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Best Firearm Movies

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Anmut, Apr 1, 2013.

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  1. Anmut

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    At home today nursing an infected leg from an operation and Netflix had dropped off Enemy At The Gates for me to watch - a great flick featuring everyone's favorite surplus rifle, the Mosin Nagant.

    Got me thinking - what are other great movies for us, the people of the gun?
     
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    Defiance, Public Enemies, Saving Private Ryan.
     
  3. blaisenguns

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    These are all a bit dark, but "The American" features some awesome gunsmithing scenes, "Death Sentence", and "The Punisher" (2004) have some nice hardware.
     
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    How about WayOfTheGun. 1911/shotguns/old man snubbies...
     
  5. Torian

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    HEAT has one of the best shootouts I've seen in any movie to date. You can tell the guys spent a lot of time training for it prior to getting it filmed (Pacino, DeNiro, Kilmer):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrioYLx-7Cs

    Another is a foreign movie, probably not as well known, is "The Man From Nowhere". Great shoot out that ends in a knife fight to rival all others:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY7Wxb09oGU

    Here's the training they did to prep for the shootout in HEAT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW0yebyGk-8
     
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    Way of the gun, I always liked, it's a classic gun movie. , "fast five" was also pretty cool, along with zero dark 30.
     
  7. Anmut

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    HEAT - excellent shoot out in the streets!

    Black Hawk Down is another movie with great firefight scenes.
     
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    "Enemy At The Gates"

    'Cause it has that kewl left-handed Mosin PU Sniper Rifle. :banghead:

    And one of the Sherlock Holmes movies has a 1888 Commission rifle in it.
     
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    Winchester 73 with James Stewart.

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    Not that I have ever chosen a movie based on it containing a specific firearm....

    But if you wanted to, you can to to http://www.imfdb.org and search on the weapon of choice and get a list of movies it appears in and often which actor/character used it.
     
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    Gods and Generals
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    Winchester 73
    The Magnificent 7
    The Great Escape
     
  12. blaisenguns

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    +1 on the great escape. A few more, "Death Hunt", "Quigley Down Under", "The Mummy" (1999), "Lord of War" and "The Ghost and The Darkness"
     
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    Sorry, folks, but nothing comes close to Open Range.
     
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    'Last Man Standing' with Bruce Willis is the best 1911 movie of all time!

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    Johnny Dollar's recommendations are all good and will keep you busy for quite a while. I'll add Shane and The Narrow Margin. Other good ones (don't remember if Johnny mentioned them) are True Grit and Rio Bravo (both with John Wayne). For shooting, Unforgiven is good.
     
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    Quigley Down Under
     
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales
     
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    +1 for Outlaw Josey Wales(my all-time favorite western). Kelley's Hero's was on this weekend. my 8yr old and i watched it. love those Tommy's.
     
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    Wow, Johnny Dollar sure knows movies! :)
     
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    The Shooter...

    There have already been some great recommendations but for me the movie called Shooter with Mark Wahlberg is by far one of the best sniper/gun related movies I have seen.
     
  22. DeepSouth

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    Really this far and no "Lord of War"
    Come on!!



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    Missed it, post 12.
    Lol


    BTY: if you guys like shooter the movie, you should read the book. It's MUCH better than the movie.
     
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    I always liked the final shootout in "Rolling Thunder" 1977, I think...
     
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    @ johnny dollar

    Cat Balleu = NOT,jane the turd fonda is not on ANY must see list for any patriotic American.

    Sorry but even with Lee Marvin [ great actor & war hero ] its a no go for me.

    OTHERWISE your on the mark with very few missing,and those were pointed out by all the rest here.

    I love ANY western where they do not wear the 'hollywood version' of a "cowboy"/gunfighter holster.

    The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly - loved it as well as The Outlaw Josey Wales !!!!!!!!!.
     
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    +1 To Shooter! The book was awesome as well!
     
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