10 Best Mixed Martial Arts Movies

Thursday, July 21 by Shawn Lealos

The best mixed martial arts movies present different styles of fighting in tournaments and action adventure stories. These movies star the best in the world of martial arts and delivers solid MMA highlights while also offering an intriguing story for the discerning movie fan.

  1. “Redbelt” Directed by famed playwright David Mamet, this is one of the best mixed martial arts movies ever made. Chiwetwl Ejiofor stars as a teacher who confronts crooked fight promoters responsible for a friends suicide. UFC star Randy Couture also stars.
  2. “Bloodsport” Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this true story of Frank Dux in one of the best mixed martial arts movies ever made. The movie features an illegal tournament that Dux competed in to honor his mentor. The movie features many International fighting styles.
  3. “Never Back Down” This MMA movie is one of the best mixed martial arts movies available. The movie is an offshoot of “The Karate Kid” with Jake as the new kid in town who is picked on by other boys. When he learns the art of MMA fighting, he finally stands up to his tormentors.
  4. “Flash Point” This Chinese film is one of the best mixed martial arts movies ever made. The movie tells the story of a police officer who sends his friend into a gang to be a mole for the force. Star Donnie Yen choreographed the fight scenes using MMA techniques.
  5. “Kickboxer” Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this, one of the best mixed martial arts movies. Van-Damme plays a man who begins to train for fighting tournaments after his brother is paralyzed in a fight, despite his corner throwing in the towel.
  6. “Enter the Dragon” Bruce Lee stars in this classic film, one of the best mixed martial arts movies ever made. The movie was Lee’s final one before his untimely death. The storyline follows a “Lionheart” Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a former soldier who goes AWOL when he learns his brother has been killed by a group of drug dealers. Van Damme begins fighting in an underground circuit to raise money to help his brother’s family while the Foreign Legion seek to capture him and court martial him for desertion.
  7. “Mortal Kombat” Based on the popular video game, this remains one of the best mixed martial arts movies ever made. The movie focuses on a group of fighters summoned by a mysterious sorcerer to fight for the survival of the planet Earth.
  8. “The Quest” Similar to the storyline in “Bloodsport,” this movie remains one of the best mixed martial arts movies of all time. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a man sold into slavery and forced into fighting tournaments. He ends up in a world tournament in the city of Tibet.