Top 10 Greatest Fight Scenes

The Karate Kid: Daniel Larusso vs Johnny Lawrence


Here’s a classic of the “films about fighting” genre. The eponymous kid is facing off against Johnny, a fighter from the Cobra Kais, a karate gang that have been hassling Daniel all through the film. He’s fighting on a part-injured knee, after another Cobra Kai dealt him a low blow and left his trainer to mystically heal it. Atense fight ensues, during which it looks like Daniel is being walked all over by Johnny as onlookers threaten him with body bags and mean things like that. But then the stirring music starts, Daniel takes up the crane position and ker-pow! He wins! So very 80s, but I would challenge anyone to watch it and not be a little bit stirred.