Going to the movies can be a therapeutic experience -- it can make you laugh, or cry, and helps us all learn to love one another. But it's also a great way to get out your aggressive jollies by watching jerks, bullies, and bad guys get what's coming to them.

After a long, stressful week, sometimes you need a movie to let off some steam. And to help you out, we've compiled a list of fight scenes so epic, you might need to throw in the towel before you make it to the final round. We've got everything from karate to boxing, spy to alien, superhero to schoolgirl.

Here is our very scientific way of determining the Top 25 Best Fight Scenes of All Time: Weapons are OK, but in the end, these men and women had to take care of business with their own two hands. We measured pure brutality with visual flair, uniqueness, and emotional impact.

Let us know what you think about the list. If you have any objections with Moviefone or fellow commenters, we fully expect you to settle your disputes in a stately and dignified manner. Or at least we hope you do.

(WARNING: SERIOUS SPOILERS AHEAD. Also, a lot of the brutal beat-downs are NSFW.)
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