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24 Best Hindi dubbed Chinese movies every martial arts fan should watch

For us Indians, Chinese films mean action-adventure loaded with Kung Fu and other martial arts. And why not? After all, China is the known producer of some of the best martial arts films of all time. The most popular ones were later dubbed into other languages including Hindi. If you also are a martial arts movie fan, then you must have these on your watchlist. To help you get started with these amazing new Chinese movies, we present you with a list of the best Hindi dubbed Chinese movies every martial arts fan must watch.

List of best Chinese movies dubbed in Hindi –

1.  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Running time: 2h

Directed by: Ang Lee

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Available on: YouTube (On rent)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an action-adventure Chinese film based on a novel of the same name. Set in the 19th century, when the Qing dynasty was ruling China, a warrior gives his sword to his lover for keeping it safe. But the sword is stolen, and search attempts are initiated to lead to the House of Yu where the story takes a different turn. The film is an absolute masterpiece, and it will transport you to a complete fantasy world.

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2. Hero (2002)

Running Time: 2h

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Available on: YouTube

Hero is a visually capturing martial arts Chinese film based on the story of Jing Ke’s attempt to assassinate the King of Qin in 227 BC.  In ancient China, various opposing factions throughout the six Kingdoms come together to attempt to assassinate the most powerful ruler of the time, Qin. But the defense officer defeats Qin’s three principal enemies. Following this, he is summoned to the King’s palace to narrate the story of his surprising victory. Watch the film to see Jet li’s most amazing performance of his career.

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3. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Running time: 1h 39m

Directed by: Stephen Chow

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Available on: komparify

Kung Fu Hustle is a Chinese gangster comedy film, set in Shanghai, China in the 1940s. A story of a wannabe gangster Sing, who wants to join the notorious “Axe Gang” that rules the town. Somehow, he comes across a slum ruled by landlords who turn out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Because of his actions, Sing ultimately causes the Axe Gang and the slum residents to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Watch the film for the amazing display of martial arts.

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4. Shaolin (2011)

Running time: 2h 11m

Directed by: Benny Chan

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Available on: YouTube

Shaolin is a Hong-Kong action martial arts movie. After a shocking betrayal by his own sworn brother, a general named Andy Lay decides to take refuge at a Shaolin temple. There, he learns martial arts, unexpectedly, from a crazy cook. If along with a good plot, you crave action and don’t want to miss Jackie Chan’s cameo, then it is a must-watch for you.

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5. The Last Emperor (1987)

Running Time: 3h 39min

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Available on: MovieRush

The Last Emperor is an epic biographical drama film inspired by the life of Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China. Red Army captures Pu-Yi as a war prisoner in 1950, where he recalls the childhood days of his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he enjoyed every luxury along with safety from the external world. As the revolution starts to spread across China, the story takes dramatic turns. Watch the film for its great epicness.

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6.  The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

Running Time: 1h 59min

Directed by: Lau Kar-Leung

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Available on: YouTube

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is a Hong Kong action-packed Kung Fu film. The anti-Ching patriots have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters under the guidance of Ho Kuang-Han. Lui manages to escape during a brutal Manchu attack. He devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge. For that, he studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. The film is often considered one of the most remarkable Kung Fu films ever made. The film was followed by its sequels Return to the 36th Chamber and Disciples of the 36th Chamber.

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7. Enter the Dragon (1973)

Running Time: 1h 50m

Directed by: Robert Clouse

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Available on: Amazon Prime

Enter the Dragon is a martial that revolves around three friends. An agency hires Lee, a martial artist to investigate a tournament suspected of drug trades, while his former friends Romper and William come due to their own reasons. But as the events take a dangerous turn, they help Lee in his mission. The film is one of the greatest martial arts films. This was Bruce Lee’s last film before his death.  Watch the film for extraordinary martial arts and the brilliant performance of Bruce Lee.

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8. Drunken Master (1978)

Running Time: 1h 51m

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Available on: YouTube

Drunken Master is a Hong Kong comedy martial arts film starring Jackie Chan. Wong Fei-Hung is a mischievous yet righteous young man whose father tries to teach him kung-fu but does not achieve much success. Because of this, he sends him to his uncle, a cruel and strict master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After learning, Wong Fei-Hung finally learns martial arts and comes back to rescue his father from an assassin. The movie is one of the greatest kung fu movies of all time. Watch the film for lots of kung fu action with the perfect dose of comedy.

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9. Drunken Master II (1994)

Running Time: 1h 42m

Directed by: Jackie Chan, Lau Kar- Leung

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Available on: YouTube

Drunken Master II is an action-comedy movie that surrounds Wong Fei-Hung and his fortune that lands him into one or the other problem. Because of his luck, he is unwittingly caught in a battle with smugglers who wants to steal ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who are determined to save the pieces. If you are an admirer of action, plus want something funny, then this is a must-watch for you.

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10. Iron Monkey (1993)

Running Time: 1h 30m

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Available on: YouTube

Iron money is a Hong Kong martial arts action film based on the story of Robin Hood, who loots from the riches and distributes them to the poor. Likewise, a martial artist and doctor knew as “Iron Monkey” robs the corrupt officials of a Chinese village. But when all attempts to catch him fails, the Governor forces another physician to track the masked bandit. Because of a severe threat, the physician and Iron Monkey come together to battle the corrupt officials. Watch the film for its splendid climax fight sequence.

