Martial Arts and Action Films I like

by Thenewnexus | created - 23 Nov 2014 | updated - 28 Nov 2015 | Public

This list contains Martial Arts and Action movies that have rated 7 or higher don't worry if one you like is not on the list because its a growing list I will keeping adding movies comic book movies(Except for Blade,Spawn Daredevil and Punisher) won't be on the list

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1. Recoil (1998)

R | 96 min | Action

Detective Ray Morgan accidentally kills the son of a mob boss. The mob boss orders to have Morgan killed unknowing that the assassin killed Morgan's wife and kids. Now Morgan's out for ... See full summary »

Director: Art Camacho | Stars: Gary Daniels, Gregory McKinney, Thomas Kopache, Billy Maddox

Votes: 470

2. Only the Strong (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Drama

Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A master of the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, Stevens pledges to ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Stacey Travis, Geoffrey Lewis, Paco Christian Prieto

Votes: 4,880 | Gross: $3.27M

3. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 10,427

4. Blackjack (1998 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Dolph Lundgren plays Jack Devlin, a U.S Marshal who protects high-profile clients when it comes to a matter of security.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kate Vernon, Phillip MacKenzie, Kam Heskin

Votes: 3,506

5. Sudden Death (1995)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright

Votes: 28,989 | Gross: $20.35M

6. Exit Wounds (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

39 Metascore

Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 29,704 | Gross: $51.76M

7. Riot (1996)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Gary Daniels, Sugar Ray Leonard, Paige Rowland, Charles Napier

Votes: 388

8. Falcon Rising (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure

49 Metascore

Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Jimmy Navarro, Millie Ruperto

Votes: 6,503 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Superfights (1995)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Cody has always wanted to enter the world of the Superfights, a free fighting tournament. One night, he rescues a girl from a mugging and he becomes a national hero. Then, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Hung Leung | Stars: Brandon Gaines, Feihong Yu, Keith Vitali, Kelly Gallant

Votes: 209

10. Mortal Kombat (1995)

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

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: 91,068 | Gross: $70.45M

11. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 41,030 | Gross: $35.93M

12. Tekken (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 24,396

13. American Ninja (1985)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

20 Metascore

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

Votes: 12,049 | Gross: $10.50M

14. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

39 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter, Gary Conway

Votes: 7,017 | Gross: $4.00M

15. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 68,744 | Gross: $83.36M

16. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 40,076 | Gross: $50.02M

17. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

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: 67,197 | Gross: $11.81M

18. Bloodsport 2 (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

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: 2,612 | Gross: $0.68M

19. Bloodsport III (1996 Video)

91 min | Action, Sport

Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle... See full summary »

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, John Rhys-Davies, Amber Kelleher-Andrews, Uni Park

Votes: 1,201

20. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 26,023 | Gross: $12.40M

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

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 29,905

22. Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 34,776

23. Ninja (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii, Todd Jensen

Votes: 10,938

24. 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: 9,917

25. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 300,286 | Gross: $103.07M

26. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 271,323 | Gross: $85.02M

27. Belly of the Beast (2003 Video)

R | 91 min | Action

An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Monica Lo, Tom Wu

Votes: 5,573

28. Men of War (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Charlotte Lewis, BD Wong, Tony Denison

Votes: 3,407

29. Surf Ninjas (1993)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan

Votes: 7,000 | Gross: $4.92M

30. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 18,279 | Gross: $29.00M

31. 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

PG | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Action

39 Metascore

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: 7,546 | Gross: $11.78M

32. 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Action, Family

39 Metascore

In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Victor Wong, Charles Napier, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade

Votes: 4,765 | Gross: $0.41M

33. Submerged (2005 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

Chris Kody, the world's best mercenary, is freed from prison -- but there's a catch. Kody must use his lethal weapons and fighting skills to stop a group of terrorists who have taken over a nuclear sub.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Steven Seagal, Christine Adams, William Hope, Nick Brimble

Votes: 4,295

34. Mercenary for Justice (2006 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord, Roger Guenveur Smith, Luke Goss

Votes: 3,513

35. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

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: 169,604 | Gross: $4.11M

36. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 100,376 | Gross: $2.63M

37. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 129,102 | Gross: $35.10M

38. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 213,379 | Gross: $146.28M

39. Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

This installment of Chan's Police Story film franchise has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu, Bill Tung

Votes: 16,990 | Gross: $15.32M

40. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry, and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 22,537 | Gross: $12.67M

41. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Bill Tung

Votes: 34,442 | Gross: $32.39M

42. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 75,706 | Gross: $36.30M

43. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

R | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

Director: Mic Rodgers | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz, Michael Jai White

Votes: 26,072 | Gross: $10.43M

44. 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.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 58,876 | Gross: $33.42M

45. Bangkok Revenge (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Drama

After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, a young boy is raised by a martial arts master who grooms him to be a lethal killer. Some 20 years later, it's time to take revenge on the assassins who destroyed his childhood.

Director: Jean-Marc Minéo | Stars: Jon Foo, Caroline Ducey, Michaël Cohen, Aphiradi Phawaphutanon

Votes: 636

46. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 32,770 | Gross: $11.91M

47. War (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller