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1. Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

A Kung Fu artist sacrifices everything to avenge his father's execution.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Lung Ti, David Chiang, Ping Wang, Jeanette Yu Wei

Votes: 398

2. Man of Iron (1972)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama

Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this fight-filled follow-up to the smash hit The Boxer From Shantung -- which culminates in ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, Mu Chu, Ching Tien

Votes: 195

3. Dynasty of Blood (1973)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama

Assassin Chang and his brother Hung meet up with a soldier, Mu. Together, they form a small mountain army, but when Hung's wife arrives, emotions swell, and Mu leaves for the army. After ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching

Votes: 634

4. Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (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: 1,065

5. Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Yi Ling Chen, Chia-Hui Liu

Votes: 342

6. Five Elements Ninjas (1982)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama

When five ninjas whose fighting styles are based on natural elements unleash their fury on a rival school, a lone survivor vows deadly revenge.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Tien-Chi Cheng, Tien Hsiang Lung, Meng Lo, Michael Wai-Man Chan

Votes: 2,025

7. 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: 3,977

8. 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: 2,605

9. The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

R | 98 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: 1,221

10. The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

R | 75 min | Action, Drama

Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Chien Sun, Meng Lo, Feng Lu, Sheng Chiang

Votes: 1,203

11. 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: 518

12. 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: 2,663

16. 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

17. Huo bing (1971)

100 min | Action

6 swordsmen, among them 2 sisters and their husbands, a lone ranger and a security guard, plot, betray and outwit each other for a load of gold.

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Han Chin, Lieh Lo, Chun Chen

Votes: 68

18. 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: 490

19. 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: 640

20. Rendezvous with Death (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.

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Yue Wong, Kuan Tai Chen, Hsiu-Chun Lin, Hui-Ling Liu

Votes: 105

21. Avenging Warriors of Shaolin (1979)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy

Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jason Piao Pai, Feng Lu, Meng Lo, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Votes: 281

22. Shaolin Temple (1976)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action

The Shaolin Temple is the last place to resist defeat by the Manchu Dynasty, mostly because of their unique fighting style. Men from far and wide come to wait outside the temple, hoping ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 937

23. The Flag of Iron (1980)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama

When director Chang Chen found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were trained in the highly acrobatic Chinese opera and well versed with exotic martial arts ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 323

24. Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981)

101 min | Action, Drama

Many feel that this, one of the Shaw Studio's biggest moneymakers, is one of those rare sequels which superior to its original. In any case, the charming title hero is back in action, ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Li Ching, Lung Ti, Sheng Fu, Feng Ku

Votes: 135

25. 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: 3,044

26. Claws of the Eagle (1980)

97 min | Action, Comedy

Starring kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu, a kid on a mission of justice, this film features plentiful ripsnorting martial arts by Jackie Chan's kung-fu classmates Yuen Hua and Yuan Pin, and Shaw... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Yue Wong, Feng Ku, Lung Wei Wang, Wah Yuen

Votes: 77

27. Killer Constable (1980)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama

Director Kuei Chih Hung was famous for his modern day crime thrillers, his horror flicks, and even his comedies. But if the only kung-fu film he ever made was this one, he'd still be spoken... See full summary »

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Jason Piao Pai, Tsui Ling Yu

Votes: 310

28. Young Hero of Shaolin (1978)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

I saw this film when it came out in 1976, and I've always seen the wrong description on websites that sell this film. This film is about Fong Sai-yu going under cover as a servant in the ... See full summary »

Director: Yang-Ming Tsai | Stars: Fei Meng, Tao-Liang Tan, Chun-Erh Lung, Fang-Hsia Chang

Votes: 25

29. The Deadly Breaking Sword (1979)

101 min | Action, Comedy

Warrior Tuan Changqing (Ti Lung) meets courtesan Liu Yinxi (Shih Szu) in a small town. Liu pleads Tuan to kill underworld master Guo Tiansheng (Ku Feng), known as the "Killer Doctor", in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 176

30. Five Superfighters (1979)

95 min | Action, Drama

Three young martial arts students and their teacher are beaten up badly by a wandering man who proclaims himself ''a corrector of bad kung-fu.'' Determined to avenge their teacher and ... See full summary »

Director: Mar Lo | Stars: Chiu-Sing Hau, Siu-Hung Leung, Austin Wai, Yuan-Chun Wu

Votes: 175

31. Swordsman and Enchantress (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"

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Lung Ti, Li Ching, Tony Liu, Lily Li

Votes: 121

32. Pursuit of Vengeance (1977)

93 min | Action, Drama

Master of the "swordplay thriller" genre, Chu Yuan and renowned kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia tell the fabulous tale of the "Fastest Swordsman in the World" facing the "1000 Face Devil" and no less than seven murderers.

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Fei Ai, Shen Chan, Paul Chang Chung, Ping Chen

Votes: 73

33. Death Duel (1977)

90 min | Drama, Action

The Third Master (Erh Tung Sheng, aka Derek Yee, in the role that launched his career) is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Tung-Shing Yee, On-On Yu, Ping Chen, Yun Ling

Votes: 430

34. Judgement of an Assassin (1977)

94 min | Action, Adventure

A clan clash centered on the trial of an admitted mass murderer and serial rapist.

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: David Chiang, Hua Tsung, Li Ching, Michael Wai-Man Chan

Votes: 82

35. Invincible Shaolin (1978)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 911

36. 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: 603

37. 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: 13,703

38. 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 it's existence.

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

Votes: 1,179

39. Mean Streets of Kung-Fu (1973)

R | 83 min | Action, Drama

When challenged by a local gangster, a top martial arts student (Barry Chan) proves his skill and determination and defeats the thug. Now it's open warfare and fierce battles between the forces of good and evil.

Director: Dao Yang | Stars: Barry Chan, Yi Hou, Chiang Chen, Ting Chao

Votes: 22

40. Tang lang (1978)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: David Chiang, Cecilia Wong, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu

Votes: 510

41. Challenge of the Masters (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school.

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

Votes: 439

42. 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: 860

43. Shaolin and Wu Tang (1983)

Unrated | 87 min | Action

Two friends from rival schools are turned against one another by a jealous chief who wants to eliminate those whose fighting styles may rival his own.

Director: Chia-Hui Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Adam Cheng, Li Ching, Idy Chan

Votes: 753

44. 5 Masters of Death (1974)

R | 109 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: 916

45. The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A hot headed young butcher, who is also a kung fu disciple, gets embroiled in a feud with a rival shaolin temple.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tak-Hing Kwan, Biao Yuen, Pai Wei

Votes: 2,045

46. Righting Wrongs (1986)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock, Melvin Wong, Roy Chiao

Votes: 1,060

47. The Victim (1980)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama