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The Best PG Martial Arts Movies 

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Updated October 9, 2019 832 votes 172 voters 19.2k views 36 items

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List of PG martial arts movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG martial arts movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Martial Arts movie of all time is. If you think the top PG martial arts movie for kids 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 Martial Arts films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Martial Arts Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of movies like The Karate Kid and Kung Fu Panda. So, if you're trying to find out "What are the best PG martial arts movies?" and "What are the most famous PG martial arts movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new martial arts movies that are rated PG. Between martial arts movies on Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great martial arts movies for kids, so get out there and start watching.

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Did you know that M. Night Shyamalan and Sammo Hung have both directed PG Martial arts movies?

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Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita

Released: 1986

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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Clifton Powell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brian Levant

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Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Pressman

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Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Jaden Smith

Released: 2010

Directed by: Harald Zwart

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Robert Miano, Sab Shimono, Dustin Nguyen

Released: 1994

Directed by: Charles T. Kanganis

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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

Released: 1989

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Munroe

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Kelly Hu, Rob Schneider, Leslie Nielsen

Released: 1993

Directed by: Neal Israel

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Corey Feldman, Vivian Wu, Paige Turco

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

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Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Released: 1983

Directed by: Steve Carver

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Hulk Hogan, Loni Anderson, Frank Welker

Released: 1998

Directed by: Sean McNamara

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Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Johnny Otis

Released: 1971

Directed by: Tom Laughlin

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Tom Laughlin, William Wellman Jr., Han Bong-soo

Released: 1974

Directed by: Tom Laughlin

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Chuck Norris, George Murdock, John Di Fusco

Released: 1977

Directed by: Don Hulette

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Jackie Chan, Claire Forlani, Lee Evans

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gordon Chan

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Margaux Hemingway, Johnny Yune, Bill Capizzi

Released: 1982

Directed by: Elliott Hong

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Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager

Released: 1979

Directed by: Paul Aaron

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Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Pai Wei

Released: 1979

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping, Sammo Hung

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James Ryan, Norman Combes

Released: 1980

Directed by: Ivan Hall

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