Film Junk Poll: What is the Best Walter Hill Movie?

Although Bullet to the Head didn’t fare particularly well at the box office this past weekend, the fact that Walter Hill directed a new movie is still a major victory in and of itself. In celebration of this achievement, let’s take a look back at his filmography and see if we can’t pinpoint the apex of his career. Although his name probably doesn’t mean as much to moviegoers nowadays, throughout the ’80s he directed some pretty big hits and arguably helped lay the groundwork for the entire buddy cop genre. That’s not the only genre he tackled, however, moving successfully from action to western to comedy to musical. What do you think is Walter Hill’s best movie to date? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

What is the Best Walter Hill Movie?

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  • Owozifa

    I love Brewster’s Millions, but for me it’s more about Richard Pryor and John Candy.

    If I were to pick my favorite movie that is just so incredibly Walter Hill, it would have to be Streets of Fire. A movie which I’m still patiently waiting for on Blu-ray.

  • Colin

    WARRIORS!

  • MrHorse

    now that’s a great pick

    i liked them all, except for maybe last man standing..
    warriors easily stands out, red heat was fun, 48 hrs – better, the driver – a classic, southern confort – something different.. & i thought tresspass was very good

    but you forgot probably my favorite: The Getaway.
    granted, some were directed by him, whileothers he only wrote the screenplay for

  • darksiders

    Hard Times is awesome.

  • Derek McFarland

    It was a hard choice between The Warriors and Streets of Fire… considering the similarities between the two. I pretty much love them equally, but I chose The Warriors; cause it was just more adventurous. However, I gotta admit, Willem Dafoe was one hell of a badass villain in Streets of Fire. Aside from that, I really enjoyed Southern Comfort…. It reminded me of a mix between the first Predator film and Deliverance. I am a bit disappointed that the movie Extreme Prejudice wasn’t on the list. That’s gotta be one of my favorites as well.

  • Indianamcclain

    I’m going with The Warriors

  • patrik

    I’m going to chainreact this into Undisputed 2 and Undisputed 3, both of which he didn’t direct. Both are awesome.

  • devolutionary

    If this was a week ago, I’d have said 48 Hours. However, on a rewatch I’d lean towards Warriors and even The Driver (definitely have a soft spot for that film). 48 Hours didn’t quite hold up to my memories of it. Comedy was much more subdued than I remembered.

  • MrHorse

    no vote for trespass? hm

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