formula. I'm not sure about much else on the plot, but the poster being so perfect makes up for any possible plot missteps such as lack of terrorists or drug dealers and nobody Seagal knows getting killed.
Belly of the Beast (2003)

Here, in a twist, Seagal plays an ex-CIA agent (didn't see that one coming, did you!?) whose daughter is kidnapped and Seagal must find her before she dies or something. Oddly enough the enemy in this movie is the corrupt Thai government, and Seagal wants to help the terrorists. Terrorists are terrorists though, evil or not, so I wouldn't say they're exactly breaking the formula. At any rate, notice that the poster follows the formula well, though the blue tint is only applied to the bottom half, but it's still clearly present. Good show, way to mix it up guys!
Out for a Kill (2003)
'Out for revenge. Out for payback.'

This movie was great when it was called 'Out for Justice', eh? Here Seagal plays a professor of archeology who is digging stuff up and accidently pisses off the Chinese Mafia. Apparently they were doing some bad stuff (smuggling artifacts, which you can count as a version of drug dealing) and Seagal takes it upon himself to stop them by killing every single person in China. Note the title and poster formulas are followed here (though it perhaps could have used a blue tint) and only the character formula is deviated from, which is odd considering Seagal kills a shitload of people as an archeologist, but I guess he really liked the Indiana Jones movies (or the Tomb Raider movies).
The Foreigner (2003)

Here Seagal plays a 'freelance agent' which I guess fits the character formula. The plot goes that Seagal needs to deliver some package to some guy in Germany but a bunch of bad dudes follow him and want his package and Seagal probably has to kill them. I can only assume the box contains either a bomb or drugs (even Seagal doesn't know) and that the guys following Seagal murder someone he knows. Also note the closeup and Seagal holding a gun on the poster. This title can also count as a one-word title, much like 'The Patriot'.
Clementine (2004)

Seagal actually doesn't star in this movie (which is a Korean film). In fact his role in it is limited to a small cameo. However, that didn't stop him from getting his face plastered on the poster. Oddly enough, the plot is still eerily Seagalish. The main character is a Taekwondo champion who gives up his career to take care of his daughter. However, an evil gambling kingpin kidnaps his daughter (kingpins are usually involved with drugs and/or terrorism). He must then fight in a rigged match against a man who has never lost, played by (shockingly enough) Steven Seagal. I'm going to assume Seagal beats the snot out of the main character, who learns a valuable lesson and then he and Seagal beat the snot out of the kingpin guy and save his daughter. Since Seagal has a small role in this movie, we can forgive most of the problems with the poster (Seagal's head is not the largest, nor is a gun present). However, notice the movie title follows the one-word convention.
Out of Reach (2004)
'It's a split second between hit or miss.'

The poster rules are followed quite nicely here. Seagal's head is by far the largest on the poster, and just so you know who's boss he's also holding a gun, though he's not pointing it at anything, perhaps harken back to his days of the 'On Deadly Ground' poster. The title follows the formula perfectly as well. As for the plot, Seagal plays a 'former covert agent turned survivalist' and he must save a young girl (who may or may not be his daughter) from a human trafficking network (which, let's face it, is a form of drug dealing with people instead of drugs). There's also apparently bad dubbing done on Seagal's voice, but I can't figure out why they would do that (except maybe he was supposed to speak another language and he refused to learn it).
Black Dawn (2005)
'It's always darkest before dawn.'

This is actually a sequel to The Foreigner, or at the very least Seagal plays a guy with the same exact name. Anyway he's a former CIA operative who has been framed for killing a lot of his former CIA agent co-workers, so there's a shoot-on-sight directive on his head. And as if that wasn't enough to adhere to the formula, Seagal has stumbled across a deal between Colombian arms dealers and Middle Eastern terrorists who want plutonium for a suitcase bomb to blow L.A. to smithereens. Terrorists, arms dealers, CIA, getting framed! And in a stellar move the DVD cover features a large picture of Seagal holding a gun and an explosion!
Today You Die (2005)
'What Seagal Does In Vegas, Nearly Destroys It.'

