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10 Greatest Martial Arts Movies Everyone Should See Once

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Fans love Martial Arts movies due to its rawness and badassery. There is nothing more exciting than watching a properly choreographed fight scene, that does not feature jump cuts and shaky cameras. These movies are full of exhilarating fight scenes that will compel you to take up martial arts and become a master yourself.

#10: Hero (2002)

Hero is the most beautifully filmed movie on this list, the cinematography is just astonishing. Even the fighting scenes add to its visual spectacle as they are choreographed with such finesse. Jet Li made a name for himself even though he was playing a Nameless character. This movie became a hit as it defied every preconception about the given genre.

#9: Fist of Fury (1972)

Fist of Fury is a Bruce Lee classic. The plot is fairly simple and it mainly focuses on the action, just what we wanted. It is one of Bruce Lee’s most intense movies and it also touches upon some controversial political issues. The protagonist is hell-bent on revenge and his not-so forgiving behavior makes for some brutal fight scenes.

#8: The Raid: Redemption (2011)

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The action never stops in this movie and on top of that it gets more brutal and brutal. This movie is full of hand-to-hand combat scenes, without the use of any shaky cams and jump cuts. The movie hardly has any dialogues, and we are glad it doesn’t try to be something it’s not.

#7: Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Ong-Bak is a very original martial arts movie full of violent action scenes. It shows how deadly Muay Thai can be. The movie also touches upon the social issues present in Thailand. We still remember that final fight scene in the cave, as it was done so flawlessly that you just cannot forget it. It is a raw martial arts movie that will take you back to the basics.

#6: The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

Jackie Chan is a Legend and all of his movies are exceptional. He is famous for doing unbelievable stunts without using any double. The legend of the Drunken master has a good storyline and it is a complete package. Only Jackie Chan has the ability to add humor to the fight choreography, which is only a testament to his mastery.

#5: The Raid 2 (2014)

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The expectations from this movie were sky-high after the first movie and thank God it delivered. It is even better than what we expected as it is a perfect sequel. The fight scenes are choreographed phenomenally, and they never stop. The climax of this movie has one of the best displays of brutal martial arts.

#4: Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Stephen Chow is a Genius when it comes to mixing comedy with martial arts. Kung Fu Hustle is one of the most imaginative and creative martial arts movies of all time. It has more funny sequences than a comedy movie and more fighting sequences than an action movie. It is the whole package in terms of entertainment. Now that the sequel is in the works, our lives are whole again.

#3: Ip Man (2008)

Donnie Yen became a worldwide sensation after portraying the Legendary Ip Man, the man who taught Bruce Lee martial arts. Wing Chun is the heavily used style in this movie and it is deadly. The movie also has a lot of emotional moments, which only add more intensity to the fight scenes. Ip Man never fought for himself, but only to protect the people he cared about.

#2: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a beautiful movie that sets the bar very high for martial arts movies. It has a rich storyline full of colorful characters. The fight scenes are so awesomely choreographed that it seems like an art piece. Ang Lee has given us a lot of movies to look up to but this is undoubtedly his best work.

#1: Enter the Dragon (1973)

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Bruce Lee was a complete Badass and Enter the Dragon captures that brilliantly. It is the definitive martial arts movie and anyone who knows about this genre knows about this movie. We all knew that Bruce Lee was a legendary martial artist, but he also proved his acting powers in this movie. In the movie, He is a complete entertainer and an absolute badass.

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