The 50 best movie fist fights
The fist fight. A time-honored tradition of beating down an opponent using the two tools God gave you. Though many of the most revered action scenes in film history involve guns, swords, or other weapons, the personal nature of a fist fight brings out the best in heroes and villains alike and makes sure audiences are paying attention to every swing.
With the release of the new film Fist Fight this weekend, we decided to take a look back at the extensive history of fist fights on the big screen and pick out the 50 Best Movie First Fights we think are the best. Check them out in the gallery below and sound off with your favorites in the comments!
Fist Fight stars Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan. Dean Norris, Jillian Bell and Kumail Nanjiani. It’s now playing in theaters.
On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby. But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), causing Strickland to be fired. To Campbell’s shock—not to mention utter terror—Strickland responds by challenging him to a fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire as Campbell takes ever more desperate measures to avoid getting the crap beaten out of him. But if he actually shows up and throws down, it may end up being the very thing this school, and Andy Campbell, needed.