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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    Enter the Dragon 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


    Ip Man 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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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is listed (or ranked) 4 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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    Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


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

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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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    Fist of Fury 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


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

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    Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Ip Man 2 Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi Released: 2010

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    Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Fearless Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Return of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Return of the Dragon Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

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


    Hero Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung Released: 2002

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    Kung Fu Hustle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi Released: 2004

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    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan

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


    Iron Monkey Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang Released: 1993

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


    Five Deadly Venoms Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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    The Raid: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    The Raid: Redemption Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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    Bloodsport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Once Upon a Time in China is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Once Upon a Time in China Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Released: 1991

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    The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    The Matrix 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

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

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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


    The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo Released: 2005

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    Police Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Police Story Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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


    Tai Chi Master Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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    Once Upon a Time in China II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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

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


    The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Released: 2010

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    The Big Boss is listed (or ranked) 29 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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    Legend of the Fist: The Return... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong

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

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    Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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

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    Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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    Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Unleashed Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li Released: 2005

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    Rumble in the Bronx is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


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

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


    The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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

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    13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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    Master of the Flying Guillotin... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Master of the Flying Guillotine Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing, Kang Chin

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    Executioners from Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Executioners from Shaolin Chia Hui Liu, Lo Lieh, Chen Kuan-tai

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    King Boxer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies


    Lo Lieh, Tien Feng, Fei Meng

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Ve... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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


    JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Phongphat Wachirabanjong Released: 2008

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    Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

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

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    The Legend Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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    Heroes of the East is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    Chia Hui Liu, Yasuaki Kurata, Lung Chan

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


    The Last Dragon William H. Macy, Vanity, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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    Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau

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


    Romeo Must Die Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX Released: 2000

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    Clan of the White Lotus is listed (or ranked) 49 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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    The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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    The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter Chia Hui Liu, Alexander Fu Sheng, Lau Kar-leung

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