Top Ten Kung Fu Movies of All Time

Which is the Greatest Martial Arts Movie of all time. Is it Shaw bros classic "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin", Jackie Chan's "Drunken Master 2" or Bruce Lee's "Chinese Connection"?

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Enter the Dragon
Classic martial arts movie.
This movie is a lot more under-rated than I thought it would be! It's awesome man!
Bruce lee not a hero but a superhero
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2The Legend of Drunken Master
I think it is one of the best movies in the history.
Jackie Chan is the real Drunken Master...
This movie kicks ass. Plain and simple.


It is indeed the best! They way he acts and fight while drunk is just so realistic!
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3Ip Man
With stylish grace, Donnie Yen brings to life the fluid movements of Wing Chun, that ultimately inspired Bruce Lee's Jeet Kun Do.
Other people will no doubt give a more poetic account of this film, but this truly manages to combine not just incredible (and for once realistic) fight scenes with engaging characters and a fantastic story together in a hugely enjoyable movie, well worth a watch if you are a fan of any of the others in this list
This is an extravagant film, the story behind the greatest master of Bruce Lee. Winning one against 20 is possible.
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4The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Lui Chia-Hui (Gordon Liu) gives a commanding performance as Sin Te. The training sequences are authentic and the portrayal of Shaolin Temple's philosophy and values is respectful. Liu is an expert at Hung Ga kung fu and brings his years of training to a film that is thankfully free of the ridiculous wire-work and fake supernatural nonsense of other Shaw and H. K. martial arts films. A must-see and a must-own.
This movie is the best Shaolin movie of all time. The 35 chambers of the Shaolin Temple and the training routines are exceptionally portrayed. You can actually feel that you are part of the training. Outside of the training routines, the Shaolin Temple's philosophy is very well depicted. The invention of the 36th chamber and the way Gordon Liu comes up with it accidentally is a gem. All in all, this movie is a must have for any Kung Fu fan worth their salt. If you don't own this one, then you are not a Kung Fu connoisseur.
One of the best movie I had seen in chieldhood, even I got very much inspired ^^ started learning martial arts, so according to me this one is timeless classic ^^ everybody should have this kind of timeless movies in their collection
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5Kung Fu Panda
Why the heck is Kungfu Panda on this list? I enjoy a good disney movie just as much as the next person, but this should not be here. And #4? COME ON! What! ONG BAK 3, Knockabout, and every single jackie chan (yes I relize Jackie does a voice in this... Doesn't count)and bruce lee movie ever made should be on here. Not this cartoon crap. Just saying
Best ANIMATED Kung fu movie ever
Best animation, best movie and best story all in one.
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6Fist of Legend
Wow on my own opinion this is the best jet li movie I ever watched. There's lot of action and it seems so really, its not like other movies where he flies ha.A. to me its the best
Original action that help set jet li apart from others.
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7The Chinese Connection
you can't get a better martial art master then
Jackie Chan's crap movie beat this?! This is one of the best kung Fu movies of all time, period
Fist of fury is a brilliant mixture of entertainment and martial arts. Bruce Lee is unstoppable!
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8Return of the Dragon
Bruce Lee beat up Chuck Norris in this film

9Master of the Flying Guillotine
It's an old Kung Fu Classic but just an awesome movie period.
This and woodend soldiers gets my vote for best. I can't believe people voted for drunken master. It is garbage.
Master of the Flying Guillotine rocks... It needs to take the number 1 spot. Not only that but One Arm Boxer and the New One Armed Swordsman should be mentioned in this list.
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10Mortal Kombat
Awesome game I play it you kill

The Contenders

11The Protector
Great display of Muay Thai

12Game of Death

135 Fingers of Death

One of the first Shaw Brothers movies to get a theatrical release in the U. A.

14Five Deadly Venoms
You can't go wrong with this movie possibly the best kung fu movie all time. And I've seen all of the good ones this bay far is the best
Possibly the best cast ever in any martial arts movie
All time favorite. They need to remake this with current technology. If they do it right it will be a blockbuster. Need to keep it true to the original though!
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15Eagle's Claw

16Iron Monkey
Kung Fu Panda?!?! Can I nominate Justin Beiber as well?

Long Step Mantis is the greatest.

This movie changed my life. Watched it 80 times before I could move again.
I Think Shaolin Best Inspirational Movie, I Inspired From That Movie... (prash tak)

18The One-Armed Swordsman

I do not agree with this list.

Great martial arts story.

19Kung Fu Panda 2
My favorite character is Lord Shen!
Lord Shen can fight!
Come back Lord Shen
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20Romeo Must Die

21Jet Li's Fearless

22Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Jackie Chan even rocks the Snake Fist style!


23Kung Fu Hustle
Just go watch it then tell everyone whats the best kung fu movie
I enjoyed many times. My 1 of most favourite
film ever.
This movie of great movie in the wold

24Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

I really liked this movie but it went for along time

25Drunken Masters

Jackie Chan is the best Drunken Kung Fu Master!


26Tiger Claws

Good part to film man Jalal Merhi, in art detectiv Derek Richard. He is good tiger kung-fu. His alli is good fight woman Masterson, part to Cynthia Rothrock. Opponent duo is Asian grandmaster fight Bolo Yeung.

Cynthia Rothrock was impressive


27Fists of Fury

28The New Legend of Shaolin

29The Forbidden Kingdom
Two living legends together teaching in their own ways... what else can you get from a kung fu movie... its master piece...

30Shogun Assassin

31Heroes of the East

32Reign of Assassins (2010)

33Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

34Tai Chi Master
Story, All fight scène are WONDERFUL. Not only to me, who are all watch this movie will vote.


36Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

37Double Impact

38Crippled Avengers

39The Matrix

40Five Element Ninjas
Should be in the top five

41Shanghai Police

42The Karate Kid
This movie is awesome! Best kun fu movie ever! Come on its 42. please vote!

43Kill Bill: Volume 1

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This list was created 5 years, 21 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 2 times.

Updated Sunday, April 20, 2014

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