London Wing Chun: Top 10 martial arts movies of all time

Here is a definitive list of the top 10 Martial Arts Movies of all time as put together by the London Wing Chun editorial team. Click on any of the martial arts movie pictures for information on where to buy these films for the lowest price possible. Alternatively you can watch video previews of these martial arts classics by clicking on the 'watch a video preview link'.

Number 10: Enter The Dragonenter the dragon dvd

Enter the Dragon was Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee's first, and sadly final Hollywood action blockbuster. Starring as an undercover agent infiltrating a martial arts tournament organised by a crimelord, Bruce Lee mesmerises audiences with his graceful and lighting fast kung fu skills. As a student of Yip Man, all Wing Chun practioners should have a strong appreciation of Bruce Lee's technical ability and successes in exporting kung fu to the Western World. Click Here To Watch A Video Preview


Number 9: 36th Chamber Of Shaolin 36th chamber of shaolin dvd

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin stars Gordon Liu as as a young man driven by revenge who joins a Shaolin Temple to learn their invincible arts of Kung Fu. During the course of training the young man endures great physical and mental challenges as he seeks to master all of the skills of Shaolin. Although the fighting scenes are mainly weapons based, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is a real classic of Chinese martial arts cinema, and much of its success can be attributed to Gordon Liu's impressive acting.
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Number 8: Drunken Masterthe drunken master

Drunken Master, directed by Yuen Woo Ping and starring Jackie Chan, is a delightful mixture of slapstick comedy and martial arts action. Jackie Chan plays a young version of the legendary Kung fu master Wong Fei Hung who is sent by his father to train in drunken kung fu with an eternally intoxicated old drifter (played by Yuen Siu Tien). Chan and Tien make a superb double act which cements Drunken Master's position as a genuine kung fu classic. Click Here To Watch A Video Preview


Number 7: Kung Fu Hustlekung fu hustle

Kung Fu Hustle, starring, written and directed by Stephen Chow, is a dazzling twenty-first century martial arts comedy. The story centres around a run-down slum community's fight against the aggressive and ruthless Axe Gang. At first it seems like there is no hope for the slum community, but to the surprise of the Axe Gang, heroes with incredible powers soon emerge to take a stand. Kung Fu Hustle should be a part of everyones' movie collection.
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Number 6: Fearless fearless

Based on a true story, Fearless stars martial arts superstar Jet Li as the legendary Kung Fu master Huo Yuan Jia- the most famous figher in early twentieth century China and the founder of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. Originally rumoured to be Jet Li's final film, Fearless is an epic story of revenge, greed, murder and forgiveness. Fearless features some unforgettable fighting set-pieces and important moral lessons for all martial artists.
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Number 5: Ong-Bak ong bak

Ong-Bak, starring Tony Jaa, is a ground-breaking Muay Thai martial arts action movie. Although Ong-Bak's plot won't win any awards, it does feature some of the most incredible stunts, chase-sequences and fighting scenes ever captured on film. As a result of his spectacular performance, Tony Jaa has already been hailed as Muay Thai's answer to Bruce Lee and Jet Li. One note of warning, watching Ong-Bak will make you wish you trained in Muay Thai. Click Here To Watch A Video Preview


Number 4: Mr Vampire mr vampire

Mr Vampire starring Lam Ching Ying, Ricky Hui and Chin Siu Ho, is an ingeniously original martial arts film which mixes fast paced kung fu action with horror and slapstic comedy. The film's plot follows the story of three undertakers fighting to keep the undead dead. Unlike most martial arts movies, Mr Vampire does not let fighting choreography overshadow its storyline, and will genuinely entertain any fans of good cinema.
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Number 3: Warriors Two warriors two

Warriors Two, starring, co-choreographed and directed by Sammo Hung, is a classic kung fu epic which every Wing Chun practitioner should see and own. The plot tells the story of Hua (Casanova Wong), a young man marked for death by a criminal gang, who seeks refuge with an elderly master of Wing Chun kung fu (Leung Kar Yan). Inevitably Hua begins rigorous training in Wing Chun to exact his revenge.
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Number 2: Prodigal Son prodigal son

The Prodigal Son, starring Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-Ying and Sammo Hung is the best Wing Chun movie ever made and one of greatest martial arts films of all time. The plot centres on the story of Leung Chang, an arrogant young martial artist who is initially beaten in a fight by a Wing Chun master, and then realising his failings, devotes his life to training in art. The Prodigal Son accurately portrays the history and strengths of the Wing Chun fighting style.
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Number 1: Fist Of LegendFist Of Legend

Fist of Legend, starring Jet Li, is a 1990's remake of the Bruce Lee classic Fist of Fury (also known as the Chinese Connection). Set in 1937, it picks up the story from where Fearless ends (even though Fearless was actually made after Fist of Legend). Li plays Chen Zhen, a student of Huo Yuanjia who returns to Shanghai to avenge his death. The storyline packs a mean punch and the fight sequences in Fist of Legend are the best you will ever see period.
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