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Best Elevator Fight Scenes in Movies

Updated June 23, 2019 334 votes 63 voters 2.9k views22 items

We compiled the best elevator fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in elevators feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite elevator fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, this list of movie fight scenes in elevators comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donnie Yen, and Bruce Willis, fight in an elevator. 

Here are the best elevator fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and let us know in the comments if any good elevator fights are missing from the list.

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  • Captain America Trapped In An  is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Elevator Fight Scenes in Movies
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    From Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) asks a team of soldiers, "Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?"

    They should have got out. 

    • Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Olsen
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
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  • Ryan Gosling Steals A Kiss The is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Elevator Fight Scenes in Movies
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    The Driver (Ryan Gosling) protects Carey Mulligan from a hitman in Drive.

    • Actors: Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Nicolas Winding
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  • Bruce Willis Spots Something O is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Elevator Fight Scenes in Movies
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    John McClane (Bruce Willis) fights off a group of fake security guards in Die Hard with a Vengeance

    • Actors: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman, Sam Phillips
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: John McTiernan
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  • Arnold Schwarzegger Fends Off  is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Elevator Fight Scenes in Movies
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    In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the T-1000 tries to squeeze in an elevator with John Connor, Sarah Connor, and the Terminator. 

    • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Nikki Cox, Danny Cooksey
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: James Cameron
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