Martial Arts Movies

Martial Arts Movies
List of martial arts movies selected by visitors to our site: The Yin Yang Master, Double World, Born a Champion, Monk Comes Down the Mountain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Project Power, Alita: Battle Angel, The Raid, Mortal Kombat.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Yin Yang Master (2021)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina

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.

Double World (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina

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.

Born a Champion (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA

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?

Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:17

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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia

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

Project Power (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA

An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada
Duration02:28

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.

The Raid (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, USA
Duration01:36

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.

Mortal Kombat (1995)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

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Bloodsport (1988)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

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.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at martial arts, and utilize their formidable skills when they go up against Yoshida, a vicious yakuza drug dealer with ties to Kenner's past.

Hard to Kill (1990)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his father is dead. When Mason wakes up, everyone is in danger - himself, his son, his best friend, his nurse - but most of all those who arranged for his death

Zatoichi (2003)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:56

Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatôichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatôichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:36

Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their differences mano-a-mano.

Unleashed (2005)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.

The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:26

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.

Enter the Dragon (1973)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration01:39

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

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Duration01:35

Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.

Fist of Legend (1994)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction
CountryUnited Kingdom, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration01:43

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.

Shogun Assassin (1980)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:25

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.

The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia
Duration01:54

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1992)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo.

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration01:36

In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Rocky (1976)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

His Nickname Is Beast (1990)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:28

Saveliy Govorkov, an Afghanistan war veteran tries to fight mafia in his own town.

The Glimmer Man (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

13 Assassins (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryJapan, United Kingdom
Duration02:21

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.

Ip Man (2008)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:46

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.




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