Awesome Martial Arts Movies!

From the old-school to the new, from highflying wire-fu to realistic brutal fight choreography, this list has it all. But there is so many more movies I haven't seen yet so please let me know if I'm missing something and I'll add it to the list. If you've seen any of these movies you are indeed hardcore. Majority of movie goers don't even know these movies exist, they would rather pay to see Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith instead LOL!
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it. (108 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ Something new and different! Who cares about the plot, just watch Tony Ja do his thing! Great Fights and Stunts! No Wires Baby! ” - prestondS
The Protector (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards. (111 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ If you thought Ong-Bak's plot was bad wait till you see this movie! But when Tony does his thing it is amazing! Highlights-Tony staircase fight and Tony vs. multiple attackers in the finale! I think Tony burnt himself out after making this movie. Because Ong-Bak 2 and 3 are not his best. ” - prestondS
Ip Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ One of the best movies to represent the best of Donnie Yen. In terms of martial art ability and acting skills. This movie was so good that Donnie could have retired from film making after this one and been content. Highlight-Donnie vs. 10 karate fighters! Don't Blink! ” - prestondS
Iron Monkey (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities. (90 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ One of Donnie Yen's and Yuen Woo Pings best movies! Great Mixture of over the top wire-fu and great kung fu choreography! Just a Fun movie alltogether. Highlight-Two on one fight on top of wooden poles. ” - prestondS
The Big Boss (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear. (100 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ Real name is the Big Boss. Bruce's real movie debut. Really low budget movie with dated fight choreography, but when Bruce finally cuts loose you see how he was totally ahead of his time. Make sure you watch the uncut big boss version only. Highlight-Bruce lee LOL! ” - prestondS
The Chinese Connection (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ Real name Fist of Fury. I rank this as one on the greatest kung fu movies of all time! Not only is the story memorable but in my opinion Bruce Lee's best movie bar none. Highlight-Bruce vs Karate fighters with rarely on screen weapons Nunchakus! Simply a true classic that keeps being remade today! ” - prestondS
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lee
“ Bruce Lee's Director Debut! Bruce was so good at playing the country bumpkin/underdog. Which made you cheer for him when he beats the crap out of pestering gang members. Bruce at top of his game here, even throwing in some comedic moments as well. Highlight-Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris nuff said! ” - prestondS
Enter the Dragon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ The movie that started the kung fu boom of the 70's and still hasn't stopped. Big Budget, Colorful, Great fights, Introducing Jim kelly and Bolo Yeung, Bruce fighting with multiple weapons, great finale fight ect. ect. Simply timeless and classic. Enter the Dragon will always remain a fan favorite around the world. Bruce you will be missed. Highlight-Bruce fighting underground thugs. ” - prestondS
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes. (93 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
“ Entertaining! Sammo Hung at his best here in terms of acting and fighting ability dispite his age and weight! This movie is more of a cop drama that took me by surprise when the fights starting happening. Donnie yen also in top form here while introducing another talent by the name of Jacky Wu. Highlight-Donnie vs. Jacky in alley way! Highly Recomended! ” - prestondS
Fist of Legend (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. (103 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
“ A remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury, many consider this to be Jet's best film. And if it's not it's definantly top 3. Highlight-Jet vs. Shoji Kurata and Billy Chong. This is a must own kung fu classic! ” - prestondS
Tai-Chi Master (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi. (96 mins.)
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
“ With a Yuen woo ping movie you know what your gonna get. Crazy Over the top wire-fu meets great fight choreography. A very entertaining fight flick, one of Jet's best with a little Michelle Yeoh bonus. Highlight-Jet vs. Villian in sword fight/Jet vs. Army. ” - prestondS
Fearless (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ To IP Man was to Donnie Yen this is to Jet Li! I can find no flaw with this movie. Widely considered to be Jet's last kung fu movie and if it was this is a great way to go out. Sadly Jet went off later to make War with Jason Statham LOL. and Forbidden Kingdom with Jacky Chan and the 3rd Mummy movie LOL. Highlight-Sword duel in the resturant and finale fight with Japanese master. ” - prestondS
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts. (102 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Jacky chans best movie in his carrer! Amazing fights which he never topped after this film. Everyone is great in this movie, Ti Lung, Anita Mui, Liu Chia Liang and more. When I saw this movie when years,years later it came to american theaters the people behind me said-"Wow Jackie's new movie was great!" And I said yeah can you believe this movie came out in 1994! And they were both stunned. LOL. Highlight-Jacky vs Hatchet gang/Jackie vs super kicker Ken Lo. ” - prestondS
Drunken Master (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ The Movie that made Jackie a star! Classic old-school mayhem. Highlight-Jackie vs. Stick King/Jackie vs Super Kicker Hwang Jang Lee. ” - prestondS
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
“ The Best movie to represent Jackie Chan. Great fights, jaw dropping stunts, comedy and more! This movie was a big screw you to the director of the protector in the US. That director made a big mistake not letting Jackie be Jackie instead he tried to turn him into Clint Eastwood! LOL. Put it this way His Jaw dropped when he saw this film. Highlight-Opening film stunts and ending film stunts. I can't believe jackie survived this movie! ” - prestondS
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ The movie that made Jet a huge star in asia! Great wire-fu and fight choreography. The Role Jet was born to play. And there's a little Yuen Biao bonus as well. Highley Recomended! Highlight-Ladder Fight Finale ” - prestondS
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ I didnt think it was possible to top the first movie and with Yuen woo pings help it did! The fights are even better than the first. Donnie Yen's Cloth Stick weapon is very original and entertatining. Must Own for kung fu fans! Highlight-Jet Li vs Donnie Yen nuff said! ” - prestondS
Police Story 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Another great movie from the master Jackie Chan! Highlight-Jackie's fight in the park/and movie finale ” - prestondS
Supercop (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ AKA Police story 3! Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh's chemistry was so entertaining Im surprised they didnt make more movies like this together.
Great fights and stunts. Highlight-Jackie hanging from helicopter ladder/Michelle riding a motorcycle on to a train! ” - prestondS
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling... (106 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ It's Jackie Chan meets Indiana Jones! Great fights and stunts, and comedy. Highlight-fight in the Wind Tunnel/Airplane Hanger. Hilarious! LOL ” - prestondS
Project A (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music. (105 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ This was definently a rare treat! Great fights, stunts, comedy and Jackie, Sammo hung and Yuen Biao together. Considered one of the greatest adventure movies of all time! Must see, Must own Classic! Highlight-Jackie falling from a clock tower, Jackie fight sequence on a bicycle! ” - prestondS
Project A 2 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent. (101 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ I really miss Sammo Hung and Yuen biao from the first movie, but damn those fights and stunts are some of Jackie's best! Highly recomended! Highlight-Teahouse fight, Jackie running down a falling platform. ” - prestondS
Dragons Forever (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear. (93 mins.)
“ Another classic with the great trio of kung fu!Fun movie, great fights, and comedy! Highlight-Jackie Chan's rematch with kickboxing champ Benny the jet Urquidez! ” - prestondS
Wheels on Meals (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective... (108 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
“ It's all about Sammo Hungs comedic timing, Jackie's speed and power, and Yuen biao's athletic abilities that makes this movie awesome. Great kung fu comedy! Highlight-Jackie chan vs. Benny the jet Urquidez! One of the greatest one on one face offs in kung fu movie history! ” - prestondS
Who Am I? (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why. (120 mins.)
