What are the best karate movies?

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    #1Ip Man

    Ip Man

    During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

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    Lee Mao
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "Before there was Bruce Lee, there was Ip Man. His story is just as riveting as his star pupil, maybe even more, considering the times that he had to live through. If you like martial arts movies of just fighting movies in general, then this is a movie that you have to see."
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    #2Kung Fu Hustle

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Kung Fu Hustle is a movie directed by Stephen Chow and Bob LaHendro. In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

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    Mick Fang
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "One of the best martial arts movies of all time and one of Stephen Chow's best work. It melds so many genres like gangster elements, kung fu action, plenty of comedy, with a little dash of romance mixed in. All of which is presented in a silly, over the top way that he has been known for."
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    #3Enter the Dragon

    Enter the Dragon

    Enter the Dragon is a martial arts and action film directed by Robert Clouse. It was first released on August 19, 1973, by Warner Bros. Warner Home Video with an MPAA rating of R. It starred the infamous Bruce Lee, John Saxon, and Ahna Capri.

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    George Weber
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "This movie holds significance being Bruce Lee's final and best movie in this career and one that he had full control over all the fight scenes. The hall of mirrors fight scene was truly unforgettable. Add to that Lee's precise and blazing fast moves, makes for one of the best fight scenes in martial arts movie history."
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    #4Iron Monkey

    Iron Monkey

    A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

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    Wang Sun
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "One of Donnie Yen's great early performances even before he took the role of IP Man. The movie gave me sort of a Robin Hood vibe as I was watching it. A classic mysterious man fighting corruption and helping out the poor plot. Not that I am complaining. It was an enjoyable watch overall."
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    #5The Legend of Drunken Master

    The Legend of Drunken Master

    The Legend of Drunken Master is a martial arts movie starring Jackie Chan. A dutiful son uses his patented "Drunken Boxing" fighting style to battle thieves who are trying to smuggle priceless artifacts out of China.

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    Nick Ma
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "The plot of the movie isn't particularly deep but boy is the fight scenes truly amazing. Jackie Chan is in top form here showing us his immense athleticism and amazing speed and precision, which is saying much considering this is a movie about drunken kung fu. He truly is one of the greatest martial artists and stuntman of all time."
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    #6The Way of the Dragon

    The Way of the Dragon

    The Way of the Dragon is a martial arts movie starring Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

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    Robert Myers
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "The only movie that Bruce Lee wrote, directed, and starred in all himself and it shows. From the choreography to the countless waves of enemies that never seem to end. This is one action-packed movie from start to finish and let us not forget the iconic Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris fight scene. Truly of the best martial arts movies of all time."
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    #7Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer is an Asian Kung Fu action movie directed by Stephen Chow and was released on April 2, 2004. It starred Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng and Yin Tse. It tells about using Kung-Fu in playing soccer. 

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    Nicholas McDonald
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "Sports and martial arts genres mix to produce something of an oddity but at the same, a great and well-executed movie. The cartoonish, comical style of Stephen Chow is present here and adds to the theme of the movie. It's not his best work but it is one of the greats."
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    #8Police Story

    Police Story

    Police Story is an action and martial arts film directed by Chi-Hwa Chen. It was first released on December 14, 1985, in Hong Kong, by Dragon Dynasty with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred the comedy action star Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, and Brigitte Lin.

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    Dan Xu
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "This is one of Jackie Chan's best action film. He even says so himself in his autobiography. The action sequence as amazing, everything is choreographed to such an incredible degree and what you see behind the camera is actually what is happening in front of it. This movie truly showcases Jackie's abilities as a stuntman. He truly is one of the best in the business."
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    #9The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid is a movie directed by John Avildsen and features Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, and Elisabeth Shue. It tells the story of an old martial arts teacher who teaches a student how to defend himself. 

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Summary

Best What are the best karate movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ip ManMovies 20 Paid
2Kung Fu HustleMovies 12 Paid
3Enter the Dragon Movies 7 Paid
4Iron MonkeyMovies 3 Paid
5The Legend of Drunken MasterMovies 2 Paid
6The Way of the DragonMovies 2 Paid
7Shaolin SoccerMovies 2 Paid
8Police StoryMovies 1 Paid
9The Karate KidMovies 0 Paid
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