Of late, the new movie called Hanna uses Escrima. In fact, although Escrima is only used briefly, you can clearly see that some of the main knife techniques which we use in Escrima are used as well as a basic double stick drill, i do not recall double stick drill training used in movies before.
Perhaps one of our favourite movies of recent times which demonstrate the effectiveness of Escrima / Kali was the movie Taken with Liam Neeson. This movie clearly used many techniques which were lifted straight from the Escrima handbook. The scenes demonstrated the effectiveness of the system and was one of the view films to show instant kill moves in a realistic manner.
More to come......