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 visually appealing films and TV shows about / with martial arts, kung fu, fight, violence, heroes, rivalry, fight scenes, brutality, vengeance and redemption 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: Ip Man (2008), Enter the Dragon (1973), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Ip Man 2 (2010), The Raid (2011), Kung Fu Jungle (2014), Fearless (2006), Fist of Legend (1994), Unleashed (2005), Bloodsport (1988).

List of martial arts movies

 8.0
 222K
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: heroic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, human spirit, wing chun, warrior, courage, bravery, martial artist, sino japanese war, fight, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1937
Place: china, ancient china, tokyo, japan, hong kong ...
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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, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, martial arts tournament, lone hero, revenge, island, fight, tough heroes, shaolin monk, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
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: intense, stylized, brutal, humorous, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, muay thai, fight, wrestler, gangsters, thief, tough guy, destiny, one man army, adventure, kung fu, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, tokyo, hong kong, asia, bangkok thailand
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 7.5
 105K
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: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, wing chun, fight, martial artist, pride and honor, contests and competitions, warrior, courage, poverty, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, tokyo, japan, china, england ...
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 7.6
 204K
The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspense, brutal, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, swat team, fight, death, strong violent content, trapped, violence, deathtrap, warrior, gang, kung fu ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, indonesia
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 6.4
 11K
Kung Fu Jungle (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, serial killer, police investigation, lone hero, prison, character study, good versus evil, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.6
 76K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
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: intense, epic, inspirational, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, redemption, friendship, martial arts tournament, qing dynasty, childhood, fight, exile, life philosophy, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai ...
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 7.5
 24K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: intense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, fight, vengeance, sword fight, violence, brutality, visceral, kung fu master, master warrior, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, hong kong
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 7.0
 103K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
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, emotional, intense, rough, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, kung fu, redemption, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, pianist, haunted by the past, slavery, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 6.8
 85K
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: inspirational, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, tournament, martial arts tournament, kung fu, revenge, underdog, rivalry, sport, fight, airport, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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 6.0
 39K
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: meditative, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, kung fu, fight, kick-butt women, revenge, police corruption, betrayal, brutality, justice, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, murder, kung fu classic, brutality, vengeance, redemption, crimes, tragic hero, fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia, china ...
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 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: breathtaking, humorous, talky, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, master warrior, lone hero, gang, gangsters, culture clash, vengeance, bully, karate, chinese mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, hong kong, china, tokyo ...
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 6.1
 71K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, gang war, prison escape, murder, vengeance, kung fu, hip hop, true love, investigation, revenge, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, hong kong, china, usa, california ...
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, epic, stylized, scenic, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, female martial artist, warrior, kung fu, fight, martial artist, tough girl, female warrior, romance, qing dynasty ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia, beijing china
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 8.2
 468K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, inspirational, tense, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, courage, boxing, warrior, athlete and trainer, fight scenes, muscleman, fight, tournament, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, iraq ...
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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, intense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, conspiracy, police corruption, kung fu, heroin, murder, framed for murder, prostitute, fight, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, hong kong, china, europe
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Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, post apocalypse, adventure, warrior, murder, death, heroes, master warrior, betrayal, vengeance, love, brutality ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: southern usa, america, usa
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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, light, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, kung fu, master warrior, fight, sword fight, heroes, adventure, love and romance, romance, sword, medieval ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
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 5.8
 118K
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, intense, stylized, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, monster, heroic mission, tournament, adventure, warrior, island, underground fighting, save the world, mortal combat, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong, thailand, los angeles, china
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 6.7
 11K
Merantau (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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, protector, violence, journey, heroes, on the run, human trafficking, rescue, rivalry, life is a bitch, chase, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 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, entertaining, semi serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, gang, kung fu, adventure, fight, gangsters, street life, supermarket, righting the wronged, revenge, one against many ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, bronx new york city, new york ...
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 6.5
 101K
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, high school, athlete and trainer, teenager, youth, rivalry, sport, teenage life, fight, boxing, power relations, streetfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, tokyo, usa, brazil, orlando florida
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspense, serious, brutal, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, one man army, crimes, lone hero, kidnapping, gang, vengeance, rivalry, master warrior, assassin, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Short, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, fight for supremacy, martial arts tournament, rivalry, championship, contests and competitions, wing chun, opponent, master warrior, mortal combat ...
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, intense, colourful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, master warrior, culture clash, friendship, tragic hero, school, fight, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, crimes, police, revenge, partner, undercover cop, rivalry, kung fu, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
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 5.9
 92K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, parallel universe, alternate dimension, alternate universe, multiverse, cyberpunk, alternate reality, supernatural ability, time travel, law enforcement, kung fu, daring rescue ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, los angeles
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 6.2
 160K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, ronin, battles, shogun, beast, medieval, master warrior, heroes, exile, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, ancient china, tokyo
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, bruce lee, filmmaking, actor's life, culture clash, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, american dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, los angeles, san francisco, china, california ...
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