Martial Arts I Grew Up On

by asiajmartin | created - 18 Aug 2011 | updated - 18 Aug 2011 | Public

All the films I grew up on that kept me entertained as a kid.

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1. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 63,444 | Gross: $0.49M

2. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 108,942 | Gross: $17.11M

3. Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo, Shôko Ikeda

Votes: 15,579 | Gross: $10.44M

4. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

7.6
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Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 29,357

5. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

7.6
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74 Metascore

A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti, Anita Mui

Votes: 37,872 | Gross: $11.55M

6. Supercop (1992)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 16,406 | Gross: $16.27M

7. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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61 Metascore

A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Bill Tung

Votes: 33,204 | Gross: $32.39M

8. Boh lei chun (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter with whom she begins to fall for instead.

Director: Vincent Kok | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Emil Chau

Votes: 9,684

9. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 21,842 | Gross: $12.67M

10. Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 30,984

11. Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu, Bill Tung

Votes: 16,437 | Gross: $15.32M

12. Fuk sing go jiu (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Richard Ng

Votes: 3,752

13. Hak hap (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau, Karen Mok, Françoise Yip

Votes: 9,872 | Gross: $12.49M

14. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Max Ryan

Votes: 56,100 | Gross: $36.85M

15. The One (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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25 Metascore

A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. With only one version remaining, he races against the clock to finish him and become "The One."

Director: James Wong | Stars: Jet Li, Carla Gugino, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham

Votes: 82,586 | Gross: $43.91M

16. Ying xiong (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 159,528 | Gross: $53.71M

17. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 73,911 | Gross: $36.30M

18. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

6.4
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33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 41,598 | Gross: $14.70M

19. Nowhere to Run (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine

Votes: 18,959 | Gross: $22.19M

20. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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Walker, a martial artist, and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the State of Texas.

Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 12,907

21. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 66,477 | Gross: $24.63M

22. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 231,043 | Gross: $128.08M