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* In the sequel to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Return of Jafar'', Genie Jafar utterly curbstomps the weakened Genie -- during his VillainSong no less!
* The short film ''WesternAnimation/BambiMeetsGodzilla''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'': The final showdown between Batman and Red Hood turns into this. At first, it seems that [[spoiler:Jason is holding his own, cutting off Batman's utility belt and laying a few hits. But then Bats torches ''his'' gadgets, and reveals he's been holding back. The resulting bathroom fight scene comes dangerously close to a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with the Dark Knight on top, with Batman ''very'' close to losing it altogether.]]
* The finale of the ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' pretty much amounts to [[BigBad Ratigan]] slapping Basil around like a rag doll while Basil flees in terror. Of course, being [[MagnificentBastard Basil]], he manages to win.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' does this twice. First, when Tai Lung goes on a rampage through the town for the first time, Master Shifu tries to fight with him, but fails in doing so. Seconds later, Tai Lung is defeated by the old Master Oogway, who simply touched several nerves on his opponent's chest, paralyzing him.
** Later, after discovering the secret behind the Dragon Scroll, Tai Lung furiously attacks Po with the forbidden technique (which can instantly incapacitate anyone). What was the effect of this action? Laughter. Po thought he was being tickled, then after kicking Tai Lung's butt few times in a comical fashion, he uses the ''Wuxi Finger Hold'' technique. Which is considered too powerful to be taught, but [[TheChosenOne he]] does it anyway.
** The best part? [[spoiler: Master Shifu didn't teach it to him. He ''figured it out''.]]
** In one of Tai Lung's first scenes, (the one that firmly establishes him as a badass) he single-handily escapes from his own TailorMadePrison while taking down the hundred or so rhino guards in his way.
** In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Po faces down a fleet of Lord Shen's ships, all of which start firing cannons at him. He effortlessly catches the cannonballs and throws them back with enough force to disable the whole fleet.
** Up until that point, Shen used his cannons to dish these out. Once he fired one, [[OneHitKill the battle was over]].
* Two examples in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'':
** The first one (which isn't seen but heavily implied) between the Huns and the Chinese army. Based on the aftermath Mulan and her friends see, it didn't go very well for the Chinese troops.
** Mulan herself later delivers one to the Hun Army when she uses a rocket to cause an avalanche, destroying nearly all of the Huns in the process.
* Done comedically with ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' when Fiona single handedly defeats Robin Hood and his band of merry men. It comes off as a surprise for Shrek, who didn't expect her to put up a fight considering the norms of the fairy tale formula the movie was parodying.
* In Creator/RalphBakshi's 1977 film ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'', the final battle between Avatar and Blackwolf is a [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]] ([[{{Bathos}} yet dramatic]]) example.
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* In ''Film/The13thWarrior'' has this as a surprise. One of the hero warriors seems to be getting his ass kicked in a duel. Then [[spoiler:just as he seems to be on the brink of defeat, he casually dodges his opponent's blow and lops his head off. The entire fight was a Curb Stomp Battle that he pretended was close to teach the villagers to respect the heroes]].
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' sets the Colonial Marines up as well-trained, hardened badasses who will probably fare much better than the crew of the ''Nostromo''. A few minutes in once they reach the alien nest, ''nearly 3/4ths of the squad is killed or cocooned.''
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' is the TropeNamer: Derek attacks three black men, two of them armed, with nothing but a handgun and the element of surprise. He takes out two of them, drags out the third before he can escape, forces him to bite the curb, allowing Derek to deliver a brutal curb-stomp that kills him.
* In ''Film/AmericanMeltdown'', the CAG team storms the nuclear plant and effortlessly guns down all of the terrorists (except Khalid) before any of them can even get a shot off.
* In ''Film/TheATeam'', [[SmugSnake Pike]] literally believes himself to be the toughest guy on the planet and takes great pleasure in beating down an (at the time) pacifistic B.A. Baracus. At the end of the film, B.A. promptly shows him how wrong he is in this belief.
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' the first major fight is this, with the RDA wiping out the [[spoiler: Na'vi Hometree (and, unbeknownst to them, killing their leader in the process)]] without so much as a single casualty. Indeed the only downside to that fight for them, beyond seriously pissing off the Na'vi, is causing a couple of {{Heel Face Turn}}s in their own troops.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'': Marty vs. Buford. The only punch Buford lands on Marty after he gets up from FakingTheDead ends in Buford clutching his knuckles due to Marty's impromptu bulletproof vest. [[PintsizedPowerhouse Marty]], on the other hand, pummels him silly.
* In ''Film/BadDayAtBlackRock'', Spencer Tracy delivers an epic beatdown to a thug played by Ernest Borgnine. Made all the more awesome by the fact that Tracy's character is a HandicappedBadass, and he is literally fighting the thug singlehanded.
* ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'': The initial alien attack only becomes a curb stomp once the {{Attack Drone}}s show up and steal air superiority from the humans. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, after Nantz's team takes out the drone control center, the Battle in Los Angeles turns in humanity's favor.]] It's also implied that LA is one of the few areas on the planet that humanity is actually holding out against the invaders, as the aliens are shown to have taken control of several other cities around the globe, including ''Paris'', which is a couple of hundred kilometers inland from the coastline.
* Similarly, the death of [[BigBad Lo Pan]] in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''. It's all in the reflexes!
* ''Film/{{Blade}}'' does this after drinking quite a lot of blood in both the first film and [[Film/BladeII the sequel]].
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' features a literal example in which Rollergirl demonstrates an alternate use for her skates.
* The title character from ''Film/TheBookOfEli'' does this to most of the bad guys he comes across.
* In ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' the pirates, in a small boat, end up facing three US warships. The pirates lose.
* In ''Film/AChristmasStory'' Ralphie knocks down the bigger and older bully Scut Farkas and proceeds to [[PintSizedPowerhouse sit on him and pummel him]].
* Early on in ''Film/{{Chopper}}'', the titular character wants to be the boss of his prison wing, but another prisoner called Keith has that status. Chopper tries to taunt Keith into attacking him, but it doesn't work. So one day, Chopper enters the exercise area where Keith is walking up and down, stands there for a moment visibly working himself into a murderous rage, and then runs up to Keith and [[spoiler: stabs him repeatedly in the face, screaming at him]]. He then walks away, immediately calming down, and watches as Keith slowly bleeds out, then comes over and [[DissonantSerenity asks Keith if he's all right]], even offering him a cigarette. [[spoiler: Keith dies of his wounds and Chopper becomes the new top man.]]
* In their first fight in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[GeniusBruiser Bane]] absolutely crushes Batman. He lets Batman hit him many times with his most powerful blows and gadgets only to show Batman that there's nothing he can do to beat him, and by doing so, break his spirit. Then he starts fighting back and for the rest of the fight, Batman is in desperation mode, trying everything to slow him down but nothing works. Eventually Bane takes Batman and ''cracks his mask while it's still on his face'' and, in a recreation of one of the most iconic moments in comic-book history, lifts him up over his head and breaks his back over his knee. He ends the fight by ripping the mask off completely and throwing it away.
** At the end of the film, Batman repays the favor. It ends with Bane on the floor in excruciating pain. It helped that this time Batman knew [[AttackItsWeakpoint how]] to fight him.
* In the introductory scene in ''Film/{{Darkman}}'', warehouse owner Eddie Black and his dozens of workers thoroughly frisk Durant and his small handful of goons. Eventually, it is revealed that Durant had an ace up his sleeve, the wooden leg of an invalid gang member was actually a machine gun. With some creative acquiring on site after the initial volley of bullets, it is revealed that most of Durant's gang is left standing (possibly one casualty). The only one left standing on the other side is Eddie himself (and not for much longer).
* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': Deadpool fighting Colossus. [[RealityEnsues Barehanded]]. Most of the "fight" consists of a bemused Colossus watching Deadpool break his appendages against his impervious metal body.
* In ''Film/DraculaUntold'', Vlad's first battle against the Ottoman army after gaining his powers is against 1000 men. He kills all of them with no problem and then mounts their impaled bodies on stakes as a message to Mehmed.
* Lee vs O'Hara in ''Film/EnterTheDragon''. We're led to believe that O'Hara will put up a reasonable fight, being TheDragon and all. Instead, he doesn't even get the courtesy of getting a punch in (well, he gets a kick, but Lee [[GroinAttack is just too quick for him]]).
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' vs a large array of mooks.
* The 2011 remake of ''Film/{{Footloose}}'' has Chuck and his goons show up to Bomont's prom. Two of them grab Renn's friend Wilard and hold him down and start punching him, and he doesn't fight back until his girlfriend tells him to. A few seconds later, he beats the ever living hell out of them, his girlfriend starts to take out another goon, and then Renn arrives and knocks Chuck out in what has to be the most failed attempt at a mugging in Bomont's history.
* The final punch-up in ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom''. The audience sees it coming, but the gang leader certainly doesn't.
* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', the Cobra attack against the NATO convoy is a perfect example. Every shot from the Cobra gunship annihilates a NATO vehicle, their heavy machine gun bullets just bounce off of it, and when they fire missiles at it the gunship ''spins around in midair and shoots the missiles down.'' Once the Cobra Vipers disembark, they perform an UnflinchingWalk through assault rifle fire. It doesn't turn into an actual fight until the Joes arrive.
* The final fight scene in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' is a great example of this trope done well, when [[spoiler:mortally wounded Maximus methodically, painfully, and extremely satisfyingly takes [[SmugSnake Commodus]] apart in front of the entirety of Rome, with Commodus landing only one minor blow early on.]]
** The first battle counts as well. The Romans were able to rout most of barbarians before the lines even met with barrage of flaming projectiles. We only see a handful of Romans perish (mostly to a single big guy with a giant axe), while any Germans that fought were ripped to shreds.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
** Godzilla's fight against his InNameOnly counterpart "Zilla" in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' is famous for being the shortest fight in Godzilla history. 13 SECONDS. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcExdpsEcQ Watch it here]]. Take into account, however, that his fights against series staples, such as Gigan and Hedorah (teamed with Ebirah, no less) are not much longer and follow the same pattern. The only monsters to give Godzilla a hard time are Gigan II and Monster X, and earlier, Anguirus, Rodan, and King Ceasar (both tag team battles). While Toho was probably trying to "prove" how superior their Godzilla was to the first American iteration, they end up making him into a nigh-invincible monster of Super Man-esq proportion with no weaknesses. Whether you felt this was a good thing or not often determines whether you enjoyed the film.
** Godzilla was on the receiving end when Monster X changed into Keizer Ghidorah. ''Gotengo'''s interference was all that saved him.
** From the minute Godzilla gets free in ''Final Wars'', to almost the very end could very well be considered this. This whole movie seems dedicated to this trope in general, the earth itself even gets it.
** Any time Godzilla is on screen in ''Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack'' qualifies as well. The first monster he encounters is Baragon, who was suffered severe badass decay (the monster was originally introduced as the main antagonist in ''Frankenstein Conquers the World'' and was actually a fairly durable ''kaiju'' capable of breathing fire), whom Godzilla then proceeds to kill in a fight so horrific human onlookers are notably revolted. Mothra and Ghidorah ''together'' don't fare much better against him, and he easily defeats them both in a matter of minutes. Unwilling to allow Godzilla to escape the trap they've laid for him in Tokyo, the combined forces of the JSDF (units of the JGSDF scattered throughout the city and two battle cruisers) unloaded on Godzilla with ''everything'' in their arsenal. Godzilla seems vaguely annoyed by this and proceeds to wipe out 90% of them with his atomic beam ''in less time then it takes to read this sentence.'' The only reason it isn't a complete massacre is because those little guys with rifles are just too small for him to actively hunt, and Mothra ends up sacrificing herself to protect the JMSDF ''Aizu'', the last significant Japanese military presence in the city. To make matters worse, the way the massacre is staged it only seems to have been so Godzilla could lure Mothra close and finish her off before she could flee. Not destroying ''Aizu'' does end up having negative consequences for Godzilla in the end, however.
** In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', the first battle between Godzilla and the male Muto at Honolulu goes this way. Godzilla supposedly beats the tar out of it due to his superior size and strength, forcing the male Muto to flee. He also beats the heck out of the female in the final battle until the male joined in.
* An example occurs in the ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie. Even ends with a very literal and abrupt curb stomp by 47. Most others in that movie are curb stomp battles as well, but not so literal.
* The climax of ''Film/{{House}}'' involves Roger simply shoving a grenade into Big Ben's ribcage while the latter delivers panicked, ineffectual threats, after Big Ben [[HoistByHisOwnPetard accidentally rendered himself completely unable to hurt Roger by taking his son hostage and making Roger overcome his fear.]]
* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', the battle between [[ScaryBlackMan Thresh]] and [[DarkActionGirl Clove]] could be best described as "one-sided". [[spoiler:He grabs her by the throat and Clove's smugness satisfyingly melts away into terrified panic as she screams for help, before he finishes her by repeatedly smashing her up against the cornucopia's outer wall and strangles her to death]].
* Two examples in ''Film/HussarBallad'':
** Guerrillas attack on the French supply unit. They clearly outnumber French guards and are generally better fighters, so, of course, they prevail. TruthInTelevision: a common tactics for Russian guerrillas was to attack supply units or any other French units with little protection; if those happened to have more guards, guerrillas would just quickly retreat.
** French marauders' ambush of General Balmashov. He only has a few guards who give a good fight, but are quickly disposed of.
* Most of the fights in ''Film/IpMan'' that the titular character is in. The film was explicitly meant to glorify him and be all nationalistic. The opponents he Curb Stomps usually were Curb Stomping their opponents before he shows up. In the final fight against General Miura, Ip Man caps off by pinning the other guy against a pole and going to town with a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown while scenes of his practice on a training dummy are interposed.
* ''Film/JurassicPark'' ends with a fight between the Tyrannosaurus and the lead Velociraptor. Three guesses who wins.
* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', The Tyrannosaurus Rex, previously the most fearsome dinosaur of the series, is taken down in only a minute by the [[AlwaysABiggerFish Spinosaurus]].
* The ''Indominus Rex'' from ''Film/JurassicWorld'' brutally beats down anything that tries to oppose it, be it [[RedShirtArmy ACU troopers]], [[EliteMooks InGen contractors]], an ''Ankylosaurus'', a herd of sauropods, or Owen's raptors. [[spoiler: It takes the combined might of a ''T. Rex'', the surviving raptor, and a [[SeaMonster mosasaur]] to finally take her down]].
* [[BadassGrandpa Mr. Miyagi's]] fight with Johnny and the other Kobra Kai, in ''Film/TheKarateKid''. Also, his fight with Kreese, is almost a SingleStrokeBattle.
** In ''Film/TheNextKarateKid,'' he does the same to Dugan, as does his new pupil to the DirtyCop who made her life a nightmare.
* Big Daddy does this in ''Film/KickAss'' when he [[spoiler:storms the BigBad's warehouse and kills about eight men very quickly and brutally, without so much as a scratch on him]], all of which was [[OhCrap later viewed on hidden camera]].
* The final fight between [[CoolLoser the three protagonists]] and [[JerkJock Sam]] at the end of ''Film/{{Kidulthood}}''. Sam spends a few minutes beating the hell out of Trife, when he gets attacked from behind by Jay, who is thrown on the floor and beaten down in ''under a minute'', before Sam shoves the third protagonist aside with little effort. The other twenty or so people present are too scared to anything. Although, when Sam [[WouldHitAGirl attacks Alisa]], Trife [[UnstoppableRage Curbstomps him back]].
* In ''Film/KillBill 2'', The Bride has one of these when she [[spoiler:kills Bill (the BigBad of the series) in seconds by unleashing Pai Mei's Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique on him]].
** Oren's curbstomp on the entire crime council consists of a single stroke and a BadassBoast. Boss Tanaka [[MemeticMutation never saw]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona5}} it coming.]]
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
** Harry versus a bunch of louts early in the film. He creams them all without so match as getting a hair out of place.
** Lancelot vs several of Valentine's goons in the opening of the movie, trivially taking out half a dozen men.
** Harry again the church massacre. ''Conservative'' estimates put his kill count at around ''forty.''
* ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'': Magua, who throughout the film has shown himself to be a total badass by killing pretty much ''everyone he wants to kill'', squares off with Uncas (himself a pretty fair badass) for the fate of a pretty girl and kills the poor boy with ease. Then Uncas's [[BadassGrandpa elderly father]] rushes forward for some payback, and takes Magua apart in seconds.
* ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' has these all over the place. Alex almost gets curb-stomped by the first assassin to show up at his home (until Centauri shows up and rescues him), convincing him to go back and fight, until he finds out the Rylos got so thoroughly curb-stomped in his absence that he, Grig, and their prototype Gunstar are the ''only defense left for the entire Star League.'' Only after he curb-stomps a few enemy spy ships does he realize that he really IS good at this, and manages to curb-stomp the ''entire Ko-Dan armada (including the command ship) in about two passes''.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': A battalion of treeherders vs one of the two most powerful wizards in the world, with the wizard having home-fortress advantage. The ents win. Helped that most of the wizard's army was away doing their own curb stomp.
** The Battle of Helm's Deep starts off as a curb stomp for the defenders as the Uruk-hai got past every defense and killed most of the defenders. The battle turns into a curb stomp for the Uruks, however, after [[TheCavalry Gandalf and the Rohirrim]] show up. Granted the defenders still manage to kill plenty of Uruk-hai, the only reason it's a curb stomp is because there are only a few hundred defenders against 10,000 Uruks.
*** Even more of a curb-stomp in the Extended Edition when the surviving Uruk-hai run into the Huorn forest.
** The [[CavalryOfTheDead Dead Men of Dunharrow]] at the Battle of Pelennor Fields in ''The Return of the King''.
** In ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'', Thorin [[spoiler:receives one from Azog the Defiler, whose giant mace and warg slam Thorin into the floor without him getting a single hit in.]]
* The BigBad of ''[[Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra The Lost Skeleton Returns Again]]'' vs [[EldritchAbomination The Dreaded Magdraklorp]]. [[spoiler: The Skeleton is [[KilledMidSentence crushed to dust before]] he can finish his BadassBoast ]]
-->[[spoiler: '''The Skeleton''': [[BlatantLies Get ready for the battle of the centur-]] [[KilledMidSentence *crush*]] ]]
* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' has Red Harvest vs. Denali. Denali is set up as Bogue's [[TheDragon dragon]] and Red Harvest's EvilCounterpart, Red Harvest intervenes with Denali coming after Emma, and you think you're going to get a long battle of the two BadassNative warriors going at it. Nope. Denali gets all of two good moves in before Red Harvest pokes him full of holes, snaps off a PreMortemOneLiner, and kicks him down a balcony to his doom. The entire thing lasts maybe sixty seconds, if that.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': Possibly so much so that it doesn't even count, but when the military was going after the Kryptonians....
* John W. Creasy, played by Creator/DenzelWashington, vs. oh, pretty much the entire corrupt Mexico City police force in ''Film/ManOnFire''.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/IronMan1'': Tony Stark's Power Suit vs. a group of batshit crazy terrorists armed with powerful automatic weapons, grenade launchers, and '''tanks''' = ''Ridiculously'' easy Stark victory, usually in under 6 full minutes. The more he upgrades the armor, the more epic the curb-stomp.
** ''Film/IronMan2'':
*** Those {{mooks}} didn't stand a chance against [[spoiler: Black Widow.]]
*** Neither did the [[spoiler:Hammer drones.]]
** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', [[spoiler: The Destroyer]] does this to the Warriors Three and Sif. When Thor arrives, he turns the tables around. The same thing happens earlier when Thor fights (flies straight through the head of) the giant ice monster.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'':
*** Loki makes the [[SuicidalOverconfidence monumental mistake]] of trying to [[BullyingADragon intimidate the Hulk]] with boasts about Loki's godlike status and powers. What follows can only be described as [[spoiler:the Hulk picking Loki up by his legs and literally [[MetronomicManMashing wiping the floor with him]]]].
--->'''Hulk:''' Puny god.
*** Early on in the movie, Black Widow decisively [[EstablishingCharacterMoment delivers]] a curb-stomp beating to a group of Russian terrorists after revealing her [[WoundedGazelleGambit ploy]] to spill their plans.
* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' trilogy:
** Neo's final battle with Smith in ''Film/TheMatrix''. After running from the Agents during the whole movie, Neo finally becomes the One and transcends physical fighting. He's able to defeat Smith literally with one hand behind his back, without even looking. There's some snapback in the sequels, where Neo is no longer able to instantly defeat any Agent, which is handwaved as "Upgrades". Even still, we're not expected to see them as a legitimate threat.
** Any fight with any character other than Neo against an Agent ends up this way with the Agent doing the beat down.
** The Battle of Zion in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. The humans appeared to be holding their own until the Sentinels swarmed en masse and annihilated most of the city's defenses within 30 seconds. The rest of the battle was just the Sentinels mopping up survivors.
* In a comedic example, Everett [=McGill=] from ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' picks a fight with his ex-wife's fiancée and ends up getting punched repeatedly while he fails to land a single blow. [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing Of course, it doesn't help that his fighting stance leaves him wide open.]]
* The first "fight" in ''Film/OngBak'', to the point of [[OneHitKO hilarity]].
* In ''Film/OnlyGodForgives'', Julian puts up a noticeable struggle to even lay a single punch on his opponent, Chang, without any success. Chang meanwhile does not even break a sweat while effortlessly pummeling Julian into a beaten and bloody pulp.
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', Striker Eureka's battle with Mutavore. The {{Kaiju}} never landed a single hit and Striker finishes her off with missiles in less than a minute. Though according to the novelization, Mutavore utterly thrashed two Jaegers on her way to Sydney. This was to highlight how powerful Striker Eureka was.
** An OffscreenMomentOfAwesome in [[spoiler: Mako's memories]] where Coyote Tango defeats Onibaba.
** In the prequel comics, the first Jaeger-prototype Brawler Yukon ''demolishing'' the surprised Karloff.
* The Kraken attacking the merchant ship in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' can hardly be called a battle. It resembles the Kraken grabbing into the ship for a snack of sailors and then crushing it like an empty soda can once it's finished.
* Happens to Castor Oyl in the live action ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' movie when he signs up for one round with a professional boxer - you wouldn't really expect it go go any other way though, especially when said boxer is named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Oxblood Oxheart]].
* In ''Film/{{Predator}}'', Arnold's commando team is shown curb-stomping a group of South American rebels. This is intended to make the Predator itself that much more formidable as it proceeds to curb-stomp them one by one.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': [[AllThereInTheManual The book]] makes it more explicit: [[DashingHispanic Inigo Montoya]] kills four of the best swordsmen in the world. In five seconds flat. The book actually states that the fourth man was dead before the first hit the ground. This actually happens in the film as well, though the first man had to stagger a bit before dropping to accomplish it.
* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indiana Jones is faced with a skilled swordsman in the midst of a more involved fight/chase scene. Obviously too fed up to deal with him at the moment, Indy [[spoiler:pulls out a gun and shoots him]], effectively putting an end to the fight before it could get started. The legend is that it was initially scripted to be a fight, but Harrison Ford was suffering badly from diarrhea and improvised to cut the scene short and remove any potentially unpleasant running around.
* The battle of San Francisco bridge in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. A bunch of apes, up against SWAT troopers with automatic weapons. [[spoiler:Caesar sees straight through the killzone the humans lay out on the bridge, and sends [[TheBigGuy Buck]] and [[SociopathicHero Koba]] to lead some of the apes under the bridge and through the fog to close the gap and flank them. Caesar then creates a ruse to fool the troopers into letting down their guard, before giving the signal for a mass attack. Completely surrounded and unable to take on a full rush of LightningBruiser apes, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the human forces are soundly beaten and sent running with almost no casualties on the apes' side]].]]
* The battle between the [=SEALs=] and Hummel's forces in ''Film/TheRock''.
* Apollo Creed's fight against Ivan Drago in ''Film/RockyIV''. Apollo, being past his prime, was no match for the juiced-up Soviet.
* Creator/StevenSeagal is known for his characters dealing these out due to Seagal's fondness for playing an InvincibleHero. The trope is almost averted in ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' -- [[BigBad Screwface]] is one of the few (only?) villains to actually give Seagal any real trouble.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' River defeats both a room of thugs in a BadGuyBar as well as a horde of reavers with barely a scratch on her.
* The swordfight between Chon and Rathbone in ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'' is this. Chon had no chance of defeating Rathbone and only wins due to a unexpected turn of events.
** Wu Chow, the other half of the BigBadDuumvirate, also completely dominates Chon earlier in the climax, only losing due to Lin's CombatPragmatism.
