Great stories need a hero and a villain, both of which are two integral parts of a great story. As movies go, the ending is often the much-anticipated showdown between the hero and the villain that fans look forward to, making for blood-curdling action fights and even explosive dialogue that eventually brings the whole movie to a climax.
Here I bring you the most classic Hollywood movie heroes and villains of the epic showdown, to see which group of duels most memorable to you.
7、Godzilla vs Kong-‘Godzilla vs Kong’
Strictly speaking these two are not considered heroes or villains, but this group of duel is too wonderful. In order to make up the numbers to take into account the weak position of Skull Island pretty boy, temporarily set him as a hero.
Since the announcement of the monster movie universe, the two behemoths have faced many villains of their respective worlds, yet the most anticipated by fans is the direct showdown between the two.
Finally in 2021 Warner arranged for fans to Skull Island pretty boy and Godzilla showdown. Whether on the deck of the aircraft carrier or under the neon lights of the city, the two behemoths brought fans a tense and exciting fight for the king of the monsters epic duel.
6, Ripley vs Alien Queen – ‘Aliens’
“GET AWAY FROM HER YOU BITCH!”, became the most classic line on the screen that year, and also for the absolute opening of this prologue.
After we had already experienced the fear of the Alien in the first ‘Alien’, we still had deep doubts that humans could defeat it when the Alien Queen appeared.
However when Ripley did, relying on a huge loader, she captured the Alien Queen and eventually defeated it.
5、Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus-‘Spider-Man 2’
Spider-Man has many enemies, Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, several versions of the ‘Spider-Man’ movie were defeated by this superhero, however no showdown can be comparable to Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus.
A duel on a train, Doctor Octopus restrained him with the heroism of Spider-Man, and the duel between the two was brutal and unforgettable.
The battle ends, Peter Parker’s identity is revealed, and the passengers carry him to safety and swear him to secrecy in what is probably the most beautiful sequence in the ‘Spider-Man’ movie.
4, Luke vs Darth Vader-‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’
According to today’s standards, the two slowly wielding lightsaber action is too boring, however, this duel with the pure absolute as well as the stunning visual still let fans remember.
This scene also revealed the brutal truth for the fans “No, I am your father”, the reversal of the century until today still makes the fans feel the chill in their backs.
3, Obi-Wan vs Darth Vader-‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’
Lucas’ prequel trilogy wasn’t perfect, but ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ brings fans to a fantastic, poignant and epic conclusion.
This showdown between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader is the pinnacle of lightsabers, a battle filled with tension, lightning-fast choreography, a nerve-wracking soundtrack and excellent cinematography, undoubtedly one of the best battles in the ‘Star Wars’ oeuvre.
2、Neo vs Agent Smith-‘The Matrix’
‘The Matrix’ redefines action and science fiction movies, and the entire trilogy is filled with jaw-dropping action sequences. And the battle between Neo and Agent Smith continues throughout the trilogy.
The two men gave fans a visual journey full of tension and excitement, and the instruction from Chinese martial arts made the absolute perfection between them.
1, Batman vs Joker – ‘The Dark Knight’
The entire Nolan version of the ‘Batman’ trilogy has many scenes of superheroes facing off against villains, each of which is a physical battle. However, there is no duel like the Joker’s trial scene is pleasing to the eye, even if the duel does not have too many physical duel.
Unlike the other matchups on the entire list, this one is entirely a verbal duel between the two, and it’s never a physical duel that can beat Batman, and the same is true for the Joker.
The two brought fans one of the best conversations in the history of cinema, and the showdown came to a climax when Heath Ledger shouted “You complete me.