Martial artist movies and TV shows – page 4

List of martial artist movies

Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.
Style: brutal, intense, suspense, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, corruption, violence, sword fight, good versus evil, fight, fistfight, mixed martial arts, one against many, warrior, martial artist ...
Time: 1910s
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 6.9
 27K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, smuggling, factory, master warrior, fight, brutality, revenge, drugs, gang, fight scenes, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, thailand, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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 4.6
 400
Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: martial arts, police officer killed, violence, kung fu master, gangsters, villain, martial artist, arrest, sword fight, police officer, police raid, buddy cop ...
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Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this rousing sequel to Kickboxer, Tong Po broods about his defeat at the hands of Kurt Sloan. Po and his managers resort to drastic measures to goad Kurt into the ring for a rematch.
Style: feel good, rough, serious, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, fight, vengeance, mentor, fight scenes, master warrior, kickboxer, violence, tough heroes, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: egypt
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Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
Style: exciting, suspense, atmospheric, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, bruce lee, kung fu, kung fu master, kung fu fighting, martial artist, jeet kune do, fight scenes, heroes, athlete's life, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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 5.4
 39K
Snake Eyes (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After saving the life of their heir apparent, tenacious loner Snake Eyes is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage where he is taught the ways of the ninja warrior. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes' ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: ninja, snake, female warrior, mysterious character, martial arts, master warrior, female ninja, ninja master, fight, battles, warrior, showdown ...
Time: 2020s
Place: tokyo, japan, washington state, los angeles
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 4.9
 554
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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Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ninjas with bloodline limits begin disappearing in all the countries and blame points toward the fire nation. By Tsunade's order, Kakashi is sacrificed to prevent an all out war. After inheriting charms left by Kakashi, Naruto fights through ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, fight, ninja master, ninja magic, martial artist, ninja warrior, martial arts, supernatural ability, rescue ...
Place: japan
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Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, cons and scams, against the odds, righting the wronged, rivalry, partners, crimes, wing chun, heroic mission, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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Street Fighter Alpha: Generations (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When Ryu returns to pay homage to his deceased mentor, Gouken, he is tormented by disturbing memories of his master's killer (Gouki). In a quest to become a true martial arts master, he sets out to hone his street fighting skills and deliver ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, street fighter, adventure, master warrior, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, rivalry, haunted by the past, combat, tragic past, fight ...
Time: 2000s
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The Paper Tigers (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.
Style: funny, humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, kung fu, murder, fight, kung fu classic, showdown, vengeance, chase, mob boss, farce, mentor ...
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Memories Of The Sword (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.
Style: emotional, captivating, stylized, colourful, atmospheric
Plot: martial arts, fight, revenge, medieval, love story, culture clash, love, martial artist, master warrior, female warrior, fantasy world, disguise ...
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 8.5
 184K
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: light, exciting, motivational, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: martial arts, karate, dojo, martial arts training, master apprentice relationship, starting over, teenager, fight, middle aged man, father son relationship, father figure, rivalry ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: california, southern california
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 7.1
 8K
The Legend (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list ...
Style: humorous, stylized, sexy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fight, romance, wu shu, medieval, violence, vengeance, fantasy world, fight scenes, gunfight, weapons ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A retelling of Dragon Ball's origins, this is a different version of the meeting of Goku, Bulma, Oolong, and Yamucha. They are all looking for the dragon balls for different reasons when they cross paths with an evil king named Gourmeth, who is ...
Plot: friendship, martial arts, greed, master warrior, soldier, alien, super villain, martial artist, cartoon violence, fall in love, heroes, fictional planet ...
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The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, kung fu, yakuza, samurai, tragic hero, martial artist, karate, brutality, master warrior, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 70s
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Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As Goku investigates the destruction of the Southern Galaxy, Vegeta is taken to be King of the New Planet Vegeta, and to destroy the Legenday Super Saiyan, Brolly.
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, father son relationship, martial artist, super villain, heroes, battles, chaos, save the world, supernatural, rivalry, babies and infants ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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 4.3
 374
No Contest II (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sharon Bell is back, this time she must stop a terrorist plot to smuggle Nazi nerve gas.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, female fighter, woman with a gun, women, murder, martial artist, terrorist plot, femme fatale, hostage, hijacking, heist ...
Time: 90s
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: bloody, stylized, talky, affectionate, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, ninja, samurai, assassin, master warrior, cult, gunfight, violence, villain, martial artist, duel ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: political intrigue, justice, chinese history, loyalty, betrayal, father son relationship, advisor, chinese, battles, friendship, escape, deception ...
Place: china, ancient china
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The Final Master (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Determined to pass down his art, the Final Master of Wing Chun is caught in a power struggle with malicious local officials and ultimately must choose between personal honor and his master’s dying wish.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: kung fu, wing chun, martial arts, martial arts school, master warrior, rivalry, wartime life, battles, medieval, training, warrior, culture clash ...
Time: year 1932, 1930s
Place: china
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Short, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, dark
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, fight for supremacy, martial arts tournament, rivalry, championship, wing chun, opponent, master warrior, superhero, kung fu ...
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Karate for Life (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The last of the Masutatsu Oyama trilogy. Oyama takes a job as a professional wrestler in Okinawa, but when he discovers that he is expected to take a dive, he quits in disgust. However, when a friend finds herself in desperate need of medical ...
Plot: martial arts, karate, kung fu, fight, martial artist, martial arts school, legendary hero, korean, kung fu classic, one man army, one against many, ambush ...
Place: japan
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Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher's ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, medieval, fight, karate, exploitation, monster, samurai, master warrior, kung fu fighting, martial artist ...
Place: asia
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 7.5
 17K
Iron Monkey (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, robin hood, violence, monk, medieval, redemption, fight scenes, gunfight, ninja, mythology ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan, asia
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The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers ...
Style: parody, funny, absurd, satirical, witty ...
Plot: journalism, satire, terrorism, television, politics, office, racism, stereotypes, media, adaptation, corruption, absurdism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.0
 6K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: suspense, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, good versus evil, brutality, betrayal, assassin, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, south america, paris france, mexico
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No Retreat, No Surrender (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a ...
Style: serious, surprise ending, exciting, psychotronic, retro ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts training, karate, kickboxing, training, ghost, rivalry, vengeance, jeet kune do, revenge, tournament, fistfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, washington state, usa, russia, california ...
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Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, father son relationship, holiday, toys, family, adventure, christmas party, parents and children, family life, postman, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.0
 1K
Ikkitousen (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
TV show
Story: Seven schools are constantly "at war" with each other, and the students have become skilled fighters and constantly battle with rival schools. Their lives and fates are guided by strange jewels that contain the spirits and destinies of ...
Style: ecchi, exciting, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, female fighter, martial arts, destiny, fight for supremacy, adventure, teenage life, against the odds, opponent, ambition, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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