Martial Arts Movies

Martial Arts Movies
List of martial arts movies selected by visitors to our site: Master of the Flying Guillotine, Shogun Assassin, Double World, The Yin Yang Master, Born a Champion, 13 Assassins, Alita: Battle Angel, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Enter the Dragon, The Raid.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong
CharactersSamurai, Dragons, Heroes
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Martial Arts
StyleExciting, Fancy

A one-armed martial arts master is being stalked by an Imperial assassin, the master of two fighters killed in the previous film. When the One-Armed Boxer is invited to attend a martial arts tournament, his efforts to lay low are unsuccessful, and the assassin soon tracks him down with the help of his three subordinates: a Thai boxer, a yoga master, and a kobojutsu user.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:25
CharactersSamurai, Ninja, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Martial Arts
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Serious

A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of vengeance.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersDragons, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Death
PlaceFantastic worlds, China
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, For men

Keen to bring honor to his clan, young villager Dong Yilong embarks on a perilous journey to compete in a tournament that selects warriors for battle.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersHeroes, Demons, Thieves, Officials
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Magic, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

The world is on the verge of a devastating war with monsters who are coming to retrieve the Scaling Stone. Yin Yang Master Qingming's life is in danger and he travels to different worlds to prepare for the upcoming assaults. On his journey, Qingming finds that the key to all the calamities is embracing his hybrid identity of both human and monster.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
PlotMartial Arts, Fight
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

After a blood- soaked jujitsu match in Dubai, fighting legend Mickey Kelley falls to superstar Blaine. But years later, an online video proves that Blaine cheated, and the world demands a rematch. Can the aging underdog get back into shape in time to vanquish his foe, get revenge, and claim his prize?

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryJapan, United Kingdom
Duration02:21
CharactersSamurai, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Power
PlaceJapan

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Robots, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fights without rules, Motorcycles, Technology
PlaceSpaceships, Mars, Lake
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Cyberpunk

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Tough guys, Brother and sister
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Fighting Evil, Martial Arts, Magic Items

Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersSpy
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Karate, Investigation
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersSpecial Forces, Killers, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Martial Arts
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa, Philippines
Duration01:35
CharactersNinja, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon is attacked by a group of rebels who try to steal the weapons the platoon is transporting and kidnap the base colonel's daughter.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration02:00
CharactersNinja, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight
PlaceMountains, China
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:03
CharactersHeroes, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMonsters, Ninja, Warriors, Actors
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Fights without rules
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting, By games, Disturbing

For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and superhuman foes in this action/adventure movie based on one of the most popular video games of all time.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotOn real events, Martial Arts, Fight, Fights without rules, Karate
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Serious, For men

Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:51
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Blonde girls, Warriors
PlotTravel, Martial Arts, Revenge, Martial Arts, Death
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Black humor

An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryTurkey, United Kingdom
CharactersKillers, Scammers, Criminals
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Fascinating

Directed by Ömer Ugur.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction
CountryThailand
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily, Friends, Trainers
PlotMartial Arts, Karate, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceChina
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:59
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Fight, Pursuit
PlaceChina
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, comedy
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:42
CharactersSnake, Heroes
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Boxing, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, For men

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight against the foreigners using his Drunken Boxing style, and overcome his father's antagonism as well.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:58
CharactersSpy, Special Forces
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Chase, Lost memory
PlaceAircraft, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Light, Tense, For men, Disturbing

A group of covert CIA operatives trailing a potential new energy source are double-crossed by corrupt agent Morgan, who causes a helicopter crash in remote South Africa. The sole survivor, suffering severe amnesia, is nursed to recovery by a kindly native tribe who call him "Whoami" after the question he keeps asking. With the help of a mysterious reporter Christine, Whoami pieces together his past and tracks the turncoat agent and his criminal cohorts.

Genreaction, fantasy, drama, crime
CharactersKillers
PlotFight

A revenge mission becomes a fight to save the world from an ancient threat when superpowered assassin Kai tracks a killer to Bangkok.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:39
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight
PlaceSchool, China
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men

Set in late 19th century Canton, this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung against foreign forces' plundering of China.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:39
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Tough guys, Teachers
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Karate
PlacePrison, Japan, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes
PlotTravel, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:46
CharactersWarriors
PlotOn real events, Martial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina
StylePatriotic, Disturbing

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:39
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:26
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Karate
PlaceItaly, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off.





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