The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies Films
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The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

List Criteria: Movies must have martial arts in them.

All the best movies with martial arts action compiled into a list of the best martial art movies. Martial arts movies are amazing to watch, so they're a perfect fit for film. From the revenge tactics of The Bride in the Kill Bill series to the martial arts mastery of Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon and Way of the Dragon (among many others), this list of movies with martial arts is a great fit for anyone who loves action.

Martial arts films have been with us for decades. This list includes all different forms of martial arts including karate, jiu jitsu, kenpo, muay thai, and many other fighting techniques. While most of these films are action oriented, some are also comedic (like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon), or even animated (Kung Fu Panda). Martial art movies are also the perfect kind of film that a dad can enjoy with this teenage son or any other action-loving family member. If you're into martial art movies, then this is the list for you.

What are the best martial arts movies? Take a look at this list and you'll see for yourself.

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Released: 1973

    ) open
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    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

    ) open
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    - 54


    Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang-lee, Hsia Hsu Released: 1978

    ) open
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    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Yasuaki Kurata Released: 1994

    ) open
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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol Released: 2003

    ) open
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    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi Released: 2004

    ) open
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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Robert Baker

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Released: 2008

    ) open
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    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Donnie Yen Released: 2002

    ) open
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    Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino

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    Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang Released: 1993

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jessemob
    Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Chung-Hsin Huang

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    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss Released: 1999

    ) open
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    Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam Released: 2010

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    Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Lo Lieh

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    Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Released: 1991

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian

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    added by WilliamAndersen
    Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Dennis Chan

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    added by ladynka
    Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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    Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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    Lo Lieh, Tien Feng, Fei Meng

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    Morgan Freeman, Jet Li, Bob Hoskins Released: 2005

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    Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

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    Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Released: 2010

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Nathan Jones, Lateef Crowder Released: 2005

    ) open
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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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    Renji Ishibashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Go Kato

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    JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong Released: 2008

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    Meiko Kaji, Kō Nishimura, Miyoko Akaza

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    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao

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    Aaliyah, Grace Park, DMX Released: 2000

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    Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross Released: 2006

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    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou Released: 2007

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

    ) open
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    Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera

    ) open
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    added by ladynka
    Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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    Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy

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    Lau Kar-wing, Philip Kwok, Kang Chin

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    Chia Hui Liu, Lo Lieh, Chen Kuan-tai

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    Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine, Cung Le Released: 2010

    ) open
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