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Three Must-Watch Donnie Yen Films Beyond Ip Man

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Donnie Yen solidified his status as a martial arts legend with his role in the 2008 film "Ip Man," captivating audiences with his portrayal of the wing chun master. The success of "Ip Man" and its three sequels highlighted Yen's martial arts prowess and stunt work, but his filmography extends well beyond this series. Here are three exceptional Donnie Yen movies that showcase his versatility and skill outside of the Ip Man saga.

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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

Blending historical drama with superhero elements, "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen" casts Donnie Yen as a resistance leader against the Japanese occupation of China. Yen doubles as the action director, delivering mesmerising fight sequences while donning a costume reminiscent of Kato from The Green Hornet. The film pays homage to Bruce Lee's iconic roles, particularly through a climactic battle that features a relentless barrage of opponents and skilled nunchaku use, making it a thrilling watch for martial arts enthusiasts.

Kung Fu Killer (2014)

Donnie Yen in Kung Fu Killer

In "Kung Fu Killer," Yen portrays a martial arts instructor behind bars who bargains for his freedom to stop a serial killer targeting martial artists across various disciplines. Serving again as the action director, Yen crafts engaging and innovative combat scenes that explore the deeper meanings of martial arts. The film's narrative twists and thematic exploration make it a standout addition to Yen's filmography.

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Flash Point (2007)

Donnie Yen in Flash Point

Directed by Wilson Yip, who collaborated with Yen on the Ip Man series and other projects, "Flash Point" is a gripping action film that pits Yen's rogue cop character against a trio of dangerous gangsters. The film is notable for its intense gunfights and hand-to-hand combat, with a particular emphasis on grappling techniques rarely seen in martial arts films. This collaboration between Yip and Yen showcases their dynamic partnership and offers an exhilarating experience for action movie fans.

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These films are available for streaming on potentially all major OTT platforms, providing a glimpse into the breadth of Donnie Yen's career beyond his iconic role as Ip Man. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to his work, these movies are sure to entertain and impress.

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