The 1990s, unfortunately, gave us the rise of boy bands but on the other hand, it also gave us some great Sci-Fi movies accompanied by their many guns. We take a look at some of the biggest and best sci-fi flicks and their guns from the 90s in the list below.
*Word of warning: spoilers ahead*
T2: Judgement Day – Winchester 1887
It’s hard not to start this list with one of the biggest action stars of all time. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Conner crew handle so many guns trying to defeat the T-1000 that you could write a whole book on it.
Coming in with a reported budget of $102 million, this 1992 film was the most expensive movie ever produced at the time of release; but it paid off thanks, in large part, to the special effects. Though SFX, guns, and ammo included, accounted for $51 million of said budget, the cost was well worth it as this film wowed moviegoers.
Schwarzenegger may shoot a lot of guns in the movie but the most iconic has to be the Winchester 1887 shotgun. Flying through the drainage tunnels of LA and blasting open fences, this lever-action shotgun could do it all. Handling it like a modern-day Kirk Douglas upon a steel Harley-Davidson steed, it doesn’t get much more badass or more 90s than T2.
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The Fifth Element – Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon System
The Fifth Element is an amazing Sci-Fi movie hailing from the year 1997 with everything you could ever want in a genre-defying thrill ride. One of the coolest weaponry elements coming out of the film is that memorable Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon System which Zorg shows off to the Mangalores.
Some of the best features of the Zorg ZF-1 include the rocket launcher and arrow launcher with exploding poisonous gas head. Perhaps the most unique feature of the rifle was a “replay button” which allowed the shooter to target a point then have every follow-up shot hit that same exact spot — no matter where the rifle was aimed.
In hindsight, this doesn’t seem like the most helpful feature but its sci-fi and, for the time, it looked really cool. It might be hard to tell, due to the other accouterments equipped on this gun, but the Zorg ZF-1 is built on the AK-74U weapon chassis.
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Mars Attacks! – All the Collectibles
It would be blasphemy to curate a 90s Sci-Fi list without including director Tim Burton and, specifically, his gun-filled 1998 blockbuster Marks Attacks! When those disgusting little Martians touchdown on Earth and start blasting people in Las Vegas, Burton pulls out all the stops.
There are some great battle scenes in this movie including the likes of M14s, Browning 1919s, and even Micro UZIs, to name a few. One of the best scenes, though, might be the dual-1911 wielding General Decker who goes out in a blaze of glory while reciting Churchills famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech.
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The Matrix – Desert Eagle
The Matrix, like T2, could have an entire book written on the guns used throughout the film. The 1999 movie tops many gun guys’ movie lists simply for the amount of lead shelled out — not to mention the sweet special effects.
While many different guns could define this movie we’re taking a look at the one from the main villain hellbent on taking out our hero Neo — Agent Smith and his IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX. While the .50 Action Express provides plenty of stopping power it doesn’t do much good when you’re fighting the “Chosen One.”
Interestingly enough, you never will see an agent reloading despite this gun only having a 7+1 capacity, a nod to the program.
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Independence Day – Beretta 92FS
Independence Day might be known more for its aerial fighting than its gun fighting but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great gun scenes in the movie.
In this 1996 film, once Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum finally get to Area 51, viewers are privy to experiments scientists are running on a freshly recovered alien. When that Alien gets pissed about being cut open, the Secret Service must step in with some Berettas.
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Jurassic Park – Franchi SPAS-12
In the vast expanse of Sci-Fi flicks, no other opening scene comes with a more iconic line than “Shoot her!” Even though the dinosaurs steal the show in this 1993 movie, there are a couple of good gun scenes — including that opener.
The firearm that sticks in most people’s minds is Muldoon’s Franchi SPAS-12 with that sweet folding stock. A shotgun chambered in 12-gauge may seem like enough firepower but you can never count out a pack of hungry raptors.
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