2o Years of Shaw Brothers Swordswingers & Kung Fu Artistsby Marcel Bordon | created - 30 Oct 2015 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
This list includes all Shaw Brothers Martial Arts - Kung Fu - WuXia Movies made in Hong Kong from 1965 - 1986.
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1. Temple of the Red Lotus (1965)
95 min | Action, Drama
Jimmy Wang Yu plays a young kid who heads off to Dragon Valley to meet the childhood friend who was promised as his bride. When he gets there, he finds that the family of the bride might ... See full summary »
2. The Twin Swords (1965)
100 min | Adventure, Drama
Xiaowu and Lianzhu are eloping together when they find some women being captured. They set off to help but fall into a series of traps set by the Red Lotus Clan. Lianzhu is captured by ... See full summary »
3. The Magnificent Trio (1966)
103 min | Action, Drama, Romance
During the late Ming Dynasty a heroic swordsman named Lu Fang (Jimmy Wang Yu) returns from battle to discover that several poor farmers have kidnapped a ruthless local magistrate's only ... See full summary »
6. Wen Suchen (1966)
During the Ming Dynasty in China, King Jing entered in an agreement with Imperial Eunuch Pei to increase his power and influence in southern China with the ultimate goal being to usurp the ... See full summary »
7. The Assassin (1967)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama
Nieh Cheng (Wang Yu) lives and wants to die by the Junzi code. Yen Chung Tzu (Tien Feng) seeks him out for an act of revenge. Nieh's promise to his mom prevents him from agreeing. When she passes, Nieh seeks to fulfill his destiny.
8. Dao jian (1967)
Experienced heroine Li Li-Hua plays a swords-woman out to reclaim her murdered husband's "Green Sword," the sharpest blade in the world. The lovely Li Ching plays the role of Li Li-hua's ... See full summary »
9. Trail of the Broken Blade (1967)
104 min | Musical, Drama, Action
A young aristocratic knight Li Yueh renounces his sword, identity and the woman he loves after going on the lam for assassinating a corrupt official responsible for his father's demise. ... See full summary »
10. 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.
11. Meng mian da xia (1967)
120 min | Action
A romantic Han Dynasty adventure epic of a dying Emperor, an Evil Queen, a beautiful Princess, a dastardly royal nephew, and a masked hero, with plots and counter-plots galore, complete with cliffhangers and last-second rescues.
12. The Cave of the Silken Web (1967)
82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Cave of Silken Web is the third installment in Shaw Brothers series from the Chinese classic tale Journey to the West. The monk Tripitaka and his three protector/companions, Monkey, Pigsy, ... See full summary »
13. The Sword and the Lute (1967)
87 min | Adventure, Drama
The Sword and the Lute sees the Gan family mostly now in seclusion after the end of the previous film, The Twin Swords. The twin swords of the previous film are transporting a deadly Lute ... See full summary »
14. Qi xia wu yi (1967)
97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
During the Song dynasty, after the upright prefect Bao Zheng executed Pang Yu for embezzlement, the grand tutor Pang Ji sent assassins to avenge his son's death. A chivalrous man, Zhan Zhao... See full summary »
15. Ru xia (1967)
Action, Adventure, Romance
A young swordsman is tasked to lead a patriotic secret society to fight a traitorous general who conspired with the enemy to invade their country. In due course, he meets two pretty sisters... See full summary »
16. Shen jian zhen jiang hu (1967)
90 min | Action, Adventure
A clan sends out two of their members (Lo Lieh and Chang Yi) to retrieve a powerful sword to prevent its misuse. Along the way they encounter a skilled swords-woman who is also after the ... See full summary »
18. The Bells of Death (1968)
84 min | Action, Drama
Wei Fu is a seemingly unremarkable woodcutter but when his family is wiped out by psychotic marauders, Wei undertakes extensive martial arts training at the hands of an expert swordsman and sets out to exact revenge on the evildoers.
19. Guai xia (1968)
80 min | Action, Drama
Lone swordsman Jiang Dan-Feng is ambushed by a pair of bandits and quickly take care of them. One of them, as he is dying, asks Jiang to take his personal effects to his sister.
21. Golden Swallow (1968)
R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink with Me in this ... See full summary »
23. The Sword of Swords (1968)
106 min | Action, Drama
Jimmy Wang Yu had just exploded into superstardom as The One-armed Swordsman when he teamed with legendary choreographers Lau Kar-leung and Tang Chia for this exciting tale of master ... See full summary »
24. The Fastest Sword (1968)
84 min | Adventure, Drama
"The Fastest Sword of the South" Ding Menghao is challenged to a duel by an 80 year old monk armed with a long smoking pipe. If Ding wins the monk will be his servant and if the monk wins Ding has to do what the monk says.
28. Have Sword Will Travel (1969)
101 min | Action, Drama, History
Ying Ke-Feng, head of Peerless Manor, is an expert swordsman whose escort business transports 200,000 taels of silver to the capital each year. This year, however, he is afflicted with an ... See full summary »
29. 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. Vengeance Is a Golden Blade (1969)
98 min | Action, Drama
Li Zhishan is a rich man, but wealth cannot keep the loyalties of his wife, who has been visiting the bed of a rival. She helps plot against him, and the Vicious Long Brothers invade his ... See full summary »
32. Hu dan (1969)
108 min | Action
After the Ming Emperor is overthrown, a traitorous martial arts clan attacks the society and forces two inexperienced swordsmen to flee and begin a dangerous journey in search of allies.
35. The Golden Sword (1969)
100 min | Action, Drama
Bai Yu Lung's father mysteriously disappears one night, and for 10 years Bai searches for him in vain. Finally, he decides to head to the far northern part of the country with the hope that he can find a clue in that region.
36. Twelve Deadly Coins (1969)
84 min | Action
An escort team was on a perilous journey to transport some gold. When they were ambushed by a gang of thieves and their gold shipment was robbed, a formidable student of the escort agency set off to the bandits' hideout.
37. The Invincible Fist (1969)
PG | 93 min | Action, Drama
Here Lo Lieh (future international star of King Boxer) plays a dedicated chief constable for Tsang Chou village, who falls in love with the blind daughter of a bandit who is wreaking havoc.
38. Yan niang (1969)
76 min | Action, Drama
Ming dynasty traitors have sent a secret message in a jade goddess statuette, containing their plans of treason to help tribal warlords usurp power from the Ming government.
39. Yin yang dao (1969)
87 min | Action
A kung fu knight walks the road to vengeance after the evil Ghost Gang kills his wife and son. The swordsman known as "Twin Blades" must take on a quartet of color-coded cutthroats to set things right.
41. Cha chi hu (1970)
93 min | Action, Adventure
Once, the King of Martial Arts wrote a manual of all skills but, in order to prevent it being held by one person he split the manual into two parts - one holding all the even numbered pages... See full summary »
42. Da luo jian xia (1970)
78 min | Action
The noble Liu family are separated when bandits besiege their city, and some treasure goes missing. Many years later, a group of youngsters are tasked with finding the treasure and a Liu family heir. A swordsman gets caught up in the tale.
43. E lang gu (1970)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure
In this stirring saga of the "Martial Arts World," Lo Lieh plays a righteous swordsman trying to protect another hero's wife and daughter from a corrupt minister's murderous plans...two ... See full summary »
44. Lady of Steel (1970)
A young swordswoman named Fang Ying-qi sets out to join a gathering of the martial world's leading warriors under the banner of Lord Xia and the Flying Dragon Clan. Their mission is to defend their country against invading forces.
45. Jiang hu san nu xia (1970)
103 min | Action
The plot follows the titular sisters, Ruo Lien, Ruo Lan and Ruo Mei whose clan protects the famous mighty steel sword, a powerful weapon much sought after by their rivals, in particular the... See full summary »
46. The Golden Knight (1970)
Action, Adventure, Drama
After her father's murder at the hands of the Golden Knight organization, Yu Fei-Hsia is accused of killing a clan member in vengeance. To prove her innocence she has to track down the real killer.
47. The Hammer of God (1970)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't ... See full summary »
48. Nu xia mai ren tou (1970)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure