21. Surfing the Tsunami
Movie: Escape from L.A. (1996)
Escape from L.A., writer-director John Carpenter's purposefully campy sequel to 1981's far superior Escape from New York, is revered by genre enthusiasts for its gonzo energy and weirdness, which, one could imagine, was Carpenter's plan all along. How else could you describe the cheesy-looking sequence in which Snake Plissken (the great Kurt Russell) hangs 10 on an enormous tsunami wave alongside old, fun-loving salt Pipeline (Peter Fonda)? It's easy to picture Russell and Fonda playfully flailing around in the world's biggest bathtub in front of a green screen.