Best new Martial Arts movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best martial arts movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Gareth Evans, Woo-Ping Yuen & Steven C. Miller our new martial arts genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

If you’re looking for virtuoso, well choreographed action movies, you have to look at the Asians. We put together a list of the most exciting martial arts movies.

New martial arts movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • 798Muoi

    DIRECTOR: Dustin Nguyen
    CAST: Dustin Nguyen Kieu Minh Tuan

    A new kung fu comedy by famous Vietnamese director/actor Dustin Nguyen. Read more

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  • Shadow

    DIRECTOR: Yimou Zhang
    CAST: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng

    After his somewhat disappointing historical epic 'The Great Wall', Chinese leading director Yimou Zhang returns with another highly anticipated martial arts movie taking place during China's Three Kingdom's era. Read more

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Best martial arts movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 martial arts movies

Best martial arts movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated martial arts movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Raid 2: Berandal

    DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans
    CAST: Iko Uwais Yayan Ruhian Arifin Putra

    Just after a raid that almost costed Rama his life, he has to join a criminal syndicate as an undercover agent not just to bring it down but also to identify the corrupt... Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 12th, 2018

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  • The beggar Hero

    DIRECTOR: Bryan Gao
    CAST: Wayne Lai Henry Thia Ah Nam

    The protagonist is an unlikely martial artist who is a beggar and is hardly recognized as a threat till his martial arts prowessis exhibited and witnessed. Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 27th, 2014

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  • High Kick Angels

    DIRECTOR: Kazuhiro Yokoyama
    CAST: Kaede Aono Risako Ito Mayu Kawamoto

    Some notorious hooligans put a high school movie project into jeopardy thus some exceptionally talented girls in martial arts, from the school join hands to get rid of... Read more

    RATING: 63/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2014

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  • Falcon Rising

    DIRECTOR: Ernie Barbarash
    CAST: Neal McDonough Michael Jai White Lateef Crowder

    The plot follows an ex-marine who plans to execute revenge on a Yakuza outfit active in Brazillian slums that had attacked his sister and left her for dead. Read more

    RATING: 58/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 27th, 2014

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  • Ameera

    DIRECTOR: Honghui Xu
    CAST: Collin Chou Paul Chun So-won Ham


    The movie highlights the life of an agent after a failed mission as she goes through personal crisis, falls victim to several conspiracies and struggles to come clean... Read more

    RATING: 45/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 14th, 2014

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