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Action and comedy, my favorite two genres. Action movies tend to give me optimism of going against all odds, one guy fighting against the entire crime world. While the comedy movies help you forget all stress, all tensions and make you laugh out loud.
And when you mix both these genres, it becomes a thrilling ride full of laughs and hilarious action. But making an action-comedy movie is no mean feat and only few have excelled at it. Kung Fu Hustle is one of those few and I bring you here a list of few more like it.
Best action comedies like Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Fu Hustle (2005) is one of the best action comedy ever. A movie of the highest calibre, it defies the laws of physics with its slapstick silliness and extraordinary kung-fu. The work of international superstar Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early '40s China.
Here is my list of top 10 action comedy movies similar to Kung Fu Hustle:
Deadpool (2016) - One of the best action comedy of all time
Full of action, wit and laughs, this is the funniest superhero movie you will ever see
Wade Wilson, a soldier turned mercenary whose devoid of emotions meets a woman named Vanessa and he decides to settle down. But when he learns he has cancer, he's worried about dying on her. But a man approaches him and says he can give him a cure and also powers and abilities. he agrees and the man in charge of him is a guy named Francis. Wade has the procedure and he is endowed with healing abilities but is also disfigured. Francis says he can fix his disfigurement but doesn't. Wade gets away from him and tries to go back to Vanessa but doesn't because of how he looks. So he sets out to find Francis by going after everyone who knows him. He makes a suit to hide his disfigurement and adopts the name Deadpool.
If Deadpool is the funniest superhero movie, Kick-Ass takes that crown for the vigilante genre
In New York, teenager Dave Lizewski is a loser at high-school, a fan of comic books and ignored at school. He spends most of his time with his friends Marty and Todd who are also comic book fans. Dave has a crush on Katie Deauxma but she in turn does not even notice him. One day, Dave decides to make a difference to his life by becoming a masked superhero named Kick-Ass. In his first superhero role he attempts to prevent a car theft by two punks, but he is inadvertently stabbed by one of them and hit by a car later. Dave is taken to hospital where his bones are fixed with metal. When he recovers, Katie begins to notices him. That night, Dave helps a man being hunted down by three guys in front of a cafeteria, the teenagers record the fight with their cell phone cameras. Then they put the footage in Internet and Kick-Ass immediately becomes famous. Meanwhile the powerful gangster Frank D'Amico believes that Kick-Ass is responsible for actions against his gang and plots a scheme to destroy him.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
The best action movie of 2014 with an incredibly good blend of comedy
The agent Harry "Galahad" Hart from the Kingsman Secret Service helps the troublemaker Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, who is the son of an agent that saved the lives of Harry and his team sacrificing himself seventeen years ago. Harry invites Eggsy to be candidate to the vacancy of a new agent in the agency and he is trained by Agent Merlin and competes with other candidates. Meanwhile, the Kingsmen investigate the industrialist Valentine, who is an insane genius of technology that is plotting a deadly plan with his assistant Gazelle to save Earth from global warming eliminating most of the population with a chip and saving only those that he has chosen.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A satire on buddy cop movies, this is everything an action-comedy should be
Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing - the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman. The son of amiable Police Chief Frank Butterman, Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life "bad boy," and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Danny's puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angel's growing frustration. However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny's dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality. It's time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
One of the best goofy action comedy like Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer is one-of-a-kind martial arts movie
A shaolin kung-fu practitioner seeks a way to spread the word about his chosen art when he meets a down-on-his-luck lame ex-footballer (a.k.a. soccer player) who trains him and his five dejected brothers to play, incorporating their specialized martial arts skills. They form a team and soon enter a prestigious tournament with a one million dollar prize, eventually facing an unscrupulous rival coach and his drug-enhanced players.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
This martial-art western is awesome, stupid and brainless fun
A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he's convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves' bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map's destination and survive to tell the tale?
21 Jump Street (2012)
A blast from start to end, this reboot of late-eighties TV series is one of the funniest action movies like Kung Fu Hustle
Morton Schmidt, a loser, and Greg Jenko, a popular jock, don't go to their school prom. They meet years later at a police academy and help each other and become friends, and eventually partners on bicycle patrol. They catch a guy from a gang, but forgot about the Miranda Rights. Jenko and Schmidt are sent to a 1980s scheme to infiltrate high schools. They are assigned to find out who is selling drugs in a local high school. When they mixed up their fake identities, they are enrolled in classes that don't fit their personalities.
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
One of the best works of Jackie Chan, The Legend of Drunken Master is a thoroughly entertaining action comedy
Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well.
Black Dynamite (2009)
Brace yourself for a hilarious hilarious ride, this parody to old school cinema is certainly a laugh-out-loud affair
This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House..
Action-packed and hilarious at core, Spy is arguably the best work of Melissa McCarthy and as good a action comedy as Kung Fu Hustle
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.
Dale Anderson from The High Seas on December 06, 2017:
Come good movies here, well done. I am a big fan of Kung-Fu Hustle and was hoping to see a series of movies like it. Fingers crossed!
Sam Dreiberg (author) from India on September 17, 2017:
Yes Sean. Policy Story is one of my favourite movie series. Didn't like the first that much but the second is one of the best.
Sean Harrison from Moline, IL on August 24, 2017:
Have you ever seen the Police Story series with Jackie Chan)? The first two are especially good (with the second being so good that it wasn't ruined by a bad English dub).