21 best movie fights

In this rating, we have included the best movie fights and ranked them according to how impressive, beautiful and convincing they look on the screen from our point of view. Below you will find an overwhelming number of broken noses and broken limbs. If you do not accept violence in any form, pay attention to our other selections, such as beautiful kisses or incomparable films for real aesthetes .

21. Lee vs. O’Hara, “Enter the Dragon”

Enter the Dragon

  • Hong Kong, USA, 1973
  • Action, drama, crime.
  • Duration: 102 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.6.

Enter the Dragon is a true classic and perhaps Bruce Lee’s most famous film. He plays the role of a Shaolin martial artist who accepts an invitation to participate in an illegal martial arts tournament.

The film is full of great action scenes, including the famous battle in the mirror room. But the most interesting is the fight between Lee and O’Hara, the bodyguard of the mafia boss Khan, who organized the tournament. It was in it that the phrase that became the hallmark of Bruce Lee sounded: “The board does not give back!”

20. Ethan Hunt and August Walker vs. John Lark, Mission: Impossible: Fallout

Mission: Impossible—Fallout

  • USA, China, France, Norway, UK, 2018.
  • Action, thriller, adventure.
  • Duration: 147 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.7.

This scene is from another series of adventures of special agent Ethan Hunt and his Mission Impossible squad. In it, Hunt and his enforcer, August Walker, are trying to trick an arms dealer known as the White Widow. To do this, they want to copy the appearance of the terrorist John Lark, heading to meet with the Widow. Unfortunately, he does not intend to voluntarily allow a cast of his face to be made.

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19. Beatrix Kiddo vs. the Clan 88, Kill Bill

Kill Bill Vol. one

  • USA, Japan, 2003.
  • Action, thriller, drama, crime.
  • Duration: 111 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.2.

A mercenary nicknamed the Black Mamba is looking for her boss to avenge her murdered husband and ruined life. Looking for the mysterious Bill, she fights with her former colleagues – the same ferocious killers.

The most memorable fight of the first film in the series, which has become its calling card, is the fight between Beatrix and 88 yakuza who serve O-Ren Ishii, Mamba’s former girlfriend. Kiddo shreds enemies to pieces with his miracle katana, and the battle comes out, albeit unrealistic, but extremely bloody – quite in the spirit of Tarantino .

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18. Scott Pilgrim vs. Gideon Graves, Scott Pilgrim vs. Everyone

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

  • USA, UK, Canada, Japan, 2010.
  • Fantasy, Action, Romance, Comedy.
  • Duration: 112 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.5.

Scott is an ordinary timid guy who lives with his friend Wallace in a modest little room and plays bass in a rock band. By chance, he meets the beauty Ramona Flowers, and she agrees to become his girlfriend. On one condition: he must defeat her seven evil exes.

Scott’s last fight with Ramona’s seventh boyfriend, Gideon, almost ends in disaster for the protagonist. But Scott finds the strength to admit his past mistakes and eventually wins.

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17. Maggie Fitzgerald vs. Billy the Blue Bear, Million Dollar Baby

million dollar baby

  • USA, 2004
  • Drama, sports.
  • Duration: 132 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.1.

Waitress Maggie decides to become a boxing champion and trains hard under trainer and promoter Frankie. She goes all the way from a novice fighter to an experienced boxer.

The heroine will have a tough fight with the current WBA champion – Billy, nicknamed the Blue Bear. The main prize is a million dollars, but it will not be easy to get it, because Billie is used to fighting in the ring without following the rules. And the fight doesn’t end the way Maggie expected.

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16. Frank Martin vs. Ecocorp Mercenaries, Transporter 3

Transporter 3

  • France, USA, Ukraine, UK, 2008.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 104 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.0.

Former commando Frank Martin is in a lucrative but not always legitimate business, transporting goods from one place to another in his luxury car without asking employers any questions. If at the same time he has problems, hand-to-hand combat skills and marksmanship skills help to cope with them.

The third part of the “Transporter” series is inferior to the first two, but what can not be taken away from it is Frank’s spectacular fight with bandits hired by Ecocorp. They have kidnapped a woman that Martin is trying to protect. And his fight with the mercenaries looks even cooler than the fight in engine oil from the first film, although it is not bad and original. It seems that this is the fate of the hero Jason Statham – to beat the crap out of criminals in the scenery of various service stations and parking lots.

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15. Brendan Conlon vs. Tommy Conlon, Warrior


  • USA, 2011.
  • Drama, sports.
  • Duration: 140 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.2.

Brothers Tommy and Brendan Conlon come from a not very prosperous family. Tommy is a retired Marine, Brendan is a former MMA fighter and now a physics teacher. Their father, a retired alcoholic and former boxer, does not get along with his sons.

Due to financial problems, both brothers decide to compete in the Sparta MMA tournament, unaware that they will eventually have to face each other in the arena. Their final showdown is brutal and dramatic. But in the end, Tommy and Brendan reconcile both with each other and with their father.

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14. Neo vs. Agent Smith, The Matrix

The Matrix

  • USA, Australia, 1999.
  • Fantasy, action.
  • Duration: 136 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.7.

In the cult film of the Wachowski brothers (now sisters), machines have enslaved humanity. People are immersed in special vessels and used as living batteries for mechanical hosts. So that no one suspects something is wrong, people’s minds are placed in the Matrix – a virtual world that emulates normal life. But not everyone is happy with this state of affairs.

One of the film’s most gripping scenes is the subway fight between Thomas Anderson, who realizes he is Neo’s Chosen One, and Agent Smith’s program. Despite the fact that Smith is superior to a man of flesh and blood in everything, in the end, Neo’s unbending will allows him to get out alive from a seemingly hopeless battle.

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13. Mei vs. General’s Soldiers, “House of Flying Daggers”

Shi mian mai fu

  • China, Hong Kong, 2004.
  • Action, drama, melodrama.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.5.

Ancient China, 859. The ruling Tang dynasty has weakened, discontent is growing in the country, and rebellions break out one after another. Jin, a secret agent of the imperial police, is trying to ingratiate himself with the blind dancer Mei, who supports the rebel group. But over time, he falls in love with May and understands that he will have to choose between love for a woman and loyalty to the state.

Mei’s battle with the empire’s warriors in the bamboo forest is one of the film’s most spectacular, atmospheric, and original scenes. The episode is impressive in its staging and choreography – Chinese soldiers move along bamboo stalks and fight with them in the air, as if weightless.

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12. Yu Shulen vs. Yu Jiaolong, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Wo hu cang long

  • Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China, 2000.
  • Action, drama, melodrama, adventure.
  • Duration: 120 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.9.

Qing Dynasty China, 1779. Martial artist Li Mubai and his girlfriend Yu Shulen search for a stolen green steel sword, a magical artifact from ancient times. Heroes are opposed by warriors from mysterious criminal clans and ruthless assassins.

The fight scene between Yu Shulen and Yu Jiaolong, the assassin known as the Jade Fox, is another example of impressive choreography. Perfected movements of opponents, jumps and turns around its axis – all this bears little resemblance to real fencing , but it looks extremely beautiful.

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11. Thing vs. Underground Club Fighters, Ong Bak

Ong‑Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

  • Thailand, France, Hong Kong, 2003.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 108 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.1.

Ong Bak is an ancient Buddha statue in the remote village of Ban Nong Pradu in Thailand. The shrine’s head is stolen by bandits, and a Muay Thai master named Ting becomes the village’s hope when he vows to find and retrieve the stolen item.

The film is chock-full of action-packed action scenes, but one of the most memorable is the one in the underground fight club. The protagonist comes there in search of his money, which his unlucky cousin put on the line, and returns it by beating all the local Muay Thai champions.

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10. Jason Bourne vs Yarda, Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

  • USA, Germany, 2004.
  • Action, thriller, detective.
  • Duration: 108 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.7.

Jason Bourne is a former CIA hitman who retired after suffering an injury and memory loss. But the department does not intend to leave him alone, fearing that Bourne might remember the dirty secrets of his former employers.

In one of the most intense fights in the entire Bourne series, the hero fights former Treadstone Project agent Yarda, who has undergone the same training as himself. At the same time, Bourne, as usual, uses everything that comes to hand in battle: knives, electric cables, and even a rolled-up thick magazine, which can quite sensitively hit the enemy in the face.

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9. John Wick vs. the Russian Mafia, John Wick

John Wick

  • USA, China, 2014.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 101 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.4.

Retired hitman John Wick, nicknamed Baba Yaga, mourns his dead wife. He only had her parting gift – a puppy. One day, scumbags, led by the son of a local Russian mafia, burst into the hero’s house. They kill the dog and steal Wick’s car. He decides to take revenge.

One of the film’s best action scenes takes place in a mob-owned nightclub. Wick comes to the establishment to find his abuser. Pursuing him, the killer ruthlessly destroys the guards with a pistol and jiu-jitsu techniques. Fans have calculated that 77 people were killed by John Wick in the process of getting revenge in the entire film.

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8. Oh Dae-soo v. Illegal Prison Staff, Oldboy


  • South Korea, 2003
  • Thriller, detective, drama, thriller, crime.
  • Duration: 120 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.4.

A real masterpiece of Korean cinema , which impresses with drama and a twisted plot. Unknown people kidnap ordinary loser Oh Dae-su and keep him locked up for 15 long years. And then, just as suddenly, they let go. True, all these years, Oh Dae-soo trained and prepared for battle, hoping to find out at all costs who and why did this to him.

In the film’s famous fight scene, Oh Dae-soo, armed with a hammer, fights the guards of the underground prison where he is being held. At the same time, the hero demonstrates true contempt for pain – even a knife sticking out of his back does not interfere with him.

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7. Hutch Mansell vs. Russian Bandits, Nobody


  • USA, Japan, 2021.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 92 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.4.

Hutch is a middle-aged man who leads a monotonous life with his wife, son, and daughter. Not everything is going well for him at work, there are enough reasons for scandals at home, and it seems that the hero of the film is an ordinary loser. But behind this mask is an assassin who worked for the US government.

And when a crowd of drunken bandits tumble into the bus in which Hutch is riding, the former killer breaks down and allows himself to take out the accumulated anger on them. In the process, he cripples opponents so badly that he then has to tracheostomy one of his attackers with a drinking straw that has been successfully tucked under his arm.

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6. Suk-hee vs. Drug Gang, “Villainous”


  • South Korea, 2017.
  • Action, thriller, crime, melodrama.
  • Duration: 124 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.6.

Suk-hee is a cold-blooded killer working for the South Korean intelligence agencies. After another assignment, she gets a new identity, starts a quiet life and even finds a man she likes. But mercenaries rarely manage to retire for real.

The film’s opening scene, filmed from a first-person perspective, impresses with its staging and great fighting stunts. Suk-hee breaks into a building belonging to the drug mafia and exterminates everyone he meets on his way. Even the loss of a gun does not stop her – she continues to kill with cold weapons and various improvised items.

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5. Ip Man vs. Japanese soldiers, “Ip Man”

yip man

  • Hong Kong, China, 2008.
  • Biography, action, drama.
  • Duration: 106 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.0.

Ip Man is a Chinese martial artist and Wing Chun teacher. War comes to his native land: the Japanese capture the city, enslave the locals and force them to work in a coal mine.

The commander of the invaders is a big fan of martial arts. He invites volunteers to fight his soldiers for a reward – a bag of rice. Yip Man accepts a challenge to feed his starving comrades. In a short fight against a dozen Japanese karatekas, the Wing Chun master brutally but effectively maims opponents by breaking their limbs.

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4. Ito vs. Aryan, “The Night Comes For Us”

The Night Comes For Us

  • Indonesia, 2018.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 121 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.9.

Ito is a former mercenary of a bandit organization called the Six Seas, one of the famous triads. Once, during another massacre, he repents of his crimes, kills his accomplices and goes on the run. But the triads never let their own go.

In the final fight, Ito fights Aryan, his former comrade and now one of the big bosses of the mafia. The role of the enemy was played by Iko Yuwais, the same fighter from ” Raid “. His mere presence in the frame guarantees that the fight here will be spectacular. And bloody.

3. Lorraine Broughton vs. KGB Agents, Explosive Blonde

Atomic Blonde

  • USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, 2017.
  • Action, thriller.
  • Duration: 115 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.7.

In November 1989, on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, British intelligence agent Lorraine Broughton arrives in the German capital. She needs to find important information – a list of all MI6 employees working in Germany. The heroine is ready to do anything to prevent the data from falling into the hands of the KGB.

In a stairwell fight filmed in one take, Charlize Theron’s character is forced to fight hand-to-hand with the KGB because, in the best tradition of old-school militants, she has shot all the ammunition of her pistol for nothing. Fortunately, this did not in the least prevent her from defeating all enemies.

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2. Harry Galahad Hart vs. Distraught Parishioners, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

  • UK, USA, 2015.
  • Action, crime, comedy, adventure.
  • Duration: 129 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.7.

Eggsy is not the most settled young man in his life. He served in the Marine Corps and showed extraordinary mental and physical abilities, but due to problems in the family, he slipped into petty crime. The guy is found by a friend of his deceased father, Harry Hart. He tells the young man that he is an agent of the secret British spy organization Kingsman , like Eggsy’s father, and offers to join them.

There are plenty of beautiful action scenes in the film, but the most insane, bloody and dynamic is Harry Hart’s fight with the parishioners of the church. They were driven mad and turned into merciless killers by a device developed by the main villain of the film, billionaire Richmond Valentine. Agent Galahad, himself exposed to radiation, deals with his enemies ingeniously and ruthlessly, using a gun, spy gadgets and everything in a row church interior objects that come to hand.

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1 Rama Vs Killer Raid 2

Serbuan maut 2: Berandal

  • Indonesia, USA, 2014.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 150 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.9.

Rama, an Indonesian police special forces fighter, infiltrates a crime syndicate to avenge the murder of his brother. When his plan is revealed, Rama is left with no choice but to deal with all members of the organization with his bare hands and improvised means.

The second part of the great action movie “The Raid” is inferior to the first in tension, but more than covers it with the choreography of battles. In the film’s climactic scene, Rama fights an unnamed gang member known simply as the killer. The latter enters the fight with a mocking expression on his face, but quickly realizes that he has finally met a worthy opponent. The killer is even more convinced of this when the fight turns into a stabbing with the use of karambits.

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