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The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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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 Criteria: Movies must have martial arts in them.

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    Enter the Dragon

    1973 More
    100
    Released: 1973
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    2000 More
    91
    added by: WilliamAndersen
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    Ip Man

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    83
    Released: 2008
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    Released: 1978
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    1994 More
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    Released: 1994
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    often listed
    Kung Fu Hustle

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    81
    Released: 2004
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    Released: 2003
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    Released: 2002
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    Fearless

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    80
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    1994 More
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    1972 More
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    Kill Bill Volume 1

    2003 More
    76
    added by: WilliamAndersen
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    The Matrix

    1999 More
    73
    Released: 1999
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    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    1978 More
    72
    added by: ladynka
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    Iron Monkey

    1993 More
    71
    Released: 1993
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    Ip Man 2

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    71
    added by: Dark Ether
    Released: 2010
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    1991 More
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    Released: 1991
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    The Raid

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    68
    added by: seffer
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    1972 More
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    added by: jessemob
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    Five Deadly Venoms

    1978 More
    67
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    1972 More
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    Kill Bill Volume 2

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    added by: WilliamAndersen
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    1992 More
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    added by: WilliamAndersen
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    Bloodsport

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    59
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    Kickboxer

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    56
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    Lady Snowblood

    1973 More
    55
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    2005 More
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    Released: 2005
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    The Karate Kid

    1984 More
    55
    Released: 2010
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    Released: 2006
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    1993 More
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    A Touch of Zen

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    54
    added by: WilliamAndersen
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    The Matrix Reloaded

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    54
    Released: 2003
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    Project A

    1983 More
    54
    added by: Desertrat89
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    Supercop

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    Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell

    1974 More
    54
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    Blade

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    53
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    Kung Fu Panda

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    Released: 2008
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    1985 More
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    added by: ladynka
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    often listed &controversial
    Shaolin Soccer

    2001 More
    53
    added by: Desertrat89
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    2005 More
    52
    Released: 2005
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    Unleashed

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    Released: 2005
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    Flash Point

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    52
    Released: 2007
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    Released: 2008
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    Romeo Must Die

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    51
    Released: 2000
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    The Legend of Chen Zhen

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    51
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    True Legend

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    51
    Released: 2010
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    1974 More
    51
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    1995 More
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    Warrior

    2011 More
    50
    added by: flyingsaucer
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