1980s Martial Arts Movies

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| 1h 26min | Action, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 194 votes)

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Project A(1983)

| 1h 46min | Action, Comedy, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 97 votes)

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.

Directed by Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung - With Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Kwan Hoi-san, E. E. Bell, Dick Wei, ...

Police Story 2(1988)

| 2h 2min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 135 votes)

The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.

Directed by Jackie Chan - With Maggie Cheung, Charlie Cho, Jackie Chan, Benny Lai, Bill Tung, Chor Yuen, ...

Revenge of the Ninja(1983)

| 1h 30min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved in.

Wheels on Meals(1984)

| 1h 48min | Romance / Love, Action, Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 88 votes)

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.

Project A: Part II(1987)

| 1h 41min | Action, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 66 votes)

Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.

The Protector(1985)

| 1h 31min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 38 votes)

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars(1985)

| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their lives, and that of a key witness in an upcoming trial. They must battle their way through and with the help of Muscles, take down the bad guys.

Winners & Sinners(1983)

| 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 35 votes)

Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.

Dragon Lord(1982)

1h 26min | Action, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 24 votes)

Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, the pair leap into action. Also, Cowboy's wealthy father is kidnapped by the villainous and lethal Big Boss, and the scene is set for a furious martial arts showdown.

Directed by Jackie Chan - With Jackie Chan, Cheung Wing Fat, Hwang In-shik, Tien Feng, Mars, Fung Hak-On, ...

Dragon Fight(1989)

1h 36min | Action
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tigers plan to defect, an attempt to stop him fails and Jimmy ends up missing his flight to China. Now a fish out of water, Jimmy's only hope is Andy, a wisecracking youngster in L.A. Meanwhile, Tiger works for a mafia boss. When Tiger loses a fortune in cocaine in a detergent box that Andy accidentally took, Andy and Jimmy soon have no choice but to face the wrath of Tiger and his men. Their only ally is Penny, the girlfriend of Tiger's boss. Two men who were once best friends have now become bitter enemies.

Directed by Billy Tang - With Jet Li, Mark Williams, Nina Li, Stephen Chow

Heart of Dragon(1985)

| 1h 31min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 26 votes)

Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped to force the cop to turn over a police informant.

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| 2h 7min | Crime, Action, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 38 votes)

A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.

Directed by Jackie Chan - With Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Wu Ma, Benny Lai, Bill Tung, Chor Yuen, ...

Fearless Hyena 2(1983)

1h 32min | Action
3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

A pair of evil kung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.

Directed by Lo Wei - With Jackie Chan

In the Line of Duty 4(1989)

1h 34min | Adventure, Action
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, innocent immigrant dock worker Luk Wan-Ting gets caught up in the mix when he witnesses the murder of an intelligence operative and is framed for the crime.

Martial Arts of Shaolin(1986)

| 1h 30min | Action, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

In ancient China, Zhi Ming trains at the legendary Northern Shaolin temple to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a nefarious magistrate.

Fantasy Mission Force(1983)

2.6/5 (with 9 votes)

Similar to "The Dirty Dozen" or one of that nature. Japan is trying to take over the world and the generals of the allied forces trying to stop the Japanese have been taken prisoner. A force of loners and fighters is put together to try and rescue the generals and save the war effort with the promise of gold and/or pardons of past crimes.

Directed by Chu Yen-ping - With Jimmy Wang, Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin

They Call Me Bruce?(1982)

| 1h 25min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 10 votes)

While working as a cook for the Cosa Nostra, an Asian immigrant who everyone calls Bruce because of his resemblance to Bruce Lee, is duped into making deliveries of "Chinese Flour"- cocaine - all across the U.S.

Directed by Elliott Hong - With Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway

Mr. Vampire(1985)

1h 36min | Action, Comedy, Horror
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

Directed by Ricky Lau - With Lam Ching-ying, Ricky Hui, Chin Siu-ho, Moon Lee, Yuen Wah

Encounters of the Spooky Kind(1980)

1h 42min | Action, Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 17 votes)

Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of flesh-eating zombies. But, that's just the beginning of his run-ins with the supernatural...

Directed by Sammo Hung - With Sammo Hung, Wu Ma, Yuen Biao

Fist of Fear, Touch of Death(1980)

2.0/5 (with 5 votes)

A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.

Righting Wrongs(1986)

1h 42min | Action, Thriller, Crime
4.0/5 (with 9 votes)

Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals into a situation only a few will survive.

The Iceman Cometh(1989)

3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

During the Ming dynasty, Yuen Biao is a royal guard charged to capture a dangerous criminal. The battle which opposes them will make them fall into ice. Three centuries later, nowdays, the archaeologists give them again the life. Only a black jade Buddha and a temporal wheel would be able to make them return in their time. The battle would start again.

Directed by Clarence Fok - With Yuen Biao, Maggie Cheung, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen, Stanley Fung

Karate Warrior(1987)

1h 34min | Action
2.6/5 (with 26 votes)

Anthony is in the Phillipines visiting his father. He inadvertently interferes with the affairs of local gangster Quino, who also happens to be a champion Karate fighter. After embarrassing Quino near a local tournament, Anthony is beaten up and left for dead. An old monk nurses Anthony back to health and teaches him the ways of martial arts so he may go back and fight Quino again.

Directed by Fabrizio De Angelis - With Kim Rossi Stuart, Jared Martin, Janet Ågren, Ken Watanabe

Five Element Ninjas(1982)

1h 47min | Action
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.

Directed by Chang Cheh

The Sword(1980)

1h 25min | Action
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

Li Mak-Jan is a swordsman who has wandered for a number of years searching for the reclusive master swordsman Hua. After encountering two fellow swordsmen, Li comes across his old love, who tells him that not only has their town fallen on hard times (the temple is in ruins) but, worst of all, in the time he has been away she has moved on and married another man. Turns out, her husband is quite evil, of course, and just a little bit insanely jealous as well as very interested in swords, particularly those belonging to masters. The husband sends his henchman to kill Li, but Li escapes.

Directed by Patrick Tam - With Adam Cheng

Lucky Stars Go Places(1986)

1h 35min | Comedy, Action
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Lucky Stars Go Places, also known as The Luckiest Stars, is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang. It is the fourth film in the Lucky Stars series. It was an attempt to combine the original Lucky Stars troupe with the similar action comedy ensemble from the Aces Go Places series.

The Clones of Bruce Lee(1981)

3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Bruce Lee has just died, but the BSI is swinging into action to salvage the situation. Aided by the brilliant Professor Lucas, cells from the martial arts master's body are removed and grown into three adult Bruce Lee clones. After undergoing training to bring their skills up to the level of their 'father', the three are sent out to battle crime, with one sent to take on a gold smuggler, and the other two teaming up to shut down an evil mad scientist.

Born to Defence(1986)

2h | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.

Directed by Jet Li - With Jet Li

The Victim(1980)

1h 40min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Chung Yao, a martial arts expert, has long been on the run from his stepbrother, who he caught trying to rape his wife on their wedding night. His brother has never given up the chase however, and Chung Yao live in constant fear that the vengeful stepbrother will murder him and his wife.

Directed by Sammo Hung - With Sammo Hung, Bryan Leung
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