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List Rules Vote up your favorite martial arts films that were released in the 1990s

On this list of the greatest ‘90s kung fu and other martial arts movies, you'll find all of your favorite action stars: Wesley Snipes, Keanu Reeves, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Jackie Chan. These martial artists all kicked, punched, and dodged their way to the top in these '90s kung fu films.


What are the best ‘90s kung fu and other martial arts movies? Hollywood franchises like
The Matrix, Blade, and Rush Hour all made the cut, as did Hong Kong films like Iron Monkey and Fist of Legend, starring Jet Li. Although The Matrix is a distinctly Americanized film, it borrowed elements of the Chinese kung fu style of wuxia, including flying and use of weapons. It also managed to retain some of the grittier kung fu features of ‘70s Hong Kong films, such as unarmed combat and the use of an antihero.

On this list, you’ll also find familiar names in the director’s chair. Hong Kong legend Sammo Hung, whose work spans decades of martial arts cinema, teams up with another legend, Jackie Chan, for the “Kung Fu Comedy”
Mr. Nice Guy.


There are many good ‘90s kung fu and other martial arts movies to choose from, so help us re-rank this list. Vote up the best '90s kung fu flicks, and let us know what you think in the comment section.

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Kung Fu Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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The Legend of Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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Rush Hour Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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Fist of Legend Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Once Upon a Time in China Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng

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Iron Monkey Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang

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Mortal Kombat Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

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Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

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Universal Soldier Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Jerry Orbach

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Operation Condor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Kung Fu Movies

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner

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Who Am I? Jackie Chan, Ed Nelson, Kane Kosugi

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Story of Ricky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Kung Fu Movies
Story of Ricky

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Hard Target Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Wilford Brimley

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Beverly Hills Ninja Chris Rock, Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan

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Wing Chun Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Cheng Pei-pei

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Twin Dragons Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, David Chiang

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Hard to Kill Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler

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Marked for Death Steven Seagal, Danielle Harris, Keith David

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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Out for Justice Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies, Gina Gershon

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Mr. Nice Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Kung Fu Movies
Mr. Nice Guy Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick

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Lionheart Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard

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The Legend Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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Double Impact Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cory Everson, Julie Strain

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City Hunter Jackie Chan, Gary Daniels, Chingmy Yau

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Showdown in Little Tokyo Tia Carrere, Brandon Lee, Dolph Lundren

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Once Upon a Time in China II Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

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twin warriors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '90s Kung Fu Movies
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Street Fighter Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ming-Na Wen - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Death Warrant Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dean Martin, Cynthia Gibb

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3 Ninjas Clifton Powell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong

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Maximum Risk Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, David Hemblen

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Rapid Fire Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso

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The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar