Some of The Best Martial Arts Films

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1.
Ip Man (2008)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ A Must See film for any Martial Arts Enthusiast ” - rockero2
 
2.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
 
3.
The Protector (2005)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
 
4.
Fighter in the Wind (2004)
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A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot... (120 mins.)
Director: Yun-ho Yang
 
5.
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
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A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes. (93 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
6.
Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
7.
Born to Fight (2004)
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A group of athletes helping a poor village must stop an evil tyrant and his men from terrorizing the village. (96 mins.)
Director: Panna Rittikrai
 
8.
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
9.
Fearless (2006)
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A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
10.
Dynamite Warrior (2006)
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The story is set in 1890s Siam. Siang (Dan Chupong) is a young Muay Thai warrior and rocketry expert... (103 mins.)
Director: Chalerm Wongpim
 
11.
Fist of Legend (1994)
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In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. (103 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
 
12.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
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A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
13.
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
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A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts. (102 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
14.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
 
15.
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
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After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across. (93 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
 
16.
Heroes of the East (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all... (105 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ AKA Shaolin Challenges Ninja ” - rockero2
 
17.
District B13 (2004)
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Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Lots of jumping over buildings cars and martial arts, cool film a must see. ” - rockero2
 
18.
The Duel (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After a long absence, a master swordsman of royal blood, Yeh Cool-son, returns to the emperor's palace to challenge Snow... (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
19.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ Their are others from Bruce Lee as well ” - rockero2
 
20.
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
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A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He... (107 mins.)
Director: Chang Cheh
“ Awesome film a must see. AKA Chinese Super Ninjas ” - rockero2
 
21.
Duel to Death (1983)
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The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win? (86 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
 
22.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
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Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. (108 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ Pretty Good Film watch it ” - rockero2
 
23.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ Very good action film. Lots of martial arts in this. If you like action and martial arts films check this one out. ” - rockero2
 
24.
13 Assassins (2010)
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A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (141 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike