Shichinin no samurai also known as Seven Samurai is an Akira Kurosawa directed Japanese masterpiece. The plot revolves around seven rōnin or samurais with no masters who are hired by villagers to protect them against bandits. The final battle sees the eventual victory of the Samurai but at a very high cost.
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Hanshiro, an elder samurai, visits a feudal lord named Kageyu, in order to ask the latter for a place for committing suicide. However, things change after he learns about the suicide of another young samurai, who had visited before, and he learns how their pasts are connected.
Oldboy is a South Korean action thriller film which tells the story of Joe, an advertising executive, who is kidnapped and held captive for many years. After his release, he tries to discover the men who had kidnapped him, and their motive for doing so.
Isaburo Sasahara is a vassal of Masakata Matsudaira, the lord of the Aizu clan. Things get complicated when Isaburo’s elder son Yogoro is ordered by one of the lord’s advisors to marry Ichi, the lord’s ex-concubine, even though she is mother to one of the lord’s sons.
The Bride, a former assassin, is severely wounded on her wedding day following an attack by her jealous ex-lover and father of her unborn child, accompanied by her former associates, members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She wakes up from coma four years later and embarks on a deadly journey to avenge her lost child.
Tommy Riordan, a former Marine, convinces his estranged father, a recovered alcoholic and former coach, to train him for a winner-takes-all mixed martial arts tournament. At the same time, his estranged brother Brendan, a former MMA fighter struggling as a school teacher, returns to the ring to support his family, making another family conflict inevitable.
The Kurosawa directed masterpiece tells the story of a wandering rōnin, who arrives in a small village and takes up the name of Kuwabatake Sanjuro, to pit two rival businessmen against each other. Although Sanjuro wants to reap the benefits himself, a full-scale war breaks out, leaving Sanjuro questioning his choices.
The second movie of the Kill Bill series sees the Bride carrying on with her vengeful pursuit of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad including Budd, Elle and her ex-lover and boss Bill. They had attempted to murder her and her unborn child. However, she is unaware that the child she presumes to be dead is alive and with Bill.
In 19th century China, the renowned swordsman Li Mu Bai gives up his legendary Green Destiny sword and entrusts it to female warrior Yu Shu Lien to deliver it safely to Governor Yu. However, the sword gets stolen and what follows is a mystical ride with some of the best martial arts sequences of all time.
Hero is an action adventure film which tells the story of a defense officer, who arrives at the Qin capital city in order meet the King. As he has not just survived numerous attempts on his life by three well-known assassins, but has also managed to eliminate them, the King wants to meet him and hear his story.
Ryunosuke Tsukue is a merciless assassin who works for the government in feudal Japan. He lives without any conscience or moral code. In a friendly fencing contest, he ends up killing his opponent. Eventually, he even murders his own mistress, after having a fight with her, and leaves their infant son alone. Later, he starts spiraling into madness, when he begins to see all the ghosts of all his victims.
This action adventure drama film tells the story of Ogami Itto, an assassin-for-hire, who is traveling with a 3 year old son, for his next assignment, which involves killing a merchant who wants to reveal corporate secrets. However, he is unaware that three female ninjas are hunting for him, in order to kill him and his son.
Rama, a police officer in Jakarta, goes undercover as a ruthless prisoner named Yuda, in order to expose corruption in his own department, and find out who is co-operating with the city’s crime syndicates.
Retired CIA agent Bryan Mills reluctantly allows his 17-year-old daughter Kim, who lives with her mother and wealthy step-father, to travel to Paris with her best friend, but both are kidnapped by sex traffickers. Learning that they will be auctioned off in four days, he rushes to France to rescue them with "his particular set of skills".
Nathan Algren, an alcoholic US Army Captain traumatized by the brutality of the American Indian Wars, is hired to train the newly created Imperial Japanese Army in modern warfare. His first assignment is to crush a rebellion by traditionalist Samurai warriors who refuse to use firearms, but he is quickly impressed by the Bushido tradition.
Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, is coerced into slaying his own clan of warriors. Later on, he becomes a hired assassin, and eventually finds himself facing an organization of demonic ninjas who are plotting to take over Japan. He tries to fight and stop them, and soon, a beautiful female ninja aids him on his mission.
