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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.
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Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung - Released: 1973

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Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan - Released: 2008

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Fist of Legend Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow - Released: 1994

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

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Fist of Fury Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao

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

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

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

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Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol - Released: 2003

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

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Fearless Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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Five Deadly Venoms Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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The Raid: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
The Raid: Redemption Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss - Released: 1999

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

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Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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

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The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
The Game of Death Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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

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Police Story Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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

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

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

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

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Tai Chi Master Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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The Big Boss Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao

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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong

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13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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

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The Legend Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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Above the Law Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier

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

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Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
Shaolin Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau

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

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Ip Man 3 Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang

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

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The Forbidden Kingdom Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano

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Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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

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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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Flash Point Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou - Released: 2007

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Return to the 36th Chamber is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
Return to the 36th Chamber Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho