5 Best Martial Arts Movies Of All Time

Martial arts continues to gain in popularity — not only the practice itself, but also in the movies. Here is a list of movies that are commonly considered to be among the top martial arts movies of all time. Star ratings are based on IMDB.com user votes.

1. Hero 

Produced in 2002, and received 8 out of 10 stars.
One man defeats three assassins who try to murder the most powerful warlord in China. The nameless hero is played by Jet Li, and the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.

2. Return of the Dragon (aka Way of the Dragon)

Produced in 1972, and received 7 out of 10 stars.
Bruce Lee wrote, directed, and starred in this film, in which his character's cousins own a restaurant and must face trouble from the local crime organization. Their cruel tactics terrorize his family and drive away customers, but Lee refuses to crumple under pressure and takes on his enemies in a series of exciting confrontations. The film culminates in an unforgettable fight starring world-wide martial arts champion Chuck Norris.

3. The Legend of Drunken Master 

Produced in 1994, and received 7 out of 10 stars.
Jackie Chan performs almost all of the choreography in his own movies, adding to the legitimacy of this and his other films. The Legend of Drunken Master is about a man who uses a style of fighting called drunken boxing against foreigners who are trying to sell Chinese artifacts abroad, while simultaneously dealing with his anti-fighting father. This classic is both funny and brutal.

4. Ip Man 

Producedin 2008, and received 8 out of 10 stars.
This is the true story of a legendary Wing Chun kung fu master from China. Set in the 1930s, Ip Man follows the story of the man who trained Bruce Lee. He opposes the Japanese forces ,and the final scene ends with a match between Ip and the Japanese General Miura. Later, Ip starts the school where he trained Lee.

5. Enter the Dragon 

Produced in 1973, and received 7 out of 10 stars.
A martial arts expert (played by Bruce Lee) is enlisted to gain access to a drug operation under the guise of taking part in a competition sponsored by the crime boss. This was Bruce Lee’s last film before he died.

Watching these movies is not only entertai
ning, but teaches viewers a thing or two about martial arts and the talented men behind it!

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