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    Kung Fu Flicks by Style

    Hi! First time posting here. Been practicing Kung Fu for a while now, also a big fan of Shaw Brothers and other old-school kung fu flicks. I was wondering if we could start some kind of reference list of Kung Fu flicks organized by the styles they feature. Could be kinda interesting, especially in regards to some of the rarer ones. Any interest?

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    Something like this maybe.... Just add styles and titles alphabetically and copy/paste it back if you have anything to contribute.

    Baguazhang
    Undaunted Wudang 1983
    Pride’s Deadly Fury 1983
    Young Hero of Shaolin 2 1984

    Drunken
    Dance of the Drunken Mantis 1979
    Drunken Master 1978
    Revenge of the Drunken Master 1984
    Shaolin Drunk Fighter 1983
    Shaolin Drunken Monk 1982
    Story of Drunken Master 1979
    World of the Drunken Master 1979

    Horse
    Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey 1982
    Fearless Dragons 1980

    Liuhebafa
    Six Directions of Boxing 1983

    Monkey
    Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey 1982
    Iron Monkey 1977
    Mad Monkey Kung Fu 1979
    Magnificent Butcher 1979
    Monkey Fist, Floating Snake 1979
    Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow 1980

    Shaolin
    36th Chamber of Shaolin 1978
    Kids From Shaolin 1984
    Martial Arts of Shaolin 1986
    Shaolin Temple 1982

    Sleeping Fist
    Buddha Assassinator 1980
    Buddhist Fist 1980
    Last Hurrah for Chivalry 1979
    Sleeping Fist 1979

    Snake
    Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow 1978
    Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow 1980

    Tongzigong
    Consummate Power 1984
    Shaolin Chastity Kung Fu 1981
    Yoga and the Kung Fu Girl 1978
    Kung Fu vs Yoga 1979

    Wing Chun
    Incredible Kung Fu Master 1979
    Prodigal Son 1982
    Stranger form Shaolin 1977
    Warriors Two 1978

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    Hi. Does even a brief appearance of a style in a movie warrant mention? Or does it have to be a main feature in a movie?

    For this post, I'm going to assume that the style at least appears in the movie. If the style is important to the film, I'll put a * next to it.

    Choy Lee Fut

    Along Comes the Tiger (1977)
    Choi Lee Fat Kung Fu (1979)*
    Drunken Master II (1994)*
    Duel of the 7 Tigers 1979)*
    Knockabout (1979)
    New Shaolin Boxers (1976)*
    Tiger Over Wall (1979)
    The Young Master (1979)* (Jackie and Wei Pai's characters' kung fu school is a CLF school)

    Hung Kuen/Hung Gar This will be next to impossible, as HK was THE single-most featured style in old-school KF films. So I'll just list some of them. Even after having watched KF films for over the last 40 years, trying to think of and list all of the movies that HK has appeared in (and in alphabetical order) would be far too monumental a task for me. So I'm only listing some of the movies, off the top of my head, in which HK plays an important role in the movie.

    Challenge of the Masters (1976)*
    Disciples of Shaolin (1975)*
    Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1984)*
    The Drug Addict (1974)*
    Drunken Master (1978)*
    Duel of the 7 Tigers (1979)*
    Executioner from Shaolin (1977)*
    Fist of the White Lotus (a.k.a., Clan of the White Lotus, 1979)*
    Fearless Duo (1979)*
    Five Shaolin Masters (1974)*
    He Has Nothing But Kung Fu (1977)*
    The Heroes (1979; a.k.a., The Unforgiven of Shaolin)*
    Heroes Two (1973)*
    The Lady is the Boss (1983)*
    The Magnificent Butcher (1979)*
    Martial Club (1981)*
    Men from the Monastery (1974)*
    My Young Auntie (1981)*
    Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)*
    Secret Rivals (1976)*
    Secret Rivals II (1977)*
    Shaolin Avengers (1976)*
    Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)*
    Shaolin Temple (a.k.a., Death Chamber, 1976)*
    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)*
    Tiger and Crane Fists (1976)*

    Monkey style Here are some additions to your list above:

    Five Superfighters (1979)* (Note: This is sometimes listed as a 1978 production)
    Knockabout (1979)*
    The Loot (1979)*
    Monkey Kung Fu (a.k.a., Stroke of Death, 1979)*
    Two Champions of Shaolin (1979)*
    Last edited by Jimbo; 01-14-2018 at 12:52 PM.

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    I have been watching kung fu movies lately on You tube, on my smart TV. A ton of movies from shaw brothers to new releases. Most are dubbed in English, some are not your mileage may vary.

    Yesterday, i watched Joe Rogan, and crew trying to get Eddie Bravo to understand the world is not flat as he believes......

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    Thanks! I like your system. I would go ahead an include a film even the style is only briefly featured, particularly with the rarer ones. IIRC Young Hero of Shaolin 2 only had one Bagua scene, but it was really well choreographed and worth watching!

    Baguazhang
    Martial Arts of Shaolin 1986
    Undaunted Wudang 1983*
    Pride’s Deadly Fury 1983*
    Young Hero of Shaolin 2 1984

    Choy Lee Fut
    Along Comes the Tiger 1977
    Choi Lee Fat Kung Fu 1979*
    Drunken Master II (1994)*
    Duel of the 7 Tigers 1979)*
    Knockabout (1979)
    New Shaolin Boxers (1976)*
    Tiger Over Wall (1979)
    The Young Master (1979)*

    Drunken
    Dance of the Drunken Mantis 1979*
    Drunken Master 1978*
    Revenge of the Drunken Master 1984*
    Shaolin Drunk Fighter 1983*
    Shaolin Drunken Monk 1982*
    Story of Drunken Master 1979*
    World of the Drunken Master 1979*

    Horse
    Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey 1982*
    Fearless Dragons 1980*

    Hung Gar
    Challenge of the Masters (1976)*
    Disciples of Shaolin (1975)*
    Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1984)*
    The Drug Addict (1974)*
    Drunken Master (1978)*
    Duel of the 7 Tigers (1979)*
    Executioner from Shaolin (1977)*
    Fist of the White Lotus (a.k.a., Clan of the White Lotus, 1979)*
    Fearless Duo (1979)*
    Five Shaolin Masters (1974)*
    He Has Nothing But Kung Fu (1977)*
    The Heroes (1979; a.k.a., The Unforgiven of Shaolin)*
    Heroes Two (1973)*
    The Lady is the Boss (1983)*
    The Magnificent Butcher (1979)*
    Martial Club (1981)*
    Men from the Monastery (1974)*
    My Young Auntie (1981)*
    Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)*
    Secret Rivals (1976)*
    Secret Rivals II (1977)*
    Shaolin Avengers (1976)*
    Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)*
    Shaolin Temple (a.k.a., Death Chamber, 1976)*
    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)*
    Tiger and Crane Fists (1976)*

    Liuhebafa
    Six Directions of Boxing 1983*

    Monkey
    Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey 1982
    Five Superfighters 1979*
    Iron Monkey 1977*
    Knockabout (1979)*
    The Loot (1979)*
    Mad Monkey Kung Fu 1979*
    Magnificent Butcher 1979
    Monkey Kung Fu (a.k.a., Stroke of Death, 1979)*
    Monkey Fist, Floating Snake 1979*
    Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow 1980*
    Two Champions of Shaolin (1979)*

    Shaolin
    36th Chamber of Shaolin 1978*
    Kids From Shaolin 1984*
    Martial Arts of Shaolin 1986*
    Shaolin Temple 1982*

    Sleeping Fist
    Buddha Assassinator 1980
    Buddhist Fist 1980*
    Last Hurrah for Chivalry 1979
    Sleeping Fist 1979*

    Snake
    Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow 1978*
    Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow 1980*

    Tongzigong
    Consummate Power 1984*
    Shaolin Chastity Kung Fu 1981*
    Yoga and the Kung Fu Girl 1978*
    Kung Fu vs Yoga 1979*

    Wing Chun
    Incredible Kung Fu Master 1979*
    Prodigal Son 1982*
    Stranger from Shaolin 1977*
    Warriors Two 1978*

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    Anyone know of any films with Fanzi in them? I don't know of any but I would really like to see that...

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    I personally don't know of any movies with Fanziquan in them. Maybe somebody else will.

    Jin Zhong Zhao/Tie Bu Shan (Golden Bell Cover/Iron Shirt)

    This is another very difficult category, because like Hung Kuen/Hung Gar, these or other types of "invulnerable body kung fu" were used in countless films. For convenience, I'm going to include any examples of "invulnerable body kung fu", whether as a result of Tongzigong (excluding those mentioned under 'Tongzigong' in the OP), Shen Da, qigong, immersing the body in a steaming herbal concoction, "iron body", etc.

    Note: Not all examples of Tongzigong in movies relate to the ability to withstand strikes and/or weapons with impunity; a great example being Dragon Inn (1967). In this list, I'm only mentioning examples of special kung/gong that enables the practitioner to withstand punishment with no effect. Of course, there is ALWAYS a hidden vulnerability/weak point.

    Also note: I know this is not a complete list of this category, as these are just off the top of my head.

    A Hard Way to Die (a.k.a., Sun Dragon, 1980)*
    Born Invincible (1978)*
    Boxer Rebellion (1976)*
    The Crane Fighter (1978)*
    Crippled Avengers (1978)
    Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (1978)* This "invincible armor" is actually an iron vest the villain wears)
    Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1984)
    The Dragon, the Hero ((1979)*
    Executioner From Shaolin (1977)*
    The Fake Ghost Catchers (1982)*
    Fist of the White Lotus (a.k.a., Clan of the White Lotus)*
    The Five Venoms (a.k.a., Five Deadly Venoms, 1978)*
    The Invincible Armour (1977)*
    The Invincible Kung Fu Legs (a.k.a., The Leg Fighters, 1980)
    The Invincible Kung Fu Trio (1978)*
    The Kid from Kwangtung (1982)
    Legendary Weapons of China (1982)*
    The Magnificent (1979)*
    Marco Polo (a.k.a., The Four Assassins, 1975)*
    Mar's Villa (1978)*
    Men from the Monastery (1974)*
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks (1979)*
    My Young Auntie (1981)*
    Once Upon a Time in China (1991)*
    Operation Scorpio (1991)* (note: this example has more to do with size/muscle bulk than any special gong)
    Opium and the Kung Fu Master (1984)
    Return of the Tiger (1978)* (note: this example has more to do with Paul Smith's size than any special gong)
    Shaolin Avengers (1976)*
    Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)*
    Shaolin Rescuers (1979)
    Shaolin Temple Against Lama (1983)*
    Shaolin vs. Lama (1982)*
    Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978)*
    The Spiritual Boxer (1975)
    Stranger from Shaolin (1877)*
    Super Power (1980)
    Tiger and Crane Fists (1976)*
    Warriors Two (1978)*
    Wuxia (2011)*
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