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Top 10 Geeky KOOL Guy Action Movies


The other day, a friend of mine told me he has never watched the movie “Airplane”.  I was shocked by this. He is in his 40’s.  He was around in 1980 when Airplane hit theaters.  It was on television constantly during the 80s.  How did he miss this classic slapstick guy movie? Guys love great quotes and Airplane is an extremely quotable and funny movie.

This lead me to create this list of guy movies that are both geeky and KOOL.  In the process, I realized I could not leave numerous movies off the list. I decided to create a multiple week series of Geeky KOOL Guy movies.

This week’s list is the Top 10 Geeky KOOL Action Movies.  Next week, will be Top 10 Geeky KOOL Sci Fi Movies.

Check out the below list and tell me what you think.

10) Lethal Weapon
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
This is the best buddy cop movie. One partner is about to retire and doesn’t want the hassle of a new partner. The other buddy is less than stable. There is natural conflict while the two learn to work together to stop a drug ring and solve the murder. It has heart and humor. This movie vaulted Mel Gibson into full stardom.

Great Quotes:
“I’m too old for this …”

“Do you really want to jump? Do you really? Well, that’s fine with me. Let’s do it.”

“You’re not trying to draw a psycho pension! You really are crazy!”

9) Top Gun
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
After seeing Top Gun, I wanted to be join the Navy as a fighter pilot.  The sound track is one of the best of all times. I love the f14s and all of the dog fighting. This movie is still KOOL today.

Great Quotes:
“The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.

“I feel the need…the need for speed.“

“Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.”

8) Braveheart
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
Here is another great Mel Gibson movie. This movie loosely based on history and the story of William Wallace. The fight scenes between the Scottish warriors and the English are sensational.  I speach before the battle still gets my blood flowing.

Great Quotes:
“Lower your flags and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today. “

“Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”

“The trouble with Scotland is that it’s full of Scots.”

7)  The Untouchables
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
Lawman  Eliot Ness versus  gangster Al Capone. It is a classic mobster story.  Kevin Costner and Sean Connery are fantastic in this movie. It exudes the KOOLness the 1930s Chicago.

Great Quotes:
“I want you to find this nancy-boy Eliot Ness, I want him DEAD! I want his family DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND! I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna PISS ON HIS ASHES! “

“Mr. Ness, everybody knows where the booze is. The problem isn’t finding it, the problem is who wants to cross Capone.”

“You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson.”

6) Die Hard
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
Policeman from New York goes to LA to see his estranged wife. At her work, terrorists take over her building but no-one accounts for the lone cowboy. One man is outnumbered and out gunned.  He fights against the odds to save his wife and the day. Bruce Willis was a great action star and funny in this film.

Great Quotes:
“Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister. “

“Yippee-ki-yay…”

“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…”

5)  Enter the Dragon
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
This is the ultimate Bruce Lee movie and a martial art movie classic. The popularity of other martial art movies owe a ton to Enter the Dragon.  I love the great fight scenes with Bruce Lee. Pure awesome!

Great Quotes:
“Man, you come right out of a comic book.”

“Boards don’t hit back.”

“Remember: the enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image and you will break the enemy.”

4) Apocalypse Now
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
WAR! What is good for? Well, it does make some KOOL movies. The KOOLest of all war movies is All Time.

Great Quotes:
“I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving.”

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of ’em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like victory.”

I worry that my son might not understand what I’ve tried to be. And if I were to be killed, Willard, I would want someone to go to my home and tell my son everything. Everything I did, everything you saw, because there’s nothing that I detest more than the stench of lies. And if you understand me, Willard, you will do this for me.

3) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
This has to be the best foreign film I have ever watched. We have the great martial arts and sword fights.  Old heroes have to become heroes again.  We have super human abilities like jumping on the top of the tree limbs. It has a great story.  I didn’t mind reading the conversation.

Great Quotes:
“A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands.”

“When in comes to the affairs of the heart, even the greatest warriors can be a consummate idiots. “

“Giang Hu is a world of tigers and dragons, full of corruption.”

2) Raiders of the Lost Ark
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
Raiders started the whole Indiana Jones series.  Indy makes archeology KOOL.  There are so many icon moments in this movie. When you think it is over, it picks back up again. Now I am singing the uber KOOL theme music.

Great Quotes:
“Yes, the actual Ten Commandments, the original stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mt. Horeb and smashed, if you believe in that sort of thing… “

“The whole place is slitherin’! “

“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes? “

1) Godfather 1 & 2
What Makes It Geeky KOOL?
These two movies are so KOOL that I had to include them together. These are the essential mobster movies to see.  These movies are epic. Watch both of them back to back. Forget about the third one.

Great Quotes:
“Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter… ‘s wedding… on the day of your daughter’s wedding. And I hope their first child be a masculine child. I pledge my ever-ending loyalty. “

“In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.”

“I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

Honorable Mention: Blood Sport, The Seven Samurai, Goldfinger,First Blood,  La Femme Nikita, Magnum Force, Gladiator, Escape From New York, Scarface

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