What is your favourite fighting style?

by bakerstreet-862-612840 | created - 13 Jan 2014 | updated - 18 May 2014 | Public

What's your most favourite unarmed fighting style (martial arts) in the movies?

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1. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

Votes: 24,846 | Gross: $18.87M


2. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 142,952 | Gross: $125.05M


3. Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle (2011)

TV-14 | 71 min | Documentary, Action

The stories of three world renowned masters and a young man who redeems his life reveal the virtues and violence of Capoeira, as well as its surprising origins.

Directors: Cosmos Corbin, Ri Stewart | Stars: Roque Batista, Ted Golder, Mestre Cobra Mansa, Mestre Olavo Paixio dos santos

Votes: 9


4. Cai li fu (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent... See full summary »

Directors: Tommy Wai-Tak Lor, Ming-Sing Wong | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Wah Yuen, Tin Chiu Hung, Kane Kosugi

Votes: 441

Choy Li Fut

5. Breaker! Breaker! (1977)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Director: Don Hulette | Stars: Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Terry O'Connor, Don Gentry

Votes: 2,355

Chun Kuk Do

6. Jing wu ying xiong (1994)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin, Billy Chow

Votes: 20,074

Hung Ga

7. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 84,333 | Gross: $25.00M

Jeet Kune Do

8. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

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: 19,392 | Gross: $2.34M

Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian)

9. Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful (2012)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Throwing thousands of years of tradition to the wind, Keiko Fukuda chose to follow her own destiny and become the highest ranking woman in judo. 'Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be ... See full summary »

Director: Yuriko Gamo Romer | Stars: Shelly Fernandes, Keiko Fukuda, Kaori Yamaguchi

Votes: 8


10. The Hunted (2003)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson

Votes: 38,912 | Gross: $34.24M

Kali / Eskrima

11. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

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: 147,182 | Gross: $90.82M


12. Shôrinji kenpô (1975)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama

Sonny Chiba plays the character referred to as "Mr Soh", who is based on the true life founder of Shorinji Kempo, Doshin So. Mr Soh has been acting as a secret agent in Manchuria during the... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Makoto Satô, Naoya Makoto

Votes: 405


13. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,117,506 | Gross: $206.85M

Keysi Fighting Method

14. Enough (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

25 Metascore

After running away fails, a terrified woman (Jennifer Lopez) empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband (Billy Campbell).

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 33,973 | Gross: $40.01M

Krav Maga

15. Liu he ba fa (1981)

90 min | Action, Drama

David Chiang, star of many classic Shaw Brothers films, and the great Yuen Hsiao Tien (Jackie Chan's Drunken Master) star in this kung fu bonanza set in China's warlord period. When a ... See full summary »

Director: Tien-Yung Hsu | Stars: David Chiang, Hua Yueh, Paul Chun, Siu Tin Yuen

Votes: 24

Liu He Ba Fa Chuan

16. Long quan (1979)

94 min | Action, Drama

A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, James Tien, Yin-Ju Lin

Votes: 1,509

Longquan / Southern Dragon Kung Fu

17. Fo zhang luo han quan (1980)

90 min | Action

Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain. When Shang begins looking into the crime,... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Shun-Yee Yuen, Siu Ming Tsui, Lung Chan, Hsi Chang

Votes: 322

Luohan / Buddhist Saint Kung Fu

18. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

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: 380,979 | Gross: $13.66M


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

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 65,082 | Gross: $4.56M

Muay Thai

20. 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.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Markus Waldow

Votes: 9,585


21. Merantau (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A young man from the countryside uses his skills in silat martial arts to survive the slave trade.

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

Votes: 8,484

Pencak Silat

22. Championship Sambo (2008)

48 min

Sambo is a rugged Russian style of wrestling that emphasizes practical effective submission holds.


23. Savate (1995 Video)

R | 92 min | Action, Western

1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Ian Ziering, Ashley Laurence, Michael Palance

Votes: 664


24. Shao Lin zhen gong fu (1994)

88 min | Action, Drama, Documentary

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Director: Wing-Chan Leung | Stars: Jet Li, Hongbo Chiao, Yafei Cui, Chin De

Votes: 78

Shaolin Kung Fu

25. Sumo Joe (2010)

PG | Comedy, Drama

Nominated Best Comedy, Best Screenplay - Comedy, Best Original Score, and Best Makeup at the 168 Film Festival (2010). 'Sumo Joe' is about a little boy (Sawyer Peace) struggles to achieve ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Armstrong, Clay Banks | Stars: Dan Kalbfleisch, Sawyer Peace, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, David 'Shark' Fralick

Votes: 38


26. Complete Taekwondo Sparring: Volume 1 (2008)

74 min

Just knowing how to kick isn't enough when you step in the ring. Understanding how to score is essential towinning in taekwondo competition.


29. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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: 81,482 | Gross: $0.21M

Wing Chun

30. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Votes: 269,611 | Gross: $26.24M


31. Wushu Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action

China, 1862: Lord Lindsey rules the opium trade and enslaves the innocent. The only hope for the oppressed nation is a covert group of trained Wushu Warriors - The Red Lotus Society - who will fight to restore justice to its people.

Director: Alain Desrochers | Stars: Matt Frewer, Tod Fennell, Amber Goldfarb, Gang Zhao

Votes: 393


32. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 29,682

Zui Quan / Drunken Fist