Naturally, the stalwart American Gladiator is, for some of us, one of pop culture's most beloved lasers.
Where would we be without the phaser arrays on the USS Enterprise? In a world without dreams, that's where.
James Bond makes a second appearance here, this time for his laser-equipped Omega Seamaster that he used to good effect in Goldeneye.
The most terrifying laser ever fired was the alien death cannon from Independence Day, which wiped out the White House in less than a minute.
It's industry legend that Ridley Scott couldn't afford his own lasers for the landing sequence in Alien, so he rushed to the stage next door and borrowed the ones that The Who were testing for a stage show.
We all know that Hank Scorpio's got a fondness for a laser in his workplace.
Poor Scott Summers, who, without special equipment, can't look at something without burning it to a crisp with his laser vision. Imagine the nightmare of being his optometrist.
Of course, no list about laser weapons would be complete without the ones that GLaDOS used to train / murder Chell in both <em>Portal</em> and <em>Portal 2</em>. Well, it probably would be fine without them, but it's our list, so there.
Rounding out our list is Super Furry Animals' hit single Lazer Beam. You probably haven't heard of it, but it's very catchy.