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    Martial Art/Action Movies You Like

    I thought it would be a cool post to see what martial art/action movies the people here like in an effort to share and expand on different movies to check out.

    I tend to like both new and old movies so here is a short list of some of the stuff I have on the top of my head.

    1."The Way of the Gun"- great freakin movie
    2."Ronin"- Excellent chase and ambush scence.
    3."Nevada Smith"-A real cool 1965 western movie with Steve McQeen and Martin Landau that had some good knife stuff in it.
    4."Hell is for Heroes" Another Steve McQeen movie.
    5. "Bullet"-Another Steve McQueen Movie. The greatest chase scences of all time.
    6."Thief" This is a great James Caan movie and it was done by the guy who did heat.
    7."Green Berets" The classic John Wayne movie.
    8."Devils Brigade" This is a real cool movie that has some good WW2 CQC training scences.
    9."13 rue Madeline" Another WW2 movie, this one has Cagney using war-time Ju Jitsu to fight and kill a Nazi in ocupied France.
    10."Cloak&Dagger" This is a Gary Cooper flick where he uses some of the moves from "Kill or Get Killed" to take out an Italian agent.
    11."Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid"-Newman has a great knife scence, plus it is a very cool movie.
    12."Dirty Dozen"-What can I say, sweeet WW2 movie!
    13."Fighting Seabees"-Another cool WW2 movie.
    14."Objective, Burma"-WW2 paratroopers dropped into the Burmese jungle, good stuff.
    15."Rambo/First Blood"-Syslvester kicking ass and taking names.
    16."Hard Boiled"-John Woo
    17."The Story of G.I. Joe"-One of the greatest war pics. Robert Mitchum is great.
    18."Flying Leathernecks"-another good one.
    19."Bridge on River Kwai"-I like it alot!
    20."Gung Ho!"-A cool movie about the Marine Raiders and how they took Makin Isalnd in 1942.
    22."Braveheart"-Freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    23."Enter the Dragon"-The best Bruce Lee pic!
    24."Kiss of the Dragon"-One of the better, new breed, kung fu action pics.
    25."Conan"-Who can miss with that flick
    26."Five Deadly Venoms"-A classic kung fu pic.
    27."Tiger Claw"-A pic that I enjoyed, early 90's, tiger claw kung fu and bolo yung.
    28."Island of Doctor No"-It has a cool Hapkido throw in the begining and Sean Connery as bond rules.
    29."The Rock"-Sean Connery again.
    30."Desparado"-Great gun scences even though it is full of bs!
    31."Highlander"-Their can be only one!!!!!!!
    32."MissonImpossible 2"-Cool fight footage.

    I left out like a million but you get the picture.

    What movies do you like?
    Regards

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    Robert Mitchum would kick Steve McQueen's hindquarters!
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
    Crippled Avenger

    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

    First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast.

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    Fist of Legend
    Blade
    Full Metal Jacket
    Die Hard 1 & 3
    Last Man Standing
    The Last Boy Scout
    U.S. Marshals
    Replacement Killers
    Lethal Weapon 1-4
    Patriot
    Training Day
    Desperado
    El Mariachi
    Virtuosity
    Predator
    TombStone


    And every single film John Woo directed!!!!

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    I also forgot the Terminaters, and Matrix.

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    I have to admit I have a soft spot (some say in my head) for "Bloodsport". Dunno why, except I think it's one of those movies that's so bad you can't help but like it.

    On the more artistic side: Just about anything by Kurosawa--especially "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo".
    K. Mark Hoover

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    Talking

    The best martial arts movie of all time is comming out.
    I think it opens on January 17. IT'S

    Kung Pow,-Enter The Fist
    Honest Neutral Clarity

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    For Watchman

    I liked Heaven and Earth pretty well, even more so I liked Sword of Doom. I wouldn't say either of them is as good as Kurosawa's best pictures, though.

    Anybody here ever watch the Zatoichi series? Nothing better than watching a blind, fat masseur slaughter his corrupt and brutal enemies as they just can't believe their getting slaughtered by a blind, fat masseur.
    Last edited by Chang Style Novice; 01-01-2002 at 07:24 AM.
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
    Crippled Avenger

    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

    First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast.

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    -circle of iron-
    -enter the dragon-
    -tiger claws-
    -master killer-
    -raiders of buddhist kung fu-
    -snake in eagles shadow-
    -young master-
    -7 red tigers-
    -iron monkey-
    -drunken master(s)-
    -half a loaf of kung fu-

    to name a few, i like watching training videos too

    peace
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    Shiznit, how could I forget the Lethal Weapon series!

    Speaking about old Samurai flicks, maybe one of you could help me identify a movie that I have been wanting to find for some 12 years.

    From what I can remeber is that it had some of the coolest freakin high jumping and fight scences that I ever saw!

    Ninja's everywhere, hidding in giant trees, jumping from tree to tree, great effects, cool shoguns with badass bodyguards who jump onto each others shoulders, great fight scences.

    Man I wish I could give you guys some real info to help me out but I was only around 13 or 14 when I saw the movie and it blew me away.
    Regards

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    My personal favorites are Shaolin Drunkard and The Magnificent Ruffians. There are better movies but I like the characters in those. They have a combination of discipline and unruliness that I relate too.

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    Challenge of the Masters
    Tai Chi Master
    ALL the Jet Li movies...
    Black Mask in Chinese, not english...they ruined it with the bunk storyline

    ~wen~
    The greatest thing about me is that I know that I am the ONLY one that knows the truth about all! Damo lives within me, and me ONLY - for there is nobody that knows the truth more - so stick that in your pipe and smoke it sparky's!!!

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    The 7 samurai was great
    also Way of the Gun was way cool(to use my sons terminology)
    But my favorite flick was Heat with DiNero and Pacino.

    Nothing like a semi knockin over an armored car

    BAM!

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    Shaolin Martial Arts (starring Fu Sheng).

    The Victim (Sammo Hung).

    Marked For Death (Steven Seagal).

    Out For Justice (Steven Seagal).

    Last Hurrah For Chivalry (Directed by John Woo).

    Three Evil Masters (Yuen Tak).

    Fist of the White Lotus (Gordon Liu).

    Judo Saga (Directed by Akira Kurosawa).

    Seven Samurai (Directed by Kurosawa).

    Prodigal Son (Yuen Biao).

    Mr. Vampire (the original one, starring Lam Ching-Ying).

    Eastern Condors (Sammo Hung).

    Pedicab Driver (Sammo Hung).

    The Invincible Armour (John Liu).

    Girlfight (Michelle Rodriguez).

    Ninja Scroll (okay, it's an anime film, but I love it).

    Terminator II, Judgement Day.

    The Matrix.

    The Streetfighter (Starring Sonny Chiba; NOT the crappy Van Damme film).

    Warriors Two (Sammo Hung).

    The Magnificent Butcher (Sammo Hung).

    Fist of Legend (Jet Li).

    Drunken Master II (Jackie Chan).

    Wheels on Meals (Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung).

    That's all I can list here...they aren't in order and there are too many others but my favorite IS Shaolin Martial Arts.

    Jim

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    I like all the Jackie Chan films, and part one in the Once Upon a Time in China series.
    My all time favorite cheesy Shaw Bros flick would have to be The Flying Guillotine.
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    Ok, heres an answer for you.....

    EVERY SINGLE MOVIE THAT INVOLVES LI LIAN JIE. full stop.

    Tae Li



    But the best one is Fist of Legend. All his movies get five stars but this one gets six out of five.
    The difference lies in you.

    "I understand now that fear is a normal reaction of the Human Body, so why fight it? Accept being afraid, but dont let it hold you back, keep moving forward and the light will shine at the end of the tunnel"
    -Tae Li.

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