Top Five Naked Fight Scenes!

So far this year has been not unlike a series of Liu Kang chicken kicks to my face, but I’ve finally rebounded and am looking to push back and do some crotch punching of my own! To kick this off (pun fully intended), and to celebrate, um, fighting (well we did cover Mortal Kombat this month), I wanted to come back with a new action-packed top five list. But being part of the Cult Film Club, I didn’t just want to list my top five favorite fight scenes, no sir. Instead lets get a little crazy with my Top Five Naked Fight Scenes!

5). The Terminator (1984)

It’s almost impossible to not start this list with my introduction to naked fighting and my fond memories of watching brief glimpses of Arnold’s Schwarzensausage and buns in the opening sequences of The Terminator. I was probably about nine years-old when my mother sat me down one late summer night to watch this flick on HBO and seeing this insanely built naked cyborg from the future beat the shit out of Bill Paxton while punching a whole through Brian Thompson was almost too much for my young brain! But this is more of a one-sided, weirdass, clothes shopping experience for Arnold, so that’s why it’s so far down on my list.  You can watch the scene here!

4). Borat (2006)

I was just recently indoctrinated into the wonder that is the Borat film (thanks Jaime!), and all I can say is where has this naked fight scene been all my life!  Much ball and schlong slapping success.  Seriously, probably the most hilarious naked fight I’ve ever seen, it’s also about 3 minutes I kind of never want to relive again.  But for those uninitiated, take a gander at your own risk!  Also, I hear his neighbor still fights with his swim trunks on (tough keeping up with the Borats for sure…)

3). School Ties (1992)

Do you like naked prep school boys?  Naked angry Brendon Frasier?  Naked anti-semetic Matt Damon?  Naked howling Ben Affleck?  Then this is the naked fight for you!  School Ties is one of those mostly overlooked gems from the early 90s that had pretty much everyone in it before they got big.  And you get to see them mostly naked.  And fighting!  What more could you want?  Watch the insanity here

2). Sex & Fury/Female Yakuza Tale (both 1973)

I came across Sex & Fury while I was in the middle of my Christina Lindberg phase while researching Kill Bill.  This film, and it’s sequel Female Yakuza Tale feature a very revealing starring turn for Japan’s Reiko Ike, who for all intents and purposes is like the female Charles Bronson of Japanese pinky violence cinema from the 70s.  Both of these films feature some wicked awesome naked samurai fights that have to be seen to be believed.  Well worth tracking down.  Here’s an example from Sex & Fury!

1). Eastern Promises (2007)

Eastern Promises is one of those flicks that totally slipped through the cracks for me a few years ago.  It took me until this past weekend to finally catch up with it and I am so glad I did.  David Cronenberg’s weird post-horror action phase (A History of Violence) is really interesting stuff, and some of Viggo Mortensen’s best work as an actor.  The bath house fight sequence in this flick is raw, brutal and very well choreographed (as far as brawling style fights go.)  Two thumbs and a shiv up!  Get the steamy brutality here!


  • ShezCrafti

    Shawn, I want to high-five you SO hard right now!

    • Shawn Robare


  • Ben Rollier

    Nice list! I wasn’t aware of any of these, except the one from Terminator.

    I would say the sex/gun-fight from Shoot ‘Em Up has got to be a close #6.

    • Shawn Robare

      Thanks! I have yet to see SeU, but I have heard about that notorious scene. Need to check it out, and apparently Drive Angry too (see Pax’s comment…)

      • Paxton Holley

        I’d be interested to hear what you think of Shoot ‘em Up. On paper, that movie should be amazing. Similar to Drive Angry but it seems to lack it’s own internal irony.

  • Paxton Holley

    Excellent list! After reading this I immediately thought of Drive Angry in which Nic Cage has a gun fight WHILE HAVING SEX WITH A HOOKER. It’s pretty awesome, but it’s a gun fight and I think you were going for fist fights.


    • Shawn Robare

      Sp apparently there needs to be a sub-list of naked gun fights! Or at least gunfight sex scenes (too bad Charlie finished when John Kinney came gunning in Young Guns… ;) )

    • Derdrom

      I think Nic was clothed the entire time, which is actually weirder.

      • Paxton Holley

        You may be right. He may have had some clothes on which does make it a lot weirder. But it *is* Nic Cage.

      • Shawn Robare

        Nic Cage can and does have sex with his clothes on, at will, in much the same way that Chuck Norris can impregnate women simply by looking at them for more than five seconds…

  • Robert (

    Schwarzenegger and his human punching bags aren’t completely naked in this scene from Red Heat but they’re pretty damn close.

    Between that, Terminator and the bar scene from T2, Arnie is the king of naked fighting. Great list!

    • Shawn Robare

      Good call on Red Heat!

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