Martial Arts Movies for Kids

From the silly (Kung Fu Panda) to the stylish (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) to the epic (Mulan), these are our favorite martial arts movies for kids. So if you have a young karate or kung fu fan in the house, earn yourself a black belt in movie selection, and pick one of these all-action titles for your next family movie night. Keep in mind that some of these movies can get violent, so make sure you know how much violence your kid can handle. For even more high-adrenaline offerings, check out our Best Action Movies for Kids list.

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Kung Fu Panda

age 6+

Appealing kid-friendly comedy; some scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Kung Fu Panda 2

age 6+

Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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The Lego Ninjago Movie

age 6+

Plenty of fake kung fu in fun comedy with toy ninjas.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

age 8+

Inventive movie that families can watch together.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Tekken: The Motion Picture

age 8+

Colorful, imaginative visuals bolster a weak story.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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The Karate Kid (2010)

age 9+

Remake has new stars, new country, but same winning spirit.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Monster Hunt

age 9+

Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Shaolin Soccer

age 10+

Nontraditional underdog sports team story has violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up

age 11+

Martial arts comedy has stylized violence, outdated terms.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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The Karate Kid

age 11+

'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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Mulan (2020)

age 11+

Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

age 12+

Magical, award-winning martial-arts fairy tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Ip Man

age 13+

Excellent martial arts biopic of man who trained Bruce Lee.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Seven Samurai

age 13+

Famous epic with stylish violence and subtitles.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1956)
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

age 14+

Martial arts biopic has violence, sex, racist language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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The Grandmaster

age 14+

Beautiful martial arts, some violence, uneven storyline.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Hero

age 14+

Gorgeous martial arts movie for older kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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House of Flying Daggers

age 14+

Gorgeous, but also very violent.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Jet Li's Fearless

age 14+

Jet Li's final fight; teens OK.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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The Legend of Drunken Master

age 14+

One of Jackie Chan's best, but not for everyone.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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