(20th Cent. Fox, 1991)
Kathryn Bigelow has only directed ten films, and this was number five. Despite her additional efforts, and winning the Oscar for Best Director of the Least Horrible Movie Of 2008, she still hasn't done anything as good as this flick since. Keanu Reeves actually got rave reviews for his acting, Gary Busey was once again the perfect man out of control, and Lori Petty mastered the role of being a hot chick who could kick your ass. Great action sequences that bypass the brain, and blur the thin line between struggling cops vs. cool robbers annoyed some people because the transition from moral to amoral was so effortless. And only Patrick Swayze could seduce both the hero and the audience into going along with crime for the sheer rush.