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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, entertaining and realistic films and TV shows about / with martial arts, rivalry, heroes, dialogue, kung fu, fight scenes, vengeance, mentor, master warrior and violence 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: Bloodsport (1988), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Enter the Dragon (1973), Alita: Battle Angel (2019), The Way of the Dragon (1972), Bleach (2004), Never Back Down (2008), Into the Badlands (2015), Unleashed (2005), Shaolin Soccer (2001).

List of martial arts movies

 6.8
 67K
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, contests and competitions, escapades, opponent, heroes, ambition, buddies ...
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, vengeance, master warrior, love and romance, theft, mentor, adventure, sword, warrior, aristocracy, duel, disguise ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, island, shaolin, master warrior, spy, drug lord, contests and competitions, tough heroes, good versus evil, strong man, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, california
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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, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, space station, cyborgs, cyberpunk, danger, adaptation, mars, uncover truth, society, amnesia, mercenary ...
Time: near future
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sniper, restaurant, gang, gangsters, vengeance, kung fu, culture clash, tough heroes, underdog, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, china, hong kong, europe, asia ...
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 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, evil force, danger, monster, imaginary, teenage life, heroes, death, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, boxing, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, duel, championship, rage, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
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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, stylized, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, rivalry, murder, danger, death, chase, vengeance, blood, fantasy world ...
Place: feudal japan
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 7.0
 93K
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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, sadism, child abuse, pianist, vengeance, alienation, crimes, master warrior, fist fighting, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, soccer, kung fu, sport, underdog, shaolin, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, football, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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 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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mentor, chosen one, kung fu, martial arts, goofy hero, transformation, warrior, good versus evil, adventure, family, panda, monkey ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one on one, tai chi, tough heroes, ambition, rivalry, opponent, heroes, once in a lifetime opportunity, crimes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, 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, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, master warrior, patriotism, exile, duel, redemption, childhood, kung fu, loss of daughter, bet, warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, hong kong ...
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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, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, betrayal, tough heroes, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, gangsters, vengeance, crime, master criminal, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china
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 7.6
 85K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
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, rough, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, pride and honor, master warrior, mentor, british, poverty, translator, death, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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 7.1
 22K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, drug smuggling, master criminal, district attorney, drug dealing, crimes, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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 8.0
 194K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
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, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, courage, self defense, reward, morality, patriotism, translator, invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, adventure, love and romance, heroes, female warrior, warlord, redemption, fight, power ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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 5.8
 93K
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, island, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, destiny, master villain, supernatural, tournament, rescue ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural ability, heroic mission, chosen one, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, forces of nature, good versus evil, journey, martial arts, earth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, master warrior, danger, villain, rivalry, opponent, heroes, expert, gunfight, enemy, championship ...
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The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, school, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, royal family, deadly, state affairs, master warrior, escapades, adventure ...
Place: asia
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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: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, kidnapping, gang, lone hero, drug lord, missing child, daring rescue, fist fighting, master warrior, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, danger, bet, destruction, sadism, running, anger, thief, robbery, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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 7.2
 225K
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: martial arts, mentor, master warrior, adventure, family, danger, goofy hero, mission, chosen one, villain, warrior, evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 5.9
 85K
The One (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mouse, alternate universe, wormhole, supernatural ability, alternate dimension, twins, danger, race against time, heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, hong kong, china
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 6.1
 63K
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hip hop, murder, gang war, forbidden love, vengeance, gangsters, track down, obsessive quest, dishonesty, true love, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, seaport, hong kong, oakland california ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, ninja, good versus evil, transformation, alternate dimension, hand to hand combat, battle, adventure, danger, mortal combat, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, Germany, 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: sexy, exciting, feel good, 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, ambition, escapades, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, journey, danger, martial arts, warrior, mentor, peril, squad, organized crime, massacre, duel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
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