Best Chinese Martial Arts Movies

Best Chinese Martial Arts Movies-Top 10 chinese movies. My lovely Chinese movies about swords, kung fu and Chinese mythology and legends.

Best Chinese martial arts movies-Top 10 Chinese movies
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Top 10 Chinese Movies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000
Legendary Chinese martial arts movie. Directed by Ang Lee and starring Michelle Khan, Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi, Chow Yun-Fat.
The film is based on a novel by Wang Du Lu. It is one of the 73rd Annual Academy Award winners, honored as the best in Foreign Language, Music (Score), Art Direction and Cinematography.

The Chinese Connection (Fist of Furry), 1972

Directed by Lo Wei and starring Bruce Lee. Original title: Fist of Fury.
This movie is Bruce Lee’s classic. Want to see Bruce Lee’s action, this is the one.

The Shaolin Temple, 1982
First movie with Jet Li. Jet Li was the all-round wushu champion (martial arts) at that time (about 1982). Thus want to see the real thing, see Jet Li in this movie. Directed by Chang Hsin-Yen.

Red Cliff, 2008
China’s Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). Civil war at time of Han dynasty. Directed by John Woo.

The Legend of Drunken Master,
Wong Fei-Hong (Jackie Chen) returning home with his father after a shopping expedition. Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don’t want the pieces to leave the country.

Warlords, 2007
A story of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval in historical Chine. It is based on “The Assassination of Ma,” a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.

Hero, 2002
In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin’s three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.

Seven Swords, 2005
Seven warriors come together to protect a village from an evil warlord.

True Legend, 2010
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su’s peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Cast: Xun Zhou, Man Cheuk Chiu and Michelle Yeoh.

Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu), 1990

A scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from Emperor. Movie from Ming dynasty with Chinese and Japanese warriors.

And here is a personal tip:

Emperor and Assassin (Jing Ke ci Qin Wang), 1998
Unification of China ending in a bloodshed.

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  1. I am returning to say THANK YOU! I visited this blog yesterday, i noticed i already saw a few chinese movies.

    I picked Emperor and Assassin movie. I aquired movie a few hours later.

    This movie is awesome. It was a little slow on beginning but i loved it later. Main theme is unification of seven chinese kingdoms. Movie is about great and pure intentions changed into terrible evil tyrany where kids are buried alive and everyone is murdered just for suspition.

    This movie has no heroes and winners. This movie was so real as the real world is. This movie is about unfinished tasks and about us…HUMANS.

    Thank you very much for posting this and sorry for my english!

    Have a good day,

    Paavo, Finland, Europe

  2. Shaolin temple is the best movie iever seen.jet lee is my best hero & mashalartist.i want to learn mashalart from him.And i hope i will got a chance .

  3. Oh yeah. Crouching tiger hidden dragon was One of the First and Best Movie that had reached the United State! I loved it! Martial arts movies are the best!

  4. I love Chinese martial arts films! Check out sacrifice and legend of the fist. Those two movies got to be up there for best all time…I’m a big fan of Chinese movies n I’m curious If theres blog or website where people talk and update about new Chinese movies especially the old school types, please lmk

  5. Well to me Martial Arts means respect and discipline.
    I have trained in different Martial arts now for well over 15 years.
    I have seen several people appear and disappear but one
    other thing that I have noticed is the respect and discipline that has definitely changed those
    peoples perception of life.
    Little ones that have started which were on the wrong side of
    the tracks, always in trouble and no idea how to respect other kids.
    Put them in a controlled environment with discipline and fighting and they soon
    start to understand.
    Martial arts is a great technique for infants and adults to get rid of their aggression without hurting or bullying anyone.

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