The Best Kung-Fu Moviesby ribinfo | created - 08 May 2012 | updated - 22 Jul 2013 | Public
these are my personal favorites & I watch new Kung fu movies all the time so ill be updating this regularly.
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1. Fei lung mang jeung (1988)
TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
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.
heroes of the east is actually my favorite.this is #2
2. Zhong hua zhang fu (1978)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »
3. Za jia xiao zi (1979)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.
The training sequences in this are absolutely nuts and its Easily the most underrated movie on the list.and probably the funniest of the ones on here as well.its great all through out but it get a little stupid towards the end.but thats all good stuff any ways
6. Kuai can che (1984)
TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in... See full summary »
10. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.
Votes: 37,874 | Gross: $11.55M
11. Yip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
By far the best of the decade.
13. Police Story (1985)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
more of action movie rather than a kung fu.but the last mall fight scene is just amazing.but the real reason i put it on the list for jackies best.stunt."The Pole Slide"
14. Five Fingers of Death (1972)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.
An obvious and big inspiration the kill bill movies
15. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy
Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train ... See full summary »
17. Drunken Master (1978)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy
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.
18. Zan xian sheng yu zhao qian Hua (1978)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama
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.
19. Ying zhao tie bu shan (1977)
90 min | Action, Drama
Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that ... See full summary »
20. Merantau (2009)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama
In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the ... See full summary »
21. Lin Shi Rong (1979)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »
23. Yong zhe wu ju (1981)
91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One... See full summary »
24. Five Element Ninjas (1982)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama
A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »
25. Shen bu you ji (1980)
Unrated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Chung Yao, a martial arts expert, has long been on the run from his stepbrother, who he caught trying to rape his wife on their wedding night. His brother has never given up the chase ... See full summary »
26. Kung Fu Invaders (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, History
Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.
27. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 64,706 | Gross: $4.56M
28. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.
Votes: 33,209 | Gross: $32.39M
29. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.
30. Dragon Strike (1982)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves.
34. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 830,468 | Gross: $70.10M
35. Shi di chu ma (1980)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »
36. Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
94 min | Action, Comedy
A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from ... See full summary »
37. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau (1993)
PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 14,008 | Gross: $14.68M
38. Hong quan xiao zi (1975)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama
Impetuous young martial arts master Kuan takes a job at a textile factory where another disciple of the revered Shaolin discipline warns him about the rival Manchu clan, who run another nearby mill.
41. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 231,060 | Gross: $128.08M
42. Chocolate (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Votes: 15,972 | Gross: $0.01M
44. Billy Jack (1971)
GP | 114 min | Action, Drama
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
Votes: 4,801 | Gross: $98.00M
46. Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy
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. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers ... See full summary »
47. Game of Death II (1981)
R | 86 min | Action, Mystery
While investigating his friend Chin Ku's (Hwang Jang Lee) death, martial artist Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) is killed. His younger brother, Bobby Lo (Kim Tai Chung), investigates both deaths. His ... See full summary »
48. Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Jefferson's honeymoon night in Hong Kong will be troubled by a number of people wishing to get hold of a Bouddha statuette that the husband offered her when window-shopping that day. ... See full summary »
49. Meng hu dou kuang long (1974)
92 min | Action, Drama
Returning home from being abroad, Tang Kin Ko discovers his family has been killed and his sister is missing. Tang is determined to find the killer and the disappearance of his sister, so ... See full summary »
51. Li san jiao wei zhen di yu men (1977)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy
It's one of the "Bruceploitation" films that were made to cash in on Bruce Lee after his death. The story follows Bruce Lee after he dies and ends up in Hell. Once there, he does the ... See full summary »
A absolutely hilarious bruceploitation movie.that spoofs just about everything.