Do you love dragons? Well, who doesn’t? Dragons are a part of the culture and history of almost every civilization, and they hold a place in pop culture today that is totally undeniable. It might be hard for some of us to believe that these mega lizards might have, at one time, roamed the earth – but come on, you have to admit that it is a lot easier to dream when watching one in high definition on your big screen!
Reign of Fire.
This movie is the gut-wrenching tale of a dragon who was freed from it’s underground prison by coal-miners in modern times. As a result, the world gets overrun by them as the dragon population spirals out of control. They soon replace mankind as the dominant species, and he is forced to hide and fight on the run. But then, an American dragon-slayer comes to England in search of the key to winning the way – the dragon who started it all, the one and only male dragon left on earth.
Everyone knows this story. It is the tale of a boy who inherits a dragon egg, only to realize upon it’s hatching that he is indeed a dragon rider, one who can ride a dragon into battle. But the only problem is that the world is under the tyrannical control of a mad-man king, who will stop at nothing to use everything at his disposal to get rid of this last dragon – and it’s rider.
Lord of the Rings
This movie series includes several dragons, the most famous of which is ridden by the Witch King in one of the final battles. The Nine often ride dragons instead of horses when they need to be airborne, and the action that ensues is absolutely mind-blowing. So, make sure not to rule these movies out when looking for some sweet dragon action… even if you have not considered them dragon movies before, there are few that actually live up to these standards.