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The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix 

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Updated February 19, 2020 4.5k votes 1.3k voters 79.5k views 46 items

Are you ready for fists of fury? Here are the best martial arts movies on Netflix, ranked by movie fans. This list of Netflix martial arts movies includes everything from kung fu to karate to tai chi and everyone from Bruce Lee to Chuck Norris to the RZA. Whether they're classic kung fu movies or modern karate movies, these films are full of action, honor, and top-notch fight sequences full of rapid-fire dragon punches and unstoppable crane kicks.

Which martial arts movies streaming on Netflix do you think are the best? Find your favorites, vote them up, and add any of the best Netflix martial arts movies we may have missed.

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Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more

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Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man and a sequel to Ip Man (2008). Continuing after the events ...more

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Ip Man 3D is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Ip Man 3 Donnie Yen, Zhang Jin, Lynn Hung

Released: 2015

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Ip Man 3d is a 2013 action-drama film written by Edmond Wong.
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Kung Fu Hustle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Chow

Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy martial arts film. It was directed, co-written and co-produced by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. The other producers were ...more

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Five Deadly Venoms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Philip Kwok, Chien Sun, Sheng Chiang

Released: 1978

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Five Venoms aka Five Deadly Venoms is a cult 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Chang Cheh, starring the Venom Mob, and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, about five kung-fu ...more

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Fearless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ronny Yu

Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and ...more

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum

Released: 2016

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a 2016 American-Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Dulu. A story of lost ...more

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Martial Arts of Shaolin ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Jet Li, Hung Yan-yan, Yu Chenghui

Released: 1986

Directed by: Lau Kar-leung

Martial Arts Of Shaolin aka Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin is a 1986 Hong Kong martial arts film. It is notable as the only collaboration between film director Lau Kar-Leung and actor ...more
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The Real Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
The Real Miyagi John G. Avildsen, Billy Blanks, Lauro Chartrand

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kevin Derek

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Man of Tai Chi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Man of Tai Chi
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Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

Released: 2009

Directed by: James McTeigue

Ninja Assassin is a 2009 American-German martial arts film directed by James McTeigue. The story was written by Matthew Sand, with a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski. The film stars South ...more
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Revenger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Revenger
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Iceman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Huang Shengyi

Released: 2014

Directed by: Law Wing-cheung

Iceman, formerly known as The Iceman Cometh, is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese 3D martial arts action-comedy film directed by Law Wing-cheung and starring Donnie Yen, who also serves as the film's ...more
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The Night Comes for Us ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle

Released: 2018

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto

The Night Comes for Us is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Timo Tjahjanto. A former triad enforcer (Joe Taslim) must protect a young girl while trying to escape his former gang, setting ...more
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ang Lee

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, ...more

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Disciples of the 36th Ch... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-leung, Hsiao Ho

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lau Kar-leung

Disciples Of The 36th Chamber is a 1985 Shaw Brothers Studio Hong Kong martial arts film comedy written, directed and choreographed Lau Kar-leung. It is the third in a loose trilogy of films ...more
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Five Element Ninjas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Michael Chan, Lo Mang, Ke Chu

Released: 1982

Directed by: Chang Cheh

Five Element Ninjas is a 1982 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh. It was released in North America as Chinese Super Ninjas.
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14 Blades is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Zhao Wei

Released: 2010

Directed by: Daniel Lee

14 Blades is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Daniel Lee, starring Zhao Wei, Donnie Yen, Wu Chun, Kate Tsui and Qi Yuwu. The film was released on 4 February 2010 in China and on 11 February 2010 in ...more
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The Grandmaster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Cung Le

Released: 2013

Directed by: Wong Kar-wai

The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film directed by Wong Kar-wai and based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. Ip Man's (Tony Leung) peaceful existence is ...more

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Kung Fu Yoga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Kung Fu Yoga Jackie Chan, Katrina Kaif, Riya Sen

Directed by: Stanley Tong

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Legend of the Naga Pearl... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Legend of the Naga Pearls
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Darc is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Darc Tony Schiena, Armand Assante, Kippei Shîna

Directed by: Nick Powell

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Broken Sword Hero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Broken Sword Hero

After losing a boxing match, a talented Muay Thai fighter leaves home to train with the best. On his quest, he finds friends, foes and lots of action.

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Headshot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Headshot Sirin Horwang, Joey Boy, Akkarin Akaranithimetrath

Released: 2011

Directed by: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Headshot, is a 2011 Thai thriller film directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. It screened at the 2012 San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase as well as the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film ...more
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Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rob Minkoff

The Forbidden Kingdom is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film is loosely based on the novel ...more

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