* ''Film/SienkiewiczTrilogy'': The 'duel' between Kmicic and Colonel Wołodyjowski in ''Potop''. After spending three minutes having every one of his blows parried, being disarmed once (and being allowed by his opponent to go pick up his sword again) and having his opponent refuse to even [[{{Flynning}} attack him with intent to kill]], a humiliated Kmicic tells the Colonel to just GetItOverWith, and is instantly downed by a blow to the head.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' when Creator/BradPitt's Pikey boxer has seven shades of shit punched out of him by Gorgeous George, but it turns out he's hustling. When he decides to fight back, he knocks George unconscious with a single punch. He does the same thing again later on.
* ''Film/SpaceJam'' has a brief one where the Monstars are initially scoring so often against the Tune Squad that the score ticker spins out a label stating [[LampshadeHanging "Kinda one-sided, isn't it?"]]
* The original ''Film/SpiderMan1'' film, the Green Goblin throws Spider Man through a brick wall, throws a grenade in his face and beats the crap out of him. Spider-Man appears completely beaten, until the Goblin threatens to finish off Mary Jane "nice and slow" -- then Spidey curbstomps the Goblin.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': An attempted invasion of the Bug homeworld of Klendathu to end the war right away results in an unmitigated catastrophe where the Mobile Infantry invasion force stumbled into the Bugs' defensive swarms and quickly collapsed into a panicked rout. The estimates given after the battle suggest 100,000 casualties.
* In ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', V'Ger destroys three Klingon battlecruisers without breaking stride.
* Discussed in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. The Klingons are utterly gobsmacked that the ''Enterprise'' hasn't blown them out of the sky as they outgun them ten to one. Turns out when you hit a jury-rigged badly damaged starship ''just'' right, they lose all steam.
* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' film:
** Captain Nero's ship, the ''Narada'', effortlessly wrecks over fifty starships: 47 Klingon, then 7 Starfleet, all offscreen, plus the ''Kelvin'' at the start.
** And [[TheStoic Spock]] does this to anyone who [[BerserkButton insults his mother]].
** Spock vs. Kirk, round one: Spock applies nerve pinch, and Kirk is reduced to a boneless heap on the floor. Round two lasted longer, but Kirk still got his ass handed to him.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
** The ''Vengeance'' lays a severe beating on the ''Enterprise'', enough to knock her out of warp. It's sufficiently one-sided that the ''Enterprise'' never gets to fire a shot as the weapons systems are the first to be taken out. [[spoiler:That doesn't stop the torpedoes ''themselves'' from [[TrojanHorse being useful]], however]].
** John Harrison versus anybody besides Spock.
*** His attack on Starfleet HQ. He spends several minutes hovering outside the window unloading heavy weapons fire into the conference room and laying waste to anyone who stands up or tries to fight back. Kirk finally manages to cripple his gunship only for Harrison to [[EjectionSeat safely beam himself out]].
*** Versus an entire Klingon squad. [[TheWorfEffect The Klingons don't stand a chance]].
*** When Kirk tries to punch out Harrison, he hurts himself more.
*** He beats the crap out of [[spoiler:Kirk near the film's climax]], and it takes him literally two seconds to deal with [[spoiler:Carol and Scotty]].
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' features [[BigBad Krall's]] [[ZergRush swarm attack]] on the ''Enterprise''. [[spoiler:Sadly, the Lady E bites it.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'':
*** [[TheDragon Dooku]] [[MasterSwordsman handily defeats]] Obi-Wan and Anakin before [[BigDamnHeroes Yoda arrives.]]
*** And Anakin's [[OneManArmy orgy of vengeance]] on the Tusken Raiders (Sand People) who tortured and killed his mother would qualify.
** Anakin pays Dooku back in this fashion in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
*** His execution of the Separatist Council is even more one-sided.
** The opening scene of ''Film/ANewHope'' when the Imperial Stormtroopers make mincemeat of the rebel soldiers on Princess Leia's ship.
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'':
*** Darth Vader curb-stomps Luke in their first duel. Luke [[AnArmAndALeg loses his right hand]] and [[OlderAndWiser his innocence]], and his best friend is captured--and he's lucky to get away with his life. He gets better, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but when the title said]] "The Empire Strikes Back," [[DarkerAndEdgier they weren't kidding.]]
*** The Battle of [[SingleBiomePlanet Hoth]] also counts, although it's only a [[YouShallNotPass holding action]] to delay the Imperial advance long enough so the Rebels can evacuate.
** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'':
*** Contrasting Episode V, after a brief, fairly even exchange, [[UnstoppableRage Luke curb-stomps Vader.]]
*** The [[FinalBattle Battle of Endor]] goes this way at first until Chewbacca and a pair of Ewoks hijack an [[HumongousMecha AT-ST]].
*** That's not to say that the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ewoks]] couldn't [[RockBeatsLaser hold their own.]]
