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The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix 

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Updated August 6, 2020 4.7k votes 1.3k voters 84.5k views 28 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.

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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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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Revenger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Bruce Khan, Park Hee-soon, Yoon Jin-seo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Lee Seung-won

Revenger is a 2018 South Korean action film directed by Lee Seung-won. Set in the near future, a man purposely sends himself to a prison island that houses the most dangerous criminals in order ...more
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Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Night Comes for Us ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Disciples of the 36th Ch... is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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The Grandmaster is listed (or ranked) 13 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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14 Blades is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Darc is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Detective Dee: The Four ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Mark Chao, Feng Shaofeng, Lin Gengxin

Released: 2018

Directed by: Tsui Hark

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings is a 2018 Chinese action-adventure fantasy mystery film directed by Tsui Hark, and the third film in the series. Detective Dee (Mark Chao) is forced to ...more
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Enter the Warrior's Gate... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Enter the Warrior's Gate
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Kickboxer: Retaliation ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Kickboxer: Retaliation Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert

Released: 2018

Directed by: Dimitri Logothetis

Kickboxer: Retaliation is a 2018 American martial arts film directed by Dimitri Logothetis, and the sequel to the 2016 film. Lured back to Thailand to defend his title, Kurt Sloan (Alain Moussi) ...more
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Legendary Weapons of Chi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Chia Hui Liu, Alexander Fu Sheng, Lau Kar-leung

Released: 1982

Directed by: Lau Kar-leung

Legendary Weapons of China is a 1982 martial arts fantasy film directed by Lau Kar-Leung. It takes place during the late Qing Dynasty when Empress Dowager Cixi dispatches her agents to various ...more

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Sword Masters: Two Champ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin Chin Siu-ho, Cho Tat-wah, Yu Hsiao

Released: 1978

Directed by: Chang Cheh

2 Champions of Shaolin is a 1980 Shaw Brothers film directed by Chang Cheh. Two young warriors engage in a secret mission that could bring the empire tumbling down.
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Ip Man 4 The Finale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Kwok-Kwan Chan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip. Ip Man (Donnie Yen) arrives in San Francisco, United States where his student, Bruce Lee (Danny ...more

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The Bare-footed Kid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
The Bare-footed Kid Aaron Kwok, Ti Lung

While working at a family friend's business, a penniless orphan draws the attention of a corrupt competitor and is torn between divided loyalties.

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Triple Threat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jesse V. Johnson

Triple Threat is a 2019 Thai-Chinese-American martial arts film directed by Jesse V. Johnson. When a Chinese billionaire's daughter is targeted by an elite squad of assassins, a small band of ...more
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Master Z: The Ip Man Leg... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Max Zhang, Dave Bautista, Liu Yan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a 2018 Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping. After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) lives a depressed life and stays low ...more
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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Netflix
Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai

Released: 2019

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

Shadow is a 2018 Chinese period film directed by Zhang Yimou. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king (Zheng Kai), a military commander (Deng Chao) has a secret weapon: a “shadow,” ...more