This blog contains images that may be disturbing for some viewers. If you have a problem with violent scenes or seeing people get maimed and die (albeit in a cinematic manner), you might not want to continue reading.
Aren’t some violent scenes in movies just SO fun to watch? Who doesn’t love seeing “bad guys” get what they deserve? Or maybe the person at the receiving end of the violence doesn’t necessarily “deserve” it – but it’s still fun to watch anyway?
Without further ado, and in no particular order:
Some Bloody Great Violent Movie Scenes
There may be spoilers in some of the following commentary.
When Ronny (Nicolas Cage) professes his love for Loretta (Cher), she tells him bluntly, “Snap out of it” and slaps him. I will never stop enjoying this no matter how many times I see it (there’s just something about it)!
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014, two scenes)
1. “The church scene.”
Colin Firth (Harry/Galahad), whom is trained to be an assassin, is triggered into violence when SIM cards in people’s phones shut down people’s inhibitions. Everyone else in this scene is also triggered into violence from the SIM cards, yet guess who is the last man standing in this scene? Once you’ve watched this whole scene, you’ll never be able to hear the song “Free Bird” the same way again!
2. “Manners Maketh Man”
It’s hard not to enjoy this scene involving a pub brawl!
Kinsgman: The Golden Circle (2017)
“Elton John kicks ass.”
Elton John is being held hostage by a megalomaniac in Cambodia and decides the Stockholm Syndrome isn’t for him…
The Lost Boys (1987)
“Death by stereo”
One of the two “Coreys” in The Lost Boys proclaims it’s never a pretty sight when a vamp buys it. This is actually kind of a pretty sight!
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
1. “I am no man.”
Eowyn loses it after seeing her uncle – whom raised her as a daughter – taken out by the Witch King and his fell beast – so she repays the favor in kind…and with style!
2. Gandalf smacks Denethor with his staff
Denethor, the Steward of Gondor, has basically lost his f–ing mind. He’s sent his son to a battle that leaves him clinging for his life, he refuses to put out an order for his people to fight when Gondor is under siege and he believes just about everything he sees in the Palantir. Gandalf vainly attempts to knock some sense into him here…
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
“The gun scene.”
In this improvised scene (in which Harrison Ford was ill from a gastrointestinal bug), Indy makes short work of a show-off swordsman by…shooting him.
Serial Mom (1994)
“No white shoes after Labor Day.”
Kathleen Turner as Beverly Sutphin (aka “Serial Mom”) dispenses some valuable fashion advice to Patty Hearst…with a pay phone.
In this violent scene, we see what might happen if Gandhi had a sequel – and Gandhi stopped practicing passive resistance (“No more Mr. Passive Resistance.”)
The Crow (1994)
“Victims…aren’t we all?”
Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) shows bad guy “Tin Tin” who’s boss…
A Christmas Story (1983)
“Ralphie confronts his bully.”
I’ll admit this isn’t my favorite movie – OR favorite holiday movie! It’s overplayed, it’s a bit trite, it’s cheesy, it’s run its course, yada yada. But it’s still fun seeing Ralphie whaling on his bully!