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You’ve been stuck at home for weeks now. If you have kids, well, that hasn’t made it any easier. They’re starting to go stir crazy and how many times can you possibly watch ‘Frozen’ or ‘Cars’ or some other “family friendly flick” again without having a cerebrovascular incident?

At some point you have to get your mind off of things. Put them to bed tonight and leave behind all of the talk of masks, ventilators, chloroquine and viral doses for a while and lose yourself in a good movie.

If you’re a guy guy (or girl…we know you’re out there, too) why not make it an entertaining, escapist shoot-em-up with some good gunny action?

Here are our picks for the 10 best movies to satisfy the gun guy in you to burn a couple of hours in quarantine.

Collateral

Six billion people on the planet and he’s getting bent out of shape because of one fat guy?

Dirty Harry

Ah, the classics. Any movie that so prominently features a Smith & Wesson Model 29 is worth your time, no matter how dated it may seem now.

Enemy at the Gates

Russians and Germans killing each other. What else do you need to know?

Full Metal Jacket

Kubrick. Gunny. Mickey Mouse. ‘Nuff said.

Jack Reacher

How many wish that they were born knowing what they know now? Ask yourself how many would do things the same way over again? And how many would live their lives like him?

John Wick

OK, I skip through the part where they kill his dog. There are some things I just don’t want to see.

The Matrix

Guns. Lots of guns.

No Country for Old Men

The point is there ain’t no point.

Skyfall

The best Bond movie of all time. Best cast. Best story. Best director.

Taken

A very particular set of skills. Skills that involve plenty of guns.

Don’t like our list? Think we missed one? What’s on yours?

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  1. Skyfall is the best bond movie of all time??????

    in a simply one syllable world that can not be contested by any bond enthusiast….

    …NO.

    PS: I can only assume you put that line it to start the flames

    • Yea, I have to agree.

      The two films I’d say are neck-and-neck for the “Best Bond Film” are Goldfinger and From Russia With Love.

      • LOL I love how easy it is to tell someone’s a FOWG when they claim any of the Bond films prior to the modern era are ‘best.’ Guess the slow march of time has left you behind old-timer.

        • I love how easy it is to tell when some one is a classless asshole. You just speak right up and declare yourself.

        • The Daniel Craig bond films are by far the best of them all. They should just keep him forever.

          And I agree… pretty easy to tell someone’s age when they mention old films like that as being the best. I was a teen during the pierce brosnan era of films, which IMHO, are by far the worst. But it’s nice to see the recent films paying homage to the OG villains. I’ve watched most of them, including the old ones, and it’s just hard to watch old “action” movies now days because so many recent films do such a great job of it.

          That said, John Wick is not one of them. I loved those movies, right up until they shot suppressed weapons in the middle of a crowded train station and no one flinched. I applaud Keanu for his training, and the overall action of the movies, but they fucked up and they are getting worse.

        • Yea, I can always spot children who think they “know a lot” about guns from comments like these.

          The question was asked “best quarantine movies for gun guys.” From that perspective, the early Bond films are the best, because they have the least amount of utterly unrealistic gun BS.

          Since all you children are fawning over Skyfall, allow me to give you an education, Junior.

          In Skyfall, Bond is given a “Walther PPK/S” by Q. Here, I found the scene for you::

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Uy9jPxxwI

          “Walther PPK/S, 9mm short.”

          Pay attention here, Junior, I’m about to give you an education. The Gun Control Act of 1968 here in the US implemented a “point” system for the importation of handguns. This was done by revising Title 18 U.S.C. §925(d)(3) to include a set “sporting use” criteria, which included weight, size and number of rounds in a magazine. The BATF created Form 4590, on which an importer is supposed to evaluate handguns according to criteria of “…dimensions, material used in construction, weight, caliber, safety features, and miscellaneous equipment” and add up the points.

          Guns that didn’t have the minimum required number of points could not be imported. The Walther PPK (which was a smaller version of the original Walther PP) failed to make the import criteria by about an ounce of weight and one round of magazine capacity.

          So Walther created the PPK/S for the American market by adding some weight and lengthening the grip a little bit to add one round, and then.Walther added the “/S” presumably to mean “sporting” version. In the 1970’s, Walther licensed the production of the PPK/S to American companies. In 2012, Walther took control of PPK/S production here in the US, with their production facility in Arkansas.

          Here’s where Skyfall immediately failed the “gun guy” test: Why would MI-6, an agency who can use any gun they so choose without regard to regulatory, import a pistol from the US, that was a version of a pistol easily available in Europe, that was created solely for regulatory compliance with US laws?

          Immediate fail. If they had left off the “S” on the model designation, they could have gotten away with it.

          Later, in Skyfall, Bond uses a double rifle chambered in what appears to me to be .500 Nitro, and he exhibits as little recoil as if he were shooting a .223 (which has you children endlessly comparing muzzle brakes and compensators here at TTAG “to reduce recoil.”) Another huge fail. And that’s before he just tosses aside his father’s double rifle that is worth probably well north of $50K.

          By comparison, the first two or three Bond flicks contain the least amount of Hollywood “gun BS” of all of them. From a gun guy’s perspective, they’re far better films, simply because they don’t try to make guns into magic.

          There, Junior. Now you’ve learned something about guns.

        • Well said! Amen. These youngsters need them some edjamacation! Speaking as an NRA Instructor for the last 32 years, a former infantry officer and a retired high school educator, I really appreciated that answer!

        • oh, and you clearly have too much time on your hands. Even for quarantine, that is some autistic level shit that nobody gives a fuck about.

        • S Fish…

          He just gave you a very lengthy and intellectual explanation of why the newer James Bond film falls flat, and you only read his first line. DG is a very respected commenter here and when he takes the time to comment if you read it you’ll likely learn something.

        • FOWG here, born in the ’50s. I’ve seen every Bond film more than once, and, while I agree DC is a fantastic Bond – he’s brought a physicality to the role that is unmatched by all the others – Casino Royale. Period.

        • The best two Bond film in the canon are, without a doubt, Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.

          How old am I?

        • Yes!

          The underwater fight scene is great…those stunt people earned their pay.

          I wanted an autogyro like Little Nellie for years after I saw the movie.

      • remember parking right in front of the depository…..humming that tune….and waiting to see long it would take for the guard to put down his paper and coffee and actually notice me…[about ten minutes, actually…before the camera turned in my direction]……

      • Saying he was afraid of guns and “I hate handguns.” was brilliant marketing for a Bond movie. Way to give a hardy FU to the studio and the Bond fans. What an F-Wit.

        • Roger Moore would shake and cry when he had to hold a gun. He had to be sedated. And he actually served in the military. Daniel Craig is a liberal twit. Last good one was Dalton.

        • Craig literally does not know how to drive a car, either. He didn’t (and may still not, afaik) even have a license. Srsly.

      • It’s not just the technical aspects of Skyfall that make it a better Bond film. Daniel Craig is a very good actor and he works the Bond mystique well. But, Skyfall’s Bond is the most psychologically complex. He has a complete set of emotions that are lacking in prior Bonds.

        Hey, was the movie “Red” ever considered for this list?

        • Are we talking about RED, with Bruce Willis and Brian Cox, or Red, with Brian Cox and Tom Sizemore? Both excellent movies in their own way, but, well, if fictional dog murder really bothers you, maybe skip the latter.

          I’d also like to nominate Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. The plot literally revolves around a pair of bespoke British shotguns. Snatch has the spectacular Desert Eagle monologue, and bigger stars, but I do think the earlier movie is superior (plus more gun oriented. Who cares about a stupid diamond?)

        • Being a OFWG I think “SkyFall” is outstanding.

          Not a fan of Roger Moore but did like Dalton’s take on the Bond Character

    • Casino Royal is easily the best Daniel Craig Bond film. Can’t argue with Goldfinger or From Russia with Love and that tricky AR-7.

      • Agreed. Skyfall isn’t even Daniel Craig’s best. Russia with Love is my favorite (and yes, gotta love the AR-7).
        That said Dalton played my favorite Bond =/ wish he made more.

    • You are right. Craig is perfect to act in a Bond movie. If he portrayed a Russian villain. He kills all new Bond flicks for me. I know he is closer to the book’s scarred, rough around the edges character, but the movie Bond was forever changed by Connery.

      • The original Taken is definitely a good movie and deserves a spot on a list somewhere. Just not my personal Top Ten list.

      • Taken (spoiler alert) belongs on the list just for the scene where he finally reaches his daughter in the clutches of the bad guy. That scene is a cliche that has appeared in hundreds of movies and tv episodes. Over and over again you are presented with a hero who can shoot the wings off a fly, but when the bad guy says drop the gun, he gives up. In Taken, he blows the guy’s brains out. People in the theater practically stood up and cheered.

    • “Die Hard”?…good gun movie…stupid radio movie…CB’s?….give me a break!….at least they got it right in the second one….

    • Oh wow. I can’t believe I forgot Quigley and Open Range. Yes, good additions to the list. Open Range is my #1 favorite “western”, with Pale Rider being a very close second.

      Now that you’ve brought up the westerns, 3:10 to Yuma is good, too.

        • Tom Selleck BEST Rifle movie EVER, BEST Irony Quote . Had to be an Early USMC Sniper.

          ” Never said I couln’t use one. Just didn’t have any use for one”

        • Jake originally came from the USS Pittsburgh…[flagship]…not a very desirable posting at the time if the book was to be believed…..”I’d rather have my sister in a whorehouse than be on the Pittsburgh”…that line didn’t make it into the movie…..

    • The only bad thing about Open Range was you never got a close look at that 16 chamber Peacemaker Kevin Costner had.

    • Magnificent Seven as well as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly also have to be on the list to represent the Western genre.

  2. What about the best Christmas movie series Die Hard,. It also introduced the Leftards to the ceramic Glock 7,that costs more than Carmine makes in a month.

      • Thanks,some Leftard may read it and have not Benn around at the time for the Goof and believe it, and we don’t want to go thru that again.
        A perfect example would be Hank Tippy Johnson,Guam will tip over,they are so gullible.

  3. Lord of the Rings. Swords are arms too, but not necessarily guns.

    John Wick is a great pick. Im probably going to watch Gran Torino and Tombstone this weekend. Proabably Kill Bill.

    If anyone hasn’t seen it 6 Underground has some really good gun play.

  4. Sadly, I watched “Collateral” because of commentary on the robbery scene. That was the only scene that I liked (and the best part is less than 1 minute).

    • While I wouldn’t go so far as to throw the term dumbass I to the mix… With that out of the way. Heat should be on the list and in the top 3. It’s pretty awesome and the shootout after the bank robbery is epic. I will also echo what others have stated about Quigley down under. That’s a pretty good movie if you like sharps rifles and the like.

  5. Some others, not all great, but decent for fellow gun guys:

    – Aliens
    – Deep Rising
    – Triple Frontier
    – Sicario (and the sequel)
    – Hardcore Henry
    – Raid Redemption

  6. How about the “Death Wish” series with Charles Bronson. I believe their were five of them. Plus, the newer one that has Bruce Willis in it.

    • Definitely Death Wish with Willis. Great action and gun play, plus a pro gun message. Big time winner.

    • I think the original Death Wish is best and most important. The issues it delves into are still relevant today. The series gets 80s action cartoony afterwards. The remake is ok. Doesn’t have the power as the original in my opinion. Plus, too many flights from reality to overlook like being able to walk into a gun store and buy a full auto. WTF? The original revolves around a .32 revolver. That’s it.
      An aside, Dirty Harry is one of my all time fav movies, but since my lifetime hero Clint endorsed Bloomberg. I’ve been avoiding his.movies.

      • Yes, I’m with you as far as Eastwood goes. Plus, buying a full auto in an Illinois gun store. Ain’t going to happen.

  7. Try “Wrong Turn At Tahoe.” “Kiss Of The Dragon.” “Assassination Games.” “The Brave One.” “Once Upon A Time In The West.” “The Matrix.” etc.

    • they deliberately set those depth charges off too close to the ship just for effect…very dangerous…

  8. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man- not a great movie, but some great imagery and dialog.

    -You know, that gun costs about two dollars every time you fire it. That’s two bucks a bullet.
    -Well how many’d I hit?
    -You spent twelve dollars and didn’t hit a [email protected] thing. I nailed one and it cost about four and a quarter.

    • I love that movie. It’s a great commedy and the bulletproof AUG squad is so cool. And it had a helicopter shooting up high rise building with a minigun before Matrix!

      • The best part of Lone Survivor was the initial fire fight, watching the ACOG reticle settle on a target, hearing the quiet CHUFF as the suppressed M4 goes off and watching the blood splatter, then move to the next target…

  9. Is a “a guy guy” a dude who likes other dudes, and a “guy guy (or girl…we know you’re out there, too)” a guy who likes girls?

    • “The Long Riders”…for all of the real brothers in the cast…and how many times was Cole Younger hit?…and survived!…tough son of a gun…shows you what can happen when a town full of gun owners gets pissed-off…..

    • The Quick and the Dead..
      There’s two of them.
      The one with Sam Elliot is definitely the better of the two. Not quite as much gun play, but a much more realistic scenario from the get-go.
      “Why is it that the man who begs for mercy never gives it?”

  10. Henry Fonda is awesome as a bad man in “Once upon a time in the West”. Notice how they even darken his eyebrows to give him a meaner look? I have a large western movie collection that’s still building. If they arent wearing cowboy hats and riding horses or mountain men pulling mules? Then I struggle with modern action movies, but can tolerate some.
    I’m always looking for that Henry or Yellow Boy rifle, Sharps, pistols and what have you to see if they got the movie guns period correct. I’m a stickler for details. I can handle some old war movies, if they are accurate and the acting is solid, a good story line. No pretty boys for me. Love documentaries and quality martial arts films that are reality based, no floating in the clouds BS for me unless its Chris Farley, lmao. Any new stuff that’s computer generated BS I just have a hard time swallowing. I did enjoy Leonardo DiCaprio in the Revenant was alright. The bear won the “Oscar” though.. lol
    I’m going to do some trivia games too. If we could congregate? We would sip some Wild Turkey and play poker for “coins” like we used to. Ph, a great rodeo movie on an actual true story title “Lane Frost” starring Luke Perry is really good, he really impressed me on that movie, RIP Lane and Luke.
    Have fun fellas!

    • “How can you trust a man who wears both belt and suspenders? The man can’t even trust his own pants!”

      Great movie!

    • Mojo if you don’t mind subtitles ”The Dawns here are Quiet might be right up tour alley.” My ex was Russian and introduced me to this. Russian filming tends to use less hollywood pretty boy and more.”real” looking actors and actresses.

      For everyone else I wouldnt say these are better than anything else on this list but
      Unforgiven
      Flags of our Fathers
      The assination of Jesse james………
      and ill not defend them as great movies but because they came out when I was teen I’ll always be fond of
      young guns
      point break

      • Just caught this, thanks.
        Actually, I have have subtitles on any movie that has them due to my loss of hearing. So, subtitles are A O K with me. I like some French films too. Have you heard of the series Red, White and Blue? All by the same director. Great movies and I have other foreign films too. Thanks for the recommendations my friend!

        • Just so you know, they came out in order of, and should be viewed as, Red Blue and White.

          The Real Kurt

        • Thanks Kurt.
          That’s right, it’s been so long since I watched them that I forgot, old man, lol. My favorite is the female violinist.
          Blue is more sad though..
          Both female actresses made movies in the USA too, later on. Both are Julie and Julia, if I remember correctly?

  11. Big Jake – okay the “Bergman” was a little much but the rest of the guns were pretty good. “Martha, you brought my Greeners!”
    The Outlaw Josie Wales – carry enough cap and ball Colts and you never need to reload.
    The Rough Riders – “The Spanish Hornet in 7mm Mauser. Those Germans make a fine weapon.” However the left hand Krags were hard to believe.
    The Wind and the Lion – great adventure story that has no relationship to reality. Watch the first scene where the Englishman goes five for five with his snubby.

  12. Tombstone should be there and maybe even Tremors before Collateral, in MHO that movie was not good, and I’m being nice…

        • I like BOTH the Red Dawn movies. For different reasons. I forgot Saving Private Ryan on my own list, but definitely belongs. I also liked The Meg. Not so much for the gun stuff.

      • when you realize you’ve run out of ash films, run through all the ash versus evil dead stuff.
        and see bruce in bubba ho- tep.

        • Bubba ho rep and Army of darkness made me an instant fan of Campbell. If it’s not far out? He turns it down.. That Tommy Lee Jones has been in some goods films too. He’s a balls to the wall actor. He gives his best and demands that from his co stars as well.

  13. Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis has great action. And The Patriot with Mel Gibson is one of the best movies ever made. Jason Isaacs was a fantastic bad guy. At the time my youngest daughter who was 8 loved it.

  14. I was lucky enough to record all of the Toshiro Mufumi samurai moves from TCM.

    All of the Clint Eastwood spahetti westerns.

    Quigley Down under. The rifle shooting was almost as fun to watch as Crazy Cora’s Cleavage.

    When the wife is away:

    The Wicked Lady with the I’m famous whip fight between Faye Dunniwa and Marina Sirtis.

    All of the Pam Grier and Sybil Danning movies.

    • Thumbs up!
      I forgot about those.
      I like that “Hell on Wheels” railroad movie series too. Also, “The dead mans Gun” That’s some good stuff there Maynard! John Ritter even got in on one of those. I miss that man. Him and Johnny Cash died within just a few days of each other and I got the news one early before sun up one morning while milking cows over the radio and I walked of the line and went out in the freezing cold and let a few years roll down and then went back to work.. A hard day for me.

  15. Frozen 2. Ohhh, you mean movies that WE get to pick… Hmmm, haven’t thought about that in a while… ummmm… Frozen 1?

      • Enjoy the days with your kiddos, guys. When they grow up and leave the nest, those days are gone forever and you’ll find yourself missing them. 🙂

        • You are so right I Has A Question. That time is so precious, they grow up so fast and time goes by even faster.

          Back to the matter at hand, I have Jeremiah Johnson in the DVD player and watch it at least once a month.

        • Oh yeah. Mine are teenagers. They don’t need me much anymore.

          One of the best things I ever did was get Looney Tunes in DVD when they were little. Now that’s done real violence. Anvil and all.

        • Bob,

          All mine are at least ten years older than yours, and I can tell you that it’s indeed true that they will come around and need you again when they reach their mid-20s, after the real world slaps them around a bit and they learn that you’re a bit wiser than they thought you were.

          Hang in there. They’re worth it. 🙂

        • a lot of that going around these days…we’re here… they’re there…..and contact is minimal..

        • was re- realizing that yesterday, as always. at first they seem to halt time. they grow to legal in twenty years. not surprisingly they are ten after the first decade and twenty after the second. that’s not alot of time.
          film, photos, audio recordings and journals/ scrapbooks help some.

  16. Lord of War. A great look at a grey market importer in the international arms industry. It doesn’t demonize guns, more the politics surrounding how arms make it from developed countries to third world nations.

    • It kinda does demonize guns. It suggests that without firearms the warring groups would just talk about their differences and then sit around and sing kumbaya.
      Rwandan genocide teaches us that where there is a will, there is a way, even if it means killing hundreds of thousands of people with farm tools.

    • I hope I never open my front door and see someone wearing an ATF hat standing on my front porch. But I really want the opportunity to say “I’m guessing this isn’t about the alcohol and tobacco.”

      • regulatory guys are ok…been in my house a couple of times…enforcement branch?…you never want to see those pricks….

        • The Wild Geese and Dogs of War. I always thought that the crazy pre-Street Sweeper weapon in Dogs of War was phony but IMDBPRO says it’s based on an actual weapon.

        • I remember what I wanted to post in response to that: with a name like Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives it really should be a convenience store rather than a police agency.

          I forgot before and just posted the names of movies. LOL My bad. Getting old and foggy.

  17. Taken, really, not after Liam Neeson came out so anti-gun, despite making millions off of breaking every gun law ever written!

    • “punchy” De Niro in Jackie Brown…”Shut up…I told you to shut up”….[probably every guys fantasy at one time or another]….

  18. I’d have to dump “Taken” simply because of vehemently anti-2A Liam Neeson starring in it. Making a ton of money shooting guns.

    Don’t know if I’d call “Skyfall” the best Bond movie ever but I do appreciate the different type of Bond that Craig has shown. Solid movie, for sure.

    And another shout-out for “The Enemy Below.” Great sub flick. Up there with “In Harm’s Way” on my list of favorite Navy movies.

    • Navy flicks?….try, “Away All Boats”…great action sequences as the kamikazies move in…and be sure to look for Clint Eastwood’s one-liner….almost as good as Jack Nicholson telling us why they dip the bullets in garlic in “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”…..

  19. The Outlaw Josey Wales – taking the Missouri boat ride. If only we could put a bunch of demotaters on that barge and set them adrift.

  20. Heat. The Wild Bunch. Quigly. Last stand at Sabre River. All 3 John Wick movies if for no other reason than sheer numbers and types of guns. Way of the Gun. Kelly’s Hero’s. band of Brothers.

    Star Wars gets an honorable mention. The first one. I liked picking the real guns out that were posing as space guns.

  21. Take all “Taken” movies and flush them please.

    Originally I liked Liam Neesson as an actor. But he came out as anti-gun and PARA USA had supplied his guns for Taken, so PARA announced they would no longer provide hardware to his films.

    I haven’t bothered with the guy since.

    Hard to beat Neo in The Matrix for “Guns, lots of guns”!!!

  22. The problem with this list is that 30% of it should be John Wick 1, 2 and 3,

    Bond movies were never gun guy movies. Moreover, Skyfall is to a real Bond movie what Rustler’s Rhapsody is to a real Western movie — a joke.

    • Connery was slick, smooth and suave…this latest Bond looks like a street punk…very believable in the action sequences, though…

  23. Last Man Standing is a 1911 fanboy’s dream. Stars Bruce Willis and perfectly directed by Walter Hill who has written and produced a ton of great action movies.

  24. One of my favorite old Western shoot-’em-ups is Valdez is Coming with Burt Lancaster. The long range shots with the Sharps are great.

    Vaquero – “What you got in that thing”.

    Valdez – “Something for rabbits”.

    Ooops, almost forgot the Outlaw Josey Wales!

    • Valdez is coming is the shit my friend. Burt was great at pulling the viewer into the characters he played. Especially “Law Man”. The ending teaches a virtue or natural law about who we are as people and about following our destinies. Greatness on screen, similar to The Shootist with John Wayne.

  25. Okay, just my two cents worth; “The Longest Day” ’cause we’ll probably all still be holed up until the anniversary of D-Day.

  26. Any movie with Tom Cruise is a no go from the start.
    The Prince (Bruce Willis plays a bad guy)
    Red
    Battle Los Angles
    Shoot ‘Em Up (fun watch)
    Olympus Has Fallen
    London Has Fallen

    • Agree about Tom Cruise. Have not spent a penny on his movies since I learned he is a cultist, channels millions into that evil cult.

      RED and RED2 are a heck of a lot of fun. “Retired Extremely Dangerous”, very cool idea. Works well for both the action-adventure shoot-em-up and the comedy!

    • maybe Tom “Can’t handle the truth”?….got his bell rung a time or two in All the Right Moves…those boys were hittin’ for real….

      • The ONLY Tom Cruise movie “All the right moves” that I could relate to and liked.
        That Craig ? coach fella is an excellent actor as well.

  27. Try THE FINAL OPTION, it’s an oldie but without a doubt better than half on this list, and I’d be willing to bet most have not seen. I do agree dump all the TOOKEN series and JOHN WICK 2&3.

  28. Edge of Tomorrow – a seriously underrated scifi/military movie. Good acting, plot, and plenty of guns. It’s great.
    Oblivion – Not quite as good as edge of tomorrow, but there are is a good plot and it’s worth watching. Guns, robots, and scifi.

  29. Day of The Jackal (the first one)
    Blade Runner
    Deadpool
    Live Die Repeat – Edge of Tomorrow
    Watchmen
    or for a bit of fun,
    O brother Where Art Thou
    Kung Fu Hustle
    And if anyone wants a good book try – World War Z (but skip the movie)

    • that’s a short list for the book. movie straight suk’d.
      kung fu mahjong, oddly enough, is even better. but the sequel to that is terrible.

    • Le Femme Nikita is one of the best (subtitled) movies I ever read! Watch “The Pacific” HBO series, and then read “A Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie.

      • In retrospect the original TV series on US was prescient of 21st Century transnational terrorism. The writers did a better job of anticipating the threat than the IC. Was it realistic? No, but who says it had to be.

