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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with martial artist, martial arts, fight, master warrior, rivalry, fistfight, violence, heroes, hand to hand combat and brutality 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: The Untamed (2019), Shaolin (2011), Best of the Best (1989), Mortal Kombat (2021), Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010), Muay Thai Fighter (2007), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Rumble in the Bronx (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).

List of martial artist movies

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: yaoi, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, visually appealing
Plot: homosexual subtext, magical power, martial artist, reincarnation, heroes, exorcist, fantasy world, chinese, young man, talent, death, 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, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: monk, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, martial arts, martial artist, shaolin monk, monastery, wu shu, state affairs, refugee, conquering, dictatorship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial artist, martial arts, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, power relations, rivalry, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
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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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial arts tournament, martial artist, fighting movie, fight, save the world, alternate dimension, chase, god, superhuman powers, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, japan
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial artist, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, hitman, tough heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, muay thai, martial arts, friendship, gang, crimes, one man army, master warrior, gangsters, heroes, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, heroes, school, tragic hero, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, street life, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, gangsters, hostage, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
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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, aristocracy, martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, tough girl, female warrior, ninja ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, partners against crime, martial artist, district attorney, brutality, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, crime, good versus evil, police investigation, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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, contemplative, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, superhero, martial artist, tough guy, heroes, good versus evil, violence, rescue, fistfight, combat, fight ...
Time: 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1996, 2020s
Place: usa, san francisco
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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: suspenseful, exciting, heroic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, martial artist, courage, heroes, hopes, fistfight, kung fu ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 50s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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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, semi serious, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, fistfight, kung fu, farce, martial artist, heroes, good versus evil, goofy hero, boxing, cult, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
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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, epic, enigmatic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, dalmatian, fight, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
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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, exciting, tense, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, courage, warrior, wing chun, kung fu, sino japanese war, bravery, invasion, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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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: touching, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, martial artist, rivalry, teenage life, troublemaker, high school, high school life, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love and romance, breaking point ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: street fighter, boxing, fight, fighting movie, athlete and trainer, rivalry, kickboxing, kickboxer, streetfighting, urban ghetto, martial artist, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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Bruce Lee in G.O.D. (2000)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bruce Lee in G.O.D. is a "docudrama" about the filming of Game of Death. The first 40 minutes of the film is a dramitisation of events before Lee dropped filming for GOD to do Enter the Dragon, interspersed with interviews with people ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, actor, martial artist, tough guy, warrior, archive footage, asian, karate kick, master warrior, wing chun, barefoot ...
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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, warrior, martial arts, adventure, betrayal, martial arts training, traitor, battles, female warrior, showdown, fight ...
Time: 16th century
Place: indonesia
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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: semi serious, twists and turns, brutal, buddy comedy, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt collector, mafia, martial artist, gangsters, friendship between men, partners in crime, unlikely friendships, dark humor, criminal's revenge, deliberate cruelty, dishonor among criminals, crime boss ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, martial arts, martial arts training, fighting movie, fight, tournament, martial artist, fistfight, kickboxer, kickboxing, sport ...
Time: contemporary
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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, folk hero ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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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, suspenseful, rough, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, ninja, heroes, distopia, vengeance, mortal combat, master warrior, danger, future dystopia, ambition, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: usa
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, giant, revolution, politics, chinese history, danger, patriotism, hopes, empress, occupation, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hong kong, asia
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, muay thai, tough guy, one man army, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, wrestler, theft, bet, sadism, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, tournament, fist fighting, streetfighting, drifter, fistfight, fighting movie, martial arts, gangsters, fight, heroes, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fistfight, martial arts, gang, fighting the system, gang war, fight, corruption, undercover cop, drug dealing, prison, hand to hand combat ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hong kong
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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: disturbing, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: drug cartel, japanese mafia, gangsters, martial artist, criminal syndicate, martial arts, drug dealing, fight, rivalry, danger, mafia, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, mexico, japan
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Cobra Kai (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the ...
Style: motivational, light, exciting, captivating, semi serious
Plot: karate, dojo, master apprentice relationship, martial arts training, martial arts, fight, rivalry, teenager, starting over, middle aged man, martial artist, punch ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: southern california, california
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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, silly humor, martial arts, heroes, heroic mission, obsessive quest, vengeance, rivalry, prodigy, crimes, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
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