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I was talking to my friends about some of the best martial arts movies and our lists were a little different. These are the movies we came up with. I agree with some, but wanted to post this to potentially get some other opinions.

Seven Samurai

Story – A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Made- 1954
Stars- Toshirô Mifune
Genre- Action, Drama
Director- Akira Kurosawa
Other Writing Credits: Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Clip below:

More- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/


The Way Of The Dragon

The Way Of The Dragon best martial arts movie 2

Story – A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Made- 1972
Genre- Action, Comedy, Crime
Director- Bruce Lee
Stars- Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris
Runtime- 90Mins

Clip below – (Chuck Norris v Bruce Lee)

More info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068935/?ref_=ttqt_qt_tt


Game of Death

Game of Death 1978 best martial arts movie 3

Story – A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

Made- 1978
Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee (uncredited)
Writer: Robert Clouse (as Jan Spears)
Main Stars: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp
Runtime- 1h 25min

More info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077594/?ref_=nv_sr_1



Fist of Fury (aka Chinese Connection)

Fist of Fury aka chinese connection best martial arts movie 4

Story – A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo
Year made – 1972
Writer: Wei Lo (screenplay) (as Lo Wei)
Main Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien
Runtime – 1h 47min
More info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


IP Man

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Story – During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip
Year made – 2008
Writers: Edmond Wong (screenplay), Tai-lee Chan (as Tai-Li Chan)
Main Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan
Runtime – 1h 46 min
More info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220719/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Drunken Master

Drunken Master 1978 best martial arts movie 6

Story – Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Year made – 1978
Writers: Lung Hsiao (as Hua-An Hsi), See-Yuen Ng
Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang
More Info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080179/?ref_=nv_sr_2


The Raid Redemption

The Raid redemption 2011 best martial arts movie 7

Story – A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Year made – 2011
Director: Gareth Evans (as Gareth Huw Evans)
Writer: Gareth Evans (as Gareth Huw Evans)
Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
More info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/?ref_=nv_sr_1



Story – A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Year made – 2006
Director: Ronny Yu
Writers: Chris Chow, Richard Epcar (dubbed version), Chi-long To
Main Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong
More Info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446059/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Story – A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Year made – 2000
Director: Ang Lee
Main Writers: Du Lu Wang (book), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay)
Main Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang
More Info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190332/?ref_=nv_sr_2


Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

Ong-Bak The Thai Warrior 2003 best martial arts movie 10

Story – When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Year made – 2003
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Writers: Panna Rittikrai (story), Prachya Pinkaew (story)
Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol
More Info – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368909/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Alright well that’s my top 10 best martial arts movies list, but please feel free to comment below whether you agree, or not!