12 Action Movie Sequences That Seem To Have Been Copied From Other Action Movies

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and when it comes to designing action fight scenes, several of Hollywood’s stunt choreographers seem to have looked no further than the best (and sometimes worst) action movies for inspiration. Whether they were meant as homage or were just purely a coincidence, here are a few action scenes that appear to be ripped off from their cinematic peers.

1. The biker girl’s scorpion kick

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Warner Bros/ Silver Pictures

Romeo Must Die (2000)

3. The backwards-falling shootout

Screen Gems/Constantin Films

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Warner Bros/Silver Pictures

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

5. The cartwheel flip

20th Century Fox

Daredevil (2003)

MGM/Lakeshore

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

7. The superhero who loves to abuse urban structures

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow

Catwoman (2004)

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Spider-Man (2002)

9. Too cool for sunglasses

Screen Gems/Constantin Films

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Paramount

M:I - 2 (2000)

11. Speeding up the action

Sony Pictures

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

New Line Cinema

Blade 2 (2002)

13. Jet Li’s final battle scenes involving fire

Warner Bros/Silver Pictures

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Warner Bros

Romeo Must Die (2000)

15. Backflipping off a wall

20th Century Fox/Marvel

Daredevil (2003)

Warner Bros/Silver Pictures

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

17. Backflipping off your opponent

Sony Pictures

Charlie’s Angels (2001)

Sony Pictures

The One (2001)

19. Mid-air twist kick

Buena Vista

Ella Enchanted (2004)

MGM/Lakeshore Entertainment

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

21. Many birds, one stone

Miramax Films

Kill Bill Vol.1 (2003)

23. Spinning in mid-air

Sony Pictures

Charlie’s Angels (2001)

MGM/Lakeshore

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

25. The flying superhero

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Warner Bros/Columbia

Superman (1978)

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