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These Are The Armies Of The Night........
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.
The Warriors are a street gang of total badasses. They don't take any shit and they fight with their fists and not guns. When they are framed for the murder of a street legend they must use all their wits to survive the night in this Walter Hill cult classic. The Wonder Wheel. The way the Warriors look in their vests. Purple pimps. Mimes? Cyrus the Prophet. Gangbanger summit. Gun pass. Assassination. Strobe lights. False blame. Power struggle. Graveyard graffiti tagging. Radio message. Boombox. Distant cousins of Baseball Bat Guy from The Raid 2. James Remar's dirty mouth. Five Finger Discount. Lazy eye. The Orphans. Chicken shit. Warrior groupie. Cochise's war bonnet. Vermin's chest hair. Subway smushed. Home run swing.…
Dystopian West Side Story without the musical numbers.
The Warriors aren't "warriors" (nothing about a red vest represents "warriors") as much as adolescent symbols of macho masculinity (bare-chested boys pretending to be men). Childish male wish fulfillment of a fantasy world without parents that sympathizes with its often unsympathetic juveniles even as they get distracted by every hormonal impulse from vandalism to womanizing.
More successful as an Escape from New York prequel than an allegory for international politics; the "turf" metaphor functions instead as a blanket signifier for community and family ("getting home"). Triumph of style in production design (costume) and editing (cartoonish transitions even without Director’s Cut add-ons).
Junesploitation: Day 24 – Teenagers!
There are movies that are undeniably seventies. This may just have scraped into that decade back in 1979 but Walter Hill's tale of Coney Island gang, The Warriors, is as seventies and as cult as you can get.
The premise for this film was pretty simple. Nine unarmed gang members are summoned to a summit where the leader of the biggest most powerful gang in the city offers a truce and an alliance for the gangs to take over the city. As the shit hits the fan and the leader Cyrus is gunned down, the blame is mistakenly put on The Warriors who then have to fight their way across the city and back to safety on their own turf.…
"Can you count, suckahs?"
The Warriors is simply one of the coolest films ever made. Everything about this film breathes complete fucking coolness. It's not the smartest film ever made but I love it so much and is definitely in my top ten. My favourite gang film and that's saying something in such a great genre.
I posed the question last night on Twitter, "Which gang in The Warriors would you like to be in?"
The Baseball Furies seemed fairly popular among the two people that read my tweet. I said I wanted to be a Turnbull AC but due to being a wimp and generally a bit slow and stupid I'm probably a fucking Orphan. I've got better jeans than The Orphans though so I might just get away with it. I think the only way that you could improve The Warriors is by making more of the gangs have a gimmick.
The Baseball Furies are obvious with theirs and The Punks have their rollerskates, just like a good punk should. The Satans Mothers also…
I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.
It's insane, crazy, silly and cool all at the same time. In the 70s and 80s some directors had no problem making films that existed in some sort of alternate unrealistic reality when it was their only option to make the movie they wanted. It's a lost art really. The Warriors is one of the best examples of this.
Anyone notice how all the gangs didn't have the same budget for their wardrobe? Like that one gang from the beginning of the film that just wore the same colored t-shirts. They weren't even the same style t-shirts and they were just a crappy gray color. Just an observation...
Can you dig it?!
Nothing like some good old skool street.
I'm too nostalgic about this to review it objectively. It's so much fun.
I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle. 10/10.
The one bad thing in this movie is Cyrus' math. Other than that, it's golden.
Can you dig it!?!?!
I don't know, it wasn't bad. I have wanted to watch this one for a long time and never got around to it. It was pretty fun and was definitely original, a little light on plot however. It somehow managed to not be cheesy despite all the costumed gangs. I'm not sure if it lived up to the hype in my book.
AJAX MELHOR CARA
This is one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen. Although, there's a good bit of the movie where it's just the Warriors running away from other gangs and it gets annoying, and the acting is horrid. But, the action sequences are amazing and everybody loves the line "Warriooooorrrrrssss, come out to plaaaAaaAaAaAayYyYy".
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching this, but in this day and age it can't be taken as anything but supremely silly. Imagine the terror of facing gangs such as: the guys in purple suits! The Yankees fans with Halloween make-up! Jerry Horne and the Tom of Finland fan club! And let's not forget our heroes, the Jewish guy, the really, really pretty guy, the misappropriation of the American Indian guy, the rapey guy, and the bland guy.
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