Friday, May 9, 2008

World's Best Action and Adventure

Action and / or adventure films Films in gold won Best Picture Oscars®
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Around the World in 80 Days (original)
  • Batman
  • Ben-Hur (10 Oscars)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China)
  • El Mariachi (Mexico)
  • The French Connection
  • The Game
  • Gladiator
  • Hero (Jet Li's, China)
  • La Femme Nikita (France)
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
  • The Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Replacement Killers
  • The Right Stuff
  • The Road Warrior
  • Run, Lola, Run (German)
  • The Seven Samurai (Japan, bw)
  • Spiderman
  • The Stunt Man
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • V For Vendetta
We now have to include "Jet Li's" with the Chinese film Hero due to a U.S. one with the same name. This one involved two directors and had an incredible sequence used by BOSE for a tv surround sound system ad. Jet said it was the greatest script he had ever read. The Seven Samurai was the basis for the Western The Magnificent Seven, and for the space film Battle Beyond the Stars. People laughed at me when I saw Gladiator at the theater and told them it would get at least five Oscar nominations if people saw it. V For Vendetta is by the Washowski Brothers, who gave us the Matrix Trilogy. This revolutionary tome is even better, see if you recognize the voice behind the mask!