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All the best movies with martial arts action compiled into a list of the best martial art movies. Martial arts movies are amazing to watch, so they're a perfect fit for film. From the revenge tactics of The Bride in the Kill Bill series to the martial arts mastery of Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon and Way of the Dragon (among many others), this list of movies with martial arts is a great fit for anyone who loves action.

Martial arts films have been with us for decades. This list includes all different forms of martial arts including karate, jiu jitsu, kenpo, muay thai, and many other fighting techniques. While most of these films are action oriented, some are also comedic (like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon), or even animated (Kung Fu Panda). Martial art movies are also the perfect kind of film that a dad can enjoy with this teenage son or any other action-loving family member. If you're into martial art movies, then this is the list for you.

What are the best martial arts movies? Take a look at this list and you'll see for yourself.
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Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung - Released: 1973

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Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan - Released: 2008

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Fist of Fury Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao

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Fist of Legend Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow - Released: 1994

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WilliamAndersen added Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

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Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang-lee, Lin Dai - Released: 1978

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Dark Ether added Ip Man 2 Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi - Released: 2010

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The Legend of Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol - Released: 2003

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Fearless Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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jessemob added Return of the Dragon Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

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Hero Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung - Released: 2002

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Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi - Released: 2004

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Iron Monkey Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang - Released: 1993

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Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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ladynka added The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan

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The Raid: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
seffer added The Raid: Redemption Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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Five Deadly Venoms Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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WilliamAndersen added Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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Once Upon a Time in China Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng - Released: 1991

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Milo added Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss - Released: 1999

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The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
The Game of Death Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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ladynka added Police Story Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

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Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

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Kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III

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WilliamAndersen added Once Upon a Time in China II Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita - Released: 2010

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The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo - Released: 2005

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Richard777 added The Big Boss Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao

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Tai Chi Master Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

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WilliamAndersen added Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong

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Milo added 13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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Ip Man 3 Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang

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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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Above the Law Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier

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Unleashed Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li - Released: 2005

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ladynka added The Legend Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

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MichaelChoi added Birth of the Dragon Philip Ng, Xia Yu, Billy Magnussen

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Desertrat89 added Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
ChrisMoraites added Shaolin Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau

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Master of the Flying Guillotine Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing, Kang Chin

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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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The Last Dragon William H. Macy, Vanity, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

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Milo added Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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flyingsaucer added Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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Blood and Bone Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice

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Flash Point Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou - Released: 2007