“ Not really the greatest plot or edited Jackie Chan movie. You can tell some scenes were left out or unfinished. The movie was entertaining but not a purchase until the finale fight came! Must own for Jackie fans. Highlight-Jackie vs. two Martial artist on top of a building. Maybe the last greatest fight scene Jackie put together in his late career when compared to movies like The Medallion,The Tuxedo,The Spy next door, Rush Hour 3 LOL! ” - prestondS
Rush Hour (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Even though Jackie was not used to his full potential. This was the type of action/comedy that truly showed american audiences why Jackie Chan is in a class of his own. Fun fights but even funnier moments. Highlight-Jackie chan bar fight. ” - prestondS
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam. (90 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ As an overall movie not as good as the 1st. But the fights were a little better and still very entertaining. Highlight-Zhang zi yi beating up Chris Tucker! And even though you might be tempted stay far away from the 3rd movie! LOL ” - prestondS
The Young Master (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace... (101 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ More Old-school mayhem. An early cameo of Yuen biao having a bench fight with Jackie, fun fights with swords and fan,and fun comedy. Highlight-Jackie vs. main baddie at the end! Really good stuff! ” - prestondS
Gorgeous (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter with whom she begins to fall for instead. (121 mins.)
Director: Vincent Kok
“ Jackie chan going back to his country to show the Rush Hour film makers what kind of fight choreography they could have had in that movie. Warning this is a romantic comedy not alot of fighting but the two duels he has with martial artist Brad Allen are amazing! Highlight-Baseball bat fight/two fights with Allen ” - prestondS
Magnificent Butcher (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu... (108 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ If any one asks you what is the big deal about Sammo Hung! You start with this film! Classic Old-school kung fu comedy but when Sammo cuts loose you will be amazed for a man his size to do what he does! Highly recomended! Highlight-Sammo vs. Main baddie/Two on Two fight at Wong fei Hungs clinic. ” - prestondS
Odd Couple (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The titular 'Odd Couple' are Sammo (King of Sabres) and Lau Kar Wing (King of Spears). They compete... (97 mins.)
Director: Kar-Wing Lau
“ Sammo Hung's Odd Couple is considered to be the best display of weapons in a martial arts film. In this kung fu comedy Sammo and his rival play duel roles trying to out do each other from master to student. Highlight-Sammo vs. Rival. Must have for Sammo Fans! ” - prestondS
Warriors Two (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor. (95 mins.)
“ Warriors Two is a kung fu classic! Demonstrating Wing Chun style kung fu this movie is a definite must own! Highlight-The entire Finale including the most vicious style of Praying Mantis ever seen in a kung fu movie! ” - prestondS
San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films. (93 mins.)
“ Another example of why Sammo Hung was and still the man in this genre! Classic Old-school kung fu highlights this film! Highlight-Sammo and fellow Monk vs. Villians in the finale! Good stuff! ” - prestondS
Pedicab Driver (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love... (95 mins.)
“ If anyone asks "What is good example of a kung fu movie from the 80's?" Sammo's Pedicab Driver is a great place to start! Sammo at his best here in terms of action and comedy. Highlight-Sammo vs. Liu Chia Liang and Billy Chong ” - prestondS
Eastern Condors (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An action film about a daring commando raid into Vietnam to destroy a munitions dump left behind by American marines. (93 mins.)
“ Sammo Hung's version of the dirty dozen is very entertaining. The best shape Sammo's ever been in, Crazy violent shootouts, and great fights at the end. Also starring Yuen Biao! Highlight-Sammo vs. Yuen Wah ” - prestondS
The Prodigal Son (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately... (104 mins.)
“ The winner of best fight choreography of 1981. This is in my opinon Yuen Biao's best movie! Classic kung fu comedy from Sammo Hung, Great display of Wing Chung fighting, and a great story to boot! This is one of those movies that never gets old and you won't forget it. Highlight-Yuen vs. main baddie. Also a great performance by Lam Ching-Ying! ” - prestondS
The Iceman Cometh (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A frozen Ming Dynasty royal guard and the equally frigid rapist-killer he's tracking are thawed out in modern-day Hong Kong. (114 mins.)
“ Another great movie with Yuen biao. If there was any movie out there that showed why Yuen biao should have been a star its Iceman Cometh! Definently influenced by Highlander this action/sci fi movie is a must own for biao fans! Yuen Wah always a great over the top villian, Maggie Cheung is always a delight, and biao's acrobatics are uncanny! Highlight-Yuen biao vs. Yuen wah nuff said! ” - prestondS
Above the Law (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides... (102 mins.)
