Total Recall (1990) - Melania (Rachel Ticotin), Lori Quaid (Sharon Stone)
Ah, the catfight. Usually the term means a fight between two women that's distinctly titillating. That's not what this list is about. Well, not really. There have been some really awesome fights in sci-fi movies and TV shows that just happen to involve two women. Here are nine. And while there may be some kinda sexy moments in them, that's entirely not the point. At all.

9. Xena vs. Varia in Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)

In a show with a warrior princess, she's bound to fight another woman every now and then. This show had a lot of catfights, but the battle between Xena and the Amazon princess Varia stands out. Update: The YouTube video has been removed

8. Madeline vs. Helen in Death Becomes Her (1992)

A vain woman finds the key to eternal life. The problem comes when she discovers it's not the key to eternal health. The climax is a fight between two undead zombies. Since the two are technically already dead, they can tear each other apart.

7. Loana vs. Nupondi in One Million Years B.C. (1967)

This movie about dinosaurs and cavemen had a great marketing campaign - a poster of Raquel Welch in a fur bikini. It also had one of the most famous catfights between two cavewomen.

6. Storm vs.Callisto in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) 

In X-Men: Last Stand, Storm battles the super-fast mutant Callisto. Storm starts the battle with a tornado attack, then takes it up a notch from there.

5. Evy vs. Anck Su Namun in The Mummy Returns (2001)

In the sequel to The Mummy, the reincarnation of Princess Nefertiri (Evy) and the mummy's concubine (Anck Su Namun) do battle. This fight is one of the few that involves weapons. The two clash with deadly sais in a duel of death.

4. Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2001)

In this straight-to-cable movie, two scientists fighting over giant monsters boil over into a literal fight. This fight borders on fan service, to be honest, but what makes it worthy is that it's between two pop icons of the eighties. For those of you born in the nineties, imagine a movie in twenty years where Brittany Spears fights Christina Aguilera. That's what makes it so unforgettable.

3. Mileena vs. Sonya in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) 

In the sequel to the video game movie, Mileena and Sonya duke it out. A lot of people have criticized this fight, saying it devolved into mud wrestling. I disagree. There is mud involved for no real reason, but no hair pulling, ripping clothes, or rolling around on the ground.

2. Lori vs. Melina in Total Recall (1990)

In the future, when a memory implant goes wrong, Quail discovers he's really a secret agent.  In the process, he finds himself caught between two love interests who engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat. There's a distinct difference  between the sleek and deadly style of Stone, and the rough and powerful  style of Melina.

1. Alien Queen vs. Ripley in Aliens (1986)

To me, the greatest catfight in scifi wasn't even human vs. human. It was robot vs. alien. Yeah, we're talking Aliens. When the Alien Queen tries to kill Newt, Ripley straps on an exoskeleton and tears her apart.

Do you love these catfights as much as we do? Is there a catfight you love that we missed?

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Alien queen versus Ripley was such an awesome fight. "Get away from her you __!"
Although the one from the Mummy Returns was good. Rachel Weisz is a hottie.


Never thought of the scene in Aliens as a catfight before. Love the Debbie Gibson vs.Tiffany fight! I think we're alone now, only in my dreams.

Pat Dilloway said...

The one in the Mummy Returns would have been hotter if there'd been some clothes tearing.

T.F. Walsh said...

Ahh... Xena wins it for me:)

msmariah said...

The Sharon Stone fight in 'Total Recall' is epic. I was wondering if you were going to reference this one. Your geek card is officially stamped.

jeremy [retro] said...


jeremy [retro] said...

Kill Bill, True Lies, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon... Two Days in the Valley,


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