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2016 is shaping up to be a classic year for fans of martial arts / action movies. All of the big names are back , Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung and lets not forget Jean Claude Van Damme.

So you don’t miss out , we’ve compiled a list of stand out movies which we think you should not miss.

So without further delay here are AMP’s Best Martial Arts Movies to look forward to in 2016

Note: Bookmark this article as we will keep this updated with more news, pictures, posters, trailers as we get them.


The Best Martial Arts Movies To Look Forward To In 2016


Ip Man 3 (Donnie Yen)

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Martial-arts master Ip Man (Donnie Yen) takes on a crooked developer (Mike Tyson) and his gang of brutal thugs.

Cast:  Donnie Yen, Zhang Jin, Mike Tyson, Lynn Hung, Leung Kar Yan

Director: Wilson Yip

Action By: Yuen Woo Ping

Expected Release : January 2016 (Note: Hong Kong release is scheduled for 25th December 2015, worldwide release is January)



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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny (Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh)

Scheduled to be released simultaneously on Netflix and via Imax theatres. This is the sequel to the 2000 film which went on to worldwide success and criteria acclaim.

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Cast:  Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum, Jr., Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Eugenia Yuan, JuJu Chan, Chris Pang, Shuya Chang ,Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Director: Yuen Woo Ping

Action By: Yuen Woo Ping

Expected Release : Early 2016


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Kickboxer: Vengeance(Jean-Claude Van Damme)


It is the sixth installment of the Kickboxer series, and a remake of the original 1989 Kickboxer film, serving as a reboot of the franchise.

Cast: Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme (who played Kurt Sloane in the original Kickboxer), Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, former UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre and Darren Shahlavi (in his final film role)
Director: John Stockwell
Action By: Larnell Stovall

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The Deadly Reclaim / Call Of Heroes (Wu Jing)


Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Benny Chan, with action direction by Sammo Hung, and starring Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Eddie Peng, Yuan Quan, Jiang Shuying, Liu Kai-chi and a special appearance by Wu Jing

Cast: Eddie Peng, Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Wu Jing, Yuan Quan, Jiang Shuying
Director: Benny Chan
Action By: Sammo Hung



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The Monkey King 2 (Aaron Kwok)


Hong Kong action fantasy film based on the classic novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en. It is a sequel to the 2014 box office hit The Monkey King with Cheang Pou-soi returning as director and Sammo Hung as action director, whom replaces Donnie Yen’s duty from the previous installment. Film stars Aaron Kwok, who portrayed the main antagonist in the previous installment, as the film’s titular protagonist, whom also replaces Yen from the previous installment. The film will be shot in 3D and is expected to be released on 8 February 2016, the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday period.

Cast: Aaron Kwok, Gong Li, William Feng, Xiao Shenyang
Director: Cheang Pou-Soi
Action By: Sammo Hung

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Rail Road Tigers (Jackie Chan)


A railroad worker in China in 1941 leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Huang Zitao, Eric Tsang
Director: Ding Sheng
Action By: Jackie Chan

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Kung Fu Yoga (Jackie Chan)

Action comedy film to be directed by Stanley Tong. The film is a Chinese-Indian co-production of Taihe Entertainment, Shinework Media (China) and will star Jackie Chan, Ileana D’Cruz, Aarif Rahman and Sonu Sood in lead roles.

The film is an action-adventure with elements of suspense. It will be a cross-cultural, multi-language movie

Cast: Jackie Chan, Ileana D’Cruz, Sonu Sood, Paul Philip Clark, Zhang Yixing, Ming Hu, Aarif Rahman
Director: Stanley Tong
Action By: Jackie Chan

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Kung Fu Cowboy (Tiger Chen)


Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) stars.

A Martial Arts meets Western Mashup.. more details coming soon.

Cast: Tiger Chen, Robin Shou, Danny Chan
Director: Hua Lang Lim

Expected Release : Late 2016

The Bodyguard (Sammo Hung, Andy Lau)


Sammo Hungs first film as director since 1997!.. This film was also meant to be the film to bring Sammo,Jackie and Yuen Biao back together again! but due to scheduling conflicts Chan was unable to accept the role

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Sammo Hun Kicking Butt in The Bodyguard

Cast: Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Feng Shaofeng, Eddie Peng, Tsui Hark, Karl Maka, Yuen Wah, Dean Shek, Yuen Biao, Hu Jun

Director: Sammo Hung

Action Director: Sammo Hung

Expected Release : Early 2016

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Beast (Kenny Chin)

Directed by Robert Samuels (Don’t Give A Damn/Gambling Ghost) and written and produced by Robert Jefferson, Beast is centered around “Marcus Walden“, who began developing a serum in 1999 to form the Ultimate soldier. A Soldier who feels no pain, a soldier who is faster, stronger and more deadly than anything human kind could dream about.

Beast 2016 – A Robert Samuels Film

Cast: Kenny Chin, Marco Da Answer Johnson, Vincent Lyn, John Canada Terrell, John DeBlasio, Dean Lee, Kimberly Bowden, Neko Gettling, Angela Hollis, Lloyd Webb
Director: Robert Samuels

Headshot (Iko Uwais)


Uwais (The Raid) plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor, the nursing back to health being the subject of these shots.

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Cast: Iko Uwais, Chelsea Elizabeth Islan, Julie Estelle
Director: Mo Brothers

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League of Gods 3D (Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai)

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Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy film directed by Koan Hui and Vernie Yeung based on the novel Fengshen Yanyi by Xu Zhonglin

Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Cecilia Cheung, Fan Bingbing
Director: Wilson Yip

Expected Release : October 2016

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Never Back Down: No Surrender (JeeJa Yanin)


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Cast: Gillian White, JeeJa Yanin, Josh Barnett, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Ron Smoorenburg
Director: Michael Jai White


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