Legend Of Shao Lin
Shao Lin Vs. Wu Tang
Man, whats the one where dude marries the Japanese chick and has to fight all the Japanese dudes, Ninja Master? Shao Lin Vs. Ninja?
Make sure you check out Seven Samurai. Or anything Ronin says.
The Zatoichi series, Lone Wolf And Cub, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Throne of Blood (that's what it was called, wasn't it?). Anything by Akira Kurosawa, as far as I know, will kick huge amounts of ass.
I basically agree with what's been posted so far- I haven't seen many of the 'main character is white' Martial Arts movies so I can't comment, but so far anything by Jet Li or Jackie Chan that I've seen is fantastic. See The Young Master, I laughed plus went "Awesome!".
Also, this is kinda random, and it's not 'entirely' martial arts, but check out this Korean flick that came out about a year ago called 'A Bittersweet Life'. I remember one of the posters here had a picture from it (the cover I think?) as their avatar. It was really good, and makes what I believe to be TKD look really freaking cool.
I've only had a very limited exposure to Chow Yun Fat but I've loved what I've seen. Basically, as far as I can tell, anything by the Shaw Brothers will at least be good for a laugh and at best be good for a laugh and some awesome asskicking. Oh- and of course, ol' Bruce. I've found pretty much anything by him to be great, but I hear Game of Death wasn't anywere near as good as his other stuff.
I could never stand them Either. But that was because of Segal...
I could never stand Steven Seagal movies. Too much arm flailing that could never pass for actual fighting. It was only later that I realized he does aikido. :P
Was The Jet Li's Once Upon A Time In China mentioned??? First one is OK, second one was awesome, third... well they fell down a bit there but see them- they're fun.
Oh, and a wrod on The Protector (thai), it's premise was even more flimsy than Ong Bak... Turn your thought processors off before viewing...
King of the Kickboxers! Lauren Avedon, Billy Blanks, Keith Cook, plot with the integrity of used Kleenex, and holes large enough to drive a Datsun through. I declare it King of Crapfu Cinema! And, if you liked that, check out No Retreat, No Surrender 1-3.
I like Cheeeeeesy MA Movies,
Big Trouble in Little China,
Remo Williams: The adventure begins.
There is no redeeming value to these movies, but the're fun to watch.
If you can't laugh at yourself,
Others will be happy to do it for you
The 2 most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
The only reason i watched Bulletproof Monk was bacause Chow Yun Fat was in it...
The only reason i watched BTLC was because i thought i'd give it a go...
I never got to Remo...
"The Order" Jean Claude Van Damne.... because it is so BAD.
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Jet Li - The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk - funny, just for his mother alone.
Jackie Chan - Project A and Police Story - awesome when stuntmen were cheaper than insurance.
Beautiful Boxer - thai movie based on true story of boxer saving up for a sex change operation. Different at the very least.
Big Trouble in Little China is the best movie ever.
Originally Posted by FickleFingerOfFate
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