“The Warrior’s Way”.
To save a child’s life, the greatest swordsman in the world flees to America and violence pursues after them like bedbugs at a cheap motel after you do your “just got out of the shower’ naked dance. Yang finds himself still dealing with violence as he’s chosen a new home in a town where a villainous leader called The Colonel and his gang routinely pillage. Luckily for Yang, the town happens to be home to a skilled sniper as well as a carnival of out of work performers willing to gun up. With explosions, bullets and swordplay this battle is truly an epic movie shootout. What other film features a sniper shooting from a decrepit Ferris wheel rigged to blow up? Watching the Colonel’s gang shoot it out with Yang’s old assassin clan is a scene filled with great slow motion as well as dramatic choreographed kills, both of which will keep you loving the hybrid action of “The Warrior’s Way”.
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.
The penultimate movie shootout of all time as the ending is both a gift and a curse as you decide whether to believe the duo lived or died in that hail of bullets. A gunfight with the police would provide more than enough action for a film but in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” the Bolivian army comes out to play as well. Outnumbered, outgunned but never outplayed, the two make their stand as the image freezes and the sound of a barrage of bullets washes over you, leaving the acrid stink of gun smoke in your brain along with one of the greatest endings ever etched in there as well. Paul Newman’s horse sandwich as he shoots from between two moving horses on his way to Sundance, played by Robert Redford, is easily one of the coolest action scenes around.