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Martial arts hits

Picking a favorite martial arts movie, notes Paul Mollica, is “like asking for a favorite Western. So many choices, and endless debates about what counts as ‘martial arts.’ ” Nonetheless, most would agree that films like “The Searchers” (1956), “The Wild Bunch” (1969), and “Unforgiven” (1992) would rank tops in their genre. So what would be the equivalent among martial arts movies? Here are some candidates for the pantheon.

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