85% of people can't identify these martial arts movies from just one screenshot. Can you?

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J. Scott Wilson

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Kill Bill, Ip Man, the Matrix, etc. - there are so many fantastic and memorable martial arts movies! These movies boast some of the most famous and recognizable movie scenes in Hollywood cinema, but 85% of people can't identify them based on a screenshot. Think you can? Prove it!

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The Karate Kid is the movie that launched a thousand martial arts studios! Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi is a joy to watch, and so many of this movie's lines have made it into the pop culture lexicon - "Sweep the leg!"

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This effects-heavy film became famous for its flying fight scenes and high production values. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a great story and a visual stunner.

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Enter the Dragon is the Bruce Lee movie most people think of when they talk about the action star. It's got a great story, top-notch fight scenes and one of the best villains ever.

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The first movie was better for mass-fight scenes, but not much can touch the trailer-house battle between Daryl Hannah's Elle Driver and Uma Thurman's Bride in Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

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Kung fu takes dexterity and lots of kicking. Soccer takes dexterity and lots of kicking. Shaolin Soccer was pretty much inevitable.

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Going back in time from the original, this tells the story of how the young Thai warrior acquired his skills. Great production values and some unique action scenes make Ong Bak 2: The Beginning highly watchable.

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Fist of Fury was released in 1972. This Bruce Lee work, also known as The Big Boss, is a more conventional martial arts slugfest, with a bit of wry comedy as Bruce plays a young man sworn to nonviolence.

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House of Flying Daggers is a love story set in 895 A.D. China. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

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In The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, a refugee from Manchu oppression goes through the usual training ritual and becomes a master of all weapons to wreak havoc. This 1978 film is also known as The Master Killer or Shaolin Master Killer.

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Bloodsport is about an American martial artist (Frank Dux) who is serving in the military. Frank Dux, decides to leave the military and presue his martial arts dream by participating in tournament held in Hong Kong.

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Kung Fu Hustle is a supreme comic martial arts adventure, featuring a chainsmoking landlady with a deadly voice, harp players whose notes become knives, and comically giant fight scenes. This 2004 film stars Stephen Chow.

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Drunken Master II stars Jackie Chan and he also directed. The first Drunken Master was great, this one slightly less so, although the sight of a man half in the bag doing kung fu is always watchable.

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In Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, a young man goes after those who've stolen the head of a sacred village statue. Naturally, he's not able to just ask nicely.

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In the early '70s, "Dragon" became a code word for "Bruce Lee movie." The Way of the Dragon is unique in that it mostly takes place in Italy.

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This martial arts take on a Robin Hood tale uses better special effects than its forebears, but the plot is nothing too complex. Iron Monkey was released in 1993.

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Fist of Legend stars Jet Li, who never quite got Bruce Lee-level respect but probably deserved it. This film is actually a remake of a 1972 Bruce Lee project - Fist of Fury.

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This action-packed Jet Li vehicle is actually a biopic about the master who founded the Jin Wu Sports Federation. Fearless was released in 2006.

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Five Deadly Venoms is about five students who are each taught a kung fu style named after a venomous creature. They are the Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad.

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The Protector was released in 1985. Jackie Chan completes his move from East to West with this film, where he plays a New York cop heading back to Asia to solve a crime.

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1978's Drunken Master was a huge hit at the box office. This might be the film for which Jackie Chan is most remembered... a comic action masterpiece!

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The Raid: Redemption was released in 2011. In this very "Dredd"-like film, a SWAT team is trapped in a building by a gang of thugs and must be rescued.

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The Matrix started a successful franchise. This movie that almost convinced the world Keanu Reeves could act is a festival of action, special effects, techno-thrills and Laurence Fishburne.

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Jet Li stars in Once Upon a Time in China, a historical piece set in 19th-century China. He's a master taking a stand against foreign forces.

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Don't miss 2003's Kill Bill: Vol. 1. If there's a better final fight scene than Uma Thurman's Bride taking on what seems like hundreds of suit-clad bad guys on a nightclub dance floor, I've never seen it.

