84+ Awesome Martial Arts Film Fights You May Not Have Seenby The_Phantom_Projectionist | created - 17 Dec 2010 | updated - 10 Apr 2016 | Public
Do a fight scene's participants make me believe that either/any fighter has a chance of winning, or that a scene's star can legitimately best an attacking gang? Do the participants exude genuine physical ability, without needing to rely much on stunt personnel? Is the production clean and transparent, free from sloppy camerawork and overzealous editing? If so, the scene earns a place in my heart. If the movie it's from is relatively obscure, it's got a place in my list.
Here you'll find mostly lower-budget American flicks with some international ones tossed in. Some are older, some are newer, and they're in alphabetical order.
Many thanks to Mantis for his suggestions!
Click here for my other list of fight scenes.
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1. Above the Law (1986)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »
Yuen Biao vs. Peter Cunningham This film is so packed with great fights, you can feel free to insert your personal favorite here instead. I chose this one for being the most satisfyingly grounded and no-nonsense brawl of the bunch, featuring tons of broken glass and the standout performance of Cunningham's career.
2. Adventures of Johnny Tao (2007)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it ... See full summary »
Matthew Twining vs. Matt Mullins A seat-of-the-pants encounter between two promising American Gen-Xers.
3. American Kickboxer (1991)
R | 92 min | Action, Sport
Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. ... See full summary »
John Barrett vs. Brad Morris A 9-minute epic of realistic kickboxing action.
4. Angel of Death (I) (2009)
R | 77 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A career assassin becomes haunted by one of her victims following a near fatal injury to her brain. Becoming a rogue assassin settling the score with her former mob employers, chaos and power struggles ensue.
Zoe Bell vs. John Serge Intensity trumps choreography here, as stuntwoman Bell proves she has no equal in terms of physical legitimacy. About as realistic as a staged fight can get.
5. Attack of the Yakuza (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action
On an isolated ranch in the desert, one man must protect his wife from a secret past that he is now forced to confront. With the sun towering in the sky overhead, the ranch sits beneath the... See full summary »
Johnny Yong Bosch vs. Dan Southworth An extremely tough choice, selected from a great collection of very bloody fights. Both men bring out the best in each other, proving beyond a doubt that they're much more than just ex-Power Rangers.
6. Balance of Power (1996)
R | 92 min | Action
A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned ... See full summary »
Billy Blanks vs. James Lew A solid karate-fu fight between two well-matched opponents, highlighted by some surprising acrobatics and the highest jumping kicks I've ever seen thrown from a standing position.
7. Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy
Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go ... See full summary »
Daniel O'Neill & Gwion Miles in a Warehouse Brawl If you can't stand flipping and tricking, you'll hate this one.
8. Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial arts instructor comes to the defense of a schoolteacher who has taken a stand against a local white supremacist organization.
Pick any of the three encounters wherein Phillip Rhee takes on multiple attackers to show off his peerless forms work.
9. Blood and Bone (2009)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama
In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Michael Jai White vs. Matt Mullins The technique and timing between these two is immaculate. One of the most methodical fights ever filmed.
10. Bloodfist II (1990)
R | 85 min | Action, Sport
Kickboxing champion Jake Raye thought his fighting days were over, until a call from an old friend draws him to the Far East and into the hands of a madman. This time Jake's fighting for ... See full summary »
Votes: 484 | Gross: $1.29M
Manny Samson vs. Dardo De Oro
Timothy Baker vs. Jess C.
Monsour Del Rosario vs. Freddie Ondra
Steve Rogers vs. Israel Ong
At least one of these fights - each of them representing a different fighting style - ought to satisfy any martial arts enthusiast.
11. Bloodmoon (1997)
R | 102 min | Action, Thriller
Martial arts action film finds a retired detective returning to action to stop a martial arts master with steel fingers who is killing champions from all sports.
Gary Daniels vs. Darren Shahlavi The undisputed best fight of their careers.
12. Bloodsport 2 (1996)
R | 90 min | Action, Sport
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, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,515 | Gross: $0.68M
Daniel Bernhardt vs. Ron Hall The pinnacle of a movie filled with awesome tournament-style matches. A cool clash of styles.
