Most Badass Movie Scenes


macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 10, 2010
theres a thread goin on rivals right now about this, since this board seems to like movie threads...

-Jack's "You Can't Handle the Truth" speech in "A Few Good Men"
-Pacino's "Inches" speech in "Any Given Sunday"
-Doc Holiday- "I'm your huckleberry"- "Tombstone"
-BMF Wallet- "Pulp Fiction"
-mel gibson chasing down the british with his little son's- "The Patriot"
-and the most BA scene ever imho-


macrumors 6502a
Dec 29, 2009
Silent Hill.

The crazy lady that ends up following the lead character around for a little while gets caught on the church steps by a guy with a big mask and a giant sword.

Watch it.


macrumors demi-god
May 5, 2008
The Misty Mountains
The court confrontation in A Few Good Men was riveting. One of the roles I like Tom Cruise in. And Gladiator, I walked out of the movie thinking best picture, without doubt. I was right. :p

The big fight in Return of the King, there were several scenes that gave me chills 1)perspective from behind Nasgul as it descends on Minus Tirith 2) when the Riders of Rohan charged the Horde (I mean the minions of Suron) ;) and when 3) Legolas Greenleaf takes down an armed Oliphant single handedly and Gimli tells him that only counts as 1!

SLC Flyfishing

Nov 19, 2007
Portland, OR
pretty much the most bad ass scene I remember seeing is in the Bourne Ultimatum, where bourne takes out the entire hit team at the Madrid safehouse, then calls the cops, tells them there was something going on in the building next to his and that the people perpetrating seemed to be Americans. The next crew of people coming to take him out then get held up by the cops. The scene at the beginning of that movie, which takes place inside the London train station is pretty tough too!

I also liked the threat Liam Neeson makes to the kidnapper in "Taken" especially when he actually catches up with him later in the movie.



macrumors member
Sep 1, 2007
I can't believe no one has mentioned the ending of Iron Man, at the press conference? That was the first on my mind! Awesome!


macrumors regular
Feb 10, 2006
One of my favorite badass movie scenes is the shoot out scene during the end of True Romance, also the shoot out scene during The Crow when Eric Draven is on top of the table. I also love the ending of Aliens when Ripley fights off the aliens with her combo rifle and flamethrower and of course the end battle with the power lifter against the queen.


macrumors 68040
Feb 20, 2009
East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
Not really a badass fight scene, but I always liked the last few minutes of Usual Suspects. I also liked the scene where Stephen Baldwin's character had the sniper rifle on the docks.

Again, this wasn't an action movie, but I love the scene in Grosse Point Blank when Martin Blank gets in the fight with the hitman at the reunion. Stabbing in the neck with a pen is an awesome way to finish the fight. Then he wraps him up in the banner.


macrumors G3
Dec 29, 2007
I've always liked the part of Pulp Fiction where Butch decides that he can't leave Marsellus in the basement with the rapists, picks a weapon, then goes back in to rescue him. The conversation that ensues afterwards, concluding with Butch riding off on the chopper, was pretty badass.


macrumors 68000
Jan 28, 2006
In persona non grata
Just because I saw it recently so it's fresh to mind.

The scene from the last "Star Trek" where Spock is head on with a horde of Romulan missles. "Captain, I've picked up another ship!" Then Enterprise pops out of warp and starts shooting the crap out of anything that moves.


macrumors 68000
Oct 22, 2009
The bank robbery and shootout scene in the movie, HEAT. Check it out on Youtube.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 22, 2008
Toronto, Ont
The bank robbery and shootout scene in the movie, HEAT. Check it out on Youtube.
That was the exact scene I was thinking of when I saw the thread.

What about the end of Last Of The Mohicans, another Micheal Mann film.

Another one that comes to mind is not from a movie but the T.V. Show Twin Peaks when Leland Palmer kills his Niece Maggie.


macrumors 65816
Aug 9, 2006
Boston, MA
Movie - Road House
Dalton rips that dude's throat out

Honorable mention in a different category - 24 (Television)
Jack Bauer grabs a dude by the head, runs on the wall all the way around the hallway they're in, and breaks his neck (season 2 or 3)