Spectacular shooting: 10 films with cool shootouts

Since the firearms appeared on the screen, the rules for the participants in the showdown have changed. The one who remains alive after the fight is not always the strongest. Dexterity, luck and the ability to aim fire more help the heroes to dodge whistling bullets and defeat the heroes. For those who love action and spectacular shooting, we have prepared a list of films with cool noisy shootouts that will keep you awake while watching and cheer up everyone nearby.

Tyler Rake: Operation Rescue (2020)

Ex-military-turned-mercenary Tyler, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, is tasked with saving a child. The boy was kidnapped in India and taken to Bangladesh. The son of an influential drug lord became a pawn in his father’s fight against other representatives of the criminal world. The hostage is in Dhaka, one of the most impregnable cities in the world. It will not be easy to free the child, but it is even more difficult to survive after the attack on the bandits ‘ lair .

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
Extraction

Genre:  
Action, crime

Actors:  
Chris Hemsworth, Golshifte Farahani, Rudraksh Jaiswal …

Country:  
USA, Canada, Thailand

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


John Wick 2 (2017)

The famous film with a high rating, which gave the viewer the best shootouts, chases and mafia showdowns in the cinema. After the events of the first part of the franchise, assassin John Wick meets his old acquaintance, to whom in the past he swore an oath in exchange for help. It is time to pay off the debt – to fulfill the order to kill. John is sent to Rome to eliminate one of the most dangerous and cunning killers in the world.

Original title:  
John Wick: Chapter Two

Genre:
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcho, Ian McShane…

Country:  
China, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:  
16+


Shootout (2016)

Comedy action film takes the viewer to Boston in 1974. Here, in an old abandoned hangar, several Irish fighters and arms dealers must make a deal to transfer goods. A large amount is at stake, both sides are tense – and then one shot unbalances the participants in the deal, a chaotic shootout begins. And a seemingly simple and thoughtful operation quickly turns into a bloody survival game .

Original title:  
Free Fire

Genre:  
Action, thriller, comedy, crime

Actors:  
Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson…

Country:  
United Kingdom

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:  
18+


Hardcore (2016)

The list of films with the best shootouts will continue the Russian action movie with insane action, filmed from the first person. Henry wakes up in the laboratory and sees a beautiful girl. Estelle tells the hero that she is his wife, and he himself is not quite a man. After all, the wounded man was literally reassembled, replacing some parts of the body with cyborg parts. Soon the wife is kidnapped by the mysterious villain Arkan. Armed with two barrels and enlisting the support of a strange stranger, Henry rushes to save Estelle, sweeping away everyone in his path.

Genre:  
Action, fantasy

Actors:  
Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Hayley Bennett …

Country:  
Russia, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
18+


Judge Dredd 3D (2012)

Foreign film, where there is a lot of shooting and crime, will take the viewer to the terrifying world of the future . The justice system cannot cope with the high level of crime, humanity is on the verge of self-destruction, the streets are drowning in blood due to attacks and shootings. The government is taking extreme measures. Now the policeman is both a cop, and a prosecutor, and a judge all rolled into one. He makes the arrest, he also pronounces the verdict and puts it into action. Among these law enforcement officers there is an uncompromising Judge Dredd – the one whom all criminals and members of gangs are afraid of.

Original title:
Dredd

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Crime

Actors:
Karl Urban, Rachel Wood, Andil Mngadi …

Country:
UK, South Africa, USA, India

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.1

Age Limits :
18+


Access code “Cape Town” (2012)

In the center of the plot of the film is CIA agent Matt. The legendary former agent Frost, who betrayed the office and became enemy number one, is being taken to his safe house. The man knows a lot of secret information, so not only the CIA officers are conducting his case, people are already following him more terrible. Suddenly, bandits burst into the apartment, a shootout ensues, during which Matt, along with Frost, still manages to escape. Now they are in the same bunch and each of them will have to make a difficult choice.

Original title:  
Safe House

Genre:
Action, thriller

Actors:  
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga …

Country:  
South Africa, Japan, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


Shoot ’em (2007)

The dynamic American action movie will continue the top films about brutal shootings . In the center of the plot is a desperate man who cannot forget about his tragic past. By chance, Smith becomes a witness to a crime, and by chance remains in her arms with someone else’s newborn child. The hero decides to save the baby and asks for help from a familiar prostitute . Together they have to figure out what happened and uncover a conspiracy involving big government bigwigs.

Original title:  
Shoot ‘Em Up

Genre:  
Action, Thriller

Actors:  
Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.6

Age Limits
18+


Way of the Weapon (2000)

A solid American action movie with a stunning and realistic final shootout. Two ruthless criminals – Parker and Longbo – conceived to earn extra money on kidnapping . Young gangsters steal the pregnant wife of one influential person right in the middle of broad daylight. In the wake of the scumbags , the businessman sends several heavily armed bodyguards and his friend Joe Sarno, a man who dealt with terrorists .

Original title:
The Way of the Gun

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Desperate (1995)

A cult crime blockbuster about a fearless avenger waging a relentless war against the Mexican underworld. Once upon a time, he was an itinerant musician , performing his ballads for an audience. But cruel bandits killed his beloved woman and wounded him in the arm, forever depriving him of the opportunity to play the guitar. Then the hero of the film took up arms and embarked on a bloody path of revenge.

Original title:
Desperado

Genre:
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquin de Almeida…

Country:
USA, Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Fight (1995)

Rated action movie about the confrontation between two strong, cunning and uncompromising men – seasoned cop Vincent Hanna and seasoned criminal Neil McCauley. The criminal has long kept Los Angeles at bay, but one day he goes too far, killing an entire detachment of collectors in a shootout . Now he is being chased not only by the best detective Hann, but also by the brutal gangsters of the rival side.

Original title:
Heat

Genre:
Action, drama, crime

Actors:
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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