Best martial arts movies

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  1. AshiharaFan

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    Another GREAT movie that I don't think has been mentioned yet is Shaolin Temple (2011) with Jackie Chan and Andy Lau. It also stars Fan BingBing who played as the mutant "Blink" in X-men Days of Future Past.

    I like this movie not just for the action and great fighting choreography, but also the underlying message and moral of the film.
     
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    Jet Li's Fist of Legend.

    Donnie Yen's Flashpoint.
     
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    Enter the Dragon
    Fist of Fury
    Way of the Dragon
    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Bloodsport
    Best of the Best
    Kickboxer
    Ong Bak
    The Raid
    Kill Bill
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Fist of Legend
    Once Upon a Time in China
    Fearless
    Five Deadly Venoms
    Master of the Flying Guillotine
    Rumble in the Bronx
    Shaolin Temple


    Almost everything that Jackie Chan did in the 70's and 80's is worth watching
    Drunken Master
    Police Story
    Armour of God
    First Strike
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
    Wheels on Meals
    The Young Master
    The Fearless Hyena
    Dragon Lord
    Project A
    Heart of a Dragon
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    Kill Bill 1&2
     
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    Bloodsport is the best martial arts movie.
     
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    Pretty much all of my favorites have been mentioned. I dig the old 70s/80s Hong Kong flicks, but I really love the late 90s and early 00s stylized films like Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Iron Monkey, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, etc.
     
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    Ha ha not only that but it has more history than many Asian styles.

    Just because they don't meditate at the end of every class or put some incense under a picture before every class it doesn't mean that it has no tradition!
     
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    Do you know the name of the main character ?
     
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    Your user name ;)
     
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    Gorgeous
    Legend of drunken master

    Jet Li’s Fearless
     
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    OH FUCK YEH
     
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    Just watched 'A Prayer Before Dawn'. Raw, intense, vivid. Really enjoyed it. 8/10.
     
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    One rather polarising one I'v personally always liked is Donnie Yen's Legend of the Wolf. Basically pushing under cranking(speeding up) of action to extreme levels BUT I think actually carries it off pretty well due to the kinds of shots it uses. Generally I tend to think speeded up shots look worst when your seeing wider shots of characters jumping around, there jumping and and falling down looking too rapid were as its limited mostly to closer hand movements here.



    The GOAT soccer kick anyway.
     
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    here's a few I've watched recently

    Japanese

    Blade of the Immortal

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    Chinese

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    None of these are very realistic but I found them all highly enjoyable. War of the Arrows was pretty cool with the focus on a badass archer. The hidden sword was cool cause while it was wuxia it didn't take place in the usual period. It was set in the 1930s.

    There's also the IpMan movies with Donnie Yen

    About to watch Izo which is also by Takeshi Miike about a time traveling samurai who kills the fuck out of everyone and everything. Supposed to be a pretty trippy movie
     
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    Forgot to add ninja movie

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    My childhood was almost nothing but martial arts movies as I was balls DEEP into TKD and got free movie rentals.

    I'll admit I'm a bit of a Jet Li mark

    Kiss of The DragoNLn
    The One
    The Protector
    Unleashed
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Romeo Must Die

    Drunken Master is a movie every movie buff must see, even if they aren't in to kungfu.

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    Who am I?



    And one last one: Gorgeous. Starring Jackie Chan. This movie is PHENOMENAL because it not only has a great story with a genuine, real life applicable moral to the story, but also probably the best fight scene I've ever seen. Seriously cant say enough about this movie.

    Look up Jackie Chan vs Brad Allen if you cant be arsed to watch the full movie
     
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