15 coolest movies about fights and fights

Every child is taught by their parents that no problem can be solved with fists. However, life sometimes puts in such situations that it is possible to correct the state of affairs only by a series of crushing blows. Movies about fights and fights without rules from our selection will surprise you not only with spectacular tricks, but also with the strongest intensity of conflicts, when a duel becomes the only way to prove your case.

Octagon: Fighter vs Wrestler (2020)

The renowned mixed martial arts champion is considered an unbeatable opponent. In the next fight for the title, the legendary fighter will face a famous wrestler who uses scandals and provocations. The realistic sports drama starred many martial arts athletes, and one of the main roles was played by the reigning AEW World Wrestling Champion.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Cagefighter

Genre:
Action, sports

Actors:
Gina Gershon, Jonathan Good, Chuck Lidell …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 4.4


British Psycho (2019)

A tough foreign movie about fights was shot in the genre of a crime thriller. The young guy was involved in criminal cases and, through negligence, killed a man, for which he went to prison for a long seven years. During the years spent behind bars, the desire to take revenge on former accomplices reached its peak. Having been given the opportunity to leave prison to meet his dying mother, the hero rushes to settle old scores.

Original title:  
Avengement

Genre:  
Action, crime

Actors:  
Scott Adkins, Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgus …

Country:  
United Kingdom

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
18+


Collectors (dilogue, 2018 and 2020)

The martial arts school is going through hard times. To stay afloat, the mentor has to pause his sports career and engage in collection activities. The martial artist easily convinces people who owe the boss to return all the money, but waving his fists will not be enough to complete the next task. In the sequel, a debt collector will have to face a casino owner and a bloodthirsty drug lord .

Original title:  
The Debt Collector

Genre:
Action, comedy, crime

Actors:  
Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor, Vladimir Kulikh…

Country:  
UK, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits
16+


Brawl in Block 99 (2017)

The top movies about fights continue with a tough action movie, where the main events take place in a prison. The former boxer got in touch with the underworld and went to jail just when he found out about his wife’s pregnancy and was about to get involved in criminal cases. A mysterious stranger comes on a date with the master of fisticuffs and, threatening to kill his wife along with the unborn child, demands to deal with one of the prisoners.

Original title:  
Brawl in Cell Block 99

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:  
Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:  
18+


Raid (2011)

Spectacular Indonesian film critics recognized as one of the best action films of recent years . The drug lord settled in a high-rise building located in the slums of Jakarta. A SWAT squad , staffed predominantly by recruits, is ordered to take over the criminal stronghold and arrest the ringleader. The plans of the guardians of the law were revealed. The bandits meet the police fully armed, and a bloody massacre unfolds on each floor.

Original title:  
Serbuan maut

Genre:  
Action, crime, thriller

Actors:  
Iko Weiss, Joe Taslim, Donnie Alamsha …

Country:  
Indonesia, France, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:  
18+


Warrior (2011)

A sports film with cool realistic fights deservedly received its high rating. After a long absence, the former soldier returns home and, under the guidance of his father, an alcoholic who has taken the path of correction, begins a career in fighting without rules. The fighter has no equal in the ring, but a series of victories leads to a clash with the strongest opponent – his own brother.

Original title:  
Warrior

Genre:
Drama, sports

Actors:  
Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:  
12+


Blood and Bone (2009)

The list of the best films about street fights continues with the exciting story of a fighter released from prison. A strong man, fulfilling a long-standing relationship, begins to participate in illegal battles taking place in the back streets of Los Angeles. More and more victories – no one is able to withstand crushing blows – lead the hero to a meeting with a powerful gangster .

Original title:
Blood and Bone

Genre:
Action, drama, crime

Actors:
Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.7


Fight without rules (2009)

A young guy comes from the provinces to New York to earn extra money by selling counterfeit goods. An experienced swindler sees a completely different potential in the young man and offers to try to enter the ring in illegal fights without rules. The talented nugget easily puts even experienced fighters on both shoulder blades, and high-profile victories pave the way for the most difficult decisive duel.

Original title:
Fighting

Genre:
Drama, sports, action

Actors:
Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Sulai Henao …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Never Give Up (2008)

A powerful film with violent fights is worth a watch for all fans of sports dramas. The young man, along with his brother and mother, moves to live in another city. In the same place, the guy was very popular, but here he became an outcast. After another skirmish with his ill-wishers, the young man learns about the existence of an underground fight club and decides, having learned martial arts, to enter the ring.

Original title:  
Never Back Down

Genre:
Action, sports, drama

Actors:  
Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:  
16+


Danny the Watchdog (2005)

In an unusual crime thriller , a powerful gangster brought up an indestructible fighter for himself. A strong guy obediently walks in a collar and, on the orders of the owner, is ready to destroy anyone. A man who has become a deadly weapon does not know and does not want to know any other life, but, accidentally getting into the house of a blind musician , he discovers a completely different world.

Original title:
Unleashed

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins…

Country:
France, UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Fans (2004)

Crime-sports drama, which tells about the life of the most enthusiastic football fans, based on the book by British writer John King. The company of friends does not miss a single match of their favorite Chelsea team. However, the guys want not only to drink beer and enjoy the beauty of the game, but also to settle old scores with fans of other clubs. The confrontation between football hooligans turns into a real war .

Original title:  
The Football Factory

Genre:
Drama, crime, sports

Actors:  
Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan …

Country:  
United Kingdom

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:  
18+


Not negotiable (2002)

A heavyweight boxer who held the championship title for several years is jailed on charges of rape. Very cruel orders reign in the prison, but there is an opportunity to improve your situation by taking part in underground battles. For more than ten years, none of the prisoners can defeat one formidable strong man. An old gangster undertakes to organize a duel between two powerful fighters.

Original title:  
Undisputed

Genre:  
Action, drama, crime, sports

Actors:  
Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk …

Country:  
USA, Germany, Japan

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:  
16+


Gangs of New York (2002)

The cult film with bloody fights is based on a documentary book by American journalist Herbert Osbury. In the second half of the 19th century, the law of force reigned on the dysfunctional streets of New York, and any weapon was used. The son of an Irish gang leader who died in a skirmish with an Indian leader, after several years in a reform school, comes to New York to take brutal revenge on his father’s killer.

Original title:  
Gangs of New York

Genre:  
Drama, crime

Actors:  
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz…

Country:  
USA, Germany, UK

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:  
18+


Fight Club (1999)

The cult drama is based on the popular novel by American writer Chuck Palahniuk. A successful insurer suffers from boredom and insomnia. A new acquaintance – a very active and active man – offers an effective way to unwind and shake things up. Together with other bored clerks, they create a secret fight club where they can unleash their rage.

Original title:
Fight Club

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter …

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.6, IMDb – 8.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Prison (1989)

Shortly before being released, the proud and independent prisoner is transferred to another prison. The head of the colony has long-standing scores with the brave man, and therefore wants to turn his life into a real hell. Inhuman treatment and terrible threats infuriate the prisoner. No legal means will help to reason with the revenge-obsessed tormentor from the prison administration, and therefore the hero of the film will have to use physical force.

Original title:
Lock Up

Genre:
Action, drama, crime

Actors:
Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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