40 Most Violent Movie Fights

Bone-crunching, teeth-smashing skirmishes...

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    • ASmileSoDevious

      Sep 21st 2011, 7:27

      Luke Wilson has his arm cleaved off by Tim Robbins... not Sean Penn.

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    • badger86

      Sep 21st 2011, 8:47

      The Droogs vs Billy Boys Gang and something from Bronson should be on there i think.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 21st 2011, 10:10

      I would of thought Police Story was more violent than First Strike, and Ip man Vs 10 men...(only 10?!)

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 21st 2011, 10:42

      The ripping off of the T-Rex's jaw is actually in the original Kong with Jackson putting it in as a homage. I still prefer the 1933 version.. also, I always thought the fight scene in X men 2 was a major let down. It was over just as it got started which is a shame. Other than, not a bad list. Oldboy is definitely one of the most violent brawls.. I suppose that Battle Royale should be in there as well. Enter the Dragon? Surely O'Hara vs Mr Lee is worthy of the top ten just for the nut cracker!

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    • LukeSween

      Sep 21st 2011, 10:43

      Any fight from Ninja Assassin or I Saw the Devil would easily make this list

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    • Rytrospyk

      Sep 21st 2011, 10:58

      The 'fight' at the end/beginning of Irréversible.

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    • frostfacechilla

      Sep 21st 2011, 19:01

      Seriously? Not one Bruce Lee fight scene? A travesty!

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    • JPDisco

      Sep 21st 2011, 19:24

      Not much crooning in 'f*****g in the Bushes' seeing as it's an instrumental....

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    • veers

      Sep 22nd 2011, 0:22

      Um, Tony Jaa's 'The Protector' is actually called 'Warrior King' in the UK. Last time I checked, Total Film was a British magazine, not an American one. Or are you targeting American net surfers?

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    • veers

      Sep 22nd 2011, 1:25

      It would have been professional to define what exactly constitutes as 'fight' and 'violent'... 20: is it a fight if it's only one side chopping the other? 25: My favourite film ever, but how is this fight exactly *violent*? 26: Isn't that technically a *sports match*? (Unlike the fight from s****h.) 28: Great choreography, but where's the *violence*? Also, some of the "fights" are from movies rated '12' or so in the UK, so how violent are they really? We need fights from movies that are rated '15' or '18' only. Not violent enough: 1, 11, 12, 29 (all rated '12'), 3, 13, 21, 27 (they are *comedy* fights), 7, 8, 34 (where's the blood and cracking bones?) 36: Just embarrassing - you said so yourself! 39: (it's 'PG', for crying out loud!) Certainly these could have been substituted with: Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell: Ogami Itto kills *104* men with sword in one fight. Rambo: the final fight (you had Commando on the list!): 107 deaths total A Better Tomorrow II: final shootout: 134 kills total Hard Boiled: Hospital shooting spree: 146 kills total ...and in the pure violence level: Patricia Arquette vs. James Gandolfini in True Romance. The climax of Ong-Bak. About anything from Ichi the Killer. About anything from Versus. Machete. Chocolate. I could go on. Put it seems Total Film failed here big time.

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    • Sandrine

      Sep 22nd 2011, 8:28

      A great drinking game to play for the scene in No 22 is to take a drink each time it sounds like Tony Jaa broke a bone. It's deadly fun!

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 22nd 2011, 9:24

      What does the certificate have to do with it? Raiders plane fight is one if the most brutal scenes on this list. Just because someone doesn't rip someone else's arm off and beat them to death with it, doesn't mean that it isn't extremely violent. Indy repeatedly breaking the nose of Pat Roach? and since when was someone being dragged into an aeroplanes propellor considered not violent enough? The list is about violent fights not scenes.. but I agree that True Romance should definitely be on the list

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    • dazluss

      Sep 22nd 2011, 12:36

      Lots of good mentions above just want to add in Seven Samurai, loads to pick from there. How about the hunt for Jaws, pretty bloody does it count as a movie fight?

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    • dazluss

      Sep 22nd 2011, 12:36

      Lots of good mentions above just want to add in Seven Samurai, loads to pick from there. How about the hunt for Jaws, pretty bloody does it count as a movie fight?

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    • MikeyRix

      Sep 22nd 2011, 13:08

      #34 was not violent...just very effing cool.

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    • veers

      Sep 22nd 2011, 22:39

      @dalidab1982 Like I said, I could have gone on. Though forgetting Sin City was a bit embarrassing. Shogun Assassin is actually the first two Lone Wolf & Cub films edited together (with the non-violent bits cut out - now that was a first!), NBK (uncensored version), Dobermann, Ninja Assassin and Planet Terror are all certainly violent enough. And Equilibrium is actually on the TF list. Most of the rest I have unfortunately yet to see. But I forgot one historically violent fight: Seagal vs. Ghost Face #2 (or what his name was) in the end of Marked for Death. That's Seagal's most sadistic, over the top kill (the guy dies like three times) in all his movies. • P.S. Funny how Total Film can spell out Movie #5, but when we leave a comment, it gets censored as "s****h"... Something not right here...

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    • JackieKay

      Sep 29th 2011, 22:50

      I'd have to go with the beating of the taxi driver in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. Talk about unwarranted. Not that most of the violence in the film happens because anyone has it coming... I'm just glad I don't live in that world. Fun to watch though. I'm clearly a bad person.

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    • veers

      Oct 4th 2011, 23:08

      Of course... there's now a buzz of this new Indonesian film 'Serbuan maut' a.k.a. 'The Raid'. It was at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and from the comments I've read it sounds like the most violent fight movie ever - with guns, knives, improvised weaponry and just bare hands (and legs). • @ChrisWootton I'd like to point out my first comment: "It would have been professional to define what exactly constitutes as 'fight' and 'violent'..." One person's *implied* violence of being shredded by a propeller, as in the 'Raiders' fist fight is not "violent" to another viewer (and the BBFC) unless it's *explicitly* shown. And the bashing in of the guys head at the beginning of Irreversible is probably the most violent thing I've *ever* seen, because there are no cuts and it's uncomfortably convincing. But, again, is it a fight?

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