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Honorable lone warriors who are chivalrous, expert swordsman use their supernatural martial arts abilities to redress injustice. Pioneering directors like King Hu and Tsui Hark explored the Wuxia’s uniquely cinematic possibilities as a form of martial arts ballet while the dazzling wirework of the Hong Kong films of the 1990s inspired several international blockbusters in the early 2000s (though many aficionados view the lavish productions produced by the Shaw Brothers as the high-water mark for the Wuxia film).

Genres / Action/Adventure / Martial Arts / Wuxia