WorldCat Fiction FinderFiction Finder

Explore fiction and movies from libraries around the world.

Advanced Search

Enter search terms in at least one of the fields below

Current Search

Genres & Subject
  •  Martial arts films
Genres & Subject
  •  OR Martial arts films

Narrow Your Results


Audience Level


Decade published

Search Results

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1863

The karate kid

by:Avildsen, John G

A handyman/martial arts master, Mr Miyagi (Morita), agrees to teach karate to bullied outsider Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), and shows him that there's more to life than fighting.

Editions:125  Date:1984 - 2019  Rating:Canadian home video rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films


Ying xiong = : Hero

by:Yimou, Zhang

With supernatural skill and no fear a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat.

Editions:243  Date:1997 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for stylized martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, History, Martial arts films, Martial arts films


Shi mian mai fu = : House of Flying Daggers

by:Zhang, Yimou

"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies."--Title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem.

Editions:152  Date:2001 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13 for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Action and adventure films


Enter the dragon

by:Allin, Michael, 1944-

Lee goes to the island of a warlord of crime, Han, who carries on his opium smuggling and prostitution activities under the disguise of a martial arts academy. Determined to avenge the death of his sister, Lee penetrates Han's stronghold and enters a brutal martial arts tournament Hans is staging.

Editions:123  Date:1973 - 2020  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Drama, Action and adventure films


The karate kid

by:Zwart, Harald, 1965-

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Editions:84  Date:2007 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Action and adventure films


The forbidden kingdom

by:Minkoff, Rob

Jason is an American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics. He makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, Jason unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China. He meets the drunken kungfu master, Lu Yan; an enigmatic and skillful Silent Monk; and the vengeance-bent Golden Sparrow. Jason is lead on a quest to return the staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned in stone by the evil Jade Warlord for five hundred years. Along the way, while attempting to outmaneuver scores of killers, Jason learns about honor, loyalty and friendship and the true meaning of kungfu.

Editions:84  Date:2004 - 2011  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of martial arts action and some violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Action and adventure films



by:O'Connor, Gavin

"An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns home and enlists his father, a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. Tommy's estranged brother Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to provide for his family as a public shcool teacher, also enters the competition. Set on a collision course with each other, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives"--Container.

Editions:77  Date:2011 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Sports films


Gong fu = : Kung fu hustle

by:Zhou, Xingchi, 1962-

Sing, a hapless gangster, must overcome his inability to wield a knife and demonstrate his mettle in order to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang. He realizes he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred streets.

Editions:89  Date:2004 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of strong stylized action and violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Comedy films, Martial arts films


Yi dai zong shi = : The Grandmaster

by:Wong, Kar-wai, 1958-

Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China₂s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

Editions:89  Date:2012 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Action and adventure films


Ye wen = : Ip man

by:Ye, Weixin

"Set in Fo Shan, China during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight [to the] death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, Ip Man, whose fighting skills are revered all over China, rises to the fore front. Upon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan's greatest fighter"--Container.

Editions:76  Date:1997 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Martial arts films, Martial arts films, Biographical films, Biographical films


Displaying 1 to 10 of 1863