Russell Crowe’s Rush Against Time! Top 10 Clock-Ticking Thrillers Ever
Check out Russell Crowe in ‘The Next Three Days’ in theaters November 19.
In The Next Three Days, Russell Crowe plays a professor racing against time to break his wife, an alleged murderer, out of jail.
In celebration of this action-packed flick, Betty Confidential has compiled a list of classic clock-ticking thrillers.
A former cop-gone-crazy rigs a city bus to explode if it goes drops below 50 miles per hour. Sandra Bullock (pre Jesse James drama) takes the wheel after the driver is injured, making it that much easier for her to flirt with the bomb specialist (Keanu Reeves) trying to save them. Suspension of disbelief issues aside–why would someone who looks like Sandy be on a city bus?–this 1994 flick is a thrilling ride guaranteed to make one question public transportation.
2. Die Hard
NYPD officer John McClane (Bruce Willis at his cocky best) just wants to reconcile with estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) at her company Christmas party at an L.A. high rise, but a group of terrorists led by Alan Rickman has other holiday plans, in this 1988 shoot-em-up. Like a rat in a laboratory maze, McClane scurries through the bowels of the building trying to best the baddies before they blow it up. Yipeekayaya Mother-fu—-!
‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Seven’ up next…