Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Before The Hurt Locker, before Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow helmed this bizarre cult classic. Let’s just run down a few facts that make this film so unforgettable. One, Keanu Reeves plays a former famed college quarterback who joins the FBI. Two, his name is Johnny Utah. Three, he goes undercover to take down a crew of bank robbers. Four, said bank robbers are also insanely amazing surfers, thus Reeves must learn to surf to be part of their tribe. Five, said tribe is led by a dude named Bodhi, played by the great Patrick Swayze. Six, surfing, shoot outs, and good old-fashioned male bonding ensue. Basically, if you haven’t seen this film, you haven’t lived.