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1. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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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: 135,235 | Gross: $90.80M

2. 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: 126,325 | Gross: $176.59M

3. 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: 179,928

4. 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: 80,252

5. 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: 84,640 | Gross: $70.36M

6. 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: 83,340 | Gross: $24.85M

7. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 61,434 | Gross: $11.81M

8. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

6.4
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33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 38,920 | Gross: $14.70M

9. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.0
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Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 36,888 | Gross: $38.96M

10. 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: 75,655 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 26,059 | Gross: $24.08M

12. 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: 29,629 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »

Stars: Brice Armstrong, Steve Olson, Stephanie Nadolny, Zoe Slusar

Votes: 38,053

14. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 64,262 | Gross: $24.62M

15. 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: 23,087

16. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

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: 14,507

17. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.3
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 19,291 | Gross: $8.75M

18. 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: 62,628 | Gross: $4.56M

19. Best of the Best (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee

Votes: 9,956 | Gross: $1.70M

20. No Rules (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Sport

7.0
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This action film follows the triumphs of a small town mixed martial artist whose good hearted actions, desire to be an MMA champion and the haunting visions of his parent's double murder ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Anderson | Stars: Randy Couture, David 'Shark' Fralick, Don Frye, Frank Shamrock

Votes: 56

21. Double Dragon (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.7
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Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Kristina Wagner

Votes: 9,003 | Gross: $2.34M

22. Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

4.1
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David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage drug lord who's also an old nemesis.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa, Brad Thornton, Jill Pierce

Votes: 2,679

23. Sidekicks (1992)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako

Votes: 6,567 | Gross: $17.18M

24. 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

PG | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Action

4.3
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During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox, J. Evan Bonifant

Votes: 6,982 | Gross: $11.78M

25. The Ultimate Fighter (2005– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Reality-TV, Sport

7.9
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Sixteen top mixed martial arts fighters compete for a UFC contract.

Stars: Dana White, Mike Rowe, Herb Dean, Randy Couture

Votes: 2,505

26. Damage (2009)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.

Director: Jeff King | Stars: Steve Austin, Walton Goggins, Laura Vandervoort, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 6,145

27. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 5,610 | Gross: $0.45M

28. Bloodsport 2 (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

4.8
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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 »

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, James Hong, Pat Morita, Donald Gibb

Votes: 2,440 | Gross: $0.84M

29. Li Xiao Long chuan qi (2008– )

Not Rated | 183 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32.

Stars: Kwok-Kwan Chan, Michelle Lang, Ted Duran, Hazen MacIntyre

Votes: 819

30. A Force of One (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $20.17M

31. Battle Creek Brawl (1980)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer, Mako

Votes: 3,815

32. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

R | 81 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Yu Wang | Stars: Yu Wang, Tien Wu Chu, Kang Chin, Chung-Erh Lung

Votes: 3,442

33. The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1995 Video)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3.6
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After David Sloan is murdered, it's up to kick-boxing champ Matt Reeves to avenge him.

Director: Kristine Peterson | Stars: Mark Dacascos, James Ryan, Geoff Meed, Tony Caprari

Votes: 1,137

34. Crossing the Line (1990)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kenny Ireland, Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 860

35. Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)

TV-PG | 50 min | Animation, Action

7.4
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Bojack is a demon who was freed from prison when King Kai's planet was destroyed. Now, without his father Goku by his side, can Gohan save the Earth?

Director: Yoshihiro Ueda | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Takeshi Kusao

Votes: 3,528

36. Pit Fighter (2005)

R | 83 min | Action

4.6
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Jack Severino has no memory, all he knows is the brutal sport of Pit Fighting. When his past catches him up, he realizes he is not who he thought he was. For some men must fight for redemption.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Dominiquie Vandenberg, Steven Bauer, Fernando Carrillo, Stephen Graham

Votes: 971

37. Somtum (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

5.7
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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.

Director: Nonthakorn Thaweesuk | Stars: Dan Chupong, Kessarin Ektawatkul, Jason Fenton, Tom Howard

Votes: 430

38. Showdown (I) (1993)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action

5.1
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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 »

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, Christine Taylor, John Asher

Votes: 678

39. Li xiao long (2010)

129 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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The life story of martial arts icon and actor Bruce Lee.

Directors: Manfred Wong, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Aarif Rahman, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Christy Chung, Jennifer Tse

Votes: 1,639

40. American Shaolin (1991)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action

5.8
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After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Lowe | Stars: Trent Bushey, Kim Chan, Reese Madigan, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 1,023

41. Death Warrior (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

2.8
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Five of the best mixed martial arts champions from around the world are forced to play a deadly game, a game to the death.

Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Hector Echavarria, Tanya Clarke, Nick Mancuso, Keith Jardine

Votes: 601

42. WMAC Masters (1995–1996)

Sport

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For centuries, each of the various martial arts disciplines declared its techniques superior to those of the competing combat arts. But there existed no forum in which to prove these claims... See full summary »

Stars: Herb Perez, Hakim Alston, Ho-Sung Pak, Jamie Webster

Votes: 203

43. Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998 Video)

Unrated | 57 min | Animation, Action

5.3
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A wealthy mogul organizes a world fighting tournament on an offshore Chinese island. His hated son in search for vengeance and a pair of cops investigating the real reason for holding the tournament, secretly join the fighters.

Director: Kunihisa Sugishima | Stars: Edi Patterson, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Adam Dudley, Yumi Tôma

Votes: 1,862

44. Forced to Fight (2011)

101 min | Action

4.4
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Blackmailed back into the arena by a ruthless crime boss, a former underground fighting legend must survive a gauntlet of savage matches where losing just one fight... means losing it all.

Director: Jonas Quastel | Stars: Peter Weller, Gary Daniels, Arkie Reece, Alexandra Weaver

Votes: 593

45. A Dangerous Place (1994)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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When Ethan's older brother Greg is found dead, the police rule the case a suicide, but Ethan suspects foul play stemming from Greg's recent involvement with a martial arts team called the ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry P. Jacobs | Stars: Ted Jan Roberts, Corey Feldman, Mako, Erin Gray

Votes: 260

46. 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: 1,287

47. Kill 'em All (2013)

86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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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 »

Director: Raimund Huber | Stars: Johnny Messner, Chia-Hui Liu, Ammara Siripong, Joe Lewis

Votes: 1,215

48. Hak kuen (2006)

110 min | Action

6.6
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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.

Director: Dennis Law | Stars: Jing Wu, Ronald Cheng, Miki Yeung, Theresa Fu

Votes: 1,499

49. Bloodmatch (1991)

R | 86 min | Action

6.3
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Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Thom Mathews, Hope Marie Carlton, Marianne Taylor, Benny Urquidez

Votes: 761

50. Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)

100 min | Action, Romance

2.9
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Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous ... See full summary »

Director: Elvis Restaino | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Ivan Ivanov, Lisa Stothard, Stefanos Miltsakakis

Votes: 896