Greatest movie threats of all time

hh1edits's "The 100 Greatest Movie Threats of All Time" is a truly fabulous 11:37 worth of threatening behavior -- angry, calm, brave, terrified. The creator casts an admirably broad net, including appearances from Monty Python, Wil Wheaton, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The 100 Greatest Movie Threats of All Time (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


    1. I swear to God, if you drop one more of these pedantic fucking safe warnings again I’m gonna take your goddamn profile and shove it so far up your virtual fucking ass you’ll be spitting out ones and zeroes for a week!

    2. Who cares… it was nice to be reminded that Lucy Liu is crosseyed when she triess to act really angry.

    3. You know, there IS something called ‘in-ear headphones’.
      I’m at work and sporting some right now. 
      Just get a headset with a microphone and tell everybody you’re skyping.

  1. Someday, I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement.
    Last of the Mohicans, if it was in there I missed it.

      1. This was a good one from Unforgiven:

        “All right, I’m coming out. Any man I see out there, I’m gonna shoot him. Any sunofabitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only gonna kill him, but I’m gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his god damn house down. ”

  2. Another very creepy threat omitted from this compilation:

    It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.

  3. Which one held the most believable threat?  I’d say the one from Stand by Me.

    “Whaddya gonna do, shoot us all?”

    “No, Ace.  Just you”

    The other bad guys that do all that talking and screaming just dilute the power of their words.  The kid with the gun in his shaking hand looks the most dangerous to me.

  4. FBI said that after The Godfather came out all the mafia guys started imitating the movie.

  5. When I was a kid, the neighborhood bully threatened me … once. I later found out that my otherwise peaceful and bookish mother had grabbed him and delivered this zinger,”touch my son again and I’ll tear your arm off and beat you with the soggy end.”.

  6. That was so satisfying to watch.  Seriously.  It got out a lot of my pent up aggression today just vicariously appreciating all those threats.

  7. “It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder.”

  8. I loved that.  Lots of fun.
    Missing these, though –

    Rambo, this is Murdock, we’re glad you’re alive. Where the hell are you? Give us your position and we’ll come to pick you up!

    Murdock… I’m coming to get you.


    No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.

  9. What???  No, ” Now you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you.”  ?  Meh.

  10. One of the few redeeming moments from Death to Smoochy:

    Tommy (Female Irish Gangster):
    You like fairy tales, then?


    Jimmy, tell him the one about the worthless prick that got his head chopped off with an axe. 

  11. Coen brothers well represented here, they really  put some thought into developing their bad guys.

    J. E. Freeman  as Eddie the Dane in “Millers Crossing” is the greatest.

    Why no Javier Bardem from “No Country for Old Men” ?

  12. Ah, I had the kind of day that made me need this. Love the “I’m gonna hit you so hard . . . ” series :)

  13. “Go on, run, you  bastard! Run!!! You can run, but you can’t fuckin hide! Well, I guess you can hide! But if you don’t hide really really good I’ll probably find you one day and then you’ll be sorry!”

  14. Ah, right up there with the Talking Killer and the Hooker with a Heart of Gold.  Gotta love the Lazy Screenwriter’s Toolbox.  Nothing quite pads a movie like trash talk.  Mix in some slow motion action and a car chase and you’ve got yourself a movie.

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