Exploring martial arts shows and showmen. Movies, films, TV shows, performances with martial arts, military arts, war, fighting, violence, etc.

This is not an exhaustive listing, rather I thought it would be fun to list some of note. I'm sure I've missed a lot.

Intro

While I like fun and entertaining martial arts, especially the creative stuff with or without wires and computer, I am more impressed by stuff that is more concerned about realism, whether it is fancy or not. I'm also mildly entertained by violence in the horror genre, but usually it's not very martial. I'm much more concerned about martial violence than malevolence and fear. Dramas sometimes have good martial violence but usually the emphasis is properly on the drama. This list is also more about martial movies than military movies like war movies.

On the other hand, I'll watch almost anything martial, even if it's bad. A show is different from an educational documentary.

Some yet to add:

  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Flags of our Fathers (2006)
  • Spaceman (1997)
  • The Mask Of Zorro (1998) and the old Zorro
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Flirting (1991)
  • Le Pacte Des Loups = Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Tom-Yum-Goong = Warrior King = The Protector (2005)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  • The Undefeatable (1994)
  • The Sword of Doom (1966). Toshiro Mifune is in it but he's not the main character. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObuvfQKPCsA .
  • Equilibrium (2002).
  • Taken (2008). Starring Liam Neeson. Very nice CQC: Many blows to the throat and many head slams. Makes you want to put a global tracking device on your girls.
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009). Starring Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Machete

2011-09-07. I'm not going to add more links to Wikipedia and Amazon because you folks can just go there yourselves and it's less work for me.

People

Themes

Archery related. There are many shows with archers in them, but these have a particular emphasis. Of course there are a slew of Robin Hood shows.

Works

These are work generally not already mentioned. In chronological order.

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