Best Realistic/Brutal Fight Scenes

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Over my years of movie watching, i've really come to appreciate the few fight scenes that feel more believable and gritty. I feel that the more sanitized or glorified fight scenes are, the more we get used to them. Fight scenes that disturb or make you feel unsettled are the ones i like most. So anyway, i was just wondering if anybody knew of any scenes of this sort which i might not have seen or ones you enjoyed.

Here are some of my favourites which i definately recommend, especially the Deadwood ones ;). Warning, they contain violence and possible spoilers.

Deadwood - Dan vs The Captainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blki-DISUis

Deadwood - Bullock vs Al http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y07h4mR2zFE

Deadwood - Bullock beats up Otis Russel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Q3xS8ZVws&feature=related

Deadwood - Bullock vs Indian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMNpDoNjIiA&feature=related

Irreversible - Fire Extinguisher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwSc-uPsxfI&feature=PlayList&p=9039D9E4C5DA4AFC&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=68

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrrGNEDZQFA

Oldboy - Corridor Fight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wha0brbb_44

Eastern Promises - Bathouse Fight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlcMzfmGJQg&feature=PlayList&p=AEE8FF87FCF6BAC1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=20

A History of Violence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_APakqN35tg

Ooh. Urrm. Not sure about realistic, but I thought pretty much all of Battle Royale was comically brutally brilliant ^_^

Though in terms of disturbing I watched a two-part drama on telly once where a girl was raped and beaten by some Trafficking drug baron, that was pretty intense, didn't like that at all. Can't remember was it was called... had John Simm in it.

Any Bruce Lee/Jackie Chan movies.

Goodfellas, where Ray Liotta, using a revolver butt, beats the face in of the guy who roughed up his girlfriend.
Only thing in cinema that has ever made me cringe.

afaceforradio:
Ooh. Urrm. Not sure about realistic, but I thought pretty much all of Battle Royale was comically brutally brilliant ^_^

Though in terms of disturbing I watched a two-part drama on telly once where a girl was raped and beaten by some Trafficking drug baron, that was pretty intense, didn't like that at all. Can't remember was it was called... had John Simm in it.

Thanks, i'll have to check out the one with John Simms when i find it. Battle Royale was an awesome movie :), though it did push the boundaries of realism a bit far at times, but still a cool movie. Especially with

.

space_oddity:
Goodfellas, where Ray Liotta, using a revolver butt, beats the face in of the guy who roughed up his girlfriend.
Only thing in cinema that has ever made me cringe.

Ah, i forgot about that one. Martin Scorsese has a real eye for gritty violence. This scene from the Departed is pretty good too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iz7k_tIdEY

Real Gonzo:
Any Bruce Lee/Jackie Chan movies.

I've only seen one Bruce Lee movie, but the one that i did see was quite violent.

The bathroom fight in The Warriors.

I forgot about Goodfellas! Christ that film made me squirm. It wasn't even gory it was just disturbing.

There was another one... damn what was it... Ah! American History X has some brutal scenes in it. Amazing movie but very difficult to watch.

the fight scenes in Green Street Hooligans are pretty nitty gritty.

Spoiler! this is at the end of the movie, do not watch if you don't wanna know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVRYeFVaCpY

Edit: haha i just noticed the video is in Spanish

brutal? anything in the midnight meat train

The fights in the Rocky movies tend to be pretty brutal, and I assume they're somewhat realistic.

saving private ryan. technically war, but isn't war fighting?

There's only one true fight scene

They Live!

not much of a fight but this scene is brutal and it just feels so real.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poOCXeFlX3U

The_root_of_all_evil:
There's only one true fight scene

They Live!

You're a God for posting that

the back alley fight between roddy piper and keith david in They Live. the fight was brutal and long, damn i was starting to feel exhausted around the end of the fight.

scnj:
The bathroom fight in The Warriors.

Great scene thanks, though i've got to admit i'm not a huge fan of the sound effect when someone get's hit.

afaceforradio:
I forgot about Goodfellas! Christ that film made me squirm. It wasn't even gory it was just disturbing.

There was another one... damn what was it... Ah! American History X has some brutal scenes in it. Amazing movie but very difficult to watch.

American History X was a good one thanks. Although the curb stomp seems almost comical now with it's popularity, the first time i saw it it was quite shocking.

metalmmaniac:
the fight scenes in Green Street Hooligans are pretty nitty gritty.

Spoiler! this is at the end of the movie, do not watch if you don't wanna know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVRYeFVaCpY

Edit: haha i just noticed the video is in Spanish

Awesome thanks, never seen that movie before but that was a great clip.

-Zen-:
The fights in the Rocky movies tend to be pretty brutal, and I assume they're somewhat realistic.

Not if you've ever watched boxing. Still, they are pretty dern cool.
I'd recommend Pan's Labyrinth because, while only some of the violence is actual fighting, all of it is brutal. The Tony Ja movies are good choices, too; less realistic, but it's evil, evil Muay Thai.

chrisdibs:
saving private ryan. technically war, but isn't war fighting?

