Kung Fu, actually known as wushu is the Chinese martial arts. It is believed to be an ancient self-defense technique evolved by ancient Chinese people around four thousand years ago. The kung fu has seen a lot of change and transformation since then. Today, kung fu is widely known all over the world as a good self-defense and fighting technique.
Over the ages Hollywood has gained influence from various cultures and has made different movies on these cultures. Thus, Chinese culture has also influenced Hollywood and various action movies of Hollywood have been inspired from kung fu. Some of the greatest martial artists like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan can be seen doing various stunts in many Hollywood movies. When you look for movies that are filled with action and motivation, watching these best kung fu movies will surely be the perfect idea to go for.
Directed by Stanley Tong, starring Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung Supercop is the sequel of Police Story 2. The movie is the story of a cop played by Jackie Chan who has to stop a group of bombers from attacking his city. As the movie progresses the cop also comes to know that the villains of Police Story one are also coming to take revenge from him.
Enter the Dragon:
Directed by Robert Clouse, starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly is a story of a young man who has sworn never to take the path of non-violence. He is trying to earn an honest living by working with his cousins in an ice factory. Slowly, the workers of the factory start to disappear mysteriously. Gradually Lee comes to know that the owner of the factory is a drug dealer who has killed the workers who found about his work. He also comes to know that the owner is responsible for the death of Lee’s sister. So, this martial artist follows the path of action in order to destroy this drug mafia.
Kung Fu Hustle:
Directed by Stephen Chow, starring Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen and Qiu Yuen Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous and action packed film. The story of the film is set in China in early 1940′s where a clumsy thief named Sing played by Stephen Chow wishes to be the most dangerous member of the most feared gang known as The Axe Gang. In order to join the hang, he is supposed to commit a murder otherwise he cannot join the gang. This movie broke the box-office records in Asia. The movie features fights choreographed by famous masters of martial arts Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo Ping.
The Legend of Drunken Master:
Directed by Chia-Liang Liu and Jackie Chan, starring Jackie Chan is one of the best movies of Jackie Chan. Wong Fei Hong played by Jackie Chan, is a young master of the martial art form known as drunken boxing. He has to drink alcohol in order to overcome pain and increase his anger. Under the influence of alcohol Hong can be very furious man. Hong goes with his father on a voyage to China, where they purchase ginseng. On their way back, Hong discovers that their luggage is being stolen by some thugs and he fights them. In the encounter with thugs Hong finds out that these thugs are trying to steal some precious artifacts to England. So, he sets out to save the artifacts and return them to the right owner.
Directed by Wilson Yip, starring Donnie Yen, Simon Yam and Siu-Wong Fan, Ip Man is a great Kung Fu movie. The story is based on Ip Man, who was Bruce Lee’s teacher. He was a true master of martial arts who had a martial arts school where he used to teach his students. Ip Man was born in the times when China was suffering from war and hatred. So, he tried to overcome all these ill believes of the society by fighting against various martial artists and thus gives a moral education to his students.
Directed by Ronny, starring Jet Li, Shido Nakamura and Betty Sun Yu, Fearless is based in Shanghai, China. The storu starts in the year 1910, when Kung Fu master Huo Yuanjia played by Jet Li is preparing himself for a battle against his Japanese opponent Tanaka played by Shidou Nakamura. He has to defeat three American Kung Fu masters to reach the final stage of the tournament so that he can compete with Tanaka. The story goes into the background of Huo where his parents are against his fighting and learning Kung Fu. Thus everyday he sneaks out to learn Kung Fu.