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List: Top 3 Movies About Violence

List: Top 3 Movies About Violence

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed Jeremy Saulnier’s latest and violent film, Green Room. Violence in film has been around for decades and as mentioned above, there are some films that use it to make a statement thematically while others will enthrall you with violent entertainment. The great films will usually do both. Many genre have depicted violence, so our lists this week had specific criteria to help us narrow down what kind of violence we were looking but we rose to the challenge and came up with some great lists.

That being said, what movies about violence would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Gladiator
2) The Godfather
3) The Act of Killing / The Look of Silence


1) Taxi Driver
2) Unforgiven
3) Drive


1) Do the Right Thing
2) History of Violence
3) The Road

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

First Blood, RoboCop, Battle Royal, Ichi the Killer, The Passion of the Christ, Bonnie and Clyde, Se7en, Oldboy, Kill Bill, The Raid 2, Natural Born Killers, Fargo, Chi-Raq, We Need to Talk About Kevin, No Country for Old Men, basically anything from the Coen brothers, Scorsese and Tarantino as well

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are obviously a billion other films that we didn’t mention that could make your list, depending on your criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

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