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

    most listed
    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Released: 1973

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  2. 2
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    - 70
    Ip Man


    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Released: 2008

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  3. 3
    + 255
    - 56
    Fist of Legend


    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow Released: 1994

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  4. 4
    + 291
    - 137
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    often listed & added by WilliamAndersen
    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

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  5. 5
    + 315
    - 65
    Drunken Master


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

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  6. 6
    + 223
    - 43
    The Legend of Drunken Master


    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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  7. 7
    + 235
    - 29
    Fist of Fury

    ranked low on reranks
    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao

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  8. 8
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    - 92
    Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol Released: 2003

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  9. 9
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    - 45
    Fearless


    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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  10. 10
    + 216
    - 96
    Kung Fu Hustle

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi Released: 2004

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  11. 11
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    - 56
    Ip Man 2

    added by Dark Ether
    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi Released: 2010

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  12. 12
    + 180
    - 33
    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    added by ladynka
    Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan

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  13. 13
    + 189
    - 28
    Return of the Dragon

    added by jessemob
    Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

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  14. 14
    + 175
    - 46
    Iron Monkey


    Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang Released: 1993

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  15. 15
    + 221
    - 72
    Hero


    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung Released: 2002

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  16. 16
    + 172
    - 123
    Kill Bill Volume 1

    often listed & added by WilliamAndersen
    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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  17. 17
    + 166
    - 49

    added by seffer
    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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  18. 18
    + 145
    - 39
    Five Deadly Venoms


    Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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  19. 19
    + 156
    - 39
    Once Upon a Time in China


    Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Released: 1991

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  20. 20
    + 186
    - 49
    Bloodsport


    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    - 137

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss Released: 1999

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    + 83
    - 38
    Once Upon a Time in China II

    added by WilliamAndersen
    Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

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  23. 23
    + 112
    - 40
    Police Story

    added by ladynka
    Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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  24. 24
    + 99
    - 44
    The Protector


    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo Released: 2005

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  25. 25
    + 92
    - 30
    Tai Chi Master


    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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  26. 26
    + 119
    - 47
    Kickboxer


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

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  27. 27
    + 113
    - 92
    Kill Bill Volume 2

    often listed & added by WilliamAndersen
    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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  28. 28
    + 152
    - 102
    The Karate Kid


    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Released: 2010

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  29. 29
    + 58
    - 16
    Seven Samurai

    added by Milo
    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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  30. 30
    + 64
    - 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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  31. 31
    + 60
    - 46
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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  32. 32
    + 92
    - 74
    Shaolin Soccer

    often listed & added by Desertrat89
    Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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  33. 33
    + 92
    - 53
    The Transporter


    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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  34. 34
    + 78
    - 44
    Rumble in the Bronx


    Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

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  35. 35
    + 38
    - 7
    13 Assassins

    ranked low on reranks & added by Milo
    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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  36. 36
    + 49
    - 33
    Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong

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  37. 37
    + 45
    - 22
    The Legend

    added by ladynka
    Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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  38. 38
    + 70
    - 35
    King Boxer


    Lo Lieh, Tien Feng, Fei Meng

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  39. 39
    + 44
    - 14

    added by ladynka
    Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

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  40. 40
    + 51
    - 29
    Master of the Flying Guillotine


    Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing, Kang Chin

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  41. 41
    + 64
    - 50
    Chocolate


    JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Phongphat Wachirabanjong Released: 2008

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  42. 42
    + 80
    - 55
    Unleashed


    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li Released: 2005

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  43. 43
    + 44
    - 25
    The One-Armed Swordsman


    Jimmy Wang, Chung-Hsin Huang, Lisa Chiao Chiao

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  44. 44
    + 39
    - 21
    Magnificent Butcher


    Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Pai Wei Released: 1980

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  45. 45
    + 66
    - 38
    Project A

    added by Desertrat89
    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao

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  46. 46
    + 43
    - 35

    added by ChrisMoraites
    Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau

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  47. 47
    + 39
    - 23
    Executioners from Shaolin


    Chia Hui Liu, Lo Lieh, Chen Kuan-tai

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  48. 48
    + 31
    - 18
    The Man from Nowhere


    Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Young-chang Song

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  49. 49
    + 88
    - 59
    Blade


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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  50. 50
    + 39
    - 35
    Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Renji Ishibashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Go Kato

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