10 Best Movie Shoot-Outs Of All-Time

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High-octane movie car chases are all well and good, but nothing gets the armrest-clenching adrenaline pumping quite like a shoot-out.

To that end, here are some of the best bullet-riddled scenes in cinema history (spoiler: De Niro can't get enough of them)...

Taxi Driver

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Snappy one-liner? "Suck on this"

Kill count: 5

A mohawked Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) decides that he's going to "wipe all this scum off the streets" himself, breaking into a peodophilic prostitution ring as part of a blood-soaked vigilante mission.

The Untouchables

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Snappy one-liner? Nope

Kill count: 8

A tumbling babies pram is the focal point for the shoot-out scene in Brian De Palma's underrated-but-still-very-much-rated gangster film, starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Robert De Niro.

Scarface

Snappy one-liner? "Say hello to my little friend" (obviously)

Kill count: 18

Cuban drug lord Tony Montana (Al Pacino) meets his bloody end after a short-lived tenure at the top of the bugle game.

Django Unchained

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Snappy one-liner? "Sorry, I couldn't resist"

Kill count: 22

Former slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and partner Dr. Schultz (Christoph Waltz) wreak their bloody revenge on psychopathic plantation owner Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo Di Caprio).

Hard Boiled

Snappy one-liner? Nope

Kill count: 24

Gun-smuggling gangsters are making a lucrative deal in a city teahouse - but little do they know that Officer "Tequila" Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) and his partner Benny (Bowie Lam) are ready to pounce.

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Heat

Snappy one-liner? Nope.

Kill count: 3

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Cal Kilmer apparently underwent months of training in preparation for their parts and, ultimately, this iconic scene.

Shoot 'Em-Up

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Snappy one-liner? "My God, do we really suck or is this guy really that good?"

Kill count: 31

If you're going to make a film called 'Shoot 'Em-Up', you better deliver with the violent showdowns.

Deadpool

Snappy one-liner? "I'm touching myself tonight"

Kill count: 10

With only a specific number of bullets at his disposal, Deadpool ensures that he makes the most out of every single one in the most ludicrous ways possible.

The Matrix

Snappy one-liner? Nope

Kill count: 8

The ultimate slow-mo shoot-out and one of the first we see Neo take part in, this just might be the most memorable fight in the entire trilogy.

L.A. Confidential

Snappy one-liner? No one-liner, but a nice scoff and smirk from Russell Crowe.

Kill count: 7

In their bid to uncover the drug-related corruption of the police force, Detective Exley (Guy Pearce) and Detective White (Russell Crowe) find themselves lured into a gun-fight against hordes of LAPD-hired hitmen.