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The Top Martial Art Movies Off All Time. Lights, Camera,Kung-Fu.

Updated on April 18, 2014

What Is A Martial Art Film

martial art films and action films are one and the same, both styles of films contain violence. Martial art movies comes in all shapes and sizes,Kung Fu movies are eather comedies, spiritual, and political. Most martial art movies have training sequences and usually the main character goes through some sort of emotional experience, where he must overcome his situation by means of martial arts and or Kungh-Fu.

While watching a kung fu movie one can see gunfights car chases huge explosings, hand-to-hand combat, and also sword and knife fighting. I enjoy martial art movies very much , so I have put together a list of myfavorite actors and movies , I hope you enjoy martial art movies just as much as I do, check out my to Picks.

Donnie Yen IP Man


My Top List Of Martial Art Movies

Keep in mind that this is no real legit list this is my own personal favorites and if you haven't seen either one of these movies I suggest you have to check out these awesome kung fu flicks

  • Ip Man: 1,2
  • bloodsport
  • Ong Bak
  • the protector
  • all Bruce Lee movies
  • Shaolin
  • crouching Tiger hidden Dragon
  • fist of legend
  • war
  • rush-hour
  • rumble in the Bronx
  • drunken Masters

Bruce Lee


Bruce Lee

"Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion." (Bruce Lee)

Bruce Lee was born on November 27 1940 ,he was a Chinese American who started his acting career Hong Kong. Bruce Lee was known to be a philosopher, film director, film producer, the founder of the martial art Jet Kune Do, a screenwriter, and some say he is the most influential martial artists the world has ever seen .Bruce was born in San Francisco but was raised in China , intill the age of 18 when he returned to the US to claim his citizenship. Bruce Lee started his martial arts training, in the style of wing Chun. Hs master was world-famous IP Man

Bruce Lee: Game Of Death


Bruce Lee Kung Fu Movies

  • The Big Boss (1971)
  • Fist of Fury (1972)
  • Way of the Dragon (1972)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • The Game of Death (1978)

Tony Jaa: Muay Thai Movie Star

Tony jaa was born on February 5, 1976 in Surin province, Isaan, Thailand. In Thailand he is known as jaa Panom. Tony Jaa is a martial arts actor, a Buddhist monk, and a fight Choreographer. He is mostly known for his acrobatic skills and his in movie aggressive fast-paced fight sequences.

Tony Jaas Martial Art Movies

  • Ong Bak : 1,2,3
  • The Protector
  • Batte Warrior
  • Spritied Killer

Jet Li

"I never say to myself I'm the best fighter in the world. If someone learns martial arts solely to pick fights on the street, to lean on it as a keystone weapon in conflicts, to use it to bully and intimidate others – then that person, in my opinion, cannot be considered a true martial artist." (Jet Lee)

Jet Li was born on April 26, 1963, his birth name is Li Lianjie. Jet Li is a wushu champion, actor, and a film producer. Jet Li has starred in many martial art films he has played heroes, villains, Buddhist monks, and kung fu legends. Jet Li is known for his fast hands, and his knack for placeing classic WuShu fighting techniques in his films.

Jet Li


Jet Li's Classic Kung Fu Movies

  • The Shaolin Temple
  • The Once Upon a Time in China
  • Fist of Legend

Jet Li's Martial Art Flicks

  • Fist of legend
  • Once upon a Time in China
  • My father is a hero
  • Fearless
  • Hero
  • Black mask
  • The one
  • Tai chi master
  • Lethal weapon 4
  • Cradle-to-the-grave
  • War
  • Enforcer

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan was born in 1954, on 7 April. Jackie started his acting career in Hong Kong, Jackie is a martial artist, comedian, producer, screenwriter,and stunt performer. Jackie Chan has been in over 100 martial arts and Kung Fu movies. Jackie is mostly known for his comedic relief in his martial art roles, he also does all his own stunt work.

Jackie Chan's martial art movies

  • Shaolin
  • The karate kid
  • Little big soldier
  • The forbidden kingdom
  • kung fu panda
  • Rush-hour 1,2,3
  • The tuxedo
  • Shanghai noon
  • Mr. nice guy
  • Rumble in the Bronx
  • Drunken master

There Will Always Be Martial Art Movies

In many ways kung fu movies are similar to American style films like westerns, most people associate Chinese cinema with kung fu movies. Martial arts, and kung fu movies were part of the first types of Chinese cinema productions. It seems to me with the popularity of modern mixed martial arts fighting organizations, growth of martial arts awareness around the world, I believe that kung fu martial arts movies will be staying with us forever.

"Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion." (Bruce Lee)


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    • newell12345 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks for the feed back guys, great kung fu movies are always fun to watch.

    • PoeticPhilosophy profile image


      5 years ago from Canada

      Ip man was without a doubt the best Martial Art movie ever made! Good choice on putting it to the top of your list, (Favourited :) )

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A great review of martial arts movies. You mentioned several of my favorites including Tony Jaa. Voting this Up and Interesting.

    • newell12345 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Awsome Rlcasalme, that is good news

    • rLcasaLme profile image


      7 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      nice hub. i'll always be a martial arts fan.


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