The 25 Most Awesome Movie Weapons Of All Time

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The 25 Most Awesome Movie Weapons of All Time - Dual Desert EaglesThere is a long list of awesome weapons in the history of cinema, and it’s about time we narrow them down to the top 25 (in our all-knowing, unerring opinion).From weapons the size of a moon to a gun no larger than your pinkie, there’s plenty of variety on the list. But we couldn’t add them all – a couple just missed the cut. The Bear Jew’s baseball bat from Inglourious Basterds, the prawn electric Tesla arc splattering gun from District 9 and the intense .50-caliber, M82 sniper rifle in Smokin’ Aces should be considered honorable mentions.The actual rankings are based on the capability of the weapon itself. Some sit lower on the list because they would be near useless without the specific user. A few at the top of the list may have been destroyed, but it makes them no less powerful or worthy of the their rank.On to the list!

Sick Stick - Minority Report

The sick stick from Minority ReportThe sick stick is an impressive piece of weaponry. It is not lethal, but instills fear in any potential victim. Typically seen in the hands of Precrime officers, it is used in conjunction with the “halo” to subdue those suspected of a future crime. It is only used once in Minority Report, but maybe that’s for the best.Much like a taser, the baton-shaped stick instantly causes its victims to projectile vomit. Thanks to John Anderton’s (Tom Cruise) quick reflexes, we got to see it in action during an intense chase scene.

Point-of-View-Gun - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Trillian with the Point-of-View gun from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe point-of-view gun makes up for its lack of explosive power with pure drama. It packs a punch, but more of an existential one. Once it is fired, anyone in its path will uncontrollably reveal their thoughts to the shooter. According to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the gun was created by the “Intergalactic Consortium of Angry Housewives” in an attempt to control the endings to marital arguments.Although the weapon cannot be found in the novel on which the film is based, it was a pleasant addition to the movie. And in the hands of the beautiful Zooey Deschanel, any weapon belongs on this list.

De-Evolution Gun - Super Mario Brothers

Luigi and Mario with the de-evolution gun from Super Mario Bros.Thankfully, when King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) tried to use the De-Evolution gun on Mario (Bob Hoskins), everybody’s favorite plumber used Luigi’s (John Leguizamo) mushroom to block the shot. Unfortunately for Anthony Scapelli, the gun worked moments earlier. When Koopa fired the weapon, missing a diving Mario, it struck Scapelli, turning him into a chimpanzee in a matter of seconds.The gun is truly unlike any of other weapons on the list. While it doesn’t kill, its ability to turn the toughest human into a goofy chimpanzee is quite enough to fear.

Little Friend - Scarface

Tony Montana with his "Little Friend" from ScarfaceOne of the most quoted scenes in movie history has its fame thanks to the customized grenade launcher belonging to Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in Scarface. During his last stand, Montana fends off a handful of assassins from atop his staircase using bullets and grenades. It truly is a piece of incredible machinery, even out of Montana’s lethal hands.While the weapon is powerful enough to kill dozens of people, it has limited magazine capacity. Moreover, it may have been Montana’s wild nature, but the accuracy is pitiful. With a few minor tweaks, it could jump up a few spots.

Bullwhip - Indiana Jones Quadrilogy

Indiana Jones with his bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ArkMost of the weapons you will find on this list have some kind of firing mechanism, but lack the iconic status of Indiana Jones’ bullwhip. It is a tough task to take an item primarily used for dominatrix bedroom activity and make it one of the most recognizable movie weapons ever. That is precisely what Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford accomplished over the span of three (OK, four) movies.The bullwhip has saved countless lives, swung Indiana Jones over deadly pits, snagged guns from enemy hands, strangled a handful of foes and even gave the hero a chin scar as a teenager. It has been through quite the journey, and to my knowledge, has never been replaced.

Sharks with Frickin' Laser Beams Attached to Their Heads - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads from Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryThis is no joke. Dr. Evil was on to something in the Austin Powers films when he asked for “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.” Unaware of his own budget at first, he was given sea bass with laser beams attached to their heads. But eventually he got his way.Dr. Evil’s loving son, Scott Evil, worked hard to win the heart of his father over Mini-Me. All it took was a retro-fitted laser atop a small shark, but unfortunately for movie fans, it was only used once. Still, that laser has deadly accuracy, at least on henchmen.

Telephoto Rifle - The Jackal

The Jackal with the telephoto rifle from The JackalArms dealer Ian Lamont (Jack Black) gave The Jackal exactly what we wanted. The long-range gun is controlled by cell phone or computer and may be aimed using a joystick. The rounds are made from depleted uranium, adding even more menace to the already lethal weapon. Even without The Jackal behind the trigger, it would be on this list.The only problem with the gun is its accuracy. The first time it is used by The Jackal, we get a sense of the work it needs. Of course, what is a few inches when the results are so explosive? But it drops a few spots because of this glaring flaw. If The Jackal had his way, Lamont would have lost more than his arm during the initial test shot.

Oddjob's Hat - Goldfinger

Oddjob with his bowler hat from GoldfingerAlthough I’m not convinced Oddjob’s hat is a bowler hat, it is deadly nonetheless. A metal razor lines the rim of his hat and can cut through a stone sculpture. Tilly Masterson saw her demise at the tip of Oddjob’s hat in the James Bond film Goldfinger.Ironically enough, the hat was also the cause of Oddjob’s own death. But not through the expected method. Instead, he threw the hat at James Bond (Sean Connery) and missed. It became lodged in a wall of metal bars and when Oddjob tried to pry it free, Bond electrocuted the villain.

Chain Mace - Kill Bill Vol. 1

Gogo Yubari with her chain mace from Kill Bill: Vol. 1Quentin Tarantino has been influenced by many works, yet his style adds flair to the already dramatic moments of past cinema. Although the fight scene in Kill Bill between The Bride and Gogo Yubari is exciting and intense, it is drawn from a few existing sources. Most notably, a similar scene is found in “Musashi,” a novel by Eiji Yoshikawa.Regardless of influence, the weapon is deadly and unpredictable. In the hands of the sinister Gogo Yubari, it is even more lethal. The ball and chain has many options. It is used to choke, slice and strike The Bride.Although the weapon is her bread and butter, it also indirectly helped The Bride kill Gogo. With all the fancy moves Gogo used to wind up with her chain mace, it didn’t do its job. It may have taken lives in the past, but on screen the chain mace takes none.

VX Gas - The Rock

John Patrick Mason and Dr. Stanley Goodspeed with VX gas from The RockTo be honest, nothing I can say about the VX gas rocket used by General Hummel (Ed Harris) in The Rock would do it justice. So I’m going to leave you with two quotes from the illustrious Stanley Goodspeed (Nic Cage) to get my point across as to why this belongs on the list:“Look, I’m just a biochemist. Most of the time, I work in a little glass jar and lead a very uneventful life. I drive a Volvo, a beige one. But what I’m dealing with here is one of the most deadly substances the earth has ever known, so what say you cut me some friggin’ slack!?”“If the rocket renders it aerosol, it could take out an entire city of people… It’s a cholinesterase inhibitor. Stops the brain from sending nerve messages down the spinal cord within thirty seconds. Any epidermal exposure or inhalation and you’ll know. A twinge at the small of your back as the poison seizes your nervous system…Your muscles freeze, you can’t breathe, you spasm so hard you break your own back and spit your guts out. But that’s after your skin melts off.”

Golden Gun - The Man with the Golden Gun

Francisco Scaramanga and his golden gun from The Man with the Golden GunIn The Man With The Golden Gun, James Bond’s main foe is arguably not human. While Francisco Scaramanga is a scary man, the gun he uses truly makes him venomous. In the film, his golden gun fires a customized 23-carat bullet. The gun can also be broken down and disguised as various items like a pen and cuff-link, amongst others.The golden gun has had its fair share of kills. In the hands of Scaramanga it has murdered political celebrities, gangsters, Gibson (a scientist in the film), Hai-Fat (his boss) and agent 002 Bill Fairbanks.

Chuck Norris' Entire Body - Every thing he's ever done

J.J. McQuade from Lone Wolf McQuadeLet’s face it. No body part is more revered in the action genre than Chuck Norris’ fist. Not even Bruce Lee’s legs have as much pull as the clenched hands of Norris. Thanks to Sidekicks, a film many wish to forget, I have a lasting memory of the iconic Chuck Norris. But his abilities are only superseded by his reputation.It is truly impressive how many henchmen and bumbling assassins have been knocked unconscious at the mercy of his fists. The rest of his body does come into play during fight scenes, but Chuck Norris’ fists have taken the most fame, even crossing over into Family Guy parody. That is the stuff of legend.

Explosive Nose Charge - Mission: Impossible III

Ethan Hunt and his team from Mission: Impossible IIIWhen we are first introduced to the explosive nose charge in Mission: Impossible III it is without warning. On a helicopter to safety, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) attempts to save his damsel in distress (Keri Russell), but she dies seconds before he can help her. A charge, planted inside her nose, created a micro-burst that essentially imploded her brain. The result was a disgusting mess of internal debris.The device is unbelievably fast in its action. Once triggered, it is a matter a milliseconds before death overcomes its victims. Once implanted in the nose of Hunt, it took a defibrillator to counteract the charge. It is difficult to describe just how intense the moments before death can be for a victim of this weapon.

Wrist Laser - Iron Man 2

Iron Man with the wrist laser from Iron Man 2For anybody who saw Iron Man 2 in theaters, one of the most unforgettable scenes involved a weapon that desperately belongs on this list. When Screen Rant king Vic Holtreman told me to wait on this list until I saw Iron Man 2, my anticipation grew every day. In the film, you may recall Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) promoted his new line of weapons with which to equip War Machine. The last was the “Ex-Wife.” Naturally, I presumed this would be the epic weapon.Boy, was I wrong. The “Ex-Wife” proved to be yet another Hammer dud, but Iron Man’s laser was quite the opposite. Out of nowhere, Iron Man warned War Machine to duck, before priming the ultimate handheld weapon. He began a sort of 360-spin move, but not before initiating a deadly laser beam from each wrist. It instantly decapitated the swarm of enemies around the heroic duo. The same eerie silence overcame audiences as when the Joker’s truck flipped in The Dark Knight.

Bow and Arrow - Robin Hood

Robin Hood with his bow and arrow from Robin HoodThe bow and arrow is not an illustrious weapon. Following a handheld laser with some wood and string doesn’t exactly win over the ladies. But Robin Hood’s weapon of choice has stood the test of time. The legend of Robin Hood is impossible to imagine without his bow and arrow.A simple weapon, the bow and arrow needs little introduction or explanation. In the hands of many it is weak and powerless. Yet, with Robin Hood behind it, a bow and arrow can become a cultural staple. He hardly ever misses, and if he does, it may have been on purpose. This is the epitome of a weapon only as good as its shooter, and its shooter is darn good.

.44 Magnum - Dirty Harry

Harry Callahan with his .44 magnum from Dirty HarryThe .44 magnum pistol isn’t an overwhelming piece, but it packs a punch. And in the hands of Harry Callahan it doesn’t even need to have a bullet left in the chamber to scare a criminal. Dirty Harry is another film in which the most heavily quoted line is about a weapon.“I know what you’re thinking — ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But, being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”The Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver is still popular today thanks to Dirty Harry and the film even led to a spike in sales during its theatrical release. Now you tell me that’s not an influential weapon.

Noisy Cricket - Men in Black

The noisy cricket from Men in BlackNot every weapon has to look like much, as long as its bite is big, loud and deadly. When Agent J (Will Smith) takes the puny little Noisy Cricket from Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), he is understandably upset. Only when he fires the pinkie-sized gun does he understand its power.The weapon not only takes a chunk out of its target, but propels the shooter back dozens of feet. It is quite the weapon, but not necessarily put to its best use in Men in Black.

Rail Gun - Eraser

John Kruger with a couple of rail guns from The EraserThe U.S. Navy has clocked the speed of a railgun at seven times the speed of sound. Of course, you didn’t need to know that to believe it belongs on this list.Arnold Schwarzenegger has held quite a few guns in his acting career, but few are as intimidating as his pair of railguns in Eraser. Even cooler than the explosive results of firing a railgun in Eraser is the plasma trail it leaves behind.The swirly, blue trail is eye-popping and adds an extra level of awesome to the weapon. And don’t forget the night-vision scope on the side of the gun, which even uses X-ray technology to see through walls.

Jericho Missile - Iron Man

The Jericho Missile from Iron ManThe Jericho Missile was created in respect to “how daddy did it,” and it has worked out pretty well so far. Although we only see it fire once, the missile is unforgettable. Did I mention it comes with a free Stark Industries bar/cooler?Not only does the missile break into 16 individual missiles while in flight, but even Tony Stark guarantees “the bad guys won’t even want to come out of their caves.” The shockwave alone could do some damage, but the missile itself will blow a hole in the side of any mountain. Unfortunately, it is such a commodity, villains like The Ten Rings have been looking to unleash it on innocent civilians.

Sting - The Lord of the Rings Triolgy

Sting from The Lord of the Rings trilogyIf you are wondering how close an Orc may be to your home, it would be wise to get your hands on Sting. Luckily for its holder, the sword glows blue when Orcs are near. But it isn’t the ability of the sword that puts it so high on this list. Instead, it is the mental strength it gives its owner, Frodo, while in his possession. Of course, throughout his journey, Frodo experiences many events that help his confidence grow. But the sword was a major boost for the once fearful Hobbit.In addition to the physical and mental advantages to Sting, it holds legendary status in the real world and Middle Earth. Fans of the Lord of the Rings franchise have been awestruck by the glowing sword since its first moment on screen. In Middle Earth it is handed off like royalty, rather than a mere antique.

Zorg ZF-1 - The Fifth Element

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg with the ZF-1 from The Fifth ElementMy personal favorite is also the super-villain Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg’s (Gary Oldman) favorite as well. The enhanced weapon is fitted with almost everything imaginable. While it doesn’t hold the legendary status of other weapons on this list, it deserves its place near the top. Imagine all the special features added to James Bond cars in one handheld device. That’s the essence of the Zorg ZF-1.The ZF-1 holds a rocket launcher, poison arrow launcher, machine gun with replay capability, net launcher, flamethrower and freeze ray. Pretty handy for a light-weight gun wouldn’t you say?

Chainsaw - American Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Evil Dead

Ash Williams with his chainsaw from The Evil DeadThe chainsaw is a basic weapon by itself. In the hands of legendary villains and sinister men it is something else entirely. For example, take three of its most iconic users: Ash Williams, Patrick Bateman and Leatherface. The chainsaw can bring humor to the most sadistic moments, while the simple whirring sound can instill fear in the toughest of heroes.The chainsaw has severed possessed hands, impaled runaway prostitutes and sliced through innocent teenagers over its illustrious history. But the chainsaw is deserving of the #3 spot because of its epic status and basic structure.

Hattori Hanzo Sword - Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2

Hattori Hanzo and The Bride with his sword from Kill Bill Vol. 1“I am finished doing what I swore an oath to God 28 years ago to never do again. I’ve created something that kills people. And in that purpose, I was a success. I’ve done this because, philosophically, I am sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut.”Hattori Hanzo’s reputation for sword-making is one of the most legendary in film history. Of course, he was speaking figuratively when he claimed the sword would cut God, but honestly, I wouldn’t doubt it. Hanzo’s swords are priceless, unless you are in El Paso, where you can get one for $250.The core of Kill Bill is a brilliant story, but it is pushed beyond brilliance by the iconic nature of the Hanzo sword. The samurai sword killed countless henchmen and took the lives of much of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. In a glorious death, The Bride sliced the top of O-Ren Ishii’s head clean off. The sword can cut through a human head as easily as it can a baseball. In addition, it makes a nice mirror.

Lightsaber - Star Wars Saga

Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceThe lightsaber has been the most beloved handheld weapon since it was first seen on screen in 1977′s Star Wars. Anybody who disagrees can head over to YouTube and find hundreds of homemade lightsaber fight scenes as proof. But those who possess a lightsaber in the Star Wars mythology are far more gifted than any YouTube sensation. Obi-Wan Kenobi explained it to the world in simple terms:“This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight was required for its use. An elegant weapon. It was a symbol as well. Anyone can use a blaster or a fusion cutter—but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary.”Lightsabers are an intriguing weapon. Sometimes they penetrate like a regular knife, other times they slice a victim in two halves. Either way, if you get struck by a lightsaber, I hope you’ve got a spare limb hanging around. It’s favorite body part to destroy? Hands. And it comes in various colors in case you’ve got a favorite, like Forest Green.

Death Star - Star Wars Saga

The Death Star from the Star Wars Saga“That’s no moon. That’s a space station.”Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) controlled the Death Star, which is hands-down the most intimidating weapon in history. Also known as the “ultimate weapon,” the Death Star is a floating space station the size of a moon. It has the capability to destroy an entire planet in the span of a few seconds.Of course, both Death Stars seen in the Star Wars films were destroyed, but it does not take away from the epic status of the weapon. Though one downfall (apart from that one pesky and obvious design flaw) would be the lack of maneuverability. The Death Star is relatively slow. Unlike handheld weapons like the lightsaber, it requires a massive tactical team to fire even a single shot.Some would argue the lightsaber is more memorable than the Death Star, but a ligthsaber is no match for the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Nor are any of the others on the extensive list above. So, pick your favorite weapon and let the debate begin.

The 25 Most Awesome Movie Weapons of All Time - March of the Penguins with GunsSo that’s our list – sound off in the comments section below to tell us just how wrong we are and all the incredible weapons we’ve missed.Actually we hope you’ll present some other famous weapons in movie history and share your thoughts on the endless array of weaponry and why one is better than another.
TAGS: austin powers, evil dead, Indiana Jones, iron man, iron man 2, james bond, kill bill, lord of the rings, robin hood, star wars


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  1. Technically Gogo’s weapon is a flail not a mace.

    • the killer bunny from The Holy Grail was a good defensive weapon to stop them from crossing the bridge and it was unique and funny.

  2. what no phasers form Star Trek??? OMG … oh well still a good list

    till next time

    • @kenoboss

      Well we kind of considered the phaser a TV weapon, but yeah, it’s one of my faves.


      • i rather put the miniature black hole from the latest star trek MOVIE in the list than this Death Star

      • Well, you could have put Quantum torpedoes on the list, since it started with TNG Trek movie.

  3. no BFG? sure it was a bad movie, but still — the its the BFG?

    Good list tho!

    • I agree with this. Especially if your going to say “Doom” was erased from your memory, but then include “Super Mario Bros.” (the genesis of horrible video game movies) in the list. Not saying “Doom” was even good, but it was certainly better than “SMB”.

  4. 10 years ago, I would have agreed with the Lightsaber being 1. But after the prequels, the lightsaber has been overused and has lost what made it special. P.S. I hope the Proton Pack isn’t on the list because the Ghostbusters didn’t consider it a weapon.

  5. Very surprised ‘Old Painless’ from Predator wasn’t on the list

    • Ah, good one. And BTW, *love* your screen name, lol.

      • greatest screen name I’ve ever seen on here

        • Love it when people get the reference 😉

    • What does the sausage king of Chicago know about weapons anyway? :-)

      • For me, even the simple chipolata is a deadly weapon. Ask Ferris what I did with it when I finally found out he stole my table reservation.

      • You do realize I must destroy your miserable planet because you copied my name, petaQ!!!


        • Oh, wait a minute, this was 2 years ago, which means that was me! Doh! :-)

          • Now you’ve done it. Your present self has just threatened your past self, putting in jeopardize the whole space/time continuum. Are you happy now?

            • ^^^ Hilarious

  6. This is just my opinion, but I thought that The sword of the kings that Aragorn obtaimed in Return of the King was a lot more epic than Sting, and an even bigger plotpoint. The ring itself probably would have been a good addition, although it does seem kind of lackluster when used by anyone other than Sauron.

  7. No pulse rifle? Doesn’t the T-1000 count as a weapon? What about Weapon X lol!

    • That’s what I said! Terminators are weapons ABSOLUTELY!!! And definitely top 25 greatest movie weapons of all time!

    • Agree entirely, the pulse rifle from Aliens.

  8. Concerning # 21, I’d double check your sources on what the primary use of a bullwhip is.

    • must have been a personal problem of mine then. :)

      • i know it was used for herding and such, thus the name BULLwhip…but it is culturally recognized as a sexual tool more than a herding tool at this point…unfortunately

  9. Also, some notable exceptions:
    Machine gun leg (Planet Terror)
    Silenced Machine Gun (No Country for Old Men, tell me that thing wasn’t scary as heck)
    And one MAJOR omition:
    Proton Pack (Ghostbusters, as if I need to say it)
    I mean really, how could you miss that one

    • as another comment mentioned, the Proton Pack is not a weapon, as stated by the Ghostbusters themselves. But the “captive bolt pistol” used in No Country was a fantastic weapon, and iconic for the character and film. Oversight admitted.

      • Anton Chigurh used two weapons in that great film, the iconic one was the ‘bolt pistol’ which he carried the compressed air canister for, usually used for killing farm animals. The silencer he used on a sound-suppressed Remington 11-87 Semi-Auto shotgun with a sawed off barrel. He also used a Tec-9 briefly in the film.

    • “silenced” machine gun? Add that to the “silenced” shotgun… I want the producers of that movie to try to put a sound suppressor on a shotgun. I’ll watch… from a safe distance behind some ballistic plexiglass… *shakes head*

      • @kenJ Whoops, meant silenced shotgun.
        And they do exist, there’s videos all over youtube.
        And since when is realism a factor in this list?

        As for disqualifying because it’s not made to be a weapon, go ahead and remove the chainsaw and bullwhip from the list in that case.

        • all i was saying is they say in the movie, “it’s not a weapon”…besides, it’s a great piece of machinery, i just don’t think it’s better than the 25 above.

        • Well, if it was a sci-fi movie, then yes, unrealistic weapons is all good and dandy. But since it isn’t… it’ll be distracting for me. And yes, you CAN put a sound suppressor on a shotgun, but the problem there is that for a sound suppressor to work well, it has baffles that take up the expanding gases, and if you’re familiar with the way a shotgun works, the “shot” or the little pellets are held together by a small plastic cup called a “wad” that has pedals that open up as it leaves the barrel like a flower allowing the pellets to spread. On a standard sound suppressor that would be explosive as the pedals of that wad opens up into the baffles of the suppressor.

          For the sound suppressor to work on a shotgun, the baffles cannot be exposed so the inside will have to be somewhat smooth like an extension of the barrel itself and maybe have some small channels for the gases to go to where the baffles are. So basically, the sound suppressor has to be HUGE. And I haven’t seen them, but look at them on youtube, I’m betting they are pretty big right? Nothing like that neat little sound suppressor he had in the movie. Not to mention, if you watch the movie or see the screenshots, the opening on the end of the “silencer” is this small little hole that looks like only a .30 caliber bullet can pass through it.

          Anyway, just saying, hold the hate comments, I’m not saying anything against the movie itself, just making a point about that. :-)

  10. Great list. I was hoping the weapon from the Jackal was on it, so I was not disappointed. Harry’s .44 was just an extra boon that will have me smilin’ for the rest of the week.

  11. Oh, and BTW, the explosive in Mission Impossible 3 wasn’t in the nose, it was implanted into the brain through the nose. So technically it blew up inside the brain, not inside the nose, that’s just how they got it in there.

    And about Eraser’s rail gun, I never understood how you can have x-ray scopes… X-ray’s simply pass through things, there’s no “feedback” from it, that’s why when you get an x-ray at the doctor’s there’s a film placed on the opposite side of what is being x-ray’ed and that’s what shows the result… But yah, it’s a movie, like I’ve pointed out, it’s also movies that put a sound suppressor on a shotgun…

    And what about the rifle from Aliens? Or Quigley’s .45-100 rifle from Quigley’s Down Under? lol

    Ooh, or miniguns, like the one Arnold used in T2 and all of the ones used in Blackhawk Down, etc. 😉

    • What about the minigun used in the first “Matrix”? That was pretty sweet watching all those shells drop. I think the minigun was a missed one as well.

    • People, it is NOT a shotgun in No Country for Old Men…it is a specific tool used to kill cattle..

        • that guy just got schooled on what a shot gun is, mike, im talking to you

  12. haha wow, I should have known that ‘Star Wars’ weapons would’ve topped the list. I wish I was more a fan of ‘Star Wars’ so I would enjoy seeing them instead of heavily sighing. Nothing personal, it’s just the franchise manages to pop up on every single geek list.

    • Aren’t “Star Wars” and “geek” pretty much synonymous? :)

  13. Rambo’s .50 cal anti aircraft gun would probably perforate the Death Star.

  14. What about the jet pack equipped with a rail gun from Kick-Ass. I know its a new one but that packed a punch.

    • Im gonna have to disagree and say that was a pretty lame weapon :/

      • I put that in the honorable mention in the article…

  15. Not trying to nit-pick, but didn’t each of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad get a Hanzo sword after completing their training with the old man?

  16. Nice video by the way.

  17. The laser gun from District 9 that vaporizes people

    • in honorable mention

  18. What about the flying Balls from “Phantasim?”
    Those were some deadly balls!
    I know this is a movie specific thread but LEXX also had the ability to destroy planets. That’s why it was built,,, it could take out the Imperial Death Star for shats in giggles!!!
    If I had a lightsaber I would take out a few stoplights here in town! 😉
    Cool thread!

    • OK…i SECOND the flying ball from the Phantasm movie! I was checking to see if anybody mentioned it…(you’re dating yourself).

    • Yes, the balls from Phantasm, great add..

  19. Ken, in “No Country”, I think the killer was firing 20ga. slugs. The shotgun had a huge silencer that would have muzzled the slugs easly.


  20. Ken, its a movie. Not a real gun.


    • 790, you replied twice to the same comment! :-)

      And I know it’s a movie, but just making a point, but seriously, the “it’s just a movie” excuse is so overused and misused. At least for myself, I have an “expectation of realism” level for every movie. Like I’ve said, if the movie is a comedy and not to be taken seriously, or if it’s a sci-fi or fantasy movie that involves technology or powers that do not yet exist, then I have a pretty low expectation of realism and won’t mind unrealistic things as long as they make sense within the rules set by the film. But if the movie is a serious movie set in present times and does not involve anything mythical, then things that are glaringly unrealistic distracts me. Not that it makes or breaks the movie, but I do feel that a good director pays attention to all of the details.

      And slug or not, I do believe that it still requires a wad (although I admit I’ve never reloaded shotshells to see the internal components of slugs), so the same attributes I stated still stands. Not to mention, it is unlikely for someone to manufacture a sound suppressor for a weapon that will only work for one specific type of ammunition… The prop in the movie is simply that, a movie prop, with no real consideration for reality. Most people won’t notice and don’t care, but if I was a director, I would be too much of a perfectionist to just do things without consulting someone who knows about it in the real world. Just like how I wouldn’t write lines for a nurse character that a real nurse will never be caught saying, for example. Or a waiter that doesn’t know how to serve food, etc. etc.

