The transcript below is from the video “Top 10 Best Kung Fu Movies of All Time” by WatchMojo.com.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

This iconic film genre is jam-packed with awesome flicks! For this list, we’re looking at the very best movies in the Kung Fu genre, new and old. Our countdown includes “Kung Fu Hustle”, “The Legend of Drunken Master”, “Enter the Dragon”, and more! Did YOUR favorite Kung Fu movie make the list? Let us know in the comments!

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

We’re not gonna reference that song, we promise. Welcome to watchmojo and today we are counting down our picks for the top 10 kung fu movies. For this list we’re looking at the very best movies in the Kung Fu genre, new and old. We’re strictly looking at Chinese martial arts films. So films from other countries like Thailand – The Protector won’t qualify. We’re also drawing a distinction between Kung Fu and Wuxio films which is a distinct enough genre to warrant its own list. So sorry Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon we’ll get to you next time.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 10: Ip Man

Few films or franchises have defined kung-fu cinema in the modern era like Donnie Yen’s series of films chronicling the life of martial arts master Ip Man. The series follows the legendary martial artist’s life through the Japanese occupation during World War 2 and into his later life when he trained future martial arts legend Bruce Lee. But rather than dry historical films this series is absolutely no slouch when it comes to action. The first film in particular contains some incredible fight scenes that show off Yen’s own mastery of Wing Chun, like the sequence where he takes down ten black belts single-handedly. History was never this badass

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 9: Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu comedies have a long and proud history. And one of the true titans of the sub-genre is writer, director and star Steven Chow. Combining some serious martial arts ability with brilliant physical comedy and a deadpan meets screwball sensibility, Chow’s film should be among your go-to movies for mixing martial arts with laughs. A great place to start is this 2004 film in which Chow plays a bumbling petty crook caught in between a war between the villainous axe gang and the residents of a run-down apartment block. The film plays out much like a live-action Looney Tunes movie as a martial arts film with over-the-top visuals and ridiculously awesome fight scenes to spare.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 8: Tai Chi Master

While the glory days of the 70s may have ended. Period martial arts films continued to go strong in the modern era thanks to new stars and Studios continuing traditions of the legendary Shaw Studios. This 1993 film is definitely a great example of this with Jet Li and Michelle Yeo in the lead and [?] behind the camera, Lee stars as one of two former Shaolin monks who when his brother falls too greed and ambition masters a new martial art which places an emphasis on deflection and grace rather than speed and power. Taichi may not be a martial art often associated with combat but this movie might just change your mind on that.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 7: Police Story

Very few films act as a better show-reel of Jackie Chan’s skill set as a martial arts leading men than this 1985 action comedy which cast the legendary action star as a Hong Kong police detective on the trail of a nefarious crime Lord. The film puts heavy emphasis on stunt work and large-scale set pieces like a destructive car chase through a shanty town, a perilous hang from a speeding bus and Chan’s death-defying leap through electrical lights and a glass ceiling in the film’s climax. Jackie’s dedication to physical comedy and infectious charm are in full display here, making this one of the essential entries in his filmography.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 6: Iron Monkey

Part martial-arts epic, part period superhero flick this entry co-stars the inimitable Donnie Yen and follows a physician who moonlights as a masked Robin Hood style heroic thief. While rife with themes of class warfare and inequality the film is absolutely no slouch in the action department. Featuring incredible fight scenes thanks to Yen and star Ringo Yu. This was one of Yen’s earliest roles. And looking back it’s not hard to see why he became a massive star not long after. The film’s finale sees them engage in a two-on-one duel atop elevated poles as some of the finest action the early 90s has to offer.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 5: Fist of Legend

This mid-90s Jet Lee, it is actually a remake of Bruce Lee’s iconic Fist of Fury, with Lee filling the role once played by the Dragon himself. The film follows Chen Zhen a martial arts student who returns to Hong Kong from overseas to find his master dead and a Japanese dojo threatening to destroy the school. So obviously there’s some vengeance to be done. The film’s fight scenes are some of the best that 1990s kung fu movies had to offer, thanks to choreography by industry legend UN Wu Peng who deftly mixes spectacle and exaggeration with the real world techniques and styles of the film’s eminently talented cast.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 4: Fist of Fury

One of the most beloved films of a true martial art icon, Bruce Lee’s seminal film follows the same basic premise as its 90s remake, but naturally doubles down on intensity and bone-crushing brutality thanks to its star. Bruce Lee’s performance is one of pure simmering rage. With the character’s anger and thirst for revenge on display and every side’s long lens and punishing blow. Movies just don’t get much angrier than this. After all it’s in the title this isn’t quite the film that perversely on the map but it definitely helps secure his place as one of the most vital and vibrant voices in contemporary martial arts cinema.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 3: The Legend of Drunken Master also known as Drunken Master 2

Kung fu comedy has a long and proud tradition that began well before Jackie Chan hit the scene. But the seemingly indestructible star’s infectious charm and commitment to his craft has definitely helped him make an impact on the genre. Arguably his most impressive addition to the Canon of kung fu movies is this spiritual sequel to 1978 Drunken Master. In the film Chan portrays folk hero Wong Fei Hung here re-imagined as a practitioner of a martial art that mimics the movements of a drunk. This unique fighting style and Chan’s utter commitment to the demanding physical requirements easily puts this at the top of his many works. See those hot coals yeah those are real.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 2: The 36th chamber of Shaolin

It’s hard to pick just one film from the legendary Shaw Brothers studio, whose prolific output in the 60s 70s and 80s is one of the pillars of the martial arts genre. But in the end we have to give it up to this all-time breach directed by Lau Kar-leung and starring the inimitable Gordon Liu the film sees a young initiate learn the ways of Shaolin as he works his way through the temple’s 35 chambers, each of which teaches a particular strength or skill. The film is synonymous with classic kung-fu cinema and has helped enshrine its star and director as true gods of the genre.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Before our number one pick enters the video, here are some honorable mentions:

The Five Deadly Venoms
Heroes of the East
Five Element Ninjas
The Prodigal Son
The Shaolin Temple

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WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number 1: Enter the Dragon

The film released just one month after Bruce Lee’s untimely death is also his most iconic and posthumously cemented the star as one of the dominant faces of martial arts cinema. Mixing classic martial arts action with an almost Bond style spy caper, the film sees Lee enter a martial arts tournament in order to bring down a nefarious crime lord. Whether it’s the incredible performance by Lee, the bucket loads of seventies’ cool factor the co-stars in Jim Kelly and John Saxon or the blink and you’ll miss it appearance by a young Jackie Chan, this icon of the genre has anything you could ask for. Well everything except Chuck Norris’s fight from Way of the Dragon. But still… Do you agree with our picks? Check out this other recent clip from WatchMojo and be sure to subscribe and bring the bell to be notified about our latest videos.




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