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What has been your favourite Martial Arts film you've ever seen?


There have been so many great ones over the past 30-40 years and wanted to see what the community thinks their favourite one is. Who knows, it may help us all discover new ones to see. To start the ball rolling mine would be Drunken Master (1978) with Jackie Chan. One of his early films but amazing choreography by Yuen-Woo Ping, funny and Jackie at his acrobatic best.

 

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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Glad you like it! CTHD was a film so many could enjoy, young and old. I need to see A Touch of Zen. The fight scene between JL and JC was good to see, but not as good as I was expecting... maybe expectations too high! I enjoyed Chocolate too!


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    I really like Fist of Fury out of Bruce Lee's sadly short catalogue. You're right, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon certainly showcased some great female martial arts stars like Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi. Thanks for sharing!


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Nice answer Jared Miles. There's nothing quite like discovering a great Martial Art film which has relatively unknown actors. I remember the first time I saw Ong Bak which could have easily gone under the radar but was groundbreaking.

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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    That's the good thing about Martial Arts films. There is a nice variety of styles and types to satisfy many. Everyone loves a flashback sequence:-)

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    Earl Noah Bernsby 4 years ago

    I liked some of Seagal's earlier stuff: "Hard to Kill," "Above the Law," "Marked for Death," and "Under Siege" especially {Also, what was that one where he was an Eskimo ninja assassin??}. My dad and I used to watch those movies together.


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Bruce Lee really was an ambassador for bringing martial arts to the West. He even taught many famous U.S. actors at the time. Whilst plots were fairly thin, they more than made up for entertaining and blisteringly fast action.


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    I've seen The 7 Samurai and have Yojimbo on my list. I have to say I personally have not seen so many Japanese martial arts films compared to Chinese or Thai but I agree Japan has a very rich heritage and the Samurai are an icon of Japan.


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    I was hoping someone would mention Ip Man. As a former Wing Tsun practitioner myself, it was a film I loved watching, recognising lots of the movements and forms. Donnie Yen did a very good job at portraying this and some great fight scenes.


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Very good film. I was looking forward to it for a while and they definitely made a good choice with Donnie. He played the role very well indeed.

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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    The Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris fight was a great one. Another Karate Kid fan. Wax on, wax off:-) Mr Miyagi was awesome.


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    Resident (residentstone) 4 years ago

    Guys, I love the Karate Kid as much as the next guy, buts its more of a feel good buddy movie, and not so much a "martial arts flick", just sayin.


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    I haven't seen Blood and Bone so another one for me to check out:-) Thanks!

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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    I loved Mortal Kombat as was a bit fan of the game. Legend of Drunken Master was a fantastic sequel and the end fight sequence alone was easily worth the price of admission.

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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    2 amazing martial artists right there. If you like these check out Tony Jaa, Wu Jing or Donnie Yen... three others who are well worth having a look at.

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    Resident (residentstone) 4 years ago

    Great movie, but no. I dug it a lot, but not a martial arts flick. imho.


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    I have indeed, it's a great powerful sequence and a gem of a film. Good recommendation:-)

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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Iron Monkey was a good film and the Once Upon a Time in China series I enjoyed a lot also. Funnily, Jackie Chan actually sung the opening song in the OUATIC films!


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Thanks for the comment. Even though I'm a big Jet Li fan had no idea Twin Warriors was the same as Tai Chi Master (have it on my iphone!) Thanks! Fist of Legend I love. I don't know Jeff Speakman so will check him out:-)


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    Olly (Souther29) 4 years ago

    Enter the Dragon is a classic film. Always a great one in my mind.