Martial artist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant martial artist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining and stylized films and TV shows about / with martial artist, martial arts, master warrior, fight, heroes, revenge, rivalry, fistfight, violence and kung fu 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 artist: Muay Thai Fighter (2007), Mortal Kombat (2021), The Untamed (2019), Shaolin (2011), Rumble in the Bronx (1995), Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010), Best of the Best (1989), Ninja Assassin (2009), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), The Perfect Weapon (1991).

List of martial artist movies

Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, muay thai, martial arts, gang, friendship, master warrior, gangsters, crimes, one man army, boxing, heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: asia, thailand
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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A failing boxer uncovers a family secret that leads him to a mystical tournament called Mortal Kombat where he meets a group of warriors who fight to the death in order to save the realms from the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung.
Style: dark fantasy, epic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, martial arts tournament, graphic violence, fight scenes, fight, save the world, chase, shaolin monk, alternate dimension, ninja ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, japan
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The Untamed (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wuxian strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wangji. When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan’s chief in a plot to bring ...
Style: captivating, yaoi, unusual plot structure, suspense, visually appealing ...
Plot: homosexual subtext, reincarnation, exorcist, heroes, martial artist, chinese, young man, talent, magical power, coping, past, magic ...
Place: ancient china, china
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Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin, wu shu, monk, monastery, conquering, martial artist, shaolin kung fu, kung fu, dictatorship, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, 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, kung fu, gang, adventure, fight, gangsters, street life, supermarket, righting the wronged, revenge, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, bronx new york city, new york ...
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, superhero, warrior, kung fu, martial artist, fight, heroes, giant monster, portal, assassin, monster, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, year 1996, 90s
Place: china, usa, san francisco, north america
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Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010)
Genre: Short, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 8 min.
Story: MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH is a short film released by Kevin Tancharoen (Director) in 2010. It was originally made as a proof of concept for Tancharoen's pitch to Warner Brothers for a reboot movie franchise. This 8-minute short features an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial artist, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, adventure, tough heroes, hitman, working undercover, escapades, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
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Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: inspirational, emotional, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, martial arts tournament, sport, culture clash, underdog, vengeance, redemption, fight, taekwondo, kung fu, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: seoul, hong kong, asia, south korea, korea
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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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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, sexy, talky, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, fight, kung fu master, samurai, master warrior, dalmatian, heroes, hopes, folk hero, tai chi ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: china, las vegas, tokyo, hong kong, japan ...
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The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old ...
Style: psychotronic, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, one man army, friendship, martial artist, showdown, father son estrangement, homecoming, teacher student relationship, revenge, brother brother relationship, crime boss ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, kung fu master, fight, farce, boxing, heroes, good versus evil, goofy hero, righting the wronged, silly humor ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
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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, epic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, human spirit, wing chun, warrior, courage, bravery, martial artist, fight, training, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1937, 1930s
Place: china, ancient china, tokyo, hong kong, japan ...
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El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Tokyo business man returns to his home country of Mexico where he must battle rivals to replace his grandfather as the head of a cartel.
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: japanese mafia, drug cartel, martial artist, criminal syndicate, gangsters, martial arts, mafia, syndicate, adaptation, drug dealing, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, mexico, tokyo
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Word of Honor (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Zhou Zi Shu gets embroiled in a conspiracy in the martial arts world after quitting his job as the leader of an organization tasked with protecting royalty. He meets Wen Ke Xing, a mysterious martial artist who escapes from the Ghost Valley to ...
Style: yaoi, exciting, disturbing, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: martial arts, homosexual subtext, seductive behavior, martial artist, gay interest, sword fight, lgbt, love story, rebirth, clan, adventure, revenge ...
Place: ancient china
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: intense, colourful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, culture clash, master warrior, kung fu, 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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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, partners against crime, vigilante, brutality, martial artist, heroes, police investigation, crimes, good versus evil, law enforcement, ex soldier, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: texas, southern usa, usa, dallas texas
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Earthrealm heroes must journey to the Outworld and fight for the survival of their homeland, invaded by the forces of evil warlord Shao Kahn, in the tournament to end all tournaments: the final Mortal Kombat.
Style: adult animation, captivating, exciting, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, martial artist, kung fu, native american, ninjitsu, mortal combat, bloody violence, martial arts, intense violence, graphic violence, female warrior, fight for supremacy ...
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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, intense, colourful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, female martial artist, kung fu, fight, warrior, tough girl, romance, unspoken love, mixed martial arts, martial artist ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia, beijing china
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Road House (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, stripper, violence, bar fight, bouncer, nightclub, gangsters, murder, fistfight, fish out of water, violent ...
Time: 80s
Place: memphis, missouri, usa
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Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: exciting, serious, sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superheroine, supernatural, good versus evil, female assassin, adventure, martial arts, master warrior, vigilante, assassin, uninhibited rivalry, youth, female protagonist ...
Time: 2000s
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Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A model student transfers to the notorious Jungmoon High School known for its severe corporal punishment by teachers and power struggles between school gangs.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, bruce lee, martial artist, rivalry, teenage life, troublemaker, youth, buddies, love and romance, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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Wiro Sableng: 212 Warrior (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Wiro is sent by his master Sinto Gendeng to stop Mahesa Birawa from ruining the whole kingdom.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: martial artist, master warrior, martial arts training, warrior, good versus evil, betrayal, adventure, medieval, fight, female warrior, showdown, traitor ...
Time: 16th century
Place: indonesia
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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ip Man’s promising career as a Policeman is ruined after he is framed for murder and targeted by a mob boss’s daughter.
Style: emotional, brutal, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wing chun, tai chi, martial arts, kung fu, fight, martial artist, medieval, battles, master warrior, teacher, invasion, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, china
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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, bloody, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang war, female martial artist, blacksmith, lone hero, betrayal, femme fatale, brutality, vengeance, gold, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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Princess Agents (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the Warring Period, the Western Wei enslaved large numbers of civilians. The slave girl, Chu Qiao, is thrown into a forest along with other slaves and becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. She is saved by the Prince of Northern ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: slave girl, power struggle, martial arts, chinese emperor, romance, couple relations, sword fight, female warrior, secret service, love triangle, slavery, murder ...
Place: china, ancient china
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Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, fight, superhero, kung fu, vengeance, revenge, martial arts tournament, mentor, violence, distopia, brutality ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: usa
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, thought provoking, inspirational, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, shaolin, fight, samurai, revenge, martial artist, kung fu classic, shaolin kung fu, vengeance, rebellion, medieval ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong, asia
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The Debt Collector (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A classically-trained martial artist goes to work as a debt collector for the mob. The job seems easy enough, until one “client” pulls him into a situation deeper than could ever be expected.
Style: entertaining, semi serious, brutal, buddy comedy, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt collector, mafia, martial artist, gangsters, friendship between men, partners in crime, unlikely friendships, twists and turns, criminal's revenge, dark humor, martial arts, fight scenes ...
Place: dublin ireland
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Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: teenager, chase, life turned upside down, young heroes, on the run, cia, uncover truth, disorder, special agents, heroes, kidnapping, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, new york, london
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