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Deliverance (1972)
Lewis (Burt Reynolds)

Four city slickers venture into the wilderness, but only one proves deadly with a hunting bow: Reynolds’ Lewis takes out the vicious Georgia hillbilly who made Ned Beatty’s Bobby ”squeal like a pig.” [3 archers]

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo (Sylvester Stallone)

Sure, the guerrilla-warfare master is handiest with a machine gun, but when he loses his firepower in the jungle, he’s left with only a bow. Good thing his arrows explode! [3.5 archers]

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-03)
Legolas (Orlando Bloom)

Hobbits wield daggers and dwarves swing axes, but the nimble elf swiftly slings arrows with remarkable speed and enchanted accuracy. [5 archers]

The Hunger Games (2012)
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence)

All those mornings spent shooting stray squirrels in the District 12 woods prepared Katniss for the live-or-die stakes of the Hunger Games, where her prey is a little bit bigger…and a lot more human. [4.5 archers]

The Avengers (2012)
Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)

The grief-stricken archer fights admirably in The Avengers. And while his electronic arrows are lethal and high-tech, they seem pretty wimpy compared with Thor’s hammer and the Hulk’s smashing fists. [3 archers]

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