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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:villain, warrior
Story:panda, kung fu master, fighting style, kung fu fighting, fighting game, comic hero, kung fu, action hero, hero, mild violence, master apprentice relationship, crane the bird, wuxia, animal that acts human, cartoon violence, bo staff, stick fight, anthropomorphic animal, obesity, anthropomorphism

Jui Kuen II (1994)
Action, Comedy

Jui Kuen II (1994)

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, action hero, bo staff, kung fu master, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, snake, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, martial arts, fight, violence

Ong-bak 2 (2008)
Action

Ong-bak 2 (2008)

In 1431, the Kingdom of Ayutthayan conquers the territory of Sukhothai expanding their lands to the East. The noble Lord Siha Decho is betrayed by his Captain, Rajasena, and is murdered together with his wife. However their son Tien is saved by one loyal soldier and left alone in the woods...

Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, action hero, bo staff, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:villain, warrior
Story:monkey, kung fu, action hero, wuxia, bo staff, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Yip Man Chin Chyun (2010) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Yip Man Chin Chyun (2010)

Characters:warrior
Story:fighting style, kung fu fighting, action hero, kung fu master, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, training, kung fu, fighting, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

When a magic scepter accidentally transports April back through time to 17th Century Japan, the boys take-off in hot pursuit, cowabungling their way out of the sewers right into Samurai-O-Rama! Now they must battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back below the subways of New York City. This is why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, action hero, animal that acts human, bo staff, stick fight, anthropomorphic animal, chop socky, martial arts master, martial artist, kung fu, fighting, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

The Medallion (2003)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The Medallion (2003)

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, action hero, kung fu master, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Tmnt (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Tmnt (2007)

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles are needed more than ever, but Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo have become lost and direction less. Leonardo has gone to Central America, on the orders of the martial arts master and father figure Master Splinter, for training. Donatello and Michelangelo have started small businesses in Leonardo's absence. Meanwhile, strange things are happening in New York City. An army of ancient creatures threatens to take over the world and the Turtles must unite again to save it. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, action hero, cartoon violence, bo staff, stick fight, anthropomorphic animal, chop socky, martial arts master, training, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Zui Quan (1978) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Comedy

Zui Quan (1978)

The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin. (Read More)

Story:fighting style, kung fu, action hero, bo staff, kung fu master, chop socky, stylized violence, martial artist, training, teacher student relationship, snake, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Huo Yuanjia (2006)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Huo Yuanjia (2006)

Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, defining the true spirit of martial arts. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. But as his fame as a martial arts master grows, so does his pride. After an ill-advised fight leads to another master's death, members of Huo's family are slain in revenge. Grieving and ashamed, Huo wanders the country in shock. Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future of martial arts lies in sportsmanship and not brutality, and he rejoins society to apply what he has learned. Returning to Tianjin, Huo takes steps to come to terms with his past and restore his family's name. His evolving, graceful Mizong (Missing) Fist method of fighting brings Huo renewed success, and he forms the progressive Jingwu Sports Federation. Taking note, duplicitous members of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce engineer a Shanghai tournament pitting Huo against four fighters, each representing the major foreign powers in China. Huo commits to the bout and faces off against, respectively, a British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier, and a Japanese martial artist. What happened that day in 1910 has never been, and will never be, forgotten in China. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, bo staff, kung fu master, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, training, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. This is why Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:villain
Story:wuxia, panda, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, monkey, training, kung fu, fistfight, martial arts

Never Back Down (2008)
Action, Drama, Sport

Never Back Down (2008)

At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:chop socky, martial arts master, martial artist, training, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is revelling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:warrior, villain
Story:panda, anthropomorphic animal, monkey, based on film, kung fu, hero, martial arts, fight

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. (Read More)

Characters:villain, warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, action hero, animal that acts human, bo staff, stick fight, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, chop socky, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Kung Fu (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Kung Fu (2004)

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. (Read More)

Locations:china
Story:kung fu fighting, comic hero, kung fu, action hero, kung fu master, obesity, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, snake, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

The Karate Kid (2010)
Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport

The Karate Kid (2010)

After his mother (Henson) accepts a job in China, preteen Dre Park (played by Jaden Smith) is forced to move to the new country. He attempts to befriend others, but loses all of them except for Mei Ying (Han), his new girlfriend, after getting attacked by a bully (Cheng). After almost being killed, he is rescued by his maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who does much more than maintenance. When Dre is forced to fight his bully, Cheng, in the upcoming tournament; Mr. Han steps in and teaches him Kung-Fu, and now Dre has to take matters into his own hands. This is why The Karate Kid (2010) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Locations:china
Story:kung fu, action hero, bo staff, kung fu master, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, training, teacher student relationship, snake, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Yip Man (2008) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, bo staff, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, brawl, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. (Read More)

