All-Female (or Mainly Female) All-Woman / All-Girl / Wrestling, Martial Arts, MMA, & Boxing Films

by girlfightmovie | created - 07 Sep 2014 | updated - 21 Dec 2016 | Public

As a producer of my own short fighting film, girlfightmovie.com, I have become a resource for everything combat here on IMDB. This list is a condensed version of another one of my lists. Only this list focuses on the films and projects actually released (no upcoming movies here) where females, whether by appearances or plot-driven, make up the whole ensemble in a tournament (Raze; by appearance) or are the majority (DOA: Dead or Alive; plot-driven).

Unlike my previous list, this list will be sorted as follows for simplicity sake with no specific order for this:

Films Documentaries Sports/Compilations

This does not bother with any dominant-male movie (Mortal Kombat, Kickboxer 4) where females fight males (mixed fights) in tournament bouts, however, it may include films where mixed fights that happened outside a tournament are done so for climatic reasons (Raze, Girlfight (2000), DOA: Dead or Alive) or where males may train, and for any reason, fight females (Million Dollar Baby, Bare Knuckles).

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1. Raze (2013)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

41 Metascore

Raze, a horror/action film, focuses on two abducted women & 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands.

Director: Josh C. Waller | Stars: Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms, Bruce Thomas

Votes: 5,207 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Bare Knuckles (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

Can a determined single mom go the distance and win the tournament that could ultimately lead to a better life for her and her daughter?

Director: Eric Etebari | Stars: Jeanette Roxborough, Martin Kove, Louis Mandylor, Bridgett Riley

Votes: 417

3. Angelfist (1993)

R | 80 min | Action, Thriller

An assassination in the Philippines is caught on film by kickboxer Christy, which leads to her death at the hands of radicals intent on disrupting peace talks. Her sister Kat, a Los Angeles... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Archi Adamos, Catya Sassoon, Ronald Asinas, Sibel Birzag

Votes: 285

4. The Arena (I) (2001)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Action

In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - ... See full summary »

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Karen McDougal, Lisa Dergan, Olga Sutulova, Yuliya Chicherina

Votes: 574

5. The Arena (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure

Two thousand years ago, the people of Rome are so blasée, so used to violence, that entertaining them becomes a political problem. Someone suggests, after a hectic girl fight in a kitchen ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Margaret Markov, Pam Grier, Lucretia Love, Paul Muller

Votes: 832

6. Bao 3 qiao jiao wa (2013)

97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The story of a group of promiscious yet level-headed women who fall into troubles in the fighting world.

Director: Goo-Bi GC | Stars: Chrissie Chau, Hidy Yu, Dada Lo, Tien You Chui

Votes: 265

7. The Opponent (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama, Sport

Patty is a woman involved in an abusive relationship who decides to take boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. While practicing at a health club, ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Erika Eleniak, James Colby, Aunjanue Ellis, John Doman

Votes: 196

10. Girlfight (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Santiago Douglas, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon

Votes: 8,713 | Gross: $1.52M

11. Punch (2002)

R | 90 min | Drama

Dr. Sam Frizzell lives alone with his eighteen year old daughter Ariel Frizzell in the upper middle class Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver. Sam has dated little since his wife died when ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Bennett | Stars: Michael Riley, Sonja Bennett, Meredith McGeachie, Marcia Laskowski

Votes: 360

12. Honeybee (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min

A young black woman drops out of college against her Father's wishes to pursue a career as a professional boxer.

Director: Melvin James | Stars: Senait Ashenafi, Pierre Perea, Antwan Mills, James Avery

Votes: 59

13. Knockout (I) (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Drama

25 Metascore

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Director: Lorenzo Doumani | Stars: Sophia Adella Luke, Eduardo Yáñez, Tony Plana, Paul Winfield

Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.13M

14. Caged Heat 3000 (1995)

80 min | Action, Sci-Fi

It's the year 3000 AD. The world's most dangerous women are banished to a remote asteroid 45 million light years from earth. Kira Murphy doesn't belong; wrongfully accused of a crime she ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Osborne | Stars: Lisa Boyle, Kena Land, Zaneta Polard, Don Yanan

Votes: 191

15. Thor and the Amazon Women (1963)

84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A race of Amazon warriors is enslaving the men of a country, and the mighty Thor is called upon to help them regain their freedom.

Director: Antonio Leonviola | Stars: Susy Andersen, Joe Robinson, Harry Baird, Janine Hendy

Votes: 138

16. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 561,936 | Gross: $100.49M

17. Lure (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover female cop enters Belmont High as a transfer student, after several girls in the area go missing. While trying to assimilate in the school, she and her new friends are lured into a place where they must fight for their lives.

