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Celebrate the Arts: Martial Arts

Get inspired to do taekwondo, judo, ju-jitsu, karate & kung fu with these blockbuster movies!

For additional movies, browse the library catalog under the subject heading Martial Arts Drama or Martial Arts Films.

For books to help you learn the martial arts, browse under Martial Arts Training. And if you'd rather just read about them, browse under Martial Arts.

Black Dragon Black Dragon
A country boy rescues a gangland boss and finds himself thrust from poverty into the center of the wealthy crime world of 1930's Hong Kong. A Jackie Chan film.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen.
Disco Godfather
Rudy Ray Moore is Tucker Williams, the rapping owner of the Blueberry Hill disco. An ex-cop with a penchant for head-whacking martial arts, Tucker is called into action when his nephew gets hooked on angel dust.
Fearless Fearless
When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world.
GTO: the Movie GTO: the Movie
GTO is an ex-biker punk who's taken on the formidable job of teaching high school. Lucky for him, street smarts and martial arts are just what the job needs. Like a cross between a thug and a walking, talking after school special GTO will go to any length to help his kids.
House of Flying Daggers House of Flying Daggers
During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization.
Iron Monkey Iron Monkey
The legendary Iron Monkey teams up with a young girl to battle corrupt and greedy government officials in ancient China.
The Karate Kid The Karate Kid
Daniel becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. He soon faces his greatest enemy in a karate tournament where more than honor is at stake.
Lady Snowblood Lady Snowblood
Trained in the arts of death by the priest who adopts her, Yuki, known to all in Japan as Lady Snowblood, sets out on a bloody mission to find the four villains who destroyed her family when they brutally murdered her father and viciously violated her mother.
Lone Wolf McQuade Lone Wolf McQuade
A renegade Texas Ranger takes on an arms-smuggling outfit that is led by a world-renowned martial arts expert who has never lost a fight.
Operation Condor Operation Condor
Sent to track down stolen Nazi gold buried beneath the Sahara, secret agent Condor is pursued by a ruthless band of treasure-hunting terrorists. With the help of three sexy sidekicks, Condor takes off on a globe-spanning chase. A Jackie Chan film.
Romeo Must Die Romeo Must Die
Rough-and-ready Han shares an attraction with Trish O' Day even though their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to find the real cause of the blood feud.
Shaolin Soccer Shaolin Soccer
A Shaolin Kung Fu expert unites with a washed-up soccer star to build the ultimate team, combining sportsmanship with martial arts.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
At the end of the China Dynasty, the Eagle Claw Society has eliminated all styles of martial arts except for the Snake Fist style. The Grand Master of Eagle Claw is searching for and killing the remaining members of the Snake Fist school. Meanwhile the elderly Snake Fist Grand Master is in hiding, and busy teaching a young, overworked, bullied servant the Snake Fist style. A Jackie Chan film.