10 Best Martial Arts Fight Movies
The best martial arts fight movies feature amazing spectacle and action from some of cinema’s best fighters. Whether the movies contain the humor of Jackie Chan, the mastery of Tony Jaa or the fascination of Ang Lee, these movies will entertain anyone looking for good martial arts action.
“Ong Bak” Tony Jaa remains one of the most talented martial arts actors working today and “Ong Bak” is one of the best martial arts fight movies he has appeared in. The action sequences are brutal and the fight choreography is beautiful. This movie makes you almost feel every punch.
“The Protector” This movie also features Tony Jaa and remains one of the best martial arts fight movies you will see. In the movie, Jaa fights in a mutated Muy Thai style, remaining brutal but elegant. Quentin Tarantino endorsed the movie for its eventual United States release.
“Ip Man” Donnie Yen stars in this film, one of the best martial arts fight movies of recent years. The movie is based around the origin of Ip Man, the martial arts instructor who trained Bruce Lee. The movie won Best Film and Best Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
“Unleashed” This Jet Li movie is one of the best martial arts fight movies. Li stars as a fighter known as Danny the Dog who has been kept under control with a metal collar. When the collar is removed, he fights with the skill and power to defeat almost anyone.
“The One” This sci-fi movie is one of the best martial arts movies ever made. Jet Li stars in multiple roles in this movie of alternate universes. He plays a super criminal who leaps from dimension to dimension, killing other versions of himself to become more powerful.
“Versus” This Japanese film is a strange hybrid horror/action movie that is one of the best martial arts fight movies. A prisoner finds himself on a mysterious island bridging two worlds where he must fight for his life. The movie has been rereleased in three different editions.
“The Legend of Drunken Master” Jackie Chan stars in this martial arts comedy, one of the best martial arts fight movies. Chan stars as a young man who is trained in a martial arts theory that believes you fight better when pretending to be, or are slightly drunk.
“Fearless” Jet Li stars in this, one of the best martial arts fight movies ever made. The movie is based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a successful Chinese fighter who brought pride back to China by beating fighters from all over the world.
“Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” Oscar winning director created this masterpiece, one of the best martial arts fight movies ever made. The movie stars Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi in a magical epic that presents impossible action amongst beautiful landscapes.
“Hero” Jet Li stars in this, one of the best martial arts fight movies of all time. Li plays a Nameless man who comes to meet with the king, claiming he has killed the king’s three greatest enemies. The stories all play out as the warrior describes the events that led him there.