All combat sport documentaries I know of (more to come)

by m_roberts_07 | created - 07 Jun 2012 | updated - 23 Aug 2012 | Public

This is some of the recent or even old documentaries that could be enjoyable to anyone who is involved in martial arts or boxing and any other combat orientated sport will be posted in this list.

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1. Fightville (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Sport

6.5
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60 Metascore

A documentary that focuses on a group of young athletes in southern Louisiana as they work toward achieving their goals of becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Stars: 'Bad' Chad Broussard, Jere' Folley Chaisson, 'Crazy' Tim Credeur, Derek Gauthier

Votes: 809

2. John Wayne Parr: Blessed with Venom (2011)

95 min | Biography

7.9
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Chronicling the life and career of Australian Muay Thai superstar and 7 times World Champion, John Wayne Parr.

Director: Guy Norris | Stars: John Wayne Parr, Richard Norton, Richard Vell, Stephen Fox

Votes: 58

3. The Smashing Machine (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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This is a documentary that follows M.M.A. great Mark Kerr, and his string of amazing victories in the ring.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Mark Kerr, Mark Coleman, Dawn Staples, Bas Rutten

Votes: 1,537

4. Like Water (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Croce | Stars: Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Penny Buffington, Junior Dos Santos

Votes: 1,413

5. The Ultimate Iceman: Chuck Liddell (2007 Video)

Sport

7.7
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A documentary that follows the illustrious career of legendary MMA fighter Chuck Liddell from prospect to UFC champion.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Star: Chuck Liddell

Votes: 37

6. The Fighters (2013 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Mixed Martial Arts is misunderstood as being a blood sport . A reckless and violent sport with no regard to the safety of the participants solely for entertainment of others. The athletes ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Johnson | Stars: Kevin Asplund, Sergio Cunha, Shana Nelson, B.J. Penn

7. Fighting Fear (2011)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.3
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Mark and Richie dream of being the best. Both are fearless, daring each other to surf bigger waves, party harder, take greater risks which triggers a series of events that threaten to derail everything they have worked so hard for.

Director: Macario De Souza | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Mick Fanning, Mark Mathews, B.J. Penn

Votes: 75

8. Renzo Gracie: Legacy (2008)

78 min | Documentary

8.0
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A 10 year history of mixed martial arts through the eyes of Renzo Gracie, one of its most charismatic pioneers."

Director: Gethin Aldous | Stars: Renzo Gracie, Robson Gracie, Ryan Gracie, Ralph Gracie

Votes: 79

9. Jens Pulver: Driven (2011)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

6.9
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Probes the incredible personal story of legendary UFC fighter, Jens Pulver, as he journeys back into the cage for what may be his final bout.

Director: Gregory Bayne | Stars: Jens Pulver, Connor Flynn, Scott Jorgensen, Tony Fryklund

Votes: 139

10. Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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The story of the life and career of boxer Sonny Liston, who rose from being a violent street enforcer for an organized crime ring to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Sonny Liston, William Nack, Jerry Izenberg, Geraldine Liston

Votes: 51

11. Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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Filmmaker Barbara Kopple profiles the life and career of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and the surrounding events that led to his 1992 6 year prison conviction.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Mike Tyson, Kevin Rooney, Desiree Washington, Curtis Ratliff

Votes: 142

12. Mike Tyson: The Inside Story (1995 Video)

Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Star: Mike Tyson

Votes: 16

13. I Beat Mike Tyson (2013)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.2
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In a working class suburb of Boston, an out of shape boxer prepares himself for what will be his last fight. In 2005 things were different, Kevin McBride then an unknown journeyman beat ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein

Votes: 14

14. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,199 | Gross: $2.67M

15. Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (1969)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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77 Metascore

He's the greatest fighter of all time. A sports icon that is loved throughout the world. A man driven by his ambition to be the best. Muhammad Ali is a name that to this day puts fear in ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Angelo Dundee, Jack Nilon

Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.02M

16. a.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Sport

6.8
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The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Floyd Patterson

Votes: 544

17. Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (1969)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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77 Metascore

He's the greatest fighter of all time. A sports icon that is loved throughout the world. A man driven by his ambition to be the best. Muhammad Ali is a name that to this day puts fear in ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Angelo Dundee, Jack Nilon

Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World (2001)

115 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Billy Crystal, Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Rod Steiger

Votes: 394

19. Nick News Presents: LifeStory: Muhammad Ali (2001 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Josh Veselka | Star: Muhammad Ali

20. The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Laila Ali, Bob Arum, Howard L. Bingham, Angelo Dundee

21. Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Sport

2.1
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A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.

Director: Matthew Mallinson | Stars: Bruce Lee, Fred Williamson, Ron Van Clief, Adolph Caesar

Votes: 1,035

22. The Real Bruce Lee (1973)

93 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

5.2
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He's back. An early Bruce Lee film found in the Chinese archives, and introducing the new sensation Dragon Lee, and Bruce Li. The complete fury of martial arts as never before..

Director: Jim Markovic | Stars: Bruce Lee, Bruce Li, Dragon Lee, Hwang-ki Baek

Votes: 255

23. Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000 Video)

100 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

8.1
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Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »

Directors: John Little, Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Archer, Sun-Man Bae

Votes: 2,317

24. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: Bruce Lee, Paul Bowman, Daniele Bolelli, Richard Bustillo

Votes: 3,205

25. Bruce Lee, the Legend (1984)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary

7.3
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The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.

Director: Leonard Ho | Stars: Bruce Lee, James B. Nicholson, Hoi-Chuen Lee, Raymond Chow

Votes: 718

26. The Curse of the Dragon (1993)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.0
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Documentary of the life of actor Bruce Lee, with interviews with cast members and crews who worked with him.

Directors: Tom Kuhn, Fred Weintraub | Stars: George Takei, Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 705

27. Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee (1993)

92 min | Documentary, Action

7.0
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The truth behind the mysterious death of Bruce Lee is exposed in this documentary that includes accounts by people who were present at the time of Lee's premature death. Features never-before-seen exclusive footage of Bruce Lee.

Director: Toby Russell | Stars: Jon T. Benn, Linda Lee Cadwell, Chaplin Chang, Leo Fong

Votes: 107

28. How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Webb | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jackie Chan, Margaret Cho, Raymond Chow

Votes: 462

29. Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973)

85 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary that examines the life and the untimely death of superstar Bruce Lee.

Director: Shih Wu | Stars: Mei Wang, Bruce Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, George Lazenby

Votes: 179

30. The Life of Bruce Lee (1994 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Documentary about martial arts actor Bruce Lee, from his birth in 1940 till his death in 1973, with interviews with his fellow actors and family. Dedicated to his son, Brandon.

Director: Guy Scutter | Stars: Bob Bremer, Jackie Chan, James Coburn, Taky Kimura

Votes: 217

31. The Path of the Dragon (1998 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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An informative documentary about the ancient practice of Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple in China. The documentary centers on both the history of martial arts and the phenomenal impact Bruce ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Missingham | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Archer, Robert Baker, Jackie Chan

Votes: 155

32. Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania (1992)

85 min | Action, Documentary

6.7
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Director: Sandy Oliveri | Stars: Bruce Lee, Peter Archer, Robert Baker, Jackie Chan

Votes: 46

33. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary

7.4
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The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 4,110

34. Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors (2011– )

Documentary

8.5
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Jean-Claude Van Damme aka 'The Muscles from Brussels' is a massive box office star with roles in movies including Bloodsport, Universal Soldier and The Expendables 2. In Jean-Claude Van ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Flemyng, Gladys Portugues, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kris Van Damme

Votes: 339

35. Universal Soldier Regeneration: Behind the Lines (2010 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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The making of Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009).

Stars: Andrei Arlovski, Aki Avni, Craig Baumgarten, Philip Harrison

Votes: 12

36. Dans la peau de Jean-Claude Van Damme (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.9
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If you want to find out how it is being Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Director: Fred Fiol | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Gilardi

Votes: 79

37. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1995)

58 min | Documentary

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude met in Paris in 1958 and so began an extraordinary adventure in art, a series of spectacular public art works in many parts of the world that reached its climax in... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

38. Steven Seagal v Justin Lee Collins (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Steven Seagal, Justin Lee Collins

Votes: 11

39. Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999 Video)

94 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary where Jackie Chan and his stuntman team show you the secrets of some of the great stunts they do in films. The film also takes you on the sets of "Who Am I?" and "Rush Hour".

Directors: Jackie Chan, Xavier Lee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ken Lo, Bradley James Allan, Anthony Carpio

Votes: 972

40. Jackie Chan: My Story (1998 Video)

PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary

6.9
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About Jackie Chan is written and filmed very much. A living legend, a unique creative personality, one of the biggest movie stars in the history of cinema, a man whose enthusiastic love for... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Willie Chan, Charles Chan, Stanley Tong

Votes: 556

41. Long de shen chu: Shi luo de pin tu (2003)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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A surprising look at the past of movie star Jackie Chan and the difficulties of Chinese families during the Culture Revolution.

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kristina Cepraga, Yuk-Lan Chan, Gui-Lan Chen

Votes: 117

42. Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Phillip Dye | Stars: Jackie Chan, Greg O'Neil, Chris Tucker, Brett Ratner

Votes: 91

43. Jackie Chan: Stunt Master and Mentor (2010 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Stars: Jackie Chan, Brian Levant, Madeline Carroll, Alina Foley

Votes: 8

44. Jackie Chan: The Inside Story (2004 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Martin Callanan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Mark Hamilton, Lucy Liu, Brett Ratner

Votes: 15

45. Jet Li Is 'The One' (2002 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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well basically jet li becomes a dimensional time traveler and has to go to all of the other dimensions fighting the other jet li's, until there is "one", and he becomes more powerful each one he beats

Stars: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Delroy Lindo, Carla Gugino

Votes: 652

46. Fight Science (2006– )

Documentary

8.1
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Infrared cameras, sensors and computerized test dummies allow engineers to exactly calculate the incredible physics and physiology that produce martial arts' devastating force-at last, separating myth from reality.

Stars: Robert Leigh, Bren Foster, Cynthia Bir, David Sandler

Votes: 335

47. History of MMA (2012)

Documentary, History, Sport

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Director: Bobby Razak | Stars: Bas Rutten, John Lewis, John McCarthy, Charles 'Mask' Lewis Jr.

48. Once I Was a Champion (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.5
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Adventure seeker, fighter, philosopher, writer and alcoholic died on September 8th, 2008 in the desert north of Brawley, California. He was on a quest to find buried treasure. "Treasure" does not necessarily refer to something material.

Director: Gerard Roxburgh | Stars: Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, John Herzfeld

Votes: 209

49. New York Mixed Martial Arts (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

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New York MMA is an enthralling documentary that provides a back seat view of the grass roots struggle to legalize and regulate the professional sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York State.

Directors: Kahleem Poole, Reggie Hines | Stars: Eddie Alvarez, Luiz Azeredo, Josh Barnett, Manual Casais

50. The Modern Warrior (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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We see them mostly in brutal competitions - fighting for championships, for honor, for glory. But who are the people who we have come to know as the world's top fighters? Who are these ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Pollack | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Matt Hughes, Robbie Lawler, Chuck Liddell

Votes: 10

51. Top Fighter (1995 Video)

100 min | Documentary, Action

6.5
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Welcome to the world of the martial arts. A voyage for the times of the martial arts cinema, from the beginning in China in the 6th Century B.C. by a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, until the ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Russell | Stars: Joel Cutrara, Jackie Chan, Sing Chen, Leo Fong

Votes: 117

52. Countdown to WFA: King of the Streets (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 31 min | Documentary

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30-minute countdown show for "WFA: King of the Streets" mixed martial arts PPV event, which was held on July 22, 2006, at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

Directors: Simon Cooper, Joel Toohey | Stars: Josh Barnett, Bill Goldberg, Josh Gross, Loretta Hunt

53. Modern Warriors (2002 TV Movie)

56 min | Action, Documentary

7.2
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Over 80 of the world's greatest martial artists demonstrate techniques and discuss philosophy in this fascinating account of the martial arts phenomenon and its increasing global popularity... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Peter Aerts, Ron Balicki, David Carradine, Babatu Vita Casel

Votes: 94

54. Fighter (2006)

58 min | Documentary

7.8
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With unprecedented access behind the scenes, FIGHTER takes an irreverent yet brutally honest look at the world of Reality fighters from their own perspective, through tournaments, training,... See full summary »

Director: Pericles Lewnes | Stars: Rico Chiapparelli, Randy Couture

Votes: 29

55. The Striking Truth 3D (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

6.4
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Documentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David "The Crow" Loiseau. The movie follows the two fighters over the past four years, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Wong | Stars: Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau, Jonathan Chaimberg, Patrick Cote

Votes: 190

56. Mexican Fighter (2013)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.9
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The historical impact of Mexican fighters in mixed martial arts.

Director: Bobby Razak | Stars: Julio Cesar Chavez, Jacob 'Stitch' Duran, Gilbert Melendez, Tito Ortiz

Votes: 25

57. UFC Bad Blood: Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz (2011 Video)

Sport

7.8
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A documentary that examines how UFC superstars Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell went from being friends to enemies which culminated in some of the biggest fights in the history of MMA.

Stars: Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Dana White

Votes: 29

58. Bad Boy & Iceman: A Closer Look (2004 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Two mixed-martial-arts friends finally confront each other as enemies for a legendary UFC face-off.

Stars: Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz

59. Awakening World (2012)

40 min | Documentary

7.1
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What fuels an AWAKENING WORLD? That's what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover by exploring questions at the core of human fulfillment from "what is love?" to "what is the ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Siegel | Stars: Eugenio Lopez Alonso, Ed Begley Jr., Andy Behrman, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 18

Ken Shamrock

60. Life in the Cage (2001 Video)

52 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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A candid look into the world of Mixed Martial Arts competition.

Director: Edward Doty | Stars: Vernon White, Jerry Bohlander, Eddie Bravo, Chris Brennan

Votes: 21

61. Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring (2008)

83 min | Documentary

7.7
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On June 16, 1983, in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 at Madison Square Garden, the lives of two young men were forever changed during a controversial boxing match. A tough club fighter ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Drath | Stars: Eric Drath, Luis Resto, Steve Farhood, Randy Gordon

Votes: 289

62. Fight Spirit Pride (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

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A documentary shot over the course of 10 years about MMA, UFC and other organizations. The film focuses on a fighter who is struggling between winning his title back, and being there for ... See full summary »

Director: Garianno Lorenzo | Stars: Mark Hominick, Kevin James, Georges St-Pierre, Sam Stout

63. The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo (2010)

Documentary, Sport

7.5
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This is story of the Gracie Family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the creation of Mixed Martial Arts events. It shows the dissemination of one of the greatest chapters of the 20th Century in ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Cesar Bota | Stars: João Alberto, Bob Anderson, Victor Cesar Bota, Gary Busey

Votes: 36

64. Countdown to Destiny (2007 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Nate Adams | Stars: Charles Bennett, Gina Carano, Bill Goldberg, Renzo Gracie

65. I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (2005)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Chronicles Madonna's 2004 Re-Invention World Tour and "new" Madonna

Directors: Jonas Åkerlund, Dago Gonzales | Stars: Madonna, Stuart Price, Steve Sidelnyk, Monte Pittman

Votes: 1,736

66. Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts (1998 Video)

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Director: Nancy Gimbrone | Stars: Michael Bernardo, David Carradine, Chris Casamassa, Joe Corley

Votes: 7

67. The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

6.6
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A look at the history of martial arts films from their chinese roots to the present, presented by Samuel L. Jackson.

