Martial Arts Zhang Ziyi Martial Arts Roles

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Movies/films with performances by actor/actress Zhang Ziyi in the Martial arts genre. Starring, supporting, cameo appearances. Alphabetical, sortable by columns.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. The film was based on the fourth novel in a pentalogy, known in China as the Crane Iron Pentalogy, by wuxia novelist Wang Dulu. The martial arts and action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping. A sequel is coming in August 28, 2015. Made on a US$17 million budget, with dialogue in Mandarin, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became a surprise international success, grossing $213.5 million. It grossed US$128 million in the United ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Cheng Pei-pei, Chang Chen, + more

Initial Release: 2000

Directed by: Ang Lee

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#25 on The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

#30 on The Best Oscar-Winning Scores

#7 on The Best Oscar-Winning Foreign Language Films

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Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. Hero was first released in China on 24 October 2002. At that time, it was the most expensive project and the highest-grossing motion picture in Chinese film history. Miramax Films owned the American market distribution rights, but delayed the release of the film for nearly two years. It was finally presented by Quentin Tarantino to American theaters on 27 August 2004. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, + more

Initial Release: 2002

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

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House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Unlike other wuxia films, it is more of a love story than a straight martial arts film. The use of strong colors is a signature of Zhang Yimou's work. Several scenes in a bamboo forest completely fill the screen with green. Near the end of the film, a fight scene is set in a blizzard. The actors and blood are greatly highlighted on a whiteout background. Another scene uses bright yellow as a color theme. The costumes, props, and decorations were taken almost entirely from Chinese paintings of the period, adding authenticity to the look of the film . The film opened in ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Dandan, Lin Zhu, + more

Initial Release: 2004

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

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#93 on The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

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Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker who respectively reprise their roles as Inspector Lee and Detective Carter. The film finds Lee and Carter involved with the Triads. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sánchez, Don Cheadle, + more

Initial Release: 2001

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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#34 on The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

#28 on The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

#17 on The Best Buddy Cop Movies

#10 on The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

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