The 50 best movie fights to watch again and again

20. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Fight: Aragorn avenges his sort-of buddy Boromir in a breathless, minute-long slobberknocker, which swings back and forth aggressively before building to a furious, limb-hacking finale. These guys really look like they’re trying to kill each other. 

Killer Move: The cleanest decapitation you’ll ever see. In an act of terminal defiance, Lurtz pulls Aragorn’s blade deep into his chest - and Aragorn responds by lopping off his head. Lovely.

19. Undefeatable (1993)

The Fight: Its the Youtube sensation that is the handicap match between the team of Cynthia Rothrock and John Miller and Don Niams one man band. Let the shirt-ripping silliness commence!

Killer Move: The knife-licking opening sets the tone for whats about to follow perfectly!

18. The Karate Kid (1984)

The Fight: The climactic battle for the All Valley Karate crown between Daniel and the villainous Johnny. The latter fights dirty, the former follows his heart. Who do you think comes out on top?

Killer Move: The Crane Kick that finally brings the contest to a close. Wax on, wax off, bitch.

17. Sin City (2005)

The Fight: Having been comprehensively outmanoeuvred by the psychotic Kevin, Marv returns for the pint-sized sadist with a few tricks of his own. Proof that brute strength isnt always enough

Killer Move: Having overpowered Kevin and hacked off his limbs, Marv leaves his fallen enemy to be finished off by his dog. Nice

16. John Wick (2014)

The Fight: After declaring war on the Russian mob (who are indirectly responsible for killing his dog), Wick seeks out Alfie Allen's Iosef Tarasov in the fancy sauna room of a nightclub. He cuts through Tarasov's security with ease, practically punching them with bullets from his gun.

Killer Move: This actually happens at the start of the scene, when Wick finds and kills Tarasov's buddy, Victor in the changing room of the club.

15. The Matrix (1999)

The Fight: Forget the overblown brawls of the later sequels, the original Neo v Smith is a vastly superior contest. Martial arts mayhem meets bullet-time flashiness in this show-stopping beatdown.

Killer Move: Smiths eventual realisation that body-blows wont cut it leads to the two of them rolling around on a train track. Happily for Neo, he reacts the quicker, jumping to safety as the train rolls in.

14. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

The Fight: Not so much a fight, but a brutal massacre in a Baptist Church, set to the tune of Freebird. What's most impressive about the scrap - other than the shockingly stark violence - is the fact that it's Colin 'Love Actually' Firth dishing out the pain.

Killer Move: Take your pick. The bit where he burns off a face with a lighter? The bit where he snaps someone's neck against the lectern? The axe to the neck? The final 'pole through chin' kill on the pastor? They're all good.

13. Snatch (2000)

The Fight: One Punch Mickey takes on Horace Goodnight Anderson in a fight hes supposed to throw for Brick Top. Does he go through with the deal? Does he hell

Killer Blow: From nowhere, Mickey delivers an uppercut that puts poor Horace on Dream Street. As Turkish helpfully points out, a pikey reaction is quite a fucking thing.

12. Anchorman (2004)

The Fight: A quartet of rival new teams descend upon each other for a hellacious showdown, bringing all manner of weird and wonderful weapons to the party. Watch out for that trident!

Killer Move: Champ Kind throws an onrushing aggressor through a car windshield. Smackdown!

11. Road House (1989)

The Fight: Patrick Swayze rules the roost in his most badass role, as Dalton, the doorman with an unhealthy appetite for violence. The climactic fight with Jimmy is the icing on the cake

Killer Move: Dalton brings out his finishing move, ripping out Jimmys throat, Mortal Kombat style. FINISH HIM!