** ''Film/RogueOne'' has about 8-10 Rebel grunts locked in a room [[spoiler: aboard the Tantive IV]] and confronted by Darth Vader. It's less appropriate to call the next ensuing minute a battle and more to call it a NightmareFuel-inducing [[MookHorrorShow slaughter]]. That's not to say that the ground battle on Scarif was any better for the Rebels either, but when the [[EliteMooks Death Troopers]] arrive, shit really begins to hit the fan, managing to kill [[spoiler:Chirrut and Baze before they take the Troopers with them]]
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has five battles and a duel that come to mind. [[TheRemnant The First Order]] [[RapePillageAndBurn eviscerate an entire village]] on [[SingleBiomePlanet Jakku]] just to find the map to Luke Skywalker. By the time that [[TheDragon Kylo Ren]] kills [[AdventurerArchaeologist Lor San Tekka]] and discovers [[TheAce Poe Dameron]] was given the map, the FO Stormtroopers executing the survivors doesn't help.
*** [[MookFaceTurn FN-2187 AKA: Finn]]'s rescue of Dameron succeeds but soon goes awry when their stolen [[MookMobile Tie Fighter]] gets shot down by [[TheMothership The Finalizer's]] [[HomingProjectile Ventral Cannons]] which sends them crashing for Jakku. Finn awakes to find Poe missing and witnessing the starship sinking into the sand and promptly [[StuffBlowingUp exploding.]]
*** [[spoiler: [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire The New Republic]] as well as [[LaResistance The Resistance]] is nearly crippled when [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Starkiller]] [[HomeBase Base]] opens fire and obliterates the Hosnian System]]
*** [[spoiler: Not long after the Hosnian Cataclysm]], The First Order virtually shoots up everything in sight on [[WretchedHive Takodana]] just to find [[RobotBuddy BB8]] Finn, Rey, [[CoolStarship The Millennium Falcon]] as well as Chewie and Han. Tie Fighters leveled [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Maz Kanata]]'s castle and Stormtroopers surround the area. It is only when The Resistance X-Wings of Rapier Squadron arrive that it begins to turn into a fair fight, [[spoiler: but Rey gets captured by Kylo Ren]]
*** The attack on Starkiller Base's Precinct 47 turns into this quickly until Chewbacca detonates explosives in critical areas unveiling a small access tunnel that the X-Wing pilots, including Poe Dameron, rush into and blast to pieces, turning the tide of the battle.
*** [[spoiler: After giving his old man a nasty surprise,]] Kylo Ren confronts Rey and Finn in a frozen forest and engages in a Lightsaber duel with Finn, burns him in the shoulder with the crossguard blades on his saber and slices him across the spine, sending him into a painful coma. The fight quickly turns in Rey's favor, however, and her swelling strength with The Force allows her to overpower Kylo [[spoiler: and gave him a cut across his right eye, a scar resembling that bore by his grandfather, Anakin.]]
* ''Film/{{Suspiria}}''. The head witch was invisible while summoning the zombie of Suzy's friend Sara to kill Suzy. However, her powers of invisibility weren't as strong as she thought, as an outline of her form started appearing, giving Suzy the chance to kill her with a single stab to the neck, before the zombie could reach Suzy. She died without any struggle.
* ''Film/{{Taken}}''. All of ''Taken''. Liam Neeson curb stomps the entirety of Paris, except for his fight with TheDragon.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', each of the turtles properly get their asses handed to them when facing Shredder, even as a team. Splinter is the only one able to really give him much of a fight.
** It's just as bad in [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 the original film]], with Shredder making chumps out of the brothers.
* In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', Jazz made a valiant effort to attack Megatron and keep him away from the others, but it did not end well. Optimus Prime does this most memorably against Bonecrusher.
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', most fights in the second movie go this way. But when the Decepticons are wading headlong into the combined air-ground fire of entire battalions of a military that is equipped to fight them ''and'' is working alongside the Autobots, that's a given.
** Starscream vs Ironhide and Ratchet in the Mission City battle. The two Autobots are temporarily taken down in ten seconds while Starscream didn't even scratch his paint job.
* In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', [[spoiler:the final fight between Optimus Prime and Megatron turned out this way. Megatron won't be coming back this time. [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Except that he did.]]]]
* ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' continues the trend. First, there's the [[spoiler: Cemetery Wind and Lockdown taking down Ratchet, then the final battle after Dinobots join the party, and Lockdown overall. The guy can fight one-to-one with Optimus and not die, and uses Bumblebee as '''a flail'''.]]
* ''Film/TronLegacy'': [[TheDragon Rinzler]] effortlessly lays a smackdown on of [[ActionSurvivor Sam]] in the most showboating way possible when they first meet ([[OneLiner "why do I feel like I just got dunked on?"]]).
* In ''Film/{{Troy}}'':
** The young and reckless Paris challenges hardened warrior Menelaus to CombatByChampion, and gets an asskicking. His defeat is so absolute it ends with him literally crawling towards his brother to get away.
** In the first fight, Achilles runs towards the enemy champion, dodges two thrown spears on the way, reaches him and kills him without breaking pace.
* In the climactic fight of the prison boxing movie ''Film/{{Undisputed}}'' (2002) Monroe takes a beating in the first few minutes but the rest of the fight played this straight.
