20 Best Fighting Movies Released Prior to 2020 From the ring to the streets, these fights can barely be contained on screen

Everybody gets involved in a fight at some point or another in their lives. If not, then OMG did I grow up in a rough neighborhood with a physically abusive family. Seriously though, everyone fights, and they very rarely look as cool in real life as they do on Hollywood screens. Even professional fighters (who often star in fight movies themselves) struggle to be as showy as these cinematic pugilists.

Here are the top 20 fight movies released prior to 2020 to learn more about fighting, or you can check out these YouTube self-defense channels that teach you how to fight.

20. Never Back Down (2008)


19. Undisputed (2002)

18. Warrior (2011)

17. Here Comes the Boom (2012)

16. Fighting (2009)

15. Ali (2001)

14. Unleashed (2005)

13. Enter the Dragon (1973)

12. Bloodsport (1988)

11. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

10. Beatdown (2010)

9. Blood and Bone (2009)

8. Mortal Kombat (1995)

7. Best of the Best (1989)

6. Ip Man (2008)

5. Lionheart (1990)

4. Creed (2015)

3. Ong-Back: The Thai Warrior (2003)


2. Fight Club (1999)

1. Cinderella Man (2005)


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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