Good one also. Here's the link for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxpSSJBwW0. Also, the ending from Heavenly creatures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxpSSJBwW0, though technically it's not really a fight scene ;).

Boondock Saints haha

Cairo:

-Zen-:
The fights in the Rocky movies tend to be pretty brutal, and I assume they're somewhat realistic.

Not if you've ever watched boxing. Still, they are pretty dern cool.
I'd recommend Pan's Labyrinth because, while only some of the violence is actual fighting, all of it is brutal. The Tony Ja movies are good choices, too; less realistic, but it's evil, evil Muay Thai.

Yeah, they're not particularly realistic, but still fun. Though the latest Rocky's fight scene seemed alot more real than the previous ones. I think Millionaire Dollar Baby and Ali had the most believable boxing scenes. Pan's Labryth had some brutal moments, especially this scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poOCXeFlX3U&feature=PlayList&p=EBC287360163F68D&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=49

Edit: Woops, sry metalmmaniac, just realised you already posted the Pan's Labryth scene.

*Edit

the most realistic fight scenes i've ever seen are the ones from Old Boy

Ahh, thankee opening poster. I do believe my boredom can be lifted by seeing people beaten within an inch of their life.

Just as a side note, not sarcasm. People don't see to understand when I'm joking or not nowadays.

afaceforradio:
*snip*

OMFGZ A GIRL ON THE INTERWEBS.

I mean, erm.

SsilverR:
the most realistic fight scenes i've ever seen are the ones from Old Boy

The corridor fight scene (there's a link on first post) was excellent. It's one of the few fight scenes with one guy versus a group that looks so believable. Love that scene ^-^.

I remember Watchmen being a never ending bloodfest. I actually thought it was kind of a bit too much, don't know how faithful to the comics it was. Pretty goddamn brutal.

Fat_Hippo:
I remember Watchmen being a never ending bloodfest. I actually thought it was kind of a bit too much, don't know how faithful to the comics it was. Pretty goddamn brutal.

Yeah watchmen certainly did have it's bloody moments. The ones that particularly spring to mind are the arm breaking in the sidestreet and the circular saw in the prison.

Chaosut:
the fight scenes in Green Street Hooligans are pretty nitty gritty.

Spoiler! this is at the end of the movie, do not watch if you don't wanna know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVRYeFVaCpY

Edit: haha i just noticed the video is in Spanish

Awesome thanks, never seen that movie before but that was a great clip.[/quote]

the whole movie is fighting like that. Definately worth watching

metalmmaniac:

Chaosut:
the fight scenes in Green Street Hooligans are pretty nitty gritty.

Spoiler! this is at the end of the movie, do not watch if you don't wanna know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVRYeFVaCpY

Edit: haha i just noticed the video is in Spanish

Awesome thanks, never seen that movie before but that was a great clip.[/quote]

the whole movie is fighting like that. Definately worth watching

I'm definately going to see it as soon as possible :), thanks again.

Anything from Ong Bak, The Protector or Born to Defend.

Those Thai sure know how to it !

nikki191:
brutal? anything in the midnight meat train

I salute you fellow poster for Vinnie was indeed truly evil & made plenty of people go squish :D

metalmmaniac:
the fight scenes in Green Street Hooligans are pretty nitty gritty.

Spoiler! this is at the end of the movie, do not watch if you don't wanna know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVRYeFVaCpY

Edit: haha i just noticed the video is in Spanish

For hooliganism I thought Football Factory was pretty superior. Here's a few clips:

The second one is pretty much in there because I found it hilarious, but I guess if you aren't British you might not find it as funny.

The_root_of_all_evil:
There's only one true fight scene

They Live!

That shit was brutal, I almost tasted those blows. But why did he want him to put the glasses on? i've never seen it.

-Zen-:
The fights in the Rocky movies tend to be pretty brutal, and I assume they're somewhat realistic.

Rocky takes a hundred punches, has a face like a red cauliflower and is still standing, then hits his opponent 8 times then they go down? Nah, not too realistic. Great to watch though.

Chaosut:
-snikt!-

Oldboy was the first film where I thought to myself 'If there ever were a multi man fight in a corridor, this is how it would happen'. It was just great. Disturbing film, but actually not as gory as the other two films in the series.

Oh and Casino had some of the most brutal beatings I've ever seen in a movie, and the part at the end was just...wrong.

Sparrow Tag:
Ahh, thankee opening poster. I do believe my boredom can be lifted by seeing people beaten within an inch of their life.

Just as a side note, not sarcasm. People don't see to understand when I'm joking or not nowadays.

afaceforradio:
*snip*

OMFGZ A GIRL ON THE INTERWEBS.

I mean, erm.

*backs away slowly*

Peter Griffin vs the Chicken.

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