Unforgiven Without a doubt, this movie has the best bar shootout ever put on film, and arguably the most realistic. William Munny (Clint Eastwood) has his showdown with Little Bill (Gene Hackman) and his henchmen, coolly gunning them down as they fling lead around in a panic, missing at close range. The fight starts after Munny takes out the bar's owner, prompting Little Bill's outrage: "You just shot an unarmed man!" Munny's retort: "Well, he should have armed himself if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend." Words to live by. Or not.
bar shootout the wild bunch
The Wild Bunch The final shootout is in an outdoor cantina, not a bar, but it involves a Maxim machine gun, so it gets a pass.
bar shootout terminator
The Terminator Arnie goes to town in an early-’80s disco, doing what should have been done years before. Thank you, robot overlords!
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Desperado Horrible shooting technique and an almost limitless supply of ammo leads to the greatest tequila massacre ever filmed.
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Open Range Kevin Costner shows off his mad shotgunning skills when he blasts a sign hanging above the bar from 3 feet away.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark Indy takes on sub-gun-wielding Nazis, hairy Mongols and his booze-swilling ex-girlfriend in this classic scene.
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The Outlaw Josey Wales “Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy.” True enough. And like most advice given in a bar, it was ignored.
Everybody knows you’re never supposed to drink and shoot. Unless, of course, you do it in front of a movie camera for the rest us to enjoy. These are some of our favorites. Prepare to meet your Maker’s Mark, hombre!