It seems 2005 is the year where Seagal shakes it up a little. In this film he plays a reformed thief attempting to go straight. Hired as a delivery man in Las Vegas, he's framed for stealing $20 million and must exact his (no doubt) bloody revenge on those who framed him! Notice the title misses the three word formula, as it is 'noun pronoun verb', though the feel of the title seems to fit as a Seagal movie, so perhaps revising the title rule is in order. However, this is remedied by Steven Seagal featured on the cover of the DVD holding a gun with a large explosion behind him. Also, in what has been a winning formula before, he co-stars with a black man, though I wouldn't quite call Anthony Criss 'famous'. The plot is tricky, but he is out to get revenge on some people who framed him. Okay, and framing someone is like killing their character. And people who frame other people are like low-budget terrorists, so there you go! Revenge on terrorists for killing someone!
Submerged (2005)
'He found the enemy... on the wrong side.'

Here Seagal plays a mercenary (the world's best of course; expecting less from Seagal is just silly) who is freed from prison. The mercenary angle is a bit of a change of pace, but he's freed from prison in order to stop some terrorists (extra points!). Apparently these terrorists have developed a mind-control system, and then there's something in there about a submarine. At any rate you can probably consider it Under Siege in a sub. The title of the movie likewise is a change of pace since 'submerged' is an adjective, but it is pretty non-threatening, so I guess we can let that one slide. Also since the poster follows the formula perfectly, with bonus points for the blue tint, we can fully forgive the title anomaly. This was also straight to DVD.
Into the Sun (2005)
'Only one man can stop the Yakuza.'

Back to his old tricks, Seagal plays a CIA agent kicking ass and taking names in Japan. This all occurs after the assassination of Tokyo's governor by the Yakuza. That's right, someone is murdered and Seagal must kick the shit out of a gang. The poster is something of a departure as Seagal isn't actually holding that huge gun, but I think the giant explosion behind him makes up for it. Actually, if you really look, I think the gun is photoshopped in there... I guess the one he was really holding wasn't big enough or something. Also note that the title fits the three-word formula perfectly. If only the poster had some blue in it. This movie, by the way, was originally planned for a theatrical release but was switched to be straight to DVD.
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
'It's time to fight again.'

The original title of this movie used to be just 'Mercenary', which bent the one-word title rule with mercenary being a pretty threatening word. To my elation, however, they changed it to Mercenary for Justice, which not only fits the rule perfectly, but it's downright eerie that they would change it for a non-conforming title to a conforming one after this site's creation. Anyway, in this movie Seagal plays a mercenary (shocking, I know) who gets caught up in a mission which endangers the lives of people close to him. As if that wasn't enough, in order to save them he needs to break into some prison and break out the son of- you guessed it; a drug lord! They sure know how to shake things up. The poster, while tinted red instead of blue, makes up for that by having Seagal holding a gun not once, but twice. And just to make sure, the only other person on the poster is also holding a gun.
Shadow Man (2006)
'Either you're with him... or you're dead.'

My prediction for this movie back in November 2005 (or so): "Seagal is in the CIA, and probably discovers a double agent or secret society or something like that. I'm guessing they threaten him by kidnapping his wife or kid, and then he storms in and kills them all with akido!"

Plot according to VideoETA: Steven Seagal stars in this pulse-pounding thriller about an ex-C.I.A operative who must unravel a lethal web of international espionage to save his daughter and stop a deadly virus from falling into enemy hands. [...]

Now to save her and take down her kidnappers, Jack must blast his way into the shadowy world of international espionage, where enemies lurk at every corner and friends can turn on you in an instant!
Attack Force (2006)
'Humanity's greatest hope... Faces his greatest battle.'

This is the movie formerly known as Harvester. So clearly the plot outline on IMDB about aliens seducing man were way off, though I'm not sure the actual plot of this movie is any better. It involves Seagal leading his task force to their brutal deaths when they're all killed by some secret task force or something like that (terrorists?). Seagal, of course, survives unscathed. He then heads off to investigate them and finds that it's some rogue branch of the government and uh, I assume he kills everyone. Note the title follows the two word rule, and of course the plot is Seagal out for revenge since someone killed his task force. Perhaps since his task force isn't that close to him (let's face it, they're no wife or daughter), the poster has Seagal holding not one, but two guns. And just for posterity, there's an explosion behind him.
Urban Justice (2007)
'When revenge is personal, justice can be brutal.'

Formerly Once Upon a Time in the Hood (changed for legal reasons) to the much more formula-following Urban Justice. "Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son." (according to IMDB).

So we can gather that Seagal is uh, seeking revenge for a dead loved one. Sweet! Where do they come up with this stuff! Also Seagal is paired with a famous black man in Eddie Griffin (who is clearly not in very high demand in spite of Undercover Brother), so the success of Glimmer Man and whatever other movie starred Seagal + black guy did not go unnoticed.

The box (I can't really say poster since this was direct to DVD) features what appears to be Seagal's face poorly photoshopped onto the body of a younger, slimmer man for some reason. Also he's holding a gun and is the largest person on it.
Flight of Fury (2007)

Plot summary from IMBD: John (Seagal), is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar (Alki David) and John's ever faithful Jessica (Ciera Payton), fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna (Katie Jones).

Banansistan? Anyway, here we can assume either Rojar or Jessica (or both) are killed by the rebel forces... and then Seagal fucks some shit up. Note the title follows the three word rule and Seagal plays an Air Force pilot. And rebel forces are just like terrorists! Also if you check out the cover we've got a large Seagal holding a gun with a sweet explosion behind him. This one looks to have all the makings of a classic!
The Onion Movie (2008)

So we all know that The Onion is a pretty funny site. This movie is a series of sketches, one of which is a coming of age trailer about a martial artist named Cock Puncher who learns the ways of, uh, punching cocks. Steven Seagal is Cock Puncher! Like most of Seagal's movies this is a direct to DVD release, however unlike the rest of them it has an IMDB rating above six! In fact it's actually the highest-rated movie on IMDB with Seagal in the cast. Best Seagal movie ever?
Pistol Whipped (2008)

From IMDB: Matt is an elite ex-cop whose life has gone down hill since he was kicked off the Force. After a rough encounter with a mysterious henchman, Matt is brought face to face with his only chance at reclaiming his life and clearing his gambling debt markers. Only after he gets started on his new tasks does he recognize good guy from bad. Meanwhile Matt's love for his only daughter helps him battle one of his greatest enemies, alcoholism.

I'm sad because this messes up the two word rule (it's noun verb instead of verb noun, but it's close enough I guess, 'Whipped Pistol' would have been better) but other than that it looks ace. Although throwing alcoholism in there is a nice change of pace. I look forward to a drunken and disorderly Steven Seagal. Also just to make sure you know this movie has guns in it, not only does the title have the word 'pistol' in it, but there is a picture of a pistol in the title logo. Also Seagal (whose face is largest on the box) is holding a pistol. Also another guy on the box is holding a pistol. Did I mention there are pistols in this movie?
Kill Switch (2008)
'His rules. His way. No exceptions.'

Kill Switch is actually written by Steven Seagal and also features him as a "Memphis police detective [who] deals with the traumatic childhood memory of his brother's murder by devoting hislife to hunting down serial killers." Just in case that wasn't enough Seagal's cop girlfriend is killed in this movie. Killed by serial killers, not terrorists, but that's a minor qualm. The original name for this movie was A Higher Form of Learning which pretty much destroyed the title rule, however to much joy it was changed to Kill Switch which fits the two word rule perfectly (assuming it is the switch which does the killing). The cover is a classic, with Seagal holding a gun and his face taking up most of the space. No blue tint or explosion, but we can't have everything I guess.
A Dangerous Man (2009)

This film sees Seagal play a former special forces dude fresh out of six years hard time for a murder he naturally did not commit. Why he only got six years for murder I suppose we'll never know. Oh but wait, it gets better! So after his release he just happens upon a kidnapped girl, some drug money and... the Chinese mafia. Oh yes, that is what they call a trifecta. The box art as always features a large Steven Seagal holding a gun, plus an explosion. The black and white is something new, which is nice to have of course, but really it's just a variation on the tint theme so it's pretty well in line with what we've come to expect. The title (which fits the three word rule of course) was originally 'On the Run'.
The Keeper (2009)

