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Best gun movies?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Member

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    What is considered to be some of the best, most accurate gun movies? I am referring to any good gun movies made in the past 10-15 years. Say 1980s and newer.

    I am trying to expand my DVD collection a bit.....
     
  2. Mike Irwin

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    L.A. Confidential

    Heat

    Cross of Iron


    I bought L.A. Confidential on Friday. I'd seen it about half a dozen times on TV. It's so much better on DVD it's not even funny.

    Don't know if you can get Cross of Iron on DVD or not.
     
  3. NewShooter78

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    The Band of Brother's DVD set, but its more than just a "gun" movie
     
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    I don’t know if this fits your criteria but I just finished Jeremiah Johnson. Haven’t seen it in years. Not allot of guns but those were real men.
     
  5. Schuey2002

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    Heat ! Oh, yeah!

    Plus, Boondock Saints.. :D
     
  6. Mike Irwin

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    What the heck is Boondock Saints about?

    It was on the "reduced price" (9.99, IIRC) rack at Target.

    I just wasn't sure whether to get it or not, and from the jacket writeup, it won 782 Oscars and has been unanimously voted the greatest movie of all time... :rolleyes:
     
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    Best gun movies

    are allways going to be westerns or war movies. Westerns are my favorites.

    The Wild Bunch

    Liberty Valance

    The Shootist

    Valdez is Comming

    Lonesome Dove

    Last Train From Gun Hill

    Any movie with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Ben Johnson, Burt Lancaster or Lee Marvin.

    Any movie directed by Sam Peckenpah.:D
     
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    Bowling for Columbine??















    :rolleyes:
     
  9. doseyclwn

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    I liked "Vampires" (w/James Woods)

    And who can forget "Zardoz"

    "The gun is good. The penis is evil!!!"
     
  10. BamBam-31

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    Buy the Boondock Saints, Mike. You won't regret it.

    It's kind of a spoof on superheroes. These two Irish brothers become vigilantes that go out and kill bad guys. Dark humor, but immensely enjoyable. One of my favorite movies, period.

    Can't wait til Pt. II comes out!!
     
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    ECK VS SEVER, LUCY LIU is hot.:D
     
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    Is that movie really any good? It looked silly and stupid, which is why I didn't see it.
     
  13. Rebel Gunman HK

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    The way of the Gun was pretty cool, realistic reloads and stuff.
    Blackhawk Down & Saving Private Ryan were great!
    Shot through the Heart was interesting.
    Sniper sucks!
    Army of Darkness is the Best!:evil:
     
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    HEAT is probably the best all time gun movie, followed by the cartoon Cowboy Bebop!
     
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    Actually, I laugh my fundament off every time I watch City Heat, with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. The shootout in the garage, where they alternate drawing guns with longer and longer barrels? Priceless. :D

    I really dislike Steven Seagal, but his movies often have very authentic use of 1911s.
     
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    ECK VS SEVER: A lot of cool guns, but the movie is terrible. Really terrible.
     
  17. Gary H

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    "The Professional", uncut version: At least he cleans his guns. Once called the "mark", "the client"... That is a bad mistake

    "The Unforgiven"

    "Blackhawk Down" was realistic

    worst... "Matrix" .. the gun was shooting unfired ammunition through the air in slow motion.

    Hey... I'm a "Senior" .. party time.
     
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    One word: Microsoft ;)
     
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    Ghost Dog.
     
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    Quigley Down Under
     
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    ...I'm going to bend the rules and go back a bit further.....Gary Cooper in "Sargeant York"......any marksman will appreciate that film.
     
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    Taxi Driver, the Evil Dead series even though they are funny, Dawn of the Dead, Enemy at the Gates (Minus the love story), Lock,Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels, and Snatch.
     
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    Romeo is Bleeding - Lena Olin
    The Replacement Killers - Chow Yun Fat
    Hard Boiled - Chow Yun Fat
    The Killer - Chow Yun Fat
    Full Contact - Chow Yun Fat/Simon Yam
    Killer's Romance - Simon Yam
    Time and Tide - director Tsui Hark
    A Better Tomorrow - Chow Yun Fat
    A Better Tomorrow II - Chow Yun Fat
    A Better Tomorrow III - Chow Yun Fat
    Face Off - Travolta/Cage
    Goodfellas - Ray Liotta
    Along Came a Spider - Morgan Freeman
    Shanghi Grand - Leslie Cheung/Andy Lau
    The Mission - Simon Yam
    Full Time Killer - Simon Yam/Andy Lau
    My Father is a Hero (aka Letter to Papa) Jet Li/Anita Mui
    Heroic Trio (some guns but great action) Michelle Yeoh/Anita Mui
    As Tears Go By - Andy Lau/Jacky Cheung
    Chungking Express - Brigitte Lin

    Basically anything from Hong Kong. You get the picture, yes?

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  24. Mastrogiacomo

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    Wooops!! Don't forget about Gena Rowland's taking on the mob in GLORIA. Don't go for the remake garbage with Sharon Stone, get the original. Gena rocks!!:D :D :D
     
  25. Amegatek

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    Condition 3?

    Not to hijack the thread, but I was wondering if anyone else ever noticed this in TV "cop" shows. I was watching a rerun of the X-Files the other day, and Scully is at home working on her computer. She hears a strange noise elsewhere in her house, and gets up to investigate. She grabs her service pistol (for those who don't know, she is an FBI agent) and the first thing she does is rack the slide. That brings to mind three possibilities: A. She unloaded weapon when she arrived home (lived alone at that point in the series) B. She carried all day on duty Condition 3!?! :eek: or C. It just looks cooler to have her rack the slide. I have also noticed this in other "cop" shows as well. Any Thoughts?

    On the original topic I liked The Jackal. Haven't seen it in awhile though so don't remember how realistic it was.
     
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