No matter the state of the economy, going to the cinemas, purchasing the latest flicks, and renting DVDs, have always been popular way to have fun, relax, and escape life’s daily stresses. There are many different movie genres to meet every movie goers’ taste. One movie genre that has maintained popularity over the years is action-packed karate movies.
Karate films have a huge fan base all over the world. Karate movies have had many stars over the years such as David Carradine, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Ralph Macchio, and many more. Each of these famous actors took karate into the mainstream and helped create a multi billion dollar industry. Now movie theaters are becoming filled with karate movie lovers whenever a karate movie is released. Such famous karate films include: The Karate Kid, 123 movies Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, Way of the Dragon, and many other great karate films. They are exciting, action-packed, and most importantly, display thrilling martial arts scenes. They have great story lines with ‘good vs. evil’ that people enjoy watching. The style, grace, and art of karate, make these so popular and has led to an increase in people taking karate lessons. The goal is to entertain and they have definitely succeeded.
A few of the most popular karate movies include:
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: This karate movie was a hit with the critics and public. With a compelling story line, fantastic martial arts, beautiful costumes, fantastic cinematography, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a must-see movie that will blow your mind.
The Karate Kid: World famous, The Karate Kid is a fantastic movie for the whole family. This movie had a positive effect on children with many wanting to take karate lessons. The Karate Kid is one karate movie that will be loved for generations.
Good Guys Wear Black: This movie is Chuck Norris’s 1978’s breakout film that launched his movie career. Chuck Norris is powerful in his martial arts scenes and the movie is exciting and fun to watch.
Iron Monkey: This movie has received rave reviews by movie critics and the public. The storyline is a traveling monk unites with a Robin Hood-like hero to beat the bad guys. The final battle is awesome and the fight scenes are incredible.
The Legend of Drunken Master: This popular martial arts movie features the legendary Jackie Chan. The plot of this story is Chan’s character must stop the villains from stealing and selling China’s historical treasures. The fight scenes are spectacular.
Fists of Fury: A great story line with Bruce Lee’s character trying to break up a ring of drug dealers in a corrupt ice-packing plant. Great action and acting in this movie.
Billy Jack: Billy Jack is a half-Native American, half-white martial artist who spreads his message of peace. He takes on nasty rednecks that attack the local pacifists. Billy Jack spreads the lesson of peace with martial arts.