Martial artist movies and TV shows – page 5

List of martial artist movies

Soul Land (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Tang San spent his life in the Tang Outer Sect, dedicated to the creation and mastery of hidden weapons. Once he stole the secret lore of the Inner Sect to reach the pinnacle of his art, his only way out was death. But after throwing himself off the ...
Style: scenic, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, thought provoking ...
Plot: magical, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, supernatural ability, bravery, twists and turns, alternate world, martial arts, alternate universe, fight scenes, fight for justice ...
Place: ancient china
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Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, airport, hijacking, motorcycle, martial arts, tough guy, terrorist, one man army, fbi, passenger ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.
Style: ridiculous, exciting, biting, breathtaking, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: jungle, mission, team, adventurer, game, zoologist, friendship, video game, high school, blonde, curse, magic ...
Time: year 1996, year 2016, 90s, 2010s
Place: new hampshire, hawaii
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The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, martial arts, competition, female fighter, hitman, surveillance, prize, fight, confession, death, fight to the death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, miami, brazil, united kingdom
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Samurai Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Japanese organized crime imbeds itself within LA, the police turn to one man to take down the deadly Yakuza — Joe Marshall, aka "The Samurai." With his fearless swagger and rock hard jaw, The Samurai tears a two-fisted hole through ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, humorous, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, katana, womanizer, police detective, samurai, gangsters, female criminal, exploitation, psychopath, gang, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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Duel to Death (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, cult film
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kung fu, samurai, medieval, kung fu classic, fight, duel, sword duel, giant, martial artist, swordsman ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, japan, hong kong, asia
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, gangsters, vengeance, frame up, organized crime, prison, murder, vigilante, chinese mafia, revenge, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, paris france, asia, new york
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Nowhere to Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.
Style: exciting, sexy, suspense, political, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: martial arts, farm, chase, motorcycle, prison escape, fight, redemption, vengeance, on the run, eviction, manhunt, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: hawaii
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Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police officer, police investigation, investigation, violence, gang, police station, police detective, partners against crime, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia, california ...
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Firewalker (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache horde of gold.
Style: buddy comedy, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, martial arts, adventurer, curse, treasure hunter, treasure hunt, archaeologist, sarcasm, disguise, temple, gold, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
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The Expert (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It was a brutal murder that sent deranged psychopath Martin Kagan to prison. It was a naive deputy warden that granted him a stay of execution. Now, the police department's tactical defence instructor, John Lomax, wants revenge for his beloved ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vigilantism, murder, swat team, heroes, serial killer, psychopath, martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, vengeance, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: exciting, humorous, sexy, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prophecy, good versus evil, adventure, monk, heroes, culture clash, superhero, master warrior, supernatural, supernatural ability, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1943, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, tibet, san francisco, usa ...
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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: steampunk, adventure, martial arts, inventor, scientist, journey, around the world, disney, on the road, road trip, chase, race against time ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: paris france, san francisco, london, china, latin america ...
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Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: suspense, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, conspiracy, aikido, corruption, crimes, brutality, police officer, vengeance, undercover, drug dealing, cia, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, california, japan ...
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Muay Thai Giant (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gentle giant Barney Emerald is drugged and robbed while on holiday in Pattaya. He befriends two Thai siblings, one of which is a muay-thai kick-boxing champion, and stays with them until he can recover his passport. Unfortunately the hunt for his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, gangsters, siblings relations, misfit, athlete's life, fighting crime, crimes, dishonesty, one man army, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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The Green Hornet (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
TV show
Story: A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato. After Bruce Lee's untimely death in 1973, and the global success of 'Enter The Dragon', two 90-minute feature films were ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: superhero, heroes, vigilantism, crime fighter, crimes, undercover, fighting crime, friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, organized crime, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The film opens with a Saiyan Space pod flying through space and crash-landing on Earth out of which a wounded Saiyan crawls out: Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan. The wounded Broly shouts out in frustation and turns into normal form. The place soon ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: martial arts, warrior, opponent, save the world, brutality, heroes, battles, martial artist, giant monster, violence, super strength, supernatural power ...
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Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, super strength, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, master villain ...
Place: asia, japan
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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The Z Warriors discover an unopenable music box and are told to open it with the dragon balls. The contents turn out to be a warrior named Tapion who had sealed himself inside along with a monster called Hildegarn. Goku must now perfect a new ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, supernatural, adventure, chaos, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, evil alien, martial artist, silly humor, farce ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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They Call Me Bruce? (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Get set for all the zany fun in this hilarious comedy about an Asian immigrant that everyone calls "Bruce", because of his resemblance to the legendary Bruce Lee. Bruce unknowingly works as cook for the Mob and is duped into making ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, satire, kung fu, culture clash, mafia, chase, family, male nudity, camp, life philosophy, childhood, twists and turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, australia, usa, new york, chicago illinois ...
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The Clutch of Power (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rogue swordsman known as "Soul of the Sword" kills the father of a young Kung Fu expert, who teams up with a Drunken Monk to put an end to Soul of the Sword’s reign of terror, and thwart the Mongol invasion.
Plot: duel, revenge, martial arts, martial artist, sword fight, kung fu, kung fu classic
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Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: The heroes from the hard-hitting MORTAL KOMBAT video game explode onto the screen in this pulse-pounding animated action-adventure video. Discover the origin of your favorite character as Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang travel to a mystical ...
Plot: superhero, monster, video game, martial artist, destiny, martial arts, surrealism, tournament, sorcerer
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Lady Street Fighter (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Exotic Eastern European beauty, Linda Allen, flies in to Los Angeles to track down the evil mobsters who tortured and murdered her sister. Meanwhile, the mobsters are trying to find a tape with information that would be incriminating to them. ...
Plot: female fighter, martial arts, strong female lead, woman with a gun, martial artist, police, exploitation, car chase, murder, phone sex, fistfight, showdown ...
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, vengeance, heroes, master warrior, orphan, fistfight, samurai, medieval, betrayal, kung fu classic ...
Place: china, japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia ...
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Jiu Jitsu (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Every six years, an ancient order of jiu-jitsu fighters joins forces to battle a vicious race of alien invaders. But when a celebrated war hero goes down in defeat, the fate of the planet and mankind hangs in the balance.
Style: light, stylized, intense, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: martial arts, chosen one, battles, chase, heroes, mission, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, student, intergenerational friendship ...
Place: burma
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Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: neurotic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, lawyer, factory, art, dishonesty, cons and scams, karate, courtroom, gangsters, chase ...
Time: 80s
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, political corruption, martial arts, traitor, treason, joseon dynasty, political intrigue, government corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorist, terrorism, female fighter, cia, woman with a gun, prison escape, secret agents, espionage, heroes, undercover, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Expect No Mercy (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader Warbeck is training assassins to become even more efficient ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: martial arts, virtual reality, assassination, undercover, kidnapping, espionage, crimes, man versus machine, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: suspense, serious, sexy, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, vigilantism, police, gangsters, fighting crime, adventure, drug dealing, partners, rivalry, working undercover, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, hong kong, california, usa
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