All it takes is a gun in your or your enemy’s hand to know the true nature of your spirit. Movies and guns are like fairytales and angels; both compliment their existence and empower each others’ roots. Time is the evidence, that ever since film-making evolved, violence has been the backbone of cinema. From petty larceny to world wars, movies and its usage of gunfights have been bringing chills down people’s spines.
Following is the list of top movie shootouts ever. Bear in mind that there are millions of action movies and hence, a large number of gunfights are portrayed on them. Most certainly, violence is imbibed deep down on the human mind and hence a scene, which may seem mediocre to others, might as well be brilliant to you. This list however includes those Hollywood ones, which have sparked a revolution in the film-making process of the newer movies or have brought an emotional upsurge on people, which is unparalleled to gunfights of other movies. Again, best movie gun fights of all time.
10. The Mexican Standoff, Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The standoff between Joe, Mr. White and Nice Guy Eddie is one of the most well executed gunfight scene of all time, as on the final screening, there remains an ambiguity regarding the shooter of Eddie. The norms dictate such gunfight action sequences to be unmistakable and clear to the audience but Tarantino utilizes a failure during the shoot, and puts it into the final picture; thereby, bringing confusion as one of the elements which makes viewers, their own judge to the sequence. Skirmish of profane conversations including loyalty, betrayal, trust and revenge leads to the gunfight scene, lasting only a second but making it one of the most iconic standoff in the history of contemporary cinema.
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9. The Last Scene, Unforgiven (1992)