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10 Cool Movie Archers Who Make Bows Rock

10 Cool Movie Archers Who Make Bows Rock

There is no arguing the fact that guns and swords are the most common movie weapons, but bows have been steadily gathering popularity over the years. There has always been a place for archery on the screen, especially in fantasy and historical films. However, movie releases over the last two decades took its popularity to a new level as almost every good picture film features a cool archer. We’ve compiled a top 10 of our favorite “bow wielders” from the screen.

  1. Legolas from Lord of the Rings.
    Elves were known as the best archers, which we can definitely see in the Lord of the Rings. However, no one is as good as Legolas when it comes to shooting a target in the eye from a distance of two football fields. This elf definitely makes the rest of his kind proud by being one of the coolest archers to ever feature on the big screen. Legolas’s archery makes the movies’ fights scenes much more captivating.
  2. Neytiri from Avatar.
    Avatar became a cult movie the moment it was released on the screen in 2009. Its success is staggering, and it definitely helped promote archery as a sport. Neytiri, the movie’s heroine, looks incredibly cool when taking down the biggest movie villain with an accurate shot.
  3. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.
    Katniss is the reason for many a girl saying “I want that cool bow” and taking up archery after watching the movie. The girl is more than good with a bow, she’s simply brilliant. However, the most relevant thing about this particular archer-heroine is the fact that she shows how a bow can beat other weapons and help one survive in extreme situations.
  4. John Rambo from Rambo.
    The things John Rambo can do with a bow defy reason at times, but there is no arguing the fact that he looks cool while doing them. Rambo proves that archery is a great way to both, hunt and slay villains.
  5. Hawkeye from The Avengers.
    Hawkeye is another movie hero who promotes archery among the youth of today. His stunts are amazing and he shows how really helpful a bow can be in almost any situation.
  6. Abigail Whistler from Blade: Trinity.
    No vampire movie goes without at least one archer. Abigail Whistler shows us how bowhunters stalk and slay their unsuspecting prey from a safe distance and dispatch supernatural enemies before they get a chance to retaliate.
  7. Robin Hood.
    There are so many screen adaptations of the tale of Robin Hood that listing them all makes no sense. What matters for us is that every single one of them features Robin with his favorite weapon, a bow that he uses to become the legendary protector of the poor.
  8. Lewis from Deliverance.
    Lewis is a character who shows us how badass one can look wielding a bow. In his hands, this weapon is truly lethal and frightening.
  9. Andromeda from Wrath of the Titans.
    Andromeda is a hunting goddess from the Ancient Greece, so it’s a given that she is a true master of a bow, her weapon of choice. She wields it in battle as well as on her sacred hunting grounds.
  10. Princess Merida from Brave.
    We can see archery promoted not only in movies for adults. Princess Merida, a role model for many young girls is an excellent archer who inspired many children.