Action and adventure movies are popular genres that feature stories of bravery and daring. Popular examples of this type of film include Lawrence of Arabia, The African Queen, and The Great Escape. There is a distinctly Western perspective to many of these films that makes them more elevated than their more edgy counterparts. This article examines some of the most popular examples. We hope you enjoy! There are also many different subgenres of action and adventure movies.
Although the title suggests that Die Hard is a cult classic, the film is so much more than Willis’s character. It is a witty, drumskin-tight action movie with some classic moments. Alan Rickman is a standout as urbane terrorist Hans Gruber, while Bonnie Bedelia is convincingly ballsy as Willis’s wife. Hart Bochner almost kills everyone, but does an incredible job as a loudmouth cokehead.
Yojimbo is a Japanese martial arts film. In this film, a ronin named Kuwabatake (Toshiro Mifune) hires a yojimbo (Toshiki Taira) to save his hometown. The ronin’s plans are foiled when the yojimbo defeats the man with a gun and a sword. The ronin’s son later returns with a gun and orders the yojimbo to kill him.
The title Yojimbo is a play on the word “bodyguard” in Japanese. Like Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, the film follows a samurai, played by Toshiro Mifune. He finds himself caught in between two competing criminal gangs. He decides to switch sides in order to earn more money and decrease the size of both gangs.
If you enjoy watching scary films, Amityville 3-D will be a great addition to your home entertainment system. The movie is about a reporter for a popular magazine who buys a mansion known as the Amityville “haunted house”. He is not superstitious, but strange things start to happen to his visitors. So, he invites a group of paranormal experts to investigate the mysterious forces responsible for the devastation.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue
The Phantom of the Rue Morgue is a 1954 American horror film directed by Roy Del Ruth, based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. This film was produced by Henry Blanke, who had previously produced the successful Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). It stars Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, and Steve Forrest. Listed below are some of the film’s highlights.
Phantom of the Opera
The story of the Phantom of the Opera has been adapted into several films, including the 1989 remake starring Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger. Despite the success of the stage version, the movie is much more of a haunting tale of unrequited love and obsession than a horror flick. The plot revolves around a deformed musician and his obsession with a young opera star, Christine.
Gorilla at Large
The 1954 horror mystery Gorilla at Large is a visually stunning and surprisingly disturbing film that features some of the best actors in Hollywood. Starring Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr, and Charlotte Austin, the film is a classic that was recently re-released on DVD. It was produced by Panoramic Productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox.