List of films featuring Wing Chun

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This is a list of films and television series which feature Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art, either as the main topic, a plot device, or give demonstration of the martial art.

Title Director Cast Year Notes
Bangkok Dangerous Pang Brothers Nicolas Cage 2008 Cage demonstrates Wing Chun during the film.[1]
Bruce Lee, My Brother Aarif Rahman 2010
The Incredible Kung Fu Master Joe Cheung Sammo Hung 1979 Wing Chun is one of two opposing schools
I Love Wing Chun Yuen Wah, Qiu Yuen 2011 Primarily a comedy with a few fight scenes.
Invincible Shaolin Chang Cheh 1978 Also known as Unbeatable Dragon, or in German, Das Höllentor der Shaolin.
Ip Man Donnie Yen 2008 A semi-biographical tale of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man during the invasion of his hometown in the second Sino-Japanese war. Donnie Yen trained with Ip Chun (Ip Man's son and a Wing Chun martial artist) while preparing for his role.[2]
Ip Man 2 Donnie Yen 2010 A semi-biographical story about events in Ip Man's life following his migration to Hong Kong. Donnie Yen trained with Ip Chun (a Wing Chun martial artist) while preparing for his role.[3]
Ip Man 3 Wilson Yip Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson, Lynn Hung, Zhang Jin 2015 When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.[4]
Kung Fu Wing Chun Jing Bai, Shaoqun Yu 2010
The Legend Is Born – Ip Man 2010 A semi-biographical film during the young days of Ip Man. Ip Chun, Ip Man's real son (and Wing Chun instructor [5]) stars in the film as Ip Man's master, Leung Bik.
The Prodigal Son 1982 Chinese name: Bai ga jai. A popular pseudo-historical film about Wing Chun and featuring Wing Chun used in most of its fight scenes.[6]
Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan 1995 Near the beginning of the movie, Keung (Chan) practices on a wooden training dummy commonly used in Wing Chun practice.[7]
Sherlock Holmes 2009 Robert Downey, Jr. made use of Wing Chun (along with sword fighting techniques, as well as Bartitsu) to portray Sherlock Holmes as an efficient fighter in various fight scenes.[8]
Biho sangjaeng aka Stranger from Shaolin

Alternative titles: Fist of flying tiger, Wing Chun Warriors, A fight between flying tigers, Fei hu xiang zheng
Jo-Myeong Jeon Cecilia Wong Hang-Sau 1977 A young girl is the sole survivor of an attack on her temple. She learns taekwondo from a local merchant. Taking the name 'The Invincible Young-chun', she sets out on a quest for vengeance.[9][10][11][12]
Twin Dragons Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark Jackie Chan 1992 Hong Kong martial arts action film.
Warriors Two Sammo Hung, Bryan Leung, Casanova Wong 1978
Wing Chun Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen 1994 A film about Yim Wing Chun (after whom Wing Chun Kung Fu was named).[13]

Fo Shan Zan xian sheng-Descendant of Wing Chun

Mugamoodi Mysskin Jiiva, Narain 2012 A Tamil super hero film which is based on the chase and capture of a serial robber gang. The movie extensively used the Wing Chun style of fighting between the hero and the villain. The actors were trained by Tony Leung.[14]
Ip Man: The Final Fight Herman Yau Anthony Wong Chau-Sang 2013 In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time.[15]
The Grandmaster Kar Wai Wong Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang 2013 The story of IP Man, from a young age through to his move to Hong Kong where he struggled to support his family. A true epic film.[16]
The Final Master Xu Haofeng Liao Fan, Jiang Wenli, Chin Shih-chieh, Song Jia 2015 A Wing Chun master has to defeat 8 martial arts schools to open his own school, yet he has become a chess piece to the local power dynamics.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heath, Adam; Hudson, David (2012). Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted - The Top 10 book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions. Potomac Books Inc. p. 141. ISBN 1597975494.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2888046/
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2888046/
  5. ^ http://www.ipchun.org/
  6. ^ http://www.kungfu-movie-madness.com/TheProdigalSon.html
  7. ^ http://dynamicdefense.ca/movies.htm
  8. ^ http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/tag/wing-chun/
  9. ^ Stranger from Shaolin's review at WingChunLife.com
  10. ^ Biho sangjaeng at IMDB
  11. ^ Bihosangjaeng at KMDb with FULL Gallery
  12. ^ Stranger from Shaolin's full plot at KungFuDVD.net
  13. ^ Hunt, Leon (1988). Kung Fu Cult Masters. p. 30.
  14. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news-1/aug-12-04/mugamoodi-mysskin-27-08-12.html
  15. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2495118/?ref_=nv_sr_2
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  17. ^ The Final Master, retrieved 2018-11-29