You must be living under a rock if you are not familiar with John Travolta. Travolta has been in the Hollywood game for so long that it’s practically hard to miss. He’s starred in many films and he’s won numerous awards in the process. He’s one of those guys that are just unforgettable and his talent has always brought him to good places. He has a good head on his shoulders and even after numerous scandals, he’s still one of Hollywood’s longest standing men. If you want to get more familiar with him and his works (and even those who just want to relive his movies), here are 17 unforgettable John Travolta movies to watch tonight.
Directed by John Woo, this Hollywood classic stars John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. The story follows when an FBI agent goes through facial transplant surgery to assume the identity and physical appearance of a global terrorist. Things go very wrong when the same terrorist does the same procedure and goes through the same facial surgery in order for him to look like the FBI agent.
Who could ever forget Sandy and Danny. In Randal Kleiser’s Grease, Sandy and Danny fall in love over the summer but later on discover that they are from the same high school. Their love story then begins and plus points for this being a musical.
3. Saturday Night Fever
If you want to see John Travolta break his dance moves (he’s a hella good dancer) on the dance floor, check this movie out. It’s about an Italian-American who tries to escape harsh reality by dominating the scene at a local disco.
4. From Paris with Love
A young employee in the US Ambassador’s office teams up with a spy to stop a terrorist attack in the city.
5. Be Cool
Tired of the movie industry, Chili Palmer proceeds to try out the music scene. Here, he meets a widowed executive and charms his way in.
6. Ladder 49
Also starring Joaquin Phoenix, this is about a firefighter who gets trapped inside a burning building. During the entire time, he gets flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Out there, his team lead by their chief, formulates a plan to save him.
Michael is a dramedy infused with fantasy. It’s the story about the Archangel Michael and the two tabloid reporters who are dogging him.
Superintelligence and telekinesis? Check. This movie is about a guy who discovers, after he sees a bright light from the sky, that he acquired some powers.
9. Wild Hogs
One of the best comedy out there, in my opinion. It stars Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, and Travolta himself. The story revolves around these men who want to be bikers. Their adventures are cut short after they find themselves facing a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.
10. Mad City
A disturbed security guard holds students as his hostages while a news reporter tries to form a bond with him. Also starring Dustin Hoffman.
11. Domestic Disturbance
Danny witnesses his stepfather murder a man. His real dad now has to protect him from the dangers that are about to come.
12. Pulp Fiction
Another classic that we all know about. The story of intertwined lives in the face of violence and revenge.
13. The General’s Daughter
A daughter of a well-known commander is murdered. An undercover detective is sent to investigate the crime and finds out about a slew of cover-ups.
14. A Civil Action
A story about a lawyer taking on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia at the risk of bankrupting his firm and ruining his career.
15. Broken Arrow
A park ranger and a pilot destroys plans of terrorists who stole nuclear warheads from the U.S. Military.
16. Look Who’s Talking
A story about a single mom falling in love with a cab driver. In addition, props to the narration as they voice it over the baby.
17. Get Shorty
The story about a mobster who travels to Hollywood to collect a debt but soon realizes that the industry itself is like mob life.