Arena is a 1989 American science fiction film.
In the year 4038, Steve Armstrong is working as a short order cook on a space station somewhere in the galaxy, where he finds himself in a confrontation with an alien patron named Fang that leaves the alien injured. As it turns out, Fang is an participant in the intergalactic fighting sport called simply "The Arena", of which Steve soon finds himself its new unlikely rising star.
This film features examples of:
- Blood Sport: The film is about people fighting for mass entertainment. IN SPACE!
- Humans Are Average: The film states that there has been no human champion in the intergalactic fighting championship in over 50 years, as well as featuring many creatures nastier than humans, along with many who were wimpier.