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1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 242,645 | Gross: $128.08M

2. Shadow (2018)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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81 Metascore

Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang

Votes: 6,546 | Gross: $0.52M

3. Hero (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 167,744 | Gross: $53.71M

4. Black Lagoon (2006)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 10,143

5. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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57 Metascore

A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Juana Collignon

Votes: 97,837 | Gross: $52.08M

6. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 103,431 | Gross: $11.05M

7. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 16,215

8. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 70,225 | Gross: $24.63M

9. The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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80 Metascore

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 14,440 | Gross: $0.61M

10. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 40,658 | Gross: $6.57M

11. Dragon (2011)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Jia-Min Li

Votes: 13,052 | Gross: $0.01M

12. True Legend (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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62 Metascore

Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Xun Zhou, Andy On, Xiaodong Guo

Votes: 8,156 | Gross: $0.08M

13. Sword Master (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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Hong Kong cinema giants Derek Yee and Tsui Hark join forces in this 3D martial arts epic, about an elite swordsman who is haunted by his skill, and a challenger who aims to take his place at all costs.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Kenny Lin, Peter Ho, Yiyan Jiang, Mengjie Jiang

Votes: 1,883 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Nirvana in Fire (2015– )

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Fantasy

9.0
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Story about a son's search for his family's lost honor.

Stars: Ge Hu, Yongdai Ding, Kai Wang, Lei Wu

Votes: 1,322

15. Iron Monkey (1993)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Sze-Man Tsang

Votes: 14,789 | Gross: $14.68M

16. Naked Weapon (2002)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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40 13 y.o. girls are kidnapped and the next 6 years forcefully trained to be sexy assassins. The survivors go on to be top int'l assassins known as China dolls. A CIA agent's on track of them.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Anya, Maggie Q, Daniel Wu, Jewel Lee

Votes: 6,733

17. Reign of Assassins (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure

6.8
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Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.

Directors: Chao-Bin Su, John Woo | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Xueqi Wang, Barbie Hsu

Votes: 7,108

18. Brotherhood of Blades (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action

6.6
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This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Lu | Stars: Chen Chang, Shih-Chieh King, Dong-xue Li, Shi Shi Liu

Votes: 2,507

19. Ashes of Time (1994)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Votes: 12,143 | Gross: $0.17M

20. A Touch of Zen (1971)

Not Rated | 200 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai, Billy Chan

Votes: 4,685

21. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.0
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57 Metascore

Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Lun-Mei Kwei

Votes: 7,377 | Gross: $0.17M

22. Seven Swords (2005)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Leon Lai, Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, Honglei Sun

Votes: 8,816

23. 14 Blades (2010)

R | 114 min | Action, History, Thriller

6.3
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50 Metascore

A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, Chun Wu, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Votes: 7,191

24. Battle Through the Heavens (2018– )

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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Xiao Yan is a genius child who suddenly loses all his powers. In a world governed by strength and power, Xiao Yan's lack of talent is an embarrassment to his family. At the age of 15, Xiao ... See full summary »

Stars: Chu-he Chen, Wu Jiacheng, Qin Li, Yun Lin

Votes: 64

25. The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

A master monk tries to protect a naive young physician from a thousand-year-old snake demon. A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi

Votes: 7,770 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Swordsman II (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Fantasy

7.2
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Ling Wu Chung decides to hide from the chaotic world. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. However, he finds that the tribe have been attacked, and their leader Yam Ying Ying has been abducted.

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Stanley Tong | Stars: Jet Li, Brigitte Lin, Michelle Reis, Waise Lee

Votes: 3,813

27. Ever Night (2018– )

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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It tells a story about a boy Ning Que who accidentally became the hero who was going to save the world.

Stars: Arthur Chen, Yiren Song, Yao Tong, Bowen Xue

Votes: 91

28. Martial Universe (2018– )

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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Lin Dong is forsaken by his clan. When he comes across a stone talisman with magical powers, life will never be the same again. His adventures help him to hone his skills as a martial ... See full summary »

Stars: Yang Yang, Likun Wang, Chun Wu, Tian'ai Zhang

Votes: 115

29. Dragon Inn (1967)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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97 Metascore

When the children of an executed General are pursued in 1457 China, some heroic martial arts swordsmen intervene.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan, Chun Shih, Ying Bai, Feng Hsu

Votes: 1,902

30. Dragon Inn (1992)

88 min | Action

7.3
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This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »

Directors: Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Donnie Yen

Votes: 3,466

31. The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Fantasy

5.3
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In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save ... See full summary »

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Xiaoming Huang, Wenzhuo Zhao, Xuebing Wang

Votes: 1,438

32. The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Ching Lee, Lung Ti, Feng Ku

Votes: 1,232

33. The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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From his humble beginnings, the street wise Yang Guo (Xiaoming Huang) gets passed around from one prestigious master to another but none of them will teach him any kung fu. While escaping ... See full summary »

Stars: Yifei Liu, Xiaoming Huang, Lin Kong, Zihan Chen

Votes: 466

34. The Four (2012)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

5.8
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.

Directors: Gordon Chan, Janet Chun | Stars: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou

Votes: 2,052

35. The Four 3 (2014)

R | 106 min | Action

5.6
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Emotionless has left Six Doors, as has Cold Blood, who has decided to investigate the death of Lord Bu on his own. The departure of two of the four constables has effectively left Six Doors... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Collin Chou, Ronald Cheng

Votes: 755

36. Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Chia Yung Liu, Kara Wai, Hou Hsiao

Votes: 1,122

37. The Swordsman (1990)

TV-14 | 118 min | Action, History

7.0
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A kung-fu manual known as the sacred scroll is stolen from the Emperor's library. An army detachment is sent to recover it. Meanwhile, a young swordsman and his fellow disciple are accidentally drawn into the chaos.

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, Raymond Lee, Hark Tsui, Ann Hui, Yeung-Wah Kam | Stars: Samuel Hui, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung, Man Cheung

Votes: 1,931

38. The Butterfly Murders (1979)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Siu-Ming Lau, Michelle Yim, Shu Tong Wong, Kuo-Chu Chang

Votes: 592

39. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

Unrated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Biao Yuen, Hoi Mang, Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin

Votes: 2,167

40. Zu Warriors (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Fantasy

5.2
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Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Ziyi Zhang, Cecilia Cheung

Votes: 3,245

41. Lawless Kingdom (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure

5.8
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Four detectives, each with supernatural powers, dedicate their unique and special skills to solving crimes and apprehending powerful criminals.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Collin Chou

Votes: 1,024

42. Chinese Paladin (2005– )

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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The kingdom of Nan Zhao is brainwashed by the chief of a moon-worshiping cult (Elvis Tsui) who forces the King (Chi-yin Wong) to sentence his Queen (Sun Li) to death, claiming that she is a... See full summary »

Stars: Ge Hu, Yifei Liu, Ady An, Achel Chang

Votes: 189

43. Royal Tramp (1992)

R | 106 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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The story of Wilson Bond, a pimp who after saving Chan, the leader of the Heaven and Earth society, a revolutionary group, is made a member. After a botched first assignment for the group, ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man Cheung, Chingmy Yau, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng

Votes: 2,918

44. The Assassin (1993)

78 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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A poor farmer who loves a woman he is forbidden to associate with becomes a hardened mercenary, and is hired by a local warlord as a professional assassin. Years later, he runs into his old... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Hung Chung | Stars: Fengyi Zhang, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, Xiaoxiao Diao

Votes: 174

45. Come Drink with Me (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Chih-Ching Yang, Hung Lieh Chen

Votes: 3,352

46. Wind Blows in Chang Lin (Nirvana in Fire II) (2017–2018)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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They destroyed his family. They thought he was too weak to do anything. They thought wrong.

Stars: Hui-Wen Chang, Xianxu Hu, Haoran Liu, Liya Tong

Votes: 48

47. Thunderbolt Fantasy (2016– )

Fantasy

8.6
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Set in an Eastern fantasy setting, Dan Fei and her brother, guardians of a sword known as the Tian Xíng Jin, are pursued by the evil Xuan Gui Zong clan, who seek to obtain the sword for ... See full summary »

Star: Jun'ichi Suwabe

Votes: 92

48. Killer Constable (1980)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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Director Kuei Chih Hung was famous for his modern day crime thrillers, his horror flicks, and even his comedies. But if the only kung-fu film he ever made was this one, he'd still be spoken... See full summary »

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Jason Piao Pai, Tsui Ling Yu

Votes: 298

49. Moon Warriors (1992)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.5
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A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village. When the King's group is attacked by his usurper brother, the fisherman is ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Andy Lau, Kenny Bee, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung

Votes: 821

50. Butterfly and Sword (1993)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

Director: Michael Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Joey Wang, Elvis Tsui

Votes: 1,053



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