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1. Yip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 186,894

2. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

Votes: 80,361 | Gross: $0.21M

3. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Yu-Hang To, Yi Huang, Biao Yuen, Siu-Wong Fan

Votes: 28,149

4. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 64,513 | Gross: $4.56M

5. On-Bak 2 (2008)

R | 98 min | Action

6.2
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47 Metascore

A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Sorapong Chatree, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 26,467 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Ong-bak 3 (2010)

R | 99 min | Action

5.0
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38 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Dan Chupong, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 11,378 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 32,042 | Gross: $11.91M

8. Chocolate (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

Votes: 15,918 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Merantau (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal

Votes: 8,374

10. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 163,363 | Gross: $4.11M

11. Dragon (2011)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Yu Wang

Votes: 12,168 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Dou fo sin (2007)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Ray Lui, Collin Chou

Votes: 11,284 | Gross: $0.00M

13. San siu lam zi (2011)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Shaoqun Yu, Chen Zhiui, Xing Yu, Jing Wu

Votes: 17,096 | Gross: $0.06M

14. FB: Fighting Beat (2007)

78 min | Action

4.5
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A group of young Muay Thai experts led by David are forced to use their deadly training to protect themselves when the local extortionist threatens to kill their mentors daughter if he ... See full summary »

Director: Piti Jaturaphat | Stars: David Bueno, Peerawat Herabat, Nattanun Jantarawetch, Andrew Koji

Votes: 228

15. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.7
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17 Metascore

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein

Votes: 20,774 | Gross: $8.74M

16. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 83,446 | Gross: $25.00M

17. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 97,979 | Gross: $11.05M

18. Kurôzu zero (2007)

130 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 6,216

19. Kurôzu zero II (2009)

133 min | Action

7.3
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Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Nobuaki Kaneko

Votes: 3,631

20. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Juana Collignon

Votes: 93,170 | Gross: $52.08M

21. Man of Tai Chi (2013)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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52 Metascore

A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director: Keanu Reeves | Stars: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Hai Yu

Votes: 30,846 | Gross: $0.10M

22. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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59 Metascore

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 144,189 | Gross: $90.82M

23. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.2
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61 Metascore

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

Votes: 134,634 | Gross: $176.59M

24. Unleashed (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, Kerry Condon

Votes: 90,469 | Gross: $24.52M

25. Romeo Must Die (2000)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong

Votes: 60,467 | Gross: $55.97M

26. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 37,313 | Gross: $34.60M

27. Tekken (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale

Votes: 23,790

28. Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.6
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39 Metascore

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet

Votes: 86,557 | Gross: $24.85M

29. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

Director: Michael Jai White | Stars: Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz, Todd Duffee

Votes: 15,539

30. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 24,963 | Gross: $12.40M

31. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross, Eli Danker

Votes: 28,592

32. Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 33,360

33. Blood and Bone (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Director: Ben Ramsey | Stars: Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker, Dante Basco

Votes: 27,741

34. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

8.2
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71 Metascore

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 372,226 | Gross: $13.66M

35. Fighting (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.6
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61 Metascore

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao

Votes: 29,350 | Gross: $23.04M

36. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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69 Metascore

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

Votes: 19,289 | Gross: $2.34M

37. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.6
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 61,868 | Gross: $9.35M

38. BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)

R | 106 min | Action

5.5
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A group of "fight club" friends, whose styles vary from Muay Thai, Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi, must join forces and fight for their lives in a daring rescue of a kidnapped friend.

Director: Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Sorapong Chatree, Kerttisak Udomnak, Krittiya Lardphanna, Supakson Chaimongkol

Votes: 1,327

39. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 63,183 | Gross: $0.49M

40. Here Comes the Boom (2012)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.4
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40 Metascore

A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann

Votes: 78,684 | Gross: $45.29M

41. The Kick (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Sport

5.8
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After the son foils an attempt to steal a priceless Thai artifact, the family becomes national heroes and the target of revenge by the criminal gang whose robbery they stopped.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Ji-won Ye, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 730

42. Tom yum goong 2 (2013)

R | 104 min | Action

5.3
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45 Metascore

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 »

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 5,719 | Gross: $0.00M

43. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

Votes: 95,722 | Gross: $2.63M

44. Mortal Kombat (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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58 Metascore

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 88,117 | Gross: $70.45M

45. Gong fu guan lan (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.8
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Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents.

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Gang Wang, Charlene Choi

Votes: 2,854

46. Yip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 33,037 | Gross: $2.68M

47. Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016 Video)

R | 101 min | Action, Sport

6.5
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Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.

Director: Michael Jai White | Stars: Michael Jai White, Josh Barnett, Gillian White, Esai Morales

Votes: 3,877

48. Boyka: Undisputed (2016 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov

Votes: 17,696