Best Jet Li movies

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Best Jet Li movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Jet Li movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don't know about Jet Li.

TOP 25:
The Enforcer
The Enforcer
Original Title: 給爸爸的信
Character: Kung Wei
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1995
An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.

TOP 24:
The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2
Character: Yin Yang
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release: 2012
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jean-Claude Van Damme movies?


TOP 23:
Legend of the Red Dragon
Legend of the Red Dragon
Original Title: Hong Xi Guan: Zhi Shao Lin wu zu
Character: Hung Hei-Kwun
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1994
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences follow. In the end, they must call on all of their abilities in a battle royale, to attempt to vanquish a supernatural man-monster or die trying.

TOP 22:
Last Hero in China
Last Hero in China
Original Title: 黃飛鴻之鐵雞鬥蜈蚣
Character: Wong Fei Hung
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1993
Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sharla Cheung Man movies?

TOP 21:
The Forbidden Kingdom
The Forbidden Kingdom
Character: The Silent Monk / The Monkey King
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2008
An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Li Bingbing movies?


TOP 20:
Contract Killer
Contract Killer
Original Title: Sat sau ji wong
Character: Fu
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1998
Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.

TOP 19:
Lethal Weapon 4
Lethal Weapon 4
Character: Wah Sing Ku
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1998
In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and smart-aleck rookie cop Lee Butters, Riggs and Murtaugh aim to take down Ku and his gang.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joe Pesci movies?

TOP 18:
The Defender
The Defender
Original Title: Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
Character: Allan Hui Ching Yeung
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1994
A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Christy Chung movies?


TOP 17:
Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss of the Dragon
Character: Liu Jian
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2001
Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bridget Fonda movies?

TOP 16:
Once Upon a Time in China III
Once Upon a Time in China III
Original Title: 黃飛鴻之三 獅王爭霸
Character: Wong Fei Hung
Genre: Action
Release: 1993
Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

TOP 15:

The Warlords

The Warlords
Original Title: 投名狀
Character: General Ma Xinyi
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2007
A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Andy Lau movies?


TOP 14:

The Legend II

The Legend II
Original Title: 方世玉II
Character: Fong Sai Yuk
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1993
The hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The social upheaval is combined with Sai Yuk's personal moral conflict about how to conform to the rigid regime of the brotherhood and on top of that sort out his difficult love life, saddled with two presumptive wives.

TOP 13:

Unleashed

Unleashed
Character: Danny
Genre: Action, Crime
Release: 2005
Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alicia Silverstone movies?

TOP 12:

Martial Arts of Shaolin

Martial Arts of Shaolin
Original Title: 南北少林
Character: Zhi Ming
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1986
Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are chased all over by soldiers. Meanwhile, one of the southerners turns out to be a cross-dressed woman, who is also discovered to wear a footbell to match Jet Li's, meaning they are somehow slated for an arranged marriage.

TOP 11:

The Legend of the Swordsman

The Legend of the Swordsman
Original Title: 笑傲江湖II東方不敗
Character: Ling Wu Chung
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Release: 1992
Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.


TOP 10:

The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk

The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk
Original Title: 方世玉
Character: Fong Sai-Yuk
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Release: 1993
This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant.

TOP 9:

The Kung Fu Cult Master

The Kung Fu Cult Master
Original Title: 倚天屠龍記之魔教教主
Character: Chang Mo-Kei
Genre: Action, Fantasy, History, Science Fiction
Release: 1993
A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.

TOP 8:

Tai-Chi Master

Tai-Chi Master
Original Title: 太极张三丰
Character: Shang Jun Biao
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1993
Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their differences mano-a-mano.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Michelle Yeoh movies?

TOP 7:

The Shaolin Temple

The Shaolin Temple
Original Title: 少林寺
Character: Gong Yuen/Jue Yuan
Genre: Action
Release: 1982
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. Based on a true story from Shaolin folklore, but highly fictionalized.

TOP 6:

Once Upon a Time in China

Once Upon a Time in China
Original Title: 黃飛鴻
Character: Wong Fei Hung
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 1991
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Chiang movies?


TOP 5:

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: Wong Fei Hung
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donnie Yen movies?

TOP 4:

Ocean Heaven

Ocean Heaven
Original Title: 海洋天堂
Character: Wang Xingchang
Genre: Drama
Release: 2010
The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for their children and their unending desire to take care and look after them to their best abilities, no matter the struggle, no matter the effort.

TOP 3:

Fist of Legend

Fist of Legend
Original Title: 精武英雄
Character: Chen Zhen
Genre: Action
Release: 1994
Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.

TOP 2:

Fearless

Fearless
Original Title: 霍元甲
Character: Huo Yuanjia
Genre: Drama, Action
Release: 2006
Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jeff Bridges movies?

TOP 1:

Hero

Hero
Original Title: 英雄
Character: Nameless
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action, History
Release: 2002
One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ian McShane movies?



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