Review Your Favorite Martial Arts Films

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  1. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 7

    Feb 5, 2017
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    I'm just going to list my ten favorites, in no particular order. I'll also take suggestions for other films to check out.

    Enter The Dragon
    Rapid Fire
    Ip Man
    The Chinese Connection/Fist of Legend (I'm counting them both as one, because both versions are terrific)
    Black Mask
    The Legend of Drunken Master
    Best of the Best
    The Last Dragon
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  2. elanor

    elanor Member: Rank 3

    Feb 8, 2017
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    Sorry to be so late, I just found this thread.

    Your favourite (my rating)
    Enter The Dragon (not seen)
    Fearless (6/10)
    Rapid Fire (not seen)
    Ip Man (7/10)
    The Chinese Connection/Fist of Legend (I'm counting them both as one, because both versions are terrific) (6/10)
    Black Mask (4/10)
    Bloodsport (not seen)
    The Legend of Drunken Master (7/10) I slightly prefer Drunken Master
    Best of the Best (not seen)
    The Last Dragon(not seen)

    I prefer Martial Arts films with an interesting story and high production values. Probably you would not call them Martial Arts films. But, the normal pure martial arts films get usually a lower rating from me. For instance, most Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan films I've seen have no story lines that appeal to me. Thus, our preferences are quite different.

    Ordered by my preference:

    Time and Tide (2000)
    Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
    Aragami (2003)
    Crows Zero (2007)
    Crows Zero II (2009)
    Little Big Soldier (2010)
    Arahan (2004)
    Dororo (2007)
    Rurouni Kenshin (2012)
    The Storm Warriors (2009)
    Hero (2002)
    Chocolate (2008)
    Reign of Assassins (2010)
    Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
    2002 (2001)

    My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009)

    The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
    Bichunmoo (2000)
    Memories of the Sword (2015)
    Duelist (2005)
    Sandaô (2004)

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  3. Hux

    Hux Member: Rank 6

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  4. divemaster13

    divemaster13 Member: Rank 3

    Feb 9, 2017
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    Period kung-fu and wuxia movies:

    4.5 to 5 stars
    Bride with White Hair, The
    Butterfly & Sword
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Drunken Master
    Drunken Master II
    Fist of Legend
    Five Deadly Venoms, The
    Flying Dagger
    Fong Sai Yuk
    House of Flying Daggers
    Iceman Cometh, The (I know, I know)
    Ip Man
    Iron Monkey
    Last Hero in China
    Legendary Weapons of China
    Mr. Vampire
    One-Armed Swordsman, The
    Return to the 36th Chamber
    Wing Chun
    Young Master, The

    4 stars:
    36th Chamber of Shaolin, The (aka Shaolin Master Killer)
    7 Grand Masters, The
    Clan of the White Lotus
    Come Drink With Me
    Deadful Melody
    Handsome Siblings (1992 movie)
    Handsome Siblings, The (2004 TV series)
    Have Sword, Will Travel
    Ip Man 2
    Legend of the Wolf
    Master of the Flying Guillotine
    Millionaire's Express
    Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy
    Project A
    Return of the Five Deadly Venoms
    Shaolin Temple, The
    Swordman II
    Tai-Chi Master, The

    I also like a number of the modern martial-arts action films, such as Police Story, Supercop, Royal Warriors, Yes Madam!, In the Line of Duty, etc.
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  5. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Feb 5, 2017
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    Shameful on my part, but, not having seen too many, I have no choice but to opt - as my favourite - for......

    A strange hybrid of genres, if ever there was one....

    A couple of others I have seen are Game of Death, which I believe was somehow choppily put together after Bruce Lee's passing, so that would be my second choice.

    And Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, although I know that's technically more of a biography film. :emoji_alien:

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