If you're in an introductory film studies class the odds are you will have to watch the vast majority, if not all, of the films on this list. If you haven't taken one yet, why not get started on your homework in advance!
A list of great vintage action flicks from before the year 1980 (when everything got all cheesy anyway) that prove you don't need fancy CGI to provide ass-kicking thrills. Watch Eastwood, Lee, Douglas, and Connery do their thing!
Our only list with five 100%'ers! If you love the classic Samurai genre half so much as the critics then you're in for a treat, with films such as neo-Shakespearian epic 'Ran' and oriental shout-out to the Western genre 'Seven Samurai'! Remember, if you guys don't like this list we'll be forced to take a belly-dive onto the nearest sharp object. So - for God's sake - enjoy!
The 1950s was the golden age of Japanese cinema, producing the films Tokyo Story, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon; witness the ways in which the greatest directors in Japanese history dealt with the aftermath of the war and American occupation.