Martial arts films

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  12. The Matrix (franchise)

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  13. Mortal Kombat films

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  1. Road House
    #1

    Road House (1989)

    25,974 views

    Road House is a 1989 American action thriller film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman. Sam Elliott also plays a bouncer, the mentor, friend and foil of Swayze's character. The cast also includes Kelly Lynch as Swayze's love interest, and Ben Gazzara as the main antagonist.


  2. The Karate Kid
    #2

    The Karate Kid (2010)

    11,323 views

    The Karate Kid (simplified Chinese: 功夫梦; traditional Chinese: 功夫夢; pinyin: Gōngfu Mèng; Wade–Giles: Kung1-fu-meng4; literally: "The Kung Fu Dream") is a 2010 Chinese-American martial arts comedy-drama film directed by Harald Zwart. It stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, and it was produced by Jerry Weintraub, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jaden's parents Will and Jada. The screenplay by Christopher Murphey was from the story by Robert Mark Kamen for the 1984 film of the same name. This is the fifth installment of the Karate Kid series, serving as a reboot. Unlike the original 1984 version, this film featured a mixture of comedic and dramatic elements. The film's music was composed by James Horner.


  3. Never Back Down
    #3

    Never Back Down (2008)

    11,462 views

    Never Back Down is a 2008 martial arts film starring Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, and Djimon Hounsou. It was theatrically released on March 14, 2008. The film's tagline is "Win or lose... Everyone has their fight".


  4. Mulan
    #4

    Mulan (1998)

    12,799 views

    Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Fa Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with story by Robert D. San Souci and screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, and Raymond Singer. Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer and BD Wong star in the English version, while Jackie Chan provided his voice for the Chinese dubs of the film. The film's plot takes place during the Han Dynasty, where Fa Mulan, daughter of aged warrior Fa Zhou, impersonates a man to take her father's place during a general conscription to counter a Hun invasion.


  5. The Last Airbender
    #5

    The Last Airbender (2010)

    9,740 views

    The Last Airbender is a 2010 American action fantasy adventure film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It is based on the first season of the 2000s Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The film stars Noah Ringer as Aang, with Dev Patel as Prince Zuko, Nicola Peltz as Katara, and Jackson Rathbone as Sokka. Development for the film began in 2007. It was produced by Nickelodeon Movies and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Premiering in New York City on June 30, 2010, it opened in the United States the following day, grossing an estimated $16 million.


  6. Charlie's Angels
    #6

    Charlie's Angels (2000)

    9,807 views

    Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as three women working for a private investigation agency. The film is based on the television series of the same name from the late 1970s, which was adapted by screenwriters Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, and John August. Unlike the TV series which had dramatic elements, the film featured more comedic elements than were seen in the series.


  7. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
    #7

    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

    9,846 views

    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film. It is the sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angels. It opened in the United States on June 27, 2003, and was number one at the box office for that weekend, also making a worldwide total of $259.2 million.


  8. Blood and Bone
    #8

    Blood and Bone (2009)

    8,670 views

    Blood and Bone is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD martial arts film directed by Ben Ramsey and written by Michael Andrews. The film stars Michael Jai White, Eamonn Walker and Julian Sands, and features martial artist Matt Mullins, former professional wrestler Ernest "The Cat" Miller, and MMA fighters Bob Sapp, Kimbo Slice, Maurice Smith, and Gina Carano.


  9. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    #9

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    7,271 views

    Kill Bill: Volume 2 is a 2004 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally scheduled for a single theatrical release, but was divided into two films with its running time being over four hours. Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released in late 2003, and Kill Bill: Volume 2 was released in early 2004. It stars Uma Thurman as the Bride, who continues her rampage of revenge against an assassination squad led by Bill (David Carradine).


  10. Ninja Assassin
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    Ninja Assassin (2009)

    5,708 views

    Ninja Assassin is a 2009 German-American neo-noir martial arts thriller film directed by James McTeigue. The story was written by Matthew Sand, with a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski. The film stars South Korean pop musician Rain as a disillusioned assassin looking for retribution against his former mentor, played by ninja film legend Sho Kosugi. Ninja Assassin explores political corruption, child endangerment and the impact of violence. Known for their previous work on the Matrix Trilogy and V for Vendetta, Andy and Lana Wachowski, Joel Silver, and Grant Hill produced the film. A collective effort to commit to the film's production was made by Legendary Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment and Silver Pictures. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.


  11. The Marine
    #11

    The Marine (2006)

    5,934 views

    The Marine is a 2006 American action film directed by John Bonito. The film stars John Cena, Robert Patrick and Kelly Carlson. It was produced by the films division of WWE, called WWE Studios, and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox.


  12. The Karate Kid
    #12

    The Karate Kid (1984)

    5,603 views

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal photography, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Elisabeth Shue. It is an underdog story in the mold of a previous success, Avildsen's 1976 film Rocky. It was a commercial success upon release, and garnered critical acclaim, earning Morita an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film became the first in a series, spawning three sequels and a remake in 2010.


  13. Enter the Dragon
    #13

    Enter the Dragon (1973)

    5,931 views

    Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance (footage was shot and used in what became Game of Death) before his death on 20 July 1973, at the age of 32. The film was first released on 26 July 1973 in Hong Kong, six days after Lee's death. Lee was also one of the film's writers.


  14. The Forbidden Kingdom
    #14

    The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

    4,352 views

    The Forbidden Kingdom (Chinese: 功夫之王: Gong Fu Zhi Wang (Mandarin) or Gung Fu Ji Wong (Cantonese) and translated King of Kung Fu (English); Working title: The J & J Project) is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film is loosely based on the novel Journey to the West, it is the first film to star together two of the best known names in the martial arts film genre. The action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping.


  15. Romeo Must Die
    #15

    Romeo Must Die (2000)

    4,651 views

    Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. The film was released in the United States on March 22, 2000.


  16. Naked Weapon
    #16

    Naked Weapon (2002)

    5,203 views

    Naked Weapon (赤裸特工) is a 2002 Hong Kong action-thriller film directed by action choreographer Tony Ching and starring Maggie Q, Anya Wu and Daniel Wu.


  17. Crying Freeman
    #17

    Crying Freeman (1995)

    4,400 views

    Crying Freeman is a 1995 Canadian action film, directed by Christophe Gans, based on the "Portrait of a Killer" arc of the best-selling manga of the same name by Kazuo Koike and Ryoichi Ikegami. The film was shot in British Columbia in October 1994.


  18. The Transporter
    #18

    The Transporter (2002)

    4,098 views

    The Transporter (French: Le Transporteur) is a 2002 French action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen and written by Luc Besson, who was inspired by BMW Films' The Hire series.


  19. The Last Dragon
    #19

    The Last Dragon (1985)

    3,925 views

    The Last Dragon (sometimes listed as Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon) is a 1985 martial arts musical film produced by Rupert Hitzig for Berry Gordy and directed by Michael Schultz. The film was a critical disappointment but a financial success, and is now considered a cult classic. The film stars Taimak, Vanity (Denise Katrina Matthews), Julius J. Carry III, Chris Murney, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Faith Prince. Choreography was done by Lester Wilson and Lawrence Leritz. It was released in theatres by TriStar Pictures on March 22, 1985.


  20. The Karate Kid, Part III
    #20

    The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

    3,915 views

    The Karate Kid, Part III is a 1989 martial arts film, and the second sequel to the hit motion picture The Karate Kid (1984). The film stars Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Robyn Lively. As was the case with the first two films in the series, it was directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, with stunts choreographed by Pat E. Johnson and the music composed by Bill Conti.


  21. Rush Hour 3
    #21

    Rush Hour 3 (2007)

    4,027 views

    Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 American martial arts/buddy action comedy film and the third flim in the Rush Hour series, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The film was officially announced on May 7, 2006, and filming began on July 4, 2006. The film is set in Paris and Los Angeles. Rush Hour 3 was released on August 10, 2007, in the United States. A fourth film is currently in consideration by the series' creators.


  22. Rush Hour 2
    #22

    Rush Hour 2 (2001)

    4,309 views

    Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 American martial arts buddy action comedy film. It is the sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour and the second installment in the Rush Hour film series. The film stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker who respectively reprise their roles as Inspector Lee and Detective Carter. The film finds Lee and Carter embroiled in a counterfeit scam involving the Triads.


  23. Transporter 2
    #23

    Transporter 2 (2005)

    3,683 views

    Transporter 2 (French: Le Transporteur 2) is a 2005 French action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Luc Besson. It is the sequel to The Transporter (2002), and is followed by Transporter 3 (2008). The film stars Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, François Berléand, Keith David, Hunter Clary, Shannon Briggs, Matthew Modine and Jason Flemyng.


  24. Shanghai Noon
    #24

    Shanghai Noon (2000)

    4,057 views

    Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong action comedy western film starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu. The film, marking the directorial debut of Tom Dey, was written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.


  25. Ong-bak
    #25

    Ong-bak (2003)

    3,905 views

    Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (Thai: องค์บาก  ), also known in the United States as Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a 2003 Thai martial arts action film. It was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, featured stunt choreography by Panna Rittikrai and starred Tony Jaa. Ong-Bak proved to be Jaa's breakout film, with the actor hailed internationally as the next major martial arts star. Jaa went on to star in Tom-Yum-Goong (called The Protector in the US and Warrior King in the UK) and directed two prequels to Ong-Bak: Ong-Bak 2 and Ong-Bak 3.


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