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Best Sword fights you've seen in movies?

DCochranDCochran Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

I guess it's time for me to chime in with a non-football off-season topic. This one was brought up once on my old forum and I think we had about 20 pages of responses. lol So, what's the best sword duels you've seen on movies? I think this was my list.....

  1. Hector vs Achilles (Troy) The best in cinematic history! Brad Pitt actually hurt his achilles tendon while filming this fight...how's that for a coincidence?!
  2. Wesley vs Inigo Montaya (The Princes Bride) 'My name is Inigo Montaya, you killed my father, prepare to die!' lol
  3. The two girls going at in on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. Holy Cow, is about all you can say while watching this one!
  4. The two guys fighting on ladders at the end of 'The Musketeer' You just have to see this one to believe it!
  5. Obe Wan and his Master (Liam Neeson) vs Darth Maul in 'Star Wars Phantom Menace'. Ray Park, world champion martial artist steals the show as Darth Maul
  6. Liam Neeson vs Tim Roth, climax of 'Rob Roy'. Not too flashy and acrobatic like some of the others, but realistic and will have you on the edge of your seat.

Honorable Mentions...Many like the battle of the girl vs the 'crazy 88' guys in 'Kill Bill'. Eh, It's a little too over the top and cheesy for me.

The big gladiator guy vs the Roman General at the end of 'Pompeii'. Underrated...two experts going at in the coliseum while Mt. Vesuvius is destroying everything around them.

Give me your favorites.....

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  • donmdonm Posts: 8,718 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I've seen all of them. Pretty darn good list. Kudos. Really liked the Tim Roth vs Liam Neason one. I LOVE to hate Tim Roth.

  • DCochranDCochran Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    He's such a good actor, I'd just love to see him play a good guy for once! lol

  • RSDawgRSDawg Posts: 130 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The fight between The Hound and Brienne The Maid of Tarth on Game of Thrones was pretty awesome, as was the fight between Arthur Dayne and the Young Ned Stark.

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yes some of the fights in Kill Bill were cheesy but months of hard training went into those movies. Some really good sword play !

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    You missed the one in Space Balls.

    The one in Rob Roy was good because of the realism. I'm not a big fan of the acrobatics.

  • DawgNutDawgNut Posts: 472 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Uma vs the Black Mamba in the trailer with an actual Black Mamba slithering around was my favorite.

  • EricDawgs1EricDawgs1 Posts: 385 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Vader vs obi wan.and all the ones you metioned.

  • ChopperChopper Posts: 86 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Battle of the Mounds in Conan

  • KingPurpleLlamaKingPurpleLlama Posts: 12 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Loved Troy. I wanted to add the Bride vs the Crazy 88's in Kill Bill.

  • christopheruleschristopherules Posts: 3,209 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 11

    Rob Roy hands down!!!! THE. BEST. EVER.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27M5KWI_q50

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @KingPurpleLlama Many UV's for Bride vs the Crazy 88's.

    I posted Highlander since it won the Academy Award for best movie of all time, but I think that scene in Kill Bill is probably the most memorable sword fighting scene among everything listed on here so far (and I've seen 'em all.)

  • Canedawg2140Canedawg2140 Posts: 22 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Princess Bride... both guys worked for months learning how to do pull that scene off...

  • DCochranDCochran Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited March 11

    Yeah, i seen an interview with Rob Reiner and he said that Wesley's acrobatic flip thing off the bar was the only scene in that sword fight that they used a stunt guy for.

  • DCochranDCochran Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Awe heck, I never considered any GOT stuff...it's not a sword fight exactly, cause the Red Viper guy uses some sort of glaive looking thing, but in the battle between him and the big 'mountain' guy is one of the best episodes in the whole GOT series.

  • DawgNutDawgNut Posts: 472 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Spartacus and Crixus vs Theocules in season one of Spartacus

  • dawgfantipdawgfantip Posts: 41 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Ok so let me preface this by saying my dad had all 24 tapes of the time warner collection of North and South on VHS when I was A kid. To this day I can still quote the entire mini-series word for word. This one is my favorite for entertainment value not necessarily realism.

    The one where drill instructor "Elkanah Bent sirs, of the great and sovereign state of Georgia!" Decided to pick on new cadet "Orry Main, our hothouse lilly from south carolina" not knowing his father thought every southern gentleman should have training.

  • BamaDawgBamaDawg Posts: 2,066 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • UnderDog68UnderDog68 Posts: 2,153 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Do lightsaber fights count?

  • RandomFanRandomFan Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
  • allywallyw Posts: 303 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Final scene in Gladiator. It’s not flashy but I like it.

  • christopheruleschristopherules Posts: 3,209 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @TNDawg71 amen sir. The final sword fight Rob Roy’s is indeed realistic looking in my opinion. Both of the fighters are exhausted and particularly the character being portrayed by Liam Neeson, probably due in part to his blood loss, with multiple injuries sustained in the fight. The final killing blow that he gives is both epic, and it is most grotesque too.

    https://youtu.be/27M5KWI_q50

  • RoyGaffRoyGaff Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Wu Tang is here forever.


  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 874 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yoda vs Count Dooku

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 874 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • DCochranDCochran Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Is North and South the one with Patrick Swayze?

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 13,286 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 12

    If you go way...waaay back to before wires and digital magic, check out Errol Flynn's movies like Captain Blood and Robin Hood. He did all his own work, all real, AKA ''in camera''.

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 874 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Also!

    Most folks probably haven't seen this. Some of the older star wars animations were simply amazing. The scene where Sidious (younger emperor Palpatine) shows up and takes Maul and Savage to school is amazing. This is probably my favorite "Sword fight" of all time. Yeh it's a cartoon, but I still love it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7hBZNsPnyg

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 874 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    An honorable mention. If you have never seen Mace Windo go on a rampage in the original Clone Wars movie you are in for a treat. This animation is very much more comic book style, but it's hilarious.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF3ocZu4cZo

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