You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week