Director: Bill McAdams Jr. | Stars: Jessica Sonneborn, Michael McLafferty, Paulie Rojas Redding, Augie Duke

Votes: 277

18. Bloodlines (I) (2007 Video)

92 min | Horror

In the sticks of Kentucky, a demented family of inbreds begin the process of cleaning up their blood line. Their twisted family is led by Billy Bob Hackford, who in his madness abducts ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Durham, Henry Kingi Jr. | Stars: Grace Johnston, Jason Padgett, Tracy Kay, Douglas Tait

Votes: 528

19. Pushed to the Limit (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama

Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mileham | Stars: Mimi Lesseos, Eidan Hanzei, Verrel Reed, Barbara Braverman

Votes: 62

20. Fight Girls (2003)

75 min | Action

An all-female ensemble where Japanese women box.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Nozomi Andô, Yuka Hirata, Manami Kajiwara

Votes: 8

22. The Breakout (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 81 min | Sport

The first ever all women's Mixed Martial Arts fight card features five exciting bouts with some of the industries top rated female MMA fighters.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Josh Barnett, Shayna Baszler, Kristy Bushnell, Megumi Fujii

Votes: 18

24. Girls Fight Club (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Reality-TV, Sport

8 gorgeous girls trained by the best to wrestle in the cage.

Director: Uri L. Schwarz | Stars: Shellee Cassidy, Lexy Dawson, Irena Gale, Andrea Guaverra

Votes: 10

25. Fight Like a Girl (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

In a gritty, first-person narrative that was shot over a period of five years, filmmaker Jill Morley delves inside the little-known world of female boxers to meet the women who are ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Morley | Stars: Melissa Hernandez, Gary Lee, Susan Merlucci, Jill Morley

Votes: 28

26. Brooklyn Girls Fight Club (2013)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

In the heart of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 100 or so young men and women from the surrounding housing projects gather inside a secret windowless garage. In the center is a brightly lit boxing ... See full summary »

Director: Courtney Carreras | Stars: Nakia Hayden, Stephanie Kearse, Danielle Portis

Votes: 18

27. Tito Ortiz's Girls Fight Club (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Reality-TV, Sport

See the biggest mixed martial arts fighters coach their teams to victory. 8 gorgeous girls trained by the best, to wrestle in the cage.

Director: Uri L. Schwarz | Stars: Kissy Denise, Tasha Forman, Skip Kelp, John Lewis

Votes: 7

28. American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Lisa has a grandfather called Killer Kane, who stopped Wrestling after he killed someone while performing "the snap". Her only wish is to become a wrestler herself. To achieve this, she ... See full summary »

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Jan Sebastian, Tray Loren, Mimi Lesseos, Trudy Adams

Votes: 135

29. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

Director: Brett Whitcomb | Stars: Emily Dole, Dee Booher, Angelina Altishin, Jeanne Basone

Votes: 1,251

30. Fight Girls (2006– )

90 min | Reality-TV

Seven talented female fighters from all over the United States are chosen to come to Las Vegas and train in the ancient art of Thai boxing with Muay Thai guru Master Toddy. But only three ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Noback, Kerry Vera, Gina Carano, Lisa King

Votes: 112

31. GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986–1989)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Comedy

Wrestlers will portray heroes or villains as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series matches.

Stars: Jeanne Basone, Emily Dole, Lorilyn Palmer, Mike Morgan

Votes: 385

32. Aka x Pinku (2014)

118 min | Action

Four girls take part in an underground fighting event.

Director: Koichi Sakamoto | Stars: Yuria Haga, Sanae Hitomi, Rina Koike, Takahisa Maeyama

Votes: 233

33. From Parts Unknown (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Budding female pro wrestling champion Charlie is faced with a wrestle-pocalypse of homicidal monsters spawned by a wrestling video game.

Director: Daniel Armstrong | Stars: Elke Berry, Mick Preston, Jenna Dwyer, Josh Futcher

Votes: 76

34. Fight Valley (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama

22 Metascore

A young woman is found dead after getting involved in an underground fighting ring. Her sister Windsor begins training under a respected ex-fighter as she searches for the killer.

Director: Rob Hawk | Stars: Susie Celek, Miesha Tate, Erin O'Brien, Kari J. Kramer

Votes: 454

35. GirlFight: inVite (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Sinister fatal femme Rachel inVites four unlikely model hopefuls into an underground death fight inside a barbaric steel cage surrounded by razor-sharp barb-wire. An all-female nightmare horror concept short film inspired by true events.

Director: Kelcey Coe | Stars: Becca Chanay, Kelly Culbertson, Brianna Culp, Amanda Dicapo

Votes: 100

36. Female Fight Squad (2016)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

A former fighter reluctantly returns to the life she abandoned in order to help her sister survive the sadistic world of illegal fighting and the maniac who runs it.

Director: Miguel A. Ferrer | Stars: Amy Johnston, Cortney Palm, Rey Goyos, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 797

37. Lady Bloodfight (2016)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Upon arriving in Hong Kong, an American woman is beaten up and mugged by thugs. She's taken in by a martial arts master who trains her for a formidable fight competition known as the Kumite.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Amy Johnston, Muriel Hofmann, Jenny Wu, Kathy Wu

Votes: 1,549

38. Fight Valley 2: Lockdown

90 min | Action | Announced

After the underground fight club was shut down by the US Marshalls. The murder of Tory Coro was solved. Now, behind prison walls, the founders and associates of the fight club find ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Hawk | Stars: Chuck Zito, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Erin O'Brien, Drew Moore

39. Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story (2015)

90 min | Documentary

The film follows the head coach, Prairie Rugilo, and one of her students, DeAna, as they prepare for several fights, cope with setbacks and opposition that comes with training to get into the ring.

Director: Matthew Kaplowitz | Stars: Kate Allen, Molly Barg, Rich Brattole, Tiffany Cass

Votes: 5

40. Bikini Karate Babes 2: Warriors of Elysia (2011 Video Game)

Action

The sequel to Bikini Karate Babes comes alive with substantially improved graphics, game play, soundtrack, animation, visual effects, and martial arts action! Your favorite classic BKB ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Riggs | Stars: Cynthia Okula, Fawn Tran II, Meghan Jade Tarmey, Mira Popova

Votes: 22

41. Ladies in Armor (2008)

6 min | Short, Sport

A short documentary that brings to light an often stereotyped sport, and reveals the struggle for fair participation for worthy warriors.

Directors: Masami Kubo, Diana Federghi, Audra McCafferty

42. Ikki tôsen: Dragon Destiny (2003– )

TV-MA | 325 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven rival high schools battle each other for victory and total supremacy. The students will do what ever it takes to come out on top and see their school leading the way.

Stars: Yûko Kaida, Masumi Asano, Satoshi Hino, Kikuko Inoue

Votes: 869

43. CatFight: The Ultimate Female Fighting Game (1996 Video Game)

Action

In this Mortal Kombat clone eleven of the toughest female warriors have entered a martial arts tournament to determine who's the toughest. The game uses digitized actresses and backgrounds.

44. Top Fighter 2 (1996 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Action

Women too can fight! The sequel of "Top Fighter" focuses in the importance of the women in the martial-arts movies, from her first characters as "hero's girl" until becoming superstars by ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Russell | Stars: Shenagh Cameron, Jackie Chan, Ling Chang, Pei-Pei Cheng

Votes: 59

45. Taboo (2002–2014)
Episode: Extreme Fighting (2012)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary

In Nigeria, Shagon Shano participates in a traditional fight known as Dambe. Boxers can strike anywhere on the body, with the fist or the feet. The goal is to deliver a single decisive blow... See full summary »

Director: Scott Millette | Stars: Lance Lewman, Michael Alexander, Fred Brophy, Richard Chacon

46. Ayane-chan hai kikku! (1998 Video)

60 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Ayane is a High School Student who wants to be a Profesional Wrestler. Her trainer, Kunimitsu, has other plans for her and her High Kick.

Director: Takahiro Okao | Stars: Debora Rabbai, Greg Wolfe, Roxanne Beck, Dan Olk

Votes: 80

47. Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Stones of power are given to chosen fighters trained by a master in order to overthrow the master's plan to destroy humanity. The fighters do not necessarily get along even as the world heads toward peril.

Director: Masami Ôbari | Stars: Marc Garber, Sandee Gilman, Wayne Grayson, Carla Hall

Votes: 103

48. Buffalo Girls (2012)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Two eight year old girls fight in rural Thailand's underground child boxing economy to earn money to support their families.

Director: Todd Kellstein | Stars: Stam Sor Con Lek, Pet Chor Chanachai, Jid, Lek

Votes: 99

49. Shadow Boxers (1999)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Why do women fight? This riveting behind-the-scenes look into the world of the female combatant takes us from manicures to knockouts! It turns our attention to the woman who is widely ... See full summary »

Director: Katya Bankowsky | Stars: Michael Bentt, Lucia Rijker

Votes: 100

50. Down, But Not Out! (2015)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Sport

The twenty four hours of four amateur women boxers as they step for the first time into the ring.

Director: Miguel Gaudêncio | Stars: Alicja Cichewicz, Anna Pazdur-Czarnowska, Przemyslaw Rydynski, Daria Strzepka

Votes: 42



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