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Which Shaolin movies in Netflix are good?

Asked by mazingerz88 (19001points) May 15th, 2014

Or any Kung Fu movies for that matter. I have seen all the Ip Man movies and tried some Shaolin films but nothing has been engaging enough for me to watch beyond the 10 minute mark.


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Berserker's avatar

I would suggest Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow. It’s an old martial arts movie with a young Jack Chan.
Well, it’s Kung Fu…the story is actually pretty decent, and the old dude who plays Jackie’s mentor is AWESOME. Being that it’s an older movie, it doesn’t have special effects or nothing, but you can trust those movies to use fighting that, while it’s completely exaggerated, is still perhaps a tad closer to the actual thing.

So in the story it’s pretty simple, some Eagle Claw master is attempting to eradicate the Snake Fist school, and then Jackie meets one of the only remaining Snake masters left alive, learns from him and…you see where this is going. Cheesy story…but very well told. Stupid sound effects, like ALL those old king fu movies have…but it’s just so worth it.

I’m not sure what you’re looking for in a kung fu movie though. But if you want intense fighting and excellent choreography, please check this movie out. You won’t be disappointed. There’s some humor in it, it all works…plus…The Cat’s Claw. I’m not saying anything else. If you do see it, let me know what you think. :)

EDIT; I have no clue if Netflix has this, but prolly.

filmfann's avatar

Tony Jaa is pretty awesome. Watch Ong Bak.

Berserker's avatar

Ong Bak is awesome. Mad Dog FTW! But it’s muay thai kickboxing, not kung fu.

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