Martial arts or action films are a fresh spectacle for those who like thrilling scenes with scuffles. This fighting action made the audience couldn’t even take their eyes off it.
Netflix films about martial arts appear with various backgrounds and exciting stories. This makes these films into action films that are eagerly awaited because they don’t just show fight scenes.
In the film, martial arts is presented as an art that makes the various scenes shown to have their own charm and adds to the excitement of the storyline that is presented.
Summarized from various sources, here are 11 recommendations for Netflix films about martial arts, full of fights.
1. Fistful of Vengeance
Fistful of Vengeance tells the story of Kai Jin/Wu Assassins (Iko Uwais) who are joined by two of his colleagues, Lu Xin Lee (Lewis Tan), and Tommy Wah (Lawrence Kao).
They want to avenge the murder of their colleague and sister of Tommy, Jenny Wah. The film features a variety of martial arts full of tense fights.
2. Xtreme (2021)
Xtreme is a Netflix film about the self-defense of someone who wants to take revenge on his own brother. The story begins with the tragedy that befell Max (Teo Gracia) and his family two years ago. His older brother, Lucero (Óscar Jaenada) at that time had the heart to betray them to cause bloodshed.
Max’s son and their father had to lose their lives at the hands of the currently unknown Lucero. A vengeful Max begins to devise a strategy to avenge his brother’s crimes.
Having not had time to track down Lucero’s location, this former hitman heard about a similar tragedy that befell a family. Leo (Óscar Casas) must accept the harsh reality that his loved ones died at the hands of Lucero’s men.
3. Bruised (2020)
Bruised tells the story of former UFC fighter Jackie “Pretty Bull” Justice. He lives with his girlfriend and manager, Desi, in downtown Newark. In the city, he works as a house cleaner who can explore various sides of the city.
However, Jackie has an addiction to alcohol and often makes him feel bored often. This then often makes Jackie often fight with his own partner. Until one day, Desi brought Jackie into an illegal underground fight that allowed him to fight freely.
4. Fury (2019)
Furie is the story of Hai Phuong (Ngô Thanh Vân), a former gangster who is estranged from his family after his father disowned him for having an affair with a gangster. In addition, his father was also involved in criminal activities.
After giving birth to his daughter Mai and capturing a gangster, Hai Phuong decides to hide in the countryside and retire. He worked as a debt collector, and barely supported his own daughter.
Mai was often bullied because of Hai Phuong’s reputation as a debt collector and for not having a father. An incident makes Mai kidnapped by thugs and Hai Phuong tries to save his daughter with all his martial arts abilities.
5. Revenger (2018)
Revenger is a Netflix film about martial arts that tells the story of Yool with all the vengeful anger inside him. He is also willing to go to an island where a dangerous killer has killed a family member. On this remote island, he is willing to fight to the end to avenge him.
6. The Night Comes for Us (2018).
The Night Comes for Us is a Netflix film about self-defense that begins with Ito, one of six members of the Six Seas group of the Triad mafia organization in the Southeast Asia region.
One day, he managed to massacre a village on the coast because there were residents who had stolen drugs belonging to the Triads. However, upon finding the last victim who was a little girl, Ito gave up his intention to kill her.
Ito then felt sorry for his figure, and instead turned around to finish off the Triad people who were in the village. The little girl named Reina was then taken by Ito to Jakarta so that she could be hidden in a safe place. From then on, the girl became a part of his life that He was willing to protect at any time.
7. Bleeding Steel (2017).
Bleeding Steel tells the story of Chan (Jackie Chan), a veteran agent from a special forces. He has a mission to protect a woman who is trapped in a group of evil criminal gangs.
At the same time, he felt a connection to the young woman. This makes them seem to have met in different lives in the past.
8. Rurouni Kenshin (2012-2021)
Rorouni Kenshin is a Netflix film about martial arts that specifically tells the story of the legendary samurai. This film is adapted from the comic manga of the same name and written by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
Rorouni Kenshin tells the story of a wanderer named Himura Kenshin who was previously the assassin of Hitokiri Battsai. Rurouni Kenshin takes the background of the story ahead of the Meiji Restoration which made all regions in Japan riot.
This film is an adaptation of the anime series of the same name by Nobuhiro Watsuki. This film is fairly successful in portraying Himura Kenshin from the beginning to the end of his life as a trilogy.
9. Warrior (2011)
Warrior tells the story of a former marine when his father asks him to come home. He will be trained by his father to participate in martial arts competitions. However, the competition is not against an enemy who is against his father or for money, but is wagered against his own brother.
10. The Karate Kid (2010)
The Karate Kid tells the story when Dre Parker is being trained in martial arts by his teacher. In addition to having to face an annual championship event and having to face opponents who are good at kung fu, he also has to prove to those who have underestimated him so as not to be disturbed again.
11. Salt (2010)
Salt is a Netflix martial arts film that tells the story of Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie). He was tortured in a prison in North Korea on suspicion of being a US spy.
Her boyfriend, archaeologist Mike Krause (August Diehl), generates so much publicity about Salt’s imprisonment that the CIA is forced to arrange a prisoner swap despite agency policies against it.
Salt’s CIA partner, Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) greets Salt at the border. As they leave, Mike proposes marriage, even though Salt admits that he is a CIA agent.
Two years later, on Salt and Mike’s wedding anniversary, a Russian defector named Oleg Vasilyevich Orlov (Daniel Olbrychski) walks into Salt’s office. Salt interrogates him with Winter and CIA counterintelligence officer Darryl Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who are observing. Orlov claims that on “Day X”, highly trained Russian sleeper agents known as “KAs” will destroy the US.