Martial Arts Movies

List of the best martial arts movies selected by our site visitors: Ip Man, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Dragon Blade, The Bodyguard, Monk Comes Down the Mountain, Kundo: Age of the Rampant, Batman: Soul of the Dragon, Mission Hunter 2 : Battle Warrior, Never Back Down, Cho Lon
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Ip Man (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryHong Kong, China
PlotFight, Martial Arts, Martial Arts, Rivalry, On real events
StyleDisturbing, Patriotic

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.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryChina, USA
CharactersHeroes, Dragons
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Adventure, Revenge, Love, Fate, Power, Teleportation
PlaceChina, Asia
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Dragon Blade (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Adventure, Rivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceChina, Deserts

Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a thrilling story unfolds.

The Bodyguard (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.8)
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotMartial Arts

A retired bodyguard who has settled into a corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet as he suffers from early dementia finds a new friend in a young girl. When her life is threatened by her father's connection with a local crime lord, .the bodyguard must call upon his long forgotten skills to save her.

Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, history
CountryChina, USA
PlotMartial Arts

When a young monk is forced to leave his impoverished monastery, he relies on his extraordinary martial arts skills to survive in the outside world. In search of a mentor, he crosses paths with a Kung Fu master who is in possession of the Book of Secrets, which reveals the lost art of the deadly Ape Strike Kung Fu technique. The rare book is coveted by a sinister father and son who will go to any extremes to obtain it. The monk finds himself immersed in a deadly battle to protect both the book and his master.

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Adventure, Revenge, Uprising
PlaceKorea, Asia

Set in the 19th century, when lowly butcher Dol Moo-Chi refuses to carry out an assignment, his failure causes tragedy to unfold upon his family and himself. As Dol Moo-Chi is about to be executed, a group of righteous thieves known as Kundo arrive.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
CharactersSuperhero, Ninja, Gods
PlotMartial Arts

Bruce Wayne faces a deadly menace from his past, with the help of three former classmates: world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva.

Mission Hunter 2 : Battle Warrior (1996)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, action, adventure
PlotMartial Arts

Tony Jaa (star of the critically Ong-Bak & Warrior King) is the leader of the Panter Squad - a group of martial arts madmen employed by a notorious General and Cartel kingpin on the border of Thailand and The Golden Triangle. They have kidnapped a noted Explorer who has been searching for an ancient priceless artefact that the General is desperate to find and profit from. A team of ruthless mercenaries leads a crack team to free the Explorer, crush the General and Jaa's deadly Panther squad. But before doing so they must overcome the fearsome Black Goblins and the crazed Kung Fu Zombies. Battle Warrior is packed with crazy martial arts from start to finish, and with Tony Jaa, features one of cinema's greatest ever action stars.

Never Back Down (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, sport
PlotLove, Sports, Martial Arts, Fights without rules, Fight, Martial Arts, Rivalry, Boxing, Competitions, Tennis
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing

Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.

Cho Lon (2013)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.8)
PlotMartial Arts

In the heart of Saigon, there's a place where promises are still written in blood.

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Tapped Out (2014)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, drama, sport
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men

A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.