Heat will not be included in my ranking of the top 5, 6, 7, or 69 gun movies; nevertheless, I will be the first to omit it. That movie is one of my favorites, and I’m sure you agree; after all, it features a lot of fantastic gun action. Therefor, it will not be included in my list of the best gun films. As a result, this list will be just of my own favorites! There you have it. Four great songs and a pleasant surprise. I’m looking for movies with great gunfights, as well as good gun handling and strategy. Several images were taken from imfdb and have been added here.
1. John Wick
As far as gun flicks go, John Wick may be the most recent Heat. For the foreseeable future, it will continue to appear on such lists. Game changer: John Wick movies. Real custom guns have been integrated into the stories, which is fascinating. Hundreds of Taran Tactical firearms, including RMR-equipped handguns, Trijicon optics, and more, spring up. John Wick is a joy to see and a lot of fun to be a part of.
Everyone has seen Keanu Reeves practice with guns and learn how to both look nice and perform with one. The first film depicted a gun-toting assassin who handled his weapons like a pro. There are numerous reloads, Mozambique drills, headshots, and John always follows up with his knocked down baddies.
High fantasy has a new gunman in John Wick. I’ve heard it referred to as a kung fu movie with guns, and that’s a fair description. Having an invincible hero who is always a little faster and stronger and who appears to heal his gunshot wounds when he changes clothes is a fantasy.
2. The Way of the Gun
It’s one of those great firearms movies that gets a lot of bad press. Actors Benicio Del Toro and Ryan Phillipe portray a modern-day Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, respectively, in this film. The film is a crime caper that features a diverse cast of criminals. The involvement of a Navy SEAL in the coordination of tactics and weaponry handling benefited the film.
It is expected that the characters who are expected to know how to use guns are able to use guns. There is a lot going on in the background. Bounding, one-handed reloading, press checks, and other methods are all part of the duo’s arsenal. Good characters get harmed and show they’re not invincible in the gunfights, which are a lot of fun.
The movie is jam-packed with ’90s gun culture memorabilia. Long guns and 1911s are common places to see three-point slings. There seems to be a preference for shotguns and revolvers with pump action actions. We get a glimpse of a Galil, but it’s more of a cameo than anything else.
If you’re looking for one of the best gun movies, Unforgiven is a great place to start. At the very least, that is my personal opinion. For me, a few scenes are all it takes to make up my mind. First, Will Munny comes out of retirement and tries to shoot a can with his old six-gun. He repeatedly fails to hit the target before choosing to switch to a ten-gauge double barrel. This demonstrates that even the heroic gunslinger’s skills deteriorate over time.
The second is the shooting of Davey. As you can see in this photo, Munny, Ned, and the Kid are perched high in the air, each holding a weapon in their hands. To avoid giving anything away about the film, I’ll just state that they’re up against a far stronger force, one that’s armed only with handguns. To gain an advantage over the bad guys below, they take advantage of the elevated position, cover, and a long gun.
A lot of the reality in the final shootout has been blown away. A shotgun explosion causes a man to fly backward. The hero takes his time shooting men who are barely a few feet away from him in the gunfight. It doesn’t feel particularly convincing or well-coordinated.
4. Act of Valor
This one is a rip-off, I know. The actors in Act of Valor were all active-duty Navy SEALs. It’s safe to say that the weapons handling will be excellent. Some of the best shooters in the world are in command of these weapons.
They’d better appear excellent on video if they want to be taken seriously. Act of Valor is chock-full of exciting action sequences that elevate it to the status of one of the best gun movies of all time.
Authentic weapons and equipment are only used by the Seals. It’s not uncommon for a bad guy to be killed by multiple shots to the ground in such circumstances. Your heart will race as you watch the gunfights unfold at dizzying speed. Cool first-person shots break up the action sequences. Also, the Seals miss, which is entirely plausible. Gunfights are chaotic and unpredictable, and it’s very possible for even the most experienced gunfighter to miss a shot.
Editing and post-production are to blame for the awful. The SEALs are exchanging fire with the assailants in Mexico as they try to overpower them. One random shot finds its way inside the target’s T zone. Not just once, but again and time again in an unrealistic manner that becomes irritating.
5. Jarhead 3
How about a third installment of Jarhead? What the hell was the criteria for including it? What prompted your interest? The situation seems to be a bit bizarre. My friends and I have a tradition of getting drunk and spinning a wheel with a bunch of crappy movies on it at the beginning of the year. One of these choices was Jarhead 3. It’s a bad movie. Unfortunately, the production values are low and the acting is mediocre at best. Although I don’t recommend you see it, it’s a solid gun-movie.
At first glance, you’ll be impressed with the gun handling abilities. The performers most likely had a lot of practice before they took on their roles. Some random highlights can also be seen in the characters’ weapon handling, as well as in their stances and postures.
There are a few random moments, including a stunning AK reload by the CIA’s resident hottie. Another amazing on-the-fly shoulder change is when a Marine is speeding down a corridor. We rewinded the movie so that we could view it once more. There’s also a moment where the local and national police officers fly into an isosceles position in order to engage a van charging a gate.
This is a bad film. While the actor’s moves and pistol handling are outstanding, the movie still sucks, and the whole strategy is highly questionable. It’s also a low-budget direct-to-DVD sequel with no connection to the first Jarhead. It’s only worth viewing if you’re inebriated.