The best Kung Fu/Martial Arts films

Ever since I got into the Wu-Tang Clan I wanted to explore where the well-selected samples came from and a few years ago I started watching loads of these kung fu films. They are mostly made in Hong Kong, Taiwan and sometimes South Korea during the '60s all the way through to the '80s - most of them produced by the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio but there are a handful which were handled by other companies and which came later.

When dubbed most of them are hilarious (and I do enjoy watching then more than the subtitled versions) the majority of them combine incredible choreography with epic stories - coupled with the humour of the dubbed dialogue (mostly the voices).…

  • Come Drink with Me
  • The Trail of the Broken Blade
  • Angel with the Iron Fists
  • The One-Armed Swordsman
  • Golden Swallow
  • Have Sword, Will Travel
  • Return of the One-Armed Swordsman
  • Crimson Bat, the Blind Swordswoman
  • The Heroic Ones
  • The Singing Killer
  • The Chinese Boxer
  • The Twelve Gold Medallions
  • The New One-Armed Swordsman
  • The Big Boss
  • Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman
  • The Duel
  • Six Assassins
  • A Touch of Zen
  • The Water Margin
  • Five Fingers of Death
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • The Big Fight
  • Hapkido
  • Four Riders
  • One-Armed Boxer
  • The Boxer from Shantung
  • Fist of Fury
  • The Big Showdown
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Fist to Fist
  • The Real Bruce Lee
  • Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend
  • Shaolin Martial Arts
  • The Shadow Boxer
  • The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death
  • The Tournament
  • Five Shaolin Masters
  • All Men Are Brothers
  • Disciples of Shaolin
  • The Four Assassins
  • The Killer Snakes
  • The Flying Guillotine
  • The Spiritual Boxer
  • The One Armed Swordsmen
  • Bruce Lee and I
  • The New Shaolin Boxers
  • Challenge of the Masters
  • One Armed Swordsman Against Nine Killers
  • Shaolin Wooden Men
  • Shaolin Temple
  • Master of the Flying Guillotine
  • Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger
  • Return of the 18 Bronzemen
  • The 18 Bronzemen
  • The Secret Rivals 2
  • The Invincible Armour
  • Bruce and the Shaolin Bronzemen
  • Fighting Of Shaolin Monks
  • 10 Magnificent Killers
  • Executioners from Shaolin
  • Clans of Intrigue
  • The Fatal Flying Guillotines
  • Cross of Iron
  • Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth
  • The Rebel of Shao-lin
  • The Brave Archer
  • Return of the Chinese Boxer
  • Fatal Needles vs. Fatal Fists
  • The 7 Grandmasters
  • Drunken Master
  • Deadly Strike
  • 18 Fatal Strikes
  • Flying Guillotine II
  • Enter Three Dragons
  • Bruce Lee The Invincible
  • Shaolin Invincible Sticks
  • The Five Venoms
  • Eagle's Claw
  • Killer of Snake, Fox of Shaolin
  • Enter the Fat Dragon
  • Warriors Two
  • Tough Guy
  • Crippled Avengers
  • Born Invincible
  • The Avenging Eagle
  • Heroes of the East
  • Shaolin Mantis
  • Five Superfighters
  • The Shaolin Avengers
  • Bruce Lee in New Guinea
  • Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog
  • Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
  • Invincible Shaolin
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • King of Fists and Dollars
  • Monkey Fist Floating Snake
  • Knockabout
  • The Boxer from the Temple
  • The Dragon and the Tiger Kids
  • Kid with the Golden Arm