2. Drive (2011)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Rumor has it that Refn enlisted the advice of Irreversible director Gaspar Noé for an epic beating in Drive in which The Driver (Ryan Gosling) lays a serious elevator beatdown on a hitman who was dispatched to kill him. The Driver forgoes a fire extinguisher or any other prop and stomps the man's head in. Which makes it sound much tamer than it really is.