The Marvel Cinematic Universe has managed to keep its movies from feeling stale and formulaic by exploring new genre frameworks. Ant-Man is a heist movie, Guardians of the Galaxy is a space opera (and a little bit of a jukebox musical), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a ‘70s-style paranoid conspiracy thriller.
The latest MCU movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is the franchise’s first martial arts movie. There are plenty of great movies in that genre – both timeless classics featuring legendary stars such as Bruce Lee and modern gems that can be found on streaming services – for fans of Shang-Chi to check out.
10 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
One of the most gloriously stylized wuxia movies ever made, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon broke the record for the most Oscar nominations for