/ Best fight scene in a film

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Denni on 30 Jan 2013
I seem to be having a bit of a glut on films and music and films recently but there you go!

Lucky to have some time to myself this afternoon so I had a brew and watched Kill Bill part 1. Best fight scene for me by far is good ole Uma and the fight in the club against the crazy 88 and whoever gets on her way, love it!

Recommend me some more :)
Big Steve - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: Not so much a fight scene, but this still takes some beating:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyzRzpkiRQ4
Skyfall - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

Hmmm plenty of recent ones. However, I do still love:

Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?
Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.
Rooster Cogburn: Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!

Rooster with horse reins in teeth rides towards the four of them, guns blazing. The result was never in doubt of course but I still have to watch it from time to time.
Tony the Blade on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

I enjoyed Mickey V Gorgeous George...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_Nwp0wZc0
sims - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon- just about the whole film!
Denni on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to sims:

Good call! Had forgotten about that film. Will put it on my list to watch when small feral child is having a kip.
ripper - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: The whole of Raging Bull...
sbc_10 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

Catch this one Denni, "Bad day at Black Rock". The film is a minor classic.

Stellar cast....Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin.
and a unusual fight scene.
Tracy is a one-armed Korean veteran, the local red-necks get a surprise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2o3QWwwQLI
1poundSOCKS - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: Off the top of my head...

The 2 ladies in Crouching Tiger. Or the guy in Dark Star and the alien (played by a beach-ball).
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to sbc_10:

How about Borgnine vs. Marvin in Emperor of the North? Brutal
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
koolkat - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
surely there can be only 1 :-)
The Lemming - on 30 Jan 2013
LaMentalist on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

Think this fight from The Bourne Supremacy is a classic http://movieclips.com/Ptvp-the-bourne-ultimatum-movie-bourne-vs-desh/ ( if you drag the player across to 1.12 thats where it starts .

Loved alot of the scenes in The Raid as well very entertaining I thought .

Some of the fights in the Ip Man films are classic too as well as some Tony Jaa films , amazing choreography .
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

That's not even the best fight scene in Kill Bill Pt. I! :-)
deepsoup - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
Best sword fight: Inigo Montoya vs Dread Pirate Roberts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6dgtBU6Gs

Shortest sword fight: Sanjuro vs Muroto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brzykBbzYOQ

Best fight on a train featuring a robot with big hair and the battery life of an early ipod:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IZs6RvCGQw
Shani - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to 1poundSOCKS:
> (In reply to Denni) Off the top of my head...
>
> The 2 ladies in Crouching Tiger.

Good call. I also liked the Bartitsu/Baritsu fight scenes in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. Bartitsu is a Victorian hybrid/mixed martial art.
Shani - on 30 Jan 2013
Endhiran contains 10 minutes of ludicrous fight nonsense:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yysbbPStfWw
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to deepsoup:

> Shortest sword fight: Sanjuro vs Muroto
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brzykBbzYOQ

Shortest fist fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3l8x53NHJs

(second shortest is same guy, same film, two rounds later :-) )
goose299 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
Another vote for mickey and curious George.
sbc_10 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

This is quite a short fight.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdemGogeve4

don't call him pops!!
Sebastian Fontleroy - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to goose299:
> (In reply to Denni)
> Another vote for mickey and curious George.


Curious George was in the gay porn version.
gavin82 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: The sauna fight in Eastern Promises was boss, no flashy nonsense, just grim.
winhill - on 30 Jan 2013
Flinticus - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
Come on, no mention of Tony Jaa?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIqACd1Nsjs

or Lone wolf (Shogun Assassin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb_2-RpbOLE

These clips do not show the best: watch the films
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus:
> (In reply to Denni)
> Come on, no mention of Tony Jaa?

well covered in the UKC threads that I provided links for.
Flinticus - on 30 Jan 2013
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

By no means the best, but jolly good fun. All fight scenes are improved by awful dubbing and women in dubious leather crop tops and high heels trying to kick short men in the balls all the time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq0NTCpzgfM
Tom V - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

1.) A French cop film which I can't remember the name of
2.) Vincent Cassel and some Nazi skinheads in Crimson Rivers
3.) Jason Bourne vs. the blond assassin ( with the biro)

and, though a bit one sided, Woodrow Call against a bullying cavalry sergeant in "Lonesome Dove"
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Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Tom V:
> (In reply to Denni)
>
> 1.) A French cop film which I can't remember the name of

were the cops in a high rise getting attacked by chemically-induced zombie-like humanoids?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEYSW4uBQo
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: Not really a fair fight, but watch at your peril. Most violent scene i have watched in a movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNGEFAVlxa8
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
sbc_10 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

That's one hell of a dyno he pulls off....
Tom V - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:

No. Like I said last year when posting about it, I'm nearly sure they were on a stakeout and one of them got a bit impatient and blew it all.
In reply to Tom V:
> (In reply to Denni)
>
> 1.) A French cop film which I can't remember the name of


36 Quai des Orfevres?
La Horde?
Banlieue 13?
L'Assaut?
Tom V - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

No no no no . But thanks anyway
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

There was a long thread about this last year, those four were suggested and Tom V said "oi....NOOOOO!!!" :-)
as646 on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: Ctrl + f: Oldboy

No results found.

How has this not been mentioned??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwIIDzrVVdc
sbc_10 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to as646:

or this one......the whole 10 mins of it......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bm0RIs-VJU
ripper - on 30 Jan 2013
Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to LaMentalist:
>
> Loved alot of the scenes in The Raid as well very entertaining I thought .
>

Just watched that. Amateur stuff. Yes some of it is brutal and fast but all the "one guy against multiple assailants" stuff suffers from that old "each goon waits his turn, hanging around until his cue to start fighting", which I thought had been solved by Corey Yuen's choreography in that ridiculous "Parisian police station karate class" scene in KOTD. And the editing is very choppy.
as646 on 30 Jan 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPGUZxOCRcs

The film is terrible bar that one scene.
goose299 - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Sebastian Fontleroy:
Or gorgeous George even. Though to be fair, that sounds more like a gay porno.
pandaling - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
Not sure if its cropped up or not yet.... But THIS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkr4wS7XqY

And I can vouch that the rest of the film, including soundtrack and plot, is just as fabulous. Seeeeeeee ya!
LaMentalist on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:
> (In reply to LaMentalist)
> [...]
>
> Just watched that. Amateur stuff. Yes some of it is brutal and fast but all the "one guy against multiple assailants" stuff suffers from that old "each goon waits his turn, hanging around until his cue to start fighting", which I thought had been solved by Corey Yuen's choreography in that ridiculous "Parisian police station karate class" scene in KOTD. And the editing is very choppy.

Yes you are right Blue but that was part of what I found entertaining to be honest , bloody hilarious some of it almost B movie~esque but it did tickle me , good old harmless yet brutal & messy fight fest !

I was very tired & possibly a ever so slightly stoned when watching it so I turned my Kermode critique head off that night to be honest . Did enjoy it though 80) .

Blue Straggler - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to pandaling:

I was going to - seen that clip so many times! - but I always feel bad for those guys because to be fair they look they probably COULD handle themselves pretty well. It's an odd one.
Anyone you can't do that link without this one following close behind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1eFdUSnaQM
pandaling - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler: In that case, you should definitely try the feature length some time:p http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111552/
Blue Straggler - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to pandaling:

Ah I thought that was her. This is my only Rothrock experience:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093229/

Not as good as you might expect on the action front (final big fight in a mansion is good though), but the comedy stuff with Tsui Hark and friends (as Strepsil, Aspirin and Panadol) is splendid...to a point.
ice.solo - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

maybe not the best as in most grand, but the biffup in the bourne movie where theyre in a flat in tangiers or somewhere. 2 guys really trying to nail each other.

the last few moments of the final fight in jackie chans the young master. theres a single leg movement where the old boy takes jackie down that looks totally unchoreographed and gets him by surprise.
Tom V - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