Director: Corey Yuen
“ Among the best of Yuen biao! Great fights not just from Biao but up and comer Cynthia Rothrock! Highlight-Cynthia vs. Female fighter/Yuen biao vs. Baddie. Great example of how Cynthia should have stayed in Hong Kong instead of making really bad straight to video movies in the U.S. ” - prestondS
Shanghai Express (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town... (98 mins.)
“ Millionaires or Shanghai Express is Sammo Hung's ode to the Western. A very fun kung fu comedy! A great cast of martial artist-Richard Norton,Cynthia Rothrock,Yuen Biao,Hwang Jang Lee,Yukari Oshima,Shoji Kurata,Dick Wei and more! Highlight-Sammo vs Rothrock/Yuen biao flipping off a building, landing and running away in one shot! ” - prestondS
Huang jia shi jie (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a... (93 mins.)
Director: Corey Yuen
“ Yes Madam Starring the Unknown Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock prove in this movie that the girls can do whatever the boys can. Really good fights and stunts! Could be the best female martial arts movie ever or at least top five! Highlight-Michelle Yeoh falling backwards through glass while her legs are holding her up until she grabs baddies legs and throws them off the 2nd floor/Cynthia for the first time does her trademark scorpion kick! ” - prestondS
Dynamite Fighters (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Action film about Chinese resistance after Japanese invasion in 1930's (91 mins.)
Director: David Chung
“ If Indiana Jones was a female he would be Michelle Yeoh! Fun kung fu adventure! Great fights, stunts, ect. Highlight-Michelle fighting with rope weapon! (forgot the name of weapon sorry). ” - prestondS
Wing Chun (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them... (96 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ This could be regarded as Michelle Yeoh's best film. This kung fu comedy is pretty funny and down right goofy, but with Yuen woo ping doing the action you can expect some crazy over the top wire-work and fight choreography! And probably Donnie Yen's goofiest role as well. Highlight-Michelle vs. Baddie! When you see female action like this there should be no excuses nowadays for crappy female fight movies like Streetfighter the legend of Chun Li! LOL. ” - prestondS
The Heroic Trio (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman)... (88 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Who said only Marvel and DC could make superhero movies! Yes this movie has a Hong Kong budget and the last fight finale looked like terminator gone horribly wrong. but you have to admit that this is one entertaining movie. It's comedy mixed with Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and most important of all kung fu! Great cinematography and action a must see! Highlight-3 Hot chicks kicking ass! LOL ” - prestondS
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ The greatest kung fu movie ever made or most overated kung fu movie ever? It dosen't matter which decison you make in the end the truth is it's just great movie making at it's best! Great cinematography, fight scenes, acting, story, and soundtrack! Highlight-Michelle yeoh vs. Zhang Zi Yi in weapons room. This movie forced people who made fun of this genre for years to finally take it seriously! ” - prestondS
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Another excellent movie told in a Rashamon type of way! This is one beautiful movie to look at. Great fights and story in this one. Highlight-Donnie Yen vs. Jet Li nuff said! ” - prestondS
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Yet another eye popping movie! Good fights, and performances from leads. Highlight-Forrest battles ” - prestondS
Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
“ A fun and entertaining kung fu film based off a popular comic book from Hong Kong! Some really good fight scenes from the man Donnie Yen. Keep in mind that the two other leads never kicked and used Nunchakus before until Donnie taught them for this movie! It shows you have great he is at what he does. Highlight-Fight in club/end finale ” - prestondS
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the other five and defeat any evil ones among them. (97 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ In terms of action there has been way better movies with the venoms crew then this film. But it was the characters they played which made them memorable for the US audiences. This is a kind of a who done it mystery type movie. The fights are still worth watching and you won't have any kung fu movie cred if you haven't seen this film! LOL Highlight-opening training sequence/end finale ” - prestondS
Crippled Avengers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil. (107 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ AKA Return of the 5 deadly venoms! Obviously not a sequel but as far as entertainment goes this blows the 1st one away! The storyline is over the top but we have better fights, training sequences, ect. My only beef is with the end fight vs. Chen Kuan Tai was a little slow for some reason. Other than that highly recomended! Highlight-The Venoms! ” - prestondS
The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy. (86 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Another must own venoms movie! This movie started slow but just got more over the top by the end! Great fights, fun story! Highlight-end finale ” - prestondS
The Masked Avengers (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Philip Kwok (Lizard venom) plays a repentant killer who vows to destroy the masked gang of which he was a member... (92 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ A very dark and violent venoms movie. Good story and exceptable fights until the finale came, holy Crap these guys are good! Must own venoms movie.
Highlight-End finale! ” - prestondS
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges. (98 mins.)
“ Ive always been a fan of Michael Jai White and he is great in this movie, but Ive got to admit that Mr. Scott Adkins stole this film. The Russian Character he plays is so memorable that the sequel stars only him! This is one of the best straight to video movies Ive seen in years! Good story and performances but with fight scenes that rival big budget hollywood movies! Highly recomended! Highlight-Michael vs. Scott of course ” - prestondS
Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee. (96 mins.)
“ Scott Adkins is back as Yuri Boyka. The story from the 1st movie was better but this movie is about one thing, fighting! And with Scott at the helm the fights rival the previous film! This is one of those rare movies that concentrates on the previous film villian's road to redeem himself. You never see movies like this. The only negative is his prison friend Turbo who is pretty useless in this movie due to him being only a boxer that wins his fights with a peek a boo, hide and go seek style LOL! Other than that a must see move. Highlight-Only the most complete fighter in the world of course! LOL ” - prestondS
Ninja Assassin (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan. (99 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ This movie had everything going against it. CGI blood, Hollywood trying to make a ninja movie, unoriginal plot, average actors, filmed in really dark places that makes it hard to see action etc! But if you turn your brain off and have low expectations you will like this movie! Surprisingly good action, and even though it's got CG blood Id rather have that then this movie be a watered down PG-13 film. I appreciated the violence in this movie, plus you get a Sho Kosugi bonus. Ninjasploitation lovers rejoice! LOL Highlight-end finale ” - prestondS
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He... (107 mins.)
Director: Chang Cheh
“ Maybe the last great Chang Cheh action film! Nothing new here but whoa those fights! You can even compare this movie to a video game-they fight the lower ninjas, then mini bosses, then the main boss! LOL. Still this is a must have for martial art fans old and new. The different type of ninjas are entertaining as well. Highlight-Good guy still fighting Ninjas while his intestines are hanging out of him. LOL. ” - prestondS
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament. (104 mins.)
Director: Chang Ho Cheng
“ AKA King Boxer is the 1st kung fu movie to be shown in the U.S.! The fights are really average nothing to boast about, but it's just an entertaining movie to watch. It's classic old-school with an interesting story. Some decent violence is also present as well. One of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movies. It's also very rare to see Lo-Lieh playing a hero. Highlight-The glowing red hands music theme which was featured in Kill Bill LOL! ” - prestondS
The Street Fighter (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. (91 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
“ One of the most memorable roles for Sonny Chiba! This movie received an x rating when it came out in theaters. The violence is tame compared to today's standards but it's still fun none the less. Highlight-Punching a guy in his head and it's shown in x-ray vision view LOL. Chiba's Character is pretty brutal in this movie and he's not messin around! Hey if you got to fight! Fight Dirty! ” - prestondS
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer... (101 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ The 1st movie was very Iconic and I could see why it was a huge hit back then. But this one for me was so much more entertaining action wise! Way better sword figting sequences, fun display of different weapons, fun movie. Classic Shaw Brothers film making, and for some strange reason Jimmy Wang Yu fought better with one arm on screen then with two. ” - prestondS
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he... (102 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Brand new story this time starring David Chiang! Some really entertaning fights in this one. Highly recomended! Highlight-David Chiang vs bad guys on bridge! ” - prestondS
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart? (94 mins.)
“ Two Hugely popular characters in this genre finally meet face to face. Really well done entertaining movie. The language barrier might be a little frustrating but that was the point of the movie anyway. Highly recomended! Highlight-Jimmy jumping out of burning house half on fire fighting samurai. Who will win between these two master swordsmen! Only one way to find out! ” - prestondS
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ I never thought a kung fu movie could be so interesting and entertaining with barely any kung fu in it! AKA The Master Killer Gordon Liu plays Iconic monk San Te in this Shaw Brothers classic. Even though all the fighting is at the end and the movie is basically training sequences, this is a must see, must own kung fu film. ” - prestondS
Martial Club (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When you combine "Kung-fu" Liu Chia-liang with the greatest kung-fu film character of all time, Huang Fei-hung, you get one of the finest "pure" kung-fu films ever made, with martial arts mastery in every scene. (110 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Fun kung fu film with exciting fight sequences! Gordon Liu at his best here. Highly recomended! Highlight-end battle with Lung Wei Wang in a alley way which as the fight progresses the alley gets smaller. Amazing! ” - prestondS
The Magic Blade (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Don't miss this one it is excellent. Chinese sword masters pair up to fight off yet another villain for the deadly PeacockDart. The ending is eye popping don't miss this one. Shaw Brothers come thru yet again (86 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
“ The most majestic of kung fu stars Ti Lung stars in this exciting eastern. Great fight scenes and memorable characters (Devil Grandma)! This is a must own swordplay movie. Highlight-Ti Lung's weapon, the spinning Tonfa blade! Bad Ass! ” - prestondS
Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business. (116 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Great kung fu comedy from Liu Chia Hung. Lo Lieh always playing a great villian as well in this one. One of the rare movies that actually star Hsiao Hou as the lead. Highlight-Hsiao Hou's Uncanny acrobatic ability! His skills might actually rival Yuen Biao's ” - prestondS
Dirty Ho (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins. (97 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Silly at times, goofy kung fu comedy, but with very original fight sequences! I never get tired watching this one, alot of creativity went into the fight choreography! Highlight-Drinking Wine fight/end finale. And keep in mind that Lo Lieh dosen't know martial arts when you watch this movie you'll be impressed! Classic Liu Chia Liang ” - prestondS
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but... (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Around the time when Mr. Shaw Brothers Chen Kuan Tai was a huge star this movie came out and really flipped the audience perspective on this genre. Due to the fact that things happen in this movie that didn't happen in kung fu movies back then. But the real star of this movie is the great Lo Lieh playing the now Iconic evil monk Pai Mae. A version of this character was played by Gordon Liu in Kill Bill vol. 2! Highlight-Lieh can shift his weak spot around his body LOL. ” - prestondS
Heroes of the East (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all... (105 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ A fun Kramer vs. Kramer style kung fu movie! A great display of Japanese style martial arts and Chinese style! Highly recomended! Highlight-Gordon Liu vs. Shoji Kurata nuff said! ” - prestondS
Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence. (109 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ This is one kung fu movie with all the bells and whistles! A great comedic performance by Alexander fu sheng, great fight scenes and more! Highlight-End fight between brothers literally! They use every weapon in the book except the kitching sink! Must see movie! ” - prestondS
My Young Auntie (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Cheng Tai-Nan (Kara Hui) is an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more... (121 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Perfect showcase why Kara Hui deserved the title of kung fu queen. A fun tradition vs. modern times comedy. But when the action starts especially at the end, hold on. Highlight-Liu Chia Liang vs. Lung Wei Wang ” - prestondS
Fists of the White Lotus (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus. (95 mins.)
Director: Lieh Lo
“ AKA Fist of the White Lotus is action packed from start to finish! A remake of Executioners from Shaolin directed by Lo Lieh.This is a very serious but somtimes comedic (Kara Hui teaching Gordon Liu Feminine style martial arts) kung fu spectacle. Must see must own old-school classic! Highlight-Gordon vs. Lo Lieh's minions ” - prestondS
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
“ The 1st true R rated comic book movie! Really good action and excitement! Highly recomended! Highlight-Club fight/Finale ” - prestondS
Blade II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires. (117 mins.)
“ When the 1st blade came out in theaters it gave me the action satisfaction I was craving, so I saw it 3 times! When I saw this I was like wow this movie took what was good in the 1st one and cranked it up to 11! A superior sequel! Highlight-Blade vs. Villian ” - prestondS
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ It could be argued that this movie was overated when it came out. But you have to keep in mind that at the time nobody in the U.S. has seen action like this before. This was the Wachowski's ode to Kung fu movies, John Woo action scenes and Japanese anime! You can thank Yuen Woo Ping for creating some great wire-fu and fight choreography in this one even though stiff, wirey, goofy looking Keanu Reeves is doing it. I know kung fu LOL! ” - prestondS
Dong kai ji (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Based on one of China's enduring epic novels, written in the 14th century, "All Men Are Brothers" continues... (101 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang, Wu Ma
“ The sequel to the popular Water Margin film. Totally kicks that movies ass in terms of action. David Chiang and Ti lung are always great together. Good Stuff. Highlight-Violence ” - prestondS
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast. (142 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
“ Had no Idea what this French movie was about when I saw the trailer on tv. A friend of mine wanted to see it, so he dragged me to a small unknown independent theater that was playing it. I was blown away by this movie! It's Visually stunning, good performances, great action, and combined several different genres(martial arts, horror, fantasy). Very different and original action film. Highlight-Mark Dacascos/End Finale ” - prestondS
The Assassin (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(121 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ When Jimmy Wang Yu was the man he could not be stopped. Entertaining revenge movie. Even though Jimmy has both arms there is still a big enough body count in the film to enjoy it. Highlight-End finale ” - prestondS
The Avenging Eagle (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly... (90 mins.)
Director: Chung Sun
“ Alexander Fu sheng and Ti Lung star in this entertaining kung fu epic! The very underated character actor Ku Feng always playing a great villian, while the two younger kung fu stars do their thing. Highlight-end finale ” - prestondS
Chinatown Kid (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems... (115 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ A very entertaining modern day kung fu comedy. Also one of the more popular Alexander Fu sheng films in america. The fights are not mind blowing but yet still fun to watch! It's fun seeing early cameo's of the venoms crew as well. I recomend trying to find the director's cut version of this film only. It had a more violent and dramatic ending. Highlight-end finale ” - prestondS
The Bare-Footed Kid (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A poor barefoot young man from the country arrives in the city to start work with the friend of his dead father... (90 mins.)
“ New comer Aaron Kwok teams up with kung fu veteran Ti Lung and makes a very entertaining movie. ” - prestondS
The City of Violence (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral... (92 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
“ It's Koreas Answer to Kill Bill! A very entertaining action film with some really funny moments. And there is even an ode to the film the Warriors! Score major points for that one! Highlight-End Finale ” - prestondS
Red Cliff (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
Red Cliff II (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu... (142 mins.)
Director: John Woo
The Warlords (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval... (126 mins.)
“ A remake of classic Shaw Brothers movie Blood Brothers starring Ti lung, David Chiang, and Chen Kwan Tai. Mostly a drama with a good story, great cinematography, and acting. But there is also some good action set pieces worth mentioning as well. Highly recomended martial arts drama! Highlight-Jet Li ” - prestondS
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Sanjuro (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Boxer from Shantung (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique. (94 mins.)
Fo zhang luo han quan (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain... (90 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
7 Grandmasters (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kuo
Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy... (94 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production... (99 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Gordon Liu Chia-hui reprises his famous Monk San Te role as he tries to support and protect Shaolin her Fang Shih-yu who purposely attacks corrupt Ching officials. Fights by legendary action director Liu Chia-liang are to die for. (90 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An apprentice farmer (Sammo Hung) ventures to the city and helps his family battle a gang of thugs. (100 mins.)
Shou hu fei long (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Chia Yung Liu
Dreadnaught (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise... (91 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte... (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Spooky Encounters (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring... (102 mins.)
Fatal Contact (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Law
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across. (93 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
The Flag of Iron (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When director Chang Chen found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were... (113 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang