Top 10 Movie Fight Scenes

  • Published: 05 August 2014
  • Nothing pumps up the action in a movie more than two (or more) skilled fighters just going at it. Be it a raw combat or CGI-assisted set pieces, every punch and kick in these fights is a step in an intricate dance. Subscribe:

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    The Matrix (1999)
    Fight Coordinator: Yuen Woo-Ping
    This movie was jam-packed with awesome fight scenes, but the Agent Smith vs Neo fight in the subway is a the ultimate combination between special effects and hand-to-hand combat.

    Raging Bull (1980)
    Director Martin Scorsese made the bold and unusual choice to put the camera inside the ring in the final fight with Sugar Ray Robinson, showing the fight from a boxer’s POV.

    Ong Bak (2003)
    Choreographer: Prachya Pinkaew
    The movie that introduced the world to Tony Jaa, and fight choreographer Prachya Pinkaew, this is a full-throttle, no-holds-barred fight - no wires, no effects, just Muay Thai.

    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Fight Stunt Coordinator: Jeff Imada
    This movie makes the bold choice of shooting a fight scene without music, letting the sense of urgency and action come completely from the fighters (and the props they throw at each other, hit each other with, and crash through, of course).

    Hero (2002)
    Fight Choreographer: Chium Siu-Tung
    The Grey Fight between Jet Li and Donnie Yen is one of the most perfect weapons fights ever filmed, elevated by the fact that it takes place entirely within the two characters’ minds… until the end.

    Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Fight Coordinator: Yuen Woo-Ping
    A nod and send-up of 70s Kung Fu flicks, the Bride takes on an astounding number of bad guys, resulting in gushes and gushes of blood, and a plucked-out eye.

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Fight Coordinator: Yuen Woo-Ping
    Director: Ang Lee
    There’s some beautiful wire work in Crouching Tiger, but for sheer precision and skill on display, we love the training-hall face-off between Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang

    Killzone SPL (2005)
    Choreographers: Donnie Yen and Wu Jing
    Yen is a martial arts legend, and his fights could comprise a list in and of itself, but this largely improvised fight has to be one of the most impressive achievements.

    Legend of the Drunken Master (1994)
    Choreography: Jackie Chan
    A true classic of Jackie Chan’s work, the final factory fight couldn’t be a more pure expression of Jackie Chan’s style.

    Enter The Dragon (1973)
    Choreographer: Bruce Lee
    We couldn’t go any other way with the #1 on this list. Without Bruce Lee’s incredible skills, and this iconic fight, movie fights wouldn’t be what they are today.

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  • MrEnergee1987
    MrEnergee1987  6 hours back

    The warriors??

    • hicham ahannach
      hicham ahannach  8 hours back

      1000 eyes vs jia from marco polo

      • Meisam Alizade
        Meisam Alizade  1 days back

        You talk to much!!

        • Jacob Thomas
          Jacob Thomas  1 days back

          You guys included a shaky cam fight from the bourne series... Not only that, you rated it higher than a fight from Tony Jaa. I stopped watching and unsubbed the moment i saw Matt Damon's face show up in a "top 10 fight scenes" vid

          • Bboy Gringo
            Bboy Gringo  2 days back

            The Raid 2
            Jet Li's Danny The Dog
            Tony Jaa's The Protector

            • Maya S
              Maya S  2 days back

              There’s many good fight scenes in atomic blonde

              • Safi hazrat
                Safi hazrat  3 days back


                • Kermit Hitler
                  Kermit Hitler  3 days back

                  anyone who likes movie fight scenes should absolutely check out Korean movie "The Man From Nowhere"

                  • Sark
                    Sark  3 days back

                    the quiet man fight scene

                    • jjfromthebigland
                      jjfromthebigland  3 days back

                      Peter Griffin vs. Homer Simpson in the crossover episode

                      • Khanh Trieu
                        Khanh Trieu  4 days back

                        Amazing list, tough to wittle down to 10 fights, it all comes down to intensity and speed that enhances the choreography. The Raid should have made it into the list, also Scott Adkins..

                        • Marcus Alexander
                          Marcus Alexander  4 days back

                          I switched off at matrix , its CGI CRAP, i watch wutang channel seventues chineese films all no effects straight off fir real , hundreds of films , way better ,bruce lee was one of many

                          American films are embarrassingly bad today , crap stiff unfit "action stars"

                          • James B
                            James B  4 days back

                            Ip Man vs. 10 black belts was THE greatest fight I ever saw.... until Ip man (Donnie Yen) took on the masters in Ip Man 2... he and another guy on this list (said to be one of the great choreographers according to this video) the way he blocked those punches while circling backwards on a tabletop... until it even broke in half...

                            If you dont know... look up Ip Man vs. the masters... EFFING EPIC...

                            • emancoy
                              emancoy  4 days back

                              Kung FU Hustle

                              • Whlack RACK
                                Whlack RACK  4 days back

                                “Star wars isnt here but okay”

                                • WR Kik
                                  WR Kik  4 days back

                                  Ninja: Shadow of a tear

                                  • James Bell
                                    James Bell  5 days back

                                    Yo pic Bruce, Bak, and Ip rolled into One

                                    • Red Rooster
                                      Red Rooster  5 days back

                                      Old Boy has to be number 1.

                                      • Jerry Jackson
                                        Jerry Jackson  5 days back

                                        The only one I can think of is the one scene with oil from transporter 2

                                        • Rameez Sohail
                                          Rameez Sohail  5 days back

                                          Scott adkins :: yuri boyka in undisputed 3 was the best

                                          • IronCladTurtle
                                            IronCladTurtle  6 days back

                                            What?! No jet li fist of legend?! What a travesty. You guys better get it straight.

                                            • Lauchboy Laser
                                              Lauchboy Laser  6 days back

                                              Jet Li Fearless isnt bad too

                                              • YasdF
                                                YasdF  6 days back

                                                Final Fight in Operation Flashpoint Donnie Yuen

                                                • Jr Pueyo-Morales
                                                  Jr Pueyo-Morales  6 days back

                                                  Isn't it that Bruce Lee learned from Ip Man(the real one), not all he knows but he helped him build his basics

                                                  • Michał Pniewski
                                                    Michał Pniewski  6 days back

                                                    What about the Raid?

                                                    • lostn65
                                                      lostn65  6 days back

                                                      how can fights against 500 mooks be considered top 10 material?

                                                      The best is when it's a one on one between two evenly matched fighters.

                                                      I think a Michael Jai White scene should make every top 10 list.

                                                      More examples would be from SPL2 involving Tony Jaa & Wu Jing vs Max Zhang. Max and Tony fought again in Master Z which was another great fight scene.

                                                      • Luca Lonardelli
                                                        Luca Lonardelli  6 days back

                                                        Where's old Boy?

                                                        • superchief86
                                                          superchief86  6 days back

                                                          Should have included some Raid scenes. Like hammers on a train from 2.

                                                          • Jonathan Pham
                                                            Jonathan Pham  7 days back

                                                            Daredevil is pretty good

                                                            • Soylent GoogleCuck
                                                              Soylent GoogleCuck  7 days back

                                                              "..youre emp-"
                                                              *CLICK BOOM*
                                                              "lel hi capacity magazine.. n00b"

                                                              • Red King
                                                                Red King  7 days back

                                                                Wirefu is shit.

                                                                • JesseArt
                                                                  JesseArt  1 weeks back

                                                                  Not gonna lie, when he said "the final factory fight..." referring to Jackie Chan's battles, I immediately sat up and cheered. That fight scene is amazing.

                                                                  • Radish
                                                                    Radish  1 weeks back

                                                                    There's a little known movie called "Bunraku" that has some good fight scenes. Probably not 'Top 10' worthy though.

                                                                    • Tom Quinn
                                                                      Tom Quinn  1 weeks back

                                                                      Ra's Al Ghul x Arrow (Death of Oliver Queen).....Jack Reacher. Bar fight Scene.

                                                                      • MrBradius123
                                                                        MrBradius123  1 weeks back

                                                                        Atomic blonde

                                                                        • C.C. Ryder
                                                                          C.C. Ryder  1 weeks back

                                                                          No show without They Live! Rowdy Roddy Piper and "open up a can of whipass" guy.

                                                                          • smr144
                                                                            smr144  1 weeks back

                                                                            Disappointed. Nothing credible. Best fighting scene ever: Eastern Promises turkish sauna fighting scene...

                                                                            • Andrew Taylor
                                                                              Andrew Taylor  1 weeks back

                                                                              Opening fight in watchmen

                                                                              • Shane Kurczodyna
                                                                                Shane Kurczodyna  1 weeks back

                                                                                You missed the greatest fight scene of all....John Wayne in "The Quiet Man"

                                                                                • Natan Veneno
                                                                                  Natan Veneno  1 weeks back


                                                                                  • Justin'case
                                                                                    Justin'case  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Taken had some good fight scenes.

                                                                                    • Anshuman Nanda
                                                                                      Anshuman Nanda  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Good list,
                                                                                      Some extra mentions:
                                                                                      Scott Adkins
                                                                                      Micheal Jai White
                                                                                      Jean claud Van Dam

                                                                                      • foshizzlfizzl
                                                                                        foshizzlfizzl  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Where is JCVD? Blood Sport or so much other fighting scene

                                                                                        • Sourav Chakraborty
                                                                                          Sourav Chakraborty  1 weeks back

                                                                                          EXXXXXELLLENT BRO I'M TOTALLY blown out!!!

                                                                                          • Joe Baron
                                                                                            Joe Baron  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Colin Firth Vs Hugh Grant - Bridget Jones's Diary ...

                                                                                            • 2ndchancer
                                                                                              2ndchancer  1 weeks back

                                                                                              How are you not going to have Jason vs Freddy?!

                                                                                              • F Bomb
                                                                                                F Bomb  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Uh... Ip Man “Give me 10!”. That beat down was freakin epic. Should’ve made the list.

                                                                                                • Jordon Yearwood
                                                                                                  Jordon Yearwood  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  Bruce lee is too fucking overrated