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Ok I'm going to list three catagories (feel free to add cat. if you think of one). They are as follows with my votes.

Western: The Wild Bunch (Begining & end shootouts best in western history IMHO)
runner-up: The Long Riders (Northfield Minn. shootout)
3rd place: Young Guns 1&2 (too much Hollywood B.S. for higher placement)

War: The Lost Battalion (can't beat it for begining to end, down in the dirt fighting)
Runner up: Saving Pvt. Ryan (too many slow, waaa waaa I want my mommy parts for 1st place)
3rd. place: The Dogs of War (weapons in end shootout too cool)

Cops & Robbers: Heat (most intense out in the street, bullets actually going thru cop cars scene ever)
Runner up: Bonnie & Clyde (great shootouts & gotta love Faye Dunaway with a Thompson)
3rd. place: The Gauntlet (had to have Clint in here somewhere, whorehouse & bus scenes intense)

Ok your turn now! I think I'll watch The Wild Bunch tonight. Come on all together now "Shall we gather at the river...................."
 

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Western
Unforgivin'--the last 20 minutes
Quigley down under---- all thru-out
True Grit---need i say more???? "fill your hands you.............."

War
lost battalion------best war movie seen in a long time
Band of brothers-----battle for foy, but its all good
letters from iwo jima------very realistic, even from the jap perspective on the battle


cops and robbers
city heat--a comedy but i like it! especially eastwood walking down the street with shotgun
the untouchables--with kevin costner, train station fight
in the line of duty: the fbi murders----the miami shoot-out ending
 

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Western
1. The Outlaw Josie Wales
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3. Pare Rider

War
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Patton
3. The Longest Day

Cop
1. Dirty Harry
2.Sudden Impact
3. The Gauntlet (Yeah, the movie is not that great, but the shoot outs are!)

Yeah, you might be able to tell I like ole Clint.
 

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I like Josey Wales as my western pick.

Band of Brothers for war, though I also like that sniper movie that I can't ever remember the name of, ends up in the train yard (WWII).

This isn't really cops and robbers, can there be a spy category? If so, the Bourne movies kick ass! The shotgun scene in the field, among many others.
 

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Cast&Blast said:
though I also like that sniper movie that I can't ever remember the name of, ends up in the train yard (WWII).

Enemy at the gates.
 

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Western--Texas Rangers. I know it's cheesy, but I like it.

War--Enemy at the Gates

Cop Movie--??
 

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Enemy at the Gates, yes, thanks.

Bountyhunter, your new avatar is scary cool.
 

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Westerns

No.1 Shane 1953. Quote: "A gun is only as good or bad as the man using it, Marian."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE3mHhpGV2A
(To show you how bad things are,when I looked up Shane on Youtube it didn't come up till 6th place. First was Shane on The L Word.)

No. 2 Tombstone 1993 - (Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday vs Johnny Ringo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co5xVHsMRV0

No. 3 Tie between High Noon and The Shootist

No. 4 The fastest gun alive, 1956. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XZowj5-IYxI#t=8s

War No.1 Predator No. 2 Alien

Creature vs creature No.1 Alien vs Predator (2004) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GT59zmF_Oo

Cop

No.1 Dirty Harry movies No. 2 Robocop No. 3 Taken 2008 (Liam Neeson) No. 4 deathwish (Charles Bronson) ???
 

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Oh, boy, not good. Asking me to pick my fav western in any category is like asking me to pick my favorite chocolate.

My numero uno western has always been Shane, but Josey Wales and Unforgiven are darn close for me. I also disagree with some lists that put Shane down as far #6 on the all time greatest westerns. More movies have been patterned after the story line in Shane than any other single western movie. It's number one in my book.

Now, as gunfights go, I'd rate the last scenes in Unforgiven as probably being the closest to the way it probably was, given actual historical accounts of gunfights in those days - up close, no rules, no prisoners, no code of the west, just draw and shoot until the last man is standing.

Josey Wales was another Clint great. Can't even begin to count the number of times I've watched it.

Okay, I gotta stop or I'll be writing a book.
 

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Mike, did you notice that in the shootout in Shane they chopped it up and showed the scenes out of order?

Shane shoots Wilson and Wilson shoots low.
Shane turns and shoots Ryker but as he starts to turn the lamp above Ryker is hit and shatters.
Wilson falls back into the barrels and fires again toward Ryker. This is the shot that breaks the lamp. This scene was originally between Shane's first shot and Shane shooting Ryker.




I like the end shootout in Monte Walsh.

 
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