Hand to hand combat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hand to hand combat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense and realistic films and TV shows about / with hand to hand combat, martial arts, violence, heroes, fight, gunfight, fistfight, gun, brawl and blood plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hand to hand combat: Pound of Flesh (2015), Agent Carter (2015), Executive Decision (1996), The Tracker (2001), Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016), Momentum (2015), Fairy Tail (2009), Iron Fist (2017), Equilibrium (2002), Air Force One (1997).

List of hand to hand combat movies

Pound of Flesh (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In China to donate his kidney to his dying niece, former black-ops agent Deacon awakes the day before the operation to find he is the latest victim of organ theft. Stitched up and pissed-off, Deacon descends from his opulent hotel in search of his ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh
Plot: hand to hand combat, violence, martial arts, knife fight, chase, killings, kickboxing, kidney, uncle, fight, organ, jujitsu
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Agent Carter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, female agent, hand to hand combat, undercover, tough girl, adventure, special agents, imaginary, heroes, government agency, investigation, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, violence, explosion, surveillance, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., london, los angeles, athens greece
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, hand to hand combat, kung fu, gunfight, russian mafia, criminal's revenge, danger, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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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, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: mixed martial arts, martial arts, martial arts training, hand to hand combat, fight, tournament, martial artist, sport, fight scenes, fighting movie, violence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Momentum (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, martial arts, robbery, money, brutality, conspiracy, hand to hand combat, woman with a gun, regret, fear, disguise, violence ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
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Fairy Tail (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of ...
Style: exciting, light, humorous, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, dragon, young heroes, youth, rivalry, imaginary, salvation, escapades, imaginary kingdom, hand to hand combat ...
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Iron Fist (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, super powers, superhuman powers, crimes, heroes, good versus evil, fighting crime, hand to hand combat, save the day, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, distopia, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, totalitarianism, resistance, gunfight, dictatorship, government agency ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, hijacking, hostage, negotiation, airplane, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, germany ...
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Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, hand to hand combat, betrayal, danger, teamwork, rubik's cube, gun, martial arts, robot, secret place, shooting ...
Time: 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia, chechnya, bangkok thailand, shanghai china, shanghai
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, rough, brutal, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, fist fighting, martial arts, violence, fight, undercover, fighting crime, police, organized crime, gangsters, shooting, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
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The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, captivating, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, spy, cia agent, save the day, female villain, ruse, explosion, chase, conspiracy, female protagonist, falling in love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, prague, los angeles, austria, berlin germany ...
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Next Gen (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.
Style: light, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, robot, martial arts, protection, fight, hand to hand combat, good versus evil, memory, bully, adventure, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman's disappearance.
Style: stylized, tense, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: superhero, super strength, batman, gunfight, torture, martial arts, criminal, masked man, good versus evil, hand to hand combat, violence, boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: himalaya
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The Avenging Fist (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device that will yield unimaginable power. But the gloves... In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, save the world, superhuman powers, adventure, one man army, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes, mortal combat, danger ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hong kong
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Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, van, adventure, private detective, buddies, escapades, femme fatale, danger, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
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Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, fight, dishonesty, cons and scams, courtroom, gangster, hand to hand combat, fistfight, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
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18 Fingers of Death! (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The "buzz" in Hollywood is that, "18 FINGERS OF DEATH!" will kick the butt out of the low budget martial arts movies genre and knocks us down to the ground laughing! This funny "sockumentart" of the world of Chop ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, parody, criminal's revenge, friendship, vigilantism, tough heroes, friends, rivalry, fighting crime, misfit, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
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Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, secret agents, top secret, black ops, martial arts, terrorist, cia, political corruption, danger, machismo, rescue, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: southeast asia, indonesia, asia
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Lapu-Lapu (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense
Plot: spaniard, king, heroes, hand to hand combat, spanish inquisition, battles, historical event, battle, translator, island, new world, sword ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: the philippines, spain
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Rise of the Legend (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1868 during the late Qing Dynasty, rampant corruption on the Imperial Court inflicts much suffering in people's lives. For years, the Black Tiger’s fearsome boss Lei Gong has been trying to get rid of the leader of the Northern Sea. One of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: martial arts, wu shu, revenge, undercover, gang, hand to hand combat, kung fu, tough guy, danger, friendship, violence, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china
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Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, going straight, criminal heroes, danger, hitman, tough heroes, prison, prisoner, violence, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, talky, comic, atmospheric ...
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, danger, frame up, false accusation, adventure, heroism, save the world, imaginary, save the planet ...
Place: washington d.c., japan, tokyo, new york
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The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, danger, undercover, chase, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts, hitman, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, year 2014
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona spain, barcelona
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Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, political conspiracy, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, confined, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: fistfight, police officer killed, martial arts, violence, police officer, hand to hand combat, kung fu master, sword fight, arrest, martial artist, police raid, gangster ...
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The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: life is a bitch, dishonesty, roman empire, betrayal, rabbi, religions or cults, state affairs, supernatural, unfulfillment, tragic hero, folk hero, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
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, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ninja, martial arts, island, fight, competition, master warrior, friendship, tournament, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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American Shaolin (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting. The film then veers into ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxer, master warrior, escapades, misfit, contests and competitions, vengeance, tough heroes, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, china
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