Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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!
Walter Hill's "The Warriors" does not have much going on narratively. The 1979 cult favorite about warring gangs follows one maligned group of ruffians as it works its way home after an ill-fated summit. There is very little character development, exposition, mythology, or politics; just, simply, the so-called Warriors attempting to make it back to Coney Island without casualty as other gangs hunt them down. The film's lack of narrative substance does not take away from its entertainment value, but it does make the experience mostly flash and little else.
Hill assembles a solid cast to go with his inky, urban style, and that cast helps punctuate the minor wrinkles in the plot. Those wrinkles do not give an audience…
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 dig it?!
Based on how popular this movie is with people I know, I'm surprised I had never actually heard of The Warriors until about a year or two ago. After watching it, I can see why film fans of the 1970's would find it so revolutionary and it has become a cult classic. However, I can't help but feel that this film is just slightly dated, if only for the 1970's style futuristic vision. Not only that, but certain plot elements and characteristics are distinctly 70's, and it's easy to tell that Walter Hill was doing his best to push the envelope of the times. That's not to say it's a bad film in the least- on…
"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've seen this movie more times than I can count.
Fucking epic. Remar is ridiculously awesome in it.
A highly entertaining chase across the city with magnificent and bizarre characters that flourish within this large landscape hunting down a small time gang that get caught up in a horrific peace-keeping mess. "The Warriors" is highly stylized, action packed with unique sequences and great performances across the board.
The Warriors themselves are cool, likable and captivating to watch them together and when they're apart it grows even more interesting. One of the stand out performances for sure comes from the prime villain himself, Luther, leader of the Rogues delightfully played by David Patrick Kelly. He's cunning, cold and sharp, he's an extremely fascinating and fun actor to watch on screen whenever he appears.
The manhunt aspect of the film…
ThIS MOVIE IS KOOL. A little poorly acted, but otherwise fantastically well made. i dislike the adjective usually, but this is a FUN movie.
Wasn't realistic enough to earn a higher rating
Shockingly this is the first time I've watched this film all the way through. I've caught bits and pieces of it over the years, but never sat down to watch the whole thing. No surprise: I dug it.
I love movies set in New York during this era. The grit, the grime, the graffiti, the slight scumminess, the sweat, the hair styles, all of it is great, the kind of stuff that signifies a NYC that doesn't exist anymore.
Great actors, a good story, solid direction from Hill, a bounty of memorable characters and set pieces, a kickin' soundtrack, this is a fun and great movie.
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, I'm sure..."
"Well, good! I'm sick of runnin' from these wimps!"
Walter Hill classic. In a 2 star review Ebert called it "...a ballet of stylized male violence." Roger, buddy, that's a 5 star review.
Goddamn I forgot how much I loved this one. When they roll into The Lizzies' hideout Lord God Almighty COCHISE immediately makes out with a chick and hits an over-the-shirt titty squeeze, then all hell breaks loose and he smashes a wooden chair over a woman's head. That's the film in a nutshell! The Warriors are a no-holds-barred gang but that doesn't make 'em evil, they'll just do anything to protect their brothers.
The structure of the film is perfect. It's one of those awesome "all in one night" flicks with episodic story beats that makes…
was gonna watch this a couple of weeks ago, couldn't find it on netflix then last night it was suddenly there so i watched it (for about the 10th time)
thankfully i saw the version without the cartoon start.
entertaining absolute nonsense with some of the least threatening gangs in film history all acting like they are well hard.
amusingly the warriors spend most of their dialogue saying how tough they are and then run away from 75% of the fights.
not as good as the rubble kings doc but on par with the wanderers.
I loved the style and simplicity of this film. It pretty much promises one of the most pure stylistic experiences I've ever seen, and delivers. This plus the killer soundtrack and refreshingly non-preachy attitude towards wayward young people and gangs makes its classic status easily earned. I still didn't love it though, mostly because the homophobic slang, slut shaming, and pervy/sexist comments felt excessive together and felt kind of off-putting, even for the period. The slut-shaming at least kind of gets a pass because the Mercy character gets to say her side of things and brings the the male lead around by the end. But even if Rembrandt is supposed to be coded gay, it doesn't really help this from feeling like it's trying really hard to let you know that it's totally a movie for straight men...trying too hard, I think. This is still an engrossing and stylish classic, but...eh. What makes me uncomfortable makes me uncomfortable.
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…