Recommend me martial art movies

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  1. DarkEnergon22

    DarkEnergon22 Well-Known Member

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    These are some of my favorites

    Enter The Dragon
    Way of The Dragon
    Fist of Fury
    The Big Boss
    Game of Death
    Seven Samurai
    Ong Bak
    Ong Bak 2
    The One
    Kiss of the Dragon
    Unleashed
    Fearless
    The Forbidden Kingdom
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Ip Man
    The Raid
     
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    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Kung-Pow: Enter the Fist
     
  3. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    ^ Cannot disagree. :cool: 

    I suppose we're not counting Chuck Norris films are we? :p  (not including 'Way of the Dragon' of course as it's on your list)
    If you haven't yet you should watch Shaolin Soccer. By the same people and with a lot of the same actors. Less kung-fu but still pretty entertaining for many of the same reasons Kung-Fu Hustle was. I'm not remotely a sports fan but I still enjoyed it.
     
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    If you can find Kwoon or anything by the Stunt People, I'd highly recommend it. Kwoon's tag line was "Bad acting, good kung fu", and the Stunt People do some insane stuff. Their movie Contour is goofy, in a really fun way. They've got a new one with Johnny Bosch co-starring, which ought to be awesome.

    Another one I loved was Drive... not the recent one, but an older film with Mark Dacascos. It was almost like Rush Hour before Rush Hour.

    And some people gripe at me for recommending this because it's animated, but I think the fight and action scenes in the Kung Fu Panda movies are pretty solid, especially the first one. Worth it for the prison escape sequence alone. Not your traditional martial arts film, but still.
     
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    Kiss of the Dragon? KISS OF THE DRAGON? Good? Tell me you're joking, as a film, its poop. As a martial arts film, its an even bigger pile of poop.

    For modern production values you can't go wrong with Ip Man and Ip Man 2, but delve a little deeper and you should check out...

    Wheels on Meals, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao triumverate. Also check out Dragons Forever, but Wheels on Meals is definitely the better film.

    Drunken Master 2. You might have a hell of a time tracking down a copy though, Disney have the rights to this and for some inexplicable reason they're not rereleasing it.

    Some other films... hmm.

    Once Upon a time in China
    Fong Sai Yuk
    Fist of Legend (Fist of Fury remake with Jet Li)
    Iron Monkey

    Drive is a good shout, Mark Decascos is pretty damn slick. Having said that most 'Hollywood' Martial Arts films are pretty crap, mainly because Hollywood directors don't know how to shoot and frame Martial arts action, they're always zoomed in too close and edit fight scene too tightly.

    Having said that try and check out the US TV series Martial Law, starring and choreographed by none other than Sammo Hung, better fight scenes than pretty much all Hollywood film productions, no joke.

    Apparently Mark Decascos is a guest villain in one episode, and the fight between him and Sammo is supposed to be mindblowing, but I've not actually seen it myself. :( 
     
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    THANK YOU! I've been wondering what that series was called for years. Now to see if I can find it cheap on DVD...
     
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    Gui ma tian shi (aka Drunken Wu Tang).

    It's so crazy you have to watch it.
     
  8. DarkEnergon22

    DarkEnergon22 Well-Known Member

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    Is Drunken Master 2 alternatively titled The Legend of The Drunken Master?

    If so I have seen some clips of it and it looks good.

    Same with the Fist of Legend movie I want to see that soon.
     
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    Once Upon a Time in China 1-3
    Drunken Master
    Legend of the Drunken Master
    The Entire Lone Wolf and Cub series
    The Entire Zatoichi series
    Riki-oh: The Story of Riki
    Dragons Forever
    Police Story and its various sequels
    Operation Condor and Operation Condor: Armor of God
    Wheels on Meals
    The Big Brawl
    The Sho Kosugi "Ninja" trilogy (or any Sho Kosugi film, for that matter)
    Ninja Assassain
    Chocolate
    The Protector (Tony Jaa)
    Kickboxer

    and when it comes out
    The Man With the Iron Fists


    You've got a pretty big list there, which are your favorites and why?
     
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    American Ninja with Michael Dudikoff and many Jean-Claude Van Damme movies :D 
    Oh and the Mad Mission movies are great (maybe they are called "Aces Go Places" where you live). As a kid I always thought it was Jackie Chan, but it isn't. Anyway they are funny and have great fightin scenes as well.
     
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    Bloodsport is good fun. Other than that you and the other guys seem to have covered the rest.
     
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    Jacky Chan solo films, (ala Armour of God, Operation Condor, Project A, Police Story etc) are less Martial Arts films (IMO) and more action films.

    Simply because their fight scenes aren't brilliant, the emphasis on those films is the crazy action and stuntwork.

    Also Riki O: the Story of Ricky isn't a Martial Arts movie. But it is absurdly entertaining.
     
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    My recommendations would be:

    1. Once a Upon a Time in China 1 to 3
    2. Fearless
    3. Ip Man 1 & 2
    4. Drunken Master 2

    Other than that you got all the good ones :) 
     
  14. Aernaroth

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    He's got a bunch of movies on his list that aren't really martial arts films (Seven Samurai, for example), so I figured the periphery was a good place to go in terms of reccomendations.

    Other ideas I had:
    The Flying Guillotine (again, not really fully a martial arts film)
    The 36 Chambers of Shaolin
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (also not really a true martial arts film, but wuxia influenced and with some beautiful cinematography)
    The Transporter (more action than martial arts, but it has some good fight sequences)
     
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    These are movies that I wouldn't call martials arts movies but have really good fight sequances.
    Blood and Bone
    Ninja
    Undisputed 2 & 3
    Jackie chan movies, which I think should be a own genre imo.:) 
     
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    Jet Li has a lot of great kung fu movies before he became a hollywood action star. Check out his Once Upon A Time In China series. Those are some good martial arts movies!
     
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    That was the first movie that popped into my head.I loved that movie when I was growing up.I probably haven't seen it in 20 years.
     

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