TOP 20 SHAW BROTHERS Martial arts films.

by p-rabs | created - 05 Apr 2013 | updated - 05 Apr 2013 | Public

The Famed Shaw studio was at its heights during the 70s and early 80s. It brought us some of the greatest kungfu/wuxia films to date. A huge list of stars careers began at this studio. So heres the best that runme shaw and run run gave us. If you want to get into the shaw studios , then these 20 i beleive are the best kung fu / wuxia films.

Their are soo many more, some are missing. Some due to IMDB not having box cover or an english name [which ive translated some].

worthy mentions The assassin 1967 new one armed swordsman deadly duo the water margin return of the sentimental swordsman

few others But their is a huge libary of fantastic films.

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1. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

R | 116 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, Yue Wong, Chia-Yung Liu

Votes: 15,840

2. 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: 3,154

KING BOXER AKA FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH . one of the first kung fu films to be shown to the west.

3. Du bei dao wang (1969)

R | 105 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: 1,267

4. 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: 764

Magic blade, fames wuxia film , exellent starring Ti lung .

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: 4,081

6. The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama

Mongols with the help of an insider, ambush the influential Yang Family, defenders of the dynasty. The Mongols must hunt down all Yang survivors so their insidious plot to overthrow the dynasty will not be uncovered.

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

Votes: 2,906

8 diagram pole fighter

7. Killer Clans (1976)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama

Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Fei Ai, Shen Chan, Ping Chen, Kang-Yeh Cheng

Votes: 603

8. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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: 6,991

9. The Avenging Eagle (1978)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku, Lung Chan

Votes: 900

10. Invincible Shaolin (1978)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

Critically acclaimed director Chang Cheh has The Five Venoms turn Shaolin fighters as they challenge the authority of the evil Chings in Invincible Shaolin. Per usual, the fights will knock your socks off.

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

Votes: 1,052

11. 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 »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Kara Wai, Hou Hsiao, Lung-Wei Wang

Votes: 707

12. Dirty Ho (1979)

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: 1,038

Dirty Ho lol what a name..

13. The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)

R | 115 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: 3,106

14. The 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: 1,032

Boxer from shantung .. one of chen kuan tais breakthroughs

15. 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: 2,156

shaolin challenges ninja

16. 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: 1,433

17. 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 its existence.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Chia-Yung Liu, Kara Wai, Hou Hsiao

Votes: 1,585

legendary weapons of china

18. The Heroic Ones (1970)

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

The "iron triangle" of director Chang Cheh and protégés David Chiang and Ti Lung make The Heroic Ones a quintessential action epic, set during the waning years of the Tang Dynasty and centering on a royal family rife with intrigue.

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

Votes: 752

Ignore the IMDB box cover. Heroic ones featuring , , Ti lung. david chiang

19. Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy

When thugs prey upon innocent factory workers, a small-time scammer trains for revenge by studying the moves of Shaolin temple monks.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lung-Wei Wang, Hou Hsiao, Lun Hua

Votes: 3,794

return to the 36th chamber

20. Crippled Avengers (1978)

R | 104 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 Chen, Feng Lu, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Votes: 2,391



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