If you mean THAT type of fighting you might as well watch "Knuckle", directed by Ian Palmer and starring James Quinn McDonagh. Can't get more real; than that.
molly2202 - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: Kung Fu Panda.....and the famous five...hard as Don Whillans!
wilkie14c - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
Lots of good ones out there and it all depends upon ones taste, for sheer daftness have a look at one of the Transporter films <can't remember which one> where in the bus depot, Statham tips over the oil to make everyone slip and slide and then gets on the 80's stylee racer bike with toe clips, snaps off the pedals leaving them attatched to his feet so he has a sort of crampon/foot 'knuckledusters' and is able to kick everyones ass without falling over! Statham is one tough SOAB as I used to ride toe clips for years and never managed to snap the pedal bolts ever, even after spilling out. Total daftness but entertaining none the less. If your taste has a more traditional leaning where various weapons and heavy objects are used then look no further than the classics of Tom & Jerry or for even an more gore-porn version - Itchy & Scratchy. For normal Saturday night outside of a kebab shop type of scraps you just can't beat anything from Fight-Club or Snatch.
Can't post links due to my employer prefering me to be more productive than just posting you tube links all day plus I'm not supposed to talk about fight-club anyway.
WILLS - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: ong bak. Thai film. Just awesome action. Particularly like the double flying knee scene. Ouch!
rand526 on 31 Jan 2013
RockSteady on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

I don't rate Kill Bill for fight scenes. I can just tell the whole time that Uma Thurman isn't a good martial artist (i.e. she holds a katana with the wrong grip) and it ruins it for me.

I love the fight scenes in old skool Jackie Chan movies. Most of the fight scenes and choreography in Drunken Master and Snake in the Eagle's Shadow are amazing for their athleticism, coordination and humour.

There's an incredible fight scene in The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk with Jet Li where he fights while running on people's heads.

Warrior contained some very realistic MMA-style fight scenes - particularly the final fight was good.

I also thought recently that the fight scene in Inception with the room rolling round and round was fantastic.
NeilMac - on 31 Jan 2013
fairweatherclimber - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:

John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank. Not flashy but realistic compared to the likes of the Matrix, Crouching Tiger etc... Nice film too.

How come no James Bond, no Lethal Weapon...??

Bourne scenes also hard to beat as others have said, for drama if not realism.
What Goes Up - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: I could quite happily watch Teri Hatcher and Charlize Theron mixing it up in 2 Days in the Valley a good number of times before I started to get bored. Girl fights can be brutal!
Father Noel Furlong on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Denni:

Not a film but anybody watched Deadwood Series 3 Episode 5, Dorrity vs The Captain.

Just watched it again no TCM. Brutal.
Blue Straggler - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Father Noel Furlong:

I love Deadwood but have not seen Season 3 yet. Thanks, you have given me something to look forward to!
(the diagnosis of Al's kidney stones early in S2 is THE MOST EXCRUCIATING bit of television I have EVER seen :-) )
IainRUK - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Denni: Django... the two guys fighting and the arm snapping scene.. finished with a hammer..
Pids - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to IainRUK:
Once were warriors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCHe-0w9KX8
Great film as well
steve7734 - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to Denni: not the best film ever, but the fight between Achilles and Hector in Troy is the best fight I've seen. It's a few years old though so you may have seen it before
jonathan shepherd - on 03 Feb 2013
ripper - on 03 Feb 2013
In reply to steve7734:
> (In reply to Denni) not the best film ever, but the fight between Achilles and Hector in Troy is the best fight I've seen. It's a few years old though so you may have seen it before

yeah that was good - seemed like a different kind of fighting system to anything i'd seen before.
Blue Straggler - on 04 Feb 2013
In reply to ripper:

Yes, it was brilliantly choreographed. I think there are a lot of ancient images of men with spear, sword and shield, and it took a lot of imagination to choreograph how people could actually fight with all three.

The overall failure of the film means that the excellence of the fight details - especially that particular one - got overlooked.

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