Martial arts movie

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Martial arts films are movies about martial arts. They’re normally action movies. The martial arts shown in movies tend to include kung fu, wuxia, and karate.

History[change | change source]

There were Martial arts films in Asia. They were more about action then plot. They became popular in 1943 when Akira Kurosawa made the movie Sugata Sanshiro about a young man who has to learn judo. In 1945, Kurosawa made a sequel which was the first movie ever to have karate in it.

In the 1970s, kung fu movies made by studios in Hong Kong like the Shaw Brothers Studio and Godfrey Ho’s studio were translated into English and were watched in the United States and Canada.

Actors[change | change source]

Bruce Lee starred in a lot of kung fu movies in the 1970s and 80s. Other important actors in the genre were Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, and Donnie Yen.

Animated movies[change | change source]

There are some animated films that are about martial arts like Kung Fu Panda.