I like a lot of them like The Raid movies, Chocolate (2008), and some more recent ones like Furie and The Night Comes for US. I like that the John Wick movies have incorporated some martial arts action too
Anything martial arts themed is fun to me, like the Kung Fu Panda movies
Martial arts movies are awesome and from the 80’s? are just brilliant (including brilliantly AWFUL), whether main stream stuff like Blood sports and Kickboxer or the cheesy stuff that makes no sense. I mean come on, a Bruce Lee fan is TRAINED by the ghost of Bruce Lee to fight evil JCVD?!?!!? In what other universe could you get that other than the awesome 80’s.
As for the modern stuff, the Raid really did open the door for younger people to see some kick ass action. I liked both Raid movies, brutally ace.
Of course, the master is, and always will be, Bruce Lee, I bought Enter the Dragon anniversary edition a few weeks back and watch it with my son, that was some proper father son shit, he was jumping around like a ninja after watching that. Unfortunately for my son, I now tap him on the head whenever he’s not looking and say “Don’t concentrate on da finger or you’ll miss all that heavily glory”
I’ll add the Ong Bak series, probably all Bruce Lee movies (even if they are cringy, watching Bruce Lee move is worth it), a few older Jet Li movies (like Hero), a couple by Jackie Chan (like Drunken Master), and very old movies by the Shaw Brothers (like 36th Chamber of the Shaolin) plus some Japanese samurai films from the 60s (like Yojimbo/Sanjuro — might be a stretch to categorize these as “martial arts”?), Kill Bill 1 & 2, and even Kung Fu Hustle (hilarious comedy).
I’m not a John Wick fan, not particularly; and I hated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.