Movie Recommendation of the Week: Fearless

I mentioned the movie Fearless on this site a few times but I’ve never actually recommended it.  And no I’m not talking about the Jet Li one.   In the past I’ve posted clips of scenes from the movie.  One clip was of a dramatic plane crash and the other is a scene of Jeff Bridges screaming on top of a building.  For those of you who don’t know, Fearless is about a man who survives a plane crash and becomes somewhat “immune” to life.   Here’s a better description…

While taking a business trip, Max Klein (Jeff Bridges) survives a crash of a flight headed from San Francisco to Houston. As the plane was descending, Max inexplicably became at peace when he accepted he was going to die. The revelation coaxed him to take it upon himself to comfort many of the fearful passengers, even moving to sit next to Byron Hummel (Daniel Cerny), a young boy flying alone. The psychological trauma of the experience transforms his personality and he enters an altered state of consciousness, rethinking his life and becoming preoccupied with existential questions of life and death.

Directed by Peter Weir I highly recommend you watch this 1993 classic.   The trailer is after the jump….


If you can stomach the film it’s amazing.

  • Mike aka MonolithTMA

    Loved this movie when I saw it, I’ll have to watch it again sometime.

  • if it is from Peter Weir, it is good. Fearless is a good one and I always enjoy watching it.

  • For the record, the Jet Li movie is actually seriously awesome too. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure Fearless is actually about a man driven over the edge due to a family rivalry, the man then abandons his home and ends up on a quest for redemption for him self and retribution for the Chinese people.