Date Published: 2013-06-12

Top 5 Throwing Knives Movie Scenes


Nothing is more exciting than seeing a throwing knife whiz past the ear of your favorite movie character. You can almost feel the breeze as it slices a few hairs off of their neck it’s so close! We know the feeling you get because we are big fans of anything edged that is being thrown. Spears, knives, ninja stars, you name it. But, for consistently sake, we’ve developed a list of our top 5 throwing knife movie scenes. There’s a mix of old and new, so don’t get all bent out of shape if your favorite Kung-Fu movie missed our list. It might make our next one, so let’s get straight to it.

5. Gangs of New York – Knife Throwing Scene
Bill “The Butcher” Cutting knows his way around a blade apparently. He effortlessly hangs Cameron Diaz’s coat on the target board like he was using his own hands. Anyone who can throw a knife across a stage and stick it in a coin-sized locket has a place in our top 5. We knocked him down a few because he skint her neck on that last throw. Practice makes perfect Bill!

5. Gangs of New York – Knife Throwing Scene
Bill “The Butcher” Cutting knows his way around a blade apparently. He effortlessly hangs Cameron Diaz’s coat on the target board like he was using his own hands. Anyone who can throw a knife across a stage and stick it in a coin-sized locket has a place in our top 5. We knocked him down a few because he skint her neck on that last throw. Practice makes perfect Bill!

4. The Hunger Games – Tribute Training Scene
There are a lot of awesome weapons in The Hunger Games. It’s our kind of movie! Not as great as the book in our opinion, but this isn’t a book club after all! The scene before The Hunger Games begins when the tributes are showing off their skills is the place where Clove’s knife throwing skills really shine. She hits the targets in the bullseye on almost every try. We’d hate to a knife duel with her, she’s one expert thrower for sure! Check out the scene starting about 00:23.



4. The Hunger Games – Tribute Training Scene
There are a lot of awesome weapons in The Hunger Games. It’s our kind of movie! Not as great as the book in our opinion, but this isn’t a book club after all! The scene before The Hunger Games begins when the tributes are showing off their skills is the place where Clove’s knife throwing skills really shine. She hits the targets in the bullseye on almost every try. We’d hate to a knife duel with her, she’s one expert thrower for sure! Check out the scene starting about 00:23.



3. Ninja Assasin – Training Scene

Well, this one kind of slipped in. It’s not exactly throwing knives, but ninja stars are close enough right? I can’t even walk out of a room blindfolded and Hollywood is throwing ninja stars in posts all around the room like it’s child’s play. Not to mention these aren’t your everyday throwers. These things look like they weigh a couple pounds a piece, he might as well have been throwing lawnmower blades, they are freaking huge! One very impressive display of skills in our book, so Hollywood pulls Ninja Assassin to number 3 on our list.

3. Ninja Assasin – Training Scene

Well, this one kind of slipped in. It’s not exactly throwing knives, but ninja stars are close enough right? I can’t even walk out of a room blindfolded and Hollywood is throwing ninja stars in posts all around the room like it’s child’s play. Not to mention these aren’t your everyday throwers. These things look like they weigh a couple pounds a piece, he might as well have been throwing lawnmower blades, they are freaking huge! One very impressive display of skills in our book, so Hollywood pulls Ninja Assassin to number 3 on our list.

2. The Expendables – Stallone & Statham Fight Scene
I might have been a little bit biased on this pick because I have actually thrown the that Jason Statham’s character Lee Christmas throws in this movie. This is a real action-packed movie with a lot of great scenes, but I picked this one as the best. Probably because anyone who takes on a group of AK-47-wielding soldiers with a set of throwing knives has lost their mind. Staham and Stallone really do work in this scene to save the general’s daughter.



2. The Expendables – Stallone & Statham Fight Scene
I might have been a little bit biased on this pick because I have actually thrown the Kunai knives that Jason Statham’s character Lee Christmas throws in this movie. This is a real action-packed movie with a lot of great scenes, but I picked this one as the best. Probably because anyone who takes on a group of AK-47-wielding soldiers with a set of throwing knives has lost their mind. Staham and Stallone really do work in this scene to save the general’s daughter.



1. Desperado – Navajas vs. Everyone
In the sequel to Director Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi,” Antonio Banderas is one heck of a gunslinger, from his guitar case machine gun, to being pretty hand with a steel, he’s a pretty tough dude at the protagonist in the 1992 film “Desperado.” But, Banderas’ character pales in comparison to Navajas, played by Danny Trejos. Not only does he have one bad-a tattoo of a hottie senorita all the way across his chest, but he also has a couple dozen throwing knives strapped under his jacket for a rainy day. He almost kills Banderas before he slaughters most of a Mexican gang wielding machine guns before somebody gets in a lucky shot or two. I guess even the best knife thrower of them all loses when your bring a knife to a gun fight?



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1. Desperado – Navajas vs. Everyone
In the sequel to Director Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi,” Antonio Banderas is one heck of a gunslinger, from his guitar case machine gun, to being pretty hand with a steel, he’s a pretty tough dude at the protagonist in the 1992 film “Desperado.” But, Banderas’ character pales in comparison to Navajas, played by Danny Trejos. Not only does he have one bad-a tattoo of a hottie senorita all the way across his chest, but he also has a couple dozen throwing knives strapped under his jacket for a rainy day. He almost kills Banderas before he slaughters most of a Mexican gang wielding machine guns before somebody gets in a lucky shot or two. I guess even the best knife thrower of them all loses when your bring a knife to a gun fight?



Click here to see BUDK’s extensive selection of throwing knives.

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We hear there’s going to be some pretty sweet knife throwing scenes in the yet to be released 2014 film Divergent as well. Check out the sneak peek above:





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