Top 10 Greatest Fight Scenes

The Princess Bride: Westley vs Inigo Montoya

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Now, this fight has a little bit of everything – snappy dialogue, some fancy swordwork and even a couple of twists. Oh, and a remarkably fake looking backdrop. From the opening gambits ( “You seem like a decent fellow, I hate to kill you”, “You seem like a decent fellow, I hate to die”) it escalates into a full-on, jumping, swooping, twirling duel. Halfway through, they both reveal that they are fighting deliberately left-handed in order to make it more fun and once they swap hands, the action ramps up again. The eventual outcome is perfect – Westley wins, but refuses to kill an “artist” like Inigo. Instead, he just knocks him unconscious and runs off. Sheer brilliance.