Greatest Gun Movie Ever. Let's Get One Thing Straight Right Here and Now.

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  1. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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    OK, of course there have been lots of threads on best gun movies, and everyone has their own opinions, and 5 or 10 or 15 of the usual suspects are always in pretty much everyone's top 20 list.

    Shooting USA TV show even did a segment on the top ten gun movies ever, based on a poll from AR15.com, with these results:

    http://www.shootingusa.com/STORE/TOP_10_GUNFIGHTS/top_10_gunfights.html

    (click forward page by page to count up to number 1, from the right hand side there).

    But let's not kid ourselves here... There's nothing, but nothing, but NOTHING, that can top the quantity of shooting, quality of shooting, realism of shooting, war, and the good and bad of gunfights than that depicted in the true story of


    BLACKHAWK DOWN

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265086/


    Now sure, it made #2 on the arf.com / shooting usa list, and there's no reason why Heat or any other movie cannot be your #1 gun movie, for one reason or another. But it's not because there's more gunfights, better gunfights, or more realistic gunfights.

    Blackhawk Down is incredibly heartwrenching because it's true and so realistic, to see what happened to our boys over there in Somalia, but it's also just the baddest shoot em up movie ever made, bar none - Deal with it! :)

    P.S. We Were Soldiers is #2, Saving Private Ryan #3. :p Sorry, but the non-war gunfighting movies (westerns, Heat, etc.) just cannot even begin to compare to the gunfighting scenes in these modern war movies.
     
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    Shooter or Saving Private Ryan


    and while not a movie, the new HBO series The Pacific is pretty solid on guns as well
     
  3. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    NO, no, no! This is not a "favorite gun movie" thread, pikid! :p

    This is an "acknowledge BHD as the best, and worship it, or admit you don't know what you're talking about" thread! :p :D Shooter is awesome and so is SPR, but they cannot begin to hang with BHD, which is basically one giant gunfight from beginning to end. Nothing can - that's the point. As good as WWS or SPR or BOB are, BHD is twice as good as any of these in terms of just the gunfights themselves. Have you see BHD?
     
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  4. EddieNFL

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    No specific order:

    Band of Brothers
    Blackhawk Down
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Longest Day
    Shooter
    We Were Soldiers
    Sands of Iwo Jima

    Many others.
     
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    Winslow, why do you like a movie where the bad guys win start to finish? You must be on pins and needles waiting for Hollywood to make Operation Eagle Claw. :neener:
     
  6. Klusterbuck

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    I want to know why it is that I cannot walk into wally world and pick up a copy of BHD? They just look at you funny when you ask for it....
     
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    There are some other movies that are right there for realistic gunfight action:

    We Were Soldiers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Band of Brothers
     
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    Wow, I have some catching up to do. Blackhawk Down was the only movie out of the ten that I've seen...
     
  9. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    The High Road still prefers discussing the real-life use of firearms over movies. If you want to debate the results of an AR15.com poll, perhaps you should start this thread over there.
     
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