What you are reading is a very careful consideration of what we consider to be the Top 10 Recommended Martial Arts Movies, in human existence. Please take time to note that a lot of careful work and consideration went into this list, however these type of movie lists are often the subject of heavy debate. This is why it is so important to always remember that this list is just one writer’s opinion and yours might greatly differ. One important thing to note is that storyline, as well as character development, were sometimes put into heavier consideration that the quality of the stunt work being presented.
It would be hard for many critics to argue with our number one choice of all time. The early seventies film that made Bruce Lee a house hold name, even in America. We are naturally speaking about “Dragon: Enter the Fist”. This is consider by the largest portion of critics to be Lee’s greatest film.
This next choice might surprise some people, but we are going to have to go with the American film: “The Karate Kid”. Remade for the new generation in 2010, the original picture is not only very well done but also considered to be a staple of 1980’s American cinema by many critics.
The next choice is a very fun movie to watch and it is also very artistic. We are naturally speaking of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”. This is the picture that proved that America cannot compete with the Asians that founded this genre, not even in this generation.
Right out of the decade known as the nineteen nineties, it’s the picture that introduced a wider audience to the work of Jackie Chan. We are of course talking about “Rumble in the Bronx”. Chan received some pretty heavy injuries making this film so great.
In the middle of our little it’s Jet Li. His film “Hero”, is considered by many to be some of the greatest work he has ever done on screen.
“Fearless” would have to be not only the sixth entry but the second Jet Li entry. A very entertaining picture from 2002, directed by American horror genre regular, Ronny Yu.
The next film is very important to take note of as it brought Jackie Chan heavily into American and world Culture. This would be the late ninety’s comedy “Rush Hour”. A film that Chan made with comedian Chris Tucker. There are two sequels but they can’t hold a candle to the original.
This film happens to be based of the first very successful martial arts video game to ever be shared by many, the world over. We are now speaking of “Mortal Kombat”, it holds a spot in the hearts of many people that grew up playing this game.
Quentin Tarentino really earned these last two slots with his wildly successful Kill Bill films. Volume I is really great for people who love the idea of paying homage to seventies exploitation films based around the genre of kung fu.
We had to put “Kill Bill: Volume II”, on our list because it finishes the awesome story that the first one started. There is no denying the unique nature of this picture.
It is now hoped that our little guide on Top 10 Recommended Martial Arts Movies, will help the martial arts junkies out there find a great film to enjoy. If you’ve seen most of these films, consider watching them again. These results may be debated, however it is of a high level of importance to consider that much research and consideration, went into making this little list.
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