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Bruce Lee, in one of his lesser-known roles, plays a young ice factory worker who ends up in serious trouble. Lee swore an oath of non-violence in 1971's The Big Boss, but we all know how that goes.

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Forced out of China by Japanese invasion, a martial arts teacher takes his methods to Hong Kong. Punching ensues. Ip Man 2 was released in 2010.

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In Hero, Jet Li leads in another modern "cast of thousands" effects-laden martial arts thriller. Visually stunning, and great fight scenes.

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Jackie Chan has always been stronger in mildly comic parts than in straight action drama, but he turns in a great effort here as an honest cop framed by the drug lords he's trying to take down. Don't confuse this film - 1985's Police Story - with the TV show of the same name.

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Some of the '60s kung fu flicks had bizarre titles when translated into English, and this is one of the greatest examples. Come Drink with Me actually concerns a kidnapping plot and a prisoner exchange.

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Master of the Flying Guillotine - this one's got it all! There's a one-armed boxer who beheaded an opponent, and the title character (who's blind) who vows to behead every one-armed fighter he comes across.

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Shaolin Temple one again draws from the period of Manchu persecution in China. Students seek to learn Shaolin kung fu to resist the merciless Manchu.

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There' s a whole subgenre of martial arts flicks devoted to people with various physical challenges, usually blindness or lack of an arm. One-Armed Swordsman is one of the originals.

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Jackie Chan (who seems to have made about 3,000 movies at this point) plays a bullied young martial arts student in this Karate Kid-like actioner. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow is from 1978.

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Tai Chi Master was produced by and stars Jet Li. If you think tai chi is just for granola-crunching types, you need to see this movie.

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Hard Times is one of Charles Bronson's lesser-known films; a prison movie with lots of drawn-out, blood-drenched fight scenes. This 1975 drama also stars James Coburn and Jill Ireland.

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A modern subgenre in martial arts movies is the MMA flick, with brawny guys doing everything short of biting to beat each other to a pulp. Undisputed III: Redemption was released in 2010 - you might want to watch the first and second films first.

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It seems odd that after decades of movies about Shaolin kung fu, the movie bearing just its name didn't come along until 2011. A fairly standard student-seeks-revenge tale.

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In The Prodigal Son, a rich kid whose father bribed all his opponents to lose finally gets his comeuppance, and then he vows to learn better martial arts. Hilarity and punches ensue.

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Undisputed II: Last Man Standing brings more MMA-fueled movie action, this time set in a Russian prison. Shades of Rocky IV?

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Sammo Hung is sort of a real-life kung fu panda, a guy with a beer belly but a wicked set of martial arts skills. Magnificent Butcher is a great one!

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Fantasy meets martial arts in this tale of an American teen who travels to China to free the Monkey King. The Forbidden Kingdom is from 2008.

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Kill Zone: S. P. L. is a fairly standard issue martial arts cop drama. Crime bosses, assassins, and incompetent cops all become plot points.

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Assassins are usually the bad guys, but in 13 Assassins they work together to kill an evil overlord. The story is set at the end of Japan's feudal era.

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Titled Five Fingers of Death in the U.S., King Boxer is a well-done movie featuring two martial arts schools facing off in a tournament and in the streets.

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Flash Point is another in the "hero cop" subgenre, with the lawman here taking on a Vietnamese/Chinese gang. Lots of leather coats and long fight scenes.

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Julian Sands, the uber-creepy star of such '80s horror as Warlock, stars in this MMA fight drama. Blood and Bone was released in 2009, direct to DVD.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is the 2016 follow-up to the popular 2000 film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The sequel is less rich and beautiful than the first one, but the fight scenes are better choreographed and more thrilling.

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Originally titled Shaolin Challenges of the Ninja, Heroes of the East concerns a young Chinese man who unwittingly insults a ninja clan, then has to fight seven of them to prove his worth.

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This biopic chronicles the life of Ip Man, the legendary trainer of Bruce Lee. The Grandmaster, released in 2013, stars Tony Leung as Ip Man.

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Bet you didn't know Morgan Freeman had been in a martial arts flick - check out Unleashed! Jet Li provides the action as a man enslaved by the mob since birth, who escapes to start a new life.

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