“Everybody is kung-fu fighting for sure, but it takes more than that to make a great martial arts movie,” said the Guardian.
These are the ten finest martial arts films according to the critics of the Guardian and Observer.
Enter the Dragon
Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly
Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin
House of Flying Daggers
Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol
The Raid: Redemption
Director: Gareth Evans
Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
A Touch of Zen
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai
Once Upon a Time in China
Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan
The Guardian (founded in 1821) is a British national daily newspaper, and the Observer (founded in 1791) is its Sunday sibling. They are amongst the most influential papers in the world. The Guardian and its journalists have won numerous journalism awards, especially in the last decades.
Source: The Guardian
Last checked on: 16 January 2016