Best Movie Shootouts. Ever. Really.


The pinnacle of every good action movie is an epic shootout – not always the one at the finale.

This is my list of the greatest movie shootouts of all time.

Heat (1995)

In 2002, the United States Marine Corps showed this scene to new recruits as an example of the proper way to retreat under fire. Enough said.

Unforgiven (1992)

“You just shot an unarmed man”
“He should have armed himself if he’s gonna decorate his saloon with my friend”

Matrix (1999)

The bullet symphony. This scene took 10 days to filme in it’s entirety.

According to weapon provider John Bowring, guns for Keanu Reeves in the lobby sequence and the elevator sequence, were actually plastic lightweight weapons. They made a very faithful cast of MP5K, which weighs about 150-200 grams, so that Keanu could carry them quite easily without worrying about the weight.


Just an epic movie of epically awesome gunfights.

John Wick (2014)

One of the best “true to life” gunfight scenes – and how everyone envisions their training will make them in a defensive gun use.

About Hunter Roosevelt

Hunter's political beliefs are always evolving. Not really. He can be seen supporting whichever side has the hotter women so it's almost always the conservative side (have you seen the hippy chicks? Gross). When he's not writing he's celebrating the resurgence of his beloved Florida Gators and New York Mets.