8 Martial Arts Movies to Watch If You Liked Shang-Chi


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has captivated audiences with its incredible fight choreography and martial arts stunts. After watching the film, fans may be craving more action-packed martial arts movies. Here are eight films that capture the essence seen in Shang-Chi.

Mortal Kombat, released earlier this year, boasts great choreography and iconic characters from the hit video game franchise. The movie combines culture and style, similar to Shang-Chi.

The Ip Man franchise, starring Donnie Yen, showcases the speed and flow of the Wing Chun style while also delivering powerful drama.

Kung Fu Hustle, directed by Stephen Chow, is an action-comedy that features stylized martial arts and fantastical stunts. This film is played for laughs but still has a lot of heart.


The Raid, an Indonesian action film, follows a task force as they fight their way through a slum filled with criminals. It highlights the martial art of Pencak Silat and demonstrates the dedication and speed of stunt workers.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a classic Wuxia film that combines amazing wire-fighting scenes with a powerful story about two women. Shang-Chi pays homage to this film with its own beautifully choreographed wire fight sequence and the inclusion of Michelle Yeoh.

Drunken Master II, the sequel to the original Jackie Chan-led film, showcases physical comedy and martial arts. It serves as a spiritual predecessor to Shang-Chi.


Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee's iconic film, showcases realistic martial arts and Lee's blinding speed. It is the perfect way to release the energy built up after watching Shang-Chi.

Man of Tai Chi, starring Tiger Chen and directed by Keanu Reeves, explores the flow of energy in Tai Chi movements and the internal struggle of the protagonist.

These films will satisfy the craving for more martial arts action and allow viewers to further explore the styles and techniques seen in Shang-Chi.