The 35+ Best PG-13 Martial Arts Movies

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List of PG-13 martial arts movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 martial arts movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Martial Arts movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 martial arts movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Martial Arts movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Martial Arts films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Martial Arts Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List features movies like The Bourne Ultimatum and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

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Jackie Chan and Ang Lee are among the directors that have worked on a PG-13 Martial arts film.

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  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
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    Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner
    8 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Rob Cohen
    Bruce Lee's (Jason Scott Lee) rise begins in Hong Kong, as a young boy receiving traditional Chinese martial arts training. After an altercation compels young Bruce to leave the country, his father (Ric Young) sends him to the United States, imploring him to seek success that even Hong Kong will recognize. Bruce begins by teaching martial arts to American students, and eventually becomes a popular actor on the "Green Hornet" television series, known in Hong Kong as "The Kato Show."

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  • Hero
    2
    Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung
    15 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Yimou Zhang
    In this visually arresting martial arts epic set in ancient China, an unnamed fighter (Jet Li) is being honored for defeating three of the king's most dangerous enemies. When Nameless recounts his battles with the assassins -- Broken Sword (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) and Moon (Zhang Ziyi) -- the king begins to question some of the details. As Nameless goes on, the king challenges the tales, interjecting his own take on these perhaps suspect version of events.

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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    3
    Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi
    19 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Ang Lee
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an epic martial arts film that takes viewers on a journey through ancient China. The story revolves around two warriors, stoic Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) and fiery Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), as they cross paths with a mysterious young aristocrat named Jen Yu (Zhang Ziyi). A stolen sword and dangerous secrets set the stage for a grand adventure filled with breathtaking fight scenes and stunning visuals. Directed by Ang Lee and winning four Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film, this movie masterfully blends action, romance, and Eastern philosophy in a captivating tale of honor, love, and destiny.

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  • Mortal Kombat
    4
    Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
    22 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
    Mortal Kombat delves into an ancient tournament where Earth's greatest fighters face off against foes from the realm of Outworld. Spearheaded by Liu Kang (Robin Shou), Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), and Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), they battle deadly enemies to prevent Outworld's domination over Earth.

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  • Police Story
    5
    Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung
    16 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Jackie Chan
    Police Story is a 1985 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the lead role. It is the first of the Police Story series featuring Chan as a Hong Kong police detective named "Kevin" Chan Ka-Kui. Chan began work on the film after a disappointing experience working with the director James Glickenhaus on The Protector, which was intended to be his entry into the American film market. Police Story was a huge success in East Asia. It won the Best Film award at the 1986 Hong Kong Film Awards. According to Chan's autobiography he considers Police Story his best action film.
  • Shaolin Soccer
    6
    Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yin Tse
    21 votes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Stephen Chow, Lee Lik-Chi
    All his life, an ordinary young man (Stephen Chow) has been treated like dirt. Still, he's never given up believing that all the world's problems could be solved with a little kung fu. So he's teaming up with a band of misfits - six friends who were kung fu masters in their youth - to form a soccer team that only he believes has a chance to win a $1 million grand prize. Together, they're going to apply their hidden talents to a whole new game -- and soccer will never be the same.

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