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

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

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol Released: 2003

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    ranked low on reranks Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang-lee, Hsia Hsu Released: 1978

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    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Yasuaki Kurata Released: 1994

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

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    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Robert Baker

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    ranked low on reranks Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Released: 2008

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Donnie Yen Released: 2002

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

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    Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang Released: 1993

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

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    Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jessemob Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Chung-Hsin Huang

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ladynka Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Lo Lieh

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    added by Dark Ether Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam Released: 2010

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    Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Released: 1991

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    added by seffer Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    added by WilliamAndersen Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

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    Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Dennis Chan

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

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    added by ladynka Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Lo Lieh, Tien Feng, Fei Meng

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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    Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

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    Morgan Freeman, Jet Li, Bob Hoskins Released: 2005

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

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    Renji Ishibashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Go Kato

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Released: 2010

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Nathan Jones, Lateef Crowder Released: 2005

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    Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross Released: 2006

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    JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong Released: 2008

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meiko Kaji, Kō Nishimura, Miyoko Akaza

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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    Aaliyah, Grace Park, DMX Released: 2000

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    added by Desertrat89 Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou Released: 2007

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    Supercop

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    Lau Kar-wing, Philip Kwok, Kang Chin

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    Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera

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    added by flyingsaucer Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy

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    Jimmy Wang, Chung-Hsin Huang, Lisa Chiao Chiao

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    added by ladynka Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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