There was a post on the opening scene of Patriot Games that got me thinking... When has Hollywood gotten it right in the depiction of an armed conflict, not including war/military movies?
I can think of a couple instances where they seem to have done well.
1. The Shootist: At the start when J.B. Books is held up he tosses his billfold to the criminal while holding a derringer in his hand. After gut shooting the criminal he goes on to state his belief that he would not have been left to simply go on his way had he handed over his money. Pretty well done in my opinion.
2. Clear and Present Danger: The ambush of the motorcade in Columbia. Wow, what a scene. If anything it showed you that perhaps shooting back may not be the best solution. When ambushed and outgunned KEEP MOVING. Any place is better than where everyone is shooting at you.
How about some others?