The raw savagery and emotion behind the fight; the fact that the fighters grow fatigued, as they would in a real fight; the collateral elements—the mud and holiday ornaments—that get brought in; and the creative combination of kicks and punches all elevate this fight above and beyond any in cinematic history. Wheels of Terror — 5. The emergence of drug culture, a series of assassinations and the escalation of the Vietnam War conspired to create a loss-of-innocence for America. Praise is often sent in the direction of its two leads, Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, on an individual basis, but perhaps not as much is said about their onscreen partnership. Directed by James Goldstone, the film sees Newman play a hotshot race car driver whose dedication to winning the Indianapolis 500 threatens to destroy his marriage to wife Elora played by his real-life spouse Joanne Woodward and close bond with her teenage son. However, it turns out, not that many people were laughing.
Audiences worldwide can similarly enjoy a car chase or an exceptional bout of kung fu. Along with the leading man or woman, sometimes a car becomes a co-star in a certain movie — or even eclipses a film's animate characters. Saving Private Ryan 1998 Saving Private Ryan is mandatory viewing by any and every measure. Enter the Dragon 1973 This fight scene between two martial arts legends, Bruce Lee and Bob Wall, goes down as one of the top fight scenes of all time; Bruce Lee set the bar for every martial arts movie to come. Though the Gigahorse doesn't really do too much in terms of typical movie car stunts, it's so cool to look at that it's captivating to watch the thing just driving straight through the desert.
While the meat and potatoes are the film are forgettable teenagers run amok on a California desert town and some new arrivals from back east , the cars used by the youth-gone-wild are actually pretty cool, with some period correct custom touches and aftermarket parts that have been making a comeback lately. It deals with the classic Stockholm Syndrome; the plot follows a psychiatric patient who kidnaps an actress and forces her to fall in love with him. Whether it's Claude Lelouche behind the wheel--whether it's a Mercedes 6. Fortunately, he was able to indulge this side of his personality in the 1950 flick To Please a Lady, where he starred as alongside Barbara Stanwyck. It could certainly be argued that this latest movie had more interesting cars and trucks than any Mad Max before it.
Initial D Based on the massively popular Japanese manga and anime series of the same name, this movie adaptation is actually a Hong Kong production, with actors from the Chinese province cast in many of the leading roles The main protagonist, Takumi Fujiwara, is played by Jay Chou, who recently made his Western screen debut as Kato in The Green Hornet. But in 2000, the venerable Charger took to the screen again, this time built as a menacing black street-racing machine for Vin Diesel. In The Spy Who Loved Me, the secret agent drove the white Series I Lotus Esprit hard. Advertisers We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. Secondly, I designed it so that for the first 20 minutes, I presented stereotypes. But there's a shred of believability here simply because that Charger is so well set up. This film is an absolute must for anyone who loves cars.
Again: Two-thousand and forty seconds worth of cop-car-bending, shopping-cart-maiming action. Grand Prix set out the capture the intensity of 60's-era automobile racing, and whether it accomplished that or not, it's safe to say that its presentation of the heat of performance has yet to be equaled outside of the documentary format. Eastwood plays him simply, and his behavior and mannerisms are simple, and yet the character remains strikingly enigmatic. The emergence of drug culture, a series of assassinations and the escalation of the Vietnam War conspired to create a loss-of-innocence for America. Seeing all that old circle track racing machinery is neat, but at the same time painful to see how some rare at least today classics were cut up and modified to go racing and get further disfigured in wrecks. Pointy cars like the Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Countach changed the automotive landscape.
The story is about an American widower who begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman. All of our employees, agents and partners are committed to keeping your data confidential. His power and charisma as Police Detective Virgil Tibbs is enthralling, especially when confronting, verbally and physically, to the surprise of many, the racism of white America — which, to be fair, is a decent majority of this picture. After all, in the world of film, there is no rating needed. Please contact us at or at the postal address listed above, attention: Data compliance department. Rounded out by strong performances from its cast, Laura stands out as one of the leading classics of the genre.
They're also completely focused on that quintessential automotive activity: the road trip. It's been a good thing for the automotive community. Alfred Hitchcock has a bevy of famous films attached to his name, but Vertigo is arguably one of his greatest. So just how influential and significant is the original Bond car? The pumps then sucked in the sides to create a damaged version of the car, and then the film was reversed. Find out after the jump. Enter the Dragon 1973 This fight scene between two martial arts legends, Bruce Lee and Bob Wall, goes down as one of the top fight scenes of all time; Bruce Lee set the bar for every martial arts movie to come.
Check out the list below and watch the movies you have missed. Our list of best action movies includes films that bleed into the comedy, sci-fi, horror, drama, and even animation genres. These companies may use information not including your name, address, email address or telephone number about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. What makes the Tumbler cooler than most movie props these days is, simply, that it's a real thing, not a computer-animated fantasy. Any vehicle driven, ridden, or even stood next to by Steve McQueen was instantly made cooler.
But here, the exploration of brotherly bonds and fragile romances has a rough-draft quality, while the heists have the ironic, quirky kick of a guy excited to get his shot at making a feature film. Two of the cars were initially purchased, but the final converted version was primarily used during filming. And one of the best scenes is watching him fishtail the Mustang around a wet airport parking lot, sliding it closer and closer to a row of dump trucks. Gigli 2003 Gigli Revolution Studios You would think that having Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez signed on as leads would be a good sign. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Embassy Pictures A staple of campy cinema, this film sees Old Saint Nick kidnapped by Martian parents to bring the joy of the holidays to their children. What more could you want from a kiddie movie? It's been a good thing for the automotive community. Saving Private Ryan 1998 Saving Private Ryan is mandatory viewing by any and every measure.
Let us know in the comments! Filmed in the weeks leading up to and following as well as during the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, the movie follows McQueen as driver Michael Delaney as he returns to the famed race one year after a crash that left a fellow driver dead. But those cars and thespians can only become legendary through the context of their roles. The most 'must-see' movie on this list. Hold onto your butts, we are now entering Jurassic Park, circa 1993. By the 1970s the voluptuous shapes of sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s gave way to distinctive and futuristic wedge designs.