The first crossover of Universal's classic monsters saw icons Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi slugging it out as the titular beasts, and their fight may be short-lived but it's the highlight of the film.
Stars Frank Sinatra and Henry Silva engage in a true knock-down-drag-out brawl in the film, which is almost unprecedented for the time in how bloody and real it felt.
Sean Connery's second film as James Bond still has one of the most memorable sequences wherein he takes on a Russian assassin aboard a train.
The sequence where Paul Newman's character earns his titular nickname is both tiresome and inspirational.
The film is notable for being the only directorial effort of Bruce Lee but also because it puts him up against Chuck Norris, with a fight so crazy it's a wonder it isn't an internet meme.
In a film marked with countless great fight scenes, Enter the Dragon has one that is the textbook definition of a brawl as Bruce Lee and John Saxon take on endless hordes of foes.
As the comedy film reaches its climax, it takes an unexpected turn into the meta as the town-wide brawl stretches into other feature films.
The title fight between Rocky and Apollo Creed remains one of the highlights of a series filled with top notch fights.
Though Walter Hill's timeless thriller is mostly about running from fights, there are plenty of full-on rumbles throughout, but the one between The Warriors and The Punks may be the best.
Robert De Niro's Jake LaMotta takes on many foes throughout the feature, but his rematch against Sugar Ray Robinson eclipses simple photography of a fight and instead becomes a cinematic masterwork.
As Indy and Marion Ravenwood attempt to escape, he has to take on one of the most punishing fights that also happens to have a wholly satisfying conclusion.
Deckard and Batty's fight at the film's climax isn't your typical slugfest, but it features some insane and bizarre twists that culminate in the best chunk of dialogue in the script.
Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte's street fight is among the most dirty on this list, but also feels like the most real.
Sure, the final move in the film's climactic bout isn't with a fist, but it still counts here!
Arnold has never shied away from a good fight, but the steam-room setting for this bizarre and brutral bout takes the cake.
Not everyone can go toe-to-toe with an alien without firearms, but Ripley managed to take on the Queen.
The entire film builds up to Mel Gibson's Martin Riggs beating the snot out of Gary Busey's Mr. Joshua, but it's the cinematic equivalent of great dessert at the end of a hearty meal.
The most literal entry on the list as Ash finds himself literally in a fight with his fist.
Known for mostly his trademark burst-fire pistol, RoboCop's fight with Clarence Boddicker proves the half-machine part of the man can deliver a thorough ass whooping.
Another '80s movie with a steam-room set fight scene, but John McClain's beat down of the goon Karl had one of the wilder endings on this list.
For a movie about Aliens secretly controlling the world and the human population, Roddy Piper and Keith David's fight is the most realistic and punishing of fist fights.
There is no denying Swayze's charm on screen, but the man delivers a killer haymaker and rips throats out like no one else.
Even non-humans can get in on a good fist fight, and despite their inability to feel pain, the scene in the steel mill is grueling battle.
The title character takes on none other than the beloved icon Bob Barker in the film and it's a joke (and fight) that is still funny.
It's almost cheating given the title, but the ass kicking Edward Norton delivers to Jared Leto belongs in a museum.
Again, another fight-filled film, but the recreation of The Rumble in the Jungle with Ali vs Foreman is a high point in its brawls.
Admittedly some weapons are used briefly, but the iconic hallway fight from the film is a masterclass in cinema and remains one of the most unique fights of all time.
For two ladies mostly known for using swords, their final confrontation comes down to their fists with eye-popping results.
Though not a wholly remarkable film as a whole, the extended fight with Frank Castle and the fan-favorite Russian is, ahem, punishing. Sorry, I'm sorry, I'm trying to remove it.
All these years, and countless superhero movies later, and the train fight between Spider-Man and Doc Ock remains one of the high points of the entire genre.
Ridiculousness is certainly a factor in its inclusion here, but the multi-news team wide rumble is too unique to forget.
And speaking of unforgettable and ridiculous, the naked hotel-chase fight in this semi-fictional documentary is one of the many memorable scenes in the film.
The movie may be all about cars and car chases, but the final moments feature a three-way ass kicking that is both redemption for the characters and fully completes their arcs in a wholly satisfying manner.
The fight between Bourne and another black-ops asset, Desh, is a perfect encapsulation of the entire series and it's game-changing action techniques.
The attempted assassination of Vigo Mortensen's Nikolai in a sauna sees a brutal and harrowing fight, unique for its setting and for Mortensen's lack of clothes.
What makes the Joker's party-crashing scene so great is how it feels the most Batman-like of any one scene in the full feature, capturing both characters' core ethos in just a few simple shots.
The first time that the title character cuts loose with his abilities is in a brawl against ten men at once, whom he handily defeats with terrifying precision.
The opening fight to the feature captured the grit and destruction of the opening pages of the comic unlike many other portions of the feature.
The title character's complete dismantling of his opponent with meticulous narration is one of the most interesting character-driven battles on film.
Inception is hard to beat when it comes to big summer movie blockbusters anyway, but it's even tougher to beat a spinning room fist fight.
Only two punches get thrown in the fight, but that first encounter Scott has with one of Ramona's “evil exes” establishes the entire tone and world of the film in a few short moments.
As the film nears its end, its most punishing and brutal fight takes place with a two on one fight that is stomach turning.
Eric Bana tries to lose a tail in the subway and ends up delivering one of the most marvelous fights in an wholly underrated movie.
Gina Carano's battle with Michael Fassbender in the film is one of the most real fights you'll find in a spy thriller, and its lack of score makes you feel every single punch.
It was tough to only put Bond here once, but the Shanghai skyscraper fight in arguably the best modern Bond movie is can't miss.
Though many balk at the scene's destruction, the fisticuffs that Superman and Zod get into is unmatched.
Two words: Elbow Rocket. Gypsy Danger delivers a hay maker like no one else.
Steve Rogers finds himself in an elevator full of friends turned foe and he makes the most of only one hand against an entire team of trained operatives.
The battle between Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor and The Hulk is the kind of thing dreams are made of, and the sequence in the film is one of the bright spots.
When Max wakes up to find what he's been dragged into, we get a scary and incredibly unique battle as he takes on Furiosa and the Wives while also chained to an unconscious Nux.