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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



 

# Movies Directors Lists
38 Crippled Avengers (1978) Cheh Chang
Hi Consumption
IMDB
Paste Magazine
39 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) Rob Cohen
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Paste Magazine
40 Duel to the Death (1983) Siu-Tung Ching
Black belt Mag
IMDB
Screen Rant
41 Kiss of the Dragon (2001) Chris Nahon
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Paste Magazine
42 Kung Fu Panda (2008) Mark Osborne IMDB
Kung Fu Kingdom
Paste Magazine
43 Magnificent Butcher Yuen Woo-ping
Cheer Sheet
Paste Magazine
Screen Rant
44 Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky Lam Nai-choi
Cheer Sheet
Paste Magazine
Screen Rant
45 Shaolin Soccer (2001) Stephen Chow IMDB
Kung Fu Kingdom
Paste Magazine
46 Swordsman II (1992) Ching Siu-tung
Black belt Mag
Paste Magazine
Trendrr
47 Tai-Chi Master (1993) Woo-Ping Yuen
Black belt Mag
IMDB
Paste Magazine
48 The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Rob Minkoff
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Kung Fu Kingdom
49 The Grandmaster (2013) Kar-Wai Wong
Cheer Sheet
IMDB
Paste Magazine
50 The Last Dragon (1985) Michael Schultz
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
51 The Protector (2005) Prachya Pinkaew
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Kotaku
52 The Raid 2 (2014) Gareth Evans
Martialaets Slab
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
53 The Way of the Dragon (1972) Bruce Lee
Cheer Sheet
Hi Consumption
IMDB
54 Unleashed (2005) Louis Leterrier
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Paste Magazine
55 Wheels on Meals (1984) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
Kotaku
Paste Magazine
56 14 Amazons (1972)   Bitch Media
Jezebel
57 3 Ninjas (1992)  
Box Office Mojo
Kung Fu Kingdom
58 Above the Law  
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
59 American Ninja Sam Firstenberg
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
60 Black Belt (2007) Shunichi Nagasaki IMDB
Time Out
61 Blood and Bone (2009) Ben Ramsey IMDB
Rate Your Music
62 Broken Oath (1977)   Bitch Media
Jezebel
63 Brotherhood of the Wolf  
Box Office Mojo
Cool Material
64 Executioners From Shaolin Lau Kar-leung Bitch Media
Paste Magazine
65 Five Element Ninjas, aka Chinese Super Ninjas Chang Cheh
Paste Magazine
Screen Rant
66 Five Fingers of Death (1972) Chang-hwa Jeong IMDB
Paste Magazine
67 Flash Point (2007) Wilson Yip IMDB
Paste Magazine
68 Hard To Kill Bruce Malmuth
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
69 Heroes of the East (1978) Chia-Liang Liu IMDB
Time Out
70 Ip Man 2 (2010) Wilson Yip IMDB
Ranker
71 Knockabout (1979) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
Paste Magazine
72 Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979) John Woo IMDB
Paste Magazine
73 Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979) Chia-Liang Liu IMDB
Paste Magazine
74 Man of Tai Chi Keanu Reeves
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
75 Martial Club (1980) Lau Kar-leung
Black belt Mag
Paste Magazine
76 Ninja Assassin (2009) James McTeigue
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
77 Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) Hark Tsui IMDB
Kotaku
78 Out for Justice (1991)  
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
79 Rapid Fire (1992) Dwight H. Little
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
80 Revenge of the Ninja (1983)  
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
81 Romeo Must Die (2000) Andrzej Bartkowiak
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
82 Rush Hour (1998) Brett Ratner
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
83 Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow Yuen Woo-ping Nech Gear
Paste Magazine
84 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Steve Barron
Kung Fu Kingdom
Paste Magazine
85 The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) Chia-Liang Liu IMDB
Paste Magazine
86 The Bride with White Hair (1993) Ronny Yu IMDB
Paste Magazine
87 The Chinese Connection (1972)  
Black belt Mag
Trendrr
88 The Man From Nowhere  
Cool Material
Nech Gear
89 The Next Karate Kid (1994)  
Box Office Mojo
Kung Fu Kingdom
90 The One (2001) James Wong
Box Office Mojo
IMDB
91 The One-Armed Swordsman (1967) Cheh Chang IMDB
Softonic
92 The Quest (1996)  
Box Office Mojo
Rate Your Music
93 The Shaolin Temple (1982) Hsin-Yen Chang
Black belt Mag
IMDB
94 The Transporter Louis Leterrier
Box Office Mojo
Paste Magazine
95 Undisputed 2 Isaac Florentine IMDB
Paste Magazine
96 Undisputed 3 Isaac Florentine
Paste Magazine
Rate Your Music
97 Warriors Two (1978) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
Paste Magazine
98 Yojimbo   Softonic
The Guardian
99 Zu: Warriors From Magic Mountain (1982) Tsui Hark
Black belt Mag
Paste Magazine
100 2 Champions of Shaolin Chang Cheh
Paste Magazine
101 3 Evil Masters, aka The Master Chin-Ku Lu
Paste Magazine
102 3 Ninjas Kick Back  
Box Office Mojo
103
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
104 3 Ninjas: Kick Back (1994)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
105 3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up (1995)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
106 47 Ronin  
Box Office Mojo
107 Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991) Jackie Chan IMDB
108 Azumi (2003) Ryûhei Kitamura IMDB
109 Battle Creek Brawl  
Rate Your Music
110 Battle Wizard Hsueh Li Pao
Paste Magazine
111 BEAUTIFUL BOXER (2004)   Bitch Media
112 Best of the Best Bob Radler
Paste Magazine
113 Best of the Best 2 (1993)  
Rate Your Music
114 BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)   Time Out
115 Black Mask  
Box Office Mojo
116 Blind Woman’s Curse (1970) Teruo Ishii IMDB
117 Born to Fight (2004) Panna Rittikrai IMDB
118 Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000 Video) John Little IMDB
119 Bulletproof Monk  
Box Office Mojo
120
Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
 
Kung Fu Kingdom
121 Clan of the White Lotus Lo Lieh
Paste Magazine
122 Code of Silence  
Box Office Mojo
123 Cradle 2 the Grave  
Box Office Mojo
124 Crippled Masters Joe Law
Paste Magazine
125 Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) Yimou Zhang IMDB
126 Cyborg  
Box Office Mojo
127 Dance of the Drunk Mantis Yuen Woo-ping
Paste Magazine
128 Death Warrant  
Box Office Mojo
129
Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold
 
Box Office Mojo
130 District B13 (2004) Pierre Morel IMDB
131 Double Impact  
Box Office Mojo
132 Double Team  
Box Office Mojo
133 Dragon Gate Inn King Hu
Paste Magazine
134 Dragon Lord Jackie Chan
Paste Magazine
135 Dragonball Evolution  
Box Office Mojo
136 Dragons Forever (1988) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
137 Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
138 Enter the Eagles  
Rate Your Music
139 Enter the Fat Dragon (1978) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
140 Enter the Ninja Menahem Golan
Paste Magazine
141 Equilibrium Kurt Wimmer
Paste Magazine
142 Executioner (1974)   Kotaku
143 Exit Wounds  
Box Office Mojo
144 Fighting  
Box Office Mojo
145 Fighting Madam (1987) Teresa Woo IMDB
146 Fire Down Below  
Box Office Mojo
147 First Strike” (1996)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
148 Forced Vengeance  
Box Office Mojo
149 Gorgeous (1999) Vincent Kok IMDB
150 Half Past Dead  
Box Office Mojo
151 Hapkido (1972) Feng Huang IMDB
152 Hard Target  
Box Office Mojo
153 Heroes of the East, aka Shaolin Challenges Ninja Lau Kar-Leung
Paste Magazine
154 Honor and Glory  
Rate Your Music
155
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972)
  Time Out
156 Invasion U.S.A.  
Box Office Mojo
157 Jackie Chan’s First Strike  
Box Office Mojo
158 Jet Li’s Fearless  
Box Office Mojo
159 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons Stephen Chow and Derek Kwok
Paste Magazine
160 Kid With the Golden Arm Chang Cheh
Paste Magazine
161 Kill Zone – SPL Wilson Yip
Paste Magazine
162 KING BOXER   Nech Gear
163 Knock Off  
Box Office Mojo
164 Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
165 Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
166 Lady Dragon (1992)  
Rate Your Music
167 Lady Snowblood (1973) Toshiya Fujita IMDB
168 Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires Roy Ward Baker
Paste Magazine
169 Legend of the Fox (1979)  
Black belt Mag
170 Lifetime Gross  
Box Office Mojo
171 Lightning Fists of Shaolin (1984) Chia Tang IMDB
172 Lionheart  
Box Office Mojo
173 Lone Wolf McQuade  
Box Office Mojo
174 Marked for Death  
Box Office Mojo
175 Maximum Risk  
Box Office Mojo
176 Merantau (2009) Gareth Evans IMDB
177 Miami Connection Richard Park
Paste Magazine
178 Missing in Action  
Box Office Mojo
179 Missing in Action II: The Beginning  
Box Office Mojo
180 Moon Warriors (1993)  
Black belt Mag
181 Mortal Kombat  
Box Office Mojo
182 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation  
Box Office Mojo
183 Mr Ricky Lau
Paste Magazine
184 Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989) Jackie Chan IMDB
185 Mr. Nice Guy  
Box Office Mojo
186 My Young Auntie (1981)   Jezebel
187 Mystery of Chessboxing, aka Ninja Checkmate Joseph Kuo
Paste Magazine
188 Never Back Down  
Box Office Mojo
189 Ninja 3: The Domination  
Box Office Mojo
190 Ninja III: The Domination Sam Firstenberg
Paste Magazine
191 Ninja in the Dragon’s Den (1982) Corey Yuen IMDB
192 Ninja Terminator Godfrey Ho
Paste Magazine
193 Ninja the Protector (1986)  
Rate Your Music
194 Nowhere to Run  
Box Office Mojo
195 Odd Couple (1979) Chia Yung Liu IMDB
196 On Deadly Ground  
Box Office Mojo
197 On-Bak 2 (2008) Tony Jaa IMDB
198 Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004) Ha Yoo IMDB
199 Only The Strong Sheldon Lettich
Paste Magazine
200 Operation Condor  
Box Office Mojo
201 Pedicab Driver (1989) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung IMDB
202 Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992) Stanley Tong IMDB
203 Prodigal Son (1981)  
Black belt Mag
204 Project A (1983) Jackie Chan IMDB
205 Project A 2 (1987) Jackie Chan IMDB
206 Raging Phoenix (2009) Rashane Limtrakul IMDB
207 Red Cliff John Woo
Paste Magazine
208 Return of the Dragon   Ranker
209 Return of the Street Fighter  
Rate Your Music
210 Rush Hour 2  
Box Office Mojo
211 Rush Hour 3  
Box Office Mojo
212 Seven Grandmasters (1978)   Time Out
213 Seven Swords (2005) Hark Tsui IMDB
214 Shanghai Knights  
Box Office Mojo
215 Shanghai Noon  
Box Office Mojo
216 Shaolin Benny Chan
Paste Magazine
217 Shogun Assassin Robert Houston
Paste Magazine
218 Shôrinji kenpô (1975) Norifumi Suzuki IMDB
219 Showdown (1993)  
Rate Your Music
220 Sidekicks” (1992)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
221 Silent Rage  
Box Office Mojo
222 Sister Street Fighter Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Paste Magazine
223 So Close (2002) Corey Yuen IMDB
224 SPL: Kill Zone (2005) Wilson Yip IMDB
225 SPL: Sha Po Lang  
Rate Your Music
226 Stranger From Shaolin (1977)   Jezebel
227 Street Fighter  
Box Office Mojo
228
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
 
Box Office Mojo
229 Sudden Death  
Box Office Mojo
230 Supercop  
Box Office Mojo
231 Surf Ninjas (1993)  
Rate Your Music
232 Sword Stained With Royal Blood Chang Cheh
Paste Magazine
233 Tai Chi Zero Stephen Fung
Paste Magazine
234 Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973) Feng Huang IMDB
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
239 The Art of War  
Box Office Mojo
240 The Big Brawl  
Box Office Mojo
241 The Blade (1993)  
Black belt Mag
242 The Brave Archer Chang Cheh
Paste Magazine
243 The Cave of Silken Web Ho Meng Hua
Paste Magazine
244 The Crane Fighter (1979)   Jezebel
245 The Delta Force  
Box Office Mojo
246 The Duel Chang Cheh
Paste Magazine
247 The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter  
Hi Consumption
248 The Game of Death   Ranker
249 The Glimmer Man  
Box Office Mojo
250 The Good, the Bad, the Weird  
Cheer Sheet
251 The Green Hornet (2011) Michel Gondry IMDB
252 The Invincible Armour See-Yuen Ng
Paste Magazine
253 The Karate Kid (2010)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
254 The Karate Kid II (1986)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
255 The Karate Kid III (1989)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
256 The Karate Kid Part II  
Box Office Mojo
257 The Karate Kid Part III  
Box Office Mojo
258 The Lady Assassin (1983)   Jezebel
259 The Last Airbender  
Box Office Mojo
260 The Last Samurai  
Box Office Mojo
261 The Legend (1993) Corey Yuen IMDB
262
The Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
  Trendrr
263 The Magnificent Butcher (1979)   Kotaku
264 The Man with the Iron Fists  
Box Office Mojo
265 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)   Kotaku
266 The Master  
Rate Your Music
267 The Matrix Reloaded (2003)   Kotaku
268 The Medallion  
Box Office Mojo
269 The Octagon  
Box Office Mojo
270 The Perfect Weapon  
Box Office Mojo
271 The Rebel (2007) Charlie Nguyen IMDB
272 The Spy Next Door” (2010)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
273 The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge  
Rate Your Music
274 The Tournament (1974)   Time Out
275 The Tuxedo  
Box Office Mojo
276 The Victim Sammo Hung
Paste Magazine
277 The Warrior (2001) Sung-su Kim IMDB
278 The Woman Avenger (1980)   Jezebel
279 Three Evil Masters (1980)  
Black belt Mag
280 Throwdown (2004)   Time Out
281 TMNT (2007)  
Kung Fu Kingdom
282 Tom-Yum-Goong, aka The Protector Prachya Pinkaew
Paste Magazine
283 Transporter 2  
Box Office Mojo
284 Transporter 3  
Box Office Mojo
285 Twin Dragons  
Box Office Mojo
286 Under Siege  
Box Office Mojo
287 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory  
Box Office Mojo
288 Universal Soldier  
Box Office Mojo
289 Universal Soldier: The Return  
Box Office Mojo
290 WAR  
Box Office Mojo
291 Way of the Dragon, aka Return of the Dragon Bruce Lee
Paste Magazine
292 Weapons of Death (1982)  
Rate Your Music
293 Wing Chun Yuen Woo-ping
Paste Magazine
294 Young Bruce Lee (2010) Manfred Wong IMDB
295 Young Master (1980)   Time Out
296 Zatoichi Challenged (1967)   Kotaku

 


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