They Don't Call Me Bruce

Now that we've got the shock of BioShock Infinite out of our systems, we can move onto more important things. Things like discussing kung fu and ninja movies that we love.

If you're not outside watching tonight's meteor shower (or the sun's out in your time zone), please give us your greatest martial arts movie recommendations. This is an area in which I feel woefully uneducated, so please educate me about the best karate chop fests you've ever seen. I know my Sho Kosugi, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, but that's about it.

If you don't want to talk about the art of fighting, maybe you'd want to talk about these things.


    ong bak best martial arts movie ever bar none! all the stunts and action are real no c.g or wires at all simply awsome!!

    Invisble Monkey is good.

    WHEELS ON MEALS 1984 (Jackie Chan)
    RAPID FIRE 1992 (Brandon Lee)
    IRON MONKEY 1993 (Donnie Yen)
    FIST OF LEGEND 1994 (Jet Li)
    GUYVER 2: DARK HERO 1994 (David Hayter)
    BLACK MASK 1996 (Jet Li)
    DRIVE 1997 (Mark Dacascos)

    I highly recommend Donnie Yen's "Ip Man", the first of a trilogy about Bruce Lee's master. Some of the coolest fight scenes I've seen in a while.

    AND you can't look past Tony Jaa's "Ong Bak", "Ong Bak 2" and "The Protector". I never thought traditional Muay Thai would be so awesome to watch.

    Martial Arts films are a special breed. They could have only 15 minutes of excellent fighting and the rest might suck - But it's still a good film. Some of my very best are:

    Fatal Contact: Wu Jing
    SPL: Donnie Yen & Wu Jing
    Invisible Target: Wu Jing & Jackie Chans son
    Seven Swords: Donnie Yen (epic movie)
    Anything with Jet Li in it !
    Ip Man: Donnie Yen

    Well, I'm pretty biased towards Donnie Yen's work. I think he's the best outside of the legendary Bruce Lee.

    Tiger Cage 2 is pretty good if you can get a hold of it.

    For more modern, easy to find films, any combination of Donnie Yen and director Wilson Yip is pretty much a winner (except maybe for Dragon Tiger Gate... That was based off a comic book).

    Sha Po Lang (SPL) is a brilliant hardboiled cop drama with some wicked fights.

    Flashpoint is similar, but with stylised MMA style combat.

    Ip Man 1 and Ip Man 2 are two of the best martial arts films to come out in years.

    The adventures of the one armed boxer is cool.
    Also the baby cart series is radical.

    There's a new Hot Toys Bruce Lee coming out:

    This one is a little pricer than your average HT figure because it's a DX edition. You'll be looking at around $250 USD to take this one home!

    Personal favourite martial arts films:

    The Protector
    Drunken Master
    Kung Pow

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    Ip Man 1&2 ... Too bad Donnie Yen isn't as famous as Jet or Jackie.

    Nobody has yet mentioned Aragami: The Raging God of Battle, but it's definitely worth a watch if you can find a copy (might have to dl, I found my US version in Minotaur on a trip down south)

    Ip Man, Ong Bak and Fearless all get my vote, but how could we forget the classic Kung Fu Panda. I am ashamed on my fellow posters.

    Once upon a time in China series
    Drunken Master 2
    Best of the Best (the first one not the series)
    Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu (it's terribadly good)

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