The 10 loudest movies ever!!!

Slide show: From "Terminator 2" to "Apocalypse Now," the films that crank it up to 11 -- and much higher


Matt Zoller Seitz
July 2, 2011 1:30AM (UTC)

THIS INTRODUCTION IS WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS, BECAUSE ALL THE FILMS ON THIS LIST ARE LOUD.

WE DON'T JUST MEAN "LOUD" IN TERMS OF MEASURABLE DECIBEL LEVEL AND OVERALL AURAL INTENSITY. THESE FILMS ARE ALSO LOUD IN OTHER WAYS. THEY ARE MORE FLAMBOYANT AND AGGRESSIVE THAN OTHER FILMS, MORE SPECTACULAR, MORE INSISTENT IN HOW THEY COMMAND YOUR ATTENTION AND THEN MERCILESSLY BATTER YOUR EARS, EYES AND BRAIN CELLS WITH VOLLEY AFTER VOLLEY OF SPECTACULAR SENSATIONS. THEY ARE MOVIES, BUT THEY ARE ALSO VISCERAL EXPERIENCES.

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THIS LIST CONTAINS WAR FILMS, SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES, ACTION PICTURES AND A CLASSIC OF JAPANESE ANIMATION THAT BOASTS SOME OF THE MOST GROTESQUE AND TERRIFYING SOUND EFFECTS IN MOVIE HISTORY. THERE ARE NO ROMANCES OR DELICATE CHAMBER DRAMAS OR OTHER, SUBTLER GENRES REPRESENTED ON THIS LIST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LOUD ENOUGH TO QUALIFY. WE HAVE ASSIGNED EACH ENTRY A NOISE-O-METER RATING. FEEL FREE TO DISPUTE OUR READING, BUT PLEASE BE SURE TO YELL, OTHERWISE WE WON'T BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND YOU. AND PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN FAVORITE LOUD FILMS IN THE LETTERS THREAD.

THANK YOU FOR READING, AND HAVE A WONDERFUL FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!!


Matt Zoller Seitz

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