In 1992 I had the pleasure of taking my girlfriend at the time to a Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch concert. To say it was bad would be an understatement. Now close to 20 years later Mark Wahlberg aka Marky Mark has become one of my favorite actors. From drama, action, comedy, he's a well rounded actor who delivers time after time. With over 50 titles under his belt it was a hard list, but here IMO are the Top 5 Films of Mark Wahlberg.
2 Guns: For the past year, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. Navy intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been working under cover as members of a narcotics syndicate. The twist: Neither man knows that the other is an undercover agent. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, the men are disavowed by their superiors. Trench and Stigman must go on the run lest they wind up in jail or in a grave.
Fear: When 16-year-old Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meets 23-year-old David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) at a Seattle nightclub, she falls in love. David is exciting and charming, and despite the wide age gap, he wins over Nicole's family -- except for her workaholic father, Steven (William Petersen), who's suspicious of David from the start. His concerns are realized when David turns out to be a violent sociopath who sees Nicole as his possession, and her family home a fortress to be invaded.
The Big Hit: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg) is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score turns sour. That's because the girl is the goddaughter of the gang's ruthless crime boss. But, even while dodging bullets, Melvin has to keep his real job secret from his unsuspecting fiancée, Pam (Christina Applegate).
Pain & Gain: Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg), manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.
Boogie Nights: The one that made him a star. In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.
High school can be a very scary and violent place. Because if that fact it's no wonder that there have been countless film with the high school setting. Some feature the new teacher or principal cleaning up the school but others are much darker, or just more violent, basically an exploitation film with a high school setting. So here in my opinion are the top 5 High School Exploitation Movies
5) Tuf Turff: Morgan Hiller (Spader) is an intelligent and tough teenager from Connecticut who relocates to Los Angeles with his strict mother and his father after his father's business goes under. Trouble ensues when Morgan pursues bad girl Frankie Croyden (Richards), whose sociopathic and psychopathic boyfriend Nick Hauser (Mones) is the leader of a local gang who had a run in with Morgan during an attempted mugging of a businessman. Morgan soon finds pursuing Frankie comes with harsh consequences
4) Crow's Zero: A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power. Mentored by a yakuza, he strives for what has never been achieved: unification of the school
3) 3:15: A tough teen, Jeff (Adam Baldwin) used to be involved with a local gang, the Cobras. Tired of the violence and drugs, Jeff is through with gang life, but when members of his old crew take over the high school, he must decide whether to take on his former buddies or let them run wild. When the Cobras harm Jeff's girlfriend, Sherry (Deborah Foreman), however, his choice is clear, and he sets out to confront the gang's leader after the school bell rings.
2) Class of 1984: There's something strange going on at the graffiti-covered Lincoln High, as teachers are carrying loaded guns, and the students have to walk through a metal detector before they enter the classroom. Before long, the school's new music teacher, Andrew Norris, will learn firsthand that it's even worse than it looks, as the drug-plagued institution is the territory of the charismatic Peter Stegman and his brutal gang of crazed followers. Now, under those dire circumstances, it's only a matter of time before the professor and the pupil lock horns, with unforeseen consequences.
College films. A staple of drama and comedy. Well I prefer to laugh so let me say the amount of great college based comedy's is vast. Always taking place, or at least with a back drop of the university the students vs the dean, or simply the wacky students on campus or on vacation are a time and true staple of the comedy films genre. In fact where as I normally make top 5 lists I found this genre to be so vast and timeless I decided to make a top 10. So here in my opinion are the top 10 College Comedies of all time!
10) Making The Grade: Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow (Dana Olsen) hires street-smart Eddie Keaton (Judd Nelson) to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, Dice (Andrew Dice Clay), comes to collect on Eddie's gambling debts and Palmer returns early from Europe, the the scheme slowly starts to unravel. Soon, Eddie can't even tell whose side he's really on.
