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The Best Naruto Fights of All Time 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated April 24, 2019 28k votes 3.7k voters 40.6k views 20 items

What are the greatest fights in Naruto history? Before he became Boruto's dad, Naruto Uzumaki was the underdog that took the ninja world by storm. His ninja way influenced countless people - allies and enemies alike - to overcome their hardships and make their dreams come true. From troublesome youth to full-grown respected leader of the Village Hidden in the Leaves, Naruto's path towards becoming Hokage was far from easy - in fact, it was fraught with conflict. Since there are so many incredible Naruto and Naruto Shippuden fights, let's rank the best ones with the help of your votes.

Whether he was taking on the Akatsuki or his fellow Konoha shinobi, Naruto stood at the center of many of the best fights in Naruto Shippuden and Naruto, but his allies and enemies have their share of remarkable fights as well. The original series amazed viewers with unbelievable matchups, such as the remarkable Rock Lee vs. Gaara fight from the Chūnin Exams, but Naruto Shippūden took it up a notch with the highly anticipated fight between Naruto and Sasuke.

Here are the best Naruto fights the series has to offer. It's hard to choose just one, so vote up all the fights that you thought were truly top notch. 

Naruto vs. Pain
Naruto vs. Pain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Naruto Fights of All Time
Photo:  Studio Pierrot

After nearly every ninja in Konoha comes together to try and take on Pain, it ultimately comes down to a passionate one-on-one battle in which Naruto defeats him with a combination of Sage Mode, Rasengan, and Shadow Clones. Rather than crush him completely, Naruto empathizes with him - which leads to Pain reviving everyone in Konoha who passed away during his attacks.

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Rock Lee vs. Gaara
Rock Lee vs. Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Naruto Fights of All Time
Photo:  Studio Pierrot

Rock Lee and Gaara face off during the Chuunin Exams. Although Gaara is ultimately the victor thanks to the nearly impenetrable defense and ninjutsu bestowed on him by the One-Tails, Lee displays commitment and endurance that no one previously thought he possessed. His body automatically attempts to keep fighting, even once he's lost consciousness. 

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Minato vs. Obito
Minato vs. Obito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Naruto Fights of All Time
Photo:  Studio Pierrot

When Obito unleashes the Nine Tails on Konoha and attempts to kidnap the newborn Naruto, Minato does everything in his power to stop him. His only option is to seal the Nine Tails into his unborn child and force Obito to retreat. While the process ultimately costs both himself and Kushina their lives, their son survives the skirmish. 

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Sasuke vs. Itachi
Sasuke vs. Itachi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Naruto Fights of All Time
Photo:  Studio Pierrot

After years of training, Sasuke tracks down his brother Itachi and engages him in a lethal one-on-one match. What follows is one of the most emotionally intense matches in anime history - and the twist at the end is one that shakes first-time viewers to their cores. 

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