Female martial artist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant female martial artist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, stylized, serious, captivating, visually appealing and suspense films and TV shows about / with female martial artist, martial arts, fistfight, hand to hand combat, violence, brawl, tough girl, heroes, fight and kung fu plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female martial artist: Peppermint (2018), Karate Girl (2011), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), High Kick Angels (2014), Gangland (2001), So Close (2002), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), Tiger Claws III (2000), Ghost in the Shell (2017).

List of female martial artist movies

Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, female martial artist, drug cartel, justice, corruption, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
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Karate Girl (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Okinawa, Ayaka Kurenai was born in the world’s greatest legendary Karate family. When she was a child, her family was attacked by a mysterious gang that seeks legendary black belt. Her father Soujiro Kurenai was killed and her younger sister ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, stylized, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: female martial artist, kidnapping, karate, sibling relationship, bandit, fight, criminal, violence, female protagonist, female fighter, terrorist, deception ...
Place: japan, okinawa, okinawa japan
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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, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, sword fight, female martial artist, martial artist, aristocracy, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, ...
Style: parody, idiotic, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, heroes, heroic mission, obsessive quest, vengeance, silly humor, rivalry, prodigy, crimes, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
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High Kick Angels (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this high-octane slugfest, a group of badass female students are forced to battle a gang of criminals. Even with their short skirts and leather boots, the HIGH KICK ANGELS prove to be martial arts masters.
Style: sexy, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, exciting
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, japanese girl, teenage girl, sexuality, japanese teenager, karate, schoolgirl, villain, teacher, girl wearing a miniskirt, sailor uniform ...
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Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, against humanity, good versus evil, gang, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, imaginary, confined, plague, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
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So Close (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, hacker, one woman army, female martial artist, martial arts, vengeance, hitman, betrayal, chase, good versus evil, investigation, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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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, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ninja, martial arts, female fighter, island, female martial artist, fight, competition, master warrior, friendship, tournament, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong
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Tiger Claws III (2000)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a psychotic martial artist called Stryker resurrects the long-dead spirits of three ancient Chinese master assassins in an effort to take over the New York underworld, it's up to supercops Tarek Richards and Linda Masterson to stop him. ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, kung fu, ritual, hand to hand combat, tough girl, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu classic, martial artist, kung fu fighting, heroine ...
Place: new york
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, cyborgs, strong female lead, one woman army, technology, distopia, female spy, hacker, female agent, philosophy, androids ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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Time Heroes (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Berlin students Ben, Jonas, Leo, Ozzi and Sophie are on a class trip to "boring" Hildesheim. Their schedule includes visiting the medieval cathedral and witnessing a complete solar eclipse, but destiny intervenes… A bomb goes off at the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing
Plot: female martial artist, friendship, strong female lead, cult, strong female character, tough girl, saving a life, group of friends, friends, battles, struggle for survival, adventure ...
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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, blacksmith, gold, female martial artist, femme fatale, village, ninja, good versus evil, heroes, lone hero, gang war, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, save the day, adventure, rescue, confined, one man army, law enforcement, espionage, secret agents, government agency, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
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The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a ...
Style: psychological, captivating, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: karate, master warrior, dojo, conspiracy, female martial artist, beating, gang leader, fascist, accountant, martial arts, agoraphobia, manipulative person ...
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Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: female ninja, sword fight, geisha, revenge, duel, samurai, japanese woman, exploitation, female martial artist, female protagonist, parent child relationship, ninja ...
Place: japan
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High-Kick Girl! (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martial arts purists -- not to mention fans of miniskirt-clad, high-kicking karate girls -- will welcome the tightly choreographed fight scenes and slow-motion scuffles in this film about a teenage karate phenom eager to take down her older peers. ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, karate, rivalry, female martial artist, gang, master warrior, ambition, danger, escapades, crimes, battles, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Spencer returns to the world of Jumanji, prompting his friends, his grandfather and his grandfather’s friend to enter a different and more dangerous version to save him.
Style: funny, breathtaking, captivating, surprise ending, colourful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, adventurer, body swapping, superhuman powers, magic, female martial artist, quest, violence, friendship, teamwork, surrealism ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: new hampshire
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, fairy tale, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, good versus evil, adventure, bounty hunter, black magic, witch hunt, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, witches, danger ...
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Shanghai Knights (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, good versus evil, adventure, partners, friends, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, odd couple, revenge, cowboy ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: china, new york, england, nevada, europe ...
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Novoland: Eagle Flag (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Lü Guichen is the heir of the nomadic Qingyang tribe, and is sent to the Eastern Land as hostage. He meets Ji Ye, an unfavoured illegitimate son who is training to become a warrior, and Yu Ran, the princess of the Winged tribe. The three become ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: romance, magic, strong female lead, prince, female martial artist, strong female character, female warrior, fantasy world, martial arts, curse, princess, culture clash ...
Place: ancient china
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Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, known as Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series outside of the U.S., is a cartoon series based on the popular Mortal Kombat video game series. Produced by Threshold Entertainment and Film Roman, it aired on the USA ...
Style: stylized
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, female warrior, karate, kung fu, fictional war, martial artist, violence, female martial artist, super villain, female fighter, warrior ...
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Totally Spies! (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: France, South Korea, USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Totally Spies! depicts three girlfriends 'with an attitude' who have to cope with their daily lives at high school as well as the unpredictable pressures of international espionage. They confront the most intimidating - and demented - of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, ironic, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: female friendship, female spy, spy, espionage, super villain, high school, secret mission, youth, government agency, danger, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, japan, france, europe, usa ...
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Dark Angel (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Super soldier Max Guevera tries to live a normal life in post-apocalyptic Seattle while eluding capture by government agents from the covert biotech facility she escaped from as a child and searching for her genetically-enhanced brothers and sisters ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, super soldier, secret government organization, future dystopia, genetic engineering, cloning, double life, hidden identity, superhuman powers, secret movement, righting the wronged, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington d.c.
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Lady of Steel (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young swordswoman named Fang Ying-qi (Cheng Pei-Pei) sets out to join a gathering of the martial world’s leading warriors under the banner of Lord Xia (Fang Mien) and the Flying Dragon Clan. Their mission is to organize the defense of their ...
Plot: female martial artist, fistfight, chinese, kung fu master, stylized violence, brawl, one woman army, revenge, kung fu fighting, martial art, tough girl, kung fu ...
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Ten Tigers of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The noble Ten Tigers, one woman and nine men, protect their Cantonese region the villainous Lord Yung and his underlings. When Yung kidnaps the wife of one of the Tiger's students, the Tigers disguise themselves as a Princess and her followers ...
Plot: female martial artist, martial artist, martial art, hand to hand combat, fighting style, kung fu classic, beating, fistfight, tough guy, kung fu fighting, stylized violence, kung fu master ...
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Velvet Smooth (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnnie Hill plays Velvet Smooth in this soft-core crime meller. The slinky Ms. Smooth is head of a private detective agency, specializing in protecting the unprotectable. Her current client is in deep with a murderous numbers racket. So Velvet ...
Plot: karate, female martial artist, casino, pantyhose, female fighter, gangster, kicked in the face, karate kick, martial arts, black woman, hand to hand combat, tough girl ...
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009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marking the 75th anniversary of his birth, Shotaro Ishinomori's classic spy heroine manga "009-1" has been adapted into a live-action motion picture for the first time ever.
Plot: cyborgs, human trafficking, zombie, distopia, future dystopia, female assassin, murder, surrealism, tough girl, spy, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Place: japan
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BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of martial arts students are enjoying a reunion party when a bomb goes off in the building. When they wake up, some of their friends have been kidnapped and they soon find a group of assassins coming after them. The only way to survive is to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, master warrior, heroic mission, danger, crimes, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, heroes, trapped in a building, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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Come Drink with Me (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cheng Pei-pei plays Golden Swallow, a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor's kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, kung fu master, master warrior, martial arts, monastery, fistfight, showdown, severed arm, hotel, murder, female warrior ...
Place: china, asia
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Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: rough, serious, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, elimination, adventure, deadly, danger, introspection, visceral ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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