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name some other martial arts movies...


(try to exclude certain corny flicks like most of van damme, seagal, etc.)

name some of your favorite martial arts movies u can still enjoy today, below are some of mine off the top of my head, in no order...some corny flicks might just be listed cuz i liked it & haven't watched since i was a kid...btw, try to mention which movies are not available on DVD...

-the perfect weapon [bootlegs, no official DVD]
-best of the best
-big boss
-fist of fury
-way of the dragon
-enter the dragon
-dragon, the bruce lee story
-rapid fire
-showdown in little tokyo
-ong bak
-the protector
-king of the kickboxers
-crouching tiger, hidden dragon
-hero
-fearless
-wu tang
-???
-any decent dolph lundgren movies? i just remember corny flicks...
-any decent donnie yen movies to suggest? i'm not familiar with him...

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The perfect weapon
Enter the Dragon
The Crow
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Romeo must Die
Timecop

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Angel Town (best M/A movie Ever)
Showdown
Karate Kid I & III
Bloodsport
Kickboxer
American Ninja Series
American Samurai


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An Eye For An Eye
Force Of One
The Octagon
Silent Rage
The Perfect Weapon
Romeo Must Die


Some of those are some of the late 70's to early 80's martial arts movies that I remember going to see with my father when I was a kid. I even remember a few of these going to the drive-in and having Godfather's Pizza and some Coke while watching these movies here.

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I'll be giving you a few Donnie Yen titles.
HIGHLY recommended!

- "Ip Man" (2008)
- "S.P.L.: Kill Zone" (2005)
- "Legend of the Wolf" (1997)
- "Iron Monkey" (Parts 1 & 2)(1993/96)(skip these if you don't like wire-work)
- "In the Line of Duty" (1989)
- "Drunken Tai Chi" aka "Drunken Tai Chi Master" (1984)

That is not a complete list of all his movies, but rather my personal list of recommendations.
All of these are brilliant martial arts movies and show Yen's skills quite well.
You'll be looking for more of him, once you have seen one of those.

Maybe I should point out that his screen presence has improved over the years.
You may want to try a movie from both ends of the timescale.

I could also recommend a number of non-Donnie movies. If there is any interest.

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The Perfect Weapon
Fist of Legend
Supercop
Only the Strong
Rapid Fire
Return of the Dragon
A Force of One
Balance of Power
Showdown in Little Tokyo
Best of the Best 1 & 2
Mortal Kombat
Above the Law (We shouldn't be Seagal haters. He's probably the most accomplished martial artist in the whole field.)
Drive

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Gotta go with the classics:
American Kickboxer 1
Excessive Force
Expert Weapon
To the Death
Deadly Bet
Martial Law 2
American Streetfighter
Final Impact

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Fist of Fury (aka the Chinese Connection)
Way of the Dragon (aka Return of the Dragon)
Enter the Dragon
Drunken Master (part 1)
The Shaolin Temple (Jet Li's 1st movie)
The Prodigal Son
Above the Law (Segal's only respectable one)
Bloodsport
Kickboxer (part 1)
The Karate Kid (1984)
Once Upon a Time in China (part 1)
The Perfect Weapon
Ong Bak
Ip Man

These are my choices because they are good movies that carry a spirit of Martial Arts. I might be missing a few titles here and there.

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NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER

WAYS OF KUNG FU

AMERICAN NINJA

KARATE KID

KARATE COP

NICO

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My favorites in no particular order:

Enter the Dragon
The Way of the Dragon
Fist of Fury
The Big Boss
The Perfect Weapon
Bloodfist II
Bloodsport
Kickboxer
No Retreat No Surrender
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death
The Karate Kid trilogy (though they're rather tame)

Some of Seagal's are good, mostly his early ones, but I forget the names at the moment.

Very good. But brick not hit back!

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House of Fury
Flash Point
IP Man I & II
Ong Bak
The Protector
Drive
Iron Monkey I & II
Kiss of the Dragon
Cradle to the Grave
Romeo Must Die
One
Under Siege
Time Cop
Blood Sport
The Crow
Breath of Fire (Corny)
Best of the Best I & II
Chocolate
Dragon Tiger Gate



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Fist of Fury
Kill and Kill Again
Perfect Weapon
China O'brien
Lady Dragon

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