Ogami Itto, the Shogunate executioner, is framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate, by the Yagyu clan. Therefore, he wages a one-man war against them.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is an action adventure drama film which tells the story of a young boy named Liu, who witnesses a brutal attack carried out by the Manchu government, against his family and friends. He flees to a Shaolin temple, where he seeks shelter. Initially, he is rejected by the monks, being an outsider, but the chief decides to take him in. In order to take revenge against the brutal massacre of his people, he starts training himself to be a skilled Kung fu warrior.
Kung Fu Hustle is an action fantasy comedy thriller film which tells the story of a small-time gangster, who tries to terrorize a neighborhood, by claiming to be part of a notorious gang. However, things get complicated for him, when three skilled Kung fu masters, living in the neighborhood, stand up against him.
The Man from Nowhere is an action thriller film which revolves around a pawn shopkeeper with a dark past. In order to save a child, who is his only friend, he risks his life and takes on a notorious drug-and-organ trafficking ring.
Lee, a Shaolin martial arts expert, is approached by an intelligence agency to investigate crime-lord Han and his narcotics and human trafficking trades. Lee reluctantly agrees to collect evidence against Han while attending Han’s martial arts tournament on his fortified island. But as Lee learns that Han’s men were responsible for his sister’s death 3 years ago, he pledges to take revenge.
The Warriors is an action crime thriller film which tells the story of a gang named ‘The Warriors’, who are framed for the murder of a charismatic gang leader in New York, who was trying to unite all the gangs in the area. Now the group must defend themselves as every other gang starts hunting for them.
Following an ill-advised fight that ended in another master’s death, martial artist Huo’s family is killed in retribution. A shocked Huo wanders through countryside, and spends long period in village where he recovers his stability. Realizing essence of martial arts, he returns home to establish Jingwu Sports Foundation. But then he has to face fights with mighty foreign masters to uphold China’s honor.
Jui Kuen II is a Hong-Kong action comedy film, which tells the story of Wong Fei-Hung, a martial artist, who wants to respect his pacifist father’s wishes, but at the same time, he has to stop a group of smugglers from stealing ancient Chinese artifacts.
The third film of the Lone Wolf and Club series follows the journey of the central character as he is tortured by Yakuza to save a young woman from being sold into prostitution and is hired by their leader to assassinate an evil chamberlain.
A row between a Chinese martial arts student and his Japanese wife causes the latter to leave for Japan. A series of misunderstandings ensuing from his father's attempt to lure her back to China snowballs into a major fight between the two nations in which the father takes on some of Japan's best martial arts masters.
Oyuki is a skilled and tattooed female assassin, who is quite deadly. Eventually, Ogami Itto, who used to be the former Shogun’s executioner, is hired to kill her. However, he soon encounters Gunbei Yagyu, a former rival, who is looking for an opportunity for revenge.
Lady Snowblood is an action thriller drama film which tells the story of Yuki, a young girl, whose mother was raped and killed by a group of criminals. She is raised by a priest and trained to be an instrument of vengeance. After she turns 20, she eventually sets out on her revenge mission.
The Raid: Redemption is an action thriller film which revolves around a SWAT team, as they find themselves stuck inside a 15-storey safe house belonging to a notorious and ruthless mobster. Now, they have no other option but to use whatever little ammunition they have, against his army of killers and thugs, in order to survive as well as to take him down.
House of Flying Daggers is an action romantic drama film which tells the story of a police captain, who helps a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison, so that she can rejoin her fellow members. His ultimate goal is to reach the new leader of the rebel organization with her help.
Ip Man, a skilled martial artist, tries to propagate the martial art Wing Chun. However, in the process, he faces wrath and rivalry from practitioners of various other martial arts, including a local master of Hung Ga, and a British boxing champion named Taylor Miller.
Wong’s father wants to teach him Kung-fu, but is quite frustrated due to his son’s mischievous behavior. He decides to send him off to a cruel and torturous master, where Wong learns a special form of martial arts, called Drunken Genii Kung-fu. After completing his lessons, Wong returns to rescue his father from an assassin.
A Hong Kong policeman manages to arrest a notorious drug lord single handedly. However, when he is soon framed for the murder of a corrupt policeman, he tries to clear his name before it is too late.
Iron Monkey is a martial arts action drama film which tells the story of a man known as ‘Iron Monkey’, who is the only person to challenge the corruption in the system. Although no one knows his actual name, or his origins, he is loved due to his heroic acts of robbing the rich and helping the poor. When he makes off with a hoard of gold from a governor’s residence, the governor orders his chief constable Fox to hunt him down, and arrest anyone who has any links to him.
Ku Shen Chai is an unmotivated artist in his early 30s, who is still living with his mother. His life takes a turn when he meets a beautiful and mysterious princess named Yang Hui-ching, who is on the run from corrupt government officials.
A young samurai joins a group of assassins who are on a mission to kill a powerful lord, who is quite influential in the Tokugawa government, which has been ruling Japan for 3 centuries. However, they soon begin to suspect him of being a traitor.
Lone Wold and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons is the fifth in a series of six films adapted from the homonymous manga series about an assassin and his young son. The protagonist is challenged by five warriors, each of whom has one fifth of the information he needs to execute the assassination.
Shang Chi is a skilled martial artist who thought he left his past behind, but his life takes a turn when his father, the leader of the Ten Rings organization, draws him and Xialing, his sister, into searching for a mythical village.
Black Dynamite is a comedy action film which tells the story of a Vietnam War Veteran who seeks justice against a criminal organization after his brother is killed.
Boyka is a Russian inmate who suffers a knee injury right before the beginning of the new prison fighting tournament, which might help him earn his freedom. Despite this, he puts up his best efforts, and fights against the best fighters from all over the world.
Chien Fu is a janitor at a kung fu school who finds himself constantly harassed and bullied by the teachers as well as the students. Eventually, he undergoes a life changing experience after an old man teaches him kung fu and he learns to protect himself from his bullies.
A young man has been believing that he is the best kung fu fighter in the region, but he eventually discovers that out of concern, his father has been bribing all his opponents to lose. After he meets a real martial arts master, he decides to become an apprentice under him to learn kung fu.
A General is declared a traitor by the Emperor, and is condemned to death. Meanwhile, his two youngest children, a son and a daughter, are also expelled from the empire, and assassins are sent after them to eliminate the general’s bloodline for good. However, the plan fails when some heroic skilled swordsmen decide to intervene.
A blind Kung Fu master loses all his students to the One Armed Boxer, who defeats and kills every single one of them. In his quest for vengeance against the One Armed Boxer, the master decides to kill every one armed man he comes across in a martial arts contest.
Due to the treachery of a jealous general, the Yang Family falls and is imprisoned by the opposing Liao Dynasty. However, two sons survive, and while one manage to return home and remain hidden within the family, the other seeks refuge in a monastery. However, the traitorous general tries his best to find them and silence them before either of them testifies to the Emperor of his treachery.
After moving to California with his mother, Daniel LaRusso befriends a beautiful cheerleader, Ali Mills, and is bullied by a group of karate students led by her jealous ex-boyfriend. One day he is saved by their apartment's eccentric handyman Miyagi, who reluctantly agrees to train him so that he could face his tormentors in the All-Valley Karate Championships.
Trucker Jack Burton enters into the underworld beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown to help friend Wong Chi rescue his green-eyed girlfriend from evil immortal sorcerer David Lo Pan who needs to marry a green-eyed Chinese woman to reverse an ancient curse and become mortal again. Can Burton and Chi succeed in defeating an immortal sorcerer, his wicked martial art fighters, and mysterious monsters?
In order to unify the entire country, the emperor of the Han Dynasty allows his General to declare war against the rebellious southern provinces. His army advances and kills lots of civilians and soldiers alike. To resist the army, the warlords of the south form an alliance led by Viceroy Zhou, who rely upon different unique strategies to combat the overwhelming forces.
After returning to Shanghai, young martial arts student Chen Zhen learns about the death of his teacher Hua Yuanjia under mysterious circumstances. At the funeral, when students of local Japanese dojo create trouble, Chen later makes them eat their words. As he discovers the truth behind his master’s death, he sets out to take revenge, confronting some of the most dangerous opponents.
Wong Fei-hung, a skilled martial artist, decides to take a stand against the White Lotus Society, an extremist group that wants to drive away or kill all foreigners.
The Shogun is angered by the Yagyu clan because of their failure to kill Ogami Itto, the wandering swordsman and his infant son Daigoro. Eventually Lord Yagyu Retsudo sends his daughter, who is skilled with flying daggers, hoping that she will be able to eliminate him. However, she is killed, and Retsudo eventually seeks the help of a mountain clan that practices black magic.
