Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting.....by sushant_v1 | created - 21 Mar 2011 | updated - 04 May 2015 | Public
List of some kickass kungfu flicks from the 70's and 80's. (I have intentionally avoided mentioning the more popular kung fu flicks starring Jackie Chan , Jet Li etc..)
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1. The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen.
2. Heroes of the East (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 »
Chinese Kung Fu vs Japanese martial arts , One of Gordon Liu's best.
4. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »
5. A Touch of Zen (1971)
Not Rated | 200 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.
A true epic . Brilliant story , choreography and action. One of Time Magazine's 100 greatest movies of the Century also first of its kind to make a mark at Cannes Film Festival.
8. 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 »
9. Five Fingers of Death (1972)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.
Said to be the film that brought the kung fu craze to the West.Also the one that gave the signature tune for Kill Bill years later.
11. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
Sequel to the One Armed Boxer , but there is no significant continuity. This is also considered far more entertaining. Really wacky action.
12. 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 »
13. Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1985)
90 min | Action, Comedy
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.
15. The Deadly Duo (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Drama
A prince of the Sung Dynasty has been taken prisoner by Ching invaders and is being held in an impenetrable fortress by elite men of the Ching. A group of fighters loyal to the Sung set out... See full summary »
16. Two Champions of Death (1980)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama
The Wu Tang chief sends out his men, each of whom is given a symbol so they can recognize each other. The largest is given to Lee, whom the others are to obey.
17. 7 Grandmasters (1977)
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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.
19. Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »
20. My Young Auntie (1981)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Comedy
Cheng Tai-Nan (Kara Hui) is an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more than to protect his vast wealth from his selfish, conniving nephew, Yung-Sheng. ... See full summary »
In the list for the gorgeoussssss Kara Hui !!
21. Drunken Tai Chi (1984)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy
A spoiled young man - on the run from a ruthless killer - hooks up with a puppeteer and his wife who are masters of the art of tai chi; the only style that can defeat the killer.
22. Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy
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.
24. The Prodigal Son (1981)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy
A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »
25. Fo zhang luo han quan (1980)
90 min | Action
Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain. When Shang begins looking into the crime,... See full summary »
26. A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box (1995)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »
27. A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella (1995)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny.
29. Pedicab Driver (1989)
95 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a ... See full summary »
30. Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure
After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »
31. The Magic Blade (1976)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Drama
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
34. Cai li fa xiao zi (1976)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama
International favorite Alexander Fu Sheng cemented his stardom in this, the fourth film in his esteemed director's "Shaolin" series. Fu gives both a great dramatic and kung-fu performance ... See full summary »
35. Warriors Two (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.
37. The Bride with White Hair (1993)
92 min | Action, Fantasy, Romance
Cho Yat-Hang, the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against an evil cult, falls in forbidden love with Lien Ni-Chang, a killer for the evil cult.
Unlike the other regular kung fu movies on the list , this has a strong love story very integral to the plot....
39. Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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.