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Here are some of our favorite Martial Arts films

Karate Girl
Karate Girl

K.G.
Dir. Yoshikatsu Kimura
(2011)    91 minutes

A mysterious high-school girl, Ayaka (Rina Takeda) is a martial arts master and must keep her family's martial arts legacy secret to protect her family treasure.

March with the Devil
March with the Devil

Dir. Zalman King
(2014)    75 minutes

MARCH WITH THE DEVIL proves a riveting portrait of Dominiquie Vandenberg, a professional soldier–turned–Zen Buddhist.

Fighter in the Wind
Fighter in the Wind

Baramui Fighter
Dir. Yun-Ho Yang
(2004)    121 minutes

A young Korean Taekwondo competitor arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, American servicemen, and his own fear of failure as a martial artist.

Onechanbara
Onechanbara

Chanbara Beauty: Zombie Bikini Squad
Dir. Yohei Fukuda
(2008)    85 minutes

In the year 20XX, a swarm of engineered super-zombies have covered the entire world. But even this cannot deter Aya's determination to track down her father's killer.

War of the Shaolin Temple
War of the Shaolin Temple

Shao Lin shi san gun seng
Dir. Kin Lo, Lin Dah Tsao
(1980)    89 minutes

It's monk vs. monk in a classic kung fu fight to the death.

Ninja in the Deadly Trap
Ninja in the Deadly Trap

Shu shi shen chuan
Dir. Philip Kwok
(1984)    91 minutes

During the Ming Dynasty, the Japanese Defense Minister dispatches a team of expert Ninjas to steal the valuable "Summary of Fighting Skills" manual used by the invincible Chinese warriors.

Chinese Odyssey
Chinese Odyssey

Tian xia wu shuang | Chinese Odyssey 2002
Dir. Jeffrey Lau
(2002)    90 minutes

A unique martial arts comedy/romance that sends up William Shakespeare, the Shaw Brothers, Beijing Opera high-wire thrills and even producer Wong Kar-Wai's signature stylistic excess.

Enter the Phoenix
Enter the Phoenix

Da lao ai mei li
Dir. Stephen Fung
(2005)    105 minutes

Hong Kong’s top triad leader Hung appoints his gay son Georgie to be his successor before he dies. But Hung’s loyal right-hand man Cheung mistakes his roommate Sam as Georgie instead.

Kung Fu Mahjong II
Kung Fu Mahjong II

Jeuk sing 2 gi ji mor tin hau
Dir. Wong Jing
(2005)    97 minutes

In this side-splitting sequel to KUNG FU MAHJONG, Yuen Wah and Yuen Qiu (the punchy husband-wife duo from KUNG FU HUSTLE) return as West and Auntie Fei.

Onechanbara: Vortex
Onechanbara: Vortex

Chanbara Beauty: Vortex
Dir. Tsuyoshi Shôji
(2009)    89 minutes

The time is the near future, and the world is about to come to an end. An organization, in an attempt to discover a potion of immortality, has instead created zombies who roam the earth.

Death Force
Death Force

Fighting Mad I Vengeance Is Mine
Dir. Cirio Santiago
(1978)    111 minutes

After being left for dead, Doug is rescued by two Japanese soldiers living on a remote island who teach him the ways of the samurai.

The Shaolin Drunken Monk
The Shaolin Drunken Monk

Shao Lin zui ba quan | The 36th Chamber: The Final Encounter
Dir. Lau Ka Liang
(1983)    83 minutes

After a Shaolin kung fu master is murdered by his own students, his son flees for his own life. When he meets up with a mysterious hermit, he is taught with the unique Drunken Kung Fu.

Female Convict: Scorpion
Female Convict: Scorpion

Sasori
Dir. Joe Ma
(2007)    100 minutes

When a band of assassins invade the home of their target, they find only his bride-to-be Nami and give her a cruel choice: either she kills her fiance's sister or they kill her fiance.

Kung Fu Mahjong
Kung Fu Mahjong

Jeuk sing
Dir. Wong Jing, Siu-hung Chung
(2005)    98 minutes

A gambling fanatic meets a waiter who could remember the locations of all 144 mahjong tiles while playing the game. Soon they start winning big and set their eyes on the ultimate prize, winning the "Master of Mahjong" tournament.

Saviour of the Soul
Saviour of the Soul

Gau yat: San diu hap lui
Dir. Corey Yuen
(1991)    92 minutes

Andy Lau and the late Anita Mui star as high-flying superheroes fighting against the powerful assassin Silver Fox in this action-packed comic-book style futuristic fantasy.

18 Secrets of Kung Fu
18 Secrets of Kung Fu

Shi ba ban wu yi
Dir. Hung Min Chen
(1988)    76 minutes

An ambitious young man finally has a chance to prove himself when his old master meets his match.

Story in Temple Red Lily
Story in Temple Red Lily

Huo shao gong lian si
Dir. Karl Liao Chiang Lin
(1979)    86 minutes

THE STORY IN TEMPLE RED LILY is based upon ancient Chinese folklore about the corruption of the Shaolin Temple.

Dynamite Brothers
Dynamite Brothers

Dir. Al Adamson
(1974)    90 minutes

It's action all the way from the ghettos of L.A. to the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown as Larry Chin and Stud Brown blast apart the secrets of the syndicate.

Gallants
Gallants

Da lui toi
Dir. Clement Cheng, Derek Kwok
(2010)    97 minutes

In a remote village, Dragon and Tiger run Law's Teahouse, which was once a celebrated martial arts school. The middle-aged pair's skills have diminished in the thirty years they've waited for their Kung Fu master to awaken from his coma.

Death Trance
Death Trance

Dir. Yuji Shimomura
(2006)    89 minutes

Grave steals a mysterious coffin from a holy temple, a coffin said to contain a great and dangerous power.

Deadly Snail vs. Kung Fu Killer
Deadly Snail vs. Kung Fu Killer

Tin loh dai poh ng hang chan
Dir. Ling Hsiang
(1977)    87 minutes

With wild images, dazzling visuals, and mind-boggling fights, DEADLY SNAIL VS. KUNG FU KILLER is fast, furious kung fu action.

My Kingdom
My Kingdom

Da wu sheng
Dir. Gao Xiaosong
(2011)    99 minutes

A story of honor, love and revenge set against the backdrop of the Chinese opera during its heyday in 1920s Shanghai, MY KINGDOM centers on two sworn brothers and their quest to regain their master’s honor.

Kung Fu Mahjong III
Kung Fu Mahjong III

Jeuk sing 3 gi ji mor saam bak faan | The Final Duel
Dir. Wong Jing, Bosco Lam
(2007)    91 minutes

Ken is expected to inherit the fortunes of his father Uncle Man, known as the Grandmaster of Kung Fu Mahjong.

Shaolin vs. Evil Dead
Shaolin vs. Evil Dead

Shao Lin jiang shi
Dir. Douglas Kung
(2004)    94 minutes

It's KILL BILL meets THE EVIL DEAD in this rousing martial arts horror actioner starring the one and only "Master Killer" himself, Gordon Liu.

Ninja vs. Shaolin Guards
Ninja vs. Shaolin Guards

Wu seng
Dir. Mai Chen Jsai
(1984)    87 minutes

When President Yuen of the new Chinese Republic demands that the Shaolin Temple give up the precious "Golden Sutra" of Da Mor, the Shaolin monks rejected Yuen's edict.

Challenge of Death
Challenge of Death

Long quan she shou dou zhi zhu
Dir. Tso Nam Lee
(1983)    92 minutes

Devoted practitioners of "Snake Fist" and "Dragon Fist" are deadly rivals but now they must team up to capture a ruthless pirate who specializes in the notorious "Spider Claws" technique!

Fists and Guts
Fists and Guts

Yi dan er li san gong fu
Dir. Chia Yung Liu
(1979)    92 minutes

While searching for a fugitive, the Master uncovers a scheme to steal the priceless Jade Buddha. But in order for him to stop the theft, the Master must fight his way through a labyrinth of booby traps and powerful opponents first.

