The following list revels in misogyny. Feminist discretion is advised.
The trends this year were bathroom settings and asphyxiation.
10. Tony Soprano vs. Bobby Baccalieri
The Sopranos – "Soprano Home Movies"
Chivalry, thy name is Bacala.
HIGHLIGHT: Carmela fails to break up the fight.
9. John McClane vs. Mai
Live Free or Die Hard
HIGHLIGHT: McClane flings Mai like a ragdoll into metal shelves.
8. Iorek Byrnison vs. Iofur Raknison
The Golden Compass
Visual effects money well spent.
HIGHLIGHT: "Yes, that is all."
7. David Hoffman vs. Dimitri Nikolov
Unfortunately, I could only find a cam-rip that vacillates in and out of focus.
HIGHLIGHT: Nikolov burns Hoffman with his cigarette.
6. Truman Fisher vs. Claude Rains
How to shoot a Hollywood fight on an indie budget.
HIGHLIGHT: Rains shows off his knife.
5. Jack Bauer vs. Abu Fayed
24 – Day 6, 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The producers of 24 are very trigger happy, so any time Jack fights someone is a treat. Because Fox hates YouTube, I must link to a clip.
HIGHLIGHT: "Say 'hello' to your brother."
4. Super Russ. Brothers Brawl
Derzkie Dni (Impudent Days)
I don't understand Russian, but the two combatants begin the movie as friends, fall out and then reconcile immediately after the fade-out, so I assume they discuss respect.
HIGHLIGHT: The timing of the downpour.
3. Detective Sergeant Ma vs. Tony
Dao Huo Xian (Flash Point)
MMA for effort.
HIGHLIGHT: The fall. No stuntmen. No wires.
2. Jason Bourne vs. Desh Bouksani (feat. Nicky Parsons)
The Bourne Ultimatum
Bourne is like the Carrot Top of secret agents.
HIGHLIGHT: Desh knocks Nicky out — from three different angles!
1. Nikolai vs. Chechen Henchmen (NSFW)
Adam Nayman wrote that this fight "should rank among the most exhilaratingly visceral patches of cinema, period, full stop." I totally agree.
HIGHLIGHT: The ending.