Best Joan Chen movies

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Best Joan Chen movies
We present our ranking of the best Joan Chen movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Joan Chen.

TOP 18:
On Deadly Ground
On Deadly Ground
Joan Chen as: Masu
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1994
Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land—just as long as it's making money for him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Steven Seagal movies?

TOP 17:
Wedlock
Wedlock
Joan Chen as: Noelle
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1991
A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot, electronically attached to a female prisoner.


TOP 16:
1911
1911
Original Title: 辛亥革命
Joan Chen as: Longyu
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Release: 2011
At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Li Bingbing movies?

TOP 15:

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd
Joan Chen as: Dr. Ilsa Hayden
Genre: Science Fiction
Release: 1995
In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Adrienne Barbeau movies?

TOP 14:

Wild Side

Wild Side
Joan Chen as: Virginia Chow
Genre: Action
Release: 1995
A bank accountant who moonlights as a high-priced call girl becomes embroiled in the lives of a money launderer, his seductive wife, and his bodyguard.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anne Heche movies?


TOP 13:

The Hunted

The Hunted
Joan Chen as: Kirina
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1995
Paul Racine, a high-powered American business executive in Japan, is catapulted into a maze of danger and intrigue after he and his sexy companion are the targets of assassins hired by the ruthless Kinjo. To survive, Racine must join forces with a powerful samurai and together they will fight the force of evil in an awesome battle rooted in centuries of brutal conflict.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Christopher Lambert movies?

TOP 12:

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway & Gellhorn
Joan Chen as: Madame Chiang Kai Shek
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2012
Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Santiago Cabrera movies?

TOP 11:

White Frog

White Frog
Joan Chen as: Irene Young
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
Story of a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tyler Posey movies?


TOP 10:

The Blood of Heroes

The Blood of Heroes
Joan Chen as: Kidda
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 1989
Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a lady. However now joined by a talented newcomer, Kidda, an ambitious young peasant girl he and his team find they have one last chance for glory
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Vincent D'Onofrio movies?

TOP 9:

Heaven & Earth

Heaven & Earth
Joan Chen as: Mama
Genre: History, War, Action, Drama
Release: 1993
Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situations, but surviving nonetheless. Eventually she meets a U.S. Marine named Steve Butler who treats her kindly and tells her he would like to be married -- maybe to her.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tommy Lee Jones movies?

TOP 8:

Tigertail

Tigertail
Joan Chen as: Yuan
Genre: Drama
Release: 2020
A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.


TOP 7:

Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer
Joan Chen as: Niang
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2009
At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

TOP 6:

Saving Face

Saving Face
Joan Chen as: Hwei-Lan Gao - Ma
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 2004
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

TOP 5:

Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution
Original Title: 色‧戒
Joan Chen as: Frau Yi
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2007
During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

TOP 4:

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Joan Chen as: Josie Packard
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film – nearly an hour-and-a-half of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – often referred to as the “holy grail” of Twin Peaks fandom.


TOP 3:

24 City

24 City
Original Title: 二十四城记
Joan Chen as: Xiao Hua
Genre: Drama
Release: 2008
Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History of China.

TOP 2:

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor
Joan Chen as: Wang Jung
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1987
A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

TOP 1:

Twin Peaks: Northwest Passage

Twin Peaks: Northwest Passage
Joan Chen as: Jocelyn Packard
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie
Release: 1989
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (This standalone version of the series pilot was produced for the European VHS market and has an alternate, closed ending.)


If you like the best Joan Chen movies, then you will also like the best Connie Nielsen movies, where many of their films coincide.