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

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Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan 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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13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki 13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Takashi Miike. The screenplay was written by Daisuke Tengan. The film is a remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white Japanese film ...more

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Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi 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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Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, also known in the United States as Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a 2003 Thai martial arts action film. It was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, featured stunt choreography ...more

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is a 2003 action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Chiao, Donald Gibb and Leah Ayres. The film is partly based on unverified claims ...more

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Fist of Fury Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao Fist of Fury, also known as The Chinese Connection and The Iron Hand in the United States, is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Lo Wei, starring Bruce Lee in his second major role ...more

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The Legend of Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts ...more

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Universal Soldier Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Jerry Orbach Universal Soldier is a 1992 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam ...more

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Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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Kiss of the Dragon Bridget Fonda, Jet Li, Tchéky Karyo Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 English-language French action thriller film directed by Chris Nahon, written and produced by French filmmaker Luc Besson, and starring an international cast of Jet ...more

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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more

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Kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III Kickboxer is a 1989 American martial arts film produced and directed by Mark DiSalle, and co-directed by David Worth. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and former world kickboxing champion ...more

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Blind Fury Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Randall "Tex" Cobb Blind Fury is a 1989 American samurai/action film written by Charles Robert Carner and directed by Phillip Noyce. It is a loosely based, modernized version of Zatoichi Challenged, the 17th film ...more

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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, also known as The Master Killer and Shaolin Master Killer, is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Liu Chia-liang and starring Gordon Liu. The film follows ...more

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Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip Rumble in the Bronx, is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Anita Mui. Released in Hong Kong in 1995, Rumble in the Bronx had a successful theater run, and ...more

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The Legend Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao Fong Sai-yuk, also known as The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk and The Legend, is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia-comedy film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Fong Sai-yuk. The film ...more

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Chocolate JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Phongphat Wachirabanjong Chocolate, also known as Zen, Warrior Within, is a 2008 Thai martial arts film starring Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda in her debut film performance. It is directed by Prachya Pinkaew, ...more

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Police Story 3: Super Cop Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung Police Story 3: Super Cop, also known as Super Cop in North America, is a 1992 Hong Kong action film starring Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh. Jackie reprises his "Kevin" Chan Ka-Kui ...more

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Martial Arts Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more

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Master of the Flying Guillotine Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing, Kang Chin Master of the Flying Guillotine is a 1976 Taiwanese wuxia film starring Jimmy Wang Yu, who also wrote and directed the film. It is a sequel to Wang's 1971 film One Armed Boxer, and thus the film ...more

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Hard to Kill Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler Hard to Kill is a 1990 American action film directed by Bruce Malmuth, and starring Steven Seagal. Steven Seagal plays Detective Mason Storm, who falls into a coma after being shot during a ...more

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Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver Timecop is a 1994 science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. Richardson also served as executive producer. The film is based on ...more

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Undisputed III: Redemption Scott Adkins, Robert Costanzo, Lateef Crowder Undisputed III: Redemption is the third installment to the 2002 action film Undisputed. The film stars Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir and Hristo Shopov, and was directed by ...more

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Showdown in Little Tokyo Tia Carrere, Brandon Lee, Dolph Lundren Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee. This was Brandon Lee's first American film role. The film was ...more

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The Game of Death Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris Game of Death is an incomplete 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed, written, produced by and starring Bruce Lee, in his final film attempt. Lee died during the making of the film. Over 100 ...more

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Hard Target Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Wilford Brimley Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Chinese film director John Woo in his American directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work ...more

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The Matrix Revolutions Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film and the third installment of The Matrix trilogy. The film was released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film ...more

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Cyborg Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dayle Haddon, Ralf Möller Cyborg, known in the UK as Cyborg 009, is a 1989 American martial-arts science fiction film directed by Albert Pyun. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Gibson Rickenbacker, a mercenary who battles a ...more

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New Police Story Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu New Police Story is a 2004 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Benny Chan, and also produced by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 24 ...more

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Rapid Fire Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso Rapid Fire is a 1992 American action film directed by Dwight H. Little, and starring Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe and Nick Mancuso. The film was released in the United States on August 21, 1992. ...more

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The Master Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Jerry Trimble The Master is a 1989 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li, Yuen Wah and Jerry Trimble. The project was filmed in 1989, but it was not ...more

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The New Legend Of Shaolin Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Wong Jing The New Legend of Shaolin is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Wong Jing and Corey Yuen, and produced by Jet Li, who also starred in the lead role. The film was released in the Hong ...more

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Lionheart Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard Lionheart is a 1990 film, directed by Sheldon Lettich, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and co-starring Brian Thompson, along with Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, and Ashley Johnson. ...more

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The Octagon Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter The Octagon is a 1980 action film starring Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson and Lee Van Cleef. It was directed by Eric Karson and written by Paul Aaron and Leigh Chapman. It was filmed in Los ...more

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Death Warrant Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dean Martin, Cynthia Gibb Death Warrant is a 1990 action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film was written by David S. Goyer while a student at USC, and was Goyer's first screenplay to be sold and produced ...more

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 1999 American crime action film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Forest Whitaker stars as the title character, the mysterious "Ghost Dog", a ...more

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Romeo Must Die Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. ...more

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Hard Boiled Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok Hard Boiled is a 1992 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Tony an undercover cop, and ...more

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Once Upon a Time in China II Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the second film and ...more

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Cradle 2 the Grave Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Jet Li and DMX. The film was released in the United States on February 28, 2003.

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The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo Tom-Yum-Goong Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง, IPA: is a 2005 Thai martial arts action film starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film Ong-Bak. As ...more

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The Prodigal Son Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying The Prodigal Son is a 1981 Hong Kong martial arts film starring Yuen Biao, and also written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also co-stars in the film. The film was released on 22 December 1981 ...more

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Passenger 57 Elizabeth Hurley, Wesley Snipes, Tom Sizemore Passenger 57 is a 1992 American action film directed by Kevin Hooks. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. The film's success made Snipes a popular action hero icon. It also introduced ...more

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Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon 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 Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera The Street Fighter, literally Clash, Killer Fist!, is a Japanese martial arts film released in 1974 and produced by Toei Company Ltd. It was released in the US by New Line Cinema and became one ...more

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District 13 Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle District 13, is a 2004 French action film, directed by Pierre Morel and written and produced by Luc Besson. The film is notable for its depiction of parkour in a number of stunt sequences that ...more

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Blood and Bone Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice Blood and Bone is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD martial arts film directed by Ben Ramsey and written by Michael Andrews. The film stars Michael Jai White, Eamonn Walker and Julian Sands, and ...more

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Flash Point Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou Flash Point is a 2007 Hong Kong action film directed by Wilson Yip, and starring Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Collin Chou, Xing Yu, Lui Leung-wai and Fan Bingbing. Yen plays Ma Jun, a police sergeant ...more

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Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson Black Dynamite is a 2009 American action comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman, and Tommy Davidson. The film was directed by Scott Sanders and ...more