Mortal Kombat (1995): A Guilty Pleasure

Mortal Kombat Movie Poster


Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Guilty Pleasure Qualities:

Theme music. Christopher Lambert as Raiden. Seeing Scorpion, Reptile, and Sub-Zero come to life. Liu Kang’s fight against Reptile.

Guilty Pleasure Level:

Slightly Moderate (Revisited once every two or three years)


Paul W.S. Anderson


  • Christopher Lambert (as Lord Rayden)
  • Robin Shou (as Liu Kang)
  • Linden Ashby (as Johnny Cage)
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (as Shang Tsung)
  • Bridgette Wilson-Sampras (as Sonya Blade)


1 hour and 41minutes


Action / Adventure / Fantasy

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