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List Rules Movies must have martial arts in them.

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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799 133
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Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan - Released: 2008

470 74
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Fist of Fury Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao

446 138
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Fist of Legend Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow - Released: 1994

574 135
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Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang-lee, Lin Dai - Released: 1978

483 260
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WilliamAndersen added Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

455 120
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Dark Ether added Ip Man 2 Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi - Released: 2010

433 107
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The Legend of Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

403 67
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jessemob added Return of the Dragon Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

446 163
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Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol - Released: 2003

353 95
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Fearless Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

382 126
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Hero Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung - Released: 2002

384 177
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Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi - Released: 2004

407 104
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Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

317 91
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Iron Monkey Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang - Released: 1993

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298 75
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ladynka added The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan

318 99
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

306 218
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WilliamAndersen added Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

251 75
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Once Upon a Time in China Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng - Released: 1991

177 53
The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies
The Game of Death Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

189 49
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Milo added Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

344 227
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 23 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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ladynka added Police Story Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung

189 85
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Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

270 102
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Kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III

146 75
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WilliamAndersen added Once Upon a Time in China II Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang

124 25
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Richard777 added The Big Boss Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao

247 175
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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita - Released: 2010

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164 87
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The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo - Released: 2005

166 63
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Tai Chi Master Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung

98 63
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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong

205 160
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WilliamAndersen added Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

111 31
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Milo added 13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

97 25
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Ip Man 3 Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang

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Above the Law Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier

172 106
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The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

145 91
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Unleashed Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li - Released: 2005

102 47
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ladynka added The Legend Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao

325 100
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MichaelChoi added Birth of the Dragon Philip Ng, Xia Yu, Billy Magnussen

154 129
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Desertrat89 added Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

89 66
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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87 55
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The Last Dragon William H. Macy, Vanity, Keshia Knight Pulliam

153 95
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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

90 76
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Taketoshi Naitô, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yoshi Katō

60 35
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Milo added Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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House of Flying Daggers Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro

93 51
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Blood and Bone Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice

116 88
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flyingsaucer added Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte