I have compiled a list that is essential viewing for any one is who is partial to a good kung fu film, it is not in any certain order – I find them all equally important;
This movie put Tony Jaa into the limelight and is arguably one of the best martial arts films out there, if you are unfamiliar with it, it is basically a low budget thai film with some of the most amazing stunts you have seen. not to mention the most unique and amazing fight scenes.
A legend playing the story of another legend, Donnie Yen stars as Grandmaster Yip. If you don’t know who that is he is the guy who trained Bruce Lee. It is loosely set around his life story and it features Donnie at his best dazzling the audience with wicked Wing Chun Kung fu Moves!
AKA Tom Yum Goong. This was the second installment from Tony Jaa. The most spectacular part of this film, was a fight scene which spanned for eight minutes and was done in a single take! This is unheard of in the world of martial arts cinema.
Not the most original story line and to top it off it was a straight to DVD movie. So why is it on this list? Because of the mind blowing fight scenes from two under rated stars – Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White. This film generated so much buzz that they made a third part. With the combined allure of these two movies we will be seeing a fourth one very soon!
Undisputed III Last Man Standing
Mentioned above it continues the story of Yuri Boyka (Scott Adkins) and morphs him from the anti hero into a hero. This movie and the second one did not make much money but did create a huge fan base and for that reason and that reason only they are deciding to make a fourth, stay tuned!
Never Back Down Part 2
Not the best story line but it did feature exceptional fight scenes, why were they so great? Because the actors were not really actors at all they were actual MMA fighters, except for Michael Jai White he is martial artist and actor, oh did I mention he also directed it – Check out the review for never back down 2 here.
The Raid 2 Berandul
The sequel to a really great movie, it’s always hard to follow up a great movie but this film managed to do that and then some. Both the director and main actor really deserve kudos for this masterpiece. The story, the gore, the fight scenes, it really had it all! It is so exceptionally entertaining that you won’t even be bothered that you have to read subtitles.