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The Best Wuxia TV Shows

Updated October 13, 2020 5.8k votes 2.1k voters 146.9k views43 items

List RulesVote up the best wuxia shows that have ever aired.

Chinese martial arts dramas, often called wuxia, focus on heroes who have no master but their code. This list of martial art action series are the very best wuxia dramas on television, and are ranked from best to worst, thanks to your votes. This list of the greatest wuxia shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular wuxia TV shows have been a staple of television for years, captivating audiences with noble action and character-driven drama so there's often debate about what the most entertaining wuxia shows of all time are.

Don't let your favorite wuxia television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of wuxia television shows below includes information like the program's cast and premiere date when available and features shows like Legend of the White Hair Brides and Against the Blade of Honour.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best wuxia show of all time?" and "What are the greatest wuxia shows?"

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  • 1
    The Legend of the Condor Heroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Legend of the Condor Heroes

    Felix Wong, Bobby Au-yeung

    Premiered2003

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    The Return of the Condor Heroe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Premiered2006

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  • 3
    The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber

    Maggie Shiu, Adam Cheng

    Premiered2000

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  • 4
    Nirvana in Fire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Nirvana in Fire

    He Gu, Liu Tao

    Premiered2015

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  • 5
    Battle Through the Heavens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Battle Through the Heavens

    Leo Wu, Lin Yun

    Premiered2018

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  • 6
    Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils

    Louis Fan, Felix Wong

    Premiered1997

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  • 7
    Chinese Paladin 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Chinese Paladin 3

    Yang Mi, Liu Shishi

    Premiered2009

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  • 8
    Laughing in the Wind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows

    Premiered2001

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  • 9
    The Return of the Condor Heroe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Return of the Condor Heroes

    Andy Lau, Simon Yam

    Premiered1983

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  • 10
    New Heavenly Sword and Dragon  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre

    Simon Yam, Kenneth Tsang

    Premiered1986

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  • 11
    The Vigilantes in Masks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Vigilantes in Masks

    Liu Shishi, Liu Kai-chi

    Premiered2011

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  • 12
    Chinese Paladin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Chinese Paladin

    Liu Yifei, Elvis Tsui

    Premiered2005

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  • 13
    Legend of Fuyao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Legend of Fuyao

    Yang Mi, Ethan Juan

    Premiered2018

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  • 14
    Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky

    Liu Shishi, Hu Ge

    Premiered2012

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  • 15
    Swordsman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Swordsman

    Bryan Leung, Dicky Cheung

    Premiered2013

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  • 16
    Sword Stained with Royal Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    Sword Stained with Royal Blood

    Bobby Dou, Eva Huang

    Premiered2007

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  • 17
    The Duke of Mount Deer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Duke of Mount Deer

    Athena Chu, Ruby Lin

    Premiered2001

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  • 18
    State of Divinity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    State of Divinity

    Jacky Lui, Fiona Leung

    Premiered1996

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  • 19
    The Legend of Chu Liuxiang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Legend of Chu Liuxiang

    Sammul Chan, Kingone Wang

    Premiered2007

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  • 20
    A Step into the Past is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    A Step into the Past

    Raymond Lam, Louis Koo

    Premiered2001

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  • 21
    The Flying Fox of Snowy Mounta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain

    Barry Chan, Michelle Yim

    Premiered1978

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  • 22
    The Smiling, Proud Wanderer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Smiling, Proud Wanderer

    Chow Yun-Fat, Kong Ngai

    Premiered1984

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  • 23
    The Condor Heroes Return is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Condor Heroes Return

    Ekin Cheng

    Premiered1994

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  • 24
    The Return of the Condor Heroe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows
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    The Return of the Condor Heroes

    Fann Wong, Christopher Lee

    Premiered1998

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  • 25
    The Duke of Mount Deer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wuxia TV Shows

    Premiered1984

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