Essential Martial Arts/Samurai Films

For those looking to get started in the genres, these are what I feel are the best I’ve seen so far.

  • Enter the Dragon
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • Fist of Fury
  • The Big Boss
  • Game of Death
  • Police Story
  • Police Story 2
  • Drunken Master
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • Wheels on Meals
  • Rumble in the Bronx
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • The Five Venoms
  • Five Element Ninjas
  • The One-Armed Swordsman
  • Seven Samurai
  • Yojimbo
  • Sanjuro
  • Ran
  • Kagemusha
  • Harakiri
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell
  • Dragon Inn
  • A Touch of Zen
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
  • Ong Bak 2
  • Ong Bak 3
  • The Raid
  • The Raid 2
  • The Protector
  • Master of the Flying Guillotine
  • Fist of Legend
  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • Hero
  • Fearless
  • Flash Point
  • Ip Man
  • Ip Man 2
  • Ip Man 3
  • Ip Man 4: The Finale
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • House of Flying Daggers
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Shogun Assassin
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Throne of Blood
  • Rashomon
  • The Tale of Zatoichi
  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto