19 Of The Best "You Don’t Know Who You’re Messing With" Scenes In Movie History

Recently, in a thread on the subreddit r/movies, redditor u/SecretResort9 asked, "What are the best 'you don’t know who you’re messing with' scenes in movie history?" People really came through with some A+ examples!

A woman saying "You don't know who you're messing with!"
A woman saying "You don't know who you're messing with!"


So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the most popular responses shared:

Also, due to the nature of this post, there are some SPOILERS AHEAD for the following films!

1.The Matrix (1999)

A woman on the phone looks off screen
Warner Bros.

"Opening scene: 'Your men are already dead...'"


You can watch the scene here:

2.Pulp Fiction (1994)

A man saying: I hate to shatter your ego but this ain't the first time I've had a gun pointed at me

"The entire final diner robbery sequence."


You can watch the scene here:

3.Taken (2008)

A man saying "I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you"
20th Century Fox

"The phone call. Like, I get chills every time."


You can watch the scene here:

4.Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

A man on an elevator with other men saying "Before we get started, does anyone want to get out"
Marvel Studios

"When, like, 10 S.H.I.E.L.D. guys try to subdue Captain America in an elevator and he just beats the shit out of them with one hand. Like, they definitely knew who they were messing with, brought what I think was an adequate amount of men to take him on, but didn’t know he was still a better fighter than them all combined and does it all with his hand stuck to the wall."


You can watch the scene here:

5.Tombstone (1993)

Two men stare at each other angrily in a bar
Buena Vista Pictures

"The scene when Kurt Russell meets Billy Bob Thornton at the saloon."


You can watch the scene here:

6.First Blood (1982)

  Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures

"When the man who trained Rambo says: 'I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him.'"


You can watch the scene here:

7.My Cousin Vinny (1992)

A woman and a lawyer prepare for questioning
20th Century Fox

"I'm going to go with Marisa Tomei when she gets on the witness stand."


You can watch the scene here:

8.Snatch (2000)

A man stands shirtless preparing to box
Sony Pictures Releasing

"Brad Pitt's first bare-knuckle boxing scene. I remember just being absolutely shocked by that scene."


You can watch the scene here:

9.The Princess Bride (1987)

A man asking another man "Why are you smiling?" and the man answering "Because I know something you don't"
20th Century Fox

"The entire 'I'm not left handed either' fight sequence."


You can watch the scene here:

10.Collateral (2004)

Two men point a gun at another man
DreamWorks Pictures

"The alley scene: 'Yo homie, is that my briefcase?' I love that line."


You can watch the scene here:

11.John Wick (2014)

A man saying "Because he stole John Wick's car, sir. And...uh...killed his dog"
Summit Entertainment

"The scene where the head of the Russian mafia calls the guy who runs the chop shop and asks him why he slapped his son."


You can watch the scene here:

12.Kick-Ass (2010)

A young girl in a short purple wig holds a long knife

"Hit-Girl’s introduction!"


You can watch the scene here:

13.Logan (2017)

Wolverine unleashing his claws
20th Century Fox

"The opening scene when Wolverine fights for the first time."


You can watch the scene here:

14.Black Dynamite (2009)

A man locks a door

"The scene when he locks the pool hall door."


You can watch the scene here:

15.Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A man saying "Manners maketh man" to a group of boys
20th Century Fox

"If we're bringing up barfights: the first fight scene in the bar. It's often overshadowed by the 'Free Bird' fight, but it is absolutely what sold me on that film."


You can watch the scene here:

16.Star Trek (2009)

A man saying "Hey farm boy, maybe you can't count. There's four of us and one of you." and a man responding "So get some more guys and then it'll be an even fight"
Paramount Pictures

"It doesn’t really end badass, but I do love Kirk’s response to those guys at the bar."


You can watch the scene here:

17.Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

A man aims a gun at another man, who holds up his hand in a finger gun
Sony Pictures Releasing

"The climatic scene where the Manson family hippies invade the home and are confronted by Cliff Booth. That dude was high as fuck and he was still in complete control of the situation. I don't think I have seen a more satisfying scene in any movie ever. Especially considering how things played out in real life."


You can watch the scene here:

18.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

A man wields a sword at another man, who looks exhausted
Paramount Pictures

"When Indiana Jones waits for the saber-wielding antagonist to show off his fancy moves before shooting him."


You can watch the scene here:

And finally:

19.Pretty Woman (1990)

A woman saying "You work on commission, right? Big mistake. Big. Huge! I have to go shopping now"
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

"In a non-violent way, it's got to be the shopping scene."


You can watch the scene here:

You've read their picks, but now it's your turn. Which scenes did they miss? Share in the comments below!

Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.