Asian Kung Fu/Martial Films Megalist

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1. Wolf Devil Woman (1982)

85 min | Fantasy, Horror

A woman who was raised by wolves seeks revenge on Red Devil, the villain who ordered the murder of her parents.

Director: Ling Chang | Stars: Ling Chang, Feng Shih, Yu-Hsiang Chang, Hsing Nan Ho

Votes: 93

2. 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: 2,602

3. 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

5. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui (1975)

107 min | Action, Drama

A young Chinese martial arts student travels to Korea to learn Taekwondo. Soon he comes up against a vicious gang who want all the local martial arts schools to join their evil association.

Director: John Woo | Stars: James Tien, Carter Wong, Chang-suk Kim, Han Jae Ji

Votes: 87

12. Deadend Besiegers (1992)

80 min | Action, Comedy

Deadend of Besiegers is an interesting meeting between Japanese and Chinese kung fu arts. Yamanaka was a martial arts expert in Japan. One day, a western boxer defeated him. Humiliated, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Hsiao-hui Chang, Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Cynthia Khan, Rongguang Yu, Yung Chang, Dale Cook

Votes: 70

13. Hapkido (1972)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama

Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair... See full summary »

Director: Feng Huang | Stars: Angela Mao, Carter Wong, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Han Jae Ji

Votes: 617

14. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 11,710

15. War of the Shaolin Temple (1980)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, War

Set during the Sung Dynasty, patriotic monks of the Shaolin Temple fight against foreign invasion

Director: Ta-Chao Lin | Stars: Chien-Chang Chen, Chien-Ho Chen, Chi Ping Chang, Yi Kuei Chang

Votes: 55

16. Scorpion King (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy

Dreamy young Yu-Shu who draws comics of imaginary martial arts heroes is put to a test when he rescues a young girl from a prostitution racket headed by a local police chief. With his ... See full summary »

Director: David Lai | Stars: Kar Lok Chin, Chia-Liang Liu, Jung Yuen, May Mei-Mei Lo

Votes: 547

17. The Street Fighter (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima, Chiyoko Kazama

Votes: 4,274

18. The Blade (1995)

105 min | Drama, Action

After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker, as his successor, On, unwilling to lead his surly colleagues, embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Xin Xin Xiong, Sonny Su, Valerie Chow

Votes: 2,795

19. 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: 13,308

20. 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 »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Frankie Chan

Votes: 2,738

21. 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.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai, Billy Chan

Votes: 4,684

22. Police Story (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Kwok-Hung Lam

Votes: 25,781 | Gross: $0.11M

23. 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: 33,069

24. Dirty Ho (1976)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Yue Wong, Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Lung Wei Wang

Votes: 834

25. Project A (1983)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Dick Wei

Votes: 13,649

26. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Jimmy Wang Yu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Tien Wu Chu, Kang Chin, Chun-Erh Lung

Votes: 3,906

27. 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: 2,592

28. 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: 563

29. 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: 1,040

30. Crippled Avengers (1978)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama

Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Kuan-Tai Chan, Feng Lu, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Votes: 2,025

31. 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: 497

32. Ninja in Ancient China (1993)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When tragedy befalls Taoist master Yu at the hands of power hungry general Suen Cheuk, the Taoist master's students, the Five Element Ninja, decide that revenge is their only option. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Zhihua Dong, Lixin Mu, Yalin Cheng, Dieyi Chen

Votes: 28

33. 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: 102

34. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

R | 97 min | Action

The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Votes: 5,681

35. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada, Hajime Mitamura

Votes: 4,277

36. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 90,130 | Gross: $25.00M

37. The Heroic Ones (1970)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Han Chin, Lung Ti, Lily Li

Votes: 592

38. The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama

Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,228

39. Boxer from Shantung (1972)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, David Chiang, Mario Milano

Votes: 825

40. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 23,491

41. 5 Masters of Death (1974)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama

Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!!

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi

Votes: 891

42. The Flying Guillotine (1975)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama

An assassin, trained in the use of a throwing weapon that can behead its victims from a distance, questions the morality of his missions and becomes a fugitive hunted by his former comrades.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Hung Wei, Wu Chi Liu

Votes: 919

43. The Valiant Ones (1975)

102 min | Action, Drama, History

The emperor dispatches an officer and a small band of men to deal with pirates.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Ying Bai, Roy Chiao, Chia-Hsiang Wu

Votes: 288

44. Hong quan xiao zi (1975)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

Impetuous young martial arts master Kuan takes a job at a textile factory where another disciple of the revered Shaolin discipline warns him about the rival Manchu clan, who run another nearby mill.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Ming Li Chen, Ching-Ping Wang

Votes: 239

45. The Spiritual Boxer (1975)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Action

A con artist uses Kung Fu to swindle villagers for money by pretending to be possessed by angry gods. However, when the villagers are later threatened by bandits he must use the same skills for good.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Yue Wong, Chen Chi Lin, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen

Votes: 207

46. 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

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Li Ching, Ni Tien

Votes: 626

47. The One Armed Swordsmen (1976)

109 min | Action, Mystery