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, entertaining, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with martial arts, rivalry, fight scenes, heroes, vengeance, mentor, dialogue, violence, kung fu and storytelling plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as martial arts: The Way of the Dragon (1972), Man of Tai Chi (2013), Game of Death (1978), Bleach (2004), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Shaolin Soccer (2001), The Swordsman (1990), Charlie's Angels (2000), Jackie Chan Adventures (2000), Iron Fist (2017).
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Bleach (2004)
Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Japan
24 min.
 8.2
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
USA
92 min.
 7.6
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The Wizard Hunter: The Hunt for Evangelion Crowley (2019)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Italy
90 min.
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, Canada, Argentina

List of martial arts movies

The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Italy
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, restaurant, gangsters, kung fu, culture clash, sniper, master warrior, chinese mafia, hoodlum, property, nunchaku, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, hong kong, china, europe, asia ...
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 6.1
 32K
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, contests and competitions, extortion, heroes, ambition, crimes, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, mortal combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
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 6.1
 14K
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: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, betrayal, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, vengeance, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
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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, serious, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, heroes, adventure, female warrior, warlord, love and romance, redemption, love, power ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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 8.2
 37K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, entertaining, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, ghost, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, destiny, danger, imaginary, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.6
 361K
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, martial arts, chosen one, goofy hero, transformation, anti heroes, adventure, master warrior, good versus evil, family, warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 7.3
 66K
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, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, underdog, shaolin, soccer, contests and competitions, sport team, against the odds, kung fu, football, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master warrior, school, royal family, escapades, heroes, rivalry, samurai, obsessive quest, danger, deadly ...
Place: asia
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Charlie's Angels (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, fighting crime, heroic mission, female friendship, partners, working undercover, girl power, mixed martial arts, undercover agent, criminal's revenge, kick-butt women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to Chan's actual works. This series ran on ...
Style: humorous, exciting, tense, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, archaeologist, adventure, uncle niece relationship, danger, heroes, heroic mission, family, save the day, curses spells and rituals, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 94K
Iron Fist (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, superhuman powers, heroes, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, save the day, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, chase, rivalry, master warrior, blood, murder, danger, fantasy world, gunfight ...
Place: feudal japan
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas
Style: exciting, humorous, comic, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: mutant, martial arts, ninja, good versus evil, adventure, secret identity, friendship, master villain, save the day, fighting crime, mentor, genetically altered ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, beggar, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, rivalry, master villain, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, kung fu ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 30K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, transformation, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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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, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, danger, journey, master warrior, mentor, organized crime, one man army, squad, swords and armor, team, pride and honor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 191K
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, human spirit, martial arts, fist fighting, courage, warrior, idealism, rivalry, legendary, heroic, tragic hero, master ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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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, epic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, theft, love and romance, warrior, sword fight, unfulfilled love, vengeance, swords and armor, female martial artist, sword, comb ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, martial arts, warrior, track down, rivalry, unfulfillment, swords and armor, dagger, government, love and romance, romance, emperor ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 389K
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: emotional, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, martial arts, training, ambition, mixed martial arts, warrior, exercise, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
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 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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, sport, underdog, mixed martial arts, airport, contests and competitions, ambition, buddies, master warrior, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, training, filmmaking, american dream, rising to stardom, hopes, bruce lee, rivalry, society, hollywood, actor's life, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: hong kong, california, asia, los angeles, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 68K
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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, friendship, patriotism, exile, duel, kung fu, redemption, legends and myths, beggar, tea, restaurant ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: asia, china, shanghai, shanghai china, hong kong ...
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 7.1
 21K
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, master warrior, factory worker, job, promise, boss, ice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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The Last Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, limousine, pizzeria, kidnapping, music, gang, gangsters, heroic mission, crimes, danger, kung fu, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
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 7.6
 83K
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: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, contests and competitions, idealism, british, teacher, pride and honor, courage, mentor, labor, master ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan
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 7.2
 216K
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, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, mentor, master warrior, adventure, family, goofy hero, danger, chosen one, deadly weapon, threat, warrior, villain ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, high school, karate, coming of age, orphan, underdog, monastery, friendship, family, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 92K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, gangsters, vengeance, pianist, child abuse, hitman, sadism, master warrior, serial killer, haunted by the past, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
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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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, danger, bet, sadism, running, thief, destruction, anger, robbery, lone wolves, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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