There's nothing quite like a good fight movie or TV show. The tale of a man or woman having to fight his way to victory with his bare hands is about as timeless as it gets. Fighter characters also usually have an underdog or tale of redemption story that really make you appreciate what you have. So who are the best fighters in movies and TV?
Whether it's a movie that revolves around the fights (Never Back Down), a movie that's more of a family drama that uses the fighting as a profession (Southpaw), or even an action movie sprinkled with fantastic hand to hand fights (Lethal Weapon) there's certainly something for everyone and all these films feature some of the greatest fictional fighters.
So you is your pick? Will it be one of the all time great boxers (Rocky)? An incredible mixed martial artist (Tommy Conlon of Warrior)? Maybe an insane nihilist who actually loves the fight itself and has nothing to lose (Tyler Durden/Bronson)?The choice is in your hands! Vote up your all time favorite fictional fighters below and any other great fighters from movies and television who aren't already listed, male or female.
- 1266 VOTES
As played by Keanu Reeves in The Matrix franchise.Neo is an ex-hacker turned savior of humanity. In addition to knowing every possible fighting style, he's evolved to the point where the laws of man and physics no longer apply.
- 2273 VOTES
As played by Brad Pitt in Troy.Achilles is perhaps the greatest hand to hand combatant to ever live (but that's for your votes to decide). With a spear and shield, no man could best him on the battlefield. Ever. At least as long as he's covering his heel.
- 3308 VOTES
As played by Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky films.Balboa is an everyman who simply fights, trains, and works a little harder than everyone else to achieve his lofty goals. He's not the smartest, but he's tough as nails.
- 4191 VOTES
As played by Uma Thurman in the Kill Bill films.The Bride is a vengeful, very talented, former assassin who spends the duration of the two films hunting down her ex-coworkers, who tried to kill her.
- 5232 VOTES
As played by Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV.Drago is an Olympic gold medalist and amateur boxing champion in the Soviet Union. This guy wields a punch yielding over 1800 PSI (the average boxer hits at 700 PSI).
- 6166 VOTES
As played by Jason Statham in The Transporter films.He drives. Anything you need moved he can move it... for a price. He can also defend himself, (and your cargo) with an impressive knowledge of multiple mixed martial arts and incredible strength.