The Top 100 Martial Arts Movies of the 1980s

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The Karate Kid 1984, 126 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Ralph MacchioPat MoritaElisabeth Shue

Action    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Police Story 1985, 90 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanBrigitte LinMaggie Cheung

Action Comedy    Action Thriller    Action

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The Last Dragon 1985, 109 min.

Michael Schultz     Starring: TaimakVanityChristopher Murney

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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Police Story 2 1988, 101 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Bill TungBenny LaiJackie Chan

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Wheels on Meals 1984, 100 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Lola FornerSammo HungBiao Yuen

Action Comedy    Action    Adventure Comedy

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Dragons Forever 1988, 102 min.

Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen     Starring: Deannie YipWah YuenSammo Hung

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Blind Fury 1989, 86 min.

Phillip Noyce     Starring: Rutger HauerTerry O'QuinnBrandon Call

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Best of the Best 1989, 97 min.

Robert Radler     Starring: Eric RobertsJames Earl JonesSally Kirkland

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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Jackie Chan's Project A2 1987, 101 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: David LamRosamund KwanCarina Lau

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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The Young Master 1980, 93 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanBiao YuenPai Wei

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Code of Silence 1985, 101 min.

Andrew Davis     Starring: Henry SilvaBert RemsenChuck Norris

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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American Ninja 1985, 95 min.

Sam Firstenberg     Starring: Steve JamesJudie AronsonGuich Koock

Action    Martial Arts    Ninja Film

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The Octagon 1980, 103 min.

Eric Karson     Starring: Chuck NorrisTadashi YamashitaKim Lankford

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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Invasion U.S.A. 1985, 107 min.

Joseph Zito     Starring: Richard LynchAlex ColonChuck Norris

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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Silent Rage 1982, 103 min.

Michael Miller     Starring: Chuck NorrisToni KalemWilliam Finley

Action    Martial Arts

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Miami Connection 1986, 120 min.

Y.K. Kim, Woo-sang Park     Starring: Y.K. KimVincent HirschJoseph Diamond

Action    Buddy Film    Crime

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Miracles 1989, 127 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanAnita MuiYa-lei Kuei

Action    Comedy Drama    Crime

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Dragon Lord 1982, 86 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanMarsPaul Chang

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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My Lucky Stars 1985, 90 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Sammo HungSibelle HuRichard Ng

Action Comedy    Action    Foreign Language Film

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Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain 1983, 95 min.

Hark Tsui     Starring: Biao YuenHoi MangAdam Cheng

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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Enter the Ninja 1981, 99 min.

Menahem Golan     Starring: Franco NeroSusan GeorgeSho Kosugi

Action    Martial Arts    Ninja Film

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The Big Brawl 1980, 95 min.

Robert Clouse     Starring: Kristine DeBellMakoJosé Ferrer

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Winners & Sinners 1983, 108 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Sammo HungJackie ChanCharlie Chin

Action Comedy    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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The Shaolin Temple 1982, 95 min.

Xinyan Zhang     Starring: Jet LiLan DingWang Jue

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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Magnificent Butcher 1980, 108 min.

Woo-ping Yuen     Starring: Sammo HungKwan Tak HingLee Hoi-Sang

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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Eastern Condors 1987, 93 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Sammo HungBiao YuenJoyce Godenzi

Action    Adventure    Foreign Language Film

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The Prodigal Son 1981, 104 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Biao YuenLam Ching-YingSammo Hung

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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My Young Auntie 1981, 121 min.

Chia-Liang Liu     Starring: Chia-Liang LiuKara HuiHou Hsiao

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Encounters of the Spooky Kind 1980, 102 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Sammo HungHa HuangDick Wei

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Peking Opera Blues 1986, 104 min.

Hark Tsui     Starring: Brigitte LinCherie ChungSally Yeh

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy Drama

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Raw Force 1982, 86 min.

Edward D. Murphy     Starring: Cameron MitchellGeoffrey BinneyHope Holiday

Action    Horror    Martial Arts

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For Your Height Only 1981, 88 min.

Eddie Nicart     Starring: Weng WengYehlen CatralCarmi Martin

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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The Dagger of Kamui 1985, 139 min.

Rintaro     Starring: Hiroyuki SanadaTarô IshidaMami Koyama

Action    Adventure    Animation

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The Victim 1980, 100 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Ka-Yan LeungSammo HungYi Chang

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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Gymkata 1985, 90 min.

Robert Clouse     Starring: Kurt ThomasJohn BarrettConan Lee

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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Rage of Honor 1987, 98 min.

Gordon Hessler     Starring: Sho KosugiLewis van BergenRobin Evans

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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Heart of Dragon 1985, 91 min.

Sammo Hung, Fruit Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanSammo HungEmily Chu

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Human Lanterns 1982, 95 min.

Chung Sun     Starring: Tony LiuKuan Tai ChenLieh Lo

Action    Foreign Language Film    Horror

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Masked Avengers 1982, 92 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Philip KwokLu FengChiang Sheng

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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Samurai Cop 1989, 96 min.

Amir Shervan     Starring: Matt HannonRobert Z'DarMelissa Moore

Action Comedy    Action    Buddy Film

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Born to Defense 1986, 92 min.

Jet Li     Starring: Jet LiKurt Roland PeterssonJia Song

Action    Martial Arts    War

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House of Traps 1982, 95 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Feng LuLi WangTien Hsiang Lung

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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Yellow Faced Tiger 1981, 87 min.

Wei Lo     Starring: Wang TaoChuck NorrisSylvia Channing

Action    Martial Arts

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Ninja Terminator 1985, 85 min.

Godfrey Ho     Starring: Richard HarrisonJack LamJang Lee Hwang

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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Righting Wrongs 1986, 95 min.

Corey Yuen     Starring: Biao YuenCynthia Rothrock

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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