Favorite Martial Arts Movies

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  1. BrendanF

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    Awesome. My teacher's teacher choreographed the sword work on many of Kurosawa's films, like Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, and Inagaki's Musashi trilogy.

    Recently I've enjoyed Twilight Samurai, Hidden Blade, Love and Honor. Ame Agaru ("After the Rain") was awesome too.
     
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    is it a fictional movie or a documentary?
     
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    Documentary. It's hard not to get pumped up when watching it. Makes you want to run to the dojo and train your butt off.

    For fictional, I like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Snatch, Return of the Dragon and Tough and Deadly.
     
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    If you can find it online I'll check it out
     
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    How could I possibly forget...

    Fighting Black Kings

    It’s a documentary on the first world full contact karate open tournament (Kyokushin). Horrible editing, Kyokushin propaganda film, and more. But it just works. I’m biased as I know a few people in it, but still.
     
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    Here you go, my friend.

     
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    My favorite MA movie is Fearless, with Jet Li.
     
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    I also massively enjoy Bloodsport and Best Of The Best, cheesy at they may be :p
     
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    The Raid
     
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    I’ve watched the entire Cobra Kai series twice now. Probably going to binge watch it once or twice more before I cancel my YouTube Red account. I forgot to cancel it before the free trial was up, so I’ll wait until a day before the next bill.

    I know it’s not a movie, but it still counts.
     
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    I say that “slightly greater level of maturity” is right around puberty. Same as cartoons, Iron Maiden, etc. Some don’t move on though. It reminds me of a short conversation I had with my younger brother a year or two ago. A radio controlled car racing place opened up and we drove by it. He said “weren’t you into that stuff back in the day?” I said “yeah, until I started trying to get laid.” Comical, yet true. Same for cartoons, Iron Maiden, Bruce Lee movies, and a few other things for me.
     
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    Choreography = The Raid

    Concept/Philosophy = Redbelt
     
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    Give Beverly Hills Ninja a go ;)
     
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    Under Siege 2 Dark Territory and the Karate Kid.
     
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    Since the old Bloodsport, I cannot name one. I think martial art movies are made for non practicionners, so they need flashy stuff to get people impressed. Actual art is in the little details, quite invisible, doesn’t make movies.
     
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    What a great point.
     
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    Got Numerous, Enter The Dragon, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Rumble in the Bronx, Police Story Saga, New Police Story, Romeo Must Die, Drunken Master Saga.

    As you can tell I'm a huge Van Damne, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee Fan.
     
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    Kung Fu Hustle. I laugh everytime i watch it.
     
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    Fiiiiinally got around to watching this. Really cool movie! Apart from the cheesy music and edits :p, I enjoyed it. Was so cool seeing all the greats in the one tournament: Royama, William Oliver, Sato, Howard Collins, Ninomiya, Martin. Love Oliver's style of fighting so much, his quickness, agility and technique are incredible.

    I also loved how alot of the guys did their training mostly in their gis (unless that was purely for the movie ).

    And was refreshing to see that it wasn't just two young guns charging in like bulls and just alternating left right punches like so many competitors you see today.. there was thought, strategy, patience and timing. As well as really nice to see all the kicks being thrown!123
     

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