Kung fu movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant kung fu movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, entertaining, stylized, breathtaking, realistic and humorous films and TV shows about / with kung fu, martial arts, fight scenes, mentor, violence, hand to hand combat, culture clash, dialogue, storytelling and rivalry plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres shot in Hong Kong, USA, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kung fu: Kung Fu Panda (2008), Drunken Master (1978), Enter the Dragon (1973), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Shaolin Soccer (2001), The Young Master (1980), Ip Man 3D (2015), Birth of the Dragon (2016), Rush Hour (1998), Kung Fu Killer (2014).

List of kung fu movies

 7.6
 375K
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: mentor, kung fu, chosen one, martial arts, goofy hero, transformation, warrior, good versus evil, adventure, family, tiger, panda ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 7.6
 32K
Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master, undisciplined, rivalry, drinking, fighting style, battle, discipline, alcoholic, troublemaker, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, island, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, spy, drug lord, tough heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, master apprentice relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, california
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 7.1
 113K
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.
Style: funny, entertaining, light, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kung fu, anthropomorphism, fantasy world, village, talking animals, dragon, good versus evil, martial arts, panda, father son reunion, fight scenes, adventure ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 7.3
 68K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, soccer, sport, underdog, kung fu, shaolin, against the odds, sport team, contests and competitions, follow your dream, football, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, on the run, kung fu, adventure, chase, mistaken identity, contests and competitions, school, orphan, nothing goes right, down on your luck, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 7.1
 37K
Ip Man 3D (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, entertaining, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, martial arts school, fight scenes, mentor, protection, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, gangs, parents and children, love and romance, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo
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Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
Style: based on true events, factual, exciting, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: kung fu, athlete's life, martial arts, destiny, heroes, fight scenes, sporting event, rivals, rivalry, family relations
Time: 1960s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 218K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, ransom, fish out of water, chase, police investigation, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
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Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, police investigation, rivalry, psychopath, crimes, master warrior, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, patriotism, monk, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, rebellion, society, rivalry, danger, deadly weapon ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 7.8
 115K
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, surreal, semi serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, thief, murder, grudge, gang war, axe, robbery, bully, first love, magic ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai china
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 7.6
 15K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, martial arts, kung fu, monk, robin hood, undercover, society, rivalry, good versus evil, righting the wronged, folk hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
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 7.2
 7K
The Legend (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, emperor, burned alive, cross dressing, romance, gender bending, couples, disorder, dishonesty, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
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 7.7
 69K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, master warrior, patriotism, exile, duel, redemption, childhood, kung fu, warrior, bet, loss of daughter ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, hong kong ...
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The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, loss of daughter, starvation, kung fu master, fist fighting, opponent, instructor, rivalry, heir heiress, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, kung fu master, assassination, dishonesty, empress, heroes, righting the wronged, battles, adoption, good versus evil ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: stylized, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, vengeance, kung fu, redemption, brutality, revenge, racism, hanging, brawl, tough guy ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, martial artist, gangster, hostage, street gang, foot chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, hong kong ...
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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, idealism, racism, kung fu master, rivalry, master warrior, culture clash, revolution, hopes, heroic mission, righting the wronged ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
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 7.6
 24K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, kung fu, police protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, chase, good versus evil, kung fu, magic, rescue, airport, mercenary, race against time, chinatown, truck driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, china, hong kong
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, rough, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, danger, martial arts, warrior, journey, one man army, mentor, squad, peril, organized crime, duel, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
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The Spy Next Door (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, martial arts, secret agents, undercover, family, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, when the parents are away, disorder, spy, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hong kong
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 4.7
 308
Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the police start a crackdown on Yakuza activities, a killer (James Lew) starts killing the cops forcing a martial-arts officer (Lorenzo Lamas) to fight back. AKA Midnight Man
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: police officer killed, martial arts, cop killer, violence, stylized violence, gunfight, villain, police raid, gangster, arrest, fistfight, police officer ...
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Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, fight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, martial arts training, fight scenes, violence, fighting movie, friendship, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary
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Ip Man 4 (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen ...
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, uplifting, inspirational, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, mentor, human spirit, master warrior, kung fu, one man army, fighting movie, hand to hand combat, good versus evil, philosophy, idealism, morality ...
Place: china
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The Young Vagabond (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: One of the great kung-fu film characters is "Beggar Su," a legendary Ching Dynasty figure who was also a member of the famous Ten Kwangtung Tigers. Little-known director Liu Shih-yu uses the best kung-fu actors Shaw Studios had to offer to ...
Style: biting
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, underwater scene, long haired male, climbing a tree, outlaw gang, eavesdropping, martial artist, training, arrow in back, criminal gang, soccer ...
Place: china
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The Steel Fisted Dragon (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A kung-fu master hunts down the villain who killed his mother.
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, bruce lee, brawl, hand to hand combat, villain, fistfight, fight, martial artist, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic, violence ...
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 7.0
 408
Iron & Silk (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Iron and Silk is a 1990 movie based on the eponymous book by American writer Mark Salzman. It details his journey to China after college to study Chinese wu shu, better known in the west as kung fu, and to teach English. Though not trained as an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, college graduate, idealism, introspection, society, urban, forbidden love, opposites attract, youth, culture clash, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
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