* The first time Danny goes into an underground prize fight in ''Film/{{Unleashed}}'', he is pitted against the reigning champion. Since all fights are death matches, and this guy has been the champ for a while, you can expect this fight to be brutal. You would be wrong. As soon as it starts, Danny punches him in the throat three times in quick succession, and the guy keels over.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/{{Warrior}}'': Tommy overwhelms all of his early opponents with superior speed and power, quickly defeating them in brutal fashion. His fighting style highlights his role as the AntiVillain of the film. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* Pretty much all fight scenes in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' are like this. The best example is [[PersonOfMassDestruction Dr. Manhattan]] vs the North Vietnamese army. The poor saps barely get to run a few steps before getting disintegrated.
* Director Kurt Wimmer loves these:
** ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': Every battle that Preston gets into, he wins effortlessly. Of particular note is his fight against TheDragon, Brandt. They'd fought to an apparent impasse while training, but now Preston wins their [[FacialHorror face off]] with a SingleStrokeBattle.
** In ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', Violet squares off against a dozen fellow hemophage assassins. The other {{Mooks}} were just humans, but these guys have all the same supernatural powers that she does. And they do the same thing she does. And there's a dozen of them. All of them combined should present some kind of threat, right? Right? After two seconds, we find out [[spoiler:no. The difference is that they weren't anywhere ''close'' to one tenth as pissed off as she was]].
* In ''Film/Wishmaster4TheProphecyFulfilled'', a bouncer throws [[JackassGenie the Djinn]] out of a club, and beats him up while the Djinn tries to get him to make a wish. After he's finished, he wishes that the Djinn would put up a better fight. No points for guessing how this turns out.
-->'''Djinn:''' Granted!
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'': Wolverine and Sabretooth fight thrice, with Victor getting the upper hand the first time, the second ends indecisively, while in the third, Logan beats ten shades of sunshine out of Sabretooth in around ten seconds.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** Shaw and his cronies' first attack on the CIA facility--[[spoiler:the entire staff of the base is killed, almost entirely by Azazel repeating the [[TeleFrag same brutal tactic]], one by one, on each human at the base, with no way to stop him until all are dead]].
*** [[spoiler: Riptide is immediately taken down by Havok when the two teams fight, and is subsequently buried under a wall of metal by Magneto.]]
*** Sebastian Shaw casually sends Erik Lehnsherr flying across the room several times by [[FingerpokeOfDoom merely tapping him]]. In desperation, Erik tries to use metal to restrain Shaw, but Shaw casually tears through it and pins him against a wall. Erik only wins because Shaw stops to give him a WeCanRuleTogether speech. Erik then takes the opportunity to knock away Shaw's helmet, allowing Charles Xavier to paralyze Shaw with his mental abilities.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** [[spoiler:Wolverine vs. Magneto. Even without adamantium covering his bones, Magneto has a baseball stadium full of metal to weaponize, preventing Wolverine from even landing a hit before he's disabled.]]
*** Magneto always makes Wolverine his bitch in the films. In the original "X-Men", Magneto tears open a train Logan is on, levitates him, and casually bends his own claws against his hands before flinging him out of the car. Wolvie doesn't fare any better in "X-Men: The Last Stand", where Erik Lehnsherr once again captures Logan in a magnetic field and flings him like garbage like miles away.
*** Magneto's fight with a Sentinel only lasts a few seconds.
*** {{Subverted}} with Wolverine's fight with the mafia goons. The audience and Wolverine himself believes that it won't even be a problem for him, but then we learn that Wolverine doesn't have his adamantium (which besides making his claws super-sharp, also protect him from a headshot and absorb the impacts of the bullets). Wolverine still wins fairly easily (he's still ImmuneToBullets because of his HealingFactor), but it's not entirely one-sided.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** Apocalypse in general against anyone who goes up against him, [[spoiler:except for Jean]]; the one who comes the closest to get good hits in is Quicksilver, and [[spoiler:he's ultimately dispatched]]. Professor X is at a ''tremendous'' disadvantage when he confronts Apocalypse on the astral plane because the latter can [[{{Sizeshifter}} sizeshift]] to an impressive degree. After being crushed like a bug and smashed against a wall like a rag doll, Xavier is left crawling and he's covered in blood. Mystique gets one sneak attack on Apocalypse and then it's over. His hand constricts her throat, asphyxiating her.
*** [[spoiler:Jean]], meanwhile, shows that [[spoiler:Apocalypse]] was ultimately small peanuts compared to [[spoiler:the Phoenix Force]].
*** On a smaller scale, [[spoiler:Wolverine]] vs the soldiers at [[spoiler:Stryker's facility]].
*** Mystique vs one of the bouncers who is running cage matches of mutants. She tries to stop it, he gets in her way. She oneshots him with an elbow before finishing what she was doing.
* In ''Film/{{Yamato}}'', just like in history, the eponymous Japanese battleship gets sunk by American bombers without ever seeing, much less successfully taking out, any American ships. All she manages to do in return is shoot down a few planes.
* As a deliberate parody of action movies, the titular character in ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' is a literal OneManArmy to the point that the Israeli counter-terrorist unit constantly tricks him into taking out terrorists all on his own ''without even giving him a gun''. At the start of the movie, Zohan is shown to be eliminating an entire terrorist cell by himself.
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