The 10 Best Villain Vs. Villain Fights In Movies, According To Reddit

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Between Sandman fighting Venom and Freddy fighting Jason, these battles left a lasting impression on Redditors, even if the movies weren’t great.

After the success of Kong Vs. Godzilla, Legendary Pictures has unsurprisingly greenlit a sequel. How the story will unfold so that the two beasts face off once again is unknown, but it has a high benchmark to meet when it comes to the fight scenes.

The titans’ fights were on such an epic scale that it’s hard to top, but they weren’t the first villains to come head to head. Whether it’s a crossover movie between two slasher icons, or two villains in the same universe fighting each other instead of the hero, these battles left a lasting impression on Redditors, even if the movies weren’t great.


The Mummy Returns (2001)

Greenlighting The Scorpion King is one of the strangest decisions a studio has ever made given that the villain is the most negatively received aspect of The Mummy Returns. Dwayne Johnson wasn’t the actor he is today and his performance is questionable at best, and the CGI is ghastly even by 2001’s standards.

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However, Dcj012 points out that the character still has its merits, one of which is his fight with Imhotep, the Mummy. It turns out that Imhotep is no match for the Scorpion King, and that the King is actually a terrifying opponent. The fight leaves audiences wondering what Universal could have done if the studio followed through with its Dark Universe that was set to include The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, and many others.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park T-Rex Final Scenes

The first Jurassic Park is the best in the series, and it isn’t even close, and the blend of digital and practical effects of the dinosaurs is so seamless. But for as thrilling as it is seeing the T-rex, Goondal explains that it’s still a villain. The Redditor points to the “T-rex v Raptors” as the best villain vs. villain movie fight.

It isn’t much of a fight, as the T-rex makes such short work of the raptors, save for one or two jumping on its back, but it’s the most thrilling moment in a movie full of them. The T-rex saves the day in Jurassic Park and does the same thing in Jurassic World too, but before the final act, the carnivore was just as much of a villain as the raptors. The sequence paints the T-rex in such a great light, as a banner falls that says “When dinosaurs ruled the world,” as the carnivore strikes the closest thing to a superhero pose, but the dinosaur was terrorizing the humans not one hour earlier .

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees fighting in Freddy vs Jason

CornishVince thinks Freddie vs. Jason features the best villain vs. villain fight, but the Redditor is one of the few. The film was overwhelmingly negatively received by critics, and even most fans of the franchises were left unsatisfied with what should have been the crossover of the decade.

While it’s fun to see the two horror icons go head to head in a grudge match, there’s no attempt to do something surprising or out of the ordinary in the genre. The 2003 movie is just another typical slasher flick, and it doesn’t fully utilize the two incredibly inventive characters. There could have been all sorts of dreamlike and fantastical violent sequences, and the result was a massive missed opportunity.

Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

Yautja and Xenomorph glaring at each other in promo banner for Alien Vs. Predator 2004

Alien vs. predator was badly received when it was first released 18 years ago, and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem had an even worse reception, as if that was possible. The biggest criticism of the movies was that they focused too much on the human characters instead of the main attraction.

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However, whenever the hunters and the xenomorphs were hunting each other, it was both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Dragon_Blue_Eyes states, “Seeing the Predators and Aliens go at is always fun.” The series deserves a reboot that focuses solely on the two alien species, which could end up being the greatest “vs.” movie of all time.

Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)

Jane and John stand by their burned down house in Mr. & Mrs.  Smith

Mr. And Mrs. Smith doesn’t have typical villains, but as DonmeccaYYZ points out, “They’re both assassins so can qualify as villains. The fight in their own house is great!” Movies that see villains face off against other villains generally follow the same formula, as they end up teaming up to face a common enemy. Goal in Mr. and Mrs. Smiththere is no common enemy until the end, and it’s just them trying to kill each other.

The house sequence is ridiculous, as the rival assassins end up tearing their own home apart just to murder each other, which is an exaggerated metaphor for dysfunctional marriage. The movie isn’t perfect, but as it’s being adapted into a TV series with Donald Glover, the show should adopt the hilarious action scenes between the married couple.

The Departed (2006)

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