Top 5 Fight Scenes

Ring the bell.  This week Anderson and Bryan discuss the TOP 5 FIGHT SCENES.  From fair fights to uneven matches, you’ll hear about at least 10 great brawls in film.  As always, the show kicks off with a spirited round of Flickfessions and ends with another gamble between Bryan and Anderson.

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Featured Artist:  Grover Anderson

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.


21 thoughts on “Top 5 Fight Scenes

  1. I just discovered the podcast so I am a little late with this…I am surprised it didn’t get a mention. It is more intense within the context of the movie, but the final fight scene in The Wanderers has always freaked me out a little…great use of a score to create tension.


    Posted by Chad | September 29, 2012, 6:41 AM
  2. I have been listening to the Film Vault for over a year and while I don’t always agree with the choices, I have never been made ill by one of the selections as I was with Bryan’s Matrix Reloaded Neo vs Multiple Agent Smiths fight as one of the top fight scenes in cinema.

    Let me tell you why this fight is not only not one of the best fight scenes in film, but why it is one of the worst. THE FIGHT DIDN’T FUCKING MATTER. Neo just flew away at the end, something he could have done the entire fight apparently. The fight was completely pointless and irrelevant to the plot. There was no payoff, no resolution, no winner, just a “look at what we can do” followed by Neo flying away. This scene was the Jar Jar Binks of fight scenes. It’s sole existence is to say “look at this”.

    I can never take any of Bryan’s list seriously again. Please change the format of the show so Anderson gives his list first, followed by Bryan, instead of alternating so that I can easily skip Bryan’s part of the show where he tells us abominations of film are actually some of its best moments. Thanks.


    Posted by Kurtis | March 29, 2012, 9:33 AM
  3. Many odd choices in this episode but made me look at what a ‘fight scene’ is in a different way. Thanks.


    Posted by adam fonker | March 25, 2012, 6:23 PM
  4. You don’t include the fight scene in “They Live” Even South Park did a parody of this fight scene….cripple fight!!!!
    Sometimes you guys have no clue or maybe you are just lazy. Campy, way too long, and ridiculous….but the best fight scene ever in a movie…..Just put on the glasses!!!!!!


    Posted by anton1492 | March 25, 2012, 7:09 AM
  5. the “ladder scene” in Once upon a Time in China would make my top 5.


    Posted by Patrick | March 22, 2012, 8:49 PM
  6. I loved the mention of The Killing and Paths Of Glory for Bryan to watch. However, even though I’d kind of rather he watch The Killing, he should watch Paths Of Glory. There’s less chance of him saying “it’s dated” or “it doesn’t hold up” even though it’s black and white. With The Killing, you’re too aware that it’s from the 50s (ie older than 1999), and to Bryan that means it’s no longer worth watching.


    Posted by Ryan | March 22, 2012, 6:42 PM
  7. A Clockwork Orange. The gang fight between Alex and Billyboy.


    Posted by darclight | March 21, 2012, 7:56 AM
  8. 2001: A space odyssey. Dave vs Hal.


    Posted by Andy | March 21, 2012, 12:45 AM
  9. How does the end of Ong-Bak 2 not even get mentioned!?! Or Ip Man vs 10 black belts? A CHRISTMAS STORY???? You guys are fuckin’ fired.


    Posted by Shin | March 19, 2012, 12:22 AM
  10. Spike Jonze isn’t making Old Boy, Anderson. Spike Lee is. South Park already did a They Live parody years ago, Bryan, referencing the fact that it’s the greatest fight scene EVER. Of course it’s the number one fan vote. Jesus Christ, do you guys actually watch movies?


    Posted by Austen | March 18, 2012, 5:42 AM
  11. Anderson, I just watched “Chronicle” at Grauman’s a few hours ago, and I must say, sir, that I don’t know why you think that it’s such a

    Awwwww shit…

    AAAaaaAAAAaaaAAawww SHIT.

    It was well worth the $, brah.



    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | March 17, 2012, 10:33 PM
  12. About time someone punched Bryan. Good job, Anderson! 😛


    Posted by Kristina W. | March 17, 2012, 4:19 PM
  13. This episode only further reinforces the notion that Bryan has no idea what the hell he’s talking about; Anderson actually looks sane next to Bishop.


    Posted by García | March 16, 2012, 10:13 PM
  14. I wouldn’t even know where to start…I married a woman from Hong Kong over 20 years now and I’ve watched so many kung fu movies it would be tough to pick…


    Posted by Marty... | March 16, 2012, 8:12 PM
  15. No Big Lebowski? Anderson’s lead up for his #1 made me think it was for sure going to make an appearance. We Fucks You Up, We Takes Ze Money!


    Posted by Drew | March 16, 2012, 7:21 PM
  16. Not even a mention of this, huh?


    Posted by Kevin | March 16, 2012, 11:48 AM
  17. Bryan giving the play by play for Book of Eli sounded like an 8 year old with aspergers.

    “And the he did this…and then he did that..and then he cut off HIS ARM!!%^!”

    Great stuff.


    Posted by Tom | March 16, 2012, 11:25 AM
  18. Top five fights. fun show all great fights. If fans like Kill Bill 1 or Ichi the Killer, do yourselfs a favor and see 13 Assasins. Holy cow the mother of all fight scenes.


    Posted by Justin | March 16, 2012, 7:46 AM

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