Ong Bak (2003) – Prachya Pinkaew

  101 Action Movies allowed me to take another look at this fantastic Thai martial arts film, showcasing the amazing fighting style of Muay Thai. Working with the simplest of stories, it merely serves as a jumping off point for some jaw-dropping fight sequences that use absolutely no computer generated engancements. It’s all real, in fact,…

Iron Monkey (1993) – Woo-Ping Yuen

  A Robin Hood style adventure launches the kung fu in this highly enjoyable addition to the 101 Action Movies list. Yu Rong-Guang stars as Dr. Yang, who along with his assistant Miss Orchid (Jean Wang) tends to the poor and the refugees in a small village. The village’s governor (James Wong) however is only…

Bloodsport (1988) – Newt Arnold

Jean-Claude Van Damme makes an appearance on the 101 Action Movies list with this martial arts classic. The film, based LOOSELY on a true story follows Frank Dux (JCVD), a military officer, who trained with Senzo Tanaka (Roy Chiao) after his own son died to pass on his martial arts style and philosophy. Going on…

Drunken Master (1978) – Woo-Ping Yuen

Jackie Chan debuts on the 101 Action Movies list with this Kung-Fu classic that cemented Chan’s style of stunning fight sequences with a comedic streak. Directed by Woo-Ping Yuen, who would later become the fight choreographer of such films as The Matrix, Drunken Master is a fun romp and a favorite amongst fans of the…