This action adventure film revolves around the story of a medieval samurai known as Lone Wolf, whose wife is murdered. To add insult to the injury, the paranoid Shogun orders him to commit suicide. However, he escapes with his little boy, and becomes an assassin for hire. Soon, he starts hunting for the people responsible for the death of his wife.
A Shaolin practitioner assembles five of his childhood friends so that they can use their martial arts skills for playing football. They decide to form a team and popularize Shaolin Kung fu, through soccer.
The movie begins six months after the events of the first movie of The Matrix film franchise. An army of Sentinels is fast approaching Zion, the last human city on earth, and threatens to destroy it. Neo, Trinity and Morpheus must locate the Keymaker to reach the source of the Matrix. Neo also has to deal with his recurring dreams of Trinity’s death and the rogue programme Agent Smith.
When a sacred Buddhist statue is stolen from his village, Boonting goes to Bangkok in search of it. He soon finds himself facing the underworld, but his martial arts skills prove to be useful.
A man goes to Italy, in order to pay a visit to his relatives, who run a restaurant. When he learns that a syndicate is harassing them and forcing them to sell their restaurant, he steps in to help them. However, a renowned martial artist is hired by the syndicate to defeat him.
In the late 1800s, Wong Fei Hung has been training people in martial arts in order to help them defend against foreign powers. He tries to protect his Aunt Yee who has just arrived from America, totally westernized. However, this gets difficult as his martial arts school gets involved in fierce battles with the foreign as well as local governments.
Two Shaolin monks, both of conflicting personalities, are expelled from their temple after they are falsely accused of cheating. They eventually part ways, and while one rises to become a powerful military commander, his friend learns the ways of a style named Tai Chi.
War of the Arrows is a historical action film which tells us the story of a skilled archer, who sets out against a mighty army, to rescue his kidnapped sister, during the second Manchurian invasion of Korea in the 17th century.
Humanity is threatened when Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction awakens from a long slumber after many years. After Goku is defeated by him quite easily, the Z-Fighters learn that they don’t stand a chance, because only a God can fight a God.
Out-of-luck actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, facing troubles on professional as well as personal fronts, returns to his hometown in Belgium for quietude. Instead, he gets entangled in a bank robbery where police take him as the offender. JCVD doesn’t clear-up their misunderstanding, but protects the hostages by negotiating with the robbers. The situation culminates in the media hailing JCVD as the hero.
Inspector Chan Ka-kui is demoted to highway patrol due to his previous case handling methods. However, when a criminal Chu-Tao, who is terminally ill, starts to create trouble, Ka-kui finds an opportunity to redeem himself.
Good Samaritans David and Thomas find themselves pitted against an evil gang, when they save a thief, Sylvia, with the help of their detective friend Moby.
The Young Master is a martial arts comedy adventure film which tells the story of Dragon, whose brother betrays their school in the lion dance competition. Therefore, Dragon decides to take part, but fails in the contest. Eventually, he sets out on a quest to find his brother, who seems to have been influenced by bad company.
After their battle against Frieza on the planet Namek, Goku decides to take a camping trip on Earth to spend some time relaxing, along with Gohan, Krillin and Oolong. However, Goku is soon targeted by Cooler, Frieza’s older brother, who travels to Earth, seeking revenge.
Liu Jinxi is a seemingly ordinary man, who lives with his wife and two sons. One day, he fights and kills two robbers, who try to violently rob the general store in his village. He is declared a hero, but the detective assigned to the case, Xu, discovers that one of the dead bandits was Yan Dongsheng, a notorious fugitive. Since a common man cannot defeat such a notorious criminal, the detective feels that there is more to Liu than what meets the eye.
When the young daughter of the Chinese diplomat Han is kidnapped, he seeks the help of his trusted Hong Kong detective, Inspector Lee. He is teamed up with LAPD detective James Carter, a big mouth who prefers to work alone. These two, who cannot stand each other, end up working together in an attempt to solve the case before the FBI.
In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature has been savagely killing numerous women and children. Although he is unseen, he possesses enormous strength and intelligence, and has managed to elude capture for years. Eventually, King Louis sends a renowned scientist with a team to bring the beast down.
Heavyweight champion George `Iceman' Chambers is sent to a Russian prison, after being framed for possessing drugs. Soon he realises that the only way out is to win a boxing match against inmate Yuri Boyka.
This historical martial arts film tells the story of Ip Man, who masters the martial art style named Wing Chun efficiently. Soon, he meets Master Leung Bik, who is actually the son of Leung Jan, who had taught Chan Wah-shun, Ip Man’s teacher. From him, Ip man is able to learn a varied and improved style of Wing Chun. Later, he eventually returns to his former city, where he falls for the daughter of the vice-mayor. However, when her godfather is murdered, Ip Man becomes the prime suspect.
This is fictionalized version of the story of Bruce Lee, the famous martial arts star. Bruce Lee goes to America to have a successful life, after his father convinces him to. Although he begins by working as a dish-washer, due to the strength of his character, he soon begins receiving bigger opportunities.
Sergeant Dragon Ma learns that his entire unit is corrupt except for Shi King. He is soon transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, where he faces off against a notorious gangster, as well as runaway pirates. Meanwhile, he also has to deal with a corrupt police Superintendent.
During the Japanese invasion of China, Ip Man, a wealthy martial artist, who was also known to be the best in his town, is forced to run away from his home when the city is occupied by Japanese forces. He tries to survive with remaining members of the city, with nearly nothing to provide for themselves.
The Street Fighter is a Japanese martial arts crime thriller film revolving around Terry, who is a tough mercenary, and a skilled master of martial arts. He is hired by the mafia in order to kidnap the daughter of a recently deceased business tycoon. When he demands a high price, they refuse and try to kill him. Therefore, he decides to use his skills to protect the girl instead.
A dying master of martial arts instructs his last student to keep an eye on the activities of five of his former pupils, whom he had taught a special style of kung fu. The master feels that a certain evil might be associated with his former disciples, and therefore, his final student might need to take action to stop them.
This martial arts crime comedy horror film revolves around a young man named Riki-Oh, a young man possessing superhuman strength, who finds himself in a futuristic prison, where inmates are treated like slaves. Eventually, he is forced to use his martial arts skills against the corrupt officials in charge of the place.
Kham is a young fighter who was raised by his father in the jungle, along with elephants as members of their family. When one of their elephants are stolen, he investigates and learns that it was sent to Sydney. He travels to Australia in search of it, and finds that his elephant is now in possession of the Thai mafia. He is aided by a Thai-born Australian detective, but he has to fight against the gang which is lead by the evil Madame Rose.
This post-apocalyptic psychological thriller centers on Eli, a blind nomadic warrior who is instructed by a voice to deliver the last copy of the New King James Bible to a sanctuary. Traveling across a wasteland, of what was formerly the USA, he demonstrates mythical fighting skills against the warlord Carnegie and his army who wants the book for himself.
Cheng is a city boy who begins to work at an ice factory, after being compelled by a promise not to ever fight again. Eventually, when members of his family start to disappear one by one, he feels that he might need to break his vow in order to solve the mystery.
Kuo Cheng-Wah is a kindhearted country boy who is quickly cheated out of all his wealth by Tung, after his arrival in Hong Kong. Depressed and destitute, he soon meets a poor flower-seller who tells him that buying a red rose from her will bring him luck. He eventually agrees, and her words turn out to be true. He soon offers assistance to a dying gang leader, who asks him to be his successor.
After failing a secret mission for the Red Flower Society, Chinese folk hero Fong Sai Yuk tries to get his hands on a special document. To do this, he tries to woo the governor’s daughter. Meanwhile, the Red Flower Society is attempting to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establish the Ming dynasty.
Choi Yeung-Eui, a Korean man, goes to Japan after the Second World War, hoping to become a fighter pilot but instead, he takes on a different path. He ends up on the streets battling racism as well as organized crime, and finds himself fighting various martial artists.
This crime action film takes us to ancient China, and it revolves around a violent gang of bandits who kidnap a General’s son in order to secure the release of their leader from prison. However, they are unaware that the General’s daughter is a master of disguise, with remarkable fighting skills. She is sent on a mission to rescue her brother, but unfortunately, she is hit by a poison dart.
This martial arts comedy film tells the story of the innocent workers at a small factory, whose pay is cut by 20 percent, after the factory owner brings in some thugs to increase production. In order to reclaim their wages, they hire a small-time actor who impersonates a kung-fu master and priest, but the owner manages to expose him. Filled with guilt for letting the workers down, the actor decides to become a kung-fu expert, and sets out for a Shaolin temple.
Neo, the One to end the war between humans and the machines, is trapped in a limbo world from where his associates, Morpheus and Trinity, must free him while the brave Zion military is holding back the Sentinel invasion. Meanwhile, a new threat emerges in the form of rogue program, Agent Smith, who plans to destroy both worlds.
As waves of crimes rise in New York City, reporter April O’Neil predicts that the ninja Foot Clan is behind such lawlessness. It earns the wrath of the Foot leader, as a result of which she is attacked in the subway. Just then, Raphael, one of the four teenage Ninja turtles, emerges out of the shadow and carries her to their hideout, not knowing that a Foot was following him.
BloodSport tells the story of Frank Dux, an American martial artist working for the military. He eventually decides to leave his military career and take part in a tournament in Hong Kong, where even deaths are a possibility.
After ambushing and killing his rival, a warlord decides to head towards a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation, as he has lost everything in the process.
The Last Dragon is an action comedy drama film which tells the story of Leroy Green, a young fighter, who approaches his master as he wishes to attain the last level in martial arts. However, his master claims that in order to unlock the power of ‘The Glow’, which is the last level, he will need to find Master Sum Dum Goy.
Tang Sanzang is a Buddhist hero who tries to protect a village from three demons. He uses a book of children’s poetry to appeal to their inherent goodness. He soon develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, a demon hunter who helps him multiple times.
Assassins and Bodyguards is a historical action drama film which takes us to 1905, when Sun Yat-Sen, a Chinese revolutionary, arrives in Hong Kong, with his comrades, hoping that they will overthrow the corrupt Qing dynasty. However, things take a turn as they learn that assassins have been sent to eliminate them. They assemble a group of protectors, in order to save themselves from the attack.
A female assassin named Drizzle betrays her gang and hides the precious remains of a monk. However, she decides to mend her ways and start a new life, although she is having a hard time, as she is haunted by the past.
In order to fulfill a promise to a dead friend, an ex-con named Isaiah Bone ventures into the underworld fighting world. However, his life takes a turn for the worse, when he is forced to fight the reigning champ in exchange for the lives of his loved ones.
Barney Ross reunites with his band of old-school mercenaries for an easy assignment from Mr. Church; however, their newest colleague, Billy the Kid, is taken hostage and killed during the mission. Driven by vengeance, the group races to stop international criminal and arms dealer Jean Vilain from acquiring five tons of refined plutonium.
LAPD Sergeant Martin Riggs is having a baby with his girlfriend Lorna Cole, while his partner Sergeant Roger Murtagh is trying to come to terms with his daughter Rianne’s pregnancy. However, they are forced to go to war against Chinese mobster Wah Sing Ku, who has started targeting them and their loved ones.
When Chinese Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, the clumsy imperial guard Chon Wang joins the other guards and follows the captors to Nevada, but then gets separated from others. With a small-time train robber Roy O’Bannon as his odd partner, the mismatched pair bumbles through numerous adventures as they search for the Princess and confront the abductors.
Teenage martial arts films fan Jason Tripitikas is magically transported into a war-torn ancient Chinese village by a golden staff. He soon befriends inebriated immortal warrior Lu Yan, who tells him how the tyrant Jade Warlord tricked the legendary Monkey King, turning him into stone, and how a prophesied Seeker is destined to free the King.
Jake Tyler, a defiant teen, finds that new high-school has an underground fight club and encounters a class bully who instigates him for a fight. Jake strives for help from Mixed Martial Arts mentor Jean Roqua, but realizes that MMA needs self-restraint, perseverance, and dedication, as it’s an art and not just means to win an underground fight. Can Jake achieve his goal?
Chinese agent Liu Siu-jian is sent to Paris to capture mob boss Mr. Big and receives aide from Inspector Jean-Pierre Richard. But Richard who is the true mastermind murders Mr. Big and frames it on Liu. With the help of witness and prostitute Jessica, Liu must prove his innocence and bring Richard to justice.
When a series of mysterious deaths threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu, a former detective and rebel is released from prison, so that he can solve the mystery.
As a member of the elite military unit, Louis Stevens was out of the country for several years. After he is back home, he is shocked to see the condition of his old high school. He sees that drug dealers are openly selling on the school grounds, with no fear of getting caught. Being a skilled martial artist, he decides to take matters into his own hands and end this drug peddling business.
Battleship USS Missouri is hijacked by a group of terrorists led by ex-CIA operative, Bill Strannix. Their plan is to steal the ship's Tomahawk missiles. But standing in their way is the ship’s cook, Petty Officer Casey Ryback, who is in reality a former elite Navy Seal.
Ip Man is living a peaceful life but his peace is interrupted with the arrival of Gong Yutian, a martial arts grandmaster from northern China and his heir Ma San. The southern masters ask Ip Man to represent them, and challenge Gong.
Ichi, a homeless blind woman with her Japanese guitar, is on a search for her mentor. Despite being blind, she is a deadly warrior, with lethal sword skills. She soon befriends a traveling samurai named Toma Fujihara, and they arrive at a town that is plagued by a group of mercenaries led by a criminal named Banki.
After being defeated by the legendary Ip Man, a martial artist decides to maintain a low profile. However, due to certain circumstances, he is soon targeted by a powerful foreign drug smuggler.
The first in the eight-film Kickboxer series, the story revolves around Kurt Sloane, whose elder brother is the US kickboxing world champion. Serving as his brother’s cornerman, he accompanies him to Thailand, where the elder brother is to fight a legendary kickboxer; but becomes paralyzed after being unethically beaten by his opponent. Enraged, Kurt vows to avenge his brother.
In 19th century, China, after rescuing the Qing prince from rebels, General Su decides to retire, and begin a new life. He plans to start a martial arts school. However, things get ugly after he is betrayed by his brother Su, who kidnaps his wife and leaves his son to die.
Dororo is an action fantasy horror film which tells the story of a female warrior named Dororo, who was raised as a man. She joins a young samurai who is on a quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 different demons.
Saving General Yang is a historical adventure war film which takes us to AD 986. In order to take revenge for a past massacre, General Yang Ye is kidnapped by the Khitan army. However, all of his seven sons, although they have never seen real combat, set out on a rescue mission. They are aided by only a small band of fighters, although the enemy they are facing has an army of thousands.
Ninja Assassin is a martial arts crime thriller film which tells the story of an orphan named Raizo, who has been trained by the ruthless Lord Ozunu. Ozunu has been training many orphans, in order to make them the ultimate ninja assassins. When Raizo is sent on his first mission, he is ordered to take out a female traitor. However, Raizo decides to rebel against his master, as the woman reminds him of Kiriko, a young woman for whom he had feelings, but was executed the same way.
After refusing to kill an infant from the enemy clan, a warrior flees to a small American town. However, things get ugly when along with the baby, he is targeted by the wrath of his own clansmen.
Commander Qinglong is a loyal leader of an assassin group that serves as the Ming government’s secret service. Meanwhile, the court is plagued by corruption, and the emperor seems to be incompetent. When some of Qinglong’s own friends plan a rebellion against the Emperor, Qinglong finds his life in danger.
Three Kung fu prodigies have now grown into middle-aged men. However, when they realize that their master has been murdered, they decide to unite in order to avenge his death.
Young half-Japanese outcast Kai is rescued from the forest by benevolent Lord Asano Naganori and falls in love with his daughter Mika. Years later, when jealous neighboring lord, Kira, plots to force Asano to commit seppuku, 47 master-less warriors, led by Tengu-raised fighter Kai, plan to avenge Lord Asano and rescue Mika from the clutches of Lord Kira.
FBI agent John Crawford, whose partner Tom Lone and his family was allegedly murdered by notorious assassin Rogue, hunts for the dicey murderer to avenge his partner’s death. The killer reemerges after 3 years to settle his own issues, triggering a major gang-war between mighty Triads and the Yakuza. Amidst the flying bullets, Crawford confronts Rogue only to discover some astonishing facts.
When an itinerant veteran goes missing his estranged daughter decides to go in search for him and hires a former Marine with exceptional martial arts skills as her bodyguard and guide. Very soon they discover that her father is the victim of a deadly game played by a group of rich, who find pleasure in hunting down the homeless. What will they do next?
When he learns that his brother has been killed, and therefore the family is going through financial distresses, a former French Foreign Legion soldier begins taking part in underground street fights in order to make money to support them.
The Japanese forces occupy Shanghai, and over some time, their terror starts spreading throughout the city. Meanwhile, a warrior named Chen Zhen, who was presumed to be dead, returns to fight against them, and put an end to their tyranny.
