TV and Movies·Posted on Aug 3, 202225 Spectacular Star-Studded Cinematic ShowdownsFrom The Gray Man to Rocky IV.by Ken W. HanleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink In Netflix's $200 million action flick The Gray Man, now streaming, MCU stalwart Chris Evans goes head-to-head with fellow Hollywood headliner Ryan Gosling. View this video on YouTube AGBO / Netflix / Via youtube.com With this cinematic showdown likely to become one of the most buzzworthy streaming titles of the summer, I've assembled 25 other face-offs between the biggest names in contemporary cinema that you should see for a quick fix of hard-hitting movie goodness. 1. Common vs. Keanu Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 2 View this video on YouTube Summit Entertainment / Via youtube.com Shooting, stabbing, and old-fashioned fisticuffs punctuate this brutal, multi-location fight sequence between Keanu Reeves’ badass assassin and Common’s deadly (and dedicated) counterpart in the second John Wick film. 2. Tom Hardy vs. Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection Fans of Batman’s “Knightfall” storyline were thrilled to see the Caped Crusader square off against Bane in a proper showdown worthy of their comic book rivalry, complete with a yolked-out Tom Hardy donning a contemporary twist on the iconic Bane mask. 3. Chadwick Boseman vs. Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther Marvel / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection Black Panther definitely benefited from director Ryan Coogler's previous fight staging experience with Creed, but we'd all be lying to ourselves if we denied that a big reason the superhero film kept us in its grip was the duel between two of the hottest stars in Hollywood, the late Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan 4. Michael Fassbender vs. Gina Carano, Haywire Relativity Media / Courtesy Everett Collection Though Carano has since muddied her legacy with her offensive off-set behavior, her cinematic debut in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire included one of the most riveting fight sequences in recent memory as the ex-MMA fighter threw down with an intensely physical Michael Fassbender. 5. Daniel Craig vs. Dave Bautista, Spectre Columbia Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection In a callback to the legendary train fight in From Russia With Love, Daniel Craig’s James Bond collided with the imposing WWE legend Dave Bautista’s Mr. Hinx in what would later become the most unforgettable part of a ho-hum Skyfall follow-up. 6. Sylvester Stallone vs. Dolph Lundgren, Rocky IV MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection To be fair, every Rocky bout is exhilarating in their own right, but the showdown between Stallone’s vengeance-fueled Rocky and Lundgren’s precise, unrelenting Drago has aged like a fine wine, even so much as to break the kitschy nationalist messaging behind the Cold War-era flick. 7. Clive Owen vs. Matt Damon, The Bourne Identity View this video on YouTube The Kennedy/Marshall Company / Via youtube.com There’s no denying Matt Damon has had better fight sequences throughout the Bourne franchise, but his brief but captivating face-off with Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity remains a tone-setting benchmark for suspense within the franchise’s first entry. 8. Michelle Yeoh vs. Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Pictures Classics / Courtesy Everett Collection Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was nothing short of an international pop culture phenomenon upon its debut, but of all the high-flying, revolutionary fight choreography, nothing could compare to the breathtaking climactic battle between veteran Michelle Yeoh and newcomer Zhang Ziyi. 9. Brad Pitt vs. Eric Bana, Troy View this video on YouTube Helena Productions / Via youtube.com In one of the most pulse-pounding swordfights in movie history, Troy pitted Brad Pitt against Eric Bana, both at the height of their respective fame, against one another in a clash that felt exciting and savage despite anyone familiar with the Achilles tale already knowing of the outcome. 10. Milla Jovovich vs. Tony Jaa, Monster Hunter View this video on YouTube Constantin Film / Via youtube.com In one of the more recent entries on this list, this incredibly fun yet overlooked monster movie also features a fun and occasionally humorous fight sequence that you never knew you needed between the aerodynamic Ong Bak star Tony Jaa and the rugged Resident Evil mainstay Milla Jovovich. 11. Seann William Scott vs. Liev Schreiber, Goon Magnolia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection As funny as it is bloody, one of the best and most brutal hockey fights in the sadly sparse subgenre’s history can be chalked up to this one-on-one square-up between Liev Schreiber and Seann William Scott in the cult comedy, Goon. 12. Thomas Jane vs. Kevin Nash, The Punisher Lions Gate / Courtesy Everett Collection Fighting against the massive (and nearly unrecognizable) former pro wrestling superstar Kevin Nash as "The Russian," the normally-intimidating Thomas Jane gets a lot of mileage playing the underdog in this wonderfully destructive showstopping slobber knocker. 13. Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Scott Adkins, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Magnet Releasing / Courtesy Everett Collection Scott Adkins may have been a burgeoning butt-kicker in the direct-to-video space for some time before this stellar Universal Soldier sequel, but his bone-crunching fight scene with original franchise star Jean-Claude Van Damme served as a passing-of-the-torch that crowned Adkins as a bona fide action star. 14. Jason Momoa vs. Sylvester Stallone, Bullet to the Head Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection Though this contemporary action-thriller may not have been the epic shoot-'em-up it should have been, this Walter Hill-directed film is anchored by one hell of a brawn-infused axe fight between Sly Stallone and Game of Thrones' own Jason Momoa. 15. Choi Min-sik vs. Lee Byung-hun, I Saw the Devil Magnet Releasing / Courtesy Everett Collection The face of Korean cinema's past, Oldboy's Choi Min-sik, traded blood-for-blood with emerging superstar and future Squid Game star Byung-hun Lee in a taut, edge-of-your-seat Greenhouse face-off between Lee's unrelenting rogue cop and Choi's sadistic serial killer. 16. Ryan Reynolds vs. Joel Kinneman, Safe House View this video on YouTube Relativity Media / Via youtube.com Though this R-rated action thriller sported some pretty decent shootout set pieces, Ryan Reynolds and Joel Kinnaman's intense knockdown, drag-out fistfight is the clear-cut highlight of Safe House. 17. Brad Pitt vs. Angelina Jolie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox / Album / Alamy In an explosive and intimate battle sequence brimming with sexual tension, the at-home showdown between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt helped carry this otherwise tame studio action movie to massive box office returns. 18. N.T. Rama Rao Jr. vs. Ram Charan, RRR Prod DB / DVV Entertainment / Alamy Is there any fight scene in recent times as absolutely amazing as the fight between Bheem and Raju, played by Bollywood stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, set against a burning colonist estate party under attack by wild animals? The answer is no, and if you haven't seen it yet, run, don't walk. 19. Jackie Chan vs. Jet Li, The Forbidden Kingdom Lions Gate / Courtesy Everett Collection Jet Li and Jackie Chan, arguably the two most prolific stars in martial arts film history, fought one another on their biggest platform yet (under the choreography of the revered Yuen Woo-ping, no less) in the 2008 action epic, The Forbidden Kingdom. 20. Uma Thurman vs. Vivica A. Fox, Kill Bill, Volume 1 View this video on YouTube A Band Apart / Via youtube.com Quentin Tarantino set the tone for his kick-ass two-part love letter to the kung-fu and action films of yesteryear with this outstanding face-off between former assassins "Black Mamba" (Uma Thurman) and "Cottonmouth" (Vivica A. Fox). 21. John Travolta vs. Nicolas Cage, Face/Off Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection Redefining the phrase "face-off," John Woo's exciting, dove-laden interactions between John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in their noted dual roles hold up as some of the most definitive examples of over-the-top action cinema to this day. 22. Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, Warrior Lions Gate / Courtesy Everett Collection Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy established themselves as stars to watch during this dramatically heart-wrenching and physically demanding climactic brother vs. brother showdown in the critically and commercially beloved Warrior. 23. Michael Cera vs. Jason Schwartzman, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Universal / Courtesy Everett Collection Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has multiple memorable fight sequences, all laden with humor and a visual style inspired by comic books and video games, but none feels as cathartic as the "final boss" battle between Scott Pilgrim and the last "evil ex," Gideon Graves. 24. Robert Downey Jr. vs. Chris Evans, Captain America: Civil War Collection Christophel / Alamy / Marvel Entertainment / Marvel Studios / Studio Babelsberg Even though fans will always rank the preceding Avengers-wide airport battle as the highlight of Captain America: Civil War, this emotionally-driven one-on-one final fight between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark remains one of the MCU's most memorable (and narratively rich) skirmishes. 25. Vin Diesel vs. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Fast Five Universal / Courtesy Everett Collection Long before their beef went beyond the silver screen, Vin Diesel and The Rock brought to life a clash of physical titans and modern action stars with their set-destroying brawl that proved the Fast franchise needed unstoppable forces to bring it to the next level.