Best Martial Arts Movie Fight Scene

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li. All did great fight scenes. Which are the very best?

The Top Ten

1 Return of the Dragon: Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris

The fight in the alley between Bruce and about six other guys is my favorite part plus this is one funny movie. - dumbasilook

you can't beat bruce lee vs chuck norris - Chris-1

awesome... can't beat bruce and chuck. - jwileson

Two of the biggest badasses of all time coming together in the ultimate showdown.

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2 Legend of the Drunken Master: Final Fight Scene

Jackie Chan's final fight of the movie. Great skills with that touch of humor Jackie became known for.

Jackie chan is so good in finale betel fight. His openhanded is kikes so good. This is amazingly ever fight sane for me.

Agree with that. Nothing beats the exemplary performance of Jackie chan, the drunken boxing master! 1

Simply breathtaking, and my favorite martial arts film.The staircase, restaurant scene in the protector was pretty bad ass also, that would be second pick.

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3 Fist of Legend: Chen Zhen vs. General Fujita

Gritty and suspenseful, the absence of flashy effects and over-the-top choreography shows how brutal the fight actually is. It makes one wonder how each can withstand so much punishment, and which one's resolve will break first.

the best fight ever in the world of martial arts...

No body has done better than this up to date. Good speed, brain usage and so much more. It is the best in my opinion not like the fighting scenes in the legend of the fist. Donnie yen won his fights so easily...

Awesome fight.. But I wonder, where is fight scenes from IP Man?

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4 The Protector: Tony Jaa vs. The Resturaunt

I think that the only reason this isn't the in the first or at least second place is that most of the people here haven't seen the movie... bruce lee vs chuck norris is also dope as a 1 vs 1 fight scene

This part was great,with loads of action and Tony fighting his way up the resturant, - supreme

Its still not on top because there are so many who have not matched this movie

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5 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Jen Yu vs. Yu Shu Lien

The first fight between Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi. Deadly grace, skill and beauty

This one was ridiculously precise! Even the camera men had to watch closely!

This should come first even the jade fox (cheng pei pei) and li mu bai (chow yun fat) fight scene is awesome

6 Wheels on Meals - Jackie Chan vs Benny Urquidez

The choreography is absolutely amazing in this film and you get to see jackie chan in his prime v.s kick boxer benny the jet. this showdown is the definition of awesome to say the least. Jackie chan is truly one of the bar setters in martial arts movie history and not since bruce lee had you seen such well done sequences in martial arts films, jackie chan is a legend and a truly talented stuntman and martial artist and this is by far his best fight scene ever.

Most realistic fight scene, ever. Incorporates a fighting style of desperation and adaptation to the situation. Not to mention there were no pauses mid combination like you see in other cheesy "kung fu" flicks.

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7 Once Upon a Time in China II: Jet Li vs Donnie Yen

Two of the most amazing Martial Arts styles I have ever seen.

the great martial artists
- erbazkhan

8 Kill Bill vol. I: Beatrix vs. The Crazy 88

A lone warrior bend on revenge facing many foes at once. A modern version of a classic theme.

AWESOME! Now, a WoMaN BeAtInG oVeR 1)0 MeN! 1! Who can beat the Hatori Hanzo, Can You? No You Can Not 'Cause That Is How Awesome this is

Come on, this is so overrated. Thousands of Hong Kong Kung Fu films ( from the sixties till now ) are way better. And besides, they are the real thing! Not copies ( Does Tarantino do something else than copy exploitation movies? ).

Hate this stupid movie should not be on any best of martial arts list. Having this movie on the list is like have the care bear movies on the top ten action movies of all time

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9 IP Man: Donnie Yen vs Ten Black Belts

Ip man... the man who mentored bruce lee is portrayed by donnie yen in this film. Donnie yen is truly one of the most talented martial arts movie actors today with his display of the wing chun style in ip man. the bone crunching, chain punching, ass whooping he delivers to the ten black belts in the movie is a martial arts movie scene gem.

WIN! The legend of IP man was well portrayed in this movie, as well as the sequel. One of the greatest fight scenes of all time for sure. Even Bruce Lee wouldn't have wanted to ever take on more than 5 men at a time, let alone highly trained Martial Artists.