13. Bloodsport III (1996 Video)
91 min | Action, Sport
Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle... See full summary »
Daniel Bernhardt vs. Jahi Zuri Zuri's unexpected agility, coupled with Bernhardt's smooth forms, makes for a fight worth waiting for.
14. Born to Defense (1986)
R | 92 min | Action, War
Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second World War must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.
Jet Li vs. Kurt Roland Petersson Their match in the ring is cool, but I prefer the killer of a fight they share in a metalwork factory.
15. Bounty Tracker (1993 Video)
R | 86 min | Action, Drama
Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis ... See full summary »
Lorenzo Lamas vs. Jeff Pruitt, Tsuyoshi Abe, Burton Richardson, Koichi Sakamoto & Leo Lee A two-part encounter demonstrating a karate & weapons standard that Lamas would never be able to top.
16. Breathing Fire (1991)
R | 74 min | Action, Drama
Michael, a Vietnam vet with two kids, pulls off a bank heist with his gang, which includes the bank's manager. To ensure the loyalty of everyone involved, Mike makes a special set of keys, ... See full summary »
Jonathan Ke Quan vs. Eddie Saavedra The weirdest and best brother vs. brother showdown ever filmed with kicks.
17. China O'Brien (1990)
R | 86 min | Action
China O'Brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is ... See full summary »
Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton & Keith Cooke in a Rally Brawl One of the best examples of the good that can come from taking three expert fighters and just turning them loose on a gang of bad guys.
18. China O'Brien II (1990 Video)
R | 92 min | Action
This time China O'Brien has trouble with a dealer who puts a prize on her head because she had spoiled an important drug deal of his. But all the world's criminals will not be enough to ... See full summary »
Cynthia Rothrock & Richard Norton's Industrial Area Brawl The returning heroes spice up this fight with some cool acrobatics and genuine Hong Kong flair.
19. China Strike Force (2000)
R | 103 min | Action
A young Chinese Security Officer, Darren, is called for Team 808, which fights against the smuggling of drugs and corruption. Noriko, a Japanese Interpol officer, collaborates with Darren ... See full summary »
Aaron Kwok & Norika Fujiwara vs. Coolio The oddball entry to this list. None of the performers are legitimate martial artists and the choreography is nothing special, but the fight's hazardous setting and the ability of the performers to sell it makes this one pretty unique.
20. Close Range (2015)
80 min | Action, Crime
A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.
Scott Adkins vs. Jeremy Marinas Respectively armed with a knife and a belt, both performers go through an impressive series of throws and reversals.
21. College Kickboxers (1991)
89 min | Action
A college freshman who trains in martial arts is beaten up at work by a racist gang. His co-worker, a Chinese cook, beats the gang up and trains the young man in kung fu. When a tournament ... See full summary »
Ken McLeod vs. Jeff Langton The final match of the film's tournament offers a strong exhibition of aggressive, technique-based fighting. This is the undisputed highlight of both their careers.
22. Contour (2006 Video)
R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After blowing a big time heist, thug-for-hire Law, must resume his day job as a shady San Francisco tour guide. Before he knows it, Law and his unsuspecting group of tourists are in a race ... See full summary »
Warehouse Randori A fantastic, extended fight & fall demo in which Eric Jacobus, Andy Leung, Ed Kahana, Dennis Ruel, Ray Carbonel, and Tyler Wang go absolutely kick-crazy for 19 minutes.
23. Death Grip (2012 Video)
96 min | Action
In an effort to set his life straight, Kenny Zemacus checks his autistic brother Mark out of the care home where he's spent the past fifteen years since their mother's death. When Kenny ... See full summary »
Eric Jacobus vs. Alvin Hsing Easily one of the best knife fights ever filmed.
24. Death Trance (2005)
R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! Death Trance combines the themes of good versus evil, and the awakening of an unlikely... See full summary »
Tak Sakaguchi's Inn Brawl Tak takes on a host of weird opponents, beating them up with his rapid-fire punches and overhead smacks of his sheathed sword. I'm fairly certain he makes actual contact, most of the time.
25. Die Fighting (2014)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Thriller
When a team of Shaolin-trained kung fu actors is about to get their break in Hollywood, a mysterious and sadistic Director forces them to run a gauntlet through Los Angeles. The Director ... See full summary »
Didier Buson vs. Xin Sarith Wuku The combatants match each other in flexibility and agility, making for a razor-sharp brawl with admirable choreography.
