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The Best Movies of Tony Jaa

Updated on October 7, 2014

Tony Jaa As a Thai Martial Art Movie Actor

The best Tony Jaa movies are here for you. Do you want to explore the best movies of popular Thai martial actor Tony Jaa? Today, I would like to introduce you the best Tony Jaa movies of all time. He is the one always delight me with his brilliant action movies.

In 2004, I saw his movie for the first time with my brother. My brother bought the DVD from our local shop. It was the blockbuster movie called Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Worrier. We watched the movie and thought what a great martial art superstar he was! I never bothered to collect his other movies after that.

There was a time I used to wait when his new movie might be released. I still do it and I am waiting for the new movies acted by him. He is such a great martial art actor that you would be delightful and entertained watching his breathtaking martial art movies. Let's go, explore together.

The List of best Tony Jaa Movies

1) Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior/Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

2) Tom-Yum-Goong /The Protector (2005)

3) Ong Bak 2 (2008)

4) Ong Bak 3 (2010)

5) Tom Yum Goong 2/The Protector 2 (2013)

Tony Jaa Biography

Thailand is a great place to travel. Except traveling many people from around the world visit Thailand to learn Thai martial art, called Muay Thai. A 10-year-old child who intended to learn Muay Thai after watching the marital art movies of Jet Li, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan. I am telling you about the real Thai warrior, Muay Thai martial art expert called Tony Jaa. He has got a great martial art talent; even Jackie Chan was impressed seeing his potentiality. He was born on February 5, 1976, in Surin province, Isaan, Thailand. He passed his early life in a village, 200 km away from the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok. He stayed at Buddhist temple as a monk.

As he was amazed seeing martial movies in his early life he intended to be a real martial art master, he practiced it a lot. He knows Muay thai, Taekwondo, Aikido and Brazilian Jut-jitsu. But among these he is highly skilled in Muay Thai martial art. He is not only a martial art expert but also stuntman, director, actor, choreographer, film writer and a monk (short period). Thai action film director Panna Rittikrai chose him as stuntman, when Tony Jaa was a 15-year-old guy. However, he is a one of my real martial art heroes, whose movies are great. Now I am going to focus on the best movies acted by him.

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior/Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Buy it at Amazon.com
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior/Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Buy it at Amazon.com

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior/Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) Movie Review

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is the first martial art movie of Tony Jaa. It was filmed in 2003, directed by Prachya Pinkaew. It is one of the best blockbuster martial art movies, ever created in Muay Thai martial art category. This movie is seen as one of the top martial art movies ever. There are some martial art movies, which don't seem to me real in martial art action but this movie's martial art actions seem very real to me. So you don't forget to collect it.

Tony Jaa acts as Ting and a rural boy. Ong-bak is a precious Buddhist statue to the village where Ting lives with his family. One day, at night the head of Ong-bak is stolen by a Bangkok visitor. The next day, Ting intends to restore the Buddha head and leaves his village. He comes to Bangkok and meets with his cousin Humla. Ting tells Humla about the news of stealing the Ong-bak head; he first refuses to help Ting after hearing the news.

Humla once takes Ting's sack, during the time when they are at an illegal boxing match. The sack is full of coins. Coins are given to him by the villagers before his leaving. Unfortunately Ting is to fight there and later he explores, the head of Ong-Bak actually was stolen by a criminal Don. If you really want to see real Muay thai action then don't forget to watch this martial art movie. The story is great as well as the actions are superb.

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Buy Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior/Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) Movie - You must watch this movie!

The movie Ong-Bak is one of the best martial art movies of all time!

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior [Blu-ray]
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior [Blu-ray]

Release Date: January 21, 2003

Directed By: Prachya Pinkaew

Written by: Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai, Suphachai Sittiaumponpan

Produced by: Somsak Techaratanaprasert, Prachya Pinkaew

Distributed by: Sahamongkol Film International

Music by: Atomix Clubbing Studio

Running time: 105 minutes

Cast: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol.

Awards: Won Action Asia Award (2004) and Orient Express Award (2003)

 

Watch Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Movie Trailer

Watch breathtaking fighting actions from Ong-Bak: The Thai warrior movie.

Read Muay Thai Martial Art Books - Are you curious about Muay Thai Martial art?

Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques
Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques

Do you want to learn the basic Muay Thai techniques? If you want then read this book, i know you will learn a lot.

 
Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand’s Warrior Elite
Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand’s Warrior Elite

This is a good muay thai learning book where you would discover how to attack opponent and how to train up to be a great muay thai warrior.

 
Tom-Yum-Goong /The Protector (2005), Buy it at Amazon.com
Tom-Yum-Goong /The Protector (2005), Buy it at Amazon.com

Tom-Yum-Goong /The Protector (2005) Movie Review

Here in this movie "Tom-Yum-Goong" Tony Jaa plays the main actor role as Kham. The movie was directed by Prachya Pinkaew. Tom-Yum-Goong is a Thai martial art action movie, that required lots of stunt works to complete the movie.

Young man Kham likes his elephants and he is the last man of his family line guards who once took care of King of Thailand's war elephant. One day, He and his father go to a festival with their elephants. His father is shot by a criminal because he does not want anyone to snatch his elephants. Kham's old elephant and the baby elephant are stolen by a criminal with the help of Johnny.

Johnny runs a restaurant called Tom-Yum-Goong in Sydney, Australia. Kham travels to Sydney to get back his elephants. Kham fights with the criminal to rescue the elephants. After hard fighting he finds the baby elephant Kern but alas! You better watch the rest what happens in the movie. This is a very good action movie and you will see in the movie how Tony Jaa is a real Muay Thai warrior. He fights alone with good martial art techniques.

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Buy Tom-Yum-Goong /The Protector (2005) Movie - A Thai Young man is searching for his elephants in Australia!

The Protector [Blu-ray]
The Protector [Blu-ray]

Release Date: August 11, 2005

Directed By: Prachya Pinkaew

Written by: Prachya Pinkaew, Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, Napalee, Piyaros Thongdee, Joe Wannapin

Produced by: Somsak Techaratanaprasert, Prachya Pinkaew, Sukanya Vongsthapat

Distributed by: Sahamongkol Film International (Thailand), The Weinstein Company (U.S.)

Running time: 110 minutes (Thai version), 108 minutes (International version)

Cast: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Jon Foo, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Xing Jing

 

Watch The Protector Movie Trailer

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Muay Thai is also known as "Since of eighth limbs"

Muay Thai and Its Origin

Muay thai is a traditional martial art in Thailand which is also known as "Since of eighth limbs" because this martial art is mainly consist of eight limbs of our body such as two hands punches, two elbows, two knees and two feet kicks. There are many techniques involved with those eight limbs of our body but only two formal are divided into two groups, they are: mae mai (major techniques) and Luk mai (minor techniques.)

Origination of Muay Thai martial is from Thailand. In ancient time in Thailand, Siamese soldiers used to fight with their enemy after losing weapon battle. So it has been practicing since a very long time ago. Now Muay thai spreads all over the world and formed different categories of martial art sports like boxing, kickboxing, MMA (Mix martial art.) In Southeast Asia Muay thai is a the best martial art sports.

Muay thai boxing accessories and equipment

Do you want to know or lean Muay Thai? There are some important equipment you must need to practice your Muay Thai martial art.

Kids Traditional Style Headgear for Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing, Martial Arts
Kids Traditional Style Headgear for Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing, Martial Arts

You must need a headgear just like this one in order to learn Muay Thai.

 
Everlast 12-Ounce Pro Style Muay Thai Gloves
Everlast 12-Ounce Pro Style Muay Thai Gloves

Hand gloves are essential. You have to punch a lot!

 

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Ong Bak 2 (2008), Buy it at Amazon.com
Ong Bak 2 (2008), Buy it at Amazon.com

Ong Bak 2 (2008) Movie Review

Ong Bak 2 is not a sequel of Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. This movie's plot has changed and time as well, it is historical epic type of movie, where fantasy is stated. Though, the fighting actions follow the Muay Thai technique.

Ong Bak 2 is set in 15th century. The time when Ayutthaya Kingdom and Sukhothai Kingdom regime their own territory in Thailand. Ayutthaya Kingdom attacks Sukhothai kingdom to expand the land to the eastern side. Tony Jaa acts as Tien, who is the son of Lord Sihadecho. Lord Rajasena defeats the Sihadecho royal soldier and kills everyone except Tien, but he survives. Tien is captured by a group of savage slave traders. This is where Tien fights with crocodile.

One day a guerrilla group of bandit attacks a slave traders group and Tien is saved by Chernang where Chernang is the leader of the guerrilla group. He takes Tien to fortune-telling man and he says Tien has a great destiny in his life - he wants to become a great warrior and to take revenge of his family murderer. This excellent epic Thai martial art movie has excellent sounds system.

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Buy Ong Bak 2 (2008) Movie - Fighting styles of this movie would amaze you!

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (Single-Disc Widescreen Collectors Edition)
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (Single-Disc Widescreen Collectors Edition)

Release Date: December 4, 2003

Directed By: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai

Written by: Ek Iemchuen, Nonthakorn Thaweesuk, Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai

Produced by: Prachya Pinkaew, Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai, Akarapol Techaratanaprasert

Distributed by: Sahamongkol Film International

Music by: Terdsak Janpan

Running time: 93 minutes

Cast: Tony Jaa, Nirut Sirichanya, Sorapong Chatree, Sarunyoo Wongkrachang

Awards: Won National Film Association Award (2009) at the best supporting actor category.

 

Watch Ong Bak 2 Movie Trailer

Attention please! Watch this awesome trailer.

Ong Bak 3 (2010), Buy it at Amazon.com
Ong Bak 3 (2010), Buy it at Amazon.com

Ong Bak 3 (2010) Movie Review

Ong Bak 3 is a sequel to Ong Bak 2. The movie starts with the same plot as it was in the movie Ong Bak 2. This movie was great in the fighting actions but got a poor story. Anyway, it remains good.

Tien (Tony Jaa) is now a strong guy and knows marital art and skilled but he is beaten up by the Lord Rajasena's soldiers. Somehow he saves his life and gets back to the Kana Khone villagers. Lord Rajasena orders to kill Tien. On the other hand Tien learns meditation in the village. As he is beaten by Rajasena's soldiers, he gets crippled and by doing meditation, slowly he recovers from his injuries.

A new man appears in the movie called Bhuti (crow ghost). Bhuti kills Lord Rajasena and becomes the king. One day, after mediating, Tien returns to his village and he realizes it is ruined already. Still this movie has been nominated to Deauville Asian Film Festival and also in the National Film Association Award in 2011.

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Buy Ong Bak 3 (2010) Movie - Collect this movie and then watch!

Watch this one if you already have watched Ong Bak 2.

Ong Bak 3 Collector's Edition + Digital Copy [Blu-ray]
Ong Bak 3 Collector's Edition + Digital Copy [Blu-ray]

Release Date: May 5, 2010

Directed By: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai

Written by: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai

Produced by: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai

Distributed by: Shaw Organisation

Music by: Terdsak Janpan

Running time: 95 minutes

Cast: Tony Jaa, Primorata Dejudom, Dan Chupong

 

Watch Ong Bak 3 Movie Trailer

Enjoy this trailer and decide whether you would like to watch the full movie or not.

Tom Yum Goong 2/The Protector 2 (2013)

Finally after waiting for months after months, one day I was surprised to know that new Tony Jaa movie was about to release! The latest Tony Jaa movie is called Tom Yum Goong 2 or The Protector 2. This movie sound does not like Ong bak at all but different than that great martial art movie.

This is the squeal movie to Tom Yum Goong/The Protector. I would not say this movie is not his best one but I surly say the actions you will be watching would amaze you once again. Tony Jaa did performed well as usual, no doubt about that but other actors and actress might disappoint you.

Finally I want to say that, the movie is worth watching so why not to watch it? Please watch it once and have a great time watching it.

You can download this Tony Jaa latest movie directly from Amazon.com or buy the DVD.

Martial art movies like these make you amaze! Tony Jaa is the best Thai martial art movie actor, everyone knows his name in Thailand only because he is a real superstar or celebrity who is skilled in Muay Thai martial art. I hope you will watch all the movies I mentioned here.

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Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013) Movie - It is a latest new released movie acted by Tony Jaa

Watch this movie too since it is the sequel of the movie The Protector.Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013) Movie Dvd at Amazon.com! Buy it from here.

Tom Yum Goong 2
Tom Yum Goong 2

Release Date: August 23, 2013

Directed By: Prachya Pinkaew

Written by: Eakisit Thairaat

Produced by: Prachya Pinkaew, Sukanya Vongsthapat, Panna Rittikrai

Running time: 103 minutes

Cast: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin, Marrese Crump, Rza, Rhatha Phongam

 

Watch THE PROTECTOR 2 Movie Trailer

Tom Yum Goong 2 trailer! Watch it before watching the full movie please.

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      Richard 3 years ago from Hampshire - England

      Great martial arts actor. The original Ong Bak is so good, never get tired of that one. Thank you for a great lens about some great movies

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      I must check out some of his stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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      karenfoster 3 years ago

      Stallone should bring in Tony Jaa for expandables 3

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      vday2014wishes 3 years ago

      Tony Jaa became one of my favorite action heroes after I watched Tom Yum Goong. Didn't new his story....i'm happy that i do now. Thanx for sharing this with everyone.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      I love martial arts and I have enjoyed watching any and everything by Jet Li, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. in fact, it was something my Dad (rest in peace) and I did togethr since he loved martial arts also. Thanks for sharing this 'new' martial art master. I'll look out for him.

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      neroa1 3 years ago

      Ong Bak is still one of my favorite movies today. Nice lens!

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      jponiato 3 years ago

      Love those Tony Jaa movies. I must say that I was not as impressed by the Ong Bak sequels as the original, but any movie Tony Jaa is in is sure to have great choreography. Thanks for this nice list.

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      Ian Tamondong 4 years ago from Philippines

      Nice lens. Tony Jaa is a very good martial artist and great athlete.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      love to see and collect martial movie and demonstration video.Nice!!!!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I've never seen his movies yet but now I might.

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      georgepmoola2 4 years ago

      Love martial arts movies, so many good ones to see.

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      mathew31 4 years ago

      Great lens! I love Tony Jaa movies, they are the best!

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      dwillar 4 years ago

      Never heard of Tony Jaa or these movies oddly enough. I'll have to check these out, love a good martial arts film. :D

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      msseiboi 4 years ago

      M a fan of Tony...

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      Automatic365 4 years ago

      Great post. He's so underappreciated!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not yet watched any of his movies although I have heard of him.

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      I remember watching the first Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior film. That one was good. I didn't watch the sequels though.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Well, thank you for introducing me to Tony Jaa. I will have to watch some new to me action movies.

      I love material arts shows. :)

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      I will look our for Ong Bak, thanks for the informative lens!

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      tobydavis 4 years ago

      Still remember the first time I saw Ong Bak, I was blown away by the creative stunts and precision of the stunt performers. It's a fantastically entertaining action movie.

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      erfanstreet 4 years ago

      fantastic in the Ong Bak movies. I love Tony Jaa!

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      erfanstreet 4 years ago

      fantastic in the Ong Bak movies. I love Tony Jaa!

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      belinhafernandes 4 years ago

      Oh, I really must check these movies. I like martial arts since I was a child!

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Great movies thank you :)

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      Medical-Marijuana 4 years ago

      Recently I saw one movie THE RAID ... though this one had too much violence but like the action very much.

      This Hero is taking martial art to next stage from Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

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      moneyrat 4 years ago

      Ong Bak movies are really great !

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      Spirality 4 years ago

      Tony Jaa is fantastic in the Ong Bak movies. His fighting is great.

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      WinniedePoeh 4 years ago

      How dit you get to know Tony Jaa ? I am curious what impresses you in him ?

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      stephsev108 lm 4 years ago

      Awesome lens. I love Tony Jaa!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Tony Jaa is awesome and I love his Movies, after each one I want to Train even harder!! Watching his movies affirms "All Things Are Possible to Him That Believes!" I know they may just be Movies, its just how I feel after watching any of them!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I like martial art, nice lens. Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      Never heard of Tony Jaa until now. I will have to check out some of his movies.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think he is great fighter.He is good in martial art. I like his movie.he should do more films.Best of luck for your next movies.

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      JohnBoo 4 years ago

      Cool looking Lens, i like martial arts!

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      he is a great fighter. very much admire his skills in the martial art.

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      motobidia 4 years ago

      Tony Jaa is amazing - a true martial artist, unlike some wannabes that Hollywood likes to promote (think Keanu Reeves in the Matrix)! :-)

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      2wice 4 years ago from Maine, USA

      It's to bad he isn't in more movies. He has awesome skills but is not known as much as he should be.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is good information, I think I like them. :)

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      TonfaGuy 5 years ago

      One of the very best martial artists around today.

      great lens

      thnaks

      TonfaGuy

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      backupsoftwarereview 5 years ago

      Great actor & nice lens

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thanks for introducing me to someone new. The movies sound great!

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Thank you, this lens brought back memories of the times I spent in Thailand. I loved being there at the time. Too bad there was a war going on a couple of countries over.

      TonyB

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      @Sara Krentz: You are gonna love that movie!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: You are welcome :)

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      Never did get around to watching The Protector - I'll have to download it.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Thanks for introducing me to him.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Thanks for introducing me to him.

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      Projectlazy 5 years ago

      WERES MY ELEPHANT!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      @CoolFool83: Well i hope you are not going to be disappointed to watch his movies. Good luck.

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      I'm not quite familiar with Tony Jaa, but I'll check him out.

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      Whitman007 5 years ago

      I've only seen the first Ong Bak, but it's amazing. The guy is clearly very talented.

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      Whitman007 5 years ago

      I've only seen the first Ong Bak, but it's amazing. The guy is clearly very talented.

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      ny-kickboxing 5 years ago from New York

      not only love his movies, having met him, very nice guy

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i think tonny jaa will be a legend like bruce lee

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      kopox 5 years ago

      tonny jaa is second best after Jackie Chan

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      @dandy3: Yes he is!

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      dandy3 5 years ago

      Tony Jaa is amazing, great movies.

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      sailor_man 5 years ago

      Very usefull!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      @Alana-r: I agree with you.

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      Alana-r 5 years ago

      Ong bak is a MUST SEE movie for anybody that likes martial arts movies, Tony Jaa is amazing.