THE BEST Stunts

Horsepower

Horsepower

In this short, beautifully shot action film from Mind Spark Cinema, slopestyle mountain biker Brett Rheeder performs brilliant flips and tricks on a course set amongst the idyllic setting of Cherry Creek in British Columbia, Canada.

Two-wheeled F-Type Hillclimb

Two-wheeled F-Type Hillclimb

One of the most iconic attractions of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is its hillclimb event. It’s typically jampacked with powerful sports cars gunning for their best speed. But for 2019, stunt driver Terry Grant did something a little different, deftly balancing a Jaguar F-Type R Coupe on two wheels for the entire 1.16 mile course.

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Jumbo Jet Formation Flying

Jumbo Jet Formation Flying

To celebrate 50 years in business, airplane manufacturer Airbus took to the skies with a series of six of its jumbo jets, flying them side by side for a spectacle rarely seen with anything but small planes. Along for the ride were aa A220, A320, A330, A350 XWB, A380, and the ginormous BelugaXL airlifter.

Upside-down over NYC

Upside-down over NYC

We always though helicopters weren’t designed to fly upside-down, but Red Bull Air Force pilot Aaron Fitzgerald proved that wrong as he performed a variety of insane helicopter flips, barrel rolls, and nosedives over the Big Apple.

Moonwalk to Backflip

Moonwalk to Backflip

(LOUD) If you’ve never been to a monster truck rally, you owe it to yourself to view the madness first hand. You could see crazy stuff like this Monster Jam, where driver Neil Elliott managed to not only keep his truck on two wheels and do a moonwalk, but then run it up a ramp backwards.

Moving Trampoline Stunt

Moving Trampoline Stunt

You’d think that bouncing on a trampoline while it’s being driven down the road would be a bad idea. You’d probably be right, but at least the guys from the Dunking Devils Squad have physics on their side as the forward momentum of both the trampoline and jumpers keep them in sync.

Danny Daycare

Danny Daycare

If you’re going to leave your child with a famous freestyle mountain bike rider, don’t expect them to sit around on the couch. In this silly video from Danny MacAskill, he takes on daycare duties in the only way he knows how – with stunts.

Extreme Cameramen

Extreme Cameramen

“All of the danger, and none of the glory.” HBO shares this segment from Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel about cameramen who cover extreme athletes. Whether its wingsuiting, surfing, skiing, or mountain climbing, these cameramen flirt with both death and seeing someone else die.

The Stunts of Game of Thrones

The Stunts of Game of Thrones

As we get closer to Game of Thrones’ final season, HBO just dropped another cool behind the scenes video. This time, we get an up-close look at how stunt work plays a critical role on the series, with an emphasis on some of the more fiery, action-packed sequences.

Hong Kong Rooftop Run

Hong Kong Rooftop Run

A group of parkour daredevils from the Storror Team do their best Mirror’s Edge impression as they run and jump from rooftop to rooftop, overlooking the busy urban streets of Hong Kong many stories below, as they pretend to be chased by a non-existent security force.

Tales From the Edge: Jeb Corliss

Tales From the Edge: Jeb Corliss

Daredevil flyer Jeb Corliss pays tribute to base jumper Uli Emanuele by attempting to fly some of the incredibly magnificent and dangerous flight paths his late friend was famous for. A truly immersive 360º experience you’ll want to watch in fullscreen or on a VR headset.

Tim Knoll BMX 4

Tim Knoll BMX 4

Red Bull followed BMX star Tim Knoll as he performed his repertoire of bike parkour tricks. Watch him pull off a wall climb, moonwalk, reverse rail grind and other head scratching tricks. That skate park sequence is insane.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

In a video that is the very embodiment of “don’t try this at home,” guitarist Davidlap performs a brief solo while it looks like his hands are ablaze. He created special gloves to protect his hands from injury, and the fire was far enough from the guitar that it didn’t get damaged.

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Landing IN an Airplane

Landing IN an Airplane

Wingsuit flyers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet aka “The Soul Flyers” pulled of an insane stunt in the mountains of Switzerland. They B.A.S.E. jumped from a 13,000 ft peak, took aim at an airplane cruising at a lower altitude, then landed inside while it was in mid-air.

Speedflying in Dreamland

Speedflying in Dreamland

A trio of pilots known as the Romaniacs fly through mountains, canyons, and forests in this thrilling and immersive speedflying video captured from the perspective of their helmet cams. Play it on the biggest screen you can find for maximum effect.

Flyboard Air Fun

Flyboard Air Fun

We’ve seen the insane Flyboard Air in action before, but never like this. Filmmaker Devin Supertramp spent some time capturing Zapata’s amazing flying platform as it zoomed overhead at speeds over 100 mph. We so want to fly one of these things.

Man vs. Fan

Man vs. Fan

YouTuber Sushi Ramen decided to see what would happen if he subjected his body to the extreme forces generated by a massive industrial fan. Predictably, as he runs in front of its blade, he goes flying with absolutely zero control of where and how he lands.

Travis Pastrana x Evel Knievel

Travis Pastrana x Evel Knievel

On July 8, 2018, motorcycle master Travis Pastrana successfully recreated three stunts originally performed by the late Evel Knievel, first jumping over 52 crushed cars, then 16 Greyhound buses, and finally the Caesar’s Palace fountains, which eluded the late daredevil.

TactiCOOL Reloads

TactiCOOL Reloads

Freddie Wong goes up against the guys from Corridor in this action short about a pair of FBI agents who do their darnedest to impress a woman with their handgun handling skills. It’s shallow and silly, but entertaining nonetheless.

Full-body Burn Record

Full-body Burn Record

32 stunt performers put on an incredible show of courage, as each of them donned a firesuit, slathered on fire gel, and were lit ablaze to set a new Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous full-body burns. Each person had to remain on fire for at least 30 seconds.

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Johnny Knoxville’s Injuries

Johnny Knoxville’s Injuries

Actor and backyard daredevil Johnny Knoxville has subjected himself to all manner of torture in the name of entertainment. In this clip from Vanity Fair, the Jackass and Bad Grandpa star breaks down the rich history of his numerous injuries. That Butterbean bit still hurts.

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

…and not just any plane. The Boeing 787-9 is a passenger airplane mostly made of carbon laminate, but it still weighs over 280,000 lb. The Tesla Model X P100D managed to tow the beast, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. Cue “yo mama” jokes.

The Deepest Lotus

The Deepest Lotus

There’s just something so peaceful about this video of champion freediver Stig Pryds, as he put his body into the lotus position, held his breath, then sank to the bottom of NEMO33 – a 33-meter (~108-foot) deep swimming pool.

Pulling a Real Car with Toy Cars

Pulling a Real Car with Toy Cars

It’s a simple matter of physics that with enough horsepower and torque, you could move any 4-wheeled vehicle along pavement. In this case, YouTuber MrBeast decided to see how many off-the-shelf R/C toy cars it would take to pull a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Cut to the chase at 6:36.

Fabiolous Escape 2

Fabiolous Escape 2

Austrian trial and mountain bike athlete Fabio Wibmer’s latest clip features a variety of thrilling stunts as he jumps from a helicopter, zooms down a snowy mountainside, jumps over rooftops, and gives the ski police the chase of their lifetimes.

Video Game Stunt Tribute

Video Game Stunt Tribute

A group of stunt actors perform a series of routines in the fighting styles of five video game series, Assassin’s Creed, Metal Gear, Witcher, Uncharted, and our personal fave, God of War. The sound design is a little over the top, but the fight choreography is spot on. (Thanks Micah!)

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