Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Helm’s Deep Battle
The final two installments of the Lord of the Rings featured some of the most intense epic battle scenes ever displayed on the big screen. Although it’s tempting to go with a number of fight sequences in the constant battle for Middle Earth in Return of the King, my favorite will always be the seemingly hopeless Helm’s Deep battle that rages through a full night of pouring rain.
Highlights: Aragorn brawling and leading the fight like a boss; Gimli axing an Uruk Hai in the balls; also, later on in the battle, Legolas shieldboarding down the stairs while firing off several shots with his bow, then Gandalf leading the Riders of Rohan to victory at the crack of dawn.
IMDB "Fact!" The Helms Deep battle took four months to shoot, all of it at night.
What makes it badass: It’s a do-or-die fight for a country’s survival. The brutal battle takes up about half of a three-hour film and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats for the duration.