  21. Ken, the components of a Shotgun slug are,,, powder,+ wad, + Slug.

    The wad is usually a cardboard filament, just enough to absorb/transfer the energy between the powder and slug.

    My double post was nothing more then two alternatives to this topic.
    Movie vs real life,,,,

      • Silencing a shotgun is possible and not terribly difficult. However you’re complaining that it’s not “realistic” when no silenced gun in any movie that I’ve ever seen has been realistic. There is no such thing as a “silent” gun. It’s figurative. A silencer only quiets the shot. A silenced 22 will disturb birds at over 250 yards. The movies all make them seem so quiet. As for the rounds not working with silencer, all you need is a shell with a one piece wad and shot-cup. The shot stays inside the cup like a capsule and holds it inside until it has exited the barrel. Only then does the cup expand.
        The best part of all this is the realism you require with your movies, yet the fact that Bardem was using a Remington 11-87, which wasn’t manufactured until 1987 and the movie took place in 1980, didn’t bother you at all. Or maybe you don’t have any real knowledge of the subject you’ve complained about so much.

        • @Bob

          I didn’t even look at the type of shotgun. Nor am I even aware when the movie took place, lol. Like I said, I’m not even talking about how good or bad the movie was since I never saw it, I just heard someone say it had a silenced shotgun, just talking about the technical aspect of putting a sound suppressor on a shotgun since the topic was brought up.

          And like I’ve already said, I know you can put a sound suppressor on a shotgun, but they’ll have to be pretty big since the inside has to be lined to prevent issues with the wad and the baffles, and I finally looked it up on youtube, and so far, every one I’ve seen has been huge or the shotgun has a large integral sound suppressor as a barrel. So basically, what I said was right…

        • Oh, and just to clarify for you, the wad (which IS the shot cup BTW) starts to open up as it exits the barrel, which is exactly how I described it, the thing is, on a traditional sound suppressor, the inside has some cones with an opening in the middle, then maybe some different shaped baffles depending on the design. But there ARE open spaces between these structures, and that wad (which IS the shot cup, not a separate part like you seem to think it is) will start opening up since it’s no longer confined by the walls of the barrel. Just because it’s still in the dark doesn’t mean it magically won’t open up…

          But anyway, I’ve actually already said all of these things before, so maybe you just like things to be repeated, or maybe you don’t have any real reading comprehension skills or something, I don’t know… 😉 Just kidding man, lol.

          • Just to clarify for you, the wad consists of three parts, the powder wad, the cushion, and the shot cup, which may be separate pieces or be one part. I take it you’ve never reloaded shells before. I have many years of knowledge and experience with guns of many types. Not just the kind that can be found on a random website. You also ignored the fact that I specifically said that the shape of the shotcup is designed differently for use with a sound suppressor. And lastly, just because it’s on YouTube doesn’t make it correct. It’s not the best place to go for information. Try a forum for gun owners.

            As reported Sept. ’00 in SWAT Magazine:
            Called the Clandestine 12™, the sound suppressor has a stainless steel body and heat-treated aircraft-grade aluminum internal parts. Considering that it’s designed to suppress a 12 gauge shotgun, the suppressor is exceptionally compact. The suppressor measures 10 inches long and has an outside diameter (O.D.) of 2.75 inches.

            That’s not that big. It only took me about two minutes to find that article. Just FYI.

            • @bob

              “although I admit I’ve never reloaded shotshells to see the internal components of slugs”

              It’s not like I’ve said it before or anything. 😀

              Reading comprehension. 😉

              Also, it’s great you found an article printed in 2000 for a new (at the time of the printing) sound suppressor for a shotgun when like you’ve said yourself that the movie took place in 1980. Sweet deal, didn’t know it involved time travel, I might check it out now, lol. (Well, unless ’00 means 1900 😀 )

              • “that wad (which IS the shot cup, not a separate part like you seem to think it is)”

                Ring a bell? Just sayin’. Sorry I forgot about your previous post. Guess I got a little caught up arguing about something I actually know about. :)

                And as far as the article I linked goes, I was just pointing out that it’s not difficult to find accurate information about this subject online. Sorry I didn’t make that clear.

                • Seriously? I wrote six sentences and you talked around each one.

  22. Well Ken, some shotgun Slugs are manufactured with Nylon wads. Ghessh.
    My point is that shotgun slugs “can be” silenced with a silencer,,, that’s no big deal.
    Shotgun shells/slugs can be custom made/loaded into whatever you want/need,,,

    Bullets/shotgun shells are easily/very customized into whatever you can need in terms of a steath weapon.

