Top 23 Fight Movies That Every Fan Should See; We have prepared a list with films of different fighting styles, with recent options and unforgettable classics. Prepare the popcorn and check it out!

Fight Club (1999)

Jack (Edward Norton) and Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) start a fighting group that gathers secretly to vent emotions through corporal struggle. Gradually, the group starts to grow and the violence starts to increase, losing control when it goes to the streets of the cities. A film considered quite popular and that generates many reflections on the control of emotions and violence.

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Fighting style of the film: wrestling, street fighting.

A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler’s attention.

Dragon – A Bruce Lee Story (1993)

A great martial arts film that tells the story of Bruce Lee (Jason Scott Lee). A young man who goes to the United States to open a kung fu school and becomes a famous Hollywood action movie star.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts, kung fu.

The brief but eventful life of actor and martial arts trailblazer Bruce Lee is portrayed in this drama, based on a biography written by his widow Linda Lee Caldwell.

Lee is introduced to the study of martial arts as a child living in Hong Kong by his father (Ric Young); the father dreamed that a demonic armored dragon would take his son from him, and wanted young Bruce to be able to protect himself.

Bruce continues his training as he grows to adulthood, and after the cocky teenaged Lee (Jason Scott Lee, no relation to Bruce) seriously injures a prominent British citizen while fighting a gang of troublemakers at a dance, he’s sent to San Francisco.

While working as a dishwasher, Bruce begins to study philosophy, and in time develops a personal martial arts discipline, Jeet Kune-Do, which blends Kung Fu fighting techniques with lessons gained from his philosophical research.

Bruce decides to open a martial arts academy on the advice of his fiancée Linda (Lauren Holly); Linda and Bruce encounter resistance as a mixed-race couple, especially from Linda’s mother Vivian (Michael Learned), and Bruce earns the enmity of traditional Chinese martial arts experts for his new style.

But after a strong showing in several public tournaments, Bruce’s fighting skill and charisma attracts the attention of TV producer Bill Krieger (Robert Wagner).

Bruce is cast as Kato, the karate-trained sidekick on the series The Green Hornet, and while the show is short-lived in America, it’s a huge success in Asia, leading to a series of films based around Bruce’s remarkable fighting skills.

Sadly, shortly before the release of the film that would make him a major screen star in the United States, Enter The Dragon, a mysterious brain disorder sends Lee into a coma that soon kills him.

In a tragedy with eerie timing, Bruce Lee‘s real-life son Brandon Lee died shortly before this film was released, the result of an accidental shooting while completing the picture The Crow.

Knockout (2015))

A great boxer needs to deal with life in the ring and with life outside of it. He has to win his daughter’s love and deal with the dangers that his profession brings to his physical and mental health. A film that shows the backstage of a fighter’s life.

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Fighting style of the movie: boxing.

The Tai Chi Man (2013)

Directed by Keanu Reeves, it is a fight film with a lot of action. A young man, in search of a better life, starts to participate in bigger disputes of martial arts and illegal rings.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts, tai chi.

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Set in modern Beijing, “Man of Tai Chi” marks Keanu Reeves‘ directorial debut. The film, also starring Reeves, follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist (played by Tiger Chen) whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to survive.

Rocky, a Fighter (1976)

The classic Rocky Balboa film (Sylvester Stallone). Rocky has the chance to face Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), a great champion, and begins to train tirelessly not to be knocked out.

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Fighting style of the movie: boxing.

The Master of Arms (2006)

A film that tells part of the biography of Huo Yuanjia (Jet Li), a former Chinese martial arts master. In the film, he participates in a big tournament against several foreigners. Without being prepared, Huo Yuanjia surprises everyone with his skills, honoring China.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts.

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The Grand Master (2013)

A fighting film that tells the story from the master who trained Bruce Lee: Ip Man (Tony Leung). In addition to showing the world of martial arts, the film portrays a China marked by the period of wars and conflicts.

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Fighting style of the film: martial arts, kung fu.

Fighter Road (2009)

A film with a lot of street fighting. A former inmate, Isaiah Bone (Michael Jai White), after five years in prison, is back on the streets and decides to honor a deceased friend of his, rocking the streets of Los Angeles and risking his life. Bone will get involved in many underground rings and dangerous street fighting groups.

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Fighting style of the movie: fighting street fighting, underground fighting.

Karate Kid (1984)

A great classic from fighting movies! Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) has moved to the city with his mother and is settling in the new city, but suffers with some colleagues, who start to torment him. The young man’s life changes when he meets a Japanese (Pat Morita) who is a karate master.

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Fighting style of the movie: karate.

Golden Girl (2005)

A relationship of confidence and determination is created between boxing coach Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) and Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), a young fighter who seeks to be trained by the professional. He doesn’t accept training women, but the young woman’s attitude will make him change his mind.

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Fighting style of the movie: boxing.

Creed (2006)

Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), son of the great fighter Apollo Creed, convinces Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) to train him. A film of action and determination.

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Fighting style of the movie: boxing.

Kill Bill (2003)

From director Quentin Tarantino, Bride (Uma Thurman), a decided killer to retire, his life is altered by suffering an attack and losing the baby he was expecting. Now, she seeks revenge on the people who have hindered her future. With volume I and volume II, Kill Bill became a real success.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts.

The Kung Fu Panda (2008)

With a style different from the other films on the list, this animation brings the comedy and action of Panda, an animal who is passionate about kung fu! He is a fan of the kung fu masters: the Furious Five – Tigress, Monkey, Heron, Viper and Mantis. With them, you will enter some adventures.

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Fighting style of the film: kung fu.

Mary’s Revenge (2019)

A Filipino fighting film. Maria (Cristine Reyes) had to fake her own death to escape a gang. However, despite the disguises, it won’t be long before she is found. So, with her life at risk, she decides to fight again to guarantee her and her family’s survival.

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Fighting style of the movie: street fighting, gangs.

Revenger: Isle of Death (2018)

A recent South Korean action film. A former detective goes to an isolated island, which serves as death row, to avenge the murder of his family. There he meets a girl who is also interested in the murder of the murderer. Thus, the ex-detective and she will seek to ensure revenge. A film of a lot of struggle and action, with few dialogues.

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Fighting style of the film: street fighting and martial arts.

Girlfight ( 2000)

A brave young girl fearless finds in boxing a passion and a way to channel all his aggressiveness. Determined, she starts training to be a fighter, despite the lack of approval from her father and some coaches, who understand boxing as a male sport.

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Fighting style of the movie: boxing.

The Fight for Hope (2005)

A film based on the true story of boxer Jim Braddock, called “The Cinderella”. The fighter faced the Great Depression of 1930, in a situation of poverty and difficulties with the family. In 1933, he came out on top and had a memorable fight in the ring

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Fighting style of the movie: boxing.

Matrix (1999)

A great film that spawned others later. Involving action and science fiction, it is a futuristic fighting film. Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) discovers that he is a victim of the Matrix: a system that manipulates people’s minds. According to Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), he is the Messiah capable of facing the Matrix.

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Fighting style of the movie: futuristic.

JailBreak (2017)

The only man in a female gang will end up in a maximum security prison. Now they will have to rescue him, before all the group’s secrets and plans are discovered.

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Fighting style of the movie: street fighting.

Breaking Rules (2008)

After the young man Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) suffering with a group of bullies, decides to start attending a fight group, to learn how to defend himself, protect his family and defeat his main rival.

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Fighting style of the movie: underground fighting, MMA.

Mulan (2020)

Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), determined and warlike young woman, decides to take her father’s place to represent China’s imperial army, as her father is sick. For this, she takes on a male identity, Hua Jun, and goes to combat alongside other warriors.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts.

Fight or Die (1994)

A classic of the best fighting movies on the list. Chinese Chen Zhen (Jet Li) wants to prove that his kung fu master was poisoned and died of it. A film that puts China and Japan in dispute, with a lot of action and fight.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts, kung fu.

The Flight of the Dragon (1972)

Directed and acted by Bruce Lee, Tang Lung (Bruce Lee) is sent from Hong Kong to Rome to help the family in business. There Tang needs to face gangsters, starting to guide some teammates with his skills in the martial arts.

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Fighting style of the movie: martial arts.