Story:action hero, bo staff, kung fu master, stick fight, martial arts master, stylized violence, monkey, martial artist, training, teacher student relationship, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Around The World In 80 Days (2004)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Around The World In 80 Days (2004)

Set in 1890, the story focuses on Passepartout, a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge in the traveling companionship of an eccentric London inventor and adventurer, Phileas Fogg, who has taken on a bet with members of his gentlemen's club that he can make it around the world in a mere 80 days, using a variety of means of transportation, like boats, trains, balloons, elephants, etc. Along the way, Passepartout uses his amazing martial arts abilities to defend Fogg from the many dangers they face.. One major threat to their adventure is a detective that's following them. Why? Just as Fogg and Passeportout left London, a major bank was robbed, with Fogg suspected of using the "around the world" trip as an excuse to escape.. Their path from London and back includes stops in Paris, Turkey, India, China and USA. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, bo staff, stick fight, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Tom Yum Goong (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Yum Goong (2005)

In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

Fighting (2009) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Drama, Sport

Fighting (2009)

Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. This is why Fighting (2009) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Story:chop socky, martial arts master, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, fight, violence

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, bo staff, stick fight, stylized violence, monkey, training, snake, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains: Black Knight Ghost, Pterodactyl Ghost and Tar Monster. Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest enemies? Velma has a crush on the museum curator Patrick Wisely despite her fears of intimacy but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since annoying television reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons. (Read More)

Characters:villain
Story:kung fu fighting, kung fu master, martial arts master, martial artist, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, fight

Ong-bak (2003)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Ong-bak (2003)

Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries. (Read More)

Story:fighting style, action hero, bo staff, stick fight, martial arts master, martial artist, mixed martial arts, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, martial arts, fight, violence

Wo Hu Cang Long (2000) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Wo Hu Cang Long (2000)

In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, wuxia, bo staff, stylized violence, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, martial arts, fight, violence

Meng Long Guo Jiang (1972)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Meng Long Guo Jiang (1972)

Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off. The American martial artist Colt is hired and has a showdown with Tang in Rome's famous Colosseum. This is why Meng Long Guo Jiang (1972) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Story:action hero, bo staff, stick fight, martial artist, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Bloodsport (1988)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Bloodsport (1988)

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:martial artist, action hero, martial arts, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, training, teacher student relationship, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, fight, violence

Yi Dai Zong Shi (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War

Yi Dai Zong Shi (2013)

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, kung fu master, martial arts master, monkey, martial artist, kung fu, hero, martial arts, fight

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, snake, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Ying Xiong (2002)
Action, Adventure, History

Ying Xiong (2002)

In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, wuxia, chop socky, stylized violence, training, fighting, showdown, hero, martial arts, fight, violence

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation. Taking place now where the first movie left off, the Earth realm warriors live a short period of peace when evil forces from another dimension come to invade and wreak havoc on Earth. They are guided by the forces of Outworld leader, Shao Kahn and his generals such as: Motaro, Rain, Ermac, Sheeva and Sindel. Now Liu Kang, Raiden, Jax, Sonya and Kitana must defeat Shao Kahn in six days before the Earth realm merges with the Outworld. This is why Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Characters:villain, warrior
Story:action hero, kung fu master, stick fight, stylized violence, martial artist, training, mixed martial arts, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Hulk (2003)
Action, Sci-fi

Hulk (2003)

Bruce Banner, a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (A tiny life-form that is supposed to heal wounds but has killed everything with which they have made contact). Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of fury. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his Birth Father David Banner intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him. (Read More)

Characters:villain, warrior
Story:fighting game, action hero, based on film, mixed martial arts, showdown, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

G.i. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009)

Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan (Captain Duke Hauser and his partner "Ripcord") are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms' manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves (led by Anastasia DeCobray, with whom Duke has history), they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as "G.I. Joe". The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy (or Hawk) is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called "Cobra". While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen ("Destro") is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating "Nanomite" warheads. Duke and Ripcord (with help from Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, and the rest of the Joes) must prove that they are Real American Heroes -- by stopping the launch of these warheads before Cobra uses them to take over the world. (Read More)

Characters:villain, warrior
Story:action hero, based on film, snake, mixed martial arts, showdown, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Characters:villain
Story:action hero, bo staff, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Spider-man 2 (2004)
Action, Adventure

Spider-man 2 (2004)

Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall apart. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot keep any of his jobs, and on top of it, the newspaper Daily Bugle is attacking him viciously, claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. He reaches the breaking point and gives up the crime fighter's life, once and for all. But after a failed fusion experiment, eccentric and obsessive scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus, Doc Ock for short, having four long tentacles as extra hands. Peter guesses it might just be time for Spider-Man to return, but would he act upon it? (Read More)

Characters:villain, warrior
Story:hero, action hero, stylized violence, based on film, kung fu, fighting, showdown, brawl, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Doa: Dead Or Alive (2006)
Action, Adventure

Doa: Dead Or Alive (2006)

A number of fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. They travel to the tournament island by plane, until they have to jump out mid-flight with parachutes, and then have until sundown to reach the main island to be entered into the tournament. Fighters are then pooled against one another in a knock-out style tournament, with the loser of a battle sent home, and the winner progressing to the subsequent round. The plot revolves around four female fighters who begin as rivals, but subsequently find themselves teaming up against another force. This is why Doa: Dead Or Alive (2006) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:kung fu fighting, kung fu master, chop socky, martial arts master, martial artist, kung fu, fighting, brawl, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

The Scorpion King (2002) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, snake, mixed martial arts, fighting, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. (Read More)

Locations:china
Story:action hero, stick fight, stylized violence, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

Yip Man 2 (2010)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Yip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, kung fu master, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

The Spy Next Door (2010) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Comedy, Family

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. This is why The Spy Next Door (2010) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Story:action hero, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Kung Pow: Enter The Fist (2002)
Action, Comedy

Kung Pow: Enter The Fist (2002)

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts. (Read More)

Story:chop socky, stylized violence, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Story:action hero, stick fight, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Enter The Dragon (1973)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enter The Dragon (1973)

Enter the Dragon revolves around the three main characters. Lee, a man recruited by an agency to investigate a tournament hosted by Han, since they believe he has an Opium trade there. Roper and Williams are former army buddies since Vietnam and they enter the tournament due to different problems that they have. Roper is on the run from the Mafia due to his gambling debts, while Williams is harassed by racist police officers and defends himself from them and uses the car for his getaway. It is a deadly tournament that they will enter on an island. Lee's job is to get the other two out of there alive. (Read More)

Locations:china
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, master apprentice relationship, bo staff, stick fight, chop socky, martial arts master, martial artist, training, snake, kung fu, showdown, brawl, martial arts, hero, fistfight, fight, violence

The Tuxedo (2002) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Tuxedo (2002)

Jimmy Tong is just a lowly chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, until Devlin has an accident that puts him in the hospital. Tong is sent back to fetch some things for Devlin and unknowingly tries on Devlin's tuxedo and finds that it gives extraordinary powers to anyone that dons the suit. This discovery thrusts Tong into world of international intrigue and espionage and pairs him with an inexperienced partner. (Read More)

Story:action hero, stylized violence, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, martial arts master, stylized violence, training, mixed martial arts, kung fu, showdown, brawl, fistfight, martial arts, fight, violence

Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, based on film, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

The Marine (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Characters:villain, warrior
Story:action hero, snake, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence

Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (2009) is one of the best movies like Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (2009)

After a successful mission against drug lords, the efficient Captain Damien Tomaso is framed at home with three kilograms of heroin planted by the police in his kitchen and he is arrested. Meanwhile a group of teenagers film the action of dirty agents led by Roland from the security agency executing policemen in their car and then leaving the car with the corpses in the 13th District to blame the gangs and begin a civil war. Behind these events, the corrupt chief of the security agency Walter Gassman had received a huge amount as kickback from the constructor Harriburton that has interest to construct buildings in the poor area and uses the situation to force the President of France to authorize to nuke five towers in the district. The teenager with the film is hunted by the police but he delivers the memory card to Leito meanwhile Damien calls him from the precinct asking for help. The friends team-up with five dangerous bosses to gather evidences to prove to the president that Gassman has provoked the conflict in their district. (Read More)

Story:fighting style, martial arts master, stylized violence, martial artist, mixed martial arts, fighting, brawl, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Characters:warrior
Story:stylized violence, martial artist, training, mixed martial arts, showdown, brawl, hero, fistfight, martial arts, violence, fight

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