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Micjones
06-22-2007, 05:54 PM
Morpheus vs. Neo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EmEPXXJ4sKw)

Final Fight Scene in TLD (http://youtube.com/watch?v=MBlTsHsr5Ig)

Bruce Lee vs. Ohara (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PdlCNF-F5oI)

Green Destiny Fight in CTHD (http://youtube.com/watch?v=5rFLLl-KE5w)

Wong Kei Yin vs. Thugs (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TLeImRdTA7U)

Three Heroes Fight Scene in KFH (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZorwMyOyPOk)

Bruce Lee vs. Kareem Abdul Jabbar (http://youtube.com/watch?v=UHBV3PsLWFY)

Jackie Chan vs. Benny The Jet (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zhXwPQU1iNo)

Jet vs. Donnie (http://youtube.com/watch?v=A7MpgrqkfrQ)

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OBELvv3UDuk)


You disagree? Post your favorites...

FAX
06-22-2007, 06:05 PM
Great thread, Mr. Micjones. Are we talking bare fisted only here? Or, are guns and/or swords allowed for consideration?

FAX

Fairplay
06-22-2007, 06:08 PM
I like this fight............

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SCTrojan
06-22-2007, 06:18 PM
I am partial to the Jet Li fight against an entire police department in Kiss the Dragon. I also think the Bride against the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill Vol. 1 deserves some mention.

ZootedGranny
06-22-2007, 06:19 PM
My all time favorite, Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Keith David from They Live (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wqKFadyJxwg)

Another favorite, the hammer fight in the hallway from Old Boy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fM2tTfOPcd4)

Frazod
06-22-2007, 06:23 PM
Some of my favorites:

Cole Younger v. Sam Starr in The Long Riders (best knife fight EVER)

Conan v. Rexor in Conan the Barbarian

Ripley v. the Alien Queen in Aliens

Rocky v. Mr. T. (second fight) in Rocky III

Fried Meat Ball!
06-22-2007, 06:47 PM
I'm not sure it qualifies as a "fight" scene... but it's a battle of sorts.

I think the final scene in The Godfather where Michael settles all family business. The juxtaposition of baptism with killing the heads of the families is possibly the most perfect scene in all of cinema.

Fairplay
06-22-2007, 06:53 PM
I think the final scene in The Godfather where Michael settles all family business. The juxtaposition of baptism with killing the heads of the families is possibly the most perfect scene in all of cinema.




I agree. That scene put a punctuation point on the end of the movie.

ChiefsFan4Life
06-22-2007, 07:07 PM
My all time favorite, Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Keith David from They Live (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wqKFadyJxwg)

Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner. This was the first thing that popped in my head when I read the thread title.

RJ
06-22-2007, 07:13 PM
My favorite is the Indiana Jones scene where the sword wielding assassin dude confronts him, menacingly slashing and twirling his weapon. Jones looks annoyed, then shoots the dude with his pistol and calmly walks away. Best fight scene ever.

Frazod
06-22-2007, 07:14 PM
The juxtaposition of baptism with killing the heads of the families is possibly the most perfect scene in all of cinema.

Sorry, but my vote goes to the Rick and Sam bar scene/dissolve to Paris flashback from Casablanca.

RJ
06-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Oh, one more. Emperor of the North, a movie set in the depression, with Lee Marvin as a hobo and Ernest Borgnine as a conductor sworn to never let a hobo hop his train. Obviously, they duke it out in the end. Great fight scene with two great actors and tough guys and the setting is a freight train. Great stuff.

Micjones
06-22-2007, 07:24 PM
Great thread, Mr. Micjones. Are we talking bare fisted only here? Or, are guns and/or swords allowed for consideration?

FAX

Weapons fights also open for consideration.

Mr Luzcious
06-22-2007, 07:27 PM
My favorite is the Indiana Jones scene where the sword wielding assassin dude confronts him, menacingly slashing and twirling his weapon. Jones looks annoyed, then shoots the dude with his pistol and calmly walks away. Best fight scene ever.

Apparently they were going to film an elaborate sword duel there, but Ford hurt his hand or something like that.

Frazod
06-22-2007, 07:29 PM
Apparently they were going to film an elaborate sword duel there, but Ford hurt his hand or something like that.

IIRC, most of the cast and crew had food poisoning or some similar unpleasant gastric ailment. Ford was so wiped out he couldn't do the whip thing correctly, and then he suggested just shooting the sonofabitch instead. Spielberg agreed.

Fishpicker
06-22-2007, 07:35 PM
Jacke chan vs Benny Urquidez is a great one. Wheels on Meals is underrated.

I think Drunken Master II has the best end fight sequence of Jackie Chan's

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Fishpicker
06-22-2007, 07:36 PM
Some of my favorites:

Cole Younger v. Sam Starr in The Long Riders (best knife fight EVER)

Conan v. Rexor in Conan the Barbarian

Ripley v. the Alien Queen in Aliens

Rocky v. Mr. T. (second fight) in Rocky III

Which one was Rexor?

Fried Meat Ball!
06-22-2007, 07:45 PM
Sorry, but my vote goes to the Rick and Sam bar scene/dissolve to Paris flashback from Casablanca.
Did you see that The Godfather overtook Casablanca as No. 2 film of all time in AFI's latest 100 Years 100 Movies list?

Citizen Kane remained No. 1, but The Godfather and Casablanca swapped places.

Deberg_1990
06-22-2007, 07:46 PM
Im surpised no one has mentioned the Roddy Piper/Keith David showdown in "They Live" yet??

ChiefaRoo
06-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Timmy versus Jimmy - CRIPPLE FIGHT!
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Deberg_1990
06-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Did you see that The Godfather overtook Casablanca as No. 2 film of all time in AFI's latest 100 Years 100 Movies list?

Citizen Kane remained No. 1, but The Godfather and Casablanca swapped places.

How does a movie suddenly get better than another one???

Fishpicker
06-22-2007, 07:53 PM
one of my favorites... Toshiro Mifune is the guy on the left. Tatsuya Nadakai, right.

Sanjuro

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RJ
06-22-2007, 07:56 PM
How does a movie suddenly get better than another one???



It wasn't sudden, it was very gradual.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-22-2007, 07:59 PM
How does a movie suddenly get better than another one???
The last poll for AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies list was 10 years ago. They redo it every decade to get newer movies put on (like Schindler's List).

Here's an article that details what changes were made...

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/movieNews/view.bg?articleid=1007616

Deberg_1990
06-22-2007, 08:03 PM
The last poll for AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies list was 10 years ago. They redo it every decade to get newer movies put on (like Schindler's List).

Here's an article that details what changes were made...

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/movieNews/view.bg?articleid=1007616

I understand new movies coming out might get added.

But Godfather suddenly leaping over Casablanca?? Doesnt make much sense. Honestly, i could care less. They are both classics, so who cares where they are ranked? Its pretty silly overall.

greg63
06-22-2007, 08:07 PM
Bruce Lee punking Chuck Norris.

BigVE
06-22-2007, 09:10 PM
The movie the Protector had an awesome fight seen at the end, can't even tell you the guys name but he is one of the best movie martial artists I've ever seen without a doubt. The movie was lame but it was worth watching just because of his skill.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-22-2007, 09:14 PM
The movie the Protector had an awesome fight seen at the end, can't even tell you the guys name but he is one of the best movie martial artists I've ever seen without a doubt. The movie was lame but it was worth watching just because of his skill.
You don't know the guy's name? That would be Jackie Chan.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089847/

BigVE
06-22-2007, 09:21 PM
You don't know the guy's name? That would be Jackie Chan.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089847/


Nope, this is the one I was referring to. His name isTony Jaa Tom Yum Goong.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427954/

FAX
06-22-2007, 09:23 PM
I like the one where Moe grabs Larry's hair with one hand and Curly's ear with the other and bashes their heads together to make that sound.

FAX

BigVE
06-22-2007, 09:25 PM
Found the link. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3746992031143376357&q=Tom+yum+goong&total=354&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=1

Frazod
06-22-2007, 09:28 PM
Which one was Rexor?

The one he was fighting when Valeria came back from the dead to save him.

Played by ex-Raider Ben Davidson.

Frazod
06-22-2007, 09:29 PM
I understand new movies coming out might get added.

But Godfather suddenly leaping over Casablanca?? Doesnt make much sense. Honestly, i could care less. They are both classics, so who cares where they are ranked? Its pretty silly overall.

Godfather is the better movie.

But Casablanca is my favorite. It just has that intangible something that makes me love it just a little bit more.

Fishpicker
06-22-2007, 09:30 PM
Tony Jaa is awesome. he has the best form of any movie-martial-artist, bar none.

Direckshun
06-22-2007, 09:30 PM
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Had to be done.

BigVE
06-22-2007, 09:33 PM
Tony Jaa is awesome. he has the best form of any movie-martial-artist, bar none.
I would never have agreed with you unless I saw his movie The Protector last year. Unbelievable, I had to pause and replay several scenes because I was in awe.