        • That show did a lot with such a low budget. And the showruners went on to do a little -known show called “24”

  30. About Bond movies, would always watch a Connery version of any of them. Some are better than others, but all work for me.

    Was just plain disgusted with the Roger Moore version of Bond. All cartoon, even slap-stick antics. Bummed me out at the time because Moore was first rate as The Saint, way back when. But he said he viewed Bond as a cartoon and would play it that way, and it fit what the idiots who owned those stories wanted so it all went to hell.

    You know what? That used car salesman from Australia? Name of Lazenby? He did alright on his single go at it.

    The current Bond is very good on action sequences, can’t say I mind his work but still prefer the original.

    The other two guys that did some Bond films, liked them in other films they did but they weren’t really right as Bond.

    Personally, I blame the errors in the Bond films on broccoli.

    Vegetables should not be “producing” movies.

  31. Gettysburg. Like the book Killer Angels too much time spent on the internal conflict of the Confederate officer fearing facing his best friend across the line of battle. But the Little Round Top sequence is gold, and Sam Elliott is terrific as the un-sung hero of the whole affair Gen. Buford for recognizing what was coming and holding the high ground just long enough. Yes, I’m a Southern boy…but as a Free State of Jones native and Mississippi State Bulldog, well, I am perfectly good seeing anyone hauling a rebel flag around shot at.

    • ok…we got parts one and two…now when are they going to finish it?….Chamberlain’s story alone is worth telling…

    • “Pulp Fiction”?….we all know about those mysterious bullet holes that appear in the wall before the kid actually fires the gun…

      • “Pulp Fiction”?

        Bring out the Gimp.

        The Gimp’s sleeping.

        Well, best just get him up now, won’t ya?

        To this day, I wonder if a pawn shop I walk into will have a basement…

  32. Any of the 73 John Wayne movies I have. I know some are not “the best” but many are, and all are entertaining.

  33. Tom Selleck’s westerns and his Jesse Stone series. His remake of Monte Walsh best captured the spirit of the book. (If you’re a horse person, the book is worth reading.)

    If you can find them, re-runs of Miami Vice are worth watching although dated. (I’m old enough to prefer the cars in it over today’s models.) Just about everything Michael Mann did is worth watching. Last of the Mohicans is especially good. Its cinematography is fantastic.

    • Thanks for the memory jog.

      Definitely Mohicans this weekend on the big screen and surround sound.

    • Right on! Michael Mann is awesome and Don Johnson can really lay it down when hes given a bitch’n role to play. I remember how ecstatic Steve McQueen was when he got to work with Sam Peckinpah. These directors today could learn a lot just from those two alone!

    • The only problem I saw was that they compressed everything that could go wrong into one small section of beach.
      If you visit Omaha Beach, there is a small statue there with a list of the units that hit the beach. They were reserve and National Guard units, weekend warriors who did a hell of a job.
      Visit the D-Day Museum in Bedford, VA. Bedford had a National Guard unit activated that ended up on Omaha Beach. They lost 20 guys, making it the town with the highest per capata loss on D-Day.

      • Read Stephen Ambrose’s definitive account of D-Day and you will see that nothing was “compressed” in Saving Private Ryan. Everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong at Omaha Beach, and the movie is as close to a realistic depiction as anyone who wasn’t there is likely going to see. A few years ago my wife and I visited that somber place; every American needs to go there, in my opinion. Although much has changed, much has also been left as it was. We went swimming to try to imagine what it might have looked like to the men in boats, landing craft, supposedly floating tanks (most of which immediately sunk when driven off ramps of landing craft), and to all of those men just floating around in slicks of diesel fuel, sometimes burning, among all of their dead and dying comrades (and parts thereof), after managing to shed their guns and gear so that they would not drown, their destroyed transport craft not having made it anywhere nearly close enough to the actual beach.

        • That being said … eventually the German guns started to be silenced by troops who had acted in the face of certain death and yet somehow succeeded in getting to the heavily fortified pillboxes, heavy gun and artillery batteries, and eventually an exit off the beach was opened through the concerted efforts of troops who had been dropped behind the wall and, despite the massive clusterf#@k that was the parachute and glider drop preceding the seaborne invasion, somehow managed to pull together enough men and materiel to get the job done. Read Stephen Ambrose’s book. Visit Omaha Beach and all of the other incredible WWII sites and museums in Normandy; you will be changed by the experience, I guarantee it.

    • ….for the music alone…it was a big hit the first time around…you know,..back when we only had one channel!…

    • pretty good shootout at the end of “Cold Pursuit” though…these hollywood types tend to be part of the liberal herd……

  34. “The Killer” by John Woo.

    I expected to see The Expendables and the Rambo series and maybe Predator on this list somewhere.

  35. 1. The Replacement Killers (the original)
    2. Hannie Caulder 1971, the first female revenge film. Also a firearms training film set in the old west. Starring Raquel Welch and Robert Culp.
    3. The Guns of Navarone. One of the best action films from the 1960s.

    • AND
      The Day The Earth Stood Still. 1951. In Black and white. The greatest Sci fi (gun control) film ever made.
      (smile)

      • it conquered the world. zappa’s commentary on that film is priceless- it’s at the beginning of “cheepnis” on the live “roxy and elswhere.”
        plan 9 from outer space is some ed wood greatness. almost unwatchable.

  36. Who’ll Stop the Rain, starring Nick Nolte, 1978. Based on the novel Dog Soldiers. Who else but Creedence Clearwater Revival singing the theme song. Awesome film.

  37. District B13 (subtitled, not dubbed, because 5 different anglo accents make a hash of it)
    Shoot ‘Em Up
    The Professional (AKA Leon)
    The Professionals
    The Wild Bunch
    My Name is Nobody
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    The list could be extended ad infinitum

    The Real Kurt

    • this list makes me want to mention trinity and …is still my name. al dente to be sure.
      and was that adios zapata where the guy dropped the ball bearing onto a pouch on his boot to spin around and sling them?
      aw hell, while i’m here, “planet terror” despite the director being a fuktard.

  38. Who’ll Stop the Rain, starring Nick Nolte, 1978. Based on the novel Dog Soldiers. Who else but Creedence Clearwater Revival singing the theme song. Awesome film.www.self21.com

  39. You guys can hunt down any YouTube links if you like. My finger is getting nerve damaged as it is on my iPhone!
    1. American Sniper
    2. All the BloodPool movies
    3. Outlaw Josey Wales
    4. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    5. Big Jake (John Wayne)
    6. Salt
    7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    8. Die Hard (original)
    9. Rambo (the one in Burma)
    10. Iron Man 3

  40. I got two, count ’em two good ones that I don’t think anyone has mentioned yet.

    Breaker Morant: The true story of the court martial and execution of Harry “Breaker” Morant during The Boer War. Perhaps Edward Woodward’s finest performance. The venerable Lee-Enfiield Mk I and “Rule THREE-OH-THREE!” take center stage on the firearms front.

    The Great Minnesota Northfield Raid: Very so-so film, but the story behind it is very much a POTG tale. The Youngers and the James brothers try to make one last bank heist and try to intimidate the locals in the process – all of whom go get their guns and drive the bad guys out of town (killing two and wounding most of the rest). One of the best historical examples of armed citizens defending themselves and their neighbors, IMHO.

  41. Not one mention of Jeremiah Johnson or The Revenant.

    That is just poor planning.

    Any Liam Neeson movie can fuck up and drown itself in a septic tank. I fucking hate actors like him. They are all about action films and shooting guns in them, then turn around and talk about gun control in the US where they only come to make money. Fuck you.

    TBH, I tend to watch more comedy movies than anything, because most action films will find a way to fuck something up and the fakeness of some is more apparent than others. Thats said, if you have not seen 1917 yet, you have not lived. It’s on par with Saving Private Ryan, which again, was not mentioned in this list. I mean c’mon… collateral? Might as well throw Enemy of the State in this list too, or fucken Gemini Man…

    Terrible.

    • Robert Redford is just as big a gun grabber as any of them. He’s also a land grabber and owns more of the State than the STATE owns.

      • Good to know. I guess I never really cared much for him because that was the only movie I enjoyed of his. Actually the first time I saw JJ was in my early 30’s one late night with the Spike channel on the background of some overdrawn out gaming session, and I recognized the meme from it, so that’s about as far as it goes with me. Just a funny classic movie, not to be compared with trying to sit through most action movies from that time that it’s just painful to watch now days. Hey, at least he had one good film, unlike Neeson lol.

        • Robert Redford had several good films in addition to Jeremiah Johnson. There was The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and a few others. He even played a bad guy in the recent Avengers films.

          But I loved JJ because it was based on a true story and I really enjoyed showing it in my classroom for the thirty years I taught.

          The real story was a little grittier. His name was Joe Johnson and he really did piss off the Indian tribe and they did stalk him for years. But the truth is that after every kill, he cut out the Braves liver and ingested it. Kind of like the “quickening” from the Highlander television series where if you cut off another immortals head you integrated his centuries of skills into your own.

          They called him Liver Eating Johnson and he was probably a good ways down the road to psychopath.

        • HaHa that’s great. I had read a lot about the stories these movies were based off, but never heard that. Different times for sure. One thing I take from this comment section is something I did already know, and that is how anti-gun Hollywood really is. I take it with a grain of salt, but that Liam Neeson just rubs me the wrong way and his movies are all the same. I remember watching whatever he did after Taken and thinking “Didn’t we just see this movie”.

      • “Robert Redford is just as big a gun grabber as any of them. He’s also a land grabber and owns more of the State than the STATE owns.”

        That is true. What is also true, that in order to enjoy this douchebag’s movies and others of his kind Liam Nesson, one can pirate them or buy a used copy so one is not feeding the beast that intends to devour us.

