If you frequent the cinema, you've seen a climactic fight or two in your life. Generally speaking, these brawls and scraps have world-changing consequences. Think of the Rebels taking on the Death Star in the original Star Wars or the Avengers going up against Loki and the Chitauri horde in The Avengers and you get the idea: the bigger the stakes, the bigger the payoff.
Or that's how the story usually goes. However, there is something to be said for smaller, personal stakes. Who doesn't love a final fight where everything rests on the emotional stakes of the fight? We don't always need a status-quo-changing threat to get invested in a good story. And the following films prove this with glorious aplomb.