Martial Arts/Boxing Movies

by tinka_bellamina | created - 02 Jul 2016 | updated - 11 Nov 2018 | Public

Any movie I have seen with martial arts or some kind of fighting in them.

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1. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. He is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 19,157 | Gross: $29.00M

2. 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Action, Family

39 Metascore

In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Victor Wong, Charles Napier, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade

Votes: 5,054 | Gross: $0.41M

3. 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

PG | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Action

39 Metascore

During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox, J. Evan Bonifant

Votes: 8,022 | Gross: $11.78M

4. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Jim Varney, Victor Wong

Votes: 10,387 | Gross: $0.38M

5. Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

39 Metascore

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet

Votes: 92,172 | Gross: $24.85M

6. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

Director: Michael Jai White | Stars: Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz, Todd Duffee

Votes: 17,014

7. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 46,028 | Gross: $14.70M

8. Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R | 89 min | Action, Sport

A kickboxing instructor unwillingly returns to the world of competition - and stakes go sky high when he runs into the men that killed his brothers.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Peter Boyle, Dennis Chan, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 5,030 | Gross: $1.25M

9. Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992)

R | 92 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

David Sloan travels to Rio for a kick-box exhibition. There he saves two youngsters and stops a white slaver.

Director: Rick King | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Dennis Chan, Richard Comar, Noah Verduzco

Votes: 2,778

10. Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage drug lord who's also an old nemesis.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa, Brad Thornton, Jill Pierce

Votes: 3,001

11. Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

A kick boxer is out to avenge his brother.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Gina Carano, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 9,701

12. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 62,480 | Gross: $33.42M

13. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

17 Metascore

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein

Votes: 22,208 | Gross: $8.74M

14. Double Dragon (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Kristina Wagner

Votes: 10,648 | Gross: $2.34M

15. Unleashed (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, Kerry Condon

Votes: 95,364 | Gross: $24.52M

I think it counts

16. Bulletproof Monk (2003)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

40 Metascore

Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

Director: Paul Hunter | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Seann William Scott, Jaime King, Karel Roden

Votes: 46,402 | Gross: $23.02M

I think it counts.

17. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

71 Metascore

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 411,967 | Gross: $13.66M

18. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

73 Metascore

The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.

Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson | Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 392,493 | Gross: $215.43M

19. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

67 Metascore

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 235,961 | Gross: $165.25M

20. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 485,641 | Gross: $117.24M

21. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 178,785 | Gross: $6.39M

22. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 162,124 | Gross: $125.05M

23. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 174,913 | Gross: $127.87M

24. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 119,859 | Gross: $40.95M

25. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

Votes: 194,748 | Gross: $70.27M

26. Creed (II) (2015)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Sport

82 Metascore

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 232,024 | Gross: $109.77M

27. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family

56 Metascore

In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 286,828 | Gross: $85.47M

28. Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A Californian teenager learns that she is the reincarnation of a legendary female warrior destined to protect the world.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Brenda Song, Shin Koyamada, Susan Chuang, Justin Chon

Votes: 5,220

29. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

60 Metascore

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 162,402 | Gross: $90.82M

30. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

55 Metascore

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 67,463 | Gross: $115.10M

31. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 45,480 | Gross: $38.96M

32. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 23,690 | Gross: $8.91M

33. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

Votes: 150,240 | Gross: $176.59M

34. Girlfight (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Douglas Santiago, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon

Votes: 9,073 | Gross: $1.52M

35. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 30,669 | Gross: $24.08M

36. Magic Kid (1993 Video)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Karate action and laughs never cease when a brother and sister go to California to visit their uncle. They soon discover that he's an alcoholic on the run from the Mob who want him to pay ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Stephen Furst, Shonda Whipple, Joseph Campanella, Bill Hufsey

Votes: 323

37. Magic Kid II (1994)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Family

Kevin Ryan must protect himself and his uncle from the TV studio that is producing his hit martial arts show when the execs try strong-arm tactics to keep Kevin from leaving.

Director: Stephen Furst | Stars: Stephen Furst, Ted Jan Roberts, Dana Barron, Donald Gibb

Votes: 207

38. Mortal Kombat (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 95,712 | Gross: $70.45M

39. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 43,934 | Gross: $35.93M

40. Romeo Must Die (2000)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong

Votes: 64,151 | Gross: $55.97M

I think it counts.

41. Underdog Kids (2015)

PG | 94 min | Action, Family

Inner city kids from a poor neighborhood go up against the undefeated Beverly Hills Junior National Karate Team.

Director: Phillip Rhee | Stars: Phillip Rhee, Mirelly Taylor, Max Gail, Adam Irigoyen

Votes: 341

42. Sidekicks (1992)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako

Votes: 7,517 | Gross: $17.18M

43. Fighting (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao

Votes: 31,066 | Gross: $23.04M

44. Against the Ropes (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.

Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 6,543 | Gross: $5.88M

45. Tekken (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale

Votes: 25,265

46. Female Fight Squad (2016)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.2