Everyone loves a good fight scene, right? Good going against evil, or sometimes even two good guys duking it out over a difference of opinion. And these days, with cinemas bursting at the seams with fantastic comic book movies, there's so many great ones to choose from. While there's a lot more heart and craft in the characterisation of the Marvel & DC silver screen supers than ever before, the focal point of many of their movies is still a good old-fashioned fight scene.
Because this is strictly about fights, there's no place for Avengers' iconic Battle For New York, seeing as it's a sprawling action sequence featuring lots of mini fights, escapes and rescues from across NYC. There's also no place for the new young X-Men movies either. No particular reason; they're just not very good.
While gunplay and superpowers aren't a disqualifier here, the list does give credence to close quarters combat (that is what a fight is, after all). With that in mind, get ready to relive some of the most exciting action sequences in modern movies as we track every punch, kick and headbutt from our costumed heroes.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.