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With that in mind, this list is designed to separate the wheat from the chaff and provide you with 10 of the best martial arts films and TV shows on Netflix as of This article will include a few documentaries, biopics and some full-fledged, adrenaline inducing action. His antics both in and outside of the cage have led him to international superstardom.
This film follows his journey, from humble origins in Dublin, cashing benefit cheques to stay afloat, to one of the most prolific and wealthy combat sport athletes of all time. The film itself provides an unfiltered insight into the dedication required to become a world champion.
Even though I had watched them all live, seeing what was at stake behind the scenes was incredibly eye-opening. So, why is Ip Man 3 one of the best martial arts films on Netflix?
Well, the fight scenes are an incredible display of Wing Chun and are choreographed to perfection. Aldo is a legend amongst the MMA community due to his undefeated year reign of terror, which unfortunately came to an end at the hands of Conor McGregor.
The film was originally scheduled to be released after Aldo faced McGregor, with the hopes of utilizing the publicity from the fight. Admittedly, some aspects have been somewhat exaggerated in order to increase intensity and drama of the film. The fight scenes themselves are pretty good, especially considering this is a TV movie with a fairly limited budget.
They use a lot of long shots and behind-the-back shots to mask the lack of actual contact between the actors. It definitely offers a brilliant insight into the icons life, which kind of makes you look past the lack of production value. One aspect of this show that really blew me away was the main actor Kwok-Kwan Chan.
This is an advertisement What lacks in production is more than made up with an unbelievable story of one of the most iconic and forward thinking martial artists to ever live. Finn Jones, who plays the main character underwent extensive Kung-Fu, Wushu and Tai Chi training in order to be better prepared for the role.
This definitely proved to be a wise decision, as his performance is incredibly slick and natural.
The show itself is a pretty cool blend of superhero meets martial arts movie. The Warrior follows the story of two estranged brothers as they, unbeknown to each other, enter the same high stakes MMA tournament. One brother, a physics teacher is on the verge of bankruptcy, whilst the other struggles to cope with his experiences serving as a US Marine.
Not only does this film display some incredibly well choreographed fight scenes, the acting is world class. Stylistically, the two brothers bring very different aspects of mixed martial arts to the tournament. The film revolves around a character named Ishmael, who waked up from an accident, unable to remember who he is or how he got there.
With this talented crew, the action sequences are nothing short of epic, with flying kicks, flying triangles and pretty much all of the awesome hand-to-hand combat us martial arts fans like to see.
Although the storyline is somewhat unoriginal, Headshot is definitely a great way to spend a couple of hours indulging in some high-octane action. Sword of Destiny features an almost completely new cast, with Michelle Yeoh one of the few people to reprise their role, as she returns as Yu Shu Lien.
Donnie Yen Ip Man joins the cast of the latest Crouching Tiger film, and you know any film with Yen is going to have some pretty awesome fight scenes. For me, the Sword of Destiny does feel like a bit of a big Hollywood remake, with an obviously larger budget.
With this, somewhere along the line the film seems to have lost some of the grit and allure of the first.
Still though, the film is packed with action scenes definitely reminiscent of the original, and who could complain about that? Donnie Yen choreographed the fight scenes in the film, and has mentioned how he included the use of nunchaku and screaming in order to pay homage to Bruce Lee, which was a great touch.
Legend of the Fist picks up where Fist of Fury left of, with Chen Zhen donning a new superhero-like outfit, battling his way to prevent Japan from invading China.
The film has a pretty interesting story and some ridiculously epic fight scenes that incorporate a variety of different martial arts elements.
You can find the first two Kung Fu Panda movies on Netflix, both of which contain a ton of enjoyable, often funny animated fight scenes.
The beauty of animation is that anything goes. You can have a panda, flying through the air and defeating evil warlords with a pinkie squish.
The films will provide you with a fix of martial arts combat and keep the children entertained at the same time. He spends his time blogging about different martial arts on his website MMA Station , binging martial arts films and obsessing over the UFC.