It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Willis then and now has been one of the kings of the action movie. Movies with Willis would definitely have scenes of bloodshed, heads falling, guns banging, and so on. Let’s look at his 5 best movies.
Planet Terror (2007)
Although Bruce only appeared more than 10 minutes in the movie, Planet Terror was an unforgettable milestone in the career of this German actor.
Planet Terror was one of Hollywood’s most prominent zombie-themed movies. A group of soldiers with leader Lt.Muldoon (Bruce Willis) went to the warehouse to negotiate with a group of businessmen. Their purpose was to sell a kind of toxic substance DC2. During the negotiation process, a conflict occurred. In response to the violent action of the military group, those merchants spread the poison DC2. The poison DC2 turned the townspeople into zombies who attacked and ate people.
Willis had a brilliant performance, especially the scene officer Lt.Muldoon rushed out of danger but he still poisoned. His body began blistering and became deformed. Then 2 people shot him dead in the chaotic escape.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
This movie got the rating as one of the most-watched movies of 2013. However, Moonrise Kingdom did not get the nomination for Best Film Oscar. It only appeared in the category of Best Original Screenplay.
The movie went back to the 1960s, in the countryside of New England, where the escape of a young couple: Sam and Suzy happened. In the movie, Willis played the role of a captain, who fell in love with Suzy’s mother and helped everyone to find 2 children. This was the least action movie in Willis’s career. However, Willis’s acting was not awkward. Apparently, no role could make this talented actor feel difficult. The movie once again proved that Willis was a truly Hollywood actor.
The Fifth Element (1997)
This was a movie depicting the peak period of handsome Willis. Willis played the role of Korben Dallas, a former special force who then became a taxi driver in New York City. Korben was forced to play the role of the world rescuer when a girl suddenly jumped into his taxi.
The girl named Leeloo (Mila Jovovich), a weapon against the devil, appeared every 5000 years. She was the 5th element, combined with 4 other elements that were sealed in the Egyptian desert including water, soil, fire, and wind to create a mysterious power that could destroy the world.
Many people joked that the main character was not Willis but a taxi with license plate 23. No one could deny Willis’s efforts in The Fifth Element. He turned it into a classic adventure-action movie successfully. The audience only needed to spend 2 hours to join the thrilling adventure journey but very entertaining with Willis.
The Sixth Sence (1999)
Another unique movie created the brand of Bruce Willis. The actor born in 1955 played the role of doctor Malcolm Crowe with the healing journey for 8-year-old Cole Sear, who could see the ghost. At first, Crowe did not believe that Cole had a special ability because he had failed to treat a patient who had a similar illness to Cole named Vincent Grey. But after some time following Cole, Crowe believed it. He advised Cole that instead of fear, he should talk to the ghosts and Cole did so.
Eventually, Crowe helped Cole convince his mother that he could actually see ghosts and it was not a mental illness. The movie ended unexpectedly. At the end of the movie, Crowe realized that he was dead due to a shot by Vincent 1 year ago. The Sixth Sense was the second highest-grossing film in 1999 standing after the blockbuster Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
This was another movie that Willis cooperated with director M. Night Shyamalan, after The Sixth Sense. Although this movie did not get high appreciation as the previous one, but it was also worth watching.
Bruce played the role of David Dunn, a sole survivor after a train accident with the death of 131. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) was a man with a rare glass mist. His bones were always brittle and fragile. So, Elijah could only spend most of his life to be friends with comics. But deep down, Elijah always believed that there would be a man would be the hero to protect himself somewhere in the world. Upon hearing the news of the train accident, Elijah believed that Dunn was that person. After the fateful meeting with Elijah, Dunn’s life changed forever.