Mr Luzcious
06-22-2007, 09:39 PM
IIRC, most of the cast and crew had food poisoning or some similar unpleasant gastric ailment. Ford was so wiped out he couldn't do the whip thing correctly, and then he suggested just shooting the sonofabitch instead. Spielberg agreed.

Ah! Well, I had the gist of it anyway.

Fishpicker
06-22-2007, 09:40 PM
have you seen Ong Bak? the movie is fairly decent but all the scenes with Tony Jaa are jaw dropping.

BigVE
06-22-2007, 09:41 PM
Nope, but I will now.

Halfcan
06-22-2007, 09:42 PM
I am partial to the Jet Li fight against an entire police department in Kiss the Dragon. I also think the Bride against the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill Vol. 1 deserves some mention.

Any Jet Li fight deserves some credit.

TrickyNicky
06-22-2007, 10:03 PM
My all time favorite, Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Keith David from They Live (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wqKFadyJxwg)

Another favorite, the hammer fight in the hallway from Old Boy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fM2tTfOPcd4)

Both are great. Reps.

Since the ending sequence of Drunken Master II and Jackie vs Benny the Jet were already posted...

This is my vote. The whole sequence is a perfect representation of Jackie's 80's cop action. Campy and humorous acting (The boss with the cigar is hilarious), Glass breaking slo-mo shots, Very fast hits, and lots and lots of Chan's own stuntmen crew taking some nasty falls. This also includes Benny the Jet vs Jackie part II (admittedly not as good as the first, but what is?). Not to mention Yuen Biao hasn't put together a better performance since.

Dragons Forever
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Halfcan
06-22-2007, 10:47 PM
have you seen Ong Bak? the movie is fairly decent but all the scenes with Tony Jaa are jaw dropping.

Wheres my ****in elephant?????

Nzoner
06-22-2007, 11:00 PM
Oh, one more. Emperor of the North, a movie set in the depression, with Lee Marvin as a hobo and Ernest Borgnine as a conductor sworn to never let a hobo hop his train. Obviously, they duke it out in the end. Great fight scene with two great actors and tough guys and the setting is a freight train. Great stuff.

It's too bad more people haven't seen this movie,great stuff is right.

Halfcan
06-22-2007, 11:02 PM
Any which way but loose-Left turn Clyde

Nzoner
06-22-2007, 11:14 PM
I figured Bronson's movie Hard Times would get a mention here,great movie about a bare knuckle fighter during the depression.

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Halfcan
06-22-2007, 11:30 PM
Hard times kicks ass-still have it on VHS

Bronson is a top 10 badass

alanm
06-22-2007, 11:32 PM
John Wayne and Victor McLaglen in The Quiet Man.

Fishpicker
06-22-2007, 11:42 PM
the most awesomely BAD martial arts scene ever!!!

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big nasty kcnut
06-22-2007, 11:51 PM
I'm a sucker for highlander sword fight like the one with conner mcloud and kurggen in the first highlander.

ChiefJustice
06-23-2007, 01:12 AM
The Best fight scene not mentioned:

Bruce Campbell vs. Bruce Campbell's demon possessed hand in Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead II


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DaneMcCloud
06-23-2007, 01:22 AM
Brad Pitt versus Anybody in Snatch, especially the last fight.

Brad Pitt/Ed Norton versus Jared Leto in Fight Club.

the Talking Can
06-23-2007, 02:01 AM
Bruce Lee is the baddest man on film ever.

ChiefaRoo
06-23-2007, 02:02 AM
TIMMAY!!

Jenson71
06-23-2007, 01:22 PM
I understand new movies coming out might get added.

But Godfather suddenly leaping over Casablanca?? Doesnt make much sense. Honestly, i could care less. They are both classics, so who cares where they are ranked? Its pretty silly overall.

It makes perfect sense. Films, like all art (books, paintings, music) tend to grow with importance/influence/whatever over the years, or become less. How much depends on YOU, the listmaker. It's why Sight and Sound makes a new list every 10 years as well.

If you had made a Top 100 best American films list in 1950, Citizen Kane would definitely not have made the cut, even though it had been out for almost a decade. Instead, Birth of a Nation would probably have been ranked first.

Now, in 2007, Citizen Kane is first, and Birth of a Nation is not even on the list (although it was on the first list, in 1998).

This summer I just finished watching every single film on the AFI's orginal list, by watching Frankenstein. Now they've made a new one - and guess what? Frankenstein has dropped off. So it goes. I agree however, in that it's definitely not one of the 100 greatest American films.

Tribal Warfare
06-23-2007, 02:35 PM
Vader vs Luke

Fried Meat Ball!
06-23-2007, 02:36 PM
One of the best fights is the fistfight in The Quiet Man.