my favourite kung fu flicks

this is a list of one of my favourite genres, the high flying ass kickery of martial arts movies. in no particular order
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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
The Accidental Spy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures... (108 mins.)
Director: Teddy Chan
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
 
6.
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu... (98 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
 
7.
Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling) (122 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
8.
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
 
9.
The Devil's Sword (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The DEVIL'S SWORD lies hidden in a secret cave inside Devils Mountain, everything evil will fight to the death for it... (90 mins.)
Director: Ratno Timoer
 
10.
Moonlight Sword and Jade Lion (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Feisty ace martial artist Chu Siew Yen promises her teacher that she will find his missing brother.... (94 mins.)
Director: Karl Liao
 
11.
The Bloody Fists (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A band of evil Japanese martial artists want to possess all the dragon herb in a small Chinese village. It's up to fugitive loner and ace karate fighter Jang Wu-dip to stop these nefarious marauders. (94 mins.)
Director: See-Yuen Ng
 
12.
Fang Shi Yu (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A gifted but proud young martial arts student injures and kills an opponent. In retaliation , his father is killed. The young student vows revenge and begins to prepare for his epic face-off. (90 mins.)
Director: Yang Ming Tsai
 
13.
The Sword of Doom (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. (119 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
14.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures. (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
15.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death. (95 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
16.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. (89 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
17.
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out. (83 mins.)
 
18.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Five warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each holds a part of information needed to complete the assassination of a mad clan leader. (89 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
19.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge. (81 mins.)
Director: Buichi Saitô
 
20.
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
 
21.
Zatoichi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda. (116 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
22.
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side? (79 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
23.
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
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Shaolin vs. Evil Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
The plot thickens as the heroes, Pak and Hak, discover a horrible plan by the evil genius "DR.Magma" as he makes the evil dead come to life and fight the Shaolin monks that have mastered the art of fighting. (94 mins.)
Director: Douglas Kung
 
26.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
27.
Fearless Hyena 2 (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A pair of evil gung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood.... (92 mins.)
Director: Chuan Chen
 
28.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
30.
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
 
31.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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... (98 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
32.
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
 
33.
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
 
34.
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
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. (108 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
38.
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters. (100 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
 
39.
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
 
40.
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
 
41.
Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent. (109 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
42.
Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time... (102 mins.)
Director: Sammo Hung
 
43.
Little Mad Guy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jackie Chan's brother stars in this awesome kung fu comedy. Little Fatty is with his uncle, Marshal Ma... (90 mins.)
Director: Singloy Wang
 
44.
Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Jackie witnesses his father's death by the skilled hands of a martial arts master with an unknown killing technique... (106 mins.)
Director: Chi-Hwa Chen
 
45.
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
 
46.
Game of Death (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
 
47.
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
 
48.
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
 
49.
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
 
50.
Stroke of Death (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A small-time crook goes in search of the other half of a wooden keepsake which will lead him to the legendary kung fu technique of the Gibbon Clan Fist. (89 mins.)
Director: Mar Lo
 
51.
The Victim (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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... (89 mins.)
 
52.
Swordsman with an Umbrella (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Hung Shih
 
53.
The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding... (95 mins.)
 
54.
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
 
55.
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
 
56.
Black Mask (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
 
57.
Snake Fist Fighter (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice... (80 mins.)
 
58.
Karate Kiba (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference... (87 mins.)
 
59.
Legend of Eight Samurai (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they? (133 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
60.
Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan... (117 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
 
61.
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
 
62.
Sister Street Fighter (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring... (92 mins.)
 
63.
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound... (83 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
 
64.
The 36 Crazy Fists (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young man decides to learn Kung Fu to avenge the death of his father, a peaceful shopkeeper who was... (90 mins.)
Director: Chi-Hwa Chen
 
65.
Jade Dagger Ninja (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Chao-Yung Li
 
66.
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
 
67.
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital... (95 mins.)
Director: Hsin-Yen Chang
 
68.
Karate Bullfighter (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This movie is based on the true life story of a Korean fighter named Choi Bae-dal (who later changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama), the founder of Kyokushin Karate in Japan. (85 mins.)
 
69.
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (104 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
 
70.
Samurai Fiction (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A noble young samurai searches for a thief who has stolen a precious treasure and killed one of his clansmen and meets an older samurai who tries to deter him from the violence of revenge. (111 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Nakano
 
71.
Azumi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart. (128 mins.)
 
72.
New Police Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets. (123 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
73.
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
 
74.
Flash Point (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger. (88 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
75.
Zatoichi: The Last (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.
Director: Junji Sakamoto