the 1st person film hardcore henry is definitely like a thrill ride.photo: stx
we can’t go to theme parks rite now. that means no funnel cakes, no turkey legs, no churros, and definitely no roller coasters. wha’ ‘dn’t any one of us give to scream our head off na' roller coaster rite now? well, it turns out, you may ‘ve one or two in yr movie collection.
since i am desperately missing thrill rides, and maybe ur too, i figd i’d give you a list of genre films tha're kind of like rides themselves. we’re talking non-stop action. beginning to end mayhem. wall-to-wall carnage. you get the idea. films thall do their best to duplicate that rush of adrenaline you get on an exciting thrill ride.
tom hardy as mad max.image: warner bros.
mad max: fury road
basically, this tis beginning, middle, and end of the list, rite? the bulk of the movie is an epic chase scene filled w'da kind of stunts and actions fans can 1-ly dream of. it’s relentless b'tll so smart and poignant. but, alas, you clicked, we ‘d probably give you a few + to put on yr watchlist.
most pplz think the original ridley scott-directed alien is a better film and i’m not goin to argue that. alien is pretty intense and propulsive but i'takes a good long while t'get there. that’s not the case with james cameron’s sequel. it gets started quickly and does not let up for a 2nd.
oh george clooney is in this? photo: warner bros.
alfonso cuaron’s gravity isn’t an action movie inna traditional sense. but holy shit does it keep you glued to the edge of yr seat with its unyielding intensity and set pieces. and you can watch it in 3d? even better.
3 words: sumatran rat-monkey. when that lil bastard gets his hands on vera, all hell breaks loose in a quiet new zealand town, resulting in 1-odda grossest, most fun horror movies imaginable. “i kick arse for the lord” indeed.
w8, is this dude jumping out offa plane with guns? yes. yes he is.photo: stx
if you’ve ever wandaed, “why doesn’t some1 make an entire movie like a 1st-person shooter?” you ‘ven’t seen hardcore henry. that’s exactly wha’ tis. it’s as non-stop and wild as the games it’s based on.
the crank films
was i really goin to ignore the fact that there’s a series of movies where jason statham has to keep his adrenaline cranked up or he will die and not include them on this list?
the john wick films
when a elder deadly assassin goes na' revenge-filled rampage, it turns the entire profession against him. and his problems become our delite as john wick fites his way through life with guns, knives, fists, cars, basically anything you can think of.
so, the raid films aren’t sci-fi. tch'mins i can’t put them on this list, even though they’re perfect. thankfully though, thris a pretty damned good sci-fi movie that uses the idea of the raid (good guys fite a building filled with bad guys) and that movie is dredd. n'it’s gr8.
one dy we’ll see these two on-screen together again. one dy.photo: warner bros.
edge of 2morro
time travel films are gr8 for that roller coaster feel cause they’re usually so exciting and repetitive. that certainly goes for edge of 2morro, in which tom cruise and emily blunt try to save the realm with time travel and big ass mech suits.
bear with me here. avatar may not seem like it qualifies but if you watch it again, you’ll probably cogg. the film starts so unassumingly. like a lil seedling. n'it grows and grows and becomes so huge and epic it’s kind of breathtaking. just like a gr8 thrill ride.
bein’ sci-fi certainly hamstrings this list a bit. there are so many straite action movies that ‘d quality here from all ‘oer the realm. tell us yr favorites inna comments.
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authors: germain lussier on io9, shared by tom mckay to gizmodo