The 10 Best Martial Art Movies Of All Time
Here's part 2 of our review of the 10 best martial art movies ever made.
Will you agree with our choices?
Either way you're bound to find some great martial arts dvds to add to your collection.
We have to include this one!
Way of the Dragon is the only finished film written and directed by Bruce Lee.
This movie was responsible for a huge number of kids in the 1970s and 1980s getting into martial arts (we know a few of them who are still kicking today!)
Lee plays a country boy who travels to Italy where his distant family's retaurant business is under pressure from the local mobsters.
Sound a bit far fetched?...
...Of course it is. But then you don't watch martial arts DVDs for the plot do you?
There are a serices of great fights between Lee and the local villains. But the final battle between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in a Roman Colosseum is the overwhelming highlight.
Legend of Drunken Master is perhaps Jackie Chan's best martial arts performance.
The 'plot' where British smugglers steal Chinese treasures and enslave workers in an iron foundry is just an excuse for slapstick and high energy action.
There are heaps of brilliantly choreographed fight scenes with some amazing spin and jump kicks thrown in to entertain you.
If you're looking for a fun martial art DVD and a chance to see Jackie Chan at his sizzling best Legend of Drunken Master is a must see.
Best of the Best is all about teamwork and sportsmanship.
A martial arts team from the USA are heading to Seoul to compete in the world finals.
They originate from different nations and they have to overcome their rivalry and gel together if they are going to stand a chance.
This martial arts DVD is about a fantastic coach, teamwork and the physical and emotional battle that every fighter faces in the ring.
Fist of Legend is actually a remake of the original Bruce Lee movie, Fist of Fury.
The plot is simple - a Chinese martial artist returns home to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his former school being threatened by occupying Japanese forces.
He decides to avenge his master's murder and restore his school's honor.
It's basically a fight fan's movie and we think Jet Li gives his best ever performance in some breath taking scenes.
And the one of the few martial art movies you can watch as a family... Kung-Fu Panda.
We first saw this at the movies with the rest of our taekwondo club. It put a smile on everyone's faces.
The lead character is a clumsy, overweight Panda called Po (Jack Black). Po dreams of becoming a kung-fu hero. After a minor miracle he ends up being chosen as the Dragon Warrior who has to defeat the evil Tai Lung (Ian McShane).
We think the best sections of the film are the interactions between Po and his reluctant teacher master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). Some sections are so funny we laughed out loud.
The animation is beautiful. And there are some excellent martial arts lessons you can take away about the power of self-belief and turning your weaknesses into strengths.
Want to see some more fantastic martial art movies? Head here for part 1 of our top 10 martial arts DVDs review.