Bruce Lee in a still from Enter the Dragon, his most famous film that also featured Jackie Chan as a stuntman and extra. The last twenty minutes of the film, directed by Jackie Chan, is the finest set-piece the green hornet in the history of martial arts cinema as Wong Fei Hung fights a series of increasingly more dangerous foes through a factory, like a kung-fu Charlie Chaplin in a martial arts version of Modern Times.
This is the film where Bruce Lee truly arrived in a fully formed state, and if there's a precise moment when that happens, it's the classic dojo fight where Chen shows up at the Japanese training facility and absolutely goes to town on everyone inside.
The independent smash success, Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin, 1971), further helped pave the way for the martial arts genre in the US. Billy Jack, a disillusioned Vietnam War veteran, is a master of the Korean martial art hap ki do, and he uses his deadly skills in the protection of a counterculture, racially mixed school.
Although Bloodsport is the movie that announced Jean-Claude Van Damme and his impenetrable accent to the world—as well as serving as the crucible for (seriously) every single plot of every Van Damme movie to come—it's also a defining film of the decade, positioning martial arts as certifiable blockbuster action cinema.
As people will read over and over again to different articles regarding Martial Artists who made it big, who became champions at the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the Olympic Gold medal list in the different countries who have won it and the people who have been champions in the different tournaments they have ever joined, there is only one secret to it, "Power of the Mind".
The third installment in the franchise, "Ip Man 3," debuted in March 2016 on the Chinese mainland where it generated a total box office revenue of more than 770 million yuan (about 108 million U.S. dollars), the China Movie Data Information Network showed.
The Wachowski brothers reignited a nation's love for martial arts with this pivotal action flick, which found Keanu Reeves' Neo discovering that the world he knows is a computer-controlled lie — but a lie he can take advantage of. In a flash, he ''downloads'' everything he needs to know about kung fu. The Wachowskis brought in storied Hong Kong fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping to train his cast in the rigors of ''wire-fu'' and it paid off with a genre-defying blockbuster.
Martial arts films first gained popularity in the U.S. during the 1970s with movies that featured stars like Bruce Lee and Sonny Chiba However, this action-driven genre can trace its history to the days of silent cinema with classics like The Burning of the Red Lotus Monastary.
Known for his role in producing hits like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and the documentary Jackie Chan: My Story, locally based Logan has built a notable career in the film industry since he first stepped foot on Hong Kong soil more than two decades ago.