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Best Movies Featuring Kung Fu / Martial Arts
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Movie: Chocolate ( 2008 )
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Movie: Jin yi wei ( 2010 )
A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.
Movie: Bloodsport ( 1988 )
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.
Movie: Bloodsport 2 ( 1996 )
After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. Especially one of the guards, Demien, feels upset by Alex appearance and tortures him as often as he gets the opportunity. Alex finds one friend and mentor in the jailhouse, Master Sun, who teaches him a superior fighting style called Iron Hand. When a 'best of the best kumite' is to take place, Demien gets an invitation. Now Master Sun and Alex need to find a way to let Alex take part in the kumite too.
Movie: The Quest ( 1996 )
A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary "Lost City", located in Tibet. They plan to steal a priceless statue "Golden Dragon" during the martial arts tournament.
Movie: The Karate Kid ( 1984 )
A Japanese martial arts instructor agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.
Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ( 2000 )
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny ( 2016 )
A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Movie: The Raid 2 ( 2014 )
Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.
Movie: The Raid: Redemption ( 2012 )
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.
Movie: Black Mask ( 1996 )
A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.
Movie: The Warlords ( 2007 )
Set in China in the 1860's during the Taiping Rebellion, the story is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. Loyalist General Qingyun is the only survivor of a battle with anti-Qing rebels. He encounters a starving village, whose inhabitants engage in banditry to survive, where he is nursed back to health by the attractive Liansheng. With his strength regained, Qingyun impresses one of the village bandit leaders, Jiang Wuyang, with his fighting skills. Wuyang introduces him to his "big brother", who also happens to be Liansheng's husband, Zhao Erhu and Qingyun begins to assist them with their raids. Qingyun convinces his two new comrades to form a loyalist army unit to fight the rebels and feed their own people. The three men swear a blood oath. Their stunning military successes impress the governing powers, but as Qingyun's influence begins to grow, they soon fear him. The political and emotional stakes will be tested, leading to differences between the blood brothers.
Movie: Fearless ( 2006 )
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
Movie: Ip Man ( 2008 )
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
Movie: Ip Man 2 ( 2010 )
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
Movie: Ip Man 3 ( 2015 )
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Movie: Ip Man: The Final Fight ( 2013 )
In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time ...
Movie: The Legend Is Born: Ip Man ( 2010 )
Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.
Movie: Ip Man 4: The Finale ( 2019 )
The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.
Movie: Master Z: Ip Man Legacy ( 2018 )
While keeping a low profile after his defeat by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi gets into trouble after getting in a fight with a powerful foreigner.
Movie: Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior ( 2003 )
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.
Movie: Ong Bak 2 ( 2008 )
A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.
Movie: Ong-bak 3 ( 2010 )
Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel.
Movie: Kung Fu Hustle ( 2004 )
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
Movie: Drunken Master ( 1978 )
Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.
Movie: Cine sunt? ( 1998 )
A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.
Movie: Enter the Dragon ( 1973 )
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Movie: Fist of Fury ( 1972 )
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.
Movie: Five Deadly Venoms ( 1978 )
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.
Movie: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin ( 1978 )
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government.
Movie: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi ( 2003 )
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
Movie: Zatoichi ( 1989 )
Older, wiser but still a wandering loner, the blind, peace-loving masseur Ichi seeks a peaceful life in a rural village. When he's caught in the middle of a power struggle between two rival Yakuza clans, his reputation as a deadly defender of the innocent is put to the ultimate test in a series of sword-slashing showdowns.
Movie: Zatoichi: The Last ( 2010 )
A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Movie: Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins ( 2012 )
A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.
Movie: Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno ( 2014 )
Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.
Movie: Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends ( 2014 )
Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Movie: Return of the Dragon ( 1974 )
Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help save the family restaurant from a group of thugs who want the property for themselves.
Movie: Fist of Legend ( 1994 )
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
Movie: Once Upon a Time in China ( 1991 )
Late 1800s Foshan, Guangdong: Wong Fei Hung/Jet Li trains men in martial arts to help defend against foreign powers already holding Hong Kong and Macau. He looks after cute 13th Aunt, who's just returned from England. Lots of fight scenes.
