It's 106 miles to chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses... let's rock.
The Blues Brothers
(1980) Starring:Henry Gib, Pee-Wee Herman, John Candy Director:John Landis Certificate:
Comedy classic from the 'Saturday Night Live' stable which comes packed with car chases, music and cameo appearances. Blues brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) have sold their souls to rhythm'n'blues, but still lend a hand when the church orphanage in which they were raised is ..read more »
(1971) Starring:John Larch, John Vernon, John Mitchum Director:Don Siegel Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk? Dirty Harry provoked a critical uproar in 1971 for its fascist message about the power of one, as it also elevated Clint Eastwood to superstar status through his most enduring screen persona. Harry Callahan (Eastwood, in a ..read more »
Clint's back again... what are the odds? Not everyone's seen this, and that saddens me. If you watch it you'll understand why "the man with no name" deserves a spot on this list.
(1985) Starring:Marvin J. Mc Intyre, Elisha Cook, Chris Penn Director:Clint Eastwood Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
A mysterious and possibly otherworldly stranger comes to the rescue of a frontier town in this Western, which was strongly influenced by the George Stevens classic, Shane. The peace of a small mining community is shattered when Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart), the ruthless proprietor of a powerful ..read more »
Yippee-kai-yay mutha.... you know the rest. Can't help but fall in love with "the willis". His coolness transcends sexual preference.
(1988) Starring:Alan Rickman, Robert Davi, Bruce Willis Director:John McTiernan Certificate:
On Christmas Eve, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles, where she works. They are attending a party at Holly's high-rise office block when terrorists, led by the suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) break in, taking everyone ..read more »
"The first rule of fight club..." is that you MUST love fight club.
(1999) Starring:Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Richmond Arquette Director:David Fincher Certificate:
Adapted from Chuck Palahniuk's novel, David Fincher's controversial drama explores themes of masculinity and violence in contemporary society. Edward Norton stars as Jack, a bored insomniac, determined to inject some excitement into his life. He meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap ..read more »
"You're a tidy fellow, but you're out of shape. For me it's a full time job." Michael Caine at his best. He may not be blowin' the bladdy doors off but he's still effortlessly cool.
(1971) Starring:Ian Hendry, Michael Caine, John Osborne Director:Mike Hodges Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Acclaimed 1970s British thriller starring Michael Caine as a hardened gangster returning to his hometown in search of the truth behind his brother's death. Though originally from Newcastle, Jack Carter (Caine) has made his name in London as a tough enforcer for the crime boss, Gerald Fletcher (..read more »
Bad boys, bad boys, what ya gonna do? We Ride together, we die together... etc. Filled with jokes, quips, explosions, guns, women, cars... and overflowing with cool.
Bad Boys 2
(2003) Starring:Yu, Jordi Molla, Martin Lawrence Director:Michael Bay Certificate:
The original team from the first film return (Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and director Michael Bay), now having established their movie careers. This time around narcotics detectives Lowrey (Smith) and Burnett (Lawrence) are investigating an ecstasy drug ring on the streets of Miami after being ..read more »
More quotes, homages, and jokes than you can shake a stick (or a cricket bat) at. More brilliantly cool comedy from the wonderful Simon Pegg.
Shaun Of The Dead
(2004) Starring:Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield Director:Edgar Wright Certificate:
On Friday, Shaun is in a rut. At 29, he's coasted through life--and still hasn't gotten very far, usually winding up at the local pub, the Winchester. His roommate Ed looks up to him--when he can take his eyes off the TV, that is. Liz is re-evaluating their relationship, particularly after Shaun ..read more »
The Dude, His Dudeness, Duder, El Duderino... it's all good. Cool, Comic, Coen-bros.
The Big Lebowski(1997) Starring:Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore Director:Joel Coen Certificate:
The Coen brothers' seventh film is a typically bizarre mix of mistaken identity, hippy philosophy and ten-pin bowling. Jeff 'the Dude' Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is a bowling buff, laid-back to the point of horizontal, who gets mixed up in a blackmail plot involving a millionaire namesake. Roped into ..read more »
If you touch him again... he'll kill you. The Willis is back in my list, one-hit-KO-ing his way through a silly but cool action flick.
The Last Boy Scout
(1991) Starring:Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field Director:Tony Scott Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Private eye Joe Hallenback (Bruce Willis) is asked to protect the stripper girlfriend (Halle Berry) of a former American football pro (Damon Wayans), who has been banned from the game for gambling. As his charge's life comes under threat, Hallenbeck uncovers a trail of corruption that leads from ..read more »