Best martial arts movies

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  1. TCanaveira

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    NOT a movie . Its a TV Show about mma called Kingdom. You should all go check it out. It's pretty fucking good. Like REALLY good. Some fighters actually do some cameos in there aswell

    The show was even talked about in an episode of looking for a fight (timestamped)

     
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  2. 007

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  3. AtlSteel

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    Return of the Dragon

    or Sidekicks
     
  4. Within the Living Death

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    Game of Death II A.K.A. Tower of Death (Bruceploitation classic) is a must see as well. So many wtf moments it will make your head spin.
     
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    It was Zhang Yimou's answer to Ang Lee's American styled Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. A Chinese film, that was accessible to outsiders, but never compromised being Chinese to attract a foreign audience. Its cool that one of the world's greatest filmmakers does Martial Arts films. I think his follow up to this was arguably just as brilliant.
     
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    I liked it better than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. What was his follow up that you are calling just as brilliant?
     
  9. chickenluver

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    must be House of Flying Daggers
     
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  10. kingkokong

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    70s - Anything Bruce lee and Shaw Shaw Brothers "36 Chamber of Shaolin" is a must!!

    80s to 90s - Jackie Chan, Van Damme, Best of the Best 1 &2, No Retreat No Surrender 3, Only The Strong

    2000s - SPL, Ong Bak 1&2, The Protector

    2010s - The Raid 1&2, Undisputed 2-4, Ninja 1&2, Skin Trade
     
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    All Bruce Lee movies:

    Enter the Dragon
    Way of the Dragon
    Fist of Fury (The Big Boss)
    Chinese Connection
    Game of Death

    IP man
    Iron Monkey
    The Raid 1 and 2
    Ong Bak
    Drunken Master 2
    Snake and Crane of Shaolin
    The Last Dragon ( Sho'Nuff)
    American Ninja
    Rage and Honor
    Ring of Fire 2: Blood and Steel

    Gymkata is one of the cheesiest, cornball martial arts movie ever made but I will watch it anytime it comes on.
     
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  12. bigconan

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    That hurricane dude was a freak....I never

    I guess cause I grew up on bruce lee movies and all the kung foo movies...so to me, martial arts was all that....and I'm amazed not more people are putting bruce lee movies as their favorite.
     
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    FEARLESS with Jet Li. Saw it randomly one day and it's been a favorite ever since. I wonder if kiss if the dragon holds up...

    For something funny try Kung Pao Enter the Fist or better yet Kung Fu Hustle.
     
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  15. bigconan

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    People give Seagal tons of crap nowadays, but back in the day, he had some good, action packed movies...his style was very different than other martial artists...but under seige, hard to kill, above the law, all good movies.
     
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    Bloodsport
    Karate Kid
    Enter the Dragon
    Police Story
    Once Upon a Time in China
     
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    for my wuxia brethren.. wind and cloud.
    also the street fighter series with sonny chiba is my shit old school martial arts flickery at its best.
    Fighter in the wind is a fun movie even though the telling of Obayams life seems questionable at best.
     
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  18. 90 50

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    Six pages and no Perfect Weapon mentions?

    Son I am dissapoint.
     
  19. Zer

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    Love that shit

    Magnificent Butcher as well. Sammo is the tits

    Fist of Legend is prob my GOAT though
     
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    I thought Carradine did a great job. I love this movie. Totally agree on the budget and costumes, but part of the charm for me was the low budget feel.
     

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