Mission: Killfast
Mission: Killfast

Dir. Ted V. Mikels
(1991)    97 minutes

In MISSION: KILLFAST, martial arts master, Tiger Yang, faces off against a group of savvy weapons dealers, resulting in a non-stop orgy of shoot-outs, explosions and bikini clad beauties.

A Chinese Tall Story
A Chinese Tall Story

Ching din dai sing
Dir. Jeffrey Lau
(2005)    103 minutes

While on the quest to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures, the Tang Monk and his three disciples led by the Monkey King come under attack by the evil Tree Demon.

The 72 Desperate Rebels
The 72 Desperate Rebels

Qi shi er sha xing
Dir. Bing Lin
(1978)    91 minutes

In the Ming Dynasty, the infamous pirate Pu Ho-Nien conspires against the imperial government. He soon gathers seventy-two fighters from all regions to help make his dreams come true.

Here are the most popular Action/Adventure films

The Wall
The Wall

Die Wand
Dir. Julian Pölsler
(2012)    108 minutes

An unnamed woman suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall inexplicably surrounds the countryside where she is vacationing.

OSS 117: Lost in Rio
OSS 117: Lost in Rio

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus
Dir. Michel Hazanavicius
(2009)    100 minutes

The pride of French intelligence, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (code named OSS 117) has a new mission that takes him to the Bossa Nova Brazil of the 1960’s.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions
Dir. Michel Hazanavicius
(2006)    99 minutes

After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates Jack's death and brokers peace in the Middle East.

Where Time Began
Where Time Began

Viaje al centro de la Tierra | The Fabulous Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Dir. Juan Piquer Simón
(1977)    86 minutes

After finding a mysterious map, Professor Otto Lindenbrock leads an expedition deep below the Earth's surface to discover its long-hidden secrets.

Go in the Wilderness
Go in the Wilderness

Dir. Elza Kephart
(2013)    61 minutes

A bold new version of the myth of creation shot against the striking backdrop of Quebec's remote North Shore.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Dir. Werner Herzog
(1972)    94 minutes

Spanish conquistadors searching for a mythical "city of gold" in 16th-century Peru descend into madness as they penetrate ever-deeper into the then-uncharted Amazonian interior.

Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo

Dir. Werner Herzog
(1982)    157 minutes

An Irish entrepreneur of grandiose ambitions dreams of opening an opera house in Iquitos. Hoping to bankroll it by making his fortune in rubber, he commits to the seemingly impossible task of hauling a 320-ton steamer overland from one river to another.

Desert Movie
Desert Movie

58.43
Dir. Calvin Lee Reeder
(2007)    11 minutes

Modern-day ramblers tumble through the desert and into trouble.

The Thrill Killers
The Thrill Killers

Dir. Ray Dennis Steckler
(1964)    70 minutes

If three homicidal maniacs had escaped from a nearby insane asylum would you pick up a hitchhiker?

Cobra Verde
Cobra Verde

Dir. Werner Herzog
(1987)    110 minutes

Based on Bruce Chatwin’s novel "The Viceroy of Ouidah", COBRA VERDE has Klaus Kinski as a ruined rancher-turned-bandit who becomes a brutally effective participant in the slave trade between Africa and South America.

Kirikou and the Sorceress
Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou et la sorcière
Dir. Michel Ocelot
(1998)    71 minutes

An exquisite recounting of the tale of tiny Kirikou born in an African village that is cursed by Karaba the Sorceress.

The 10th Victim
The 10th Victim

La decima vittima
Dir. Elio Petri
(1965)    92 minutes

It's the 21st century and society's lust for violence is satisfied by the "Big Hunt," an international game of legalized murder.

The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Gr...
The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space

The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters
Dir. Ted Roter
(1965)    24 minutes

One of three shorts sending up the long-running series of BOWERY BOYS B-movies, this giddy romp finds the "Lemon Grove Kids" sent to clean up Mr. Miller's yard.

Django
Django

Dir. Sergio Corbucci
(1966)    92 minutes

Franco Nero stars as the lone stranger who roams the West dragging a coffin filled with chaos towards a destiny ruled by vengeance.

