Best Donnie Yen movies

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Best Donnie Yen movies
Today we present the best Donnie Yen movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen ... and that you love! Let's go there with the best movies from Donnie Yen:

TOP 25:
Painted Skin
Painted Skin
Original Title: 画皮
Character: Pang Yong
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Release: 2008
Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When General Wang Sheng (Chen Kun) 'rescues' her from a band of bandits and brings her home, trouble brews as the demon falls in love with the general.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Liu Yan movies?

TOP 24:
An Empress and the Warriors
An Empress and the Warriors
Original Title: 江山美人
Character: General Muyong Xuehu
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Release: 2008
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Zhang Jin movies?


TOP 23:
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Original Title: 精武風雲
Character: Chen Zhen
Genre: Drama, Action, History, Thriller
Release: 2010
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shu Qi movies?

TOP 22:
Ip Man 4: The Finale
Ip Man 4: The Finale
Original Title: 葉問4
Character: Ip Man
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2019
Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen reprising the role. The film began production in April 2018 and ended in July the same year.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Scott Adkins movies?

TOP 21:
Seven Swords
Seven Swords
Original Title: 七劍
Character: Chu Zhaonan
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 2005
Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.


TOP 20:
Blade II
Blade II
Character: Snowman
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller
Release: 2002
A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked by the Vampire Nation for his help in preventing a nightmare plague that would wipe out both humans and vampires.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luke Goss movies?

TOP 19:
The Lost Bladesman
The Lost Bladesman
Original Title: 关云长
Character: General Guan Yunchang
Genre: History, Drama, Action, War
Release: 2011
During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, Guan Yu is a loyal friend of Cao Cao's enemy Liu Bei (Alex Fong) so to persuade the peerless warrior to fight, Cao Cao takes his beloved Qi Lan (Sun Li) hostage. After leading Cao Cao's forces to victory Guan Yu sets out with Qi Lan to rejoin Liu Bei. But now Cao Cao has deemed him too great a threat to live, and on the journey he must face all the forces at the Emperor's command sent to destroy him.

TOP 18:
Kung Fu Jungle
Kung Fu Jungle
Original Title: 一個人的武林
Character: Hahou Mo
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Release: 2014
A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Chiang movies?


TOP 17:
Dragon Tiger Gate
Dragon Tiger Gate
Original Title: 龍虎門
Character: Dragon Wong
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 2006
Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts-action film directed by Wilson Yip and featuring fight choreography by Donnie Yen, who also stars in the film. The film is based on the popular Hong Kong manhua, Oriental Heroes, which bears the same Chinese name as the movie.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Chen Kuan-Tai movies?

TOP 16:
14 Blades
14 Blades
Original Title: 錦衣衛
Character: Green Dragon
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2010
Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to kill, the Jinyiwei devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone. When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch Jia (Law Kar Ying), the best of the Jinyiwei, Qinglong (Donnie Yen) is assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Qinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Qinglong is betrayed and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land, Qinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sammo Hung movies?

TOP 15:

Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3
Original Title: 葉問3
Character: Ip Man
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2015
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mike Tyson movies?


TOP 14:

Flash Point

Flash Point
Original Title: 導火線
Character: Det. Sgt. Ma Jun
Genre: Action
Release: 2007
Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland China's takeover of Hong Kong. Jun pursues the gang tirelessly, sometimes ignoring police protocols. A showdown is inevitable!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Xu Qing movies?

TOP 13:

Bodyguards and Assassins

Bodyguards and Assassins
Original Title: 十月圍城
Character: Sum Chung-Yang / Shen Chong-Yang
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2009
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Fan Bingbing movies?

TOP 12:

SPL: Kill Zone

SPL: Kill Zone
Original Title: 殺破狼
Character: Inspector Ma Kwun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2005
Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early retirement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wu Jing movies?

TOP 11:

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon
Original Title: 追龍
Character: Crippled Ho
Genre: Action, Crime, History
Release: 2017
An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into the corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless drug lord.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Andy Lau movies?


TOP 10:

Dragon

Dragon
Original Title: 武俠
Character: Liu Jin-xi
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2011
A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.

TOP 9:

Wing Chun

Wing Chun
Character: Leung Pok To
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Release: 1994
Martial arts expert Wing Chun battles bandits in this magical film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Besides horse thieves, Wing Chun must deal with the men around her who simply can't handle a strong, independent woman. Ultimately, she must dish out "lessons" again and again and again until the respect for her remarkable skills is finally won.

TOP 8:

Ip Man 2

Ip Man 2
Original Title: 葉問2
Character: Ip Man
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2010
Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan. However, when corrupt colonial officials stage a life-or-death contest with formidable British boxer, Twister, to humiliate the Chinese people, the masters quickly forget their differences. Soon, the eyes of the nation are on the one man capable of securing a victory-Grandmaster Ip Man!

TOP 7:

New Dragon Gate Inn

New Dragon Gate Inn
Original Title: 新龍門客棧
Character: Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
Genre: Action
Release: 1992
During the Ming Dynasty, Tsao Sui Yan, the power-hungry and ruthless eunuch leader of East Chamber, craves his own kingdom. He intends on destroying the rebelling clans by using a traitorous secretary's children as bait. Ultimately, the two warring factions - the rebels led by Chow Wai-on and Mo-yan Yau, the East Chamber led by Tsao - end up in the rundown Dragon Inn right in the middle of the desert. Jade King, the beautiful owner and proprietor of Dragon Inn, hopes to cash in on the incident. But problems arise when Wai-on, desperate for the quickest route of escape, attempts to marry Jade in hopes of prying her for information; and the two clans go head-to-head in a no-holds barred finale battle.

TOP 6:

Once Upon a Time in China II

Once Upon a Time in China II
Original Title: 黃飛鴻之二 男兒當自強
Character: Commander Lan
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1992
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.


TOP 5:

Hero

Hero
Original Title: 英雄
Character: Sky
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Release: 2002
One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

TOP 4:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Character: Chirrut Imwe
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2016
A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

TOP 3:

Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey
Original Title: 少年黃飛鴻之鐵馬骝
Character: Wong Kei-ying
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1993
Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician into finding the bandit. The arrival of an evil Shaolin monk, brings the physician and Iron Monkey together to battle the corrupt government.

TOP 2:

Big Brother

Big Brother
Original Title: 大師兄
Character: Henry Chen Xia / Chan Hak
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Release: 2018
A soldier-turned-high school teacher uses unusual methods to reach to a class of poor students, while dealing with a greedy entrepreneur and his gang of fighters as well as the government.

TOP 1:

Ip Man

Ip Man
Original Title: 葉問
Character: Ip Man
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2008
A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.



If you like the best Donnie Yen movies, then you will also like the best Sammo Hung movies, where many of their films coincide.