Top 50 Best Kung Fu Movies Of All Time

List of Classic Martial Arts Films

What are the best kung fu movies? Action films has many sub genres but one of the oldest (and one of the most loved) sub genres is of-course martial arts. Fans of fist-fighting have always enjoyed martial arts movies, even films with no plot and no character development enjoy success at box office given that they have a pretty good fighting sequence. Kung Fu movies have their own share in the martial arts films. In fact most of the martial arts movies focus on the kung fu art of fighting. Usually Kung fu films focus on daredevil stunts and breath taking fist-fighting sequences.

Back in the golden era of Hollywood (1960s decade) Kung fu movies were only limited to the Chinese cinema. But it was during that time, When Kung Fu movies entered hollywood and soon dozens of kung fu movies were produced every year. Not only most of these Kung fu films were well received at box office but they also gave few of the most famous personalities to the world. However there was one single man who should be credited for the immense popularity of Kung Fu in Hollywood. He was Bruce Lee. Though the legendary actor and martial arts champion’s career was short lived (due to his death in 1973 at a young age of 33) yet he left a huge impact on Hollywood. It was he who opened the doors of martial arts films to Hollywood.

The later decades saw the rise of many action heroes who were kung fu practitioner. From Jackie chan, Chuck Norris to Jet li, every actor made their own fan following due to the success of their kung fu films. Even though Kung fu films are still related to chinese movies by fans but there are many mainstream Kung fu films produced in Hollywood. It won’t to exaggeration to say that the use of kung fu in action movies improved their quality and made them immensely popular (Matrix for example).

Here we have chosen 50 greatest movies based on kung fu:

50. Black Dynamite
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49. Big trouble in Little China
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48. Jackie Chan’s Who Am I
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47. The Game of Death
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46. Kill Zone SPL (2005)
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45. The Protector
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44. Equilibrium
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43. Shogun Assassin
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42. Ashes of Time
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41. Undisputed 3: Redemption
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40. BloodSport
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39. Magnificient Butcher
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38. Prodigal Son
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37. The Shaolin Temple
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36. The Twilight Samurai
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35. Police Story
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34. Iron Monkey
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33. The Man From Nowhere
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32. Sanjuro
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31. Danny the Dog aka Unleashed
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30. 13 Assassins
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29. Batman Begins
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28. Rush Hour
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27. Brotherhood of theWolf
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26. Shaolin Soccer
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25. Red Cliff
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24. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
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23. Once Upon a Time in China
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22. Warrior (2011)
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21. The Karate Kid (1984)
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20. The Raid: Redemption
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19. House of the Flying Daggers
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18. Hero (2002)
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17. The Way of the Dragon
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16. The Chinese Connection
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15. Curse of the Golden Flower
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14. District B 13
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13. Ong-Bak
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12. Taken
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11. Fist of Legend
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10. Kung Fu Hustle
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9. Fearless (2006)
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8. Yojimbo
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7. Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2
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6. Drunken Master Series
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5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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4. Enter the Dragon
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3. Ip Man (2008)
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2. The Matrix
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1. Seven Samurai
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Who is your favorite Kung Fu hero and which is your favorite Kung Fu film? Do you think that Kung fu movies are the best sub-genre of action movies? What other martial arts films do youlove to see? Also tell us if we missed any great Kung fu film.

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