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November 9, 2012
 

10 of the Best: Steven Seagal Movies

I have to admit that I haven’t watched a lot of his straight to DVD movies of the past few years, although Maximum Conviction was good fun. In the 90’s though, Seagal starred in some awesome actioners so here’s my faves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 – 2010 – Machete – Rogelio Torrez – Seagal’s first villain role is more funny than anything as he attempts a Mexican accent and isn’t remotely intimidating. It’s such fun though that it’s difficult not to enjoy him in it.

9 – 2001 – Exit Wounds – Orin Boyd Have you ever met anyone called Orin Boyd? Me neither. Seagal’s characters always have awesomely outrageous names and this is one of the very best. He kinda takes the piss out of himself in this one and there are some decent action scenes too.

8 – 1996 – Executive Decision – Lt. Colonel Austin Travis – The only Seagal film I’ve seen where he dies midway through it. After all these years I’m still getting over the devastation. Per my review earlier today, this film is extremely tense and well made.

7 – 1996 -The Glimmer Man – Lt. Jack Cole – This film still stands up well as an entertaining action comedy with plenty of one-liners and some awesome violence.

6 – 1994 – On Deadly Ground – Forrest Taft – Forrest Taft, if that isn’t an awesome character name then I dunno what is. You’ve also got Michael “Bloody” Caine as the villain. The movie is overly preachy but I love the fact it’s about saving the environment but blowing up oil rigs and murdering hundreds of people is alright. Umm OK Steve.

5 – 1992 – Under Siege – Casey Ryback – Seagal does his Die Hard movie to great success. When baddies take over his ship, he has bitch slap them all into submission. Also noteworthy for Erika Eleniak getting naked.

4 – 1988 – Above the Law – Nico Toscani – One of Seagal’s more hardcore movies, you actually see him bleed in it and it’s also apparently based on a true story. Keep an eye out for one Sharon Stone as his wife.

3 – 1990 – Hard to Kill – Mason Storm – Seagal’s character name of Mason Storm in this movie is arguably the greatest action hero name of all time. He also gets to boink Kelly LeBrock, punch through wood and say THE line: “I’m gonna take you to the bank Senator Trent… the Blood Bank!”

2 – 1990 – Marked for Death – John Hatcher – This time Seagal has to fight of Jamaican drug lords in arguably his most brutal film. It has plenty of fight scenes, nudity and action for all the family.

1 – 1991 – Out for Justice – Det. Gino Felino – My absolute favourite Seagal movie; feels more like a Scorsese movie where old loyalties are tested, bones are broken and unarmed woman are shot in the head, hurrah! William Forsythe is terrifying in this movie and the “anybody seen Richie?” scene is arguably the best scene of ANY Seagal movie.

So that is my pick, but I’m sure plenty of you have your own favourite Seagal movies, do tell?

 

 

 

 

 

 



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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