The Fight Game

by nocturntable | created - 17 Aug 2015 | updated - 17 Oct 2015 | Public

Mixed Martial Arts & Crafts on Film : winners & learners

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1. Choke (1999)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Sport

The fight ends when someone quits or is knocked unconscious. Don't look to the referee for help. If you get into trouble, your opponent will break your elbow, knee you in the head, or choke... See full summary »

Director: Robert Raphael Goodman | Stars: Dale Cook, Wayne Emons, Gerard Gordeau, Helio Gracie

Votes: 677

2. The Smashing Machine (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

This is a documentary that follows M.M.A. great Mark Kerr, and his string of amazing victories in the ring.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Mark Kerr, Mark Coleman, Dawn Staples, Bas Rutten

Votes: 1,588

3. Fightville (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Sport

60 Metascore

A documentary that focuses on a group of young athletes in southern Louisiana as they work toward achieving their goals of becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Stars: 'Bad' Chad Broussard, Jere' Folley Chaisson, 'Crazy' Tim Credeur, Derek Gauthier

Votes: 823

4. Fedor: The Baddest Man on the Planet (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

A nice view on one of the best heavyweights in the MMA history. He dominated Pride FC for many years. Here you see where he is coming from and how he trains. A must see for every MMA fan.

Star: Fedor Emelianenko

Votes: 96

5. Fighting Politics (2009)

93 min | Documentary

The story of cage fighter Matt Lindland.

Director: Emily Vahey | Star: Matt Lindland

Votes: 46

7. Jens Pulver: Driven (2011)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

Probes the incredible personal story of legendary UFC fighter, Jens Pulver, as he journeys back into the cage for what may be his final bout.

Director: Gregory Bayne | Stars: Connor Flynn, Tj De Santis, Jens Pulver, Scott Jorgensen

Votes: 143

8. Klitschko (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,453

9. John Wayne Parr: Blessed with Venom (2011)

95 min | Biography

Chronicling the life and career of Australian Muay Thai superstar and 7 times World Champion, John Wayne Parr.

Director: Guy Norris | Stars: John Wayne Parr, Richard Norton, Richard Vell, Stephen Fox

Votes: 66

10. Like Water (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Croce | Stars: Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Penny Buffington, Junior Dos Santos

Votes: 1,429

11. Occupation: Fighter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Sport

Eight months in the life of a fighter, the film provides the opportunity to discover the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) sport in a fresh and striking new light, revealing the life of a dedicated ... See full summary »

Director: Andre Enzensberger | Stars: Chad George, Josh Barnett, Dan Hardy, Mac Danzig

Votes: 191

12. Once I Was a Champion (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Adventure seeker, fighter, philosopher, writer and alcoholic died on September 8th, 2008 in the desert north of Brawley, California. He was on a quest to find buried treasure. "Treasure" does not necessarily refer to something material.

Director: Gerard Roxburgh | Stars: Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, John Herzfeld

Votes: 212

13. Such Great Heights (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

An intimate and gripping journey into the world of mixed martial arts, as Jon Fitch prepares for the fight of his life against perennial UFC Champ Georges St. Pierre.

Director: Jonah Tulis | Stars: Jon Fitch, 'Crazy' Bob Cook, Josh Thomson, Mike Swick

Votes: 74

14. Takedown: The DNA of GSP (2014)

90 min | Documentary

A look at the life and career of Ultimate Fighting Champion's welterweight world champ Georges St-Pierre, also known as "GSP".

Directors: Kristian Manchester, Peter Svatek | Stars: Austin Beauchamp, Jimmy Blais, Mélodie Simard, Georges St-Pierre

Votes: 580

15. Everyday Fighter (2009)

29 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Paul Kelly didn't do very well at school, a poor attitude to authority led to him being expelled from every school he attended. Facing a life of poorly paid manual labour, Kelly discovered cage fighting.

Director: Alastair Good | Star: Paul Kelly

16. Barrio MMA Kid (2012)

88 min | Action

Two Officers are in the middle of a brutal murder investigation. There case unfolds when they find a video camera abandoned at the scene of the crime. Now the underground world of MMA ... See full summary »

Director: Belinda Salazar | Stars: Rafael Agustin, Venise Baquerfo, Mike Beltran, Joe Camacho

Votes: 7

17. Hybrid (2013)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

Why does he go up to the ring?

Director: Daishi Matsunaga

Votes: 5

18. One Percent Full (2007)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Frank Hopkins is a wealthy American MMA champion living in Honolulu. But Frank is unhappy. Despite the exotic cars, extravagant house, and beautiful women, he can always find something to ... See full summary »

Director: Burton Richardson | Stars: Burton Richardson, Ronnie Ricketts, Andrea Del Rosario, Niño Muhlach

Votes: 6

19. Hathapayi Enter the MMA

115 min | Action, Comedy | Completed

A modern tale inspired by the ancient Indian war epic Mahabharata where two warrior clans trained in various martial arts battle out to find which art is supreme. A story of woman ... See full summary »

Director: Deepak Rao | Star: Kayra R

21. MMA India: Fighting for a Dream (2014)

84 min | Documentary

A film made to educate Indian audiences to the sport of MMA, and spread the word about the Indian MMA movement worldwide.

Director: Von Brian Saxena

23. New York Mixed Martial Arts (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

New York MMA is an enthralling documentary that provides a back seat view of the grass roots struggle to legalize and regulate the professional sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York State.

Directors: Kahleem Poole, Reggie Hines | Stars: Eddie Alvarez, Luiz Azeredo, Josh Barnett, Manual Casais

24. 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: 30,117

25. 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: 35,005

26. The Philly Kid (2012)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A former NCAA champion wrestler, paroled after ten years in prison, agrees to a series of cage fights to save a friend's life and is asked to do the impossible - lose.

Director: Jason Connery | Stars: Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa, Sarah Butler, Neal McDonough

Votes: 1,945

27. Southpaw (2015)

R | 124 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 193,454 | Gross: $52.42M

28. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 163,806 | Gross: $61.65M

29. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 279,396 | Gross: $23.38M

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: 273,821 | Gross: $26.24M

31. Kill 'em All (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 1,274

32. Forced to Fight (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action

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: 649

33. Tapped Out (2014)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.

Director: Allan Ungar | Stars: Michael Biehn, Cody Hackman, Krzysztof Soszynski, Anderson Silva

Votes: 1,957

34. 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: 394,209 | Gross: $13.66M

35. Hak kuen (2006)

110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 1,579

36. 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: 19,620 | Gross: $2.34M

37. 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: 67,612 | Gross: $11.81M

38. 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: 12,170 | Gross: $10.50M

39. Blood Out (2011 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Savion drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.

Director: Jason Hewitt | Stars: Luke Goss, Val Kilmer, 50 Cent, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 3,860

40. Beatdown (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gunther | Stars: Danny Trejo, Eric Balfour, Rudy Youngblood, Michael Bisping

Votes: 1,124

41. 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: 101,592 | Gross: $2.63M

42. Big Stan (2007)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy

A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

Director: Rob Schneider | Stars: Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 38,330

43. Here Comes the Boom (2012)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

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: 80,695 | Gross: $45.29M

44. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family

56 Metascore

In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 279,498 | Gross: $85.47M

45. Blood and Bone (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

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: 28,869

46. Brass Knuckles (2019)

Action | Pre-production

Finch and Rabbit are two small time crooks trying to make it big. When Rabbit jumps at an opportunity for them to get a fighter on the books at a local gang connected underground fight, he ... See full summary »

Director: Erick Geisler | Stars: Michael Wright, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Richard Portnow, Kevin Brown

47. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,170,636 | Gross: $187.71M

48. Circle of Pain (2010 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of mixed martial arts at the top of his game. As Dalton is lured back into the world of fighting, he strides to become the warrior he once was.

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Tony Schiena, Heath Herring

Votes: 991

49. Death Warrior (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror