Ever since Kung Fu movies hit west in the 70s with Bruce le and Jackie Chan starring in most of them, Hollywood has been taken aback by the sheer amount of entrainment that they provide. The list will be about the traditional kung fu movies and the classics. Now let’s look at the 5 best kung fu movies of all times.
Enter the Dragon (1978)
Starring Bruce Lee, this is his last appearance in a movie before his death. One of the best kung fu movies made yet. Lee (Bruce Lee) a Shaolin monk is approached by a British intelligence officer to gather information about a crime lord, he goes through a martial arts competition showing off his skills. Bruce Lee became a legend after this movie; many of the fight scenes are still fresh in the memory of the people who saw it back then.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
It’s a story about a young student named Liu yude rebellious in nature; he decides to fight against Manchu government and heads to the shaolin temple to learn kung fu. Being an outsider to the temple authorities don’t allow him admission but seeing his persistence chief abbot allows him to stay. One year later he is come to be known as san tae. On showing his willingness to create another chamber in addition to the 35 chambers present at the Shaolin temple he is banished from the temple enabling him to carry out his mission.
Fist of the Legend (1994)
One of the personal favorites; beautifully directed, a story told in simplistic and linear format. Starring Jet Li, it’s a story of a Chinese martial arts student who is studying in Japan and while his stay in Japan he encounters hatred of Japanese for China. When he returns to China he fights against Japanese dojo masters to gain his school’s respect back.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
One of the most successful kung fu movies of all time at box office follows the story of sing (Stephen Chow) who wants to join the axe gang because of being humiliated by some bullies in his childhood, when admitted into the gang he and his friend bone try to show off their new gain position of axe gang members by trying to intimidate residents of ‘pig sty ally’ but they confronted with the legendary martial artist saying there, after that he decides to fight against axe gang. The comical sense of humor in this film is off the charts. Written, directed, acted and produced by the Stephen Chow himself it is one of the most entertaining movies ever made.
Drunken Master (1978)
Starring legendry Jackie Chan in his best form follows the story of a boy named Wong who is disruptive and mischievous so his father decides to teach him a lesson by making him train harder in martial arts and arrange Master Beggar So as his teacher who is famous for his harsh training style. After being proficient in drunken boxing style Wong fights with the assassin who is hired to kill his father.