Time to grab a shot of rye and turn on grindhouse cinema until the clock reads 3:00 AM. Here are the Top 10 flicks we are digging right now on Netflix Instant, click the poster to queue this good shit up. Hopefully you can find something here to punch your eyeballs with.
10. BUSTING (1974)
This may not have the cool of ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE or the smooth of THE LONG GOODBYE, but you pair the stars from each of those films and you have a decent little action flick that packs a hell of a punch.
9. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986)
When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like that: “Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, the check is in the mail.” – Jack Burton
8. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE (1976)
You pair this with TAXI DRIVER and you have a badass Jodie Foster double feature. This is creepy, atmospheric, and incredibly suspenseful. It’s also forgotten when talking about the great horror and suspense movies of the 70s.
7. AT THE EARTHS CORE (1976)
Yeah, this movie is full on shit, but it’s also fun as hell to see to Peter Cushing and Doug McClure doing battle with men-in-suites in bad 70s sci-fi. Dig it, Bastards!
6. SOUTHERN COMFORT (1981)
Spencer: Here’s your ammo… blade to the throat, huh, that how they do these things in El Paso?
Hardin: Yeah, that’s how they do things where I grew up.
Spencer: Thought you’re some kind of chemical engineer.
Hardin: I am, and I’m out of the habit of spending time with a bunch of gun-totin’ rednecks.
Spencer: Well, you know how it is, down here in Louisiana, we don’t carry guns, we carry ropes, RC colas and moon pies, we’re not too smart, but we have a real good time.
A Walter Hill classic.
5. ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988)
If you like your horror with comedy and boobs, you have just found your cinematic nirvana. I think is one of the best comedies of the 80s… yes, I am serious.
4. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (1980)
I am a sucker for time travel movies so, this gets a pass in book despite an ending that is a little soft. Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen drive an aircraft carrier right through a time-warp to WWII on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack. This was the last feature film from the late Don Taylor who went into TV after this. Fortunately, he went out big.
3. THE BABY (1973)
THE DG DOUBLE FEATURE STARRING JIM BROWN
2. RIOT (1969)
Jim Brown may be one of the best players in the history of the NFL, but he was also an underrated actor as well. RIOT is an example of what he was capable of as an actor. Made just a year after his incredible performance in DARK OF THE SUN, this flick starts out slow but stay with it, it’s a slow burn that just keeps getting better and better.
1. I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL’S ISLAND (1973)
Lebras: Jo Jo has two money-making talents: his fingers and his ass. He chose the wrong one, that’s all.
Yeah, he could act when he needed to act… but Brown could also throw one hell of a punch and he gets more than one opportunity here. This was produced by Roger Corman and his brother Gene, and the result of a fistful of cool.
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEKEND, SALUTE!
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
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