Best Chinese Martial Arts Movies-Top 10 chinese movies. My lovely Chinese movies about swords, kung fu and Chinese mythology and legends.
Top 10 Chinese Movies
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000
Legendary Chinese martial arts movie. Directed by Ang Lee and starring Michelle Khan, Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi, Chow Yun-Fat.
The film is based on a novel by Wang Du Lu. It is one of the 73rd Annual Academy Award winners, honored as the best in Foreign Language, Music (Score), Art Direction and Cinematography.
The Chinese Connection (Fist of Furry), 1972
Directed by Lo Wei and starring Bruce Lee. Original title: Fist of Fury.
This movie is Bruce Lee’s classic. Want to see Bruce Lee’s action, this is the one.
The Shaolin Temple, 1982
First movie with Jet Li. Jet Li was the all-round wushu champion (martial arts) at that time (about 1982). Thus want to see the real thing, see Jet Li in this movie. Directed by Chang Hsin-Yen.
Red Cliff, 2008
China’s Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). Civil war at time of Han dynasty. Directed by John Woo.
The Legend of Drunken Master,
Wong Fei-Hong (Jackie Chen) returning home with his father after a shopping expedition. Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don’t want the pieces to leave the country.
A story of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval in historical Chine. It is based on “The Assassination of Ma,” a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin’s three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.
Seven Swords, 2005
Seven warriors come together to protect a village from an evil warlord.
True Legend, 2010
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su’s peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Cast: Xun Zhou, Man Cheuk Chiu and Michelle Yeoh.
Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu), 1990
A scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from Emperor. Movie from Ming dynasty with Chinese and Japanese warriors.
And here is a personal tip:
Emperor and Assassin (Jing Ke ci Qin Wang), 1998
Unification of China ending in a bloodshed.