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My Top 40 Classic Kung Fu Films (Please vote on the order)

My favorite 40 classic Kung Fu movies,I will leave it up to you guys to vote on the order.. You may notice no Bruce Lee or Jacky Chan that is not because i overlooked them, while I do respect both,(Bruce for what he did for Martial arts cinema, and Jackie's early films were pretty good) I just wouldn't put either actors films in my personal top 40. I also didn't include Shaw Brothers films because I will do a top 20 Shaw Brothers films also. Enjoy


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    Seven Grandmasters A grand master travels across china and challenges the best grand master from each province to prove he is the best. while he wins with some of the greatest moves of the 9 pau mai strikes there is a

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    The Mystery of Chessboxing Lee Yi Min stars as an eager young kung fu student who seeks to improve his fighting skills with an aim to avenge his father's murder at the hands of the Ghost Face Killer, an overwhelming force of

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    The Prodigal Son Sammo Hung, Yien Biao, LAm Ching Ying Yuen Biao is a spoiled martial artist-wannabe son whose wealthy father pays others to lose to Yueb during fights. When his father's scheme is revealed to him by a seasoned Peking Opera performer

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    Shaolin Vs. Lama Alexander Lo Rei plays Sun Yu Ting, a kung fu fanatic in search of a teacher. After five years of challenging masters but never being beaten he runs into Hsu Shi (William Yen), a young Shaolin monk

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    Fighting of Shaolin Monk (Killer Priest) Chan Sing, the muscular veteran of many genre classics including Vengeance! and Bloody Fists, plays Tamo (AKA Budhidharma), a legendary Buddhist monk who traveled to China in the 6th century.

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    Shaolin Iron Claws Li Yi Min, Wong Tao, Chang yi At the beginning of the republic, an ex-Ching lord (Chan Sing) forces a group of ex-Ching ministers to sign a declaration for the re-establishment of the Ching Dynasty. This declaration falls into the

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    Iron Monkey (School of Shaolin) Iron (Chen Kuan Tai) is the no good son of a respected family of ming rebels. After a family friend betrays them they are slaughtered by the qing. Iron escapes with the help of supporters. He wanders

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    Eagle's Claw The respective schools of The Eagle's Claw and Praying Mantis, two different disciplines of Chinese kung fu, are also bitter rivals. When yet another bloody clash between the two schools leads to the

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    World of Drunken Master Jack Long, Mark Long, Li Yi Min My personal favorite of the Drunken Master inspired films. Joeseph Kuo once again teams up with the Yuens to make a shapes masterpiece. Two young competing vendors(Lee Yi Min) (Jack Long) steal their

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    7 Commandments of Kung Fu Li Yi Min, Chang Yi Seven commandments stars li yi min as the protege of chang yi; who teaches him the seven commandments of combat. however; li breaks with his master when he learns of changs dedication to violence;

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    Seven Steps of Kung Fu Cheng Tien Chi, Chai Kai, Tommy Lee, Chang Shan, Lung Fei A ruthless white-haired general intends to take over a small town with the help of his posse, "The Five Hands Gang". A local tearaway and kung fu kid, Tiger, learns of their plot and informs

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    Buddah's Palm and Dragon Fist li yi min, chi kuan chun Chi Kuan Chun is sent to look for a killer. Kuan Chun is a student at Shaolin and Lee I Min is mad that Kuan Chun was chosen to go. The rest of the movie is nonstop fights and comedy with Lee I Min

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    Hell's Wind Staff Hwang Jang Lee, Mang Hai, A gang of kidnappers are selling townspeople as slaves to Indonesia. Two boys and their kung-fu teacher hear of this disturbing news and decide to try and break it up. The teacher ends up dead after

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    Snake and Crane Secret snake and crane secret is a fast paced martial arts action film about a familys battle for survival. a family tries to uphold their honor while keeping their sacred kung fu book from getting into the

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    Leung Kar Yan, Philip Ko Fei, Ma Chin Ku One of my favorite Leung Kar Yan films, is a story loosely based on the famous Ten Tigers of Kwangtong. Kar Yan stars as Iron Bridge Kun, a laborer for one of two rival companies in Kwangtong. The

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    Chi Kuan-chun, Bryan Leung, Chin Hai Chen Chi Kuan Chung is a student at a small temple when a criminal posing as a monk takes over control. The real monks that are still there send him to be trained in kung fu by a family of Masters led by

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    Long Step Mantis Mark Long stars as the Mantis Master in this classic HK kung fu film. Lung Fei is the one-armed fighter looking for a book on the mantis technique and killing whenever he feels like it. Inevitably,

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    Shaolin Devil, Shaolin Angel An assassin terrorizes the countryside, killing many fighters from distinct clans and leaving only one clue - a mask. A secret government agent (Don Wong Tao) posing as an assassin himself, is on

