Sunday, September 24, 2023

List: Top 3 Stunt Scenes

This week on Episode 326 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by John Wick – Parabellum, we thought it would be fun to talk about the best stunt scenes in film. There needs to be a category at the Oscars rewarding stuntmen and women who risk grave injury to give us breathtaking moments in cinema. We love entertainment, we love action, we love seeing crazy things in film, and there are actors/performers who are willing to go to extreme lengths to pander to our needs. It’s often crazy and illogical, but we love it and wanted to honor the best stunts for our top 3 this week. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Chasing the Rig – Mad Max: Fury Road
2) Tom Cruise rides on the OUTSIDE of an airplane – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
3) House falls on Buster Keaton – Steamboat Bill, Jr.


1) The Mall Fight – Police Story
2) Tom Cruise on the OUTSIDE of the Burj Khalifa – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
3) House falls on Buster Keaton – Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Various stunts from these films – Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Death Proof, Rumble in the Bronx, Police Story, Rush Hour, Who Am I, The Dark Knight, Atomic Blonde, GoldenEye, Skyfall, Casino Royale, Kill Bill: Vol 1, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Inception, The Bourne Ultimatum, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Speed, Ben-Hur, The Raid, Oldboy, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Stunt performers have been defying logic for entertainment purposes for a very long time, and we barely scratched the surface. So, there is a great chance your list is different than ours. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at
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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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