12 Good Movies Featuring the Cast of Lost

Monday, May 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Since September 22nd, 2004, viewers have been glued to their television sets to see what happens next on Lost, the hit television show from creators J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof. Following the adventures of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815, the show has deftly combined such elements as time travel and supernatural into a project that refuses to be pigeonholed into one convenient category.

But all good things must come to an end, and this show is no exception. The series finale is scheduled to air on May 23rd, 2010, and I’ve prepared this list of 12 good movies featuring the cast of Lost in order to help depressed fans make the transition back to life without Jack, Sawyer, Kate, and the Others.

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Breakdown (1997) – In this Kurt-Russell-in-peril film from the late ’90s, M.C. Gainey (known as Tom Friendly on Lost) co-stars as Earl, a sadistic redneck who’s part of a scheme to abduct tourists, steal their money and goods, and then dispose of them. Fortunately, Kurt Russell is made of sterner stuff.

The Stepfather (1987) – Before he portrayed badass castaway John Locke, Terry O’Quinn gave a critically-acclaimed turn in this horror flick about a psychopath who worms his way into the life of a family and then kills them when they fail to live up to his expectations. His grisly task complete, it’s time to adopt a new identity and go looking for fresh victims. But what happens when the teenage daughter of his latest family begins to grow suspicious? It’s an acting tour de force for O’Quinn, but be sure and skip the recent remake: it sucks.

We Are Marshall (2006) – Matthew Fox, who rose to popularity as hunky neurosurgeon Jack Shephard on Lost, stars alongside Matthew McConaughey as coaches who must rebuild the Marshall University football program after 37 players perish in a plane crash. While their efforts are less-than-spectacular, the film demonstrates the power of the human spirit and the importance of never giving up. A must-see for football fans.

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) – While audiences still know her best as leggy ballet instructor Shannon Rutherford on Lost, actress Maggie Grace is also slowly building up a resume of film roles. In this romantic drama based on the novel of the same name, Grace plays Allegra, a 20-year-old lesbian who joins a book club centered around the works of Jane Austen. Amy Brenneman plays her mother, and the film also includes Emily Blunt, Maria Bello, Kathy Baker and Hugh Dancy.

I Sell the Dead (2008) – I always hated the character of Charlie Pace on Lost, and I was happy to see the heroin-loving one-hit-wonder go to a watery grave. But Dominic Monaghan isn’t as annoying when involved with other projects, and this bizarre little zombie film is a perfect example. As a grave robber recounts his life story to a priest (Ron Perlman) prior to his execution, he weaves a bizarre tale of murder, mayhem, and treachery. There’s also plenty of black humor to be had, so fans of films like Shaun of the Dead should rent this one ASAP.

Saw (2004) – A monster hit that launched an unbelievable sting of film, the original Saw revolves around two men who wake up trapped within an industrial bathroom by a madman known as The Jigsaw Killer. Michael Emerson shows up as Zep Hindle, a hospital orderly forced to participate in Jigsaw’s deadly game. I’m betting that his Lost character, Benjamin Linus, would’ve been able to talk his way out of it in no time flat.

White Hunter Black Heart (1990) – Now a bit older and playing pilot Frank Lapidus on Lost, Jeff Fahey was once considered a sex symbol with a promising career as a star. The major roles never quite materialized, but that doesn’t mean Fahey isn’t still entertaining as hell. In this largely overlooked film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, Fahey plays a young screenwriter hauled off to Africa by his director friend (Eastwood playing a thinly-veiled version of John Huston) who intends to shoot a film and kill an elephant…if his obsession doesn’t destroy him first.

Shiri (1999) – On Lost, Yunjin Kim portrays the character of Sun-Hwa Kwon, the daughter of a powerful businessman with criminal ties, but prior to the show she also appeared in this exciting film from South Korea. Playing out much like a Hollywood action-thriller, Shiri involves an assassin killing Korean officials, a deadly game of betrayal, and a plot by North Korea to regain their footing in the south of the country. Lots of gunfights and plot twists should keep audience members entertained throughout.

The Hurt Locker (2009) – This Oscar winner for 2010 Best Picture follows the trials of an Army explosives disposal unit during the post-invasion period in Iraq. Jeremy Renner was nominated for an Academy Award for the lead role of risk-taking Sergeant First Class William James, and Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen on Lost) appears as his wife stuck back stateside. While her role is small, the quality of the film more than makes up for it.

Grindhouse (2007) – In the midst of playing former Iraqi Republican Guard interrogator Sayid Jarrah on Lost, actor Naveen Andrews managed to squeeze in a film appearance in director Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror segment of the double-feature Grindhouse. As zombies threaten to overrun the planet, Andrews is a hoot as Abby, an unethical chemical engineer with a knowledge of guns and a love for cutting off men’s balls and collecting them in a jar.

The Tournament (2009) – Every few years, the world’s greatest killers gather together to determine who’s really the best. The winner receives a pile of money and a major boost in reputation, but the losers leave in body bags. Ian Somerhalder (Boone Carlyle from Lost) appears as Miles Slade, a deranged Texan who loves to cut off the trigger finger of his victim before killing them. He’s being pursued by Joshua Harlow (Ving Rhames), the winner of the previous contest who believes Slade murdered his wife. Also starring Robert Carlyle and Kelly Hu.

Resident Evil (2002) – Michelle Rodriguez played the doomed ex-cop Ana Lucia Cortez on Lost, but a few years prior she co-starred alongside Milla Jovovich in this tale of zombies on the loose in an underground complex. Rodriguez predictably plays a tough chick with automatic weapons, but even her tactical body armor can’t keep the teeth of the undead at bay forever. Still, she’s got the best scowl in the business.

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June 5, 2010

tom and huck

Thank you for keeping us updated. I really appreciate it and find all the information very useful.

June 16, 2010

Anna

You should have left out the part about Charlie Pace. He was a character that was loved by many people… including me. (Yes, I am a Lost freak…)

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