Insane ass kicking goodness

Just my favourite fight scenes. Some of these are glorious martial arts movies, some of these are specific scenes in films of other genres.

This will be an ongoing list

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  • The Raid
  • Ong Bak
  • Iron Monkey
  • Wheels on Meals
  • Police Story
  • Project A
  • Kill Zone - S.P.L.
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • They Live
  • Tokyo Fist
  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
  • Hanna
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Transporter


  • oooh, I havent seen The Raid, I'm all over that like a cheap suit, thank you (my poor watchlist, it's never ending aaaggh, damn you letterboxd)

  • If loving the Stath covered in oil makes you gay, please direct to me to all the penises.

    Man, Project A is like one long amazing fight sequence.

    I think the Bourne fight I love the most is the simplest. Sure, the rooftop Moroccan chase is amazing and deserving, but I love the one from the first movie where he beats up two Swiss cops in the park. It's mostly because it happens so fast and the look on his face of "What just happened, did I do that?" is awesome. I walked into that movie knowing nothing of the books or having watched any trailer. It was a delight from start to finish.

  • How about Old Boy ? That hammer bashing fight was incredible as was the entire movie.

  • I love Oldboy, and particularly that scene, but it's not quite what I'm looking for, being almost a still tableau of a fight scene

  • Arahan is the way to go for ass kicking action from Korea. Bonkers and great fun. Trailer here

  • I'd like to suggest CASINO ROYALE for two great beat em ups: first Bond and the goon in the pre titles, and also taking on the two machete wielding Africans in the stairwell. Absolutely brutal stuff for a 12A movie.

  • The first Ong Bak was such a good action movie, too bad the last two sucked

  • I'm buzzing for The Raid, can't wait! trailer looks super pumped up. The end fight in Lethal Weapon in the rain is a firm favourite of mine. Enter The Dragon should be on this list.

  • The Jet Li/Donnie Yen fight in Once upon a Time in China 2 is a masterclass.

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