best kung fu films

Not all strictly kung fu films, but All great movies, watch them.
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1.
Mr. Vampire (1985)
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The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
 
2.
Spooky Encounters (1980)
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Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring... (102 mins.)
 
3.
The Young Master (1980)
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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
 
4.
Drunken Master (1978)
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An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
5.
Wheels on Meals (1984)
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Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective... (108 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
 
6.
The Prodigal Son (1981)
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately... (104 mins.)
 
7.
Dragons Forever (1988)
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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.)
 
8.
Project A (1983)
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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
 
9.
Huo Yuan-Jia (1982)
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The story of "Fok Yun Gap" also know as "Hou Yuan Chia" one of China's greatest marital artists. (89 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
10.
The Streetfighter (1974)
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. (91 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
 
11.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
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A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
 
12.
Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
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An ex-cop and divorce lawyer team up with a gangster to clear their names after getting involved in a dirty money scheme led by a vicious money launderer, who plans to expand his business and wipe out anyone who stands in his way. (95 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
13.
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
14.
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
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Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
15.
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
 
16.
Fist of Legend (1994)
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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
 
17.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
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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
 
18.
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
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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
 
19.
One-Armed Boxer (1972)
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After his schoolmate and master is killed and he loses an arm, student Tien Lung has to learn the art of one-arm boxing. (89 mins.)
Director: Yu Wang
 
20.
Police Story (1985)
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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.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
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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
 
23.
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
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Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe. (95 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
24.
The Big Boss (1971)
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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
 
25.
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
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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
 
26.
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
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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
 
27.
Armour of God (1986)
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Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks. (88 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Tiger on Beat (1988)
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A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker. (88 mins.)
Director: Lau Kar Leung
 
30.
Last Hero in China (1993)
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Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme... (111 mins.)
 
31.
The Killer (1989)
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A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ more gun play than kung fu ” - stevegoodhand
 
32.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ more gun play than kung fu ” - stevegoodhand
 
33.
God of Gamblers (1989)
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A master gambler loses his memory, and is befriended by a street hustler who discovers his supernatural gambling abilities. (126 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ more gun play than kung fu ” - stevegoodhand
 
34.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
35.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
36.
13 Assassins (2010)
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A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (141 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ sword play ” - stevegoodhand
 
37.
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
“ watch the lot, great story ” - stevegoodhand
 
38.
Karate for Life (1977)
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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. (91 mins.)
 
39.
Black Belt (2007)
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A Karate masters three students compete for to be the new master against events of historical events. (95 mins.)
 
40.
Azumi (2003)
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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.)
 
41.
The Victim (1980)
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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.)
 
42.
Yojimbo (1961)
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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
“ not kung fu but please watch as much Akira Kurosawa as possible :) ” - stevegoodhand
 
43.
Eastern Condors (1987)
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An action film about a daring commando raid into Vietnam to destroy a munitions dump left behind by American marines. (93 mins.)
 
44.
Ip Man (2008)
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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