We brought the best of the martial arts in cinemas, with remarkable films of this subgenre, covering the most diverse secondary themes for the development of their classic stories and actors. They are films that are able to raise the best of martial arts in the cinema, including plays with actors such as Bruce Lee, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jackie Chan. Let’s go to the list!
10º – No Retreat, No Surrender (Corey Yuen, 1986)The first film in which Jean Claude Van Damme actively participates in the story, ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’, though completely forgotten, is one of the best works of the martial arts subgenre of the 1980s. Here, Van Damme the main villain of the plot, giving the viewer a little sketch of what would make him known years later, concentrating all his time on screen giving the most diverse punches and kicks.
9º – Best of the Best (Robert Radler, 1989)We will be accompanying the preparation of an American Tae Kwon Do team for a martial arts tournament in South Korea. The film gains its substance by exploring the uncertainties, ghosts of the past and an exaggerated behavioral model of the lives of the team members. ‘Best of the Best’ is a film about the martial arts that walks in a different direction from the majority, bringing a story that prefers to work with the psyche building of the characters than, properly, with an intermittent sense of action. Lost Pearl of the 1980s. Still worth highlighting the punctual soundtrack and with a super motivational aura that falls perfectly to the film.
8º – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)The film follows the theft of an important clan object and the exacerbated consequences of this act in the lives of the most diverse people. Aesthetically flawless, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ does not have such a compelling plot, leaving all the brightness of its 120-minute projection exactly in the fabulous way that its plans are conceived.
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