26. Long zai tian ya (1989)
96 min | Action
Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.
Jet Li's Stable Brawl After performing conservatively for most of the movie, Li reverts to his strengths by dueling with a wooden staff, and the effect is thrilling.
27. Dragonwolf (2013)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action
The Devil's Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to ... See full summary »
Patrick Tang vs. Brahim Achabbakhe & Anton Kalinitchenko Exciting use of both the tonfa and ball & chain, followed by a most satisfying hand-to-hand exchange.
28. Drive (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.
Mark Dacascos in a Motel/Garage Fight A lengthy brawl featuring plenty of flips, kicks, use of furniture and footwear as a weapons, and even a sawed-off arm. The definitive Dacascos action scene.
29. Falcon Rising (2014)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure
Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.
Votes: 5,779 | Gross: $0.01M
Michael Jai White vs. Johnny Yang, Kim Do Nguyen, Sam Looc & Yoshi Iizuka One can't help but be entranced by White's hard-hitting forms, especially when using them to strike opponents out of mid-leaps.
30. Hak kuen (2006)
110 min | Action
A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
Jacky Wu vs. Xing Yu Viciously fast and brutally choreographed, the fight highlights the two performers at their kickboxing best.
31. Fighting Madam 2 (1988)
90 min | Action
Action movie about a group of female renegades stopping a fascist psychopath who has formed a guerrilla army in his jungle hideaway
Moon Lee vs. Jackson Ng A fun, frantic exchange in a shed filled with dynamite.
32. Dou fo sin (2007)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 11,247 | Gross: $0.00M
Donnie Yen vs. Collin Chou A cool melding of flashiness and realistic fighting techniques. Yen's love for mixed martial arts is well represented here.
33. Hai kikku gâru! (2009)
Not Rated | 81 min | Action
Young girl Kei Tsuchiya(played by Rina Takeda)is a very talented karate pupil, trained by her sensei Yoshiaki Matsumura(played by Tatsuya Naka). But Kei Tsuchiya is very arrogant and spends... See full summary »
Tatsuya Naka vs. the Destroyers Karate at its absolute best.
34. Huang jia shi jie (1985)
TV-MA | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an ... See full summary »
Michelle Yeoh & Cynthia Rothrock vs. Dick Wei & Fat Chung Two fantastic heroines are born here, with the aid of two fantastic and underrated henchmen. One of the best scenes of its era.
35. In Hell (2003)
R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, Drama
A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.
Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Michael Bailey Smith Using a great combination of karate and grappling, Van Damme takes the fight to arguably his most intimidating opponent.
36. Naam yi boon sik (2007)
R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Nicholas Tse & Shawn Yue vs. Jacky Wu It's so rare to find a genuinely emotional martial arts fight; this is one. Consider its sheer grittiness and Wu's awesome portrayal as an invincible beast, and you've got a classic on your hands.
37. Kampfansage - Der letzte Schüler (2005)
Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Welcome to the future. Civilization has been obliterated by natural catastrophes and global economic collapse. In the rotting skeletons of once great cities, the remnants of mankind ... See full summary »
Mathis Landwehr vs. Volkram Zschiesche A quarterstaff fight transitions into a very pleasing hand-to-hand exchange.
38. Kill 'em All (2012)
R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber. To break out of this concrete hell they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and ... See full summary »
Joe Lewis vs. Ice Chongko The film is filled with a variety of diverse fights, but I especially appreciate this intricately-paced, well-choreographed exhibition of defensive karate by one of the martial arts' best practitioners.
39. Kiltro (2006)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Chilean brawler and stuntman Marko Zaror marks his emergence onto the international action scene with this fast-paced martial arts film about the leader of a small Chilean street gang who ... See full summary »
Marko Zaror vs. a Gang of 20 Proves that you don't have to be 5'6" to perform complex flipping, spinning, cut-your-throat-with-my-heel-blade combinations.
