The Greatest Fight Scenes In Movie History, Ranked From Awesome To Phenomenal

The Greatest Fight Scenes In Movie History, Ranked From Awesome To Phenomenal
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Fight scenes have been a staple of cinema and a source of entertainment since the early days of cinematography.

From hand-to-hand combat to epic kung-fu battles, so many iconic clashes have erupted on the big screen, and here are the best of them all, ranked from simply awesome to phenomenal.

5. Superheroes Vs. Thanos — Avengers: Endgame

The epic final of Avengers: Endgame brought together 36 characters from all corners of the MCU in a massive battle against their primary enemy. The original six Avengers and the rest of the heroes united to defeat Thanos and reverse the destruction he has wrought.

Featuring nearly every superhero from previous MCU projects, this climactic showdown was a monumental moment in comic book movie history, highlighting the end of the Avengers era for all its fans.

4. Neo Vs. Agent Smith — The Matrix

A stunning display of martial arts and groundbreaking visual effects, the iconic battle between Neo and Agent Smith is a landmark in the Matrix franchise. Combining kung-fu choreography, gravity-defying moves, and innovative wirework, this groundbreaking scene created a thrilling and mind-blowing experience in a world of reality-bending action.

3. The Bride Vs. The Crazy 88 — Kill Bill Vol. 1

The Bride's long-awaited revenge against O-Ren Ishii's Crazy 88 gang in Quentin Tarantino 's homage to martial arts films is a fight you can never forget. Showcasing the character's incredible skill and determination in a both satisfying and gruesome scene, The Bride, with her legendary sword in hand, leaves the gang either dead or screaming in pain in a blood-soaked club, highlighting Tarantino's signature style.

2. Yu Shu Lien Vs. Jen Yu — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee's martial arts masterpiece brings to the world a breathtaking, weapon-packed rooftop duel between Li Mu Bai and Yu Shu Lien. The scene's blend of graceful movement and choreography, and breathtaking skills showcases a mesmerizing display of the beauty and elegance of wuxia-style combat, making the sequence one of the greatest fight scenes in film history.

1. Cliff Booth & Brandy Vs. The Manson Cult — Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Being another of Quentin Tarantino's masterpieces, this fight doesn't have as much action and sequence as its predecessor, but the meaning and outcome is so important that it makes this clash the most iconic of all.

Tarantino deviates from the story by having the Manson killers target Rick Dalton's house instead of Sharon Tate's. The finale of the movie shows a brutal beating where Cliff Booth and his pitbull Brandy give the Manson killers a quick vigilante justice. Accompanied by the song You Keep Me Hangin' On, the scene will make you cry from laughter and happiness at the same time.