Chinese action movies obviously, are widely Kung Fu movies. Kung Fu is an integral part of Chinese culture, as I’ve said before in 10 best Kung Fu movies of all time. What is the difference between that list and this one you ask? Well, in that article, I’ve vividly listed movies that explore Kung Fu and define its essence in Chinese culture. Many of those movies define Kung Fu as more than just a way of fighting. They define Kung Fu as a way of life, rather than a mere Martial art. In this one, I purely focus on the Action part of Kung Fu.
There are brilliantly composed action sequences, some breathtaking stunts and legendary actors like Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Li and henceforth. And of course, I will also try to give preference to good plot lines and quality filmmaking, rather than picking the films which just fill the runtime with action sequences. Here is the list of top Chinese action movies ever made. You can stream some of these best Chinese action movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Fist of Legend (1994)
Jet Li, who is always exciting, shows his prowess in Martial arts here, and it is incredible. There are numerous fights in this movie, the most impressive being the 7-minute finale set inside a dojo. For anybody who likes martial arts films, this film is not to be missed. The plot may not be as strong as I would have liked. But it is good enough as there are interesting scenes and quite a few really good fights that are fluid and filled with well-choreographed moves, with some good camera work that makes the film one of the best of its genre.
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