Gregor's Top 100 Eastern: Wuxiaby Movie-Mate | created - 08 Jan 2013 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
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2. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 98,900 | Gross: $11.05M
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 232,298 | Gross: $128.08M
4. Da zui xia (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.
Come Drink With Me
5. Du bei dao (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.
The One Armed Swordsman (1967) Return Of The One Armed Swordsman (1969) share this position!
7. Tian can bian (1983)
89 min | Action, Mystery
Hsu Shao-chiang stars as a veritable "Spider-Swordsman" - master of the "Silkworm Style" - in this eye-filling, mind-bending martial arts phantasmagorical which truly warrants the description: "unforgettable."
Bastard Swordsman 1&2 Share this position!
8. Sun lung moon hak chan (1992)
88 min | Action
This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »
9. The Lady Hermit (1971)
105 min | Action, Drama
A young Kung Fu student (Shih Szu) seeks a reclusive teacher so that she may learn to defeat the evil Black Demon. She doesn't realize that the servant woman she befriends (Cheng Pei-Pei) ... See full summary »
10. Leng xue shi san ying (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 »
The Avenging Eagle
11. Ai nu (1972)
86 min | Action, Drama
The Four Seasons Brothel is run by a ruthless madam, Lady Chun Yi. Countless young girls have been kidnapped or bought and then sold into a life of servitude, prostitution, and torture at ... See full summary »
12. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Votes: 38,875 | Gross: $6.57M
13. Dragon Inn (1967)
Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Adventure
The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his ... See full summary »
Dragon Gate Inn
14. Sien nui yau wan (1987)
Unrated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple.
A Chinese Ghost Story 1-3 share this position!
15. The Bride with White Hair (1993)
92 min | Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign ... See full summary »
17. 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 »
19. Duo qing jian ke wu qing jian (1977)
96 min | Action, Drama
The Sentimental Swordsman epitomizes the lone, virtuous, heroic swordsman with a twist. The Oedipus complexed swordsman played by the popular Ti Lung, is a hero with weaknesses; he drinks, ... See full summary »
The Sentimental Swordsman 1-3 share this position!
20. 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 »
21. Liu xing hu die jian (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 »
22. Tien ya ming yue dao (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
23. Ru lai shen zhang (1982)
93 min | Action, Fantasy
The Buddha's Palm, a technique by which an ordinary hand is transformed into a formidable force. Ku, a blind recluse living in a cave, knows its secret, which proves to be as much a blessing as a curse as it attracts all manner of mayhem.
25. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Votes: 93,934 | Gross: $52.08M
26. Golden Swallow (1968)
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 »
27. Sha jue (1978)
85 min | Action, Drama
Famed actor Ti Lung plays a lone swordsman trying to defeat the "Number One Swordsman" as part of his vengeance package in life in Soul Of The Sword. He quickly learns however, that sometimes wanting is better than having.
28. Zhan shen chuan shuo (1992)
83 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village. When the King's group is attacked by his usurper brother, the fisherman is ... See full summary »
29. Red Cliff (2008)
R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).
Votes: 39,975 | Gross: $0.63M
Red Cliff 1&2 share this position!
30. Chu Liu Xiang (1977)
102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Clans Of Intrigue
31. Xiao shi yi lang (1978)
89 min | Action, Mystery
Master kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia leads the king and queen of Shaw Brothers' swordplay, Ti Lung and Lily Li, to the amazing "Deer Sword" and escape from the insidious maze-like "Toy Land"
Swordsman and Enchantress
32. The 14 Amazons (1972)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The cast of The 14 Amazons is a veritable "who's who" of the golden age of Shaw Brothers swordplay adventures, and was not only a major box office hit (ranking 4th for 1972), but also a top... See full summary »
33. Jue sha ling (1977)
94 min | Action, Adventure
Judgement of an Assassin
34. Du long tan (1969)
35. The Flying Dagger (1969)
103 min | Action, Drama
A wandering swordsman protects a family from the wrath of a clan chief.
The Flying Dagger
37. Swordsman II (1992)
R | 112 min | Action, Fantasy
With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »
39. Huang he da xia (1988)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama
In this martial arts action-drama, a swordsman named Toh Hong travels home after a long battle to discover his wife and children have been brutally murdered.
40. Bao biao (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 »
41. Three Kingdoms (2008)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an ... See full summary »
42. Di renjie: Tong tian di guo (2010)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Votes: 9,080 | Gross: $0.46M
43. Jian yu (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, History
Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.
Reign Of Assassins
45. Cha chi nan fei (1980)
96 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
The Convict Killer
46. Qing gong qi shi lu (1983)
86 min | Action, Adventure
With the impending death of the Emperor Ching one candidate for the throne hires the lady assassin to get rid of another strong contender.
The Lady Assassin
47. Shi er jin pai (1970)
90 min | Action, Drama
The Twelve Gold Medallions
48. Qing tie (1980)
98 min | Adventure, Mystery
Wong Yu is an upstart young fighter who gets a job to deliver a box which he is not allowed to know the contents of, but will be paid a fortune once its delivered.
Rendezvous with Death
49. Wu lin sheng huo jin (1983)
85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A brother and sister seek vengeance for the death of their parents.
Holy Flame Of The Martial World
50. Xin du bi dao (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 »
The New One Armed Swordsman
51. The Warrior's Way (2010)
R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Western