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Old 03-14-07, 07:34 PM
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The 10 Greatest Movie Gun Fights w/video evidence....

10. The Boondock Saints (overrated)
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9. Tombstone
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8. Glory
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7. The Wild Bunch
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6. The Matrix
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5. Saving Private Ryan
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4. Heat (should be #1)
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3. Desperado
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2. Hard Boiled (GREAT flick)
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1. Scarface (even MORE overrated than The Boondock Saints)
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Eh don't agree, but somebody took the time to post YouTube links so good for them
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Heat should be on any top 10 list simply because it is one of the few spectacular movie gunfights that doesn't wander too far away from realism.

Nothing from John Woo deserves to be on any list, IMHO.
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The greatest movie gunfight is the end scene of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Hands down. It's a masterpice, in editing, cinematography, musical score, acting, and so much more.
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Heat should be #1
Scarface should be nowhere near the top 10

Heat should be on any top 10 list simply because it is one of the few spectacular movie gunfights that doesn't wander too far away from realism.
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Originally Posted by E. Honda
The greatest movie gunfight is the end scene of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Hands down. It's a masterpice, in editing, cinematography, musical score, acting, and so much more.
I don't think that scene is substantial enough to be qualified as a 'gun fight' beside Leone was more concerned about before and after violence of gunplay.

L.A. Confidential, Leon, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Terminator 1 & 2 should be up among top 10s.
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The gunfight is at about 8 minutes in, but the setup is good. I've loved this since I was a kid.

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Boondock Saints? That makes this list null & void...
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No Open Range?
No Equilibrium?
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
No Open Range?
No Equilibrium?
Equilibrium belongs on the same list as The Matrix and Boondock Saints.
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Another vote for Heat at #1. That just felt so real.
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I second Open Range and toss in Way of the Gun (the slow chase gunfight and the finale).

Scarface? Was that even an actual gunfight? More like random spraying of bullets!
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All of them are great action sequences without a doubt, but some of these aren't really considered "gun fights."
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put me down for open range too. it should definitely be on the list of top 10 gun fights.

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No love for The Untouchables?

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Originally Posted by SmackDaddy
I second Open Range and toss in Way of the Gun (the slow chase gunfight and the finale).

Scarface? Was that even an actual gunfight? More like random spraying of bullets!
Haven't seen Open Range. Guess I'll have to now as I agree with the rest of your post 100%.
The Way of the Gun has my favorite gunplay in a movie that I've ever seen. An insanely underrated movie.

-Oh wait. I Netflixed Open Range and I have seen it.
Spoiler:
Gun to the face was nice.

The Way of the Gun still reigns as my favorite.

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SPR is a war movie, it's a different genre and a different type of scene, not sure why it's on the list.

Other to consider:

Kitchen scene in La Femme Nikita
First assault on alien lair in Aliens or the command center raid scene
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
SPR is a war movie, it's a different genre and a different type of scene, not sure why it's on the list.
I agree, that shouldn't be there. I'd bump that one and put "Open Range" in its place.
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Equilibrium belongs on the same list as The Matrix and Boondock Saints.
I place Equilibrium and Matrix on my list for being inventive, stylistic. I dunno about that Hard Boiled scene. I like the garage scene better.

For realism, I have to put Open Range up there (along with Unforgiven's ending scene between Will Munny and Little Bill).

Most of the ones I liked are due to style and camera work, not necesssarily for realism.

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Originally Posted by Apone
I don't think that scene is substantial enough to be qualified as a 'gun fight' beside Leone was more concerned about before and after violence of gunplay.
That's exactly why the scene from "Good, Bad, Ugly" is one of the greatest. Leone paid attention to everything. The build-up, the tension, the great close-ups, the music, the aftermath. Like reality, the gunplay itself is very fast. But Leone captured the intensity of the moment leading up to the actual shooting, and what must've been going through the minds of the characters. Gun fights are about more than just shooting, and Leone nails it. I'll take that over a "hail of bullets" scene anyday.
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add my vote for Heat, also Bad Boys 2 is a guilty pleasure. I'm not sure if this counts but Black Hawk Down.
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The only one that should be at #1 is The Wild Bunch. John Woo should be on every top ten list...especially the end of A Better Tomorrow 2.
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I agree John Woo's movies all have spectacular gun fights. Why would you say his work doesn't deserve to be on the list?
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Scarface doesn't really earn this place on this list...
The end gunfight at the train station in Carlito's Way is way better IMO (The film is better as well IMO)
Also you really gotta give it up for John Woo and his work in Hard Boiled, The Killer and Face/Off
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I second the end of A Better Tomorrow II. That shootout is an insane-o-rama. Drexl's watching it in True Romance when Samuel L. Jackson comes to his motel room. The reason why I wanted to see those movies too.

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