5 Classical Martial Art Movies You Must Watch

5 Classical Martial Art Movies You Must Watch

5 Classical Martial Art Movies

Martial Art is one of the most loveable and disciplined sports all over the world. It gives you physical strength and peace of mind. Other than this, it also teaches you to self-defense. There are a lot of movies that depict the true picture of martial art, its growth, and its fantastic techniques.


Even many great martial artists of their time worked in movies and spread this technique worldwide. If you will search on the internet, then your screen will fill with suggestions for different martial art movies, but still, Classical martial art Movies are like ‘Old Is Gold’. Here we have 5 Classical MMA movies you must watch.

Fist of Fury

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Fist of Fury – Image Courtesy (Janus Films)

This is the second movie by legendary Martial artist ‘Bruce Lee’ after ‘Bigg Boss.’ It was released in 1972. The movie depicts the great martial art moves that are performed to excellence by Lee. It is said that his speed was so fast, that they had to slow down the sequences so that the audience might observe it.

This is the story of a martial artist who comes to school to find out the mystery behind the murder of his master and bring to justice, those who are responsible for his master’s death. Directed by ‘Lo Wei,’ the film features realistic Combat Choreography. In this movie, you will find the charming style of Bruce Lee with his furious martial art moves.


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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Image Courtesy (Entertainment Weekly)

It is one of the highest-grossing foreign language films at that time in American history. Based on a Chinese novel by Wang Dulu, made under the direction of ‘Ang Lee,’ this movie was released in 2000. Its star cast includes Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh with other international stars.

‘Li Mui Bai,’ a great warrior of Wudang gives his sword to his lover ‘Yu Shu’ Lien to keep it safe but the sword is stolen. Li went to find out, and then meet some old enemies who are involved in it. This movie has won 40 awards and nominated for 10 Academy awards. It has a great story and direction along with some mind-blowing mixed martial arts sequences.

The Karate Kid

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The Karate Kid – Image Courtesy (We got this covered)

‘The Karate Kid’ is an American Martial art film released in 1984. It is the first movie in The Karate Kid franchise, with stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elisabeth Shue is an absolute classic.


Daniel moves to a new town, where he is harassed by boys very skilled in karate. He decides to learn karate. When Mr. Miyagi starts his training, he learns that there is more to the art form than fighting. The original film had three sequels ‘The Karate Kid II’, ‘The Karate Kid III’, and ‘The Next Karate Kid.’

Enter The Dragon

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Enter the Dragon – Image Courtesy (Firstpost)

This was the last movie by ‘Bruce Lee‘ before his death. This movie made ‘Bruce Lee’ a popular star all over the world. The movie was released in 1973 and was starred and produced by Lee himself.

Lee, a Shaolin martial artist, helps the British Intelligence in an undercover mission to nab Han, who is involved in drug trafficking and the sex trade. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time.

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Enter the Dragon was highly influential on global pop culture, leading to mainstream worldwide interest in martial arts as well as inspiring numerous fictional works including action films, television shows, fighting games, comic books, and animation.

Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda – Image Courtesy (Netflix)

Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. When ‘Po’ the Panda, a kung fu enthusiast, gets selected as the Dragon Warrior, he decides to team up with the Furious Five and destroy the evil forces that threaten the Valley of Peace.

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The film became DreamWorks’ biggest opening for a non-sequel film, the highest-grossing animated film of the year worldwide. This movie has fine martial art skills, with the voices of great stars like Jack Black, Jackie Chan Angelina Jolie, and many more. Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 are sequels of the original one.