Andrew Gestalt at Listverse posted his choices for the 10 Best Fight Scenes in Movies. Choosing the best movie fight scenes is an interesting task. Gestalt’s choices are hard to argue against. With that said here are my thoughts on some of them…
Rocky vs Apollo (from Rocky): Gestalt placed Rocky’s first fight against Apollo in the #2 spot. He choose it for emotional reasons (Rocky loses the fight but achieved his goal) as much as the fight itself being awesome. There’s no doubt that a fight scene from the Rocky series deserves to be listed as an All-Time Best Movie Fight, but is THAT the fight you would have chosen?
Sly probably would go with Rocky’s battle against Drago. I’ve always loved Rocky’s return fight against Clubber. The Rocky / Apollo rematch would be hard to argue against.
Lee vs Han (from Enter the Dragon): is another excellent choice, but it is not the Enter the Dragon fight that I would have picked. I would have gone with Lee’s fight with the guards. As Han himself said, “The battle with the guards was magnificent.” Who can argue with that?
John Wick vs Too Many To Name (John Wick 1 -3): Agreed… but which fight from the Wick franchise is the best? I love ’em all.
#1 vs Shack (Emperor of the North): Lee Marvin vs Ernest Borgnine. This fight didn’t make Gestalt’s list but should have.
Indiana Jones vs German Soldier (Raiders of the Lost Ark): Tell me a more memorable fight scene. I’ll wait. ; )