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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 253
    Down 28

    most listed
    Enter the Dragon

    1973 More
    100
    Released: 1973
  2. 2
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    Down 56

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    2000 More
    89
    added by: WilliamAndersen
  3. 3
    Up 109
    Down 50
    2003 More
    84
    Released: 2003
  4. 4
    Up 95
    Down 29
    1994 More
    83
    Released: 1994
  5. 5
    Up 96
    Down 44

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kung Fu Hustle

    2004 More
    83
    Released: 2004
  6. 6
    Up 121
    Down 44
    1978 More
    82
    Released: 1978
  7. 7
    Up 69
    Down 23
    1994 More
    79
  8. 8
    Up 157
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Ip Man

    2008 More
    77
    Released: 2008
  9. 9
    Up 81
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Fist of Fury

    1972 More
    76
  10. 10
    Up 99
    Down 40
    2002 More
    75
    Released: 2002
  11. 11
    Up 72
    Down 60

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kill Bill Volume 1

    2003 More
    74
    added by: WilliamAndersen
  12. 12
    Up 69
    Down 21
    2006 More
    74
  13. 13
    Up 60
    Down 24
    1993 More
    71
    Released: 1993
  14. 14
    Up 91
    Down 73

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    71
    Released: 1999
  15. 15
    Up 49
    Down 9
    1978 More
    69
  16. 16
    Up 66
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    1978 More
    67
    added by: ladynka
  17. 17
    Up 77
    Down 36
    2010 More
    66
    added by: Dark Ether
    Released: 2010
  18. 18
    Up 61
    Down 15
    1972 More
    65
    added by: jessemob
  19. 19
    Up 55
    Down 21
    1991 More
    62
    Released: 1991
  20. 20
    Up 55
    Down 21
    2011 More
    61
    added by: seffer
  21. 21
    Up 53
    Down 17
    1988 More
    60
  22. 22
    Up 23
    Down 14

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    1972 More
    59
  23. 23
    Up 29
    Down 16
    1992 More
    58
    added by: WilliamAndersen
  24. 24
    Up 39
    Down 18
    1989 More
    56
  25. 25
    Up 34
    Down 12
    1972 More
    53
  26. 26
    Up 32
    Down 34
    2001 More
    53
    added by: Desertrat89
  27. 27
    Up 30
    Down 21
    1985 More
    52
    added by: ladynka
  28. 28
    Up 26
    Down 17
    1995 More
    52
  29. 29
    Up 30
    Down 21
    2002 More
    51
  30. 30
    Up 54
    Down 49
    2004 More
    51
    added by: WilliamAndersen
  31. 31
    Up 28
    Down 12
    1993 More
    51
  32. 32
    Up 16
    Down 12
    1974 More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 16
    Down 14

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lady Snowblood

    1973 More
    50
  34. 34
    Up 71
    Down 52
    1984 More
    50
    Released: 2010
  35. 35
    Up 34
    Down 20
    2005 More
    50
    Released: 2005
  36. 36
    Up 45
    Down 30
    2006 More
    50
    Released: 2006
  37. 37
    Up 33
    Down 31
    2005 More
    49
    Released: 2005
  38. 38
    Up 26
    Down 24
    2008 More
    49
    Released: 2008
  39. 39
    Up 38
    Down 24
    2000 More
    49
    Released: 2000
  40. 40
    Up 33
    Down 21
    1998 More
    49
  41. 41
    Up 22
    Down 14

    Supercop

    48
  42. 42
    Up 29
    Down 23
    1983 More
    47
    added by: Desertrat89
  43. 43
    Up 37
    Down 30
    2011 More
    47
    added by: flyingsaucer
  44. 44
    Up 19
    Down 13
    1974 More
    47
  45. 45
    Up 15
    Down 22

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Touch of Zen

    1969 More
    47
    added by: WilliamAndersen
  46. 46
    Up 8
    Down 12

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    1972 More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 16
    Down 8
    2009 More
    46
  48. 48
    Up 10
    Down 5
    1975 More
    46
  49. 49
    Up 22
    Down 19
    2005 More
    45
    Released: 2005
  50. 50
    Up 16
    Down 12
    2009 More
    45
    Released: 2009
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