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, serious, suspense, intense and realistic films and TV shows about / with fistfight, martial arts, violence, revenge, chase, murder, fight, betrayal, gun and brutality plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hand to hand combat: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), The Foreigner (2017), Undisputed III: Redemption (2010), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Daredevil (2015), Blood and Bone (2009), District B13 (2004), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Taken 2 (2012).

List of hand to hand combat movies

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, bloody, tense, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, lone hero, one against many, violence, tough guy, one man army, revenge, bounty hunter, chase, betrayal, weapons ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, new york, manhattan new york city, rome italy
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The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, political, bloody ...
Plot: revenge, terrorism, justice, tough guy, bomb, one against many, ex special forces, ira, death, martial arts, death of daughter, home invasion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, northern ireland, america, usa ...
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Undisputed III: Redemption (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison fight, martial arts, kickboxing, boxing, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, capoeira, prison life, fight, tournament, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: epic, slasher, bloody, political, surprise ending ...
Plot: spy, terrorist, espionage, violence, tough guy, female spy, fistfight, deception, secret agents, countdown, race against time, plutonium ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, ireland, london, rome italy, germany ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Russia, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, amnesia, espionage, secret agents, tough heroes, dark past, twists and turns, chase, agent as target, assassin ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, napoli italy, manhattan new york city ...
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Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, heroic mission, lawyer, vigilante, one against many, vigilantism, ninja, one man army, good versus evil, daredevil ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: inspirational, harsh, brutal, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison fight, streetfighting, tournament, prison, kickboxing, kung fu, revenge, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, stylized, buddy movie, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, undercover cop, fight, ghetto, parkour, crimes, tough guy, bomb, race against time, heroes, working undercover ...
Time: future, near future, year 2010, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, hong kong, europe
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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: scary, stylized, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, monster, chase, virus, female fighter, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, plague, female assassin, pandemic, female protagonist ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, washington d.c., new york, moscow russia, russia
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Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, hostage, chase, lone hero, kidnapped, one man army, brutality, vigilante, violence, police chase, albanian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, albania, los angeles ...
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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, serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, mixed martial arts, tournament, martial artist, martial arts training, master warrior, fight scenes, friendship, kickboxing, sport, kickboxer ...
Time: contemporary
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The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, lone hero, one man army, organized crime, tough heroes, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, russia, moscow russia, usa, massachusetts
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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The sixth film in the "Terminator" series will pick up where the second film left off, ignoring all the subsequent sequels.
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, robot, terminator, androids and robots, cyberpunk, technology, gunfight, cyborgs, helicopter, revenge, killer robot, resistance ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, future, 90s, year 1998
Place: mexico, mexico city, texas, guatemala
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, female assassin, crimes, female killer, hitman, assassin, one against many, tough girl, haunted by the past, vigilantism, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, year 1992, contemporary, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, new jersey, south america, usa ...
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: epic, exciting, sad, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, alien, invasion, super powers, team, supernatural power, super strength, power, final battle, universe, battlefield, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: usa, africa, new york, manhattan new york city, scotland
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, tough girl, heist, female protagonist, conspiracy, woman with a gun, female warrior, regret, deception, fear, violence, one woman army ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
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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: brutal, stylized, realistic, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, kung fu, mafia, warrior, gang, violence, police corruption, brutality, violent, crimes, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
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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, martial arts tournament, tournament, kung fu, heroes, underdog, fight, sport, revenge, rivalry, underground fighting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, super powers, good versus evil, fighting crime, heroes, crimes, supernatural power, corporation, save the day, super strength, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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, philosophical, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, utopia, dystopic future, martial arts, rebellion, future dystopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, resistance ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, black ops, terrorist, surveillance, cia, commando, spy, computer cracker, machismo, political corruption, terrorist group, betrayal ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s
Place: southeast asia, indonesia, asia
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The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: intense, suspense, exciting, rough, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, gangsters, chase, assassin, spy, agent as target, gunfight, undercover, home invasion, mercenary, hitman, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2006
Place: london, europe, barcelona, africa
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: intense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, amnesia, secret agents, cia, tough heroes, escape, one against many, on the run, car chase, secret past, secret service, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, greece, langley virginia, barcelona ...
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, heroic, stylized, bloody, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, sword fight, master warrior, king, ancient, war, good versus evil, military, swords and armor, vengeance, legends and myths, greek ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The next installment in the franchise and the conclusion of the “Star Wars“ sequel trilogy as well as the “Skywalker Saga“.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, enigmatic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: star wars, space opera, space battle, evil, quicksand, disney, robot, space travel, villain turns good, female protagonist, spacecraft, epic battle ...
Time: 2010s, future
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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, christmas, airport, fight scenes, chase, lone hero, terrorism, police, one man army, police officer, fight ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, virginia, california, usa
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Kung Fu League (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A poor comic book artist summons four legendary Kung Fu masters to learn the highest level of martial arts and help him get his girl.
Style: exciting, intense, semi serious, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: master warrior, shaolin, shaolin monk, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, martial arts, mentor, medieval, religions or cults ...
Place: china, asia
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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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, hijacking, rescue, twists and turns, ransom, bomb, surveillance, disaster, senator, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: pentagon, los angeles, london, athens greece, washington d.c.
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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, kung fu, gang, crimes, revenge, chinese mafia, harbor, friendship, undercover, fistfight, medieval, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china
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Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: bloody, exciting, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, one man army, assassin, revenge, one against many, sword fight, martial artist, assassination, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: japan, china, osaka japan, berlin germany, asia
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