TOP 20 SHAW BROTHERS Martial arts films.

The Famed Shaw studio was at its heights during the 70s and early 80s. It brought us some of the greatest kungfu/wuxia films to date. A huge list of stars careers began at this studio. So heres the best that runme shaw and run run gave us. If you want to get into the shaw studios , then these 20 i beleive are the best kung fu / wuxia films.

Their are soo many more, some are missing.
Some due to IMDB not having box cover or an english name [which ive translated some].

worthy mentions
The assassin 1967
new one armed swordsman
deadly duo
the water margin
return of the sentimental swordsman

few others
But their is a huge libary of fantastic films.
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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.
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
“ KING BOXER AKA FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH .
one of the first kung fu films to be shown to the west. ” - p-rabs
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
“ Magic blade, fames wuxia film , exellent starring Ti lung . ” - p-rabs
 
5.
Come Drink with Me (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange. (91 mins.)
Director: King Chuan
 
6.
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
“ 8 diagram pole fighter ” - p-rabs
 
7.
Killer Clans (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue... (91 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
 
8.
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 previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them. (97 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
9.
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
 
10.
Invincible Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach... (98 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
11.
My Young Auntie (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
 
12.
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
“ Dirty Ho
lol
what a name.. ” - p-rabs
 
13.
The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen. (111 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
14.
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.)
“ Boxer from shantung .. one of chen kuan tais breakthroughs ” - p-rabs
 
15.
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
“ shaolin challenges ninja ” - p-rabs
 
16.
The Flying Guillotine (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events... (111 mins.)
Director: Meng Hua Ho
 
17.
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
“ legendary weapons of china ” - p-rabs
 
18.
The Heroic Ones (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine... (117 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Ignore the IMDB box cover.
Heroic ones featuring , , Ti lung. david chiang ” - p-rabs
 
19.
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
“ return to the 36th chamber ” - p-rabs
 
20.
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