Rapid Fire is an action crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Jake, who is caught between two rival drug lords, after he witnesses a murder. Even the federal agents who were supposed to protect him, end up betraying him. Soon, it seems that he can trust only one person i.e. Ryan, a Chicago cop who wants to end all drug related crimes.
This action comedy film tells the story of a skilled fighter, who sets out on a mission to avenge the death of his parents, who were killed by a legendary kung-fu fighter. He wanders from town to town in search of the man responsible for their death. He meets Master Tang, who decides to train him in order to improve his skills even further.
Tien, the young son of Lord Sihadecho, wants to become a warrior like his father, but he is forced to learn dancing instead of fighting. Things get ugly when his entire family is killed by assassins sent by Lord Rajasena, a treacherous warlord. Tien manages to be the only survivor, and he is rescued and trained by a Chernang, a warrior who leads a group of bandits. Tien manages to become a lethal soldier and decides to take revenge for the death of his parents.
When Han Sing, a former cop, hears that his younger brother is killed in Oakland, he escapes from his prison in Hong Kong and reaches America. There he finds his father engaged in a joint business venture with a black real estate developer and the two are acquiring properties for a businessman. Quickly he begins investigating the cause of his brother’s death.
Cole Young is a young MMA champion who is unaware of his destiny. As a grave danger is approaching the Earth realm, it is up to him to unlock his powers to fight against the enemies of Outworld. He trains with several experienced warriors such as Liu Kang and Kung Lao, hoping that he can awaken the power within him.
When NYPD detective Gino Felino’s friend and partner Bobby Lupo is shot dead by drug-lord Richie Madano in broad daylight in front of his family, pledging vengeance Gino goes after Richie, a psychotic crack-addict whom he knew since childhood. As Gino persistently hunts for the mafia enforcer and his vicious gang through all his joints, he also learns the motives behind Bobby’s murder.
This action drama thriller film tells the story of a young man who has spent most of his life searching for revenge. He soon finds himself facing a much bigger challenge than he had expected.
Shu Lien visits Peking so that she can retrieve a legendary sword, which belonged to her lover, who has passed away. However, a ruthless warlord, named Hades Dai, stands in her way as he wants the sword for himself.
Showdown in Little Tokyo is an action crime thriller film which revolves around two cops named Chris, and his partner Johnny, who are tasked to capture Yoshida, a notorious drug lord. At the same time, they also need to protect the witness who will testify against him.
This American-Chinese action drama film revolves around the story of a young skilled martial artist, who due to his need for money, is forced to enter a highly lucrative underworld fighting club.
After his entire family is killed by ninjas, Cho comes to the US along with his son Kane, hoping to start a new life. Eventually, he opens a doll shop, but he denies his ninja heritage. However, things take a turn when his young son is kidnapped by drug traffickers.
The last film in the career of Bruce Lee, renowned actor and martial artist, this action thriller crime drama film tells the story of a martial arts champion and his confrontation with drug lords.
American Ninja is an action romantic adventure film which tells the story of Joe Armstrong, a young American man, who is conscripted into the US Army by a judge as an alternative to prison. Joe eventually ends up fighting against the Black Star Order of ninjas, while being stationed in the Philippines. When Patricia, daughter of Colonel William Hickock, Joe’s commanding officer, is targeted for kidnapping, Joe manages to save her. Although the ninjas manage to wipe out his comrades, Joe takes on the ninjas single-handedly.
Each year, during summer, three brothers pay a visit to their grandfather, who is highly skilled in ninjutsu. He trains the boys for several years, making them skilled in the art as well. When an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the FBI, the three ninja brothers de cide to step in.
Joe is an Army Ranger, who is investigating the disappearance of a few marines on an island. His search eventually leads him to The Lion, a criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist, and has used him to produce an army of mutant ninja warriors.
After failing to take revenge for the murder of his parents, Tien is captured and nearly beaten to death. However, he is eventually rescued and brought to the Kana Khone villagers, where he starts learning meditation and dealing with his karma. However, his enemies come hunting for him, and he is challenged to a final duel.
This martial arts action drama film tells the story of Joe and Sean, two American ninjas, who team up for a rescue mission. However, they eventually find themselves battling against a terrorist, aided by a group of ninjas, who wants to explode a nuclear device in New York City.
Cobra is a criminal who not just spreads terror among people, but he is also using humans for conducting his biological warfare experiments. When his trainer is kidnapped, a newly trained martial artist named Sean, tries to stop Cobra.