Few genres in movies are as captivating, or at the very least entertaining to watch, as martial arts. Sure they can be ridiculous at times, with their silly story lines simplistic execution and static characters, but that does not take away from the delectable treat they will provide in blowing you mind in one way or another.
Certainly in most cases the attractions will revolve around the fights, that element only compounding upon the attractiveness of martial arts movies- you can drop in at any point in the movie and you will still enjoy the display- but that doesn’t mean all martial arts movies are lacking in substance.
Certainly most martial arts movies are inundated with explosive fight scenes, sacrificing any and all substance in the process, but there are a few gems out there, movies that place as much emphasis on character and story as much as they do on round house kicks and flips.
Some of the top martial arts movies are well known for crafting intriguing story lines for fascinatingly molded characters to participate in.
For many the statement ‘top martial arts movies of all time’ will cause contention as most fans will attest to different movies taking the top spot in the genre. Certainly all fans of martial arts movies cannot be expected to agree with regards to the best of the best in martial arts movies.
But most will agree wholeheartedly with regards to some of the best and most memorable movies the martial arts genre has to offer.