posted on May 11, 2020
Some of you may not know this but I really enjoy weird things and strange movies. I could have an entire conversation with you using only quotes from The Big Lebowski…yeah, well you know that’s just like ahh your opinion, man. So I decided to give you some of my favorite movies that get me fired up to train and get bumpy too!
These will be a bit different than some more obvious movies such as Rocky, Gladiator, Brave Heart, 300 and for all you old time meat heads, Pumping Iron.
1. Mortal Kombat 1995 -“Flawless Victory!”
This movie is about a warrior monk and two mortals led by Rayden (The lightning God) to battle an evil sorcerer and his forces in a tournament to save the world! Fires me right up…..MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!
2. Fight Club 1999- “You do not talk about Fight Club.”
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter and MEAT LOAF! As the quote says, I can’t talk about it…you’ll just have to watch for yourself.
3. The Mummy 1999- “It’s a sarcophagus..he must have been someone of great importance. Or he did something very naughty.”
A solider, librarian and her brother adventure to the City of the dead to uncover lost secrets but unintentionally wake a cursed mummy and now most right their wrongs to save the world. One of my all time go to action adventure movies.
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1990- “I have always liked..Cowabunga!”
4 Mutant Jacked up Turtles and their ninjutsu Master Splinter (a Rat) battle against the evil warrior Shredder and his foot clan to save the city. This was the highest grossing independent film of all time until 1999 and one of Jim Henson’s last projects. They will fight for pizza.
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 “There is always hope!”
A littler better known movie here but the final battle in this movie always gets me hyped up.
6. IP Man 2008 “Nobody is #1 forever.”
You think Bruce Lee is bad, well this dude was his Wing Chun Master.
CeJ’s Honorable Mentions:
Road House 1989 “Be nice..until it’s time no to be nice.”
Pain & Gain 2013 “You cant just kidnap a guy and take all his things.”
The Karate Kid 1984 “Sweep the leg.”
Predator 1987 …The handshake scene.
Special Guest Selections:
Mom- Flashdance 1983- Fun fact some of the movie was filmed in Pittsburgh
Sky- The Fighter 2010
Uncle Ken- Cool Running 1993 “Rise & shine…It’s butt whooping time!”
I hope you enjoyed my list and I would be interested to see what some of your favorite movies that get you ready to train are.
Hasta La Vista..Baby!