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11. Kung Fu Yoga (2017)

Running Time: 2h 20m

Directed by: Stanely Tong

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Available on: YouTube

Kung Fu Yoga is an action-comedy film starring Jackie Chan along with a few Bollywood faces like Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, and Amrya Dastur. The movie foretells the story of Jack, a renowned professor of archeology at the Terracotta Warriors who teams up with a young Indian Professor, to locate India’s lost Magadha treasure. But the journey is not going to be a smooth road. This Chan’s highest-grossing movie should be a must-watch for every Bollywood fan.

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12. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Running Time: 1h 53m

Directed by: Rob Minkoff

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Available on: MX Player

This action-adventure film revolves around the life of a teenage boy who finds himself transported to a mysterious kingdom. Once there, he discovers a lost relic, and teams up with a few warriors to rescue the jailed monkey king, the owner of the relic. This Chinese-American film starring the all-time favorite Jackie Chan must be on your playlist.

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13. Ninja Assassin (2009)

Running Time: 1h 30m

Directed by: James McTeigue  

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

A young ninja who turned away from the orphanage that raised him confronts a fellow ninja from the clan. Without the gruesome bloodshed, this is one of the best ninja movies ever made. Every action movie is so enthrallingly made, that you feel that it’s you fighting on the screen. Watch out for the finale, my lips are sealed but it will blow your mind off.

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14. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Running Time: 1h 30m

Directed by: Stephen Chow

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Using their martial art skills on their soccer team, a young Shaolin follower unites with his discouraged brothers. Shaolin and his 5 childhood friends use their martial art skills to play soccer. A balance of poignant and hilarious scenes makes you ponder in a moment and roll out with laughter in the next. The character development is outstanding and should be a must-watch on your list.

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15. Man of Tai Chi (2013)

Running Time: 1h 45m

Directed by: Keanu Reeves

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Available on: YouTube

An exceptional martial arts prodigy ends up in an underworld fight club thanks to his Tai Chi skills. A student takes the wrong path but is redeemed in the end. The directorial debut of Keanu Reeves is a learning experience. Through the fights, violence, and intolerable people, a man can achieve spiritual awakening regardless of the times.

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16. Kung Fu Jungle (2014)

Running Time: 1h 40m

Directed by: Teddy Chan

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Available on: Amazon Prime

The police force’s martial arts instructor was incarcerated after accidentally killing a man by mistake. But after a vicious killer started targeting martial arts masters, he offered to help the police as a way out of jail.

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17.  Blades (2010)

Running Time: 1h 54m

Directed by: Daniel Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Available on: Amazon Prime

A Kung Fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty featuring Donnie Yen as a secret service agent betrayed by his colleagues and set on the hunt for revenge. Commander Qinglong is the loyal leader of the assassin group that serves the emperor. But when his allies plan a rebellion against the ruler, he finds himself in danger.

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18. Chocolate (2008)

Running Time: 1h 50m

Directed by: Prachya Pinkaew

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Available on: YouTube

A young autistic girl with powerful martial arts skills seeks out the vicious gangs that owe her family money in order to settle her mother’s debts. These movies are ahead of their times, as they don’t mock those on the autism spectrum but portray their unique gift and power to the world.

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19. Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

Running Time: 1h 34m

Directed by: Wilson Yip

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Available on: MX Player

From Hong Kong’s back streets, three young martial arts masters help the powerless in their fight against injustice. Two brothers, so different yet so similar. One is a gang leader and another keeps out of trouble as much as he can, both faced with a common enemy, joins forces.

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20. Looking for Jackie (2009)

Running Time: 1h 25m

Directed by: Gangliang FangPing Jiang

IMDb Rating: 4/10

Available on: Amazon Prime

An outstanding Kung Fu Master, Jackie Chan delivers thrilling action in his trademark Jackie Chan style. A young boy learns to fight from the Master and also witnesses some spectacular fights, while also learning some valuable life lessons.

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21. Hi, Mom (2021)

Running Time: 2h 8m

Directed by: Jia Ling

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Available on: KissAsian

A comedy-drama written and directed by Jian Ling, it explores the love between family members and the peace that comes from motherly love. This time-travel comedy brings all kinds of emotions out. This movie will make you call your mother and tell her how much you love her.

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22. Cliff Walkers (2021)

Running Time: 2h 5m

Directed by: Yi-Mou Zhang

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Available on: JustWatch

This is the first spy by the director Zhang Yi-Mou. In the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows a communists agent who returns to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. A secret mission code-named “Utrennya”, backfires when a traitor amidst their mist poses threat to their mission.

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23. Railway Heroes (2021)

Running Time: 2h 3m

Directed by: Yang Feng

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Available on: DramaCool

Going back to history, a story of wits and courage of an extraordinary brave group of collective of men known as “Lunan Railway Bridge” who desperately fight to defend their homeland. It’s a real tale of the Underground Armed Force of the Communist Party in Shandong during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

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24. Moonfall (2022)

Running Time: 2h

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Available on: Lionsgate

Although considered the biggest flop of all time, the CGI and the plot of the movie are out of the world according to the audience. The world is coming to an end when the moon is shifted from its orbit and going to collide with Earth. A conspirator and NASA executive, Jo Fowler is on the mission to save mankind.

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Your turn!

Which is your favourite Hindi dubbed Chinese film? Let us know in the comments section!

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