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Black_Talon
07-31-2001, 12:05 AM
List yours here too:


1. Enter the Dragon
2. Legend of Druken Master (Drunken Master2)
3. Shaolin Master Killer
4. Prodigal Son
5. 5 Deadly Venoms
6. Iron Monkey
7. The Legend
8. Once Upon a Time in China
9. Tai-Chi Master
10. Fist of Legend

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Chang Style Novice
07-31-2001, 04:01 PM
ten, huh? That's not going to leave a lot of room for error. I'll not repeat any of yours (although I like the list a lot, and would put most of them on mine if you hadn't beat me to it.)

The Chinese Connection
Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Dragons Forever
Police Story
Five Fingers of Death
Dance of the Drunk Mantis
Knockabout
The Victim
Once Upon a Time in China 2
and one american flick...
Big Trouble in Little China

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Jimbo
07-31-2001, 08:37 PM
Shaolin Martial Arts (not to be confused with Martial Arts of Shaolin) (1974).

Pedicab Driver (1989).

Master Killer (1978).

The Victim (1979).

Drunken Master II (1994).

The Kid From Kwangtung (1982).

Prodigal Son (1981).

Shaolin Challenges Ninja (Heroes of the East) (1978).

Executioner From Shaolin (1977).

Wheels on Meals (1984).

Mine are listed in no particular order, but my favorite IS Shaolin Martial Arts...this movie not only introduced Gordon Liu, Leung Ka-Yan and Wong Lung-Wei, but as far as I know, was the first to have extended training sequences, and influenced later kung fu films as far as that goes.
Jim

Ky-Fi
07-31-2001, 09:29 PM
Also in no order:

1. Once Upon a Time in China 1
2. Shaolin Master Killer
3. Drunken Master 2
4. Moon Warriors
5. Last Hurrah for Chivalry
6. Fist of the White Lotus
7. Touch of Zen
8. Shaolin and Wutang
9. Executioners from Shaolin
10.Avenging Eagle

Honorable Mention:

Crouching Tiger
Shanghai Noon
Tai Chi Master
A lot of Cheng Cheh movies

Black_Talon
07-31-2001, 10:02 PM
Hey Chang Style Novice yeah Big Trouble in Little China is a great flick!! Da.mn that movie is funny!

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Chang Style Novice
08-06-2001, 03:54 PM
just for variety - 10of my favorite underseen non-ma movies

Office Space
Let's Do It Again
Fresh
Gridlock'd
Deep Cover
Microcosmos
Le Samourai (really, NOT a martial arts movie)
Sweet Smell of Success
Straight, No Chaser
Tapeheads

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Black_Talon
08-06-2001, 09:08 PM
Any one seen the cult classic Story of Ricky?

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RENEGADE_MONK
08-07-2001, 09:22 PM
Story of Ricky is a wierd movie but a must have in your vid library


My top 10

Prodigal Son
The Victim
Dragon Inn
Fiery Dragon Kid
Legend of Drunken Master
Wheels on Meals
Enter the Dragon
Fists of Legend
Snake in the Eagles Shadow
Master Killer i.e 36 chambers

Black_Talon
08-08-2001, 09:45 AM
Nice top 10 RENEGADE_MONK!

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Ish
08-08-2001, 11:25 AM
I'm surprised no one put romeo must die on there list. I've seen it about ten times. Check it out if you havn't already its excelent

RENEGADE_MONK
08-08-2001, 06:49 PM
Sorry ish

but Romeo must Die sucks, well atleast in my opinion definately no where near Jet Li's best
too much wire tricks, and the x-ray scenes were corny. the best part of the movie was the fat wanna be bodyguard that always got his ass kicked.

more must see flicks

Shanghai Affairs- Donnie Yen and the guy who played Iron Monkey

Barefoot Kid- Ti Lung

Blade of Fury- Ti Lung/Sammo Hung

Sam the Pron/Iron Bridge

KickBoxer- Yuen Biao

Warriors2- Sammo

Martial Club- Gordon Lui

Legend of the Wolf- Donnie Yen

Legend of Drunken Tiger

One Arm Hero

East is Red- Bridgette Lin

Yes Madaam- Cynthia Rothrock and Michele Yeow

believe it or not Georgeous is good one

[This message was edited by RENEGADE_MONK on 08-09-01 at 10:02 AM.]

Black_Talon
08-08-2001, 09:39 PM
Romeo Must Die was really bad, IMO. Jet Li's worst flick that I've seen

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Ish
08-09-2001, 10:58 AM
I guess i've just got **** taste then :(

Ish
08-09-2001, 10:59 AM
What about one armed boxer 2
Or is that another no no :D

RENEGADE_MONK
08-09-2001, 02:22 PM
I haven't seen that one who's in it?

Ish
08-09-2001, 02:25 PM
Not sure of any names but its a very amusing film. theres this blind master whos got this gilletine thing and he has to avenge the death of his two students. he surches for the one armed boxer walking about but never bumps into anything.
worth watching if you can

RENEGADE_MONK
08-09-2001, 05:58 PM
Sounds like an old Sam Seed movie!!...

If you haven't seen this one check out "Great Hero from China"....not to be confused with Jet Li's

"Last Hero from China"

Jimbo
08-09-2001, 08:39 PM
Ish,
For the record, there is at least one Jet Li movie that I think is worse than Romeo Must Die, and that is Born To Defense. It's an older late '80s movie and IMO it just sucked.

Sounds like the movie with the blind guy is Master of the Flying Guillotine. It stars Jimmy Wany Yu, and the blind evil monk is played by Kam Kang. This film also has an "Indian Yogi" whose arms grow super long. :)
Jim

Black_Talon
08-09-2001, 09:33 PM
It stars Jimmy Wang Yu, it's a pretty good flick, it's really violent, but I liked it!

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Chang Style Novice
08-10-2001, 01:52 AM
Well pooh. I hated "Romeo Must Die" and liked "Born to Defense." I mean, it's no "Fist of Legend" or "Tai Chi Master" but I like it.

And there's a bunch of movies I'd have liked a lot more if I'd actually been able to see them, and not just the middle third of the screen.

LETTERBOX, GOD****IT!

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Ish
08-12-2001, 03:16 PM
Thats the one jimbo he's like dalsim off street fighter

NorthernMantis
08-14-2001, 12:01 AM
The gieant crane..saw it a long time ago and it was dubbed in Thai.

"Always be ready"

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HuangKaiVun
08-23-2001, 08:25 PM
Iron and Silk
Pushing Hands
Circle of Iron
The Karate Kid
Conan the Barbarian
Star Wars
Master Killer
Drunken Master
Mystery of Chess Boxing
Dirty Ho

dunbarj01
08-26-2001, 08:31 AM
Dirty Ho doesn't sound like a MA film title... then again would I be guessing rightly that it is more than 10 years old?

Fish of Fury
08-26-2001, 11:08 AM
i like your style HKV (and i thought i might have been original here for once)

no order...

Karate Kid
Once Upon a Time in China
Fist of Legend
Enter the Dragon
Big Trouble in Little China (i loved that movie)
Iron and Silk
Circle of Iron
Lethal Weapon (Riggs does cold fury well)
Star Wars

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Logan
08-27-2001, 02:34 AM
Am I the only one who thinks the first Drunken Master was better than the second?

Black_Talon
08-27-2001, 06:50 AM
No way man Part 2 was so much better!

But hey we all have our own opinions

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eviljungle
08-27-2001, 10:28 PM
1. Fist of Legend
2. Enter the Dragon
3. Tai Chi Master
4. My Father is a Hero
5. Tiger & Crane Fist
6. Drunken Master
7. Rumble in the Bronx
8. Dance of Death
9. Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin
10. Mystery of Chess Boxing

Wan Ma Kai
08-28-2001, 05:27 AM
What's everybody's favorite Jet Li movie? Mine is the one directed by Liu Jia Liang Martial Arts of Shaolin. I think its the 3rd movie of the Shaolin series that stars Jet Li. I liked it because it didnt have alot of wire work. I think Jet looks better without the wire stuff. Also, his fight scenes didnt look like 2 man wushu fighting forms.

Black_Talon
08-28-2001, 09:43 AM
My favorite Jet Li movie, thats a hard one he's been in so many quilty flicks, but I'd have to say that The Legend or Once Upon a Time in China are his two best films

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Crimson Phoenix
08-28-2001, 10:13 AM
Wan Ma Kai, I totally agree with you...

Chang Style Novice
08-28-2001, 03:00 PM
I'm really into Fist of Legend. But then, I'm really into Yasuake Kurata and Billy Chow as well.

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Silumkid
08-28-2001, 06:49 PM
The Legend? Is that the pathetically *******ized Americanized version of Fong Sai Yuk?

Fave Jet movie: There are so many good ones it's so hard to call...my personal faves are:

Shaolin Temple
Tai-Chi Master
Bodyguard from Beijing
High Risk
Once Upon a Time in China 1 and 2
New Legend of SHaolin
My Father is a Hero

I even like The Master and Kung-Fu Cult Master. And I did like Born to Defense also. I'm not particularly fond of Hitman.

Amitabha!

We are trained in wushu; we must protect the Temple!

Wan Ma Kai
08-30-2001, 05:11 PM
Something to think about: What if Liu Jia Liang was the fight choreographer for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and he used some of the actors and actresses from his old movies (Liu Jia Hui, Wang Long Wei,Hui Ying Hung,) in cameo appearances???? How different would the movie be?

phoenix-eye
08-31-2001, 01:59 AM
1. The Shaolin Temple
2. Police Story
3. Fist of Legend
4. Crouching Tiger
5. Five Superfighters

"We had a thing to settle so I did him"
Tamai, 43, was quoted by Police as saying.

CerberusXXL
09-04-2001, 03:17 PM
1. Prodigal Son.
2. Enter the Dragon.
3. Return of the Dragon.
4. Kiss of the Dragon.
5. Bloodsport.
6. Lion Heart.
7. Kickboxer.
...

Stranger
09-04-2001, 05:20 PM
I am having a hard time here. I have not seen many KF movies, but I have seen several that are making many of your lists and I really didn't like them.
Even movies I liked as a child (back in the Blackbelt Theater days)were painful to watch as an adult.

I used to love Five Deadly Venoms. Watched it now and thought it was really dumb.

I rented Taichi Master I and II. Hated them.

I rented Once Upon a Time in China. Not a fan.

Rented Green Hornet. Torture to watch.

I don't enjoy Bruce Lee's movies anymore.

So what did I like?
Of Jet Li's movies: Fist of Legend and Leathal Weapon IV

Of Chan's movies? I like every one I have seen (mostly the newer ones) NO WIRES=COOL

What wire movies did I like? Crouching Tiger (I thought the wirework fit in with the mythos of the setting) and The Matrix (once again in that context wires made sense).

Seagal was OK in Above the Law and both Under Siege I and II.

I liked Brandon Lee in Rapid Fire and The Crow.

I don't get mad.
I get stabby.

RENEGADE_MONK
09-04-2001, 06:28 PM
I can agree,

I used to love the 5 venoms, and kid with the golden arm, but watching them now makes me cringe.

Some of the all time best movies are Sammo's production

Prodigal Son

The Victim- the fight scene towards the end against a mantis guy was well done.

You said you haven't seen many KF films, if you like i can email my complete list...of minus venoms and alot of the black belt theatre ones :cool:


So far I was able to please the toughest critics with my choices


:)

honorisc
10-13-2001, 11:20 PM
Why cringe-ish? What do you dislike that you used to like?~ (not merely RENEGADE MONK).

Very some such, perhaps might have been, likely say some, some not.

SanSoo Student
10-17-2001, 06:47 AM
Let's see, this is not in any particular order:
Shoalin Master Killer
Wheels on Meals
Fists of Fury
Once Upon TIme in China 2
Tai Chi Master (Twin Warriors)
Iron Monkey
Drunken Master 2
Prodigal Son
Blade Of Fury
Magnificent Butcher

MonkSanTe
10-22-2001, 09:15 PM
1. Master Killer
2. Five Deadly Venoms
3. Mystery of Chess Boxing
4. Return of the Dragon
5. Eight Diagram Pole Fighters
6. Snake and Crane: Arts of Shaolin
7. Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
8. Fist of Legend
9. Ten Tigers From Kwantung
10. Shaolin Challenges Ninja

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would definitely be at the top of this list, but I consider it more than a martial arts movie. Anyway, my top ten change all of the time.

Every Bent Knee Too Shall Break

SanSoo Student
11-02-2002, 10:22 PM
hmm....
Drunken Master 2
Prodigal Son
Iron Monkey
The 36th Chamber
Enter The Dragon
Tai Chi Master
Magnificent Butcher
Young Master
Once upon a time in China 2
Wheels on Meals (not really martial arts, but hey the trio is awesome)

[Censored]
11-16-2002, 03:57 PM
Looks like nobody has mentioned:

Shaolin Soccer
Yin Yang Master
Project A
Dragons Forever
Legend of a Fighter
Fong Sai Yuk 2

...at least not in this particular top-10 thread. :rolleyes: :)

Sho
11-17-2002, 03:02 AM
No special order.

Shaolin Temple 3
Once Upon a Time in China 2
The Tai-Chi Master
Drunken Master II
Iron Monkey
Fong Sai Yuk
The New Legend of Shaolin
Fist of Fury
Enter the Dragon

Xiao3 Meng4
10-15-2009, 04:17 PM
Fearless + Fist of Legend
Hero
Red Cliff
Kill Bill
The Jason Bourne Series
Prodigal Son
Drunken Master 2
Kung Fu Hustle
Shaolin Soccer

uki
12-15-2009, 12:57 PM
in no specific order...

kiss of the dragon
unleashed
legend of the drunken master
fist of legend
seven swords
twin warriors
kung fu panda
5 deadly venoms
crouching tiger, hidden dragon
mongol... okay i know it doesn't count "technically" as a martial arts film. :D

Lucas
12-15-2009, 01:27 PM
in no specific order...

kiss of the dragon
unleashed
legend of the drunken master
fist of legend
seven swords
twin warriors
kung fu panda
5 deadly venoms
crouching tiger, hidden dragon
mongol... okay i know it doesn't count "technically" as a martial arts film. :D

id say it does. simply from the one scene where temujin guards their families escape from his blood brother.

the one thing i wanted to see in that film though was Subotai. i mean that fool was the general for 2 great khans... i wanted a bit of that.

you have a good list though.

ill create one too

Lucas
12-15-2009, 01:44 PM
this is hard

fist of legend / fearless (i know its 2 films but im combining them for this)
flash point
Fist of Fury AKA: The Iron Hand & The Chinese Connection
drunken master / legend of drunken master
Tai Chi Master AKA: Twin Warriors, AKA: Twice Deadly
Iron Monkey
Once Upon a Time in China series
36th Chamber of Shaolin AKA: Masterkiller AKA: Shaolin Masterkiller
Chocolate (a new fav)
Legend of the Wolf: Mainly for the throw of the knife skipping across water under the guys legs. the shot and the throw itself is supreme. Donnie is the man

kfson
12-15-2009, 01:45 PM
Both "Tai Chi Masters" are pretty good.

Lucas
12-15-2009, 01:48 PM
Both "Tai Chi Masters" are pretty good.

i think ive only seen the jet li one. whats the other one? i heard of a 'drunken tai chi master'

kfson
12-15-2009, 02:26 PM
i think ive only seen the jet li one. whats the other one? i heard of a 'drunken tai chi master'

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66hbi_wu-jing-master-of-tai-chi_shortfilms

http://www.cafeliber.it/TaiChiMaster.jpg

Lucas
12-15-2009, 02:59 PM
hey that does look good. thanks for the reference.

Jimbo
12-16-2009, 10:04 AM
Adding more to my list, no particular order:

Disciples of Shaolin (1975).

Men From the Monastery (1974).

Five Shaolin Masters (1975).

Shaolin Temple (Chang Cheh version, 1976).

The Magnificent Ruffians (1979).

Shaolin Avengers (a remake of Men From the Monastery, 1976).

Heroes Two (1974).

Marco Polo (Chang Cheh version, 1975).

The Boxer Rebellion (Chang Cheh version, 1976).

Challenge of the Masters (1976).

Martial Club (1981).

All of the original Zatoichi movies, 1 to 25 (or 26), 1960s through 1970s.

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hell (1972).

Black Belt (2007).

Chocolate (2007?).

Shaolin Vs. Lama (not to be confused with Shaolin Temple Against Lama, 1982).

The Sword of Doom (1965).

Harakiri (1962. Though not technically a martial arts film, it's an excellent critique of the status quo of samurai times).

Yojimbo (1961?).

Lady Snowblood (esp. part 1, 1973?).

The Invincible Armour (1977).

I know that's waaaay past 10 movies, but... :)

uki
12-16-2009, 10:42 AM
ong bok and the protector... i can't believe i forgot about these. :eek:

kfson
12-16-2009, 11:15 AM
Adding more to my list, no particular order:

Disciples of Shaolin (1975).

Men From the Monastery (1974).

Five Shaolin Masters (1975).

Shaolin Temple (Chang Cheh version, 1976).

The Magnificent Ruffians (1979).

Shaolin Avengers (a remake of Men From the Monastery, 1976).

Heroes Two (1974).

Marco Polo (Chang Cheh version, 1975).

The Boxer Rebellion (Chang Cheh version, 1976).

Challenge of the Masters (1979).

Martial Club (1981).

All of the original Zatoichi movies, 1 to 25 (or 26), 1960s through 1970s.

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hell (1972).

Black Belt (2007).

Chocolate (2007?).

Shaolin Vs. Lama (not to be confused with Shaolin Temple Against Lama, 1982).

The Sword of Doom (1965).

Harakiri (1962. Though not technically a martial arts film, it's an excellent critique of the status quo of samurai times).

Yojimbo (1961?).

Lady Snowblood (esp. part 1, 1973?).

The Invincible Armour (1977).

I know that's waaaay past 10 movies, but... :)


Why were so many interesting Chinese martial arts movies made in the 1970s?

Lucas
12-16-2009, 11:35 AM
i think it has a lot to do with the cultural revolution and the booming film industry during that time.

the practice of martial arts was heavily discouraged, i think as that started to lift, the freedom to express themselves with their kungfu was to big of an opportunity to pass up for many practitioners. also that the most money one can ever make with martial arts is through entertainment, seems to lend to the seizing of the time and opportunity.

thats just my take on it.

TaichiMantis
12-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Anything with Michele Yeoh

Lucas
12-16-2009, 02:24 PM
Anything with Michele Yeoh

ill second that. she was great supercop

bawang
12-16-2009, 02:53 PM
i like jet lis shaolin temple
when i saw it the frist time i cried

uki
12-16-2009, 03:08 PM
i like jet lis shaolin temple
when i saw it the frist time i criedi cried at the end of the new rambo movie. :D

TenTigers
12-17-2009, 06:18 AM
in no particular order and I'm not counting:
All Bruce Lee movies-including the fight scenes from Game of Death
All Tony Jaa movies (so far there's only really three-Ong Bak I&II, Tom Yung Gai
All Jet Li movies-even the sucky ones have great choreography.
All Jacky Chan movies
Above the Law, and probably his next few. After Under Siege, it all went downhill.
(I think you can guage Steven Segal movies by the clothes. As the shirts and coats got bigger, the movies got worse.)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
House of Flying Daggers
Heaven Sword Dragon Saber, although more fantasy than Martial Arts, it is still an inspiring film. I have several versions.
Yip Man
SPL
(Donnie Yen is definately on the rise)

I don't really count any of the Shaw pictures as being that great, although they are entertaining, and who doesn't love the Venom Gang? I never thought any of them were particularly inspiring.
Yeah, yeah, I know,"Blasphemy!" Bullsh1t. The choreography was hokey, over stylized, and drawn out. Downright boring.
But, I did like Shaolin vs Ninja.

sanjuro_ronin
12-17-2009, 06:51 AM
Almost anything with Donnie Yen, for sure.
I tend to divide things into old time kung fu - 5 venoms, 5 shaoling avengers, etc.
"new age" kung fu - Crouching tiger, fearless, etc
Action MA - Bourne series, Chuck, Seagal.
Animation - Avatar, fist, ninja scroll.

MasterKiller
12-17-2009, 08:25 AM
All Jet Li movies-even the sucky ones have great choreography.
All Jacky Chan movies

I don't really count any of the Shaw pictures as being that great, although they are entertaining, and who doesn't love the Venom Gang? I never thought any of them were particularly inspiring.
Yeah, yeah, I know,"Blasphemy!" Bullsh1t. The choreography was hokey, over stylized, and drawn out. Downright boring.
But, I did like Shaolin vs Ninja.

LOL at Shaw Bros being overstylized and hokey, yet Jet Li and Jackie Chan get a pass.

1bad65
12-17-2009, 09:40 AM
Road House

Lucas
12-17-2009, 09:56 AM
Road House

hehe. i havnt seen that one in a grip. wasnt it suppose to be taiji that his character used in that film?

R.I.P.

sanjuro_ronin
12-17-2009, 10:06 AM
hehe. i havnt seen that one in a grip. wasnt it suppose to be taiji that his character used in that film?

R.I.P.

He did a "taiji form"...
It was choregraphed by Benny Urquidez.

Lucas
12-17-2009, 10:14 AM
He did a "taiji form"...
It was choregraphed by Benny Urquidez.

okay, i thought there was some connection to taiji

TenTigers
12-17-2009, 11:07 AM
LOL at Shaw Bros being overstylized and hokey, yet Jet Li and Jackie Chan get a pass.
yeah, but different type of ..um, hoke...er, hokiosity, um..hokism...?

Lucas
12-17-2009, 02:26 PM
i would definately say jc and jl are pretty up there on over stylized choreography, but very little of its hokey. its all pretty tight stuff, esp most jet li films, due to who is doing the choreography.

there are some really poor action sequences in some of those old shaw bros flicks. and i mean REALLY poor. granted not all of course. i love those old films anyway.

kfson
12-20-2009, 10:16 AM
ONG-BAK, The Thai WARRIOR

Never paid much attention to the Thai style. This Tony Jaa (I think is his name) is outstanding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuqV1RWDhXc

Dragonzbane76
12-21-2009, 04:56 AM
yeah i liked the first one. I have the second for netflix but it's been delayed like a hundred times.

FightSoc
02-24-2010, 10:43 AM
some great movies listed here. Personally I like Game of Death as number 1 of all time, although it's not included in this top 10 martial arts movies (http://www.intermartialarts.com/article/top-ten-martial-arts-movies) list though - but it should be!