Movie: Once Upon a Time in China II ( 1992 )
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military. With his friends, loved ones, and the future of China itself at stake, Wong must once again use his martial arts skills to defend the innocent.
Movie: Once Upon a Time in China III ( 1992 )
Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Movie: Once Upon a Time in China V ( 1994 )
Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.
Movie: Once Upon a Time in China and America ( 1997 )
Following an ambush in his visit to America, Wong Fei-hung becomes separated from his fellow travelers and suffers memory loss.
TV Show: The New Legends of Monkey ( 2018 )
Inspired by the 16th Century Chinese fable Journey to the West, The New Legends of Monkey follows a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world.
Movie: The New Legend of Shaolin ( 1994 )
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences follow. In the end, they must call on all of their abilities in a battle royale, to attempt to vanquish a supernatural man-monster or die trying.
Movie: Kung Fury ( 2015 )
In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - Kung Führer, a.k.a. Adolf Hitler.
Movie: Birth of the Dragon ( 2017 )
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.
Movie: The Grandmaster ( 2013 )
The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.
Movie: Unbeatable ( 2013 )
Fai, once a world champion in boxing, escapes to Macau from the loan sharks and unexpectedly encounters Qi, a young chap who is determined to win a boxing match. Fai becomes Qi's mentor and rediscovers his passion to fight not only in the ring but for his life and ones he cares.
Movie: Blood and Bone ( 2009 )
In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Movie: Man of Tai Chi ( 2013 )
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.
Movie: Tai Chi Zero ( 2012 )
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.
Movie: The Protector ( 2005 )
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
Movie: Unleashed ( 2005 )
A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.
Movie: The One ( 2001 )
A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. With only one version remaining, he races against the clock to finish him and become "The One."
Movie: Undisputed 3: Redemption ( 2010 )
Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.
Movie: The Lost Bladesman ( 2011 )
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.
Movie: Kiss of the Dragon ( 2001 )
A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.
Movie: Seven Swords ( 2005 )
Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.
Movie: Drunken Tai Chi ( 1984 )
A spoiled young man - on the run from a ruthless killer - hooks up with a puppeteer and his wife who are masters of the art of tai chi; the only style that can defeat the killer.
Movie: Painted Skin ( 2008 )
An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.
Movie: Iceman ( 2014 )
An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.
Movie: Kung Fu Jungle ( 2014 )
A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Movie: Flash Point ( 2007 )
A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger.
Movie: Dragon Inn ( 1992 )
This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect in his quest to rule China. An extravagant climax features dizzying acrobatics and masterful fight sequences.
Movie: Wing Chun ( 1994 )
Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this male-based society of the time. The climactic battle to the death is a dazzler.
Movie: Special ID ( 2013 )
A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.
Movie: Hwasango ( 2001 )
Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.
Movie: Rush Hour ( 1998 )
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Movie: Rush Hour 2 ( 2001 )
Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.
Movie: Rush Hour 3 ( 2007 )
After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.
Movie: The Young Master ( 1980 )
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much martial arts mayhem and mistaken-identity silliness ensue.
Movie: City Hunter ( 1993 )
A self-indulgent private investigator winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
Movie: The Forbidden Kingdom ( 2008 )
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Movie: Mr. Nice Guy ( 1997 )
A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry, and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Movie: The Tuxedo ( 2002 )
A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.
Movie: Rumble in the Bronx ( 1995 )
A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.
Movie: Police Story ( 1985 )
A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.
Movie: Police Story 2 ( 1988 )
The Hong Kong supercop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers, while the villains of Police Story (1985) are out for revenge.
Movie: New Police Story ( 2004 )
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
Movie: Police Story 3: Super Cop ( 1992 )
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Movie: Police Story 4: First Strike ( 1996 )
This installment of Chan's Police Story film franchise has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.
Movie: Romeo Must Die ( 2000 )
An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.
Movie: Shaolin Temple ( 1982 )
A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.
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