PopGap #26: Potluck Film Festival, Month Three

Two years ago I caught up on 20 Hong Kong action movies that I had either neglected or missed completely, using Rik Meyers' Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book as a guide. This got me just under the surface, mixing a few relative obscurities with several films from the most famous names in the business: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, John Woo, Jet Li, Tsui Hark, Yuen Woo-Ping and Donnie Yen. However, this genre of film in particular is one that I always feel intrigued by and yet hopelessly behind-the-curve. Since then I've participated in an online movie discussion group, a couple of members of which have stood out as passionate fans of martial arts movies, so this year I've revived my Kung Fu (Mostly) Movie month with 10 recommendations from Tory Kluender and Rick Winters, both of whom I know through the movie-ranking website Flickchart.

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  • Come Drink with Me

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  • In the Line of Duty 4

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  • Heroes of the East

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  • Rescue Dawn

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  • The Mission

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  • Samurai Rebellion

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  • Kung Fu Jungle

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  • City on Fire

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  • Mr. Canton and Lady Rose

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  • Visible Secret

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  • The Flowers of War

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  • Time and Tide

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