In this film Seagal plays an LA cop who flees to New Mexico to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy businessman. However he's apparently a shitty bodyguard because the girl is kidnapped by mobsters. So then he has to hunt them down and blah dee blah. Former cop, protecting some chick, killing everyone. We get it. 'The Keeper' is a bit of an anomaly of a title similar to 'The Patriot'. As a two-word title it's not overly fitting, but as a one-word one it kind of works. The box art is pretty standard, large Seagal holding a gun (a shotgun for the US version, handgun for the international one). What more could we ask for? Hopefully someone calls him a gringo during the movie!
Against the Dark (2009)
'He lives by the sword. They will die by it.'

This movie came out during a point where I wasn't paying attention so excuse me if I'm at a loss for words. Here's the plot summary from IMDB: "When most of the population of Earth is infected by a virus and transformed in flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters leaded by Tao and his word chases the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to find the exit of an abandoned hospital crowded of the infected creatures, and Tao and his group help them. Meanwhile the military command is ready to bomb and wipe out the area from the map."

So uhhh, well... okay well, the three word title rule holds up pretty well, and we also have the triumphant return of the blue tint, though it's only the background and not Seagal. I'm not sure if it follows the plot rule or not. I guess it can? Vampires are kind of like terrorists? Tao isn't a cop, but he's apparently the best vampire slaying dude, so there's that. We'll call it a draw for now. No gun on the box either, since Seagal's character uses a sword, but that's a minor infraction. Also the sword is on the cover so it makes an excellent gun substitute.
Driven to Kill (2009)
'They took his daughter. So he's taking them down.'

"An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence." So, Seagal doesn't play a cop or cop-like figure, however he is a reformed bad guy (I guess), which is I suppose a close second (it would make him 'troubled' anyway). However his family being targeted is an important point. Also mobsters are kind of like terrorists, and I assume it is mobsters who are targeting his family. The working title of this movie was 'Ruslan' (seriously, a Russian guy named Ruslan?) however the new title follows the three word rule perfectly so the change is certainly excellent. The cover also features Seagal holding a gun and behind him there's an explosion. A tour de force!
Born to Raise Hell (2010)
'Street justice has no rules.'

This film sees Seagal as an Interpol agent assigned with targeting a drug and weapon trafficking (check!) in eastern Europe. However, during a run in with some Russians and Gypsys, a member of his team is killed (check!) and Seagal must seek out vengeance (check!). Fun fact, 'Born to Raise Hell' is the longest non-subtitled movie title for any Seagal film! Since the title rule calls for two or three word titles this falls entirely outside of the realm of that rule. However, the box art brings the most triumphant return of the blue tint since 2002's Half Past Dead (Against The Dark was less tinted and more just a blue background) and of course our hero is holding a gun.

And if you are curious as to the even more than normal familiarity of the box that's because the headshot is exactly the same as the one on A Dangerous Man. I don't mean that he's making the same pose, I mean that it's the same photo. Look at his expression and more importantly the clothing he's wearing. Even his hand and gun are exactly the same. Bravo, sir, bravo.
Machete (2010)
'He was given an offer he couldn't refuse...'

Machete is a Robert Rodriguez joint which spawned from one of the many fake trailers shown during Grindhouse. It also stars Danny Trejo with Seagal taking on a smaller role, but to my joy they made character/actor specific posters for this film. We can safely ignore the title and instead just bask in the glory of Steven Seagal's poster. Okay so there's not an explosion or gun, but he sure does look like he has to take a crap! Also I think this is the first time he's been in a movie that actually hit theaters in a while. Good for him.
Urban Warfare (2011)

Not to be confused with Urban Justice , because holy shit what, this is the sixth film that was lovingly crafted from the ashes of True Justice, a thirteen-episode series that aired in Spain and the UK (but takes place in Seattle). Plots, whatever, they are not even trying any more here. The poster is literally just a huge Seagal, holding a gun with a massive explosion background behind him. I'm also not exactly sure what he's looking at, but it's certainly not the sights of that gun... it's almost like that head is just... pasted on there from another poster or something. Weird!
Brotherhood (2011)
'Meet the new breed of law enforcement.'

