Weekly Poll Results: Best Walter Hill Movie

Last week we asked Film Junk readers to pick Walter Hill’s best movie of all time, and as you might expect, the voting was somewhat sparse. I figured there were at least a handful of his movies that most people had seen, but it appears that may not be the case. Coming out on top after laying a serious beatdown on the competition was his seminal ’70s gang flick The Warriors with 42% of the votes. His buddy cop entry 48 Hrs. placed second with 24% of the votes followed by The Driver. Streets of Fire, Brewster’s Millions and Southern Comfort all essentially tied for the next three spots. After that, there were just a few votes spread around the remaining options, including the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Red Heat which was all the way down at #10. Trespass did not receive a single vote. Do you agree with these results?

1. The Warriors — 42%
2. 48 Hrs. — 24%
3. The Driver — 7%
4. Streets of Fire — 6%
5. Brewster’s Millions — 6%
6. Southern Comfort — 6%
7. Hard Times — 3%
8. Crossroads — 2%
9. Last Man Standing — 2%
10. Red Heat — 1%
11. The Long Riders — 1%
12. Undisputed — 0%
13. Trespass — 0%

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  • Indianamcclain

    The Warriors is definently my favorite of his.

  • Mel

    Not surprised to see The Warriors at #1, it’s a fantastic movie, but it is a little sad to see Trespass all the way at the bottom. It’s a fun take on The Treasure of Sierra Madre and has a script by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, definitely worth checking out.

  • Derek McFarland

    I think Streets of Fire definitely should have at least gotten 3rd place (over) Driver. In my opinion,
    Streets of Fire was just as good as The Warriors. In fact it almost felt like the Warriors a bit….
    only in a mix of 1950’s/1980’s era. A mercenary goes after his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a rough Greaser gang; lead by non-other
    than the awesome Willem Dafoe; then spend the entire night trying to get from the greasers side of town, to there side of town. Great and fun film, forgotten by most.

  • Derek McFarland

    I take that back……Streets of Fire really should have gotten 2nd place.

  • Fredrik Liljegren

    “Extreme Prejudice” not even on the list?! I love that movie! Also thought that “The Long Riders” would be higher on the list.

    Otherwise it looks pretty solid, “The Warriors”, “48hrs” and “The Driver” are very good films. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never seen “Streets of Fire”, but that will change soon. Just picked it up on HDDVD(!) for a dollar.

  • Greg_M

    Streets of Fire should be #1, and at the very minimum #2.

  • Greg_M

    Happy Birthday “Streets”!

  • johnny7

    This list makes me despair of people. Hill has made 5 truly great films – southern comfort/hard time/long riders/ the driver/trespass. The rest in this list are an embarrassment to say the least, especially the warriors which is truly pathetic on all levels. When hill is good, as per the 5 films i mentioned – hes the best. When hes bad, theres no one worse. Weird eh?