Action Movies have always been my favorite. Sometimes when I feel the hunger for some real action, ordinary Action doesn’t satisfies me. From the Best Kung Fu Movies I’ve watched, I’ve come up with this post of Top 10 Kung Fu Movies. Among the lots of influential Kung Fu Movies of the past forty years, I find these ten films really standout.
Movies are quite classic and dated so if you wanna include your choice of Kung Fu Movie in the list, comment section is yours.
10. Shaolin Soccer (2001):
This kung fu comedy, directed by Stephen Chow, is a great film with exceptional entertainment value. Good karate scenes, special effects and non-stop comedy scenes of this film are so engaging and entertaining. The film follows the story of shaolin monk and his five brothers who reunites, years after their master’s death, to apply their martial arts skills to play soccer and bring Shaolin kung fu to the masses. This movie has some captivating scenes, that makes you appreciate the Chinese art of kung fu more and more. Using kung fu on a soccer match was also unique and intriguing. The final soccer match of our kung fu brothers against another great team is so fascinating. You don’t want to miss that.
9. Kungfu Hustle (2004):
Kungfu Hustle, by far the greatest comedy kung fu movie to date. After achieving commercial success with Shaolin Soccer, Stephan Chow comes up with another comedy movie, with exceptional entertainment value. This film is something you rarely encounter, a genuinely original comedy. Brilliantly choreographed and shot, Kung Fu Hustle is often grisly, visually spectacular and unabashedly silly, all at once. And yeah, you don’t want to mess with the lady who has hair curlers and a cigarette in her mouth.
8. Billy Jack (1971):
After almost 40 years of its release, Billy Jack is still able to stay in 8th postion of top ten kung fu movies for its unforgettable storyline, breath-taking cinematography and awesome kung fu action. This film is the classic story of good vs. bad where Billy Jack was involved with bad guys who want to kill the wild horses and turn them into dog food. This kung fu movie is worth seeing if you come across it.
7. Once Upon a Time in china (1991):
This is really a classic old Jet Li movie made and produced in China with awesome fight scenes. Jet Li plays the historical Wong Fei Hong, a physician and martial arts master, who battled foreign mercenaries, gangs, and corrupt officials. For spectacular fight scenes and superb plot this film is placed on the 7th position of top ten kung fu movies.
6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000):
This film revolves around the characters who are in search for a magical jade sword and missing treasure. It is a classic kung fu movie with a Greek Tragedy storyline. The film was very successful receiving 4 Academy Awards and very high review ratings. This is a good movie with an abundance of expressing. A classic Kung fu epic.
4. Big Trouble in Little China (1986):
This film may not be on everyone’s top ten kung fu movies list, but it does stand out because the story line is good with Kurt Russell somehow getting involved with kung fu warriors, kidnapping, kung fu sorcery, and epic action packed scenes. The movie includes plenty of action and many twists and turns. The climax has breath taking action sequences where Kurt Russel has to defeat Lo Pan, the mysterious kung fu master of 2000 years old.
3. Fearless (2006):
Fearless is one of the best kung fu movies ever made. The film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuan jia who was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin wu Sports Federation. The character of Huo Yuanjia is portrayed by Jet Li. This is a great movie, with exceptional martial arts action and fighting.
2. Legend of Drunken Master (1994):
The film is the story of young martial artist who learns drunken style kung fu from his drunken master. Whether drunken kung fu is actual kung fu style, or was created for film is in question. In this martial arts kung fu movie, battle between drunken master’s students fighting an evil Wushu gang is shown. Along with stunning action scenes, the film also offers some humor.
1. Enter the Dragon (1973):
This classic Bruce Lee karate movie was filmed in 1973 and is considered as one of his best. This movie stars Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, and Bob Wall. You will also a well known martial artist and body builder, Bolo, who has been in a number of kung fu and karate movies. In this film you will see Bruce Lee showing why he is a great martial artist, by use of his quick strikes, use of a variety of weapons, and adaptability in his kung fu techniques. Great movie! Enter the Dragon is a great showcase of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts.