The Top 100 Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s

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1

Enter the Dragon 1973, 110 min.

Robert Clouse     Starring: Bruce LeeJim KellyJohn Saxon

Action    Martial Arts

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Drunken Master 1978, 111 min.

Woo-ping Yuen     Starring: Dean ShekYuen Shun-YiJackie Chan

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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The Chinese Connection 1972, 107 min.

Wei Lo     Starring: Bruce LeeNora MiaoJames Tien

Action Thriller    Action    Drama

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Game of Death 1978, 100 min.

Robert Clouse     Starring: Bruce LeeDean JaggerColleen Camp

Action    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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A Touch of Zen 1971, 200 min.

King Hu     Starring: Ying BaiBilly ChanPing-Yu Chang

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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Billy Jack 1971, 114 min.

Tom Laughlin     Starring: Tom LaughlinDelores TaylorClark Howat

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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The Fearless Hyena 1979, 92 min.

Jackie Chan, Kenneth Tsang     Starring: Jackie ChanJames TienDean Shek

Action    Adventure    Comedy

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The Super Inframan 1975, 90 min.

Shan Hua     Starring: Danny LeeTerry LiuHsieh Wang

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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25

Rumble in Hong Kong 1973, 90 min.

Mu Zhu     Starring: Chin HuNgai FungJackie Chan

Action    Martial Arts

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Last Hurrah for Chivalry 1979, 106 min.

John Woo     Starring: Damian LauPai WeiKong Lau

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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The Trial of Billy Jack 1974, 170 min.

Tom Laughlin     Starring: Tom LaughlinVictor IzayTerasa Laughlin

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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The Kid with the Golden Arm 1979, 86 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Chien SunMeng LoFeng Lu

Action    Crime    Foreign Language Film

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Circle of Iron 1978, 102 min.

Richard Moore     Starring: David CarradineChristopher LeeRoddy McDowall

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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Dirty Ho 1979, 103 min.

Chia-Liang Liu     Starring: Chia Hui LiuHou HsiaoKara Hui

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Knockabout 1979, 92 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Biao YuenSammo HungLau Kar-Wing

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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Shaolin Temple 1976, 126 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Sheng FuKuan-Chun ChiTi Lung

Action    Martial Arts    Period Film

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A Force of One 1979, 90 min.

Paul Aaron     Starring: Clu GulagerJennifer O'NeillChuck Norris

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Five Shaolin Masters 1974, 105 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: David ChiangLung TiSheng Fu

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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Invincible Shaolin 1978, 98 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Chien SunSheng ChiangFeng Lu

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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47

Policewomen 1974, 90 min.

Lee Frost     Starring: Jeanie BellChuck DanielLaurie Rose

Action    Exploitation Film    Martial Arts

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Act of Vengeance 1974, 90 min.

Bob Kelljan     Starring: Jo Ann HarrisPeter BrownJennifer Lee

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Avenging Eagle 1978, 90 min.

Chung Sun     Starring: Sheng FuLung TiFeng Ku

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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The Deadly Duo 1971, 83 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: David ChiangLung TiFeng Ku

Action    Drama    Martial Arts

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Spiritual Kung Fu 1978, 94 min.

Wei Lo     Starring: Jackie ChanChih-ping ChiangHsiu-yi Fang

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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36 Crazy Fists 1977, 90 min.

Chi-Hwa Chen     Starring: Kuang HsiungPaul ChunChia Chang Liu

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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The Hand of Death 1976, 95 min.

John Woo     Starring: Tao-liang TanJames TienWei Yang

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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The Shadow Whip 1971, 78 min.

Wei Lo     Starring: Pei-pei ChengHua YuehSammo Hung

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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Dragon Fist 1979, 80 min.

Wei Lo     Starring: Jackie ChanNora MiaoJames Tien

Action    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Enter the Fat Dragon 1978, 100 min.

Sammo Hung     Starring: Sammo HungKwan YeungRoy Chiao

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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One-Armed Boxer 1972, 91 min.

Yu Wang     Starring: Yu WangYeh TienHsin Tang

Action    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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68

Hapkido 1972, 97 min.

Feng Huang     Starring: Angela MaoCarter WongSammo Hung

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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The Magic Blade 1976, 86 min.

Yuen Chor     Starring: Lung TiLieh LoLi Ching

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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The Heroic Ones 1970, 117 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: David ChiangHan ChinLung Ti

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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The Brave Archer 1977, 127 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Sheng FuNiu TienDanny Lee

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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When Taekwondo Strikes 1973, 91 min.

Feng Huang     Starring: Angela MaoJhoon RheeSammo Hung

Action    Martial Arts    War

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Shaolin Mantis 1978, 91 min.

Chia-Liang Liu     Starring: David ChiangLily LiChia Yung Liu

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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The Lady Hermit 1971, 105 min.

Meng Hua Ho     Starring: Pei-pei ChengLieh LoSzu Shih

Action    Foreign Language Film    Martial Arts

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The Deadly Breaking Sword 1979, 101 min.

Chung Sun     Starring: Lung TiSheng FuSzu Shih

Action    Comedy    Martial Arts

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Heroes Two 1974, 86 min.

Cheh Chang     Starring: Kuan Tai ChenSheng FuChuan Chen

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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Duel with the Devil 1970, 92 min.

Lung Chien     Starring: Pin ChiangChing Ching Chang

Action    Adventure    Martial Arts

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Jaguar Lives! 1979, 90 min.

Ernest Pintoff     Starring: Joe LewisChristopher LeeDonald Pleasence

Action    Crime    Martial Arts

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Black Samurai 1977, 88 min.

Al Adamson     Starring: Jim KellyBill RoyRoberto Contreras

Action    Blaxploitation    Exploitation Film

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