Any good martial arts films?

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  1. mflo
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    Anyone know of any good martial arts films? Besides Fearless, and this one korean movie which I forgot the name of (I think it had the word "Wind" in it)
     
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    Ong-Bak
     
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    I've seen onk-bak already, it's pretty tight. Thanks for posting
    I'm looking for a serious martial arts film. Unlike Kung-pow.
    It sucks how Fearless was Jet-Li's last Wuxia film
     
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    Enter the Dragon, if your into old-school ones.
     
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    Gotta agree with enter the dragon! it is the best but my top three martial arts films are defo

    1:enter the dragon
    2:Police Story
    3:Wong Fei Hung I and II ( quality films jet li if you dont know ) think they once upon a time in china as an english title

    gotta agree that kung-fu hustle was a good film, try Shaolin Soccer if you enjoy that, perhaps not the great film of the genre but a great watch non the less!

    Hope this helps!


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    I have seen so many martial arts films of late I seem to have forgotten them all:

    If you liked Ong Bak then the Warrior king may also be of interest, I personally rate them up with Wong Fei Heung/once upon a time in China.

    Not serious per se but Samurai Commando was an interesting watch, the Azumi films are not bad if you want period action.

    Also the old Zatoichi films are not bad.
     
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    if you like ong bak then you have to see Tom Yum Goong, it has the same actor in it

    also Jackie Chan's Legend of Drunken Master is a classic (drunken boxing)
     
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  12. mflo
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    Thanks guys, I'll take a look at Wong Fei Hung and The tai-chi master, I've seen most of the others
     
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    oldboy
     
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    Oldboy is soo not a martial arts film, it is however pretty good, I only saw it once, i don't think i can watch it again cos of the storyline(won't spoil it for you)

    you could try:
    Once upon a time in America
    (part of Jet Li's once upon a time in china series) it has an early owen wilson as a cowboy (before he was in shanghai noon)
    (Jacky chan)
    Drunken master
    Armor of God
    Police Story
    (Bruce lee)
    Way of the Dragon (bruce lee vs chuck norris)
    The big boss (bruce lee's first, probably my fav)
    Fist of fury(also remade by jet li)
     
  15. jalaneme

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    you lot have pretty much mentioned all the default stuff, how about game of death aswell? danny the dog by jet li is not bad, (a lot of british humour) but that film is not jet li's best though, but still decent.
     
  16. mthrnite

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    I haven't seen a lot... I'll be netflixing some of these ^^ to be sure... but of the ones I've seen in the past year, Iron Monkey is just wonderful. I watch it over and over, my kids like it too.
    I saw Enter the Dragon when it first came out, I was in third grade at the time. Loved it, and loved having a brother 10 years older than me that would tell my mom we were going to see a Disney flick or something, then take me to see The Eiger Sanction or Blazing Saddles... heh heh.. anyway, I digress... I don't know if it's really considered a martial arts flick, but I also really enjoyed A Chinese Ghost Story, just lovely, and funny too.
     
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    I used to be freaked out by Chinese Ghost Story when I was a Kid (heck i was freaked out by Dark Crystal) [​IMG]
     
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    Chinese Ghost Story is @ the top of my favorite movies growing up....that's because when I was a kid I was in love with the main actress....do yourself a favor and don't watch 2 and 3 though, those are pretty inferior compared to the 1st one....especially 3. I'd suggest The Protector, cool thai flick with that guy that's rising in stardom quickly ever since ong bak.
     
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    Drunken Master 2, Police Story. Old Jackie chan classics. Once upon a time in china, was also great.
     
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    There's a sequel to Drunken Master [​IMG]?