The Top 100 Martial Arts Movies of the 1980s

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1

Big Trouble in Little China

1986    John Carpenter    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Police Story

1985    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Bloodsport

1988    Newt Arnold    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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4

The Last Dragon

1985    Michael Schultz    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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6

Jackie Chan's Project A

1983    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Police Story 2

1988    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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8

Blind Fury

1989    Phillip Noyce    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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9

Wheels on Meals

1984    Sammo Hung    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure Comedy

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10

Kickboxer

1989    Mark DiSalle, David Worth    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts

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11

Armour Of God

1987    Jackie Chan    Rated R

Adventure Comedy    Comedy    Foreign Language Film

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12

Dragons Forever

1988    Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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13

Best of the Best

1989    Robert Radler    Rated PG13

Action    Martial Arts    Sports Drama

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14

Jackie Chan's Project A2

1987    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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15

Fist of the North Star

1986    Tooyoo Ashida    Rated R

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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16

Lone Wolf McQuade

1983    Steve Carver    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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17

The Karate Kid, Part III

1989    John G. Avildsen    Rated PG

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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18

Cyborg

1989    Albert Pyun    Rated R

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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19

American Ninja

1985    Sam Firstenberg    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Ninja Film

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20

The Young Master

1980    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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21

Revenge of the Ninja

1983    Sam Firstenberg    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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22

Code of Silence

1985    Andrew Davis    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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23

Invasion U.S.A.

1985    Joseph Zito    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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24

The Octagon

1980    Eric Karson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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25

Silent Rage

1982    Michael Miller    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts

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26

Miracles

1989    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Comedy Drama    Crime

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27

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

1988    Daisuke Nishio    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Anime

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28

The Big Brawl

1980    Robert Clouse    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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29

Miami Connection

1986    Y.K. Kim, Woo-sang Park    Not Rated

Action    Buddy Film    Crime

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30

Dragon Lord

1982    Jackie Chan    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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31

An Eye for an Eye

1981    Steve Carver    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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32

My Lucky Stars

1985    Sammo Hung    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Foreign Language Film

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33

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

1983    Hark Tsui    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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34

Winners & Sinners

1983    Sammo Hung    Rated PG13

Action Comedy    Comedy    Crime

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35

Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

1984    Chia-Liang Liu    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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36

Gymkata

1985    Robert Clouse    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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37

Eliminators

1986    Peter Manoogian    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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38

Magnificent Butcher

1980    Woo-ping Yuen    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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39

They Call Me Bruce?

1982    Elliott Hong    Rated PG

Action    Martial Arts    Parody/Spoof

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40

No Retreat, No Surrender

1986    Corey Yuen    Rated PG

Action    Martial Arts

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41

Five Element Ninjas

1982    Cheh Chang    Rated R

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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42

Enter the Ninja

1981    Menahem Golan    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Ninja Film

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43

Return to the 36th Chamber

1980    Chia-Liang Liu    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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44

The Shaolin Temple

1982    Xinyan Zhang    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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45

The Prodigal Son

1981    Sammo Hung    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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46

Eastern Condors

1987    Sammo Hung    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Foreign Language Film

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47

Ninja in the Dragon's Den

1982    Corey Yuen    Not Rated

Action    Comedy    Martial Arts

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48

Ninja III: The Domination

1984    Sam Firstenberg    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Ninja Film

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49

The Dagger of Kamui

1985    Rintaro    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Animation

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50

Nine Deaths of the Ninja

1985    Emmett Alston    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Martial Arts

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51

The Boxer's Omen

1983    Chih-Hung Kuei    Not Rated

Action    Exploitation Film    Foreign Language Film

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52

Peking Opera Blues

1986    Hark Tsui    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy Drama

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53

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

1980    Chi-Hwa Chen    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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54

Rage of Honor

1987    Gordon Hessler    Rated R

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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55

My Young Auntie

1981    Chia-Liang Liu    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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56

The Protector

1985    James Glickenhaus    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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57

Legendary Weapons of China

1982    Chia-Liang Liu    Not Rated

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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58

Raw Force

1982    Edward D. Murphy    Rated R

Action    Horror    Martial Arts

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59

Human Lanterns

1982    Chung Sun    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Horror

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60

For Your Height Only

1981    Eddie Nicart    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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61

My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

1985    Sammo Hung    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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62

Encounters of the Spooky Kind

1980    Sammo Hung    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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63

Fantasy Mission Force

1982    Yen-ping Chu    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Foreign Language Film

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64

Pray for Death

1985    Gordon Hessler    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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65

The Victim

1980    Sammo Hung    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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66

Born to Defense

1986    Jet Li    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    War

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67

Duel to the Death

1983    Siu-Tung Ching    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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68

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

1987    Sam Firstenberg    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Ninja Film

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69

Drunken Wutang

1984    Cheung-Yan Yuen    Not Rated

Action    Martial Arts

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70

Black Eagle

1988    Eric Karson    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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71

Clan of the White Lotus

1980    Lieh Lo    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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73

Game of Death II

1981    See-Yuen Ng    Rated R

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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74

Bruce Lee - His Last Revenge

1980    Chang Co-Meng    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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75

Heart of Dragon

1985    Sammo Hung, Fruit Chan    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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76

Fearless Hyena Part II

1983    Chuan Chen, Wei Lo    Not Rated

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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77

Yellow Faced Tiger

1981    Wei Lo    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts

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78

Bastard Swordsman

1983    Chin-Ku Lu    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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80

Forced Vengeance

1982    James Fargo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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81

The Iceman Cometh

1989    Clarence Fok Yiu-leung    Not Rated

Action    Comedy    Foreign Language Film

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82

Yes, Madam

1985    Corey Yuen    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Girls-with-Guns

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83

Samurai Cop

1989    Amir Shervan    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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84

Two Champions of Shaolin

1981    Cheh Chang    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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85

Alley Cat

1984    Victor M. Ordonez    Not Rated

Action    Exploitation Film    Martial Arts

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86

Caged Fury

1989    Bill Milling    Rated R

Crime    Prison Film    Martial Arts

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87

Martial Club

1981    Chia-Liang Liu    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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88

Martial Arts of Shaolin

1986    Chia-Liang Liu    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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89

The Retrievers

1982    Elliot Hong    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts    Spy Film

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90

Holy Flame of the Martial World

1983    Chin-Ku Lu    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Adventure Comedy

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92

Shogun's Ninja

1980    Norifumi Suzuki    Rated R

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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93

The Bushido Blade

1981    Tsugunobu Kotani    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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94

The Impossible Kid

1982    Eddie Nicart    Not Rated

Action    Exploitation Film    Foreign Language Film

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95

The Super Ninja

1984    Kuo-Ren Wu    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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96

Shaolin Intruders

1983    Chia Tang    Not Rated

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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97

Legend of Eight Samurai

1983    Kinji Fukasaku    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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98

Kung Fu Zombie

1982    Yi-Jung Hua    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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99

The Ninja Wars

1982    Kôsei Saitô    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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Shaolin and Wu Tang

1981    Gordon Liu    Not Rated

Action    Martial Arts

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