Martial arts movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant martial arts movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful and entertaining films and TV shows about / with martial arts, rivalry, violence, brutality, dialogue, mentor, revenge, heroes, fight scenes and vengeance plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as martial arts: Enter the Dragon (1973), Bloodsport (1988), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Mortal Kombat (1995), Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011), Into the Badlands (2015), The Way of the Dragon (1972), Unleashed (2005), Never Back Down (2008).

List of martial arts movies

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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, master warrior, island, spy, drug lord, tough heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, strong man, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, california, china
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 6.8
 71K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, sport, mixed martial arts, underdog, master warrior, revenge, ambition, escapades, heroes, contests and competitions, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, love and romance, theft, mentor, warrior, adventure, sword, heroine, monastery, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, one man army, master warrior, adventure, brutality, illegal fistfight, one against many, bet, anger, sadism, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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 5.8
 95K
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, island, good versus evil, tournament, heroic mission, save the world, warrior, sorcerer, world domination, imaginary, mortal combat ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 10 min.
Story: Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, fight for supremacy, adventure, danger, rivalry, championship, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, opponent, mortal combat, master warrior ...
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Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, warrior, heroes, murder, danger, death, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, chase, blood ...
Place: feudal japan
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, restaurant, gang, vengeance, kung fu, lone hero, sniper, gangsters, culture clash, danger, master warrior, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, china, hong kong, europe, asia ...
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 7.0
 95K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, sadism, pianist, vengeance, slavery, haunted by the past, mob boss, friendship, crimes, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
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Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, power relations, youth, teenage life, boxing, rivalry, duel, championship, fist fighting, rage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
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 7.5
 88K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, master warrior, pride and honor, mentor, british, poverty, rivalry, death, translator, labor ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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 8.0
 198K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, warrior, fist fighting, legendary, courage, self defense, patriotism, reward, robbery, invasion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 6.1
 64K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang war, murder, vengeance, gangsters, investigation, true love, track down, love and romance, rivalry, obsessive quest, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seaport, usa, california, hong kong, oakland california ...
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: exciting, sexy, captivating, humorous, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, ninja, island, competition, friendship, tournament, fight, contests and competitions, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, drug lord, swat team, death, survival, swat, rivalry, high rise, beating, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, hong kong
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 6.1
 33K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one on one, tai chi, rivalry, tough heroes, once in a lifetime opportunity, mortal combat, heroes, contests and competitions, crimes, opponent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, vigilantism, fighting crime, tragic hero, righting the wronged, tough heroes, rivalry, society, gang, immigrants ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois, hong kong, china
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 7.6
 70K
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: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, friendship, exile, patriotism, redemption, childhood, kung fu, warrior, responsibility, mentor, duel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, hong kong ...
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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, awful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, good versus evil, transformation, alternate dimension, battle, hand to hand combat, adventure, escapades, save the world, animal life, mortal combat ...
Time: 1990s
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 7.2
 70K
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, light, funny, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underdog, sport, shaolin, kung fu, soccer, sport team, against the odds, contests and competitions, follow your dream, football, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, state affairs, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, royal family, samurai, school, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: brutal, serious, emotional, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, kidnapping, protection, drug lord, fist fighting, gang, master warrior, missing child, drugs, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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 4.7
 83K
Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, female assassin, superheroine, master warrior, adventure, supernatural, danger, parents and children, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, vigilante ...
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Merantau Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, protector, human trafficking, journey, violence, rivalry, stripper, coming of age, danger, youth, orphan, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does ...
Style: captivating, exciting, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, martial arts, bounty hunter, female protagonist, danger, uncover truth, space station, society, adaptation, amnesia, memories ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.3
 4K
Kickin' It (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Kickin' It is an American martial arts inspired comedy television series, which debuted on June 13, 2011 on Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Jim O'Doherty, the series is rated TV-Y7 and follows the karate instructor at an ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, karate, social relations, underdog, contests and competitions, self discovery, best friends, youth, ambition, buddies, disorder, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 408K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, emotional, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, boxing, fist fighting, teacher, warrior, mixed martial arts, training, contests and competitions, coach, exercise, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan’s father took under his wing after the death of Dio’s father. Discontent with his ...
Style: exciting, tense, entertaining, comic, brutal
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vampire, violence, super strength, artifact, rivalry, save the day, friendship between men, adoption, teenage love, death of protagonist ...
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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, geisha, violence, blood, bet, massacre, mob boss, village, duel, gang, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.1
 15K
Game of Death (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, betrayal, heroic mission, heroes, tough heroes, rivalry, gangsters, vengeance, crime, righting the wronged, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china
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