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    Shaolin Invicible Sticks Wong Tao, Chang Yi, Kam Kong A master of pole fighting (Chang Yi) and his disciples are traveling the countryside and challenging all of the pole fighting schools to matches to the death. Wong Tao plays the young heir to one of

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    Wilson Tong, Yuan-Wen Meng A young privileged student with an over protective father wants to leave home to learn kung fu. After his older brother is killed, he sets out against his fathers wishes to find great kung fu masters

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    Snake Deadly Act Kwok chung is a righteous rich kid who is hobby is to fight and brawl. one encounter nearly gets him killed but he is saved by yue yi (wilson tong) the snake fist master. yue befriends and teaches

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    Of Cooks and Kung Fu "Someone is killing the great chefs of China."The "King Of Chefs" (Chai Kai, "Mars Villa") family is wiped out by a vengeful killer but the King escapes with his grandson

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    Shaolin King Boxer Meng Fei, Chen Kuan Tai An ex-constable with vengeance on his mind (Chen Kuan Tai) and a mercenary bounty hunter (Meng Fei) form an uneasy alliance to nail gang leader Shu Tin Shen and his henchmen when two of his goons

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    The Challenger David Chiang, Norman Chu Two top class kung fu fighters challenge all the top kung fu masters in the land, one motivated by revenge, the other by greed. The two fighters team up to face their ultimate challenge in the form of

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    The Fist, the Kicks, and the Evils In a small town a ruthless gang murders two brothers, one a kung fu teacher the other a generous doctor both skilled in crane fist kung fu. The son of the Doctor vow's to seek revenge but is not

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    Crippled Kung Fu Boxer Cliff Lok, Ma Chin Ku, Cliff Lok stars as a troublemaker who gets sent to learn kung fu from Goo Chang. This movie has a ton of training, right up until the final fights. And the final 2 fights take up the last 20 minutes

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    The Odd Couple Two old rivals, Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-wing meet every 10 years to find out whose weaponry skills are better. These duels always end up in a draw and as the two warriors are aging they decide to each

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    The Leg Fighters Tan Tao Liang, Ha Kwong Lee, Peng Kang Renowned kickfighter Tan Tao Liang (THE HOT, THE COOL, AND THE VICIOUS) stars in this butt-kicking kung fu fest, hailed by critics as one of the greatest kicker movies ever made! When Pan, a South

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    Fei Meng, Nancy Yen, Yau-Man O An evil master (Mark Long) kills what he thought was the final member of the Wu Tang clan, little did he know that there was a son. The son, (Meng Fei) is taken by his Uncle (Jack Long) to a secret

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    Ping Lu, Miao Tien, Fu Hung Cheng Kung Fu superstar Meng Fei stars in this kung fu story dealing with rebels trying to rise against the manchurian emperor and his band of fighters. Meng Fei must face off with a pair of sword masters,

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    Monkey Fist, Floating Snake A lowly waiter is determined to learn kung fu from the local barber who just happens to be a kung fu master. Filled with intense martial arts action and hilarious dialogue, this is the deiniftion of a

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    Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey The story is a sordid tale of the escapades of a happy-go-lucky Chi Kuan Chun who after wasting much of his youth on finding a reason to live, he meets a mentor who gives his life meaning, so much so

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    Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu Hung Chow (Phillip Ko) is hired by the Chings to track down a group of Ching rebels who have the secret list of names of all the rebel supporters. Of the group, only two men escape from Hung Chow's

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    Eight Strikes of a Wildcat The Rodent Posse (Rat, Mole and Vole) are a ruthless group of killers who murder all those who stand in their way. A young girl manages to escape from their foul doings and is trained in the 8 Strikes

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    Butterfly 18 Li Yi Min, Sun Jung Chi, "Mystery Of Chess Boxing" star Lee Yi Min stars as the leader of the beggar gang. Armed with the Deadly 18 Butterfly fist, he must defeat the clan's deadliest rival: the Golden Fox. Great

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    Beggar of No Equal Chi Kuan Chun, Sing Chen, Hsia Chen In Beggar of No Equal, Chi Kuan Chun takes advice from the sage White Haired Scholar, who schools him in the art of Beggar Style kung fu. In Warrior of Fire, Chun is a master of the Hung Kuen Fist

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    18 Jade Arhats Set in the wu xia world of noble fighters where justice is served by the point of a sword sing pei pei (polly shang kuan) arrives in town to investigate the theft of eighteen jade arhats (figurines).

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    A Massacre Survivor When the Prince of the Ming Dynasty leaves the palace to explore the underworld, the evil General Li invites Kao Chien Yen to help him seize the opportunity to overthrow the dynasty. When Kao refuses

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    Clutch Of Power A rogue swordsman known as "Soul of the Sword" has been hired by the Mongolian General to wipe out any Chinese patriots who stand in the way of the Mongol invasion. However, he kills the

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    The Rebellious Reign This brilliant kung fu film was originally written for Bruce Lee to star in. However, after his tragic death in 1973, the project was shelved until 1980, when former Bruce Lee director Lo Wei revamped

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