Grandpa’s Got A Gun In These Movies Like Red

Friday, December 28 by Gregory Wakeman


When individuals reach a certain age, their relatives normally schlepp them off to an old people’s home so that they can live a peaceful existence up until they perish. That’s the way it was supposed to be. But Hollywood does things a little differently, so they give these wrinkly old souls a gun, and then ask them to aim it at their enemies. Here are five movies like "Red" that hand guns to grandpas.

“Live Free or Die Hard”


The first time that we met Bruce Willis’ John McClane he was a balding badass who did battle with Hans Gruber for supremacy inside Nakatomi Plaza. 2007 saw him return for the fourth installment of the franchise, but now he had fully lost his head of hair and was still going toe-to-toe with terrorists and coming out on top.



Clint Eastwood was 62 when he portrayed William “Will” Munny, an aging outlaw and killer who decides to take on one more job years after he had hung up his guns. It’s a dark and stark tale that was dedicated to the classic directors like Don Siegel and Sergio Leone.

“Lethal Weapon 4”


Roger Murtaugh’s infamous line from the series is that he is too old for the life of a policeman. He uttered it in the first movie and by the fourth installment he seems to be on his last leg, but is still able to shoot down the bad guys.

“The Expendables 2”


The cast of Sylvester Stallone’s action-packed extravaganza have a combined age of around 643, but the “Rocky” star and his co-stars, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren, destroy anyone who steps in their way, despite their years.

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