Lamar Reviews: 5 Best Movies To Beat The Heat

The People’s Movie Critic

July 17, 2017

1. The Thing (1982)A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. Director: John Carpenter Writers: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story) Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

2. Cliffhanger (1993) A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. Director: Renny Harlin Writers: John Long (premise), Michael France (screen story) Stars: Sylvester Stallone (Good Guy), John Lithgow (Bad Guy), Michael Rooker

3. Fargo (1996) Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Stars: Willam H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi 

4. Mad Max – Fury Road (2015) A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.  Director: George Miller  Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy  Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

5. The Revenant (2015) A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu (as Alejandro G. Iñárritu) Writers: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay) (as Alejandro G. Iñárritu) Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter