Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) LI is an accomplished martial artist with a sword that is famous for it's supremacy in battle. After deciding to present an old friend with his precious sword, LI is upset when the sword disappears. LI quickly embarks on a quest to reclaim the stolen sword for his friend. As LI pursues the sword, the identity of the thief is slowly revealed. Along his journey, LI is accompanied by his friend and secret love Shu Lien. As the two work to regain the sword, a love story unfolds. Shu and LI face many challenges along the way, and they will need to overcome not only difficult physical feats but also a perplexing mystery.