Best Movie Shootouts

The bloodiest and most action packed shootouts in cinema history.
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1.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
2.
Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A jailed Mexican bandit is offered a pardon if he will cross the border into Mexico and bring back a gang of murderous gold thieves. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Hunt
 
3.
The Long Riders (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
4.
The Big Racket (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals. (104 mins.)
 
5.
High Crime (1973)
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease. (100 mins.)
 
6.
Death Wish 3 (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
7.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
8.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
9.
The Yakuza (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter... (112 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
10.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
11.
Matewan (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
12.
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive. (92 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
13.
Dillinger (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down. (107 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
14.
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries... (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
15.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
16.
The Getaway (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. (123 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
17.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
18.
The Great Gundown (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Mario, weary of killing for pay, leaves his gang to return home to his wife and son who assumed him long dead. Now he is hunted by both sides of the law and shunned by his wife. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Hunt
 
19.
The Gravy Train (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives. (94 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
20.
State of Grace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with... (134 mins.)
 
21.
Violent Cop (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
22.
Sonatine (1993)
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Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach. (94 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
23.
Heaven's Gate (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a sheriff born into wealth attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests. (325 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
24.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
25.
Ying xiong wu lei (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle... (93 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
26.
Striker (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
John Slade is hired to rescue a journalist named Frank Morris from a Sandanista prison in Nicaragua... (90 mins.)
 
27.
Keoma (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A half-breed ex-Union gunfighter attempts to protect his plague-ridden hometown from being overridden by his racist half-brothers and a Confederate tyrant. (105 mins.)
 
28.
Hammerhead (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A detective's hunt for the man who murdered his friend takes him to the Caribbean, where he finds himself enmeshed in a web of corruption and murder. (90 mins.)
 
29.
Escape from the Bronx (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A rag-tag group of people must fight extermination squads amid their ruined city. (89 mins.)
 
30.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal lives with their professional lives. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
31.
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
32.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
33.
Five for Hell (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
U.S. Lieutenant Glenn Hoffmann and a team of commandos go behind enemy lines to steal Nazi documents from a safe inside a well-guarded German HQ villa in Italy. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Kramer
 
34.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
35.
Jigoku no banken: akai megane (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A surreal science fiction noir involving a man trapped in a future where seemingly everyone is a government spy and all-night noodle stands are outlawed. (116 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
36.
Jigoku no banken: kerubersu (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Metropolitan Police's ultimate crime-fighting unit was an elite squad of men and women known as the Kerberos...
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
37.
Django (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries. (92 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
38.
Companeros (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way. (118 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
39.
War Dog (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Charles Stewart (Earle) is a Vietnam vet who wants answers about his brother Rick's death. He teams up with Dean Daniels (Ernblad)... (95 mins.)
 
40.
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. (139 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
41.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
42.
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
43.
The Way of the Gun (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man. (119 mins.)
 
44.
Thief (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
45.
Commando (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
46.
Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Mayhem starts when a gang of bikers is accused of a sadistic rape in a small town. (83 mins.)
 
47.
Barquero (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
At a river crossing, a stand-off between a gang of outlaws and local townsfolk ensues when the ferry barge operator refuses to ferry the gang across the river. (115 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
48.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. (116 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
49.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
50.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
51.
Money Movers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten the security. However, the biggest danger of a new heist lies within the company's own ranks. (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
52.
'G' Men (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers... (85 mins.)
 
53.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
54.
Kenjû zankoku monogatari (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A convict fresh out of prison, with a handicapped sister, is coerced by a wealthy mob boss into organizing an armored racetrack car heist. (87 mins.)
Director: Takumi Furukawa
 
55.
Xenobites (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After the fifth war, the crime rate rises over five hundred percent. Law enforcement is replaced by... (114 mins.)
 
56.
The Big Sleaze (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Chuck Peterson is a young slacker with big dreams. Disowned by his family and ignored by his peers,... (105 mins.)
 
57.
Out for Justice (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang. (91 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
58.
Vigilante Force (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town. (89 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
59.
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Kramer
 
60.
Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, this Thai cult film is as much a parody as an homage to the Western and the romantic tearjerker. (110 mins.)
 
61.
Bad Company (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
62.
Prime Cut (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
63.
The Scarlet Worm (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An aging killer trains a young hired gun in a plot to assassinate a meek brothel owner performing barbaric abortion acts on his prostitutes. (93 mins.)