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
Rat Pfink a Boo Boo

Dir. Ray Dennis Steckler
(1966)    67 minutes

When sexy Ceebee Beaumont, main squeeze of rockabilly superstar Lonnie Lord, is kidnapped by the Chain Gang, Lonnie and his friend Titus Twimbly leap into leotards and swing into action as Rat Pfink and Boo Boo.

I Ride
I Ride

Dir. Daron Ker
(2011)    82 minutes

I RIDE is the film that finally tells the true-to-life story of the biker community in America.

Abel's Island
Abel's Island

Dir. Michael Sporn
(1988)    30 minutes

Based on the beloved classic from William Steig (author of Shrek), this Emmy-nominated film relates the story of Abel, an elegant and romantic mouse who gets swept away in a flood and stranded for over a year on a deserted island.

The Crazies
The Crazies

Dir. George Romero
(1973)    103 minutes

Its code name is 'Trixie', an experimental government germ weapon that leaves its victims either dead or irreversibly insane.

Panic
Panic

Dir. John Gilling
(1963)    77 minutes

After a brutal raid on a Hatton Garden diamond merchant, a man lies dead and the finger of guilt points straight towards Janine Heining, an employee who's conveniently gone missing.

The Man from Cairo
The Man from Cairo

Dramma Nella Kasbah Crime Squad
Dir. Edoardo Anton, Ray Enright
(1953)    82 minutes

A $100 million gold cache, hidden in the North African desert during World War II, is at the center of the crime mystery plot.

Terminal Island
Terminal Island

Dir. Stephanie Rothman
(1973)    88 minutes

This offbeat spin on the popular 1970s women-in-prison genre featuring short-shorts and tank tops in a tropical prison camp posits a near future in which capital punishment has been abolished.

Zero Kelvin
Zero Kelvin

Kjærlighetens kjøtere
Dir. Hans Petter Moland
(1995)    114 minutes

Henrik Larsen is a young writer living in Oslo, Norway, who looks to broaden his horizons with travel and adventure. He leaves behind his girlfriend and joins a fur-trapping expedition that includes himself and two enigmatic men.

The Lemon Grove Kids
The Lemon Grove Kids

The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters
Dir. Ray Dennis Steckler
(1965)    30 minutes

To settle their differences, Slug, Gopher, and The Lemon Grove Kids agree to participate in a cross-country race with their neighborhood rivals, Killer Krump and The East Lemon Grove Kids.

The Wild World of Batwoman
The Wild World of Batwoman

Dir. Jerry Warren
(1966)    66 minutes

At the 1960s height of Batmania, schlock movie master Jerry Warren concocted this way-out tale of Batwoman (Katherine Victor with a bat drawn on her chest with eyeliner).

Himalaya
Himalaya

Himalaya: l'enfance d'un chef
Dir. Eric Valli
(2000)    108 minutes

Filmed over seven months in the forbidding Dolpo region of Nepal, HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravanner.

The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids

Dir. Steve Sekely
(1962)    94 minutes

Society is on the verge of collapse after a meteorite shower blinds much of the population. In the aftermath, marauding plants known as Triffids attack anything (and anyone) that moves.

The Italian Connection
The Italian Connection

La mala ordina
Dir. Fernando Di Leo
(1972)    96 minutes

The second film in Fernando Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy focuses on Luca Carnali, a small-time mobster and pimp who has been set up by his gangland boss.

Shoot the Sun Down
Shoot the Sun Down

Dir. David Leeds
(1978)    99 minutes

In this adventurous western set in 1836, four misanthropic people band together to find a golden treasure. But as they progress, members of the group begin double and triple-crossing each other in hopes of getting all the gold for themselves.

Maniac Cop
Maniac Cop

Dir. William Lustig
(1988)    85 minutes

Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. This “maniac” cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy!

Jungle Bride
Jungle Bride

Dir. Harry O. Hoyt, Albert Kelley
(1933)    62 minutes

Two women and two men are shipwrecked on an island off the African coast, and take up housekeeping and other forms of dilly-dally in this definite pre-Code film.