Presenting my very biased list for Top 10 Bodyguard Movies of all time. This is an unscientific study with the only criteria being that they have an element of Executive Protection included (and of course that they get a lot of play in my DVD).
1. Star Wars
You have to look at #1 on my list with 2 things in mind. 1. Obi-Wan was Luke’s bodyguard!) And 2. I’m a huge Star Wars fan so anytime I can relate that to Executive Protection i’m going to slide it in!
2.. Man on Fire
The gold standard as far as i’m concerned.
3. Custodio (The Minder)
Foreign film but i’m so glad I tracked it down after I got the recommendation.
4. The Bodyguard
Yeah it’s Cliché, but it’s a good movie
5. Way of the Gun
People either love or hate this one, but it’s one of my personal favs. The elevator scene won me over (but why did they think leaving her alone was a good idea???)
6. Shogun Assassin
7. Guarding Tess
I had stayed away from this movie for years as I thought it was going to be a comedy that just poked fun at the profession without knowing anything about it. However I saw it for the first time just a short while ago and I loved it. It actually gave a good snapshot of the frustration and give and take that goes into working long term with a client. (with a humors slant of course)
Not even sure if there are any BG’s in it, but it still makes list. The Bank Robbery scene. ’nuff said.
Too many scenes to mention but the coffee cup ambush and the introduction (not to mention the REAL car chase sequences) get this one regular rotation in my DVD.
10. In the Line of Fire
Clint and John both in their prime.
While it won’t make the official list as it’s television, the good episodes reached a high standard and had some pretty dynamic storytelling.
So that’s my list. Agree? Disagree? Which ones did I miss?