Note from Kmiller: Earlier in the month, Charles Malcom reached out to me and asked if he could write a guest post on the site about his favorite Kung Fu films. I agreed to let him do it, and this list doesn’t reflect my choices in any manner. I simply took the text and pasted it in here. Enjoy the list and have fun!
Top 10 Kung Fu Movies
“East Is East, and West Is West and Never the Twain Shall Meet”
This may be the case in regards to why Hollywood stays away from making Kung Fu movies. To them, the definition of Kung Fu is quite blurred, and so, the job of making Kung Movies is entrusted upon the East.
Guys, as soon as read the title of the article, didn’t you feel a burst of explosion? Kung Fu means- “Pow!” and “Boom!” Kung Fu means Action!
If action movies fascinate you, then I think I am having something in store for you. Let’s catch some real action. Grab the list of top 10 Kung-Fu movies of all the time.
The list contains Kung Fu legends like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li. However, all the Kung Fu movies display their own masterpieces, but opinions do differ as one excels the other one. Here I bring you the best ever Kung Fu actions straight from the glittering East.
The one armed swordsman (1967)
An amazing movie from the early years of director Chang Cheh shows eclectic blends of Japanese style action, western mutiny, and Chinese wuxia heroes. In the movie you can see the brutal style of Chang Cheh, which dominated regional efforts and not the Peking Opera influenced by King Hu.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
A Great tale of the Kung Fu school – Shaolin Temple, made its entry in 1978. This movie shows a student (Gordon Liu), who is under rigorous training of the temple monks, before he makes his journey towards his house to defeat an evil lord.
Fist of the White Lotus (1981)
Director and actor Lo Lieh plays one of the most notable characters, Pai Mei, a sinister, and unbeatable kung fu priest who appeared in numerous kung fu epic movies.
Shaolin Temple (1982)
This is the place where Kung Fu, the particular form of martial art has taken birth. Yes, I am talking about the Shaolin Temple. The movie contains some of the most popular subjects regarding martial arts and stands out as the best because of its action hero, Jet Li.
Once upon a time in china (1991)
This is one of those old jet Li movies which has awesome action scenes that are solely made and produced in China. Jet Li plays the physician and martial master Wong Fei Hong, who battles foreign merchants, gangs and corrupt officials. This movie is most notable for its spectacular fight sequences.
Crouching tiger and the hidden dragon (2000)
The characters in the movie are searching a magical jade sword and missing treasure. It is based on the Greek Tragedy storyline and the movie that has made to the award ceremony and received 4 Academy Awards. Its review ratings are quite high, and this movie is now termed as the Kung Fu epic.
Kung fu hustle (2004)
This is a comedy Kung Fu movie that stresses exceptional entertainment value attained through martial arts. It has some instances of original comedy, and the choreography and actions are mind blowing. Kung Fu Hustle is a visually spectacular movie, and I don’t think you want to try that Kung Fu lady with hair curlers and cigarette in her mouth.
I think this is the best ever Kung Fu made till date. The action, techniques, and art looks sharpened. It tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuan Jia, the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin wu Sports Federation. Jet Li portrays the character of Huo Yuan Jia.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
This is directed by Stephen Chow, is known for its good fighting scenes, special effects, and iswith bursting comedy scenes. Here we will find that the football maniac Kung Fu players use their martial art skills to play soccer and this concept is no doubt amazing.
Donnie Yen has given his breakout performance in this movie. Everything, starting from plot, choreography, setting, cinematography and performances all are superb. When Ip Man’s son, Ip Chun saw the movie for the first time he felt exuberant. Donnie seems to exist with the soul of Ip man in the movie. In one word, it is a true Kung Fu movie with packed action.
These are just a taste of some the films that will satisfy your hunger for action. There’s more and among them this ten are no doubt the best.
Author’s Bio: Charles Malcolm, is a freelance entertainment blogger who often provides exciting articles on action-packed movies. He has come with top ten Kung Fu movies here and he provides you some of the best deal dish network to make your weekend fill with some real actions.