  42. Death Hunt
    Will Penny
    The Mountain Men
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Tom Horn
    Little Big Man
    A Man called Horse (part 1)
    The Big Country
    ; )

  43. my fav top 10:

    The Notebook
    The Notebook
    The Notebook
    Any Ryan Reynolds movie, especially “Definitely, Maybe”
    Ryan Gosling
    Green Zone
    Batman and Robin
    The Notebook
    50% of Adam Sandler movies

    And lastly, I can’t count and I’m pretty sure I have a concussion after reading this list.

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  45. Most movies are complete nonsense where guns are concerned. Gun errors in films and on TV are so common, most people don’t notice them any more. There’s everything from the “bottomless magazines” or “six-shooters that hold 15 rounds,” to errors of historical fact, to errors of operations, unbelievable shots, stupid ideas of what the field of view through a scope looks like… on and on.

    Hollywood is simply filled with idiots who literally know nothing about guns. The few actors who do know something about guns are pilloried, singled out, and black-listed by much of the industry. One need only go back and look at how Charlton Heston was treated after he became high-profile within the NRA. Chuck Heston had made some very large piles of money for people in Hollywood – but that didn’t matter a bit.

    All that’s before we get to the physics – the people who are shot with handguns who go flying backwards – but somehow the person shooting the gun is able to stay on their feet. “Isaac Newton? Never heard of him.”

    Through it all, Hollywood loves to fetishize guns. “Say hello to my little friend!” Who the hell would bother with such nonsense?

    But for all the obvious and implausible nonsense, there’s the politics of Hollywood about guns that does more than irritate. Money spent on films coming out of Hollywood means more money that a bunch of rabid anti-gunners have to play anti-gun politics. Remember when Harvey Weinstein was finally stripped of his cheering section under the weight of the accusations? What did he promise to do to try to regain favor? Take on the NRA.

    With the recent Coronavirus situation, and Hollywood acting as shills and apologists for the Chinese Communist Party… they’ve outdone themselves. Now they’re acting as shills and apologists for a foreign power that is perfectly happy to kill tens of thousands of people around the globe – and try to blame it on the US, the US military, etc. This recent situation is an opportunity to put a significant dent in the political ambitions of Hollywood, and with it their anti-gun agenda. We should take it.

    • i remember transitioning from seeing the new blockbuster to scrounging for foreign, and later, indy films.
      these movies listed above mostly fall under haven’t seen. not that i wouldn’t enjoy, there’s only so much time.
      skip the series, but see the film “suburra.” you will not be disappointed.

    • Right on the money!
      Hollywood movies and free tv sitcoms use guns, blood n guts violence in modern day cities for kids to watch and then they turn around and attack the Military, the modern sportsman who hunts, no understanding whatsoever of nature, wildlife and conservation. All the while making big money off from it. The ultimate two faced politicians. Just like when Two and a half Men fired Charlie Sheen for being Charlie Sheen himself! Think about it.. After all these years and family interventions, people like Charlie generally live the way they want and go out that way. It’s their choice, not ours. Bit to fire him for being who is on tv is completely hypocritical. If you dont like people who are the way they are and yet you put that character front and center of your tv show? Wtf?
      They had a good thing going, but attacking Charlie was so stupid. He’s a grown man that lives the way he wants and if you happen to lucky enough to capture it on film and make everyone money from it, then at least your being honest about what’s going on. They turned that show into pure vomit after firing him.
      Tiger blood or not, lol.

  46. I love many of these movies, but my favorite is Full Metal Jacket, at least the first half of the movie showing boot camp. As an old Marine I love to watch Lee Ermey scream at these kids. Lost of fun. DI’s must learn a script in DI School, because many of the things he was screaming sounded very familiar.

  47. Not sure if anyone mentioned “Fury”?
    Brad Pitt as tank commander in WWII. Fury is the name of their tank.

    • “Yeah, this is your briefcase. What else you got?”
      “How about 690 grains of lead and copper, in three convenient packets? And some for your friend?”

  48. Streets of Fire
    Shoot ’em Up
    Transporter
    Hot Fuzz
    Boondock Saints
    McClintock
    Silverado
    The Quiet Man
    The Shootist
    City Heat
    Smokin’ Aces
    Sin City
    Dusk ’til Dawn

  49. Ya know, every time I hear Casino Royale, I thing Woody Allen. Sick and twisted, but there ya go.

    It’s right up there with What’s Up Pussycat.

    Kurt

  50. Some movies that most people overlooked:

    Master and Commander: Far Side of the World -excellent

    Idiocracy -the most important movie of the 21st century and I’m not kidding, and hilarious to boot. Vulgar, won’t want impressionable children or those who are too sensitive to watch it.

    Life is Beautiful

    Sense and Sensibility 1995 -I am NOT into Jane Austen, but this movie was actually really good.

    13 Hours -goes too easy on the Obama administration, but otherwise a really good movie.

  51. The Proposition
    No country for old men
    There will be Blood
    Shane
    The Big Trees (Henry Fonda)
    Sometimes A great Nation
    The man from Utah
    Bells of San Angelo
    Death at Dawn
    Rough Riders Roundup
    Hell Town
    Hell to pay
    Night Passage

    Geez, I like this thread!

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