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The Best Martial Arts Movies Ever Made

“What are the best Martial Arts movies of all-time?” We looked at 296 of the top Martial Arts films and ranked them so we could answer that very question!

The top 37 films, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Martial Arts” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 250+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 37 Best Martial Arts Movies



37 .) 13 Assassins (2010) directed by Takashi Miike

 13 Assassins (2010)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cool Material
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear

A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.



36 .) Chocolate (2008) directed by Prachya Pinkaew

 Chocolate (2008)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bitch Media
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Rate Your Music

Zen, an autistic teenage girl with powerful martial skills, gets money to pay Zin’s treatment, her sick mother, seeking out all the people who owe Zin money.



35 .) Drunken Master II (1994) directed by Chia-Liang Liu

 Drunken Master II (1994)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Trendrr

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don’t want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight against the foreigners using his Drunken Boxing style, and overcome his father’s antagonism as well.



34 .) House of Flying Daggers (2004) directed by Yimou Zhang

 House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cheer Sheet
  • IMDB
  • The Guardian

In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.



33 .) Legendary Weapons of China (1982) directed by Lau Kar-leung

 Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • Hi Consumption
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine

Legendary Weapons of China is a martial arts fantasy film taking place during the late Qing Dynasty when Empress Dowager Cixi dispatches her agents to various factions of the Boxer Rebellion in order find supernatural martial artists that are invulnerable to western bullets. When one of the leaders of these groups disbands his forces, assassins from the remaining factions are sent out to kill him.



32 .) The Big Boss (1971) directed by Wei Lo

 The Big Boss (1971)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine

Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the resulting mystery and pressures force him to break that vow and take on the villainy of the Big Boss.



31 .) The Prodigal Son (1981) directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

 The Prodigal Son (1981)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine

A rich man’s son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son’s safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher. Furious kung fu battles and slapstick comedy.



30 .) The Street Fighter (1974) directed by Shigehiro Ozawa

 The Street Fighter (1974)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Rate Your Music
  • Screen Rant

Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family’s blood-feud with Terry over a disputed debt.



29 .) A Touch of Zen (1971) directed by King Hu

 A Touch of Zen (1971)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Jezebel
  • Paste Magazine
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Guardian

Ming dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge at a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naive scholar & a group of mysterious yet powerful monks.



28 .) Drunken Master (1978) directed by Woo-Ping Yuen

 Drunken Master (1978)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • Ranker

A mischievous young man is sent to hone his martial arts skills with an older, alcoholic kung fu master.



27 .) Kill Bill: Vol. 2 directed by Quentin Tarantino

 Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bitch Media
  • Box Office Mojo
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • The Cinemaholic

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there’s nothing left to do … but kill Bill.



26 .) One-Armed Swordsman (1967) directed by Chang Cheh

 One-Armed Swordsman (1967)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • Hi Consumption
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • The Cinemaholic

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his father’s broken sword and the memory of his father’s sacrifice. The other students (including the teacher’s daughter) resent him and try to drive him away. The teacher’s daughter challenges him to a fight and when he refuses she becomes enraged and recklessly chops off his arm! He retreats, broken and bloody, and is found by a young poor girl living alone who nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the evil gang who originally attacked the Golden Sword school develops a weapon that renders the Golden Sword useless and starts killing off all of the schools students. Fang Kang eventually recovers with the girl’s help but must now face a life with only one arm. Will he be able to recover and live to defend the school as his father did?



25 .) Seven Samurai (1957)

 Seven Samurai (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cool Material
  • Nech Gear
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Trendrr

A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.



24 .) The Matrix (1999) directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

 The Matrix (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • The Guardian

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.



23 .) Bloodsport (1988) directed by Newt Arnold

 Bloodsport (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music

Frank Dux has entered the “kumite”, an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.



22 .) Fearless (2006) directed by Ronny Yu

 Fearless (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • IMDB
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn’t wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight – and win.



21 .) Fist of Legend (1994) directed by Gordon Chan

 Fist of Legend (1994)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.



20 .) Kickboxer (1989) directed by Mark DiSalle

 Kickboxer (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • IMDB
  • Kung Fu Kingdom
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music

If your enemy refuses to be humbled… Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless fighter and Thai champion, Tong Po. Tong not only defeats Eric, he paralyzes him for life. Crazed with anger, Kurt vows revenge.



19 .) Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) directed by Jimmy Wang Yu

 Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Kotaku
  • Paste Magazine
  • Screen Rant
  • Time Out

A one-armed martial arts master is being stalked by an Imperial assassin, the master of two fighters (the Tibetan Lamas) who were killed in the previous film. When the One-Armed Boxer is invited to attend a martial arts tournament, his efforts to lay low are unsuccessful, and the assassin soon tracks him down with the help of his three subordinates competing in the tournament: a Thai boxer, a yoga master, and a kobojutsu user.



18 .) Rumble in the Bronx (1995) directed by Stanley Tong

 Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • Screen Rant

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle’s wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. One of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head.



17 .) The Karate Kid (1984) directed by John G. Avildsen

 The Karate Kid (1984)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Box Office Mojo
  • Hi Consumption
  • Kung Fu Kingdom
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel … and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.



16 .) Come Drink with Me (1966) directed by King Hu

 Come Drink with Me (1966)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bitch Media
  • Black belt Mag
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Jezebel
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Trendrr

Cheng Pei-pei plays Golden Swallow, a fighter-for-hire who has been contracted by the local government to retrieve the governor’s kidnapped son. Holding him is a group of rebels who are demanding that their leader be released from prison in return for the captured son. After a brief encounter with the gang at a local restaurant, Golden Swallow is joined by an inebriated wanderer Drunken Cat (Yueh Hua) who aids her in her mission.



15 .) Fist of Fury (1972) directed by Wei Lo

 Fist of Fury (1972)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Kotaku
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher’s death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher’s murder.



14 .) Five Deadly Venoms (1978) directed by Cheh Chang

 Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • IfC
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • The Cinemaholic

A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher’s ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only does the teacher not know the identity of the students (who all wore masks under his training), but some of the students also don’t know each other!



13 .) Kung Fu Hustle (2004) directed by Stephen Chow

 Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • IMDB
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing’s actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.



12 .) Police Story (1985) directed by Jackie Chan

 Police Story (1985)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Softonic
  • The Guardian
  • Trendrr

A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.



11 .) The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) directed by

 The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cool Material
  • Hi Consumption
  • IfC
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • The Cinemaholic

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don’t want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight against the foreigners using his Drunken Boxing style, and overcome his father’s antagonism as well.



10 .) Iron Monkey (1993) directed by Woo-Ping Yuen

 Iron Monkey (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • The Cinemaholic

Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as “Iron Monkey”, named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government.



9 .) Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) directed by Quentin Tarantino

 Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bitch Media
  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Hi Consumption
  • Kotaku
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.



8 .) Hero (2002) directed by Yimou Zhang

 Hero (2002)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • IfC
  • IMDB
  • Kotaku
  • Nech Gear
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.



7 .) Once Upon a Time in China (1991) directed by Hark Tsui

 Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Guardian

Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces’ (English, French and American) plundering of China.



6 .) The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) directed by Chia-Liang Liu

 The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Time Out
  • Trendrr

The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.



5 .) Ip Man (2008) directed by Wilson Yip

 Ip Man (2008)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • IfC
  • IMDB
  • Kotaku
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.



4 .) The Raid: Redemption (2011) directed by Gareth Evans

 The Raid: Redemption (2011)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • Kotaku
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • Screen Rant
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Guardian

Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.



3 .) Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) directed by Prachya Pinkaew

 Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Black belt Mag
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • Screen Rant
  • Softonic
  • The Guardian

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.



2 .) Enter The Dragon (1973) directed by Robert Clouse

 Enter The Dragon (1973)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • IfC
  • IMDB
  • Kung Fu Kingdom
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Guardian
  • Trendrr

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.



1 .) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) directed by Ang Lee

 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bitch Media
  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cheer Sheet
  • Cool Material
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Kotaku
  • Martialaets Slab
  • Nech Gear
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Guardian
  • Trendrr

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman’s daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.



 


The 250+ Additional Best Martial Arts Movies Of All-Time



 

#MoviesDirectorsLists
38Crippled Avengers (1978)Cheh Chang
Hi Consumption
IMDB
Paste Magazine
39Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)Rob Cohen
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Paste Magazine
40Duel to the Death (1983)Siu-Tung Ching
Black belt Mag
IMDB
Screen Rant
41Kiss of the Dragon (2001)Chris Nahon
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Paste Magazine
42Kung Fu Panda (2008)Mark OsborneIMDB
Kung Fu Kingdom
Paste Magazine
43Magnificent ButcherYuen Woo-ping
Cheer Sheet
Paste Magazine
Screen Rant
44Riki-Oh: The Story of RickyLam Nai-choi
Cheer Sheet
Paste Magazine
Screen Rant
45Shaolin Soccer (2001)Stephen ChowIMDB
Kung Fu Kingdom
Paste Magazine
46Swordsman II (1992)Ching Siu-tung
Black belt Mag
Paste Magazine
Trendrr
47Tai-Chi Master (1993)Woo-Ping Yuen
Black belt Mag
IMDB
Paste Magazine
48The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)Rob Minkoff
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Kung Fu Kingdom
49The Grandmaster (2013)Kar-Wai Wong
Cheer Sheet
IMDB
Paste Magazine
50The Last Dragon (1985)Michael Schultz
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
51The Protector (2005)Prachya Pinkaew
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Kotaku
52The Raid 2 (2014)Gareth Evans
Martialaets Slab
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
53The Way of the Dragon (1972)Bruce Lee
Cheer Sheet
Hi Consumption
IMDB
54Unleashed (2005)Louis Leterrier
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Paste Magazine
55Wheels on Meals (1984)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
Kotaku
Paste Magazine
5614 Amazons (1972) Bitch Media
Jezebel
573 Ninjas (1992) 
Box Office Mojo
Kung Fu Kingdom
58Above the Law 
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
59American NinjaSam Firstenberg
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
60Black Belt (2007)Shunichi NagasakiIMDB
Time Out
61Blood and Bone (2009)Ben RamseyIMDB
Rate Your Music
62Broken Oath (1977) Bitch Media
Jezebel
63Brotherhood of the Wolf 
Box Office Mojo
Cool Material
64Executioners From ShaolinLau Kar-leungBitch Media
Paste Magazine
65Five Element Ninjas, aka Chinese Super NinjasChang Cheh
Paste Magazine
Screen Rant
66Five Fingers of Death (1972)Chang-hwa JeongIMDB
Paste Magazine
67Flash Point (2007)Wilson YipIMDB
Paste Magazine
68Hard To KillBruce Malmuth
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
69Heroes of the East (1978)Chia-Liang LiuIMDB
Time Out
70Ip Man 2 (2010)Wilson YipIMDB
Ranker
71Knockabout (1979)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
Paste Magazine
72Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)John WooIMDB
Paste Magazine
73Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)Chia-Liang LiuIMDB
Paste Magazine
74Man of Tai ChiKeanu Reeves
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
75Martial Club (1980)Lau Kar-leung
Black belt Mag
Paste Magazine
76Ninja Assassin (2009)James McTeigue
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
77Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)Hark TsuiIMDB
Kotaku
78Out for Justice (1991) 
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
79Rapid Fire (1992)Dwight H. Little
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
80Revenge of the Ninja (1983) 
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
81Romeo Must Die (2000)Andrzej Bartkowiak
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
82Rush Hour (1998)Brett Ratner
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
83Snake in the Eagle’s ShadowYuen Woo-pingNech Gear
Paste Magazine
84Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)Steve Barron
Kung Fu Kingdom
Paste Magazine
85The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)Chia-Liang LiuIMDB
Paste Magazine
86The Bride with White Hair (1993)Ronny YuIMDB
Paste Magazine
87The Chinese Connection (1972) 
Black belt Mag
Trendrr
88The Man From Nowhere 
Cool Material
Nech Gear
89The Next Karate Kid (1994) 
Box Office Mojo
Kung Fu Kingdom
90The One (2001)James Wong
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
91The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)Cheh ChangIMDB
Softonic
92The Quest (1996) 
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
93The Shaolin Temple (1982)Hsin-Yen Chang
Black belt Mag
IMDB
94The TransporterLouis Leterrier
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
95Undisputed 2Isaac FlorentineIMDB
Paste Magazine
96Undisputed 3Isaac Florentine
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
97Warriors Two (1978)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
Paste Magazine
98Yojimbo Softonic
The Guardian
99Zu: Warriors From Magic Mountain (1982)Tsui Hark
Black belt Mag
Paste Magazine
1002 Champions of ShaolinChang Cheh
Paste Magazine
1013 Evil Masters, aka The MasterChin-Ku Lu
Paste Magazine
1023 Ninjas Kick Back 
Box Office Mojo
103
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
1043 Ninjas: Kick Back (1994) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
1053 Ninjas: Knuckle Up (1995) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
10647 Ronin 
Box Office Mojo
107Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)Jackie ChanIMDB
108Azumi (2003)Ryûhei KitamuraIMDB
109Battle Creek Brawl 
Rate Your Music
110Battle WizardHsueh Li Pao
Paste Magazine
111BEAUTIFUL BOXER (2004) Bitch Media
112Best of the BestBob Radler
Paste Magazine
113Best of the Best 2 (1993) 
Rate Your Music
114BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010) Time Out
115Black Mask 
Box Office Mojo
116Blind Woman’s Curse (1970)Teruo IshiiIMDB
117Born to Fight (2004)Panna RittikraiIMDB
118Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000 Video)John LittleIMDB
119Bulletproof Monk 
Box Office Mojo
120
Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
121Clan of the White LotusLo Lieh
Paste Magazine
122Code of Silence 
Box Office Mojo
123Cradle 2 the Grave 
Box Office Mojo
124Crippled MastersJoe Law
Paste Magazine
125Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)Yimou ZhangIMDB
126Cyborg 
Box Office Mojo
127Dance of the Drunk MantisYuen Woo-ping
Paste Magazine
128Death Warrant 
Box Office Mojo
129
Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold
 
Box Office Mojo
130District B13 (2004)Pierre MorelIMDB
131Double Impact 
Box Office Mojo
132Double Team 
Box Office Mojo
133Dragon Gate InnKing Hu
Paste Magazine
134Dragon LordJackie Chan
Paste Magazine
135Dragonball Evolution 
Box Office Mojo
136Dragons Forever (1988)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
137Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
138Enter the Eagles 
Rate Your Music
139Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
140Enter the NinjaMenahem Golan
Paste Magazine
141EquilibriumKurt Wimmer
Paste Magazine
142Executioner (1974) Kotaku
143Exit Wounds 
Box Office Mojo
144Fighting 
Box Office Mojo
145Fighting Madam (1987)Teresa WooIMDB
146Fire Down Below 
Box Office Mojo
147First Strike” (1996) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
148Forced Vengeance 
Box Office Mojo
149Gorgeous (1999)Vincent KokIMDB
150Half Past Dead 
Box Office Mojo
151Hapkido (1972)Feng HuangIMDB
152Hard Target 
Box Office Mojo
153Heroes of the East, aka Shaolin Challenges NinjaLau Kar-Leung
Paste Magazine
154Honor and Glory 
Rate Your Music
155
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972)
 Time Out
156Invasion U.S.A. 
Box Office Mojo
157Jackie Chan’s First Strike 
Box Office Mojo
158Jet Li’s Fearless 
Box Office Mojo
159Journey to the West: Conquering the DemonsStephen Chow and Derek Kwok
Paste Magazine
160Kid With the Golden ArmChang Cheh
Paste Magazine
161Kill Zone – SPLWilson Yip
Paste Magazine
162KING BOXER Nech Gear
163Knock Off 
Box Office Mojo
164Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
165Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
166Lady Dragon (1992) 
Rate Your Music
167Lady Snowblood (1973)Toshiya FujitaIMDB
168Legend of the 7 Golden VampiresRoy Ward Baker
Paste Magazine
169Legend of the Fox (1979) 
Black belt Mag
170Lifetime Gross 
Box Office Mojo
171Lightning Fists of Shaolin (1984)Chia TangIMDB
172Lionheart 
Box Office Mojo
173Lone Wolf McQuade 
Box Office Mojo
174Marked for Death 
Box Office Mojo
175Maximum Risk 
Box Office Mojo
176Merantau (2009)Gareth EvansIMDB
177Miami ConnectionRichard Park
Paste Magazine
178Missing in Action 
Box Office Mojo
179Missing in Action II: The Beginning 
Box Office Mojo
180Moon Warriors (1993) 
Black belt Mag
181Mortal Kombat 
Box Office Mojo
182Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 
Box Office Mojo
183MrRicky Lau
Paste Magazine
184Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)Jackie ChanIMDB
185Mr. Nice Guy 
Box Office Mojo
186My Young Auntie (1981) Jezebel
187Mystery of Chessboxing, aka Ninja CheckmateJoseph Kuo
Paste Magazine
188Never Back Down 
Box Office Mojo
189Ninja 3: The Domination 
Box Office Mojo
190Ninja III: The DominationSam Firstenberg
Paste Magazine
191Ninja in the Dragon’s Den (1982)Corey YuenIMDB
192Ninja TerminatorGodfrey Ho
Paste Magazine
193Ninja the Protector (1986) 
Rate Your Music
194Nowhere to Run 
Box Office Mojo
195Odd Couple (1979)Chia Yung LiuIMDB
196On Deadly Ground 
Box Office Mojo
197On-Bak 2 (2008)Tony JaaIMDB
198Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004)Ha YooIMDB
199Only The StrongSheldon Lettich
Paste Magazine
200Operation Condor 
Box Office Mojo
201Pedicab Driver (1989)Sammo Kam-Bo HungIMDB
202Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)Stanley TongIMDB
203Prodigal Son (1981) 
Black belt Mag
204Project A (1983)Jackie ChanIMDB
205Project A 2 (1987)Jackie ChanIMDB
206Raging Phoenix (2009)Rashane LimtrakulIMDB
207Red CliffJohn Woo
Paste Magazine
208Return of the Dragon Ranker
209Return of the Street Fighter 
Rate Your Music
210Rush Hour 2 
Box Office Mojo
211Rush Hour 3 
Box Office Mojo
212Seven Grandmasters (1978) Time Out
213Seven Swords (2005)Hark TsuiIMDB
214Shanghai Knights 
Box Office Mojo
215Shanghai Noon 
Box Office Mojo
216ShaolinBenny Chan
Paste Magazine
217Shogun AssassinRobert Houston
Paste Magazine
218Shôrinji kenpô (1975)Norifumi SuzukiIMDB
219Showdown (1993) 
Rate Your Music
220Sidekicks” (1992) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
221Silent Rage 
Box Office Mojo
222Sister Street FighterKazuhiko Yamaguchi
Paste Magazine
223So Close (2002)Corey YuenIMDB
224SPL: Kill Zone (2005)Wilson YipIMDB
225SPL: Sha Po Lang 
Rate Your Music
226Stranger From Shaolin (1977) Jezebel
227Street Fighter 
Box Office Mojo
228
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
 
Box Office Mojo
229Sudden Death 
Box Office Mojo
230Supercop 
Box Office Mojo
231Surf Ninjas (1993) 
Rate Your Music
232Sword Stained With Royal BloodChang Cheh
Paste Magazine
233Tai Chi ZeroStephen Fung
Paste Magazine
234Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)Feng HuangIMDB
235
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
236
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time (1993)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
237
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
238
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
239The Art of War 
Box Office Mojo
240The Big Brawl 
Box Office Mojo
241The Blade (1993) 
Black belt Mag
242The Brave ArcherChang Cheh
Paste Magazine
243The Cave of Silken WebHo Meng Hua
Paste Magazine
244The Crane Fighter (1979) Jezebel
245The Delta Force 
Box Office Mojo
246The DuelChang Cheh
Paste Magazine
247The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter 
Hi Consumption
248The Game of Death Ranker
249The Glimmer Man 
Box Office Mojo
250The Good, the Bad, the Weird 
Cheer Sheet
251The Green Hornet (2011)Michel GondryIMDB
252The Invincible ArmourSee-Yuen Ng
Paste Magazine
253The Karate Kid (2010) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
254The Karate Kid II (1986) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
255The Karate Kid III (1989) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
256The Karate Kid Part II 
Box Office Mojo
257The Karate Kid Part III 
Box Office Mojo
258The Lady Assassin (1983) Jezebel
259The Last Airbender 
Box Office Mojo
260The Last Samurai 
Box Office Mojo
261The Legend (1993)Corey YuenIMDB
262
The Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
 Trendrr
263The Magnificent Butcher (1979) Kotaku
264The Man with the Iron Fists 
Box Office Mojo
265The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Kotaku
266The Master 
Rate Your Music
267The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Kotaku
268The Medallion 
Box Office Mojo
269The Octagon 
Box Office Mojo
270The Perfect Weapon 
Box Office Mojo
271The Rebel (2007)Charlie NguyenIMDB
272The Spy Next Door” (2010) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
273The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge 
Rate Your Music
274The Tournament (1974) Time Out
275The Tuxedo 
Box Office Mojo
276The VictimSammo Hung
Paste Magazine
277The Warrior (2001)Sung-su KimIMDB
278The Woman Avenger (1980) Jezebel
279Three Evil Masters (1980) 
Black belt Mag
280Throwdown (2004) Time Out
281TMNT (2007) 
Kung Fu Kingdom
282Tom-Yum-Goong, aka The ProtectorPrachya Pinkaew
Paste Magazine
283Transporter 2 
Box Office Mojo
284Transporter 3 
Box Office Mojo
285Twin Dragons 
Box Office Mojo
286Under Siege 
Box Office Mojo
287Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 
Box Office Mojo
288Universal Soldier 
Box Office Mojo
289Universal Soldier: The Return 
Box Office Mojo
290WAR 
Box Office Mojo
291Way of the Dragon, aka Return of the DragonBruce Lee
Paste Magazine
292Weapons of Death (1982) 
Rate Your Music
293Wing ChunYuen Woo-ping
Paste Magazine
294Young Bruce Lee (2010)Manfred WongIMDB
295Young Master (1980) Time Out
296Zatoichi Challenged (1967) Kotaku

 


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