10/10 CLASSIC OLD SKCHOOL KUNG FU MOVIES

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1. Legend of a Fighter (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, History

The story of "Fok Yun Gap" also know as "Hou Yuan Chia" one of China's greatest marital artists.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Yao Lin Chen, Yeh Fang, Fung Fung, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 485

2. The Delightful Forest (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou. At the prison camp, Shih En, son of the camp commander, ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Lung Ti, Mu Chu, Ching Tien, Feng Yu

Votes: 239

3. Challenge of the Masters (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Yue Wong, Lily Li

Votes: 430

4. 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 (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 32,637

5. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy

Chien Fu (Jackie Chan) is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung fu school. Fu can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day, an old man helps Fu train ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 9,746

6. Shaolin vs. Lama (1983)

88 min | Action, Drama

Skilled fighter Sung Li Ting is looking for a Kung Fu master who can beat him in battle and teach him new techniques. Shaolin monk Shao Si Yer introduces Sung Li to the Shaolin teachings, ... See full summary »

Director: Tso Nam Lee | Stars: Chi Ping Chang, Yi Tao Chang, Hou Hua Chen, Kuo Chung Ching

Votes: 512

7. Iron Fisted Monk (1977)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Sing Chen, James Tien, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 589

8. The Magnificent Butcher (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 »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tak-Hing Kwan, Biao Yuen, Pai Wei

Votes: 1,962

9. The Young Master (1980)

PG-13 | 105 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 »

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

Votes: 5,901

10. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu, Norman Chu

Votes: 13,138

11. Shaolin Temple (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Hai Yu, Chenghui Yu, Lan Ding

Votes: 3,671

12. Knockabout (1979)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The brothers and small time crooks Yipao and Taipao convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Chia Yung Liu, Biao Yuen, Kuang Yu Wang

Votes: 1,064

13. Born Invincible (1978)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action

Two warlord chiefs, a ton-fa wielder who can destroy an opponents weapon and a Tai Chi expert that is impervious to weapons, send a pair of killers to track down and kill an old master ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Carter Wong, Lieh Lo, Kuan-Wu Lung, Jack Long

Votes: 374

14. Mantis Fist Fighter (1980)

89 min | Action, Comedy

Ah Chi (Ka-Yan Leung) is obsessed with the martial arts and, more often than not, his kung-fu clowning gets him into trouble. One day he gets into a fight defending the locals from a ... See full summary »

Director: Wing-Cho Yip | Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Yi Lung Huang, Feng Cheng, Fu-Chien Chang

Votes: 203 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Bloody Monkey Master (1977)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action

Iron is the son of a rebel leader, but prefers to spend his days gambling and getting into fights. When his father's group is arrested and executed, Iron is forced to flee and hide in the ... See full summary »

Director: Kuan Tai Chen | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Kuan-Chun Chi, Chia-Lin Sun, Kang Chin

Votes: 336

16. Ninja Checkmate (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama

Supposedly dead, embittered former official, The Ghost Face Killer has returned and seeking revenge on those martial arts masters than once opposed him - his name is infamous and his Five ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Jack Long, Yi-Min Li, Kuan-Wu Lung, Siu Tin Yuen

Votes: 436

17. 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.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Casanova Wong, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Chia Yung Liu

Votes: 1,037

18. 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.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Hsin Fang, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 403

19. Five Fingers of Death (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong | Stars: Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao, Chin-Feng Wang

Votes: 2,575

20. Raiders of the Shaolin Temple (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Drama

The Wu Tang seek to destroy the Shaolin Temple. The monks of Shaolin pin their hopes on a lone disciple to hold back the Wu horde. Training him are various teachers, including two crippled masters.

Director: Hao Fang | Stars: Sonny Yu, Yung-Hsin Chao, Ying Bai, Shao-Peng Chen

Votes: 130

21. 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.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang, Yin-Tze Pan

Votes: 2,585

22. Death Duel (1977)

90 min | Drama, Action

The Third Master (Erh Tung Sheng, aka Derek Yee, in the role that launched his career) is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Tung-Shing Yee, On-On Yu, Ping Chen, Yun Ling

Votes: 410

23. 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 »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu, Lily Li, Kara Wai

Votes: 2,289

24. The Water Margin (1972)

R | 81 min | Action, Drama

Tells the story of the 108 Heroes who stood up against a corrupt government. Each hero has his own unique fighting skill, but they are all willing to die to uphold justice.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, Wu Ma | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen, Chung Wang

Votes: 573

25. 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 »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Yuka Mizuno, Yasuaki Kurata, Naozo Kato

Votes: 1,827

26. The Invincible Armour (1977)

Unrated | 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 »

Director: See-Yuen Ng | Stars: John Liu, Jung-Lee Hwang, Chiang Wang, Hsin Hsing Kuo

Votes: 680

27. Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Drama

A son tries to avenge his father, and gets two sword fighters to help him.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Pai Wei, Damian Lau, Kong Lau, Chiu-Hua Wei

Votes: 1,218

28. 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.

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Yi-Min Li, Jack Long, Kuan-Wu Lung, Nancy Yen

Votes: 692

29. The Victim (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 »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Yi Chang, Fanny Wang

Votes: 505

30. Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981)

90 min | Action

A country bumpkin arrives to help his brother's rice business. Things get out of hand while a rival company becomes corrupt. The bumpkin, an ace martial artist, fights off the rivals. ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-Kyo Park | Stars: Jung-Lee Hwang, Mei Sheng Fan, Eddy Ko, Chiang Wang

Votes: 131

31. Kids from Shaolin (1984)

TV-14 | 99 min | Action, Comedy

Romance blossoms between two rival families practicing Shaolin and Wudang kungfu respectively. despite familial opposition - until they overcome a gang of scheming bandits together.

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Qiuyan Huang, Chunhua Ji

Votes: 1,394

32. Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Yi Ling Chen, Chia-Hui Liu

Votes: 329



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