The most widely watched genre globally is the romantic-comedy. That doesn’t sound right, right? Because it’s not. The correct answer is action! Thrilling car chases and belligerent fist-fighting are what people crave for. Most probably because they can’t do it themselves in real life. Well, they can, but they’ll get their asses jailed up by the authorities. The genre has seen a gradual evolution through the years. Since the time of ‘The Great Train Robbery’, when fancy men fighting on running trains, to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ where vaguely and absurdly dressed characters chase a covey of runaway brides with cars, the definition of action has changed. The Asian flavor has been totally different. Influenced by their cultural background, Asian action movies employ different forms of fighting, which vary from quick-exchange fist fighting to adroit sword fighting.
This conglomeration of diversity and enriched fighting styles has made Asian movies the most popular ones in the genre of action. Here we list the top Asian action movies ever. You can watch some of these best Asian action movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003)
‘Ong Bak’ is perhaps the most famous movie on the list. Often found playing on different channels, the movie derives its importance and popularity from its appealing set of fighters. Revolving around a stolen statue and a determined warrior’s pledge to bring it back against all odds, the film is truly exceptional in its ambition and matches that with sublime ground-work. Tien, the brave warrior who embarks on the voyage to retrieve the lost statue, is an obscure simpleton, living his daily life. When the age-old statue head goes missing, he takes it upon himself to bring it back. He must defeat lord Komtuan’s men to achieve the same. This Thailand production is a sumptuous treat for your inner animal.
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11. Iron Monkey (1993)