In case you didn’t hear the unfortunate news from over the weekend, director Tony Scott passed away after reportedly jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor.
Scott was one of the most legendary action directors out there. Chances are, he’s directed one of your all time favorites—ever heard of a little film called Top Gun? He was also the man behind the camera for Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scott, and pretty much every Denzel Washington flick within the last decade.
Scott, who was only 68, was the younger brother of Academy Award-winning director Ridley Scott. The brothers also ran Scott Free Productions and were working together on a film called Killing Lincoln, based on the best seller by Bill O’Reilly.
So, we are at AMOG would like to remember Tony Scott for what he did best, and that was making movies. Here are five Tony Scott movies that you need to watch ASAP.
5. True Romance
This may be a quirky and off-the-wall love story, but what else would you expect from something that was written by Quentin Tarantino? Overall, this movie has everything. Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, but at it’s core is a love tale for the ages. Plus, there was the supporting cast who delivered awesome performances, like Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, and Brad Pitt.
4. Enemy of the State
While still featuring plenty of action, this 1998 film was more of a thriller, which Scott did almost flawlessly, but, the chemistry between Will Smith and Gene Hackman is what made an already solid film even better.
3. Days of Thunder
Scott reunited with his leading man from Top Gun for perhaps the greatest racing movie of all time in 1990. Scott even said that he “stole” ideas from previous race movies and then “took the better elements, then tried to build on them.” However he did it, it worked.
2. Crimson Tide
There aren’t many directors who could have made a mutiny within a sub into an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but that’s exactly what Scott accomplished in 1995. The back and forth between Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman didn’t hurt either.
1. Top Gun
Seriously. What else would be at the top of the list?
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