The Best Martial Arts Movie

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  1. DAWAS

    DAWAS Valued Member

    best ever martial arts movie?

    what is everyone"s fave martial arts flick ???
    got to be best of the best for me.
  2. Zenn Ryusaki

    Zenn Ryusaki New Member

    Jet Li's Kiss of the dragon

    Number one by my books, there was no strings attached to that movie ;)
  3. Brad Ellin

    Brad Ellin Baba

    May not have been strings attached, but they did use CGI.
    My fave? Classic, Enter the Dragon or 38 Chambers of Shaolin. Secret fave (the one you don't want to admit to) The Last Dragon (Sho 'Nuff, Shogun of Harlem!)
  4. Neil-o-Mac

    Neil-o-Mac The Rev

    I think Bloodsport and the three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies are my 'guilty pleasure' martial arts movies. :D
  5. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Co-Founder of Artemis BJJ

    Seven Samurai, depending on your definition of martial arts film.

    More conventionally, either Enter the Dragon or Drunken Master (yes, they're obvious I know :)).
  6. choconutjoe

    choconutjoe New Member

    Crouching tiger hidden dragon is great for the story. 36th chamber of shaolin just rules. Once apon a time in china is great for the fight scenes.
  7. Athleng Nordic

    Athleng Nordic Sadly passed away. RIP. Supporter

    I would have to say The Chinese Connection, Shogun-Assassin, and anything with Jackie Chan in it!!! Drunken Master is his best followed by the Shanghi duo. I truely try to block out the rush hour movies, Chris tucker yeck! :Alien:
  8. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Co-Founder of Artemis BJJ

    The Chinese Connection? Ah, the incorrect US title. :p You mean Fist of Fury. Or 'Best Fighting School', if you want to be literal from the translation (I think). :)
  9. Athleng Nordic

    Athleng Nordic Sadly passed away. RIP. Supporter

    That sir I did not know. Thank you.
  10. Sever

    Sever Valued Member

    Ong Bak. It's brilliant
  11. Rhineville

    Rhineville Valued Member

    Bloodsport was cool, but I think I'll have to give it to The Quest because of the 'epic' feeling of tournament combat without the mortal combat cheesieness.
  12. Athleng Nordic

    Athleng Nordic Sadly passed away. RIP. Supporter

    You mention The Quest and it reminded me of Vision Quest. Not quite a MA move but is was about a wrestler. :D
  13. butcher wing

    butcher wing Oi, Fatso!

    Best Ma movie

    It's a tie for me> joint first place "Prodigal Son" and "Challenge of the Masters".
    They just don't get better than that.
  14. Cain

    Cain New Member

    I saw ong bak a few days ago - DAMN!!!! That's some movie :eek:

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2004
  15. tl Eric

    tl Eric I think I'll have a Tab

    7 Samurai was awesome, but could be considered more of a drama/advernture over MA. Vampire hunters (or something like that) has some awesome scenes in it. I havent seen ong Bak yet but cant wait till I find somewhere that has it! And any cheesy 80's karate type movie with the asian/american hero who avenges his brother/sister/mother/father/uncle/aunty/master/boat/dog/cat/guinea pig ;)
    Does road house count.. :D
  16. gedhab

    gedhab Valued Member

    All the Bruce Lee films are great :)
    prodigal son
    magnificent butcher
    i agree Ong Bak is kool (but very gruesom!)
    project A
    drunken master
    OUATIC trilogy
    tai chi master with jet li

    :) :) :)
  17. GrappleorWrestle

    GrappleorWrestle Valued Member

    I have been reading your posts and your opinions on the best film. I am sorry to break it to you but Born Invincible is the best and will always be the best. You cannot beat it. It simply has it. Thats all that needs to be said.

    (Well, if you are looking for a comedy I would get it. I am not sure if thats what they were trying to do with the film or not. But great comedy none the less. I laughed till I started talking like the Tai Chi master in the movie.)
  18. gedhab

    gedhab Valued Member

    oh yeh....Fist of Legend with jet Li is kool! top notch fight scenes and great choreography! :)
  19. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Ong Bak and Fist of Legend both get high marks. And I have to confess I love Best of the Best myself.
  20. shadow joe

    shadow joe seeker of truth

    the evil cult with jet li

    and recently, i really liked Zatoichi, about the blind japanese swordsmen, could have been more fight scenes, but a decent flick nonetheless...

    and even though an off beat effort i really liked Kill Bill 1 and 2.

    now to look for this Ong Bak you speak of :)

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