Black Belt Jonesby General_Ripper | created - 12 Jul 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
This list includes action/martial arts titles from my collection that are NOT from Asia with many favorite action stars (Van Damme, Seagal, Norris, Statham, etc.), and also includes some titles that are not actually considered "martial arts" movies. You may want to check out my other list "Action from Asia".
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1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Votes: 935,288 | Gross: $70.10M
2. American Kickboxer (1991)
R | 92 min | Action, Sport
Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. ... See full summary »
5. Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
R | 89 min | Action, Sport
A kickboxing instructor unwillingly returns to the world of competition - and stakes go sky high when he runs into the men that killed his brothers.
Votes: 5,034 | Gross: $1.25M
7. Lionheart (1990)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.
Votes: 30,691 | Gross: $24.08M
8. The Circuit (2002)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his ... See full summary »
9. The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002 Video)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Prisoners are dying at the Ogden Correctional Institution, a prison where a corrupt Warden has taken justice and business into his own hands. In the bowels of this prison, an underground ... See full summary »
10. Best of the Best (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport
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?
Votes: 11,329 | Gross: $1.70M
11. Best of the Best II (1993)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The Colosseum is the fighting arena owned by the champion Bracus. Now after the death of their friend, Rhee and Roberts want revenge.
Votes: 4,969 | Gross: $6.61M
12. Bloodsport (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 71,099 | Gross: $11.81M
13. American Samurai (1992)
R | 94 min | Action
An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.
14. Code of Silence (1985)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Votes: 6,309 | Gross: $20.35M
15. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.
Votes: 39,744 | Gross: $34.60M
16. Black Belt Jones (1974)
R | 85 min | Action, Comedy
A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles.
17. American Ninja (1985)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.
Votes: 12,936 | Gross: $10.50M
18. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama
On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
Votes: 7,545 | Gross: $4.00M
20. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Votes: 638,327 | Gross: $66.21M
21. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.
Votes: 58,811 | Gross: $36.85M
22. Latin Dragon (2004)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure
In the grand tradition of the lone hero who mysteriously appears in a town desperate for help (think "Shane, "Billy Jack", "James Bond" and "Chinese Connection"), having survived a war and ... See full summary »
24. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.
Votes: 12,504 | Gross: $3.28M
25. Ronin (1998)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
Votes: 164,183 | Gross: $41.62M
26. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Votes: 80,931 | Gross: $3.31M
27. Street Fighter (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Votes: 62,504 | Gross: $33.42M
29. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
R | 95 min | Action
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Votes: 58,912 | Gross: $15.63M
30. The Karate Killers (1967)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin battle T.H.R.U.S.H. spies to seize Dr. True's secret chemical formula used in extracting gold from sea water.
31. The Tournament (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Thriller
A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.
32. Fearless (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
Votes: 70,488 | Gross: $24.63M
Huo Yuan Jia, Fearless
33. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Votes: 70,414 | Gross: $0.49M
Siu lam juk kau, Shaolin Soccer
34. Samurai (2002)
R | 90 min | Action
Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara ... See full summary »
35. Fighter (I) (2007)
100 min | Action, Drama
Aicha attends Kung Fu at her high school in Copenhagen. Her Muslim, Turkish father wants her to study hard and become a doctor but instead she starts training at a Kung Fu club where Emil helps with her training. They become friends.
37. Max Havoc: Ring of Fire (2006)
89 min | Action
Max, having forsaken his life as a former world kick-boxing champion to redefine himself as a world class photographer, is on his way to photograph top tennis star and athlete Suzy Blaine. ... See full summary »
38. Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action
Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane ... See full summary »
39. Rapid Fire (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents, the only person he can trust is Ryan, a Chicago cop who reminds Jake of his deceased father.
Votes: 7,787 | Gross: $14.36M
40. Supreme Champion (2010)
R | 86 min | Action
Stephan Bonnar is Troy Jennings, a mixed martial arts superstar, whose girlfriend is kidnapped by ex-fighter Lucien Gallows. In a desperate attempt to rescue her, Troy must challenge eight fighters and face Gallows in a fight to the death.
41. The Last Dragon (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.
Votes: 12,165 | Gross: $25.75M
42. The Transporter (2002)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise.
Votes: 274,037 | Gross: $25.30M
43. Transporter 2 (2005)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller
Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.
Votes: 183,287 | Gross: $43.10M
44. Transporter 3 (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Votes: 150,411 | Gross: $31.72M
45. Wushu Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 85 min | Action