Martial arts movies have been a mainstay of cinema since at least the mid-1970s. All the mind-blowing choreographed action and high-flying stunts are certainly the main reason people have come to enjoy them, but it’s not the only one. The truly memorable ones are full of history, humor, oddball characters, and, especially in older films, the hilariously cheesy dubbed dialogue. It all adds up to a movie niche that often makes for the perfect piece of Sunday afternoon entertainment. So if you ever find yourself in the mood for some fast and furious martial arts mayhem, consult this list for some most iconic masterpieces the genre has to offer.