2020 Wuxia Challenge

My film challenge for 2020 will be to watch 52 wuxia films. This is focused mainly on the swordplay wuxia films and not so much the kung fu films, and generally films from the 60s and 70s. My baseline for all of these films is Chang Cheh's 1973 film The Pirate, because pirates are cool, and because I've only seen like 10 wuxia films going in so I don't know what I'm talking about anyway.

Better than The Pirate:
Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters (Chen Hung-Min)
Dragon Inn (King Hu)
The Valiant Ones (King Hu)
Killer Constable (Kuei Chih-Hung)
Dirty Ho (Liu Chia-Liang)
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (Liu Chia-Liang)

About as good as The Pirate:
The Duel (Chang Cheh)

  • The Twin Swords
  • Dragon Inn
  • King Cat
  • The One-Armed Swordsman
  • The Sword and the Lute
  • Death Valley
  • Golden Swallow
  • The Silver Fox
  • The Sword of Swords
  • Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters
  • Dragon Swamp
  • Have Sword, Will Travel
  • Return of the One-Armed Swordsman
  • The Heroic Ones
  • The Duel
  • The Invincible Sword
  • The Jade Faced Assassin
  • The Lady Hermit
  • The New One-Armed Swordsman
  • The Delightful Forest
  • The Water Margin
  • The Fate of Lee Khan
  • The Valiant Ones
  • The Magic Blade
  • The Web of Death
  • Death Duel
  • Executioners from Shaolin
  • Crippled Avengers
  • The Five Venoms
  • Heroes of the East
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • The Butterfly Murders
  • Dirty Ho
  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry
  • The Proud Twins
  • Raining in the Mountain
  • Clan of the White Lotus
  • Killer Constable
  • Return to the 36th Chamber
  • The Sword
  • Masked Avengers
  • The Sword Stained with Royal Blood
  • Duel to the Death
  • Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Swordsman
  • Moon Warriors
  • New Dragon Gate Inn
  • Blade of Fury
  • Green Snake
  • The Blade