Martial arts tournament movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant martial arts tournament movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough and intense films and TV shows about / with martial arts tournament, martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, fight, fistfight, violence, heroes, kung fu and mixed martial arts plots mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as martial arts tournament: Best of the Best (1989), Mortal Kombat (2021), Lady Bloodfight (2016), Tekken (2010), Fearless (2006), Black Belt (2007), Kickboxer (1989), BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010), The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002), The God of High School (2020).

List of martial arts tournament movies

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, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
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 6.1
 165K
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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, martial arts tournament, fight, save the world, alternate dimension, chase, superhuman powers, shaolin monk, magic, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, japan
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the vicious slaughter of his family by stone-cold mercenary Sub-Zero, Hanzo Hasashi is exiled to the torturous Netherrealm. There, in exchange for his servitude to the sinister Quan Chi, he’s given a chance to avenge his family – and is ...
Style: brutal, intense, exciting, bloody, adult animation
Plot: martial arts tournament, fight to the death, ninja, master warrior, revenge, sorcerer, martial arts, fight, villain, save the world, rivalry, fistfight ...
Place: china
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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, martial arts tournament, kickboxer, athlete and trainer, bully, kickboxing, martial arts, boxing, undisciplined, ambition, sport, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Lady Bloodfight (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking through Japan, when her raw street fighting skills draw the attention of Oshima, Japanese karate champion, who recruits and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground ...
Style: captivating, tense, intense, suspense
Plot: martial arts tournament, revenge, martial arts, women fight, gambling, crimes, mentor protege relationship, human spirit, determination, mentor, brutality, training ...
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 4.8
 27K
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, martial arts tournament, heroes, distopia, vengeance, mortal combat, kung fu, master warrior, future dystopia, master villain, ambition ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: usa
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 7.6
 76K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, redemption, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, childhood, warrior, qing dynasty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, hong kong ...
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 6.9
 2K
Black Belt (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in 1932, amid the rise of militarism after the establishment of the Manchukuo colony in Northeast China, the story centers on a trio of karateka. Studying under their aging master in a small dojo in the woods of central Kyushu, Choei, Taikan and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: karate, martial arts tournament, martial arts, soldier, heroes, battles, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, self defense, instructor, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, asia
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 6.4
 55K
Kickboxer (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, muay thai, martial arts tournament, fight, master warrior, heroes, vengeance, revenge, graphic violence, hopes, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, martial arts tournament, master warrior, heroic mission, rivalry, crimes, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, competition, trapped in a building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prisoners are dying at the Ogden Correctional Institution, a prison where a corrupt Warden has taken justice and business into his own hands. In the bowels of this prison, an underground fighting society has been formed. The Circuit is flourishing ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, capoeira, prison, criminal's revenge, prison life, college, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
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The God of High School (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When an island half-disappears from the face of the earth, a mysterious organization sends out invitations for a tournament to every skilled fighter in the world. "If you win you can have ANYTHING you want," they claim. They’re ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, exciting, whimsical
Plot: martial arts, friends, martial arts tournament, secret organization, high school student, fight, supernatural power, worship, contests and competitions, artifact, supernatural, school ...
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 7.3
 219K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: karate, teaching the ways of the world, martial arts, teenager, human spirit, underdog, teenage life, cheerleader, martial arts tournament, sport, coming of age, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt, the younger of the two, has always been in his brother Eric’s shadow, and despite his talent has been told he lacks the instinct ...
Style: suspenseful, inspirational, road movie, intense, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, martial arts training, martial arts tournament, vengeance, revenge, brother brother relationship, master warrior, mixed martial arts, mentor, muscleman, fistfight, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: venice beach california, thailand
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Forced to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, parents and children, master warrior, contests and competitions, siblings relations, family relations, heroes, ambition, mixed martial arts, violence, kickboxing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: rough, exciting, intense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, martial artist, martial arts tournament, kung fu, intense violence, bloody violence, graphic violence, mortal combat, martial arts, native american, ninjitsu, fight for supremacy ...
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 38K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, master warrior, martial arts tournament, graphic violence, mortal combat, contests and competitions, opponent, tough heroes, ambition, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 3.9
 350
The Circuit (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, haunted by the past, tough heroes, one man army, ambition, rivalry, martial arts tournament, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 3.9
 348
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, contests and competitions, rivalry, siblings relations, strong violent content, family relations, athlete's life, mixed martial arts, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, underground tournament, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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Good Guys Go to Heaven, Bad Guys Go to Pattaya (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Franky and Krimo dream of leaving the grey grime of their neighborhood behind and of traveling to the famous and diabolical Thai beach resort of Pattaya. To get there cheaply, the two friends have the crazy idea of registering, unbeknownst to him, ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, absurd, buddy comedy
Plot: martial arts tournament, chase, friends, escapades, adventure, goofy hero, bandit, nothing goes right, disorder, dwarf, vacation, stupidity ...
Place: thailand
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, fight for supremacy, master warrior, rivalry, championship, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, opponent, mortal combat, heroes ...
Is relevant ?
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, karate, master warrior, family, friendship, against the odds, teachers and students, coming of age, rivalry, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, tahiti, los angeles, japan ...
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin, island, tough heroes, drug lord, strong man, contests and competitions, spy, martial arts tournament, shaolin monk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
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 4.6
 1K
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, siblings relations, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, karate ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Duel of Legends (2023)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: Duel of Legends is directed by Hector Echavarria and is about a Chinese boy who is left to survive by himself because his parents were murdered by rebels. The boy is raised by a Temple Monk who teaches the boy the secrets of the Martial arts. When ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: karate, martial arts, fight, martial arts tournament, master warrior, wrestler, showdown, fistfight, violence, tough guy, heroes, warrior ...
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The Ultimate Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An annual contest brings together the fiercest fighters on a remote island to earn the title of the Ultimate Champion. Two fighters must join forces to win the tournament and escape with their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, cult film
Plot: tough guy, heroes, warrior, wrestler, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, competition, abduction, betrayal, male female relationship, martial arts, underground tournament ...
Is relevant ?
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, muay thai, wrestler, one man army, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, thief, theft, robbery, sadism, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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Harder They Fall (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 20 year old kickboxers from opposite ends of Miami, one rich one poor, battle for triumph in sport and their own identities in this coming-of-age action/drama.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: fight, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, tough heroes, sport, self discovery, social differences, nothing to lose, kickboxing, martial arts tournament, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
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Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kick-box champion David Sloan arrives in Rio de Janeiro for an exhibition fight. He and mentor Xian take pity on Brazilian rascal Marcos Coasta, an urchin who offers guide services but routinely steals from tourists for himself and his older sister ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fight, tough heroes, kidnapping, martial arts tournament, sparring, brothel, one against many, one man army, mixed martial arts, tough guy ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 3K
Bloodsport 2 (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. One of the guards, Demon, feels upset by Alex appearance and tortures him as often as he gets the ...
Style: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, prison life, contests and competitions, rivalry, mixed martial arts, heroes, tournament, underground fighting, prison brawl, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
Is relevant ?