Being a martial artist myself I found this was an amazing fight scene that should be ranked number 1 for the pure skill that was displayed during the defeat of 10 karate black belts at the hands of Wing Chun

Donnie Yen needs more love on this list, there is no reason for Jacky Wu vs. Donnie Yen in SPL or Colin Chou vs. Donnie Yen in Flashpoint shouldn't be in the top 20

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10 Kung Fu Hustle: Sing vs The Axe Gang

Martial arts meets the looney tunes in this great fight scene.

The Contenders

11 The Raid Redemption: Mad Dog vs Rama and Andi

I am a big martial arts fan and I have seen a lot of fight scenes on screen but summing up all my experiences till date, this was by far the most realistic scene. And not only the amazing fight choreography this particular ordeal of roughly 20 mins, the movie takes you another dimension of challenge-istead of two villains against a lone hero it's the vice versa which is pretty bad-ass.
The attacks don't emphasize on styles and spin kicks. The best part is seeing Rama and Andi getting their asses kicked so helplessly they started losing their patience to put down Mad dog and still fail. Extremely sensational.

One of the most visceral fighting scenes I've ever seen, and I have seen hundreds or maybe thousands. Mad Dog is the real deal, he's so badass, even though he's the villain, deep down you still want him to live so just you can see him kicking asses.
The only reason this scene is not in a higher position is because the movie is quite new, not many people have the luxury to watch it.

Mad Dog = god of martial arts. In the movie, he was brutal and was almost impossible to kill.Only reason why the fight isn't higher b/c not a lot of people know about it. - bishop.moore07

The only way to explain this not being number one is everyone who voted for the films above this have never seen The Raid.

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12 Enter the Dragon: Bruce Lee vs Han

The end fight in enter the dragon is single handedly the most epic martial arts fight scene of all time. No tricks, no wires, no c. g. I just bruce lee and his breathtaking martial arts ability. in the midst of the fight he dishes out a roundhouse kick that is so fast you have to watch it in slowmotion to really see it. the mirror scene was a well thought out, well choreographed and well shot ending to the greatest martial arts movie ever made.

Amazing fight scene should at least be in the top 5. Bruce Lee was a true legend, a role model for all asian people and people of martial arts. Bruce vs Han is legendary, the kick Lee does on Han was sped up for the film but only a tiny bit. Bruce was fast, powerfull and is the best off all time.

The big island, Han sponsoring sponsoring big turnament, master Bruce Lee winning. Bruce is Jumping and mr. Han is death.

This is the best fight scene why isn't it not on the top of the list

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13 The Matrix Revolution: Neo and Smith

The fact that it's raining and you can see all of the special effects in the water droplets was GENIUS! - Aceacles

14 The Matrix: Neo and Morpheus
15 The Karate Kid: The Final Match
16 Undisputed II : The Last Stand
17 Ong Bak: First Fight Scene

The final fight scene in this movie is so epic that it should be in the top 10 of this list. This movie shows Tony Jaa's Muay Thai fighting skills at its best.

How could something so short be so awesome. (knee to the face) - docghost

18 Undisputed 3: Yuri Boyka vs Dolor

I like yuri boyka because he is a good martial art fighter. I love is kicks and punches. Because I am martial art trainer.

Boyka lets his brutal KOs do the talking if anyone asks him too much questions about being the Champion.
Boyka is the champion

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19 Kung Fu Panda 2: Lord Shen vs. Kung Fu Council

Lord Shen is a master!

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20 Around the World in Eighty Days: Jackie Chan and the Scorpions

A fantastic film with some incredibly well performed fight scenes.

21 Kung-Pow: Enter The Fist: Chosen One Vs. Master Betty
22 Who Am I: Jackie Chan vs The Two Hitmen
23 Unleashed: Final fight scene in apartment complex with Jet Li

Great movie with great fight scenes. In one part of this fight scene, they're fighting in a hallway with barely any room to maneuver. - Freak_Show1

24 Snake in the Monkey's Shadow: Hsia Sa v Koo Ting-Sang

The Snake Style fighter v Monkey Style fighter in the woods. The Snake taking the bark off the tree 'that was cool'.

25 Flashpoint: Donnie Yen vs Colin Chou
26 Fist of Fury: Bruce Lee vs Petrov and Mr. Suzuki

The end fight to arguably one of the most influential asian films of all time, if not the most. Chen (played by bruce lee) is finally getting his hands on those responsible for the murder of his master. bruce lee squares off in a bare knuckles brawl, with petrov, a karate master and guest at mr suzuki's dojo. bruce makes short work of him and then faces off against suzuki with nunchauku against his samurai sword. the fight ends off with lee kicking suzuki through a wall with one of the greatest kiyai's(screams) ever in film. this is one of the most well done fight scenes of all time

27 Way of the Dragon - Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris

We often see this fight scene at the top of lists for a reason and one reason only: Bruce Lee v.s Chuck Norris. the climactic showdown between bruce and chuck is a cinematic masterpiece. The fight is a display of true martial arts ability, and like I mentioned earlier... no tricks, no wires, no c. g. I just the greatest martial artist of all time v. s one of the greatest karate champions of the 20th century

28 Kiss of the Dragon: Jet Li vs Room of Black Belts

jet li v.s a room full of armed black belts empty handed. this is truly one of the most intense, realistic fight scenes to be shot in the past 20 years. it is a great disply of martial arts skill and choreography, nothing short of amazing

29 The Raid: Yayan Ruhian vs Iko Uwais & Doni Alamsyah

Fighting anding from Indonesia

30 The Protector: Tony Jaa vs Lateef Crowder

this is a very high display of martial arts ability, you have the capoeria style v.s muai boron. they face off ankle deep in water, sourounded by fire, spinning and jumping, kicking and punching, elbowing and kneeing each other to the death. one of the most colourful and alive martial arts fight scenes in the history of the genre

31 Enter the Dragon: Bruce Lee vs Ohara

This fight is bar far the most intense fight scene ever... in any film genre. You have Lee in about to enter his first fight in the tournament hosted by Han(the traitor of lee's temple and nemesis) mr lee is asked if he is ready and he is. Before him stands ohara(hans body guard). Ohara is the man who forced lkee's sister to kill herself in an attempt to acost her. They enter the ring, ohara tries to intimidate lee by breaking a board and lee comes back with the philisophically true and awesome burn by saying "boards don't hit back". the get into their stances and lee is staring into the eyes of his sisters killer. Lee lashes out a hand trap and lead punch so fast it is hardly visible on camera... this is the greatest expression of justified anger ever in martial arts movie history and the fight is truly epic

32 Legend of the Drunken Master: Jackie Chan vs Ken Lo

this is one of the most intense martial arts fight scenes having you say nothing but thinking" how the hell are they doing that" it is one of the most intricite fight choreographies, and one of the most well shot. this is truly one of chans best

33 Champion Road: Arena

All real action, no wires, no cgi - binki

34 Ip Man 2: Ip Man vs The Twister

This movie is the best between crack sh... T

35 Star Wars: Yoda Versus Count Dooku
36 Never Back Down: Jake vs Ryan
37 Hellboy: Rasputin Uses His Bladed Tonfa Like Weapons
38 The Expendables: Lee Christmas and Yin Yang vs Lawrence "The Brit" Sparks

3 highly skilled martial artist

39 Fearless: Jet Li vs. Shido Nakamura
40 The Musketeer: Final Fight Scene

The trend for The 3 Musketeer films peaked with The Musketeer's climax fight scene with ladders, creativity, and very fast sword fighting. The recent The Three Musketeers has some awesome martial arts, but not dedicated to martial arts like The Musketeer. - Daniel_BMS

41 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; Water Wheel Fight Scene
42 The Sea Hawk: Sea Hawk Duels for His Life
43 Gabriel: Archangel Knife Fight
44 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas: Pirate Raid Opening Fight Scene
45 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: Ramona Flowers Vs. Roxanne Richter
46 Warrior: Tommy vs Brendan
47 Mortal Kombat: Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung

This is best scene of Mortal Kombat film, s history, mortal fihgter Liu Kang, stand face to face danger sorcer Shang Tsung. Final fight show only power people in fight and magic power sorcer of the out world.

48 Mortal Kombat Annihilation: Sonya vs Mileena
49 The Expendables 2: Jason Statham vs Scott Adkins
50 SPL: Sha Po Lang: Sammo Hung vs Donnie Yen

Should be way higher on this list - germshep24

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