Best Grindhouse Movies


  • Death Proof

    Death Proof (R, 2007)

    Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan
    In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever... read more -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the Grindhouse banner, Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figured named Stuntman Mike (Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially modified to withstand even the most extreme auto collision. Though the maniacal driver himself always comes out relatively unscathed, the same certainly can't be said for the poor young lass in his passenger seat -- or anyone unfortunate enough to be on the road when the urge to kill strikes for that matter. With a list of potential road-kill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Grindhouse

    Grindhouse (R, 2007)

    Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey
    Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez join forces to offer a c... read moreinematic tribute to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of yesteryear with this hyper-violent coupling of two full-length features punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers. The first segment, directed by Rodriguez and entitled Planet Terror, details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who refuse to go down without a fight. Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, and Rose McGowan headline a cast that also includes Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and Tom Savini. In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. With a list of potential roadkill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking. Its tantalizing title borrowed from the term frequently used to describe the seedy, 1970s-era inner-city movie theaters that screened excessive, low-budget independent films containing copious amounts of violence and nudity as a means of offering counter-programming to the decidedly more restrained big-budget studio films, Grindhouse takes its love for these unabashedly sleazy efforts one step further by offering a jaw-dropping collection of fake exploitation trailers from such directors as Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, and Edgar Wright. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      Surprisingly it's Rodriguez's feature that's more over the top in both it's grindhouse style and B movie performance. Scratches galore fly over the screen, with cigarette burns
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb100002198358191: . The best part is not only the two films, but the short trailers of silly grindhouse some of which became real films.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb100001266995067: Tarantino and Rodriguez come together for an awesome kick ass grindhouse double feature. The trailers were hilarious and inspired later films like Machete and Hob
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Hobo With a Shotgun

    Hobo With a Shotgun (R, 2011)

    Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Gregory Smith, Brian Downey, Nick Bateman (II)
    A train rolls into its final stop. From one of the freight cars jumps a weary-eyed transient with dr... read moreeams of a fresh start in a new town. Instead, he lands smack-dab in the middle of an urban hellhole, a place where the cops are crooked and the underprivileged masses are treated like insignificant animals. This is a city where crime reigns supreme, and the man pulling the strings is known only as "The Drake." Along with his two cold-blooded and sadistic sons, Ivan and Slick, he rules with an iron fist, and nobody dares fuck with The Drake, especially not some hobo. Director Jason Eisener's blood-soaked return to the Sundance Film Festival is more than just a nod to the grindhouse flicks of the 1970s and '80s; he ups the ante in a major way, and Rutger Hauer's performance is a legendary display of brutal ass-kicking and meticulous name-taking that is not to be missed. -- (C) Magnet
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      fb100001276915292: A real messy grindhouse feature. One that gorehounds have been wanting to take a bite out of for years. Hauer is
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
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      fb63200636: Some odd characterization in the first hour, but it's no joke that I fucking love grindhouse fare. And the last 30 minutes are transcendently cool as hell.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb100000394713297: . Exploitation gore film in the style of 70s grindhouse films. Never was much of a fan. Gore hounds might like it.
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
  • Machete

    Machete (R, 2010)

    Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez
    A blade-wielding ex-federale hides out as a day laborer when he is double-crossed by a corrupt senat... read moreor.
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      fb1798789229: pacing issues and a political plot involving illegal immigration that's just plain unnecessary in a grindhouse film. This movie isn't bad by any means necessary just disappointing compared to other be
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb598527138: Dumb fun, full of OTT violence and ham acting. I can't compare this to the other "Grindhouse" featu
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb511436872: I bloody love Grindhouse resurrection cinema! It is hilarious, bloody & the height of guilty pleasu
      Reviewed 49 days days ago
  • Drive Angry

    Drive Angry (R, 2011)

    Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse
    Nicolas Cage headlines this high-octane thriller as Milton, a hard-case felon who breaks out of Hell... read more to prevent the cult that murdered his daughter from sacrificing his infant granddaughter to Satan on the night of the full moon. With just three days to go before the ritual killing, Milton crosses paths with knockout waitress Piper (Amber Heard), who steals her cheating ex-boyfriend's vintage Charger and joins him on his quest to save the Earth from the forces of darkness. With Piper's help and a mean set of wheels to keep them moving, they may have a shot at taking down diabolical cult leader Jonah King (Billy Burke) before he achieves his malevolent goal. But should Jonah get the opportunity to make his dark sacrifice, he will become the most powerful man alive and all of humanity will suffer. Unfortunately for Milton, the cops are quickly closing in, and the Devil's determined minion, "The Accountant" (William Fichtner), will stop at nothing to drag him back down to Hell. With each passing minute, Milton's last shot at redemption is fading, and the fate of the entire world inches ever closer to infernal darkness. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      SuperRT13: +The Accountant. The Grindhouse style. It doesnt even try to take itself too seriously. Its all gr
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb653277564: Cage autopilots through a Crank-lite action flick, resplendent with Southern scum, slutty waitresse
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
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      fb1662469851: . I think the makers of it were trying to cash in on recent grindhouse films like Death Proof and Machete. Those films were intentionally bad films that somehow
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Crank 2: High Voltage

    Crank 2: High Voltage (R, 2009)

    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr., Efren Ramirez, Ling Bai
    The indestructible hopped-up hitman Chev Chelios, played to the hilt once again by Jason Statham, re... read moreturns in Crank High Voltage, picking up where the first film left off -- except this time, Chelios is chasing a Chinese gangster who hijacked his heart and substituted it with a mechanical one that needs to be jolted with an electric charge to stay pumping. Back for the fun is Chev's girlfriend Eve ({Amy Smart}) and his physician Doc Miles (Dwight Yoakam), who, as luck has it, turns out to be an ex-heart surgeon. As Chelios delves deeper into the mystery surrounding his stolen heart, he discovers that the answers to his questions lie within the chest of a 100-year old head of the Triad gang, Poon Dong (David Carradine. The maverick directing/writing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor returns to inject more caffeinated craziness into Lionsgate's burgeoning action series, with Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling, Clifton Collins Jr., and Corey Haim rounding out the supporting cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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      fb638392424: Even more over-the-top, ludicrous, hilarious action. ADD meets Grindhouse.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb1515870477: . Some scenes drag or go on for too long but it still entertains with it's grindhouse qualities.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • High Tension (Switchblade Romance)

    High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (R, 2005)

    Cécile De France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun, Andrei Finti
    French filmmaker Alexandre Aja writes and directs the slasher film Haute Tension, given the English ... read moretitle Switchblade Romance. Best friends Marie (Cécile De France) and Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco) go out to the countryside to visit Alex's parents. However, a homicidal delivery man (played by Philippe Nahon from Gaspar Noé's brutal movies) ends up at their house and starts killing everyone. Alex and Marie fight for their lives with help from several means of weaponry. Switchblade Romance was shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival as part of the Midnight program. The film was aquired by US distributor Lions Gate Films in 2004 and quickly put into turnaround as an NC-17 release, though plans for that were scrapped due to a lack of theater support of the controversial rating. Retitled High Tension, the R-rated version is missing one minute of grisly gore and features a redubbed audio track by star Cécile De France. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi