The Best MMA Movies Films

The Best MMA Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must feature mixed martial arts fighting

Over the past decade, MMA fights have risen from the underground into a legitimate sport, spawning countless pay-per-view events and a reality TV show. Two fighters in an octagon ring is considered by many to be the closest sport we have to a refined street brawl. The fighting movies on this list cover all genres, although most of them are action and dramas. As MMA becomes more entrenched in our sports culture, we can expect to see even more good MMA fight movies making their way into our theaters.

These are films that focus on the sport of mixed martial arts as a central theme. We've also included a few other fighting movies, because they're awesome. What are the best MMA movies? What's your favorite fight movie? If there are any MMA films you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. 

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    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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    Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters

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    Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross

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    Scott Adkins, Robert Costanzo, Lateef Crowder

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    Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Michael Jai White, Lyoto Machida, Evan Peters

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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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    Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

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    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard

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    Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li

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    Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Sorapong Chatree

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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    Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind, Xian Gao

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    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

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    Michael Jai White, Devon Sawa, Neal McDonough

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    Circle of Pain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MMA Movies


    Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Kimbo Slice

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    Bai Ling, Vinnie Jones, Forrest Griffin

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III

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    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo

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    added by kingchillin22
    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Tapped (2013) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MMA Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by RichardEdwardG.Lacson
    Tapped (2013) A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.

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    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou

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    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow

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    Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Quinton Jackson

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    Ip Man Zero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MMA Movies


    Ip Man Zero

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    added by BaretGibot
    David Boreanaz, Eric Roberts, Chris Penn

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    often listed & added by bojanthebest
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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    Damage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MMA Movies

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Laura Vandervoort, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Walton Goggins

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sxmenthol
    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li

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    Fearless (2006) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MMA Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by RichardEdwardG.Lacson
    Fearless (2006)

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sandysingh
    Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX

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    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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    often listed
    Tatsuya Naka, Yuji Suzuki, Akihito Yagi

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MBInsomniac
    Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais, Yoo Seungjun

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng

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    Jet Li, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio

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    Eva Mendes, Steven Seagal, DMX

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