Yet unlike the -starring film, this movie does everything right to make you care about its title character. There are also some underlying themes pawing at the idea of genetically altering natural life. Either way, Will Hunting Damon and Chuckie Sullivan Affleck feel like living, breathing characters and help draw the audience into the film. Most people wrote off this action movie because of its C-list cast although Michael Ealy would eventually upgrade his career years later. Craig Sheffer and Sheryl Lee give two powerful performances. Also with and Samuel L.
It might be time for a rethink: The Wild Bunch is still very much with us, in every movie that gushes slo-mo rivers of blood in the name of brotherly principle, in every action film that lunges for timely political complexity amid the spent ammo casings and slung epitaphs. I've just finished teaching a semester of documentaries at the Univ. This is comedic storytelling at its most bold precisely because it is extremely tactical in its deployment of jokes, the net result of which is a meatier, more nutritious sense of well-being. I was fourteen years old and my ego was still wet clay. The allure of Edwardian splendor trumps the lessons of hubris and the fear of history repeating. But what about those underrated movies that are never mentioned when talking about the greatest films in the genre? Demolition Man is definitely a must-see action movie. Notably, two of its fellow Best Picture nominees eclipse it on the , coming it at 1 and 2 on this list.
Die Hard, The Terminator, Taken the first one and none of the others — all great examples of classic action movies that deserve their place among the top action films of all time. A few years ago I started a similar category. What starts as a routine film noir picture, turns out to be one of the best films of the year. The film's special quality is its sense of freedom over time and space: Unlike most genre characters, these are not limited to plot mechanisms, but can meander, as we circle more widely into the details of their lives. In honor of Neeson's 30,000-feet-high derring-do, and with all due respect to the great non-action plane films of cinema history, be it the goofiness of Airplane! The daunting time length may seem a little too long, but it is perfect, and seems shorter than many two hour long films. Their only hope is a man locked in with them, yet free to roam, a lone hero who must pick off the bad guys one by one, arcade-game—style, until he reaches the Big Boss.
Full of underground dungeons and goofy gadgets, this is one of those rare cases when what should have been a B-list knock-off with an Asian cast wound up becoming one of the greatest action movies of all time. Even today, fans gravitate towards the underdog street fighters Kimbo Slice, for example, once became popular based on YouTube fighting videos. Kline's portrayal of a sexually-frustrated English teacher who is outted by a former student is one of his best performances ever. Moments later, the stuntmen tumbling from the top deck to the tarmac all ended up in hospital, lengthening a serious injury list that saw the star form a stunt-team association to pay their medical bills. But the Blade films are all good action movies, and anyone who says otherwise can fight me in a blood rave. Bulletproof was not only a good action movie, but it was a good comedy.
He goes in, signs up for ballroom lessons, and gets more of a life-changing experience than he counted on. All three are overseen by sinister Captain Dudley Smith James Cromwell , who seems resigned to the corruption in the city and in his own police force. And perhaps that's true of all of man's efforts in the face of nature's vast indifference, and the tendency of all things to behave as they are predisposed to. Inspired supporting work by , and. There were some funny moments in the movie, too Russian Roulette, anyone? Honorable Mention: Perhaps the single silliest scene ever set in the sky, from Mega Shark vs. He will try and try and try against all odds, against all prejudices, to get home.
But, The Rundown is generally a great action movie with great fight scenes and cool ideas, mixed with a little bit of comedy. When the ship hit the iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic and split in two, Jack sacrificed himself and again saved her from sure death. Lionheart felt like the anti- Rocky, in that it focused more on the fighting itself than the training and hard work necessary to win fights. The movies that I think of as formative are cherry-picked in my memory from all the movies I saw, most of which left no significant impact. African Mende tribal leader Joseph Cinque Djimon Hounsou escaped from his chains, led a mutiny which killed all but two of the white Spanish captors, and directed the ship to sail back to Africa. Each of those pairings leads to a completely different person, leading a different, differently twisted life in some alternate timeline.
With style and audacity, Anderson created a wonderfully exciting and shocking film that revealed a lot to the audience. Some were made on shoestrings, others have stars like or Helena Bonham Carter. It has a great plot with twists and turns, with Connery and Snipes playing the investigators. From beginning to end, Titanic is near-perfect film making. Blending special effects with strong melodrama and an element of docudrama, writer-director made a film in the tradition of classic Hollywood epics. This is truly an incredible film, despite what several critics say.
Amy Madigan's supporting performance as her sister casts both women in a strange light, poised between perfection and madness. Wayne's in typically heroic form, and here accompanied by Robert Stack in a distinctly more serious pre- Airplane! This year we gave it Best Action Sequence. It revolves around the hijacking of a plane that contains a security expert played by Snipes who tries to stop it. Using historical footage and new interviews with parents and other observers, he shows how the deaths of the four little girls was a turning-point in the civil rights movement. Of course, Dwayne Johnson does what Dwayne Johnson does best in this movie: kick some serious ass. Frau Farbissina: Remember when we froze your semen? Top Gun 1986 Tom Cruise's million-dollar smile, Val Kilmer's volleyball-chiseled body, Kenny Loggins's crooning about the danger zone: Tony Scott's Top Gun remains one of the decade's signature films, a mix of macho posturing and high-flying action that continues to thrill. There are quite a number of widely acclaimed good action movies to watch.
One of his early retirement attempts had lately been derailed by the death of his would-be successor at Studio Ghibli,. Compelling and convincing, Cop Land leaves you with a new impression on New York cops and Stallone himself. Certainly one of the best films of the year. Not that we needed a choir. Director Frank Oz has produced a comic gem that deals with a very touchy subject. Tying his images together with an evocative sound track, Morris never forces his theme but lets us discover it: When these four lifetimes are over, everything they have accomplished will snap back to the way it was before.
Neil LaBute's hard-edged, perceptive film was about two men in a faceless corporation, who are assigned to an out of town branch office. Julianne Moore took a convincing role as Maggie, a cocaine-addicted, veteran porn star stage-named Amber Waves. So is Tarantino, and here they mesh smoothly in a film that is a delight to simply listen to: The characters are savvy, quick and colorful, and they talk in specifics that help establish their personalities. Macy Matthew McConaughey was a different actor 10 years ago than he is now, which is probably the reason why Sahara was so largely overlooked. Confidential I may be an odd choice to write about : I have little direct experience with or love for classic film noir, which heavily informs the film. Along the way, Titanic pulled in a boatload of awards, including 11 of the 14 Oscars for which it was nominated, among them Best Picture. She plays a local waitress who marries a young man who serenades her with bagpipes.