Finding Out Martial Arts Movies? You are at the right place. Here are the best martial arts movies or movie series of all time. You will enjoy watching these martial arts movies. These martial arts movies are from the legends and the martial artists actors of all time. And these martial arts movies were blockbuster at the time of its release. Here are the Best Martial Arts Movies Of All Time :
10. Police Story
Police Story is an action and crime movie from Hong-Kong. Police Story is a Martial Arts Movie series which consists of 6 Movies. This Series of Martial Arts Movies is starred Jackie Chan, Bill Tung, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Lam Kwok-Hung, etc. These Movie Series contain Police Story (1985), Police Story 2 (1988), Supercop (1992), Supercop 2 (1993), Crime Story (1993), First Strike (1996), New Police Story (2004), Police Story 2013 – Lockdown (2013), Bleeding Steel (2017). All of these movies were produced by Raymond Chow, Jackie Chan, Leonard Ho, Barbie Tung, Willie Chan, Solon So, and Yang Du. And All of these movies were directed by Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, Benny Chan, and Ding Sheng. This movie is about Inspector Chan Ka-Kui (or Kevin Chan in some versions) played by Jackie Chan who is conducting his operations with a twist. The First Strike movie is the most-watched movie in all of these movies.
Undisputed is an American Martial Arts Movie Series. This series consists of 4 Movies that are Undisputed (2002), Undisputed II: The Last Man Standing (2006), Undisputed III: Redemption (2010), Boyka: Undisputed (2016). The movies Undisputed III: Redemption (2010), Boyka: Undisputed (2016) are sequels to Undisputed II: The Last Man Standing (2006). The first movie’s lead actor is Wesley Snipes And the next movie Undisputed II is starred Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White. And the rest of the movies are led by Scott Adkins. The Movies Undisputed III and Boyka have the best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) performance.
Bloodsport is an American Martial Arts Film Series. The Film Series contains Bloodsport (1988), Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite (1996), Bloodsport III (1997), and Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite (1999). The Main Film Bloodsport (1988) was starred, Jean Claude Van Damme. Van Damme didn’t appear in any of the Sequels. The Movie Bloodsport (1988) grossed $50 million on a budget of $1.5 million – 2.3 million. This movie has the best performance of KickBoxing.
7. The Matrix
The Matrix is an American Martial Arts and Science Fiction Movie Series. This Film Series contains 3 movies that are The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). All of these movies were led by Keanu Reeves. And the others are Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Marcus Chong. All of the films were Blockbusters. All of these films were written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver. The Matrix was highly successful with a gross of $460 million Worldwide.
6. Once Upon a Time in China
Once Upon a Time in China is a Hong Kong Martial Arts Film and Television Series. The first movie Once Upon a Time in China was released in 1991 which was starred Jet Li. Its Sequels contains Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Once Upon a Time in China III (1992), Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993), Once Upon a Time in China V (1994), Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997) and a T.V. series Wong Fei Hung (1995-1996). Jet Li starred in only 4 movies that are Once Upon a Time in China I, II, III, and Once Upon a Time In China and America. The most Hit movie from these is Once Upon a Time in China I (1991). This movie was written and directed by Tsui Hark.
5. Fist of Fury
Fist of Fury is a Hong Kong Action Martial Arts Movie. This Movie was released in 1972. This movie is starred, Bruce Lee. This Martial Arts Movie was written and directed by Lo Wei. This film grossed $100 million worldwide which is estimated as equivalent to $600 million adjusted to inflation. This Movie has its Sequels that are New Fist of Fury (1976) starred by Jackie Chan, Fist of Fury II (1977), Fist of Fury III (1979), Last Fist of Fury (1979) starred by Dragon Lee, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010) starred by Donnie Yen, a Television series Fist of Fury (1995) starred by Donnie Yen and a loose remake Fist of Legend (1994) starred by Jet Li. Bruce Lee didn’t appear in any of the sequels. The Fist of Fury II and III were starred by Bruce Li, a Taiwanese actor. In the Fist of Fury (1972), Bruce Lee plays Chen Zhen who fights for the justice of his master and to defend the honor of the Chinese.
4. The Way of The Dragon
The Way of Dragon is a Hong Kong Martial Arts Action and Comedy Film. This movie was released in 1972. This Martial Arts movie was written, directed, co-produced, and the lead role played by Bruce Lee. This movie also starred Nora Miao, Robert Wall, Wei Ping-ou, and a debut by Chuck Norris. This movie grossed $130 million worldwide and is estimated as equivalent to $700 million adjusted against inflation. Bruce Lee plays Tang Lung who is a young martial artist who comes to rescue his uncle.
3. Ip Man
Ip Man is a Hong Kong Martial Arts Film Series, based on the Biographical of Grandmaster of Wing Chun and the teacher of Bruce Lee. This film series shows Ip Man’s Journey. This Film Series contains Ip Man (2008), Ip Man 2 (2010), Ip Man 3 (2015), and Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019). This film series was directed by Wilson Yip, and Ip Man played by Donnie Yen. This film series also contains a spin-off movie Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018). This movie is based on a character Cheung Tin-chi aka Master Z played by Max Zhang from Ip Man.
2. Drunken Master
Drunken Master is a Hong Kong Martial Arts Action and Comedy Film. This Film was released in 1978. This Film martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan. This film was the game-changer in Jackie Chan’s career. This movie was a spiritual successor of the film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) in which Jackie Chan starred. And its sequel is Drunken Master II (1994) which was also starred, Jackie Chan. This movie has many spin-offs and remakes in which Jackie Chan did not appear.
1. Enter The Dragon
Enter The Dragon is a Martial Arts movie released in 1973 which was directed by Robert Clouse. This movie stars Bruce Lee. This was the final and complete appearance of Bruce Lee before his death. This movie premiered in Los Angeles one month after the death of Bruce Lee. This movie grossed $350 million estimated as equivalent to $1 billion adjusted for inflation. This movie was the most profitable martial arts movie. This movie was the best of Bruce Lee.