Mano-A-Mano: Agent Smith vs. Neo – The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix has so many iconic moments and remains one of the most innovative action movies of all time. In this climactic scene Agent Smith, (played to perfection by Hugo Weaving) has an epic martial arts fight with Neo (Keanu ...
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John Spartan vs. Simon Phoenix: Demolition Man

Demolition Man has always been one of my favourite Stallone movies; its hilarious script and awesome action make it essential and Wesley Snipes is arguably on career best form. The film tells the story of two men—one, an evil...
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Mano-A-Mano: Statham vs. Adkins in The Expendables 2

Although this fight scene is far too short, it’s still totally awesome with the best of British battling it out against each other in the climactic battle of The Expendables 2. I was delighted to see Scott Adkins get a de...
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Mano-A-Mano: Danny Glover and Mel Gibson Vs Jet Li – Lethal Weapon 4

In Lethal Weapon 4, North American audiences were introduced to Jet Li for the first time, and after seeing his lightening fast, and brutal moves over the course of two hours, we finally see Riggs and Murtaugh come face to face...
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Mano-A-Mano: Sylvester Stallone Vs. Jason Momoa – “Bullet To The Head”

Usually at the end of every action film, the hero fights the villain in a mano-a-mano fight. A one on one battle to the death.  Two men enter, and one man leaves. Ok, ok ….you get the idea. You have seen the fist fight. ...
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Mano-A-Mano: Burke vs. The Sandman (Death Warrant)

Death Warrant doesn’t get nearly enough love in my opinion; it’s one of my favourite Jean-Claude Van Damme movies and I think The Sandman played by Patrick Kilpatrick is a classic villain. He’s creepy as hell ...
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Ethan Hunt vs. Sean Ambrose – Mission: Impossible II

I’ve always loved this fight scene, simply for the fact that both Tom Cruise and Dougray Scott would clearly be very dead after jumping off the motorbikes, crashing into each other and falling off what looks like a pretty...
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Mana-A-Mano: Frank Dux vs. Chong Li – Bloodsport

I think we can all agree that this is one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s very best fight scenes; we really get to see his martial arts skills and when he finally gets Chong Li to say “Matte” we all cheer. Bolo Yeu...
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Mano-A-Mano: Jason Statham vs. Daniel Bernhardt – Parker (2013)

This was easily the best scene in this otherwise pretty average Statham move; don’t get me wrong, the movie is a lot of fun but in terms of action this scene is fantastic. When I was speaking with Daniel a few weeks back ...
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Mano-A-Mano: Martin Riggs vs. Mr. Joshua – Lethal Weapon

The first Lethal Weapon movie will always be my favourite of the series; although it had plenty of humour, it managed to feel gritty and more serious before Joe Pesci came in and became annoying as hell. Gary Busey plays Mr. Jo...
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