Martial Arts Films for Kids to Enjoy
The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
Dir: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
The Karate Kid (2010)
Dir: Harald Zwart
Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.
3 Ninjas (1992)
Dir: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade
Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it's time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers!
Dir: Aaron Norris
Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis
A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.
Surf Ninjas (1993)
Dir: Neal Israel
Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr.
Two Asian-American "surfer-dude" brothers discover they are the long lost princes from a China Sea Island...
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Dir: Bryan Spicer
Stars: Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas
A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.
Dir: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.