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Hollywood's 10 Best Movie Rivalries

September 02, 2013 19:01 IST

Hollywood's 10 Best Movie Rivalries

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The enmity between Brad Pitt’s Achilles and Eric Bana’s Hector in the blockbuster movie Troy has been named as the 10th best movie rivalry in a survey, Metro.co.uk reported.

LoveFilm’s poll was done among 1,110 film fans, and two percent of the votes went to these arch rivals.

Here’s a look at the 10 Best Movie Rivalries over the years.

Click Next to see which film tops this list.


Image: Eric Bana and Brad Pitt in a Troy poster


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9. The Bride and Bill, Kill Bill

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Uma Thurman's The Bride and David Carradine's Bill take ninth place on the list.

The couple, who were married to each other in the film Kill Bill, got three percent of the votes.


Image: David Carradine and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill


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8. Neo and Agent Smith, Matrix series

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Keanu Reeves' Neo tried hard to stay alive and away from Hugo Weaving's Agent Smith in the Matrix movies. They received four percent of the votes, and stood at number eight spot.


Image: Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving in Matrix


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7. Superman and Lex Luthor, Superman series

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Gene Hackman and Christopher Reeves were so brilliant as Lex Luthor and Superman respectively that they spawned a series of hit Superman movies.

They received seven percent of the votes.


Image: Gene Hackman and Christopher Reeves in Superman


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6. Maximus and Commodus, Gladiator

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Joaquin Phoenix's Commodus and Russell Crowe's Maximus got six percent of the votes as well for their fatal rivalry in Gladiator.


Image: Joaquin Phoenix and Russell Crowe in Gladiator


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5. Dorothy and Wicked Witch of the West

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Judy Garland's Dorothy and Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard Of Oz got seven percent of the votes.


Image: Judy Garland and Margaret Hamilton in Wizard of Oz


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4. Batman and Joker, Batman

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Jack Nicholson was so brilliant as Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 movie Batman that late actor Heath Ledger had a hard time acing it in The Dark Knight.

This pair got eight percent votes in the poll, and stood at fourth spot.


Image: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Batman


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3. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes

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Professor Moriarty has proved able opponent to Sherlock Homes' brilliant mind in the book and films.

Jared Harris and Robert Downey Jr, who played the arch enemies in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, got 10 percent of the votes.


Image: Jared Harris and Robert Downey Jr in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


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2. Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter movies

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Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter and Ralph Fiennes' Lord Voldemort bagged 20 percent of the votes, thanks to their bitter enmity in the Harry Potter movies.

They stand second on the list.


Image: Daniel Radcliffe and Ralph Fiennes in the Harry Potter movies


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1. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, Star Wars

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But the leader of the Top 10 Movie Rivalries is Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in the blockbuster Star Wars series, with 22 percent of the votes.

The American epic series first opened in 1977 but it still finds much favour among young and old audiences.


Image: Mark Hamill and Darth Vader in Star Wars


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