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Gun violence in movies, 1985-2015

CHAMP coding of half of top-30 grossing films per year since 1985, including film title, year of release, and number of 5-minute segments containing a gun-use event in which a character shoots a gun that hits a character.

Title Year Rating Gun Segments
Back to the Future 1985 PG 2
Beverly Hills Cop 1985 R 4
Cocoon 1985 PG-13 0
The Goonies 1985 PG 0
A View to a Kill 1985 PG 4
Fletch 1985 PG 1
Mask 1985 R 0
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 PG 1
Jagged Edge 1985 R 1
St. Elmo's Fire 1985 R 0
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 PG-13 0
Killing Fields, The 1985 R 2
Amadeus 1985 PG 0
White Nights 1985 PG-13 0
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 PG-13 0
Top Gun 1986 PG 0
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 PG 0
Star Trek 4 1986 PG 0
Aliens 1986 R 8
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 PG-13 0
Out of Africa 1986 PG 1
Stand By Me 1986 R 0
Legal Eagles 1986 PG 0
Police Academy 3 1986 PG 0
Pretty in Pink 1986 PG-13 0
Poltergeist 2 1986 PG-13 0
Running Scared 1986 R 4
Gung Ho 1986 PG-13 0
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 PG-13 0
Nothing in Common 1986 PG 0
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 R 3
Fatal Attraction 1987 R 1
The Untouchables 1987 R 7
The Secret of My Success 1987 PG-13 1
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 R 0
Predator 1987 R 4
La Bamba 1987 PG-13 0
Outrageous Fortune 1987 R 3
Living Daylights, The 1987 PG 5
Full Metal Jacket 1987 R 6
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 R 0
Roxanne 1987 PG 0
Mannequin 1987 PG 0
Running Man, The 1987 R 3
Eddie Murphy Raw 1987 R 0
Coming to America 1988 R 0
Big 1988 PG 0
Three Men and a Baby 1988 PG 0
Moonstruck 1988 PG 0
Beetlejuice 1988 PG 0
Twins 1988 PG 3
Scrooged 1988 PG-13 1
Bull Durham 1988 R 0
Nightmare On Elm Street 4 1988 R 1
Rain Man 1988 R 0
Biloxi Blues 1988 PG-13 0
Big Business 1988 PG 0
Great Outdoors, The 1988 PG 1
Dead Pool, The 1988 R 4
Last Emperor, The 1988 unrated 2
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 PG-13 4
Honey I Shrunk the Kids 1989 PG 0
Look Who's Talking 1989 PG-13 0
Back to the Future Part II 1989 PG 1
Dead Poets Society 1989 PG 0
Turner & Hooch 1989 PG 1
Field of Dreams 1989 PG 0
Pet Sematary 1989 R 0
Beaches 1989 PG-13 0
Abyss, The 1989 PG-13 0
Little Mermaid, The 1989 G 1
Major League 1989 R 0
Black Rain 1989 R 4
See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 R 3
Three Fugitives 1989 PG-13 0
Ghost 1990 PG-13 1
Home Alone 1990 PG 2
The Hunt for Red October 1990 PG 2
Die Hard 2 1990 R 6
Dick Tracy 1990 PG 6
Presumed Innocent 1990 R 0
Days of Thunder 1990 PG-13 0
Born on the Fourth of July 1990 R 3
Flatliners 1990 R 0
Arachnophobia 1990 PG-13 0
Hard To Kill 1990 R 8
Gremlins 2: the New Batch 1990 PG-13 2
Young Guns 2 1990 PG-13 10
Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 PG 0
Tango & Cash 1990 R 4
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 PG-13 0
Home Alone 1991 PG 2
Dances With Wolves 1991 PG-13 2
The Addams Family 1991 PG-13 0
Hook 1991 PG 4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze 1991 PG 0
Hot Shots 1991 PG-13 1
What About Bob? 1991 PG 0
101 Dalmatians (reissue) 1991 G 0
Doc Hollywood 1991 PG-13 0
Awakenings 1991 PG-13 0
New Jack City 1991 R 8
Father of the Bride 1991 PG 0
Thelma & Louise 1991 R 1
Fisher King, The 1991 R 1
Batman Returns 1992 PG-13 3
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 unrated 7
Wayne's World 1992 PG-13 0
Basic Instinct 1992 R 1
The Bodyguard 1992 R 3
Patriot Games 1992 R 9
A Few Good Men 1992 R 0
Fried Green Tomatoes 1992 PG-13 0
White Men Can't Jump 1992 R 0
Boomerang 1992 R 0
Far and Away 1992 PG-13 3
Housesitter 1992 PG 0
Beethoven 1992 PG 0
Alien 3 1992 R 1
Mighty Ducks, The 1992 PG 0
The Fugitive 1993 PG-13 5
Sleepless In Seattle 1993 PG 0
Indecent Proposal 1993 R 0
Aladdin 1993 G 1
Free Willy 1993 PG 0
The Pelican Brief 1993 PG-13 2
Cool Runnings 1993 PG 0
Scent of a Woman 1993 R 0
Crying Game, The 1993 R 3
Rookie of the Year 1993 PG 0
Sommersby 1993 PG-13 0
Nightmare Before Christmas, The 1993 PG 0
Addams Family Values 1993 PG-13 0
Made in America 1993 PG-13 0
Sister Act 2 1993 PG 0
The Lion King 1994 G 0
True Lies 1994 R 8
The Flintstones 1994 PG 0
Speed 1994 R 3
Maverick 1994 PG 2
Mrs. Doubtfire 1994 PG-13 0
Schindler's List 1994 R 9
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 PG-13 1
Star Trek: Generations 1994 PG 0
Dumb and Dumber 1994 PG-13 1
Specialist, The 1994 R 2
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 R 0
Naked Gun 33-1/3: Final insult 1994 PG-13 1
Crow, The 1994 R 9
Natural Born Killers 1994 unrated 13
Apollo 13 1995 PG 0
Pocahontas 1995 G 3
Casper 1995 PG 0
GoldenEye 1995 PG 7
Waterworld 1995 PG-13 7
Dangerous Minds 1995 R 0
Congo 1995 PG-13 3
Nine Months 1995 PG-13 0
Get Shorty 1995 R 4
Braveheart 1995 R 0
Bad Boys 1995 R 6
Species 1995 R 1
Babe 1995 G 0
Father of the Bride 2 1995 PG 0
Something To Talk About 1995 R 0
Twister 1996 PG-13 0
The Rock 1996 R 6
The Nutty Professor 1996 PG-13 0
101 Dalmations 1996 G 0
The First Wives Club 1996 PG 0
Eraser 1996 R 10
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 PG-13 5
Space Jam 1996 PG 4
Broken Arrow 1996 R 9
Courage Under Fire 1996 R 7
Jack 1996 PG-13 0
Executive Decision 1996 R 5
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America 1996 PG-13 1
Tin Cup 1996 R 0
Dragonheart 1996 PG-13 0
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 PG-13 3
Air Force One 1997 R 8
Star Wars IV: A New Hope 1997 PG 10
Face/Off 1997 R 11
George of the Jungle 1997 PG 2
Contact 1997 PG 0
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 PG-13 7
Flubber 1997 PG 0
I Know What You Did... 1997 R 0
Jerry Maguire 1997 R 0
Anaconda 1997 PG-13 3
In & Out 1997 PG-13 0
Scream 1997 R 2
Kiss the Girls 1997 R 4
Spawn 1997 R 4
Titanic 1998 PG-13 1
Saving Private Ryan 1998 R 11
The Waterboy 1998 PG-13 0
Deep Impact 1998 PG-13 0
Rush Hour 1998 PG-13 4
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 R 6
The Truman Show 1998 PG 0
As Good As It Gets 1998 PG-13 0
Mask of Zorro, The 1998 PG-13 4
Antz 1998 PG 0
You've Got Mail 1998 PG 0
City of Angels 1998 PG-13 0
Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 PG-13 1
Blade 1998 R 7
Lost in Space 1998 PG-13 3
Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace 1999 PG 7
Toy Story 2 1999 G 1
The Matrix 1999 R 8
Big Daddy 1999 PG-13 0
Runaway Bride 1999 PG 0
The World Is Not Enough 1999 PG-13 8
Double Jeopardy 1999 R 1
Analyze This 1999 R 5
American Pie 1999 unrated 0
Sleepy Hollow 1999 R 4
Shakespeare in Love 1999 R 0
Pokemon: the First Movie 1999 G 0
Green Mile, The 1999 R 1
Deep Blue Sea 1999 R 1
Blue Streak 1999 PG-13 3
Mission: Impossible 2 2000 PG-13 5
The Perfect Storm 2000 PG-13 0
X-Men 2000 PG-13 0
What Lies Beneath 2000 PG-13 0
Erin Brockovich 2000 R 0
Charlie's Angels 2000 PG-13 0
Cast Away 2000 PG-13 0
Remember the Titans 2000 PG 0
Chicken Run 2000 G 0
Unbreakable 2000 PG-13 0
Space Cowboys 2000 PG-13 0
U-571 2000 PG-13 2
Rugrats in Paris: the Movie 2000 G 0
Disney's the Kid 2000 PG 0
Bring It On 2000 PG-13 0
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 PG 0
Monsters Inc. 2001 G 0
The Mummy Returns 2001 PG-13 6
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 PG-13 0
Planet of the Apes 2001 PG-13 1
American Pie 2 2001 R 0
Ocean's 11 2001 PG-13 1
Traffic 2001 R 3
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2001 PG-13 0
Spy Kids 2001 PG 0
Others 2001 PG-13 0
America's Sweethearts 2001 PG-13 1
Save the Last Dance 2001 PG-13 0
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 PG-13 0
Along Came a Spider 2001 R 6
Spiderman 2002 PG-13 0
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 PG-13 0
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 PG 0
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 PG-13 2
Ice Age 2002 PG 0
Scooby-Doo 2002 PG 0
Lilo & Stitch 2002 PG 2
The Santa Clause 2 2002 G 0
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings 2002 PG-13 0
Sweet Home Alabama 2002 PG-13 0
Bourne Identity, The 2002 PG-13 4
8 Mile 2002 R 0
Catch Me If You Can 2002 PG-13 0
Road To Perdition 2002 R 6
Scorpion King 2002 PG-13 0
Finding Nemo 2003 G 0
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 PG-13 0
Bruce Almighty 2003 PG-13 0
Elf 2003 PG 0
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 R 9
The Matrix Revolutions 2003 R 5
Bringing Down the House 2003 PG-13 1
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 PG-13 1
S.W.A.T. 2003 PG-13 6
Freaky Friday 2003 PG 0
Italian Job, The 2003 PG-13 2
American Wedding 2003 R 0
Daredevil 2003 PG-13 1
Dr. Seuss' the Cat in the Hat 2003 PG 0
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde 2003 PG-13 0
Shrek 2 2004 PG 0
The Passion of the Christ 2004 R 0
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 PG 0
The Bourne Supremacy 2004 PG-13 4
Shark Tale 2004 PG 0
National Treasure 2004 PG 1
Troy 2004 R 0
Van Helsing 2004 PG-13 2
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 PG-13 0
The Grudge 2004 PG-13 0
Collateral 2004 R 6
Princess Diaries 2 2004 G 0
Along Came Polly 2004 PG-13 0
Anchorman 2004 unrated 0
Spongebob Squarepants 2004 PG 0
Star Wars: Ep.III-Revenge Sith 2005 PG-13 6
War Of The Worlds 2005 PG-13 0
Wedding Crashers 2005 R 1
Batman Begins 2005 PG-13 4
Mr. And Mrs. Smith 2005 PG-13 6
Hitch 2005 PG-13 0
Fantastic Four 2005 PG-13 1
Robots 2005 PG 0
40 Year-Old Virgin 2005 R 1
Million Dollar Baby 2005 PG-13 0
Flightplan 2005 PG-13 0
Monster-In-Law 2005 PG-13 0
Dukes Of Hazzard 2005 PG-13 0
Ring Two 2005 PG-13 0
Exorcism Of Emily Rose 2005 PG-13 0
Pirates Of Caribbean: Dead Man?s Chest 2006 PG-13 2
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 PG-13 2
Superman Returns 2006 PG-13 1
Happy Feet 2006 PG 0
Casino Royale 2006 PG-13 8
Click 2006 PG-13 0
Borat 2006 R 0
Departed 2006 R 6
Scary Movie 4 2006 PG-13 1
Inside Man 2006 R 2
Pink Panther 2006 PG 3
Eight Below 2006 PG 0
Nacho Libre 2006 PG 0
Pursuit Of Happyness 2006 PG-13 0
Monster House 2006 PG 2
Shrek the Third 2007 PG 0
Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End 2007 PG-13 4
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 PG-13 2
Ratatouille 2007 G 0
The Simpsons Movie 2007 PG-13 4
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 PG 0
National Treasure 2 Book of Secrets 2007 PG 1
Live Free or Die Hard 2007 PG-13 10
American Gangster 2007 R 8
Night at the Museum 2007 PG 1
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 PG-13 0
Blades of Glory 2007 PG-13 0
Ghost Rider 2007 PG-13 2
Evan Almighty 2007 PG 0
Norbit 2007 PG-13 1
The Dark Knight 2008 PG-13 8
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 PG-13 3
Wall-E 2008 G 0
Madagascar Escape 2 Africa 2008 PG 1
Quantum of Solace 2008 PG-13 7
Sex and the City 2008 R 0
The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian 2008 PG 0
Wanted 2008 R 8
Four Christmases 2008 PG-13 0
Tropic Thunder 2008 R 1
The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 PG-13 3
Eagle Eye 2008 PG-13 1
You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 PG-13 1
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 PG 0
High School Musical 3 Senior Year 2008 G 0
Up 2009 PG 0
The Hangover 2009 R 1
The Blind Side 2009 PG-13 0
Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 PG 0
Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 PG 0
2012 2009 PG-13 0
Fast and Furious 2009 PG-13 3
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2009 PG 0
Gran Torino 2009 R 2
Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 PG 0
Terminator Salvation 2009 PG-13 12
Inglourious Basterds 2009 R 9
Slumdog Millionaire 2009 R 2
Couples Retreat 2009 PG-13 0
Watchmen 2009 R 8
Toy Story 3 2010 G 0
Iron Man 2 2010 PG-13 0
Inception 2010 PG-13 10
Despicable Me 2010 PG 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2010 PG 0
Tangled 2010 PG 0
Grown Ups 2010 PG-13 1
The Last Airbender 2010 PG 0
Shutter Island 2010 R 3
Salt 2010 PG-13 9
Valentine's Day 2010 PG-13 0
Robin Hood 2010 PG-13 0
Little Fockers 2010 PG-13 0
Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakquel 2010 PG 0
Sex and the City 2 2010 R 0
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 PG-13 14
Hangover part II 2011 R 2
Fast Five 2011 PG-13 5
Thor 2011 PG-13 0
Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 PG-13 6
Bridesmaids 2011 R 0
X-Men: First Class 2011 PG-13 4
Rio 2011 G 0
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011 PG-13 9
Super 8 2011 PG-13 2
Horrible Bosses 2011 R 2
King's Speech 2011 unrated 0
Paranormal Activity 3 2011 R 0
Bad Teacher 2011 R 0
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 G 0
The Avengers 2012 PG-13 7
The Hunger Games 2012 PG-13 0
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 PG-13 3
Brave 2012 PG 0
Ted 2012 R 0
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 PG 0
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 PG 0
Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 PG-13 0
Taken 2 2012 PG-13 7
Prometheus 2012 R 3
Safe House 2012 R 10
Magic Mike 2012 R 0
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2012 PG 0
Flight 2012 R 0
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2012 PG-13 9
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 PG-13 1
Man of Steel 2013 PG-13 5
Monsters University 2013 G 0
Fast & Furious 6 2013 PG-13 7
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 PG-13 4
Thor: The Dark World 2013 PG-13 3
The Croods 2013 PG 0
We're the Millers 2013 R 0
The Conjuring 2013 R 0
Grown Ups 2 2013 PG-13 0
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 PG-13 9
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 PG 0
The Hangover Part III 2013 R 3
Captain Phillips 2013 PG-13 1
Pacific Rim 2013 PG-13 1
Hunger Games-- Mockingjay Part 1 2014 PG-13 3
The Lego Movie 2014 PG 0
Maleficent 2014 PG 0
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 PG-13 5
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 PG-13 2
22 Jump Street 2014 R 5
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 PG-13 0
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 PG 0
Divergent 2014 PG-13 8
Frozen 2014 PG 0
Rio 2 2014 G 0
Lone Survivor 2014 R 9
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 PG 1
The Maze Runner 2014 PG-13 2
The Eqalizer 2014 R 5
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 PG-13 8
Inside Out 2015 PG 0
American Sniper 2015 R 14
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 PG-13 5
Cinderella (2015) 2015 PG 0
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 PG-13 8
Ant-Man 2015 PG-13 3
Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 PG 0
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 PG 0
San Andreas 2015 PG-13 0
The Divergent Series: Insurgent 2015 PG-13 8
The Peanuts Movie 2015 G 0
The Good Dinosaur 2015 PG 0
Creed 2015 PG-13 0
Get Hard 2015 R 0

Gun Segments is the total number of 5-minute segments per film that feature gun violence where a character is hit