This is the fifth of seven films that were built out of the True Justice TV series, which was comprised of thirteen butt-kicking episodes where Steven Seagal apparently dishes out justice without any regard for proper procedure or human life. Brotherhood is a pretty good use of the one-word title rule, I would generally say the word brotherhood is a non- menacing noun, so bravo there. The poster is wonderful, with a giant Seagal head about to burn Seattle to the ground or something. Either way he's holding a gun and below him is an explosion of some sort, so it pretty much can't get more cut and dry than that. Sometimes I wonder if the guys designing these posters are reading this site or something.
Lethal Justice (2011)
'Judge, jury and executioner.'

The tagline and title of this film (the fourth in the True Justice series) seem to imply that Steven Seagal has made himself some sort of justice-doling-out god, which is kind of like a cop I guess. Regardless here we have an excellent example of the two-word rule as well as an exquisitely crafted poster. Giant Seagal holding a giant ass gun in a wonderful blue-tinted background. And that's just the top half! Just in case you weren't quite sure how much ass was going to be kicked there's an example of what you're in for on the bottom as well as an in-progress explosion. Beautifully done, if I do say so myself. And you know I always do.

And yes, I do feel that I should point out that the True Justice series has two episodes (forming this movie) named "Lethal Justice". Delicious!
Street Wars (2011)
'The city is the battlefield.'

The third movie, built out of the fifth and sixth episodes in the True Justice series, Street Wars I can only assume sees the war (against drug lords and the Russian mafia) taken to the street. Sadly the title doesn't really fit the rule, though I suppose 'street' could be considered an adjective if you wanted to bend the rules of English a little. Nonetheless, the poster more than makes up for this with Seagal sharing the space with other (I assume) actors but being way bigger than everyone else. He's also holding a gun and the entire street is exploding like crazy! So I can forgive the title since the poster is pretty much by the book.
Dark Vengeance (2011)
'Show them no mercy.'

This is part two of the True Justice series, which stars our hero as Elijah Kane, chief of an elite crew of undercover cops. I'm just going to assume it has the same plot as the first movie and just jump to how everything else stacks up. Dark Vengeance of course fits the two title rule, though it does earn some points for using the word 'vengeance' instead of 'revenge' or 'justice'. The poster of course is a giant photo of Seagal holding a gun and it's tinted a shade of blue (or close enough). If that's not good enough for you it also contains a tiny explosion and an action shot of Seagal taking a guy down. What more could you want?!
Deadly Crossing (2011)
'No sympathy, no tolerance, no mercy.'

The first two episodes of the True Justice series, Seagal plays the "chief of an elite crew of undercover cops" (naturally). Also not only are drug lords involved, but the Russian mafia as well. The title of course fits perfectly and you will notice not only the looming head of Seagal (holding a gun) on the poster but in a case of past meets present we have an explosion behind him as well as a nice blue tint to contrast it. Bravo!

Finally, someone from Wikipedia is my new hero, as here is a portion of the summary from the Deadly Crossing page (as of this writing):

"His team are apparently the best at what they do, which doesn’t bode well for the safety of Seattle, since each undercover operation usually just ends in covers being blown and cops getting injured before Kane steps in to shatter the carpal bones of anyone nearby."
Payback (2011)
'Today is payday.'

I assume this movie is mostly... payback... for when Mel Gibson stole the title of Seagal's The Patriot for his similarly titled film. As expected this is not Payback, but it is Payback, the final episode and film in the True Justice TV series, and ending it with kind of a sputter. The title really doesn't work with the one-word rule, and in fact even blatantly disregards it since 'payback' is kind of a cool word. The poster is also not the strongest, with one of the first Seagal-centric movies to not feature him holding a weapon of some kind on the cover. His head is bloated and huge, and there is a gratuitous explosion, but the lack of a gun (or sword) really bums me out. Maybe this will be corrected for the eventual US release, but we'll have to wait and see.