Top 6: Fast-Paced Movies

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

In Episode 11, our Top 6 is about the best fast-paced movies, complementing our slow movies list from the previous episode. Fast-paced movies have the potential to be exciting roller coaster rides through a story, usually something with a lot of action and/or comedy. The challenge is that a fast pace makes it difficult to draw characters we care about. Here are our favorites that overcome that challenge.

Chime in with your own favorite fast movies.

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

  1. One, Two, Three (1961)
  2. Requiem For a Dream (2000)
  3. Moulin Rouge (2001)
  4. Sin City (2005)
  5. Fight Club (1999)
  6. The Departed (2006)
  1. One, Two, Three (1961)
  2. Moulin Rouge (2001)
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  4. Noises Off (1992)
  5. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  6. Black Hawk Down (2001)


  1. Ferrick (140) said,

    December 14, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    Did either of you consider Run Lola Run? I’m sure there are endless movies on your lists if you really think about it.

  2. ThePhan (128) said,

    December 15, 2006 at 4:15 am

    -Hurray for Arsenic and Old Lace! I love this one. Agreed, very very fast-paced.

    -I never thought of it, but I guess Fight Club *is* pretty fast-paced. I also loved this one. Kept me interested the whole way.

    -I really want to see Moulin Rouge, but as I said in the other thread, haven’t yet.

    -I don’t have any of my own. I shall have to think about it and return.

  3. Dave (130) said,

    December 20, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    I’m sort of inbetween Sam and Stephen on Fight Club. Stephen seems to love it and Sam seems to hate it. I’ve seen it like three times now (so Stephen can’t use his “you need to see it more than once” argument on me) and I’m still not sure if I like it or not. I think the best way I can explain it is that I like all the parts of the movie, but I’m not convinced they add together to be a whole movie that I like. It’s strange, but that’s the best way I can explain it. I think in the end I like all the individual scenes but don’t know what they add up to and so can’t tell if I like the sum of the parts or not.

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