There are several older good films to catch, and since the ones in the theaters have been pretty lame. I'll post on these.
Ladyhawke - A relatively well known flick, based off medieval french romance, about the only thing that truly ruins this movie is the helmets at the end. They look appropriate to sci-fi not medieval history. You should see this.
Flesh+Blood - More medieval and less romanticized, the criticisms are a DaVinci-esque siege engine and the plague that works too quickly. But it is worth seeing.
Wanted: Dead or Alive - A film that is appropriate to today's audience: going after terrorists. A grenade scene near the end makes it more than worthwhile.
Blind Fury - White guy learns from oriental master and kicks ass. Popular genre of the time. Good flick.
Split Second - Automatic shotguns?! YES! that makes this film alone worth watching. The story is okay also.
I Come in Peace - Seems listed as Dark Angel on IMDB now. Drugs, aliens, and a bad-ass cop.
The Last Starfighter - I was annoyed at the time that they did not come up with this as an arcade game. Merchandising cross-marketing was not what it was then. Good flick.
Escape from New York - good action of anti-hero Snake Pliskin.
Mad Max - The beginning of the Mad Maxx series. Great car.
Dune (1984) - I still like most of it better than the more modern version.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai - Still a classic.
The DEATH WISH series - Bronson killing badguys, a vigilante classic.
First Blood - The best story of the rambo series, though later ones have a higher blood and guts ratio. Alot of the younger crowd haven't seen the first one.
Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact -and all the Dirty Harry movies with clint eastwood, though some are better than others.
Red Dawn - WWIII flick, america invaded.
Streets of Fire - urban action-adventure. Check it out.
The Dirty Dozen - WWII behind enemy lines, killing nazis
RAN - japanese medieval war scenes with lots of colorful armies.
Big Trouble in Little China - action comedy.
The Five Deadly Venoms - Foreign Martial Arts flick.
Better Off Dead - teen love comedy of the eighties, not as well known as others.