    • @790

      I know you can use the wads like I linked to the second time, but even that will probably get caught up inside the baffles if the inside lining of the sound suppressor wasn’t smooth enough to guide it out the end of the muzzle. But like I’ve said, you can put a sound suppressor on a shotgun, it has been done many times actually, but if you actually look at them, they are all pretty freakin huge, and it’s partially for the reasons I have stated since they can’t have the exposed cones and baffles it has to have a kind of sleeve with air channels or something to allow for the gases to expand into the spaces where those structures are.

      But yes, movies are movies. I just can’t help but get slightly distracted at some things which I’m sure you do too for some other topic. The thing I always love, on the topic of sound suppressors, is how all movies assume that the bullet is slowed down by sound suppressors when in fact most of the examples I’ve seen when you chrono the muzzle velocity of the same rifle with the same load before and after a sound suppressor, the muzzle velocity tends to INCREASE after the addition of a sound suppressor, not decrease like all movies seem to assume. I don’t know if this is a rule for all sound suppressors, or just the ones I’ve seen. It’s not like a huge improvement to where I’m recommending everyone go out and get one, it’s only like 20-50fps increase, and there is the downside that it does throw off your point of impact a little. Which isn’t a problem if you intend to always shoot with the suppressor on, but if you plan on taking it off and putting it back on for different parts of the same “mission” or shooting session, you’ll notice your shots will vary. Then there’s the issue of them heating up which is the first thing that pops into my mind when I heard someone say “silenced” machine gun, although I’ve seen those too… But I can imagine how hot the suppressor gets. If they’re not careful, they’ll melt the tip of the barrel right off, lol. Well, before that will happen, the suppressor might start to get so hot that it’ll actually sag and one of the rounds will actually hit some of the internal components of the suppressor blowing it up, lol. Should be fun to see. Again from behind some ballistic plexiglass… 😀

  23. Where



    Magic Wand ? lol

  24. My Eleven Weapons of Honorable Mention

    1 Nuclear six gun satellite from “Space Cowboys”
    2 Excalibur from “Excalibur” – How could you forget the mystical sword of power?
    3 Holtzman shield from Lynch’s “Dune” – tuned to full not even air could penetrate it. Used in a M.A.D. scenario against or with a particle weapon was the equivalent to a nuke.
    4 Sonic gun from Lynch’s “Dune” – reputed to allow the user to interrupt anything solid on a molecular level causing it to blow apart.
    5 laser gun satellite from “Diamonds are Forever”
    6 Icarus from “Die Another Day”
    7 Batô’s standard big gun from “Ghost In The Shell”
    8 M41-A pulse rifle from “Aliens”
    9 Judge Dredd’s Lawgiver
    10 Auto 9 – from “Robocop”
    11 Deckards PK-D Blaster from “Blade Runner”

    • I second the pulse rifle from Aliens. And while we’re on the topic of sci-fi guns, what about the cleric pistol from Equilibrium? It was a modified Baretta 92 or some other Baretta 9mm pistol. I forgot which now, lol, but it was fun to watch in the movie with the completely impossible muzzle flash in the shape of their symbol, lol.

      • I like how the DVD gives you the option to just watch the gunplay and ignore the rest of the movie. Even with that, I totally missed the “shaped” muzzle flash!

    • Dredd’s Lawgiver fires a remarkably similar selection of bullets to the guns in the original Logan’s Run novel, and has the same palm-print recognition system that auto-destructs and maims if anyone but the owner picks it up. I met Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner years ago and asked him if that was where he’d got the idea from. He looked at me for what seemed like an age and said “No”. Subject closed. I thought better of pursuing the matter…

  25. I don’t agree with 1 and 2. They should be reversed. Yeah the Death Star was a cool idea but look where that got the Empire. They spent up good resources to make a planet size weapon to destroy other planets. 1 Jedi, 1 photon torpedo, boom. Then they do it again. Jedi and Lightsaber live to tell the tale. So Lightsaber is the ultimate weapon. As long as you have your Lightsaber and a towel you can go anywhere in the Universe.

  26. I’m surprised that Dune was mentioned without mentioning the Wierding Module.

    I know Star Trek started out as a TV show but there are a plethora of movies. I would put phasers, photon torpedoes (trans-phasic torpedoes), and disruptors on the list. I don’t remember bat’leths being used in the movies, but is an honorable mention.

  27. No love for Batman’s sticky bomb gun from The Dark Knight?

  28. I would like to mention the Oxygen destroyer from Gojira, Mecha Godzilla(I guess you could count that as a weapon), maser tanks(again from Godzilla), the amp suit from Avatar and the one from District 9.

  29. What about Leeloo from The Fifth Element?

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