2o Years of Shaw Brothers Swordswingers & Kung Fu Artists

by 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 »

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Ping Chin, Jimmy Wang Yu, Bo-Bo Fung, Ivy Ling Po

Votes: 152

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 »

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Ping Chin, Jimmy Wang Yu, Bo-Bo Fung, Lieh Lo

Votes: 78

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 »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Ping Chin, Margaret Tu Chuan, Fanny Fan, Jimmy Wang Yu

Votes: 334

4. Come Drink with Me (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime

A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Chih-Ching Yang, Hung Lieh Chen

Votes: 3,351

5. Princess Iron Fan (1966)

Adventure, Fantasy

The Monkey King and his gang are confronted by the evil Princess Iron Fan, Madam White Bone and her two sexy sisters.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Pat Ting Hung, Fan Ho, Hua Yueh, Pei-Pei Cheng

Votes: 56

6. Wen Suchen (1966)

Action, Adventure

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 »

Director: Chun Hsieh | Stars: Chuang Chiao, Lily Ho, Ching Lee, Lei Cheng

Votes: 48

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.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Hsiang Chun Li, Feng Tien

Votes: 151

8. Dao jian (1967)

89 min

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 »

Director: Feng Yueh | Stars: Li Hua Li, Ching Lee, Chuang Chiao, Hung Lieh Chen

Votes: 36

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 »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Ping Chin, Chuang Chiao, Chiao Chiao

Votes: 100

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.

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

Votes: 2,601

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.

Director: Chun Yen | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Yin Fang, No-shik Park, Allison Chang Yen

Votes: 25

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 »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Chien Yu, Liang Hua Liu, Meng Tien, Shirley Huang

Votes: 137

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 »

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Ping Chin, Margaret Hsing Hui, Lily Ho

Votes: 67

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 »

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Pat Ting Hung, Chuang Chiao, Yi Chang, Lieh Lo

Votes: 50

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 »

Director: Li Kao | Stars: Yi Chang, Jeanette Yu Wei, Pei-Pei Shu, Chiao Chiao

Votes: 31

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 »

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Yi Chang, Pei-Pei Shu, Lieh Lo

Votes: 50

17. Duan hun gu (1968)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action

A hired killer unknowingly makes friends with the man he's been sent to assassinate.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Hua Yueh, Chien Yu, Hung Lieh Chen, Kun Li

Votes: 40

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.

Director: Feng Yueh | Stars: Yi Chang, Ping Chin, Hsin Yen Chao, Kau Lam

Votes: 200

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.

Directors: Kang Cheng, Feng Yueh | Stars: Chung-Hsin Huang, Pei-Pei Shu, Miao Ching, Feng Tien

Votes: 46

20. Hong la jiao (1968)

92 min | Adventure

The bandits of Hulu Valley murder the chief of Mei Clan while searching for a treasure map.

Director: Chun Yen | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Liang Chen, Lily Li, Hsin Yen Chao

Votes: 46

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 »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Jimmy Wang Yu, Lieh Lo, Hsin Yen Chao

Votes: 562

22. The Land of Many Perfumes (1968)

82 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The Monk, Monkey and Pigsy find themselves in the title realm, where women can only give birth to women.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Yin Fang, Hsiang Chun Li, Fan Ho, Peng Peng

Votes: 34

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 »

Director: Kang Cheng | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Pei-Pei Shu, Chung-Hsin Huang, Feng Tien

Votes: 143

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.

Director: Lei Pan | Stars: Ping Lu, Ching Chu, Ming Kao, Chiang Han

Votes: 62

25. The Jade Raksha (1968)

91 min | Action, Drama

A fearsome swordswoman known as The Jade Raksha appears in the martial arts world and begins killing people whose surname is Yan.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ching Tang, Ching-Yun Huang, Feng Ku

Votes: 65

26. Yu mian fei hu (1968)

76 min | Action, Drama

The feared swordswoman Silver Fox was a child when she saw her father senselessly wounded and her mother raped. It's 18 years later and it's payback time.

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Yi Chang, Hsin Yen Chao, Hsiung Chao, Mei Sheng Fan

Votes: 31

27. Killer Darts (1968)

87 min | Action, Drama

Liu Wen-lung's home is attacked by bandits led by Chou Chao. Liu's wife was killed, but his son Yu-long was saved by a faithful servant by hiding in a well.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Ping Chin, Hua Yueh, Shao-Hung Chan, Pei-Shan Chang

Votes: 49

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 »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ching Lee, Miao Ching

Votes: 508

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 »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Chia Essie Lin, Feng Tien

Votes: 1,037

30. Dragon Swamp (1969)

105 min | Action, Fantasy

After being implicated in the theft of the Jade Dragon Sword, Fan Ying is banished to the Dragon Swamp for 20 years.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Lieh Lo, Chung-Hsin Huang

Votes: 107

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 »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Hua Yueh, Ping Chin, Ching Tang, Pao-Shu Kao

Votes: 116

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.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Feng Wu, Shao-Hung Chan

Votes: 40

33. The Flying Dagger (1969)

103 min | Action, Drama

A wandering swordsman protects a family from the wrath of a clan chief.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Lieh Lo, Lei Cheng, Chih-Ching Yang

Votes: 124

34. Hao xia zhuan (1969)

81 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A group of evil bandits are terrorizing the land from their invincible mountain castle.

Director: Kang Cheng | Stars: Ching Lee, Ching Tang, Miao Ching, Feng Ku

Votes: 43

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.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Yuen Kao, Lai Wang, Pao-Shu Kao

Votes: 45

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.

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Lieh Lo, Li Ching, Feng Tien, Wen Ching Cheng

Votes: 39

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.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Lieh Lo, Ching Lee, David Chiang, Pei-Shan Chang

Votes: 131

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.

Directors: Ying Cheung, Fan Pan | Stars: Ping Chin, Hua Tsung, Chung-Hsin Huang, Chih-Ching Yang

Votes: 35

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.

Director: Ching Doe | Stars: Yun Ling, Li Ching, Hung Lieh Chen, Ching Yu

Votes: 32

40. Vengeance (1970)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Romance

China 1925, a man returns to track down a kill the men who murdered his brother.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ping Wang, Yen-Ching Ou

Votes: 496

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 »

Director: Chiang Shen | Stars: Chien Yu, Hung Lieh Chen, Feng Tien, Yueming Shen

Votes: 30

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.

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Yi Chang, Pei-Pei Shu, Li Ching, Feng Tien

Votes: 26

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 »

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong | Stars: Ching Lee, Lieh Lo, Liang Chen, Su-il Bang

Votes: 83

44. Lady of Steel (1970)

Action, Adventure

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.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Chung-Hsin Huang, Mien Fang

Votes: 113

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 »

Director: Chiang Shen | Stars: Yi Shen, Chia Essie Lin, Yin-Tze Pan, Yi Chang

Votes: 27

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.

Director: Feng Yueh | Stars: Lily Ho, Yuen Kao, Pei-Pei Shu, Hsieh Wang

Votes: 38

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 »

Director: Jimmy Wang Yu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao

Votes: 474

48. Nu xia mai ren tou (1970)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure