As usual, a debate in the break-room at work sparks a list from me. A guy trying to explain to me how the fight between Rocky/Drago was the best fight scene ever (He’s older), got me thinking.
Of course i’m sure to ruffle some feathers with this because a lot of the “karate flick” guys would probably think I should have all martial arts scenes. I, However, am not a big fan of Kung fu films. So, this is a good mixture of nestalgia and fights that I just plain like.
15: Rocky vs Tommy (Rocky 5)
For the sake of argument I didn’t put the Drago fight here. I personally feel like the Rocky fight against Apollo was better than that and this fight better than Apollo. Mostly because this was a street fight.
14: Sherlock Holmes vs Some Ole Dude (Sherlock Holmes 2009)
I like this scene because of the mental fortitude of Holmes to see the fight moves ahead. (something I think they overplayed in the sequel)
13: Optimus Prime vs Megatron (Transformers The Movie 1986)
Just for nastalgia sake…
12: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn vs Darth Maul (Star Wars Episode 1)
This was just choreographed well…
11: Mallory Cane vs Kenneth (Haywire)
If you’ve never seen this movie, you are missing out. Gina Carano (MMA fighter) stars in a movie that has some of the most realistic fighting scenes I have ever seen.
Seriously, if you havent seen this, MAKE IT HAPPEN. This very first scene is sick too!
10: Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris (Way of The Dragon)
Again, nastalgia. You really cant make a fighting scene list without the boy Bruce Lee.
9) Mickey vs Gorgeous George (Snatch)
This is one of my favorite Brad Pitt characters (Tyler Durden is my first). Quick fight, but still dope to me.
8) Jackie Chan vs Some Dude and a Taekwondo Dude (Who Am I?)
First of all, I just want to voice that i hate Jackie Chan. He spends all his movies running from people. Stupid. But,this movie, this scene… Fire!
7) Neo vs Agent Smith (Matrix)
This scene changed the game.
6) Beatrix vs Elle (Kill Bill 2)
A lot of people pefer the fight against the Crazy 88’s over this one. I like this one because of the space restraint. Sick.
5) Jason Bourne vs Desh (Bourne Ultimatum)
The Bourne Trilogy changed the game. This series started the trend of heroes being protrayed as realistic and gritty humans. In this scene Bourne whoops dude’s ass with a book and a face towel… so dope.
4) Mad Dod vs The Brothers (Raid Redemption)
This movie is “slept on” a little. Just a real good fight scene. High speed, dope choreography.
3) IP Man vs 10 Black Belts (IP man)
MAN! Just watch… BRUTAL!
2) Dread Pirate Roberts vs Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride)
Another nastalgic pick. Easily in my top picks. Not only were they going toe to toe with great sword play, the were verbally jabbing the whole time.
1) Dude w/ a hammer vs Everyone (Old Boy)
This is my favorite fight scene because of how brutal and realistic it is. If you have never seen this, I highly recomend it. At least see it before the Spike Lee remake comes out. It’s a pretty sick/twisted flick.
Bruce Leroy vs ShoNuff (Last Dragon)
Spike vs Viscious (Cowboy Bebop)
A Katana vs a gun?!!?
The Protector (Bone break scene)
I LOVE this beat. I’m such a sucker for a vocal sample. SMH.