The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies Films

The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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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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    Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Released: 1973

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    Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Released: 2008

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    Fist of Legend is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow Released: 1994

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    Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang-lee, Lin Dai Released: 1978

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

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    Fist of Fury is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao

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    The Legend of Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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    Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol Released: 2003

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    Fearless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi Released: 2010

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    Kung Fu Hustle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi Released: 2004

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    Return of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

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    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan

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    Iron Monkey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang Released: 1993

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    Hero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung Released: 2002

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    Five Deadly Venoms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Once Upon a Time in China is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Released: 1991

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    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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    Bloodsport is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss Released: 1999

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    Kickboxer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


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

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    Police Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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    Tai Chi Master is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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    Once Upon a Time in China II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

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    The Protector is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo Released: 2005

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Released: 2010

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    Seven Samurai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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    The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Rumble in the Bronx is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

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    13 Assassins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    Legend of the Fist: The Return... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong

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    Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

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    The Legend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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    Shaolin Soccer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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    The Big Boss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Ve... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    Master of the Flying Guillotin... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing, Kang Chin

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    Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau

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    Blade is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    Executioners from Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Chia Hui Liu, Lo Lieh, Chen Kuan-tai

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    King Boxer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Lo Lieh, Tien Feng, Fei Meng

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    Clan of the White Lotus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Chia Hui Liu, Lo Lieh, Lung Wei Wang

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    Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li Released: 2005

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    Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Phongphat Wachirabanjong Released: 2008

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    Romeo Must Die is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX Released: 2000

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    The One-Armed Swordsman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Jimmy Wang, Chung-Hsin Huang, Lisa Chiao Chiao

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    Magnificent Butcher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Pai Wei Released: 1980

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