7 Most Brutal Gunfights Ever Brought To Big Screens
Some directors take their gunplay to the next level, delivering extremely intense and sometimes even terrifying action scenes.
There have been countless shootouts in countless action and war movies, so it's hard to surprise a seasoned moviegoer these days.
However, every now and then, filmmakers take the brutality of gunfights to a whole new level, giving us visceral and bloody action.
So here are 7 of the most brutal gunfights in movie history.
Brothel Shootout — Taxi Driver (1976)
The finale of Martin Scorsese's psychological thriller took Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle to a brothel to save Jodie Foster's Iris.
The result was a bloody confrontation in which hands were blown off and Travis suffered serious injuries.
Omaha Beach — Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Steven Spielberg delivered one of the most horrific depictions of war ever seen on the big screen, and the opening scene perfectly conveys the terror of World War II.
Slow-motion shootout — Dredd (2012)
This adaptation of the 2000 AD comics had a number of bloody confrontations, but the one shot in slow motion is definitely the most impressive of all.
Blood splatters combined with a bright filter make for an extremely memorable and brutal action sequence.
First Battle — Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Another brutal war movie on our list, this time directed by Mel Gibson.
The first battle is absolutely horrific, with soldiers losing limbs left and right, making it very hard to watch.
Candyland Shootout — Django Unchained (2012)
Quentin Tarantino is known for the bloody action in his movies, but in this Western he takes it to a whole new level.
After Dr. King Schultz kills Calvin Candie, it quickly escalates into a massive shootout with blood painting the walls of the mansion.
The Final Shootout — Rambo 4 (2008)
While the fourth installment in the franchise received mixed reviews, it still delivered some of the most intense and gruesome fights in the series, and the final battle served as the crown jewel among them.
Assault on the Continental — John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019)
The Keanu Reeves-starring franchise has made intense yet beautiful shootouts a staple, but the Attack on The Continental may be the most brutal of them all.
Pitted against armored enforcers, John sometimes has to shoot his targets multiple times to put them down for good.