Kung Fu Movies. (My Favorites)

by JoeyCunninghamLennox | created - 21 Jul 2014 | updated - 12 Jan 2015 | Public

In no special order, I have listed some of my favorite Kung Fu Movies.

Please, if you are a fan of the genre, contact me if you have any suggestions of other movies I might like.

Cheers. ;)

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1. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

R | 81 min | Action, Drama, 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: 4,000

2. 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, Chia Yung Liu, Norman Chu

Votes: 13,816

3. 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: 2,691

4. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy

An orphan who has been raised at a kung fu school, where he is treated as little more than a dogsbody and practice target for the students, has a life-changing experience after helping an old peripatetic beggar.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 10,109

5. 7 Grandmasters (1977)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Yi-Min Li, Jack Long, Kuan-Wu Lung, Nancy Yen

Votes: 727

6. 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: 609

7. Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Yue Wong, Lily Li

Votes: 1,242

8. Dragon Lee vs. Five Brothers (1978)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Drama

Dragon is trusted to deliver a list containing name of anti-Ching revolutionaries to the Ming leaders but is challenged by Ching loyalists along the way.

Directors: Si-Hyeon Kim, Yueh-Lin Liu | Stars: Dragon Lee, Qiu Yuen, Cheng Chiang, Chi Chu Chin

Votes: 98

9. Kung Fu Invaders (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, History

Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Hsin Fang, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 426

10. Human Lanterns (1982)

95 min | Horror, Action

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival Kung-Fu masters against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Ni Tien

Votes: 590

11. Fist of Unicorn (1973)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

Unicorn travels to a village troubled by gangsters in search of revenge for the murder of his parents years before. The task is made more complicated when he befriends a middle-aged woman and her son who begin to admire and depend on him.

Director: Ti Tang | Stars: Little Unicorn, Tina Chin-Fei, Yasuaki Kurata, Hoi Mang

Votes: 450

12. The Big Boss (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.

Directors: Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu | Stars: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Marilyn Bautista

Votes: 23,059

13. The Way of the Dragon (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

58 Metascore

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Votes: 30,132

14. Circle of Iron (1978)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life.

Director: Richard Moore | Stars: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 2,055

15. Dragon Lord (1982)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Mars, Michael Wai-Man Chan, Shirley Yim

Votes: 3,170

16. One-Armed Boxer (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

After his schoolmate and master is killed and he loses an arm, student Tien Lung has to learn the art of one-arm boxing.

Director: Jimmy Wang Yu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Yeh Tien, Hsin Tang, Fei Lung

Votes: 830

17. Shaolin Wooden Men (1976)

98 min | Action

After witnessing the murder of his father, Little Mute trains in Shaolin Temple for revenge and is taught by various teachers, one of which is clandestine.

Director: Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chun-Erh Lung, Kang Chin, Ping-Yu Chang

Votes: 1,901

18. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

R | 97 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: 5,922

19. Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Comedy

A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Linda Lin, Shun-Yee Yuen

Votes: 606

20. The Invincible Armour (1977)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Drama

Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that ... See full summary »

Director: See-Yuen Ng | Stars: John Liu, Jung-Lee Hwang, Chiang Wang, Hsin Hsing Kuo

Votes: 722

21. 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 Chan, Feng Lu, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Votes: 2,093

22. 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: 1,899

23. 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: 1,082



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