The Martial Arts movie genre is a very popular movie genre throughout the world. There are many movies that give you a real sense of the world of martial art. Many of these movies are legendary films that should be included in 123 movie every martial arts movie collection.
Below is a list of movies that have had an exceptional impact on the movie genre:
Enter The Dragon: This movie shows every kung fu buff why Bruce Lee is such a legend. The movie had a tremendous impact on the martial arts movie genre. Bruce Lee travels to a remote island to kick some butt.
Seven Samurai: Not a new movie, however, its impact makes it an essential movie for a movie collector. In this movie, bandits are terrorizing a town and a samurai is enlisted to help the town. The samurai and six of his friends teach the people how to defend themselves against the bandits. In return, the townspeople provide them with shelter and food. It is one of the greatest movies of all time and inspired “The Magnificent Seven.”
Fist of Legend: This film stars Jet Li. It is a retelling of the story ‘The Chinese Connection.’ The plot of the story involves a kung fu student avenging his master’s death. It is an action packed movie.
The Legend of Drunken Master: Both a comedy and kung fu film, it stars Jackie Chan stars as a fighter who must learn the art of Drunken Fist Kung Fu.
Ong Bok: This action packed movie is in the top 10 martial art epics. It is a very exciting film that will keep you captivated from start to end.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The combat, landscape, and action made this movie popular throughout the world. It is an epic tale of a stolen sword, a mysterious ninja, and love. It is a compelling story with romance, action, and has fantastic cinematography.
Hero: Jet Li stars in this epic. It tells the story of the powerful ruler of the six feudal kingdoms, Qin, and the convoluted plan to assassinate him.
Billy Jack: Billy Jack is a half-white and half-Native American martial artist who promotes a message of peace by kicking the butts of nasty rednecks persecuting the local pacifists. This movie spreads the message of peace in martial art.
Master Killer: In this movie, the anti Ching pariots set up their base in Canton under disguise being school masters. Lui, The Master Killer, escapes a brutal Manchu attack and devotes himself to the rigorous martial art training to get his revenge. This film is one of the few films that follow the Martial Arts training process from start to end.
As well as the above movies, other movies you may want to add to you collection include: Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, The Karate Kid, Good Guys Wear Black, Five Fingers of Death, Five Deadly Venoms, Rumble in the Bronx, and The Kid with the Golden Arm. Every martial arts film buff will have these fantastic martial arts movies in their collection.