40. Manhattan Chase (2000)
97 min | Action, Drama
After six years as a guest of the state, mob hit man Jason Reed wants nothing more than to get an honest job and spend time with his young son, Tommy. He is not ten steps outside of the ... See full summary »
Loren Avedon & Roberto Gutierrez vs. Steve Tartalia & Brendan Kelly It's amazing that such a sloppy movie can feature such a smooth brawl, full of cool kicks.
41. Martial Law II: Undercover (1991 Video)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime
Sean and Billie are undercover cops and martial arts masters. Investigating the death of a cop, they uncover a deadly ring of murder and corruption at a glitzy nightclub where the rich are ... See full summary »
Evan Lurie vs. Oscar Dillon & Rico McClinton Muscle-bound martial artist takes on two huge bruisers. Believe me, it's very fun to watch.
42. Merantau (2009)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama
In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the ... See full summary »
Iko Uwais vs. Mads Koudal & Laurent Buson One of the more visibly taxing fights I've seen. You get the impression that the performers are genuinely giving it their all, with very pleasing results.
43. Mission of Justice (1992)
R | 91 min | Action
"Law and order" mayorial candidate Brigitte Nielsen is the ruthless and racist leader of a secret neo-fascist group out to take control of the city by whatever means necessary.
Jeff Wincott vs. "the Gauntlet" Wielding his signature twin clubs, Wincott takes on 18 similarly-armed opponents, featuring some of the best choreography this side of the Pacific.
44. Mo fei cui (1986)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with ... See full summary »
Cynthia Rothrock & Andy Lau vs. Richard Norton Arguably the best fight between Rothrock and Norton, and a powerful early showing by a young Lau...staged next to a flying saucer.
45. Mortal Enemies (2011)
R | 103 min | Action
After making a brotherly bond with a fellow orphan and reunited by tragedy they fight to save Verdy's fiancée and stop the international crime scandal together.
Robin Shou & Verdy Bhawanta vs. the Pirates This brawl's a star-maker: Shou is serviceable, but newcomer Verdy excels at his capoeira- and pro wrestling-style choreography.
46. Somtum (2008)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
An action movie about a 7-foot-tall docile man who learns Muy Thai and then uses his new skills to help solve a case of stolen diamonds.
Nathan Jones vs. Sylvester Terkay, Luther Reigns & Tom Howard Panna Rittikrai proves that he can choreograph a pro wrestling-style fight just as well as a muay thai match.
47. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.
Scott Adkins vs. Kane Kosugi A maelstrom of martial arts technique with some broken furniture and weapons thrown in for good measure. Kane has never looked better.
48. No hoi wai lung (1995)
Yuen Biao, Cynthia Khan & Monsour Del Rosario vs. Billy Chow Overlook the excessive undercranking and you'll see a wonderfully-choreographed fight with Chow at his near-best as an unstoppable brawler.
49. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,960 | Gross: $4.66M
Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Ron Pohnel Most folks tend to laud the final battle featuring Kurt McKinney, but I prefer the faster, lengthier, and technically-sounder fight directly before it.
50. No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
R | 92 min | Adventure, Action
In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Votes: 1,227 | Gross: $0.11M
Loren Avedon vs. Matthias Hues A furious brawl taking both men through two buildings and finishing in an alligator pit.
51. No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers (1990)
R | 101 min | Action
Two feuding brothers (one a policeman, the other a martial arts expert) of different political views, join forces to avenge the death of their father, a retired agent, killed by the mafia.
Loren Avedon & Keith Vitali vs. Rion Hunter & Mark Russo Some obvious doubling present, but it doesn't take away from the best fight ever staged in an airplane hangar and atop a scaffold.
52. On Deadly Ground (1994)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.
Votes: 19,352 | Gross: $38.59M
Steven Seagal's Bar Brawl Quite possibly the best fight scene staged in a bar, ever.
53. Out for Justice (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.
Votes: 18,334 | Gross: $39.67M
Steven Seagal's Bar Brawl See above.
54. Police Story (1985)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop.
Jackie Chan's Mall Brawl The most intense and creative instance of Chan just cutting loose against a gang of opponents.
55. Qun long xi feng (1989)
95 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a ... See full summary »
Sammo Hung vs. Lau Kar Leung A fierce but humorous brawl. The hand-to-hand portion is good, but the pole fight is what makes this memorable.