Director: Keith R. Clarke | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, David Carradine, Jackie Chan, Pei-Pei Cheng

Votes: 292

68. The Bladed Hand: The Global Impact of the Filipino Martial Arts (2012)

Documentary

8.3
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A documentary featuring numerous Filipino Martial Arts luminaries and established styles and systems propagating the growth of an indigenous form of self defense from the Philippines with ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Ignacio | Stars: Robert Alonzo, Ron Balicki, Daniel Mumbakki Foronda, Jeff Imada

Votes: 10

69. Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.7
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This was one time event that really showed what was going on in the action movie era that was about to come. Jhoon Rhee was there doing 100 pushups in 60 sec. It was held in Harlem so there... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Perota, Michael Williams | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Karriem Abdallah, Hakim Alston, John Belushi

Votes: 41

70. Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters (2011)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

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Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters captures the essence of Filipino warrior traditions.A comprehensive look at these combat arts, Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters ... See full summary »

Directors: Myrlino P. Hufana, Barclay Powers | Stars: Gm Rodel Dagooc, Master Manolo Luis del Rosario, Gm Jerry Dela Cruz, Gm Antonio Diego

71. Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities (1995 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Sport

8.5
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Through film clips and celebrity interviews, host James Hong counts down the top ten martial arts moves in Hollywood cinema.

Stars: Loren Avedon, Billy Blanks, Dah-Ve Chin, Ewart Chin

Votes: 6

72. Zurkhaneh: The House of Strength - Music and Martial Arts of Iran (2010 Video)

105 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

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Voices, aspirations and contradictions of contemporary Iran in a journey across the nearly undocumented world of Zurkhaneh, the ancient Iranian gymnasia where traditional martial arts and ... See full summary »

Director: Federico Spinetti

73. Greatest Fights of Martial Arts (1987)

Action, Documentary

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74. On the Inside: Martial Arts (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Selene Kassin

75. The World of Martial Arts (2004 Video)

150 min | Documentary

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Martial Arts as you've never seen it before. Masters from 20 different disciplines show you what they know, teaching you how their moves work and why. Tai Chi Kenpo, Ground-fighting, Judo, ... See full summary »

Director: Del Weston | Stars: Grandmaster James Ibrao, Master Frank Trejo Urguidez

76. Greatest Fights of Martial Arts, Part II (1999 Video)

50 min | Action

2.8
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Votes: 5

77. The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990)

90 min | Documentary, Action

7.3
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A review about martial arts films as well as some of its biggest movie stars.

Director: Sandra Weintraub | Stars: John Saxon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Casamassa, Jackie Chan

Votes: 298

78. Blood, Sweat & Teeth (2000 Video)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

4.7
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This film is chock full of high intensity extreme cage fighting and does not stop until the blood, sweat and teeth hit the floor.

Director: Adam Warren | Stars: Dave Rivera, Matthew Waller

Votes: 15

79. Master Qi: The Ancient Art of Maximum Efficiency in Self Preservation and Hand Punching with Kicks and Ground Fighting (2007)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Action

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We are the organization that thrives in keeping the memory of Grand Master Sifu Sensei Hokkaido Qi alive. His vision to not be "... a stupid boy" was very progressive, yet universal. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jojo B. Aguilar | Stars: G.R. Claveria, Angie Gega, Shelley Boozer, Sara Jo Elice

80. Boston Beatdown: See the World Through Our Eyes - Volume II (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Music

5.7
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"From the first punch to the last chord," Volume II delivers a non-stop, in your face, visual and auditory glimpse into the dark and violent world of underground hardcore and punk rock. ... See full summary »

Director: Ronin Morris | Stars: 454 Big Block, Blood for Blood, Colin of Arabia, Death Before Dishonor

Votes: 55

81. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,605

82. Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (2008)

PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Actor Don Cheadle narrates the story of America's first shock-jock, Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene.

Director: Loren Mendell | Stars: Marion Barry Jr., Chuck Brown, James Brown, Sugar Ray Leonard

Votes: 66

Sugar Ray Leonard appearance

83. Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.7
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The official biography of the famous boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

Director: Craig Mortali | Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mark Kriegel, David Wolfe, Duk-Koo Kim

Votes: 7

84. The Super Fight (1987 Video)

75 min | Documentary

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A film of the 1987 world middleweight boxing championship fight in which Sugar Ray Leonard came out of retirement against Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

Stars: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard

85. Words of My Perfect Teacher (2003)

103 min | Documentary

6.6
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It's a beautiful day today. We'll go for a walk and see some of the city.

Director: Lesley Ann Patten | Stars: Khyentse Norbu, Luc Dierckx, Louise Rodd, Lesley Ann Patten

Votes: 122 | Gross: $0.02M

Steven Seagal appearance

86. The Path Beyond Thought (2001 Video)

55 min | Documentary

5.8
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This documentary shows footage taken from Seagal Senseis days in Japan at the Tenshin Dojo in Osaka, early days in America and some from the recent seminar in Santa Barbara. We can see him ... See full summary »

Director: Binh Dang | Stars: Steven Seagal, Binh Dang, Larry Reynosa, Craig Dunn

Votes: 152

Steven Seagal appearance

87. This Is Kung Fu (1987 Video)

82 min | Documentary

7.5
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Documentary featuring scenes of hand-to-hand and combat with weapons.

Stars: Hao Zhi Hua, Jet Li, Jing Jun Wang, Yu Shao Wen

Votes: 66

88. New Gladiators (2002)

94 min | Action, Documentary

7.1
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The New Gladiators a film financed by the late Elvis Presley and featuring some of the 1970's greatest karate champions, has been found, restored, and is now made available for release by Rising Sun Productions.

Director: Bob Hammer | Stars: Emil Farkas, Darnel Garcia, Roy Kurban, Ronald L. Marchini

Votes: 60

89. The Warrior Within (1976)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Action

6.8
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This documentary is about martial arts; about their beauty and their lethal potential, their history and their present status. It is also about their place in a modern society whose ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Rashby | Stars: Hui Cambrelen, Thomas 'LaPuppet' Carroll, Pui Chan, Fumio Demura

Votes: 44

90. Chuck Norris: Private Lesson (1997 Video)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

5.6
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Stars: Chuck Norris, Benny Urquidez

Votes: 38

91. Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House (2009)

72 min | Documentary

5.5
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A teenager who has spent a year of his life campaigning for Barack Obama makes his way to Denver to hear the former Presidential candidate accept his nomination.

Directors: Tod Lancaster, Cassandra Nichols | Stars: Dan Rather, Tim Russert, Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan

Votes: 20

Chuck Norris appearance

92. Walker: Behind the Scenes with TV's Toughest Cop (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Tom Blomquist

Votes: 8

93. Cinema of Vengeance (1994)

R | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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Director: Toby Russell | Stars: Jackie Chan, John Woo, Bruce Li, Cynthia Rothrock

Votes: 154

94. Portrait of a Fighter (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

8.6
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Roughly translated from its Portuguese origins, Vale Tudo means 'Anything Goes'. It's a quaint expression, but in reality it describes one of the most brutal sports in the world. Often ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Phillips | Star: Ian Freeman

Votes: 17

95. Fight Life (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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Chronicles the daily lives of professional MMA fighters from all different levels over the course of one year.

Director: James Z. Feng | Stars: Nick Diaz, Cesar Gracie, Chuck Liddell, Matt Lindland

Votes: 76

96. Top Fighter 2 (1996 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Action

7.1
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Women too can fight! The sequel of "Top Fighter" focuses in the importance of the women in the martial-arts movies, from her first characters as "hero's girl" until becoming superstars by ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Russell | Stars: Shenagh Cameron, Jackie Chan, Ling Chang, Pei-Pei Cheng

Votes: 57

97. Put Up Your Dux (2010)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.1
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A documentary about the true life story of world renowned martial artist Frank Dux.

Directors: Jesse Barrett-Mills, Daniel Gallai | Stars: Frank Dux, Joe Fiorentino, Jeff Langton, Sheldon Lettich

Votes: 53

98. Cage Fighter (2007)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Daniel Quinones, Jesse Quinones

99. The Empty Mind (2004 Video)

74 min | Documentary, Action

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The Empty Mind is a spiritual and physical journey across China and Japan with the greatest martial arts masters. From the Temples of Shaolin and Wudang Mountain in China to the Training ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Braeley

100. Fighting Black Kings (1976)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Action

7.5
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This documentary follows the training regimen of fighters from all over the world as they prepare for the prestigious all-world full contact karate tournament in Japan.

Director: Shuji Goto | Stars: Charles Martin, Tadashi Nakamura, William Oliver, Mas Oyama

Votes: 46