9) Dead Man on Campus: College freshmen Josh (Tom Everett Scott) and Cooper (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are more interested in hitting the bottle than in hitting the books -- and their poor grades are set to get them kicked out of school. Their only hope of passing is to find a roommate who will kill himself. That's because an oddball college code states that a suicide victim's roommates automatically get straight A's. But sharing space with a lineup of lunatics proves enough to drive both boys crazy.
8) Fraternity Vacation: Gawky, innocent, and utterly uncool, Wendell Tvedt (Stephen Geoffreys) Theta Pi Gamma fraternity's newest pledge--is a proper bookworm and a late bloomer. In the hope of getting lucky, Wendell's self-confident fraternity brothers, Mother (Tim Robbins) and Joe (Cameron Dye),agree to accompany him on a week-long vacation to his parents' beach-side house in Palm Springs, where the action is. Will the boys show Wendell the ropes to transform him into a real Casanova?
7) National Lampoon's Van Wilder: He's the biggest man on campus. He's the boss with the sauce. He's the guy all the girls want and all the guys want to be. 'Cause in the collegiate jungle, there can be only one king ... and at Coolidge College it's Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds). In the grand tradition of comedy classics like "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" will charm you, move you and gross you out.
6) Road Trip: A group of students embark on an epic road trip from Ithaca, New York, to Austin, Texas, in a race against time to save their friend's relationship. The young man picks up a girl at a wild fraternity party and films their raunchy antics. Somehow, the home-made movie gets mailed to his girlfriend in Texas. Can the guys intercept the incriminating tape before it reaches her VCR?
5) The Waterboy: Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed). When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein's players are championship contenders.
4) Back To School: Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is concerned that his son Jason (Keith Gordon) is unsure whether to go to college, so the uneducated self-made millionaire encourages him by signing up as a student as well. As Jason tries to establish himself among his peers and make the diving team, Thornton falls for a pretty professor (Sally Kellerman) and gets others do his schoolwork for him. When the suspicious dean (Paxton Whitehead) finds out, Thornton needs to show he can get by on his own.
3) 22 Jump Street: Although they made their way through high school successfully, an investigation at a local college brings big changes for undercover officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill). When Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art-major scene, both men begin to question their partnership. Not only do they have to crack the case, but now the two overgrown adolescents must learn how to behave like adults.
2) Revenge of the Nerds: Geeky college students Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Robert Carradine) are evicted from their dormitory when the Alpha Betas -- who recently burned down their own fraternity house by accident -- confiscate the building. When the college forces the freshmen to live in the gym, Gilbert, Lewis and their fellow dorks relocate to a run-down house. When the Alpha Betas, led by jock Stan (Ted McGinley), repeatedly humiliate them, the nerds plot revenge.
1) Animal House: A real no brainier this is number one. When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on "Double Secret Probation" and secretly assigned Omega's president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.
Gangster movies, there sure have been a lot through the years. From the 1930's to the present they are a staple of Hollywood. Heck there even widely popular overseas. Japan makes many dealing with the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) With so many to choose from I've complied a list of, in my opinion the top 5 Gangster films ever made.
5) Casino: In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger. Martin Scorsese directs this adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's book.
4) Godfather 2: The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.
3) Scarface: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.
2) The Godfather: Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.
1) Goodfellas: Goodfellas details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill (Ray Liotta) is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy (Joe Pesci), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a "made guy," an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings.
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper was my childhood hero. The greatest wrestling bad guy of all time. No one could talk like he did. And he always backed it up. He was one of the first wrestlers to transition into Hollywood. He was in over 50 films in his life, many of which have become cult classics. Here in my opinion are his top 5 films.
5) Body Slam: Piper's 1st film. Harry Similac (Dirk Benedict) is a music promoter who must scramble to stay out of debt in this slapstick comedy. He hits upon the idea of becoming a wrestling promoter and steals Rick Roberts (Roddy Piper) from his former manager Captain Lou Milano (Lou Albano). He books his rock band Kick at the match and creates a new phenomena that combines wrestling with rock n' roll. Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty, and John Astin provide memorable comedy relief. Cameo appearances by wrestlers Ric Flair, Afa & Sika, Sheik Adnan Al Kaissy, Freddie Blassie, and Bruno Sammartino add further realism to this feature that recalls the rock-and-wrestling spectaculars of the early 1980s.
4) Tough and Deadly: Elmo Freech (Roddy Piper) is a private investigator and is contracted by John Portland (Billy Blanks) a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big fishes of the CIA and from Washington.
3) Immortal Combat: L.A. cop John Keller (Roddy Piper) is hot-headed and has a problem with authority, while his Japanesse partner J.J. (Sonny China) uses karate as a weapon. When their partner is killed working undercover at a party, John takes a hunch that leads him to an island where a corporation is using an ancient formula to make indestructable warriors. Together they must find the killer and put an end to the indestructable warriors.
2) Back in Action: This is a very close second. Rowdy Roddy Piper plays Frank Rossi a hard-bitten L.A. detective whose partner is murdered by drug dealers. To bring the villains to justice, he teams up with Billy (Billy Blanks) a former soldier and martial artist whose sister has fallen in with the drug lords.
1) They Live: No Shock here. Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.
Dolph Lundgren is an action superstar. He's been in over 95 films and is still going strong. In fact I think he may be the busiest he's ever been. From his films, to voice acting, hell he was in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia last year playing himself. He's clearly not slowing down anytime soon. So here, in my opinion are the Top 5 Dolph Lundgren films.
5) Universal Soldier: During the Vietnam War, soldier Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) finds that his superior officer, Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), has turned violently deranged, and the two fight to the death. After their bodies are retrieved, they are placed into a secret program in which they are reanimated and trained to become unquestioning killing machines. While Devereaux and Scott initially have no memory of their former lives, glimpses of their pasts start to return, rekindling their intense conflict.
4) Rocky 4: His first film. After reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire). However, during an exhibition match, Rocky's friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rocky vows payback against Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both wage a long and intense match.
3) I Come In Peace: Renegade cop Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is intent on snuffing out a dangerous gang of drug traffickers known as the "White Boys." When the gang makes off with a cache of heroin from federal custody and destroys the building to conceal evidence of their crime, Caine investigates with straight-arrow FBI agent Arwood Smith (Brian Benben). But bizarre new clues reveal that the Boys' criminal enterprise extends much further than anyone had previously imagined.
2) A very, very close second. Based on the popular Marvel comic book, this film begins with Frank Castle (Dolph Lundgren) as a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia's influence -- that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle's family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city's underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family
1) Showdown in Little Tokyo: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner (Dolph Lundgren) is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata (Brandon Lee), a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at martial arts, and utilize their formidable skills when they go up against Yoshida (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), a vicious yakuza drug dealer with ties to Kenner's past
You may love him or hate him. You may make fun of him. But there is no denying that Steven Seagal has made a lot of great action films. I mean even some of his straight to video films are good. So here in my opinion are the Top 5 Steven Seagal Movies
5) The Glimmer Man: For the first time, actually I think the only time Seagal was paired with a funny wise cracking partner making this a good buddy picture. Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) is a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.
4) Exit Wounds: Steven Seagal stars as maverick Detroit police detective Orin Boyd, whose take-no-prisoners approach to domestic terrorism gets him booted downtown to the city's toughest precinct. Multi-Platinum hip hop star DMX stars as the powerful and mysterious crime lord Latrell Walker, whose dicey connections and seemingly unlimited cash make him everyone's target. Together the two men take on a conspiracy that reaches all the way through the ranks to the heart of the precinct.
3) Above The Law: The one that started it all. former CIA agent, Nico Toscani (Steven Seagal) is working as a Chicago cop when a relatively routine drug-trafficking investigation leads to an international conspiracy. Soon Nico and his partner, Delores "Jax" Jackson (Pam Grier), are the targets of mysterious and powerful criminals, but he refuses to back down. As Nico gets deeper into the case, he must contend with an old adversary: corrupt CIA operative Kurt Zagon (Henry Silva).
2) Out For Justice: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is a Brooklyn police detective whose partner and longtime friend is shot down in the street in front of his wife and children. The culprit is Richie Madano (William Forsythe), a drug lord in the neighborhood who has known Gino since they were kids. With the blessing of his captain (Jerry Orbach), Gino is sent alone into the drug underground to find Richie by any means necessary. Along the way, Gino uncovers secrets about his deceased partner that he never suspected.
1) Marked For Death: I saw this on opening night in a packed house and the crowd was electric. Mourning his partner who recently died in the line of duty, Drug Enforcement Administration agent John Hatcher (Steven Seagal) confesses to his old pal Max (Keith David), a high school football coach, that he has decided to retire. Then Chicago drug lord Screwface (Basil Wallace) puts out a hit on Hatcher's family. Now, thirsty for vengeance, this grizzled man of action fearlessly returns to the fray, and, when the skittish Screwface flees to Jamaica, Hatcher and Max are in hot pursuit.
So yesterday I covered the top 5 action movies you could stream on Amazon Prime. Well it's only fitting I now cover the ones you can stream on Netflix. Netflix, like Amazon Prime has many to choose from but I've narrowed it down for you. So here in my opinion are the top 5 Action Movies you can stream on Netflix
In 1959 Indochina, Den-Dhin-Chan labor camp is run by Vietnamese warlords and European war criminals. Here, at the worst prison in the land, former boxing champion Martin Tilman (Scott Adkins) has made a name for himself fighting tournaments on which wealthy criminals gamble in high-stakes events. Tilman is due for release, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down.
Think Bloodsport with beautiful women. Jane (Amy Johnston) is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking her way through Hong Kong. When she successfully fends off three thugs trying to rob her, she draws the attention of Shu, a Wudang champion, who is impressed by her raw street fighting abilities. Shu recruits Jane and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as "The Kumite." After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling (Jenny Wu), the apprentice of Shu's nemesis, Wai, a Shaolin master. Other nefarious forces also lie in the shadows, taking Jane on a journey through the gritty underworld of Hong Kong as she fights to be named the best female fighter in the world.
Man of Tai Chi
Set in modern Beijing, MAN OF TAI CHI marks Keanu Reeves' directorial debut. The film, also starring Reeves, follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist (played by Tiger Chen) whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to survive
The Night Comes For Us
The Night Comes For Us follows Ito (played by Joe Taslim), a former triad enforcer, and his mission to protect a young girl while trying to escape his former gang after his mysterious disappearance setting off a violent battle on the streets of Jakarta.
While released on furlough from prison to see his dying mom Cain Burgess (Scott Adkins)a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It's an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.
So you have Amazon Prime and your an action fan. Also like a lot of us your probably stuck at home and are looking for things to watch. Well luckily for you if your an action fan I have you covered. Now I'm not going to name the big classic ones you've probably seen before a hundred times. No I'm going to name the real action hits. Ones you may not be familiar with but need to watch. So here are, in my opinion the top 5 action movies you should watch on Amazon Prime
A machine/human-hybrid prototype formerly working for the Red Chinese, Toby Wong (Dacascos), forces a down-on-his-luck, extroverted songwriter named Malik Brody (Hardison) to drive him to Los Angeles after their first meeting in a bar. He is on the run from hitmen—a hillbilly assassin/bounty hunter named Vic Madison
A DEA agent (Jeff Wincott), working on the case of a Russian drug kingpin, agrees to let his unstable brother (Gary Hudson) help him foil the crook.
In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. The Hell Zone, formerly called the "Zone of Personal Freedom," is a safe-haven for criminal warpaths everywhere. This Hell Zone in LA is controlled by a criminal mastermind named Drexal (Joseph Ruskin). For the sake of entertaining his crowds of decadent losers and underlings, Drexal has staged a series of lethal, no-holds-barred matches in the "Death Ring,". Two brave cops, Braniff (Chad McQueen), and Sledge (Gary Daniels) must risk their badges...and their lives when they enter Los Angeles's "Hell Zone." They must fight for their lives in order to expose an alleged "black market" involving the sale of counterfeit AIDS vaccines
John "Falcon" Chapman (Michael Jai White), a dark anti-hero driven by guilt and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy - a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the U.S. State Department. When Chapman's sister is brutally attacked while on assignment in Brazil, Chapman flies into Sao Paulo to track down her assailants, quickly entering the city's seedy underbelly and discovering a world of drugs, the sex trade, corrupt cops, and organized crime syndicates battling for control.
Detective Ray Morgan (Gary Daniels) accidentally kills the son of a mob boss durring a robbery chase. The mob boss orders to have Morgan killed unknowing that the assassin killed Morgan's wife and kids. Now Morgan's out for revenge..and he'll do it his own way. One of the best action films of the 90. From martial arts to car chases this one has it all
Ahh the sequel. Most of the time the second is never as good as the original, hut in some cases you get surprised and part 2 is better than part 1. No let me state this. I am only counting part 2 in this list. Not 3 or 4 or 5 just part 2. Don't worry I will have a different list for franchises. So here in my opinion are 5 action movie sequels that were better than the first
Upping the action to 11 Mercenary Frank Martin (Jason Statham) has accepted a job that seems easy enough, as chauffeur and bodyguard to young Jack (Hunter Clary), son of crusading politician Jefferson Billings (Matthew Modine). The problem is that Billings is crusading against an international drug cartel. They retaliate by kidnapping Jack and infecting him with a deadly and highly contagious virus. Responsible for the boy, Frank must reclaim him and then find an antidote before scores of innocents are stricken
2 Fast 2 Furious
Adding comedy and insanity to the franchise this sequel focuses on ex-police officer Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), who relocates from Los Angeles to Miami to start over. Becoming involved in the street-racing scene in his new city, Brian befriends car-savvy Tej (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and Suki (Devon Aoki), but his competitive streak ends when federal agents apprehend him and he must enter into a deal with the FBI. Working with new partner Roman Pearce (Tyrese), Brian begins a dangerous mission to take down a powerful drug dealer.
Lethal Weapon 2
It's just been revoked. This is the film that added humor and defined the buddy cop formula. South African smugglers find themselves being hounded and harassed by Riggs(Gibson) and Murtaugh(Glover), two mismatched Los Angeles police officers. However, the South Africans are protected by diplomatic immunity, and so the two are assigned to witness-protection duty in an attempt by their captain to keep his job. It is only when this witness reveals to them that he has already dealt with the smugglers that the trouble really starts.
Die Hard 2
This one may be unpopular. A year after his heroics in L.A, detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is mixed up in another terrorist plot, this time at Washington Dulles International Airport, where he is waiting for his wife (Bonnie Bedelia). That same night, South American politico and drug profiteer Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) is arriving in U.S. custody. McClane takes action when a treasonous ex-colonel (William Sadler) seizes control of the airport, threatening to crash every inbound flight unless Esperanza is freed.
Best of the Best 2
What happens when the first film in the franchise is a feel good martial arts sports drama? You change gears and make part 2 an underground arena of death film. After their defeat of the Korean national karate team in competition, Alex (Eric Roberts), Tommy (Phillip Rhee) and Travis (Christopher Penn) have established a martial arts studio in Las Vegas. For extra money, Travis fights in an underworld arena -- which leads to his death at the hands of vicious German Brakus (Ralf Moeller). Seeking revenge, Alex and Tommy attack Brakus, scarring his face, and then flee to the desert. Furious, Brakus orders his men to find and kill them.