56. Raging Phoenix (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Romance
A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched ... See full summary »
Jeeja Yanin vs. Jindasing Roongtawan Though it's a stretch to believe that anybody can absorb *this* many punishing blows of knees, feet, and elbows, it's an amazingly-choreographed and satisfyingly long exchange.
57. Rapid Fire (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »
Votes: 6,880 | Gross: $14.36M
Brandon Lee vs. Al Leong A well matched, well shot, back & forth fight demonstrating complex technical exchanges, tactical feinting, and acrobatics. The best of both their unique careers.
58. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »
Votes: 3,508 | Gross: $10.33M
Sho Kosugi & Keith Vitali vs. Steve Ketcher, Donre Sampson, Steven Lambert & Jogi Hollands The ninja warrior and karate fighter turn a playground into a war zone with weapons-inclusive choreography.
59. Ring of Steel (1994)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama
A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of ... See full summary »
Robert Chapin vs. Gary Kasper Not a strict martial arts battle, but the swordfighting equivalent of something so cool you can only find it in a B-movie.
60. Sakura Killers (1987)
83 min | Action
Ninjas steal a research tape. Colonel chuck connors sends two agents undercover to retrieve it. Ninjas are sent to scare them off. The two seek help and are trained by a ninja master to become Ninjas themselves.
Mike Kelly, George Nicholas & Manji Otsuki vs. Jack Long An exciting, high-speed sword fight accentuated by plenty of outrageous ninja tricks.
61. Showdown (I) (1993)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action
Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose... See full summary »
Kenn Scott vs. Ken McLeod A climatic battle of youths, the strength lies in its emotional impact.
62. Skin Trade (2014)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Votes: 6,219 | Gross: $0.00M
Tony Jaa vs. Michael Jai White Expectations for this one may be unattainably high, but both performers get to show off why they're stars of the martial arts scene.
63. Special Forces (2003 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War
In a former Soviet Republic, the President is oppressing the people and with help from a former Bosnian General who's a sadist, he is extremely hated. An American reporter goes there to ... See full summary »
Scott Adkins vs. Vladislavas Jacukevicius Adkins' first collaboration with director Isaac Florentine. You know it's a good match when you get such a great, lengthy showdown out of the very first outing. And why the heck hasn't Vlad been in more onscreen fights?
64. Superfights (1995)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Cody has always wanted to enter the world of the Superfights, a free fighting tournament. One night, he rescues a girl from a mugging and he becomes a national hero. Then, he is ... See full summary »
Brandon Gaines vs. Keith Vitali Brave a stunningly poorly-acted movie for a 6-minute encounter featuring some of the best kicking combinations you'll ever see.
65. The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
When Sandy, a call girl at "The Naked Eye", ends up dead, her friend and only ally in the world, Jake, goes on a manhunt to find out who killed her.
Votes: 1,812 | Gross: $0.02M
Jason Yee vs. Sonny Sison, Chad Guerrero, Masaaki Endo & Anthony Nanakornpanom Shot in a single take with a single panning camera, this is simultaneously one of the smoothest and one of the most believable one-against-many fights I have ever seen.
66. The King of the Kickboxers (1990)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sport
A cop goes undercover in Thailand to avenge his brother's death in this martial arts film.
Loren Avedon vs. Billy Blanks Wearing costumes representing rivalling Hindu deities, they bring the house down inside a huge bamboo cage with nonstop flying and spinning kicks.
67. Long hang tian xia (1992)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny, who wants nothing more than to kill his old master to show everyone who... See full summary »
Jet Li vs. Jerry Trimble From the Li archives comes the miniature dream match of wushu expert vs. champion kickboxer. The movie is questionable but their final fight doesn't disappoint.
68. The Perfect Weapon (1991)
R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $14.06M
Jeff Speakman vs. James Lew, Ray Sua & Leo Lee Excellent choreography in a three-on-one fight that does an sound job of bringing kenpo karate to Hollywood.
69. The Process (1998)
R | 90 min | Action
When martial arts champion Pinoy travels to America, his fighting skills are put to the test when he finds himself in the middle of a violent gang war. Forced into sudden street combat ... See full summary »
Shishir Inocalla, Ernie Reyes, Jr. & Sr. Home Invasion An action-packed segment featuring three very talented men using acrobatic kicks and a variety of weapons to fight off waves of attackers, along with UFC star Kimo Leopoldo.
70. Tom yum goong 2 (2013)
R | 104 min | Action
When the owner of a major elephant camp is murdered, Kham finds himself the number one suspect and on the run from both the police and the deceased's vengeful twin nieces. But luck is on ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,694 | Gross: $0.00M
Tony Jaa vs. Marrese Crump A rough match taking place in front of an enormous docked ship. Crump looks absolutely legitimate as he takes the fight to Jaa and drives him to desperation.
71. The Tournament (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Thriller
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »
Kelly Hu vs. Scott Adkins A relentlessly vicious brawl in a church that secured Hu's reputation as an action heroine.
72. Thunderbolt (1995)
R | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.
Jackie Chan's Garage Fight No one takes on multiple opponents quite as entertainingly as Jackie.
73. Sai hak chin (1990)
TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An ex-cop and divorce lawyer team up with a gangster to clear their names after getting involved in a dirty money scheme led by a vicious money launderer, who plans to expand his business and wipe out anyone who stands in his way.
Donnie Yen vs. John Salvitti The real-life friendship between these two translates into an absolutely mesmerizing swordfight that only two guys who know each other this well can pull off without killing each other for real.
74. Triple Impact (1992 Video)
97 min | Action
Three experts in different styles of combat must join forces when they're hired to go to the jungles of Asia and find and retrieve a priceless artifact, the golden head of Buddha. A team of evil mercs wants to get to the head first.
Dale Cook, Ron Hall & Bridgett Riley vs. Ned Hourani's Gang A ton of action from some of the most underrated performers of this genre.
75. U.S. Seals II (2001 Video)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure
A commando of retired US SEALs must invade an island in North Japan from where a rogue ex-SEAL menaces to launch a nuclear strike against the US. Because of a leak of natural gas, fighting is restricted to blade weapons.
A weapons-filled randori in a junkyard featuring Michael Worth, Karen Kim, Hakim Alston, Mitch Gould, Dan Southworth, Sophia Crawford, Marshall Teague, and Andy Cheng supplying as much martial arts action in a few minutes as some people see in a whole year.
76. Under the Gun (1995)
R | 90 min | Action
A debt-ridden night club owner has to take on Italian and Asian mobsters, corrupt police, and an angry pimp that he threw out of the club to try to keep his club in business.
Richard Norton vs. Sam Greco Proves that with enough skill and imagination, you can stage a very neat bar brawl on a micro budget.
77. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006 Video)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.
Michael Jai White vs. Scott Adkins Choose between two very good encounters.
78. Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010 Video)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.
Scott Adkins vs. Lateef Crowder No two fighters have ever moved so gracefully while hitting each other so hard.
79. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.
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Scott Adkins vs. Andrei Arlovski A bloody brawl in a sporting goods store, featuring both combatants beating the heck out of each other with baseball bats.
80. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol"... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Andrei Arlovski Van Damme visibly ages several years during what's arguably the most aggressive and demanding fight of his career. Arlovski is virtually unstoppable.
81. Kuai can che (1984)
TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in... See full summary »
Jackie Chan vs. Benny Urquidez Using his excellent kickboxing techniques, Urquidez beats back the comedian in Jackie and draws out the martial artist for arguably the best grounded fight he's ever had.
82. Who Am I? (1998)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.
Jackie Chan vs. Yung Kwan & Ron Smoorenburg A creative encounter in which everybody shines. Smoorenburg in particular is a virtual tornado of kicks.
83. Wicked Game (2002)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action
A pair of small time thieves bungle their biggest heist, get pulled into a scheme of deadly deceit and ultimately stumble onto a second chance to redeem themselves.
Johnny Yong Bosch in a Hangar Brawl Yong is like a young Jackie Chan as he fights, flips, falls, and utterly amazes with the aid of the spectacular Alpha Stunts team.
84. Za jia xiao zi (1979)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.
Yuen Biao & Sammo Hung vs. Lau Kar Wing The most entertaining and genuinely acrobatic demonstration of monkey kung fu ever put to film, and one of the few fights choreographed in the "classic" Hong Kong style that I actually like.