Best Jackie Chan Movies

byJulian_Pope| created – 23 Jul 2014 | updated – 04 Oct 2018 |Public
Jackie Chan has become a legend in the world of martial arts. He essentially created his own patented style of fighting using wild stunts and maneuvers as well as environments and props to his advantage, helping him swiftly defeat his enemies, no matter how many there are.
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Jui kuen II
12 | 102 min | Action, Comedy
74 Metascore
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father’s wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.
Directors: Chia-Liang Liu, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti, Anita Mui
Votes: 42,166 | Gross: $11.55M
Legend of the Drunken Master has some of the best stunts and fight scenes in all of cinema. This is not only one of Jackie Chan’s best movies, it is one of the best kung-fu movies ever made. The action in this movie is so good you will find yourself saying “no way” more than once throughout the film.
Ging chaat goo si
12 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
78 Metascore
A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.
Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Yuen Chor
Votes: 28,199 | Gross: $0.11M
There’s a lot to appreciate in the original Police Story (1985). As an action movie it has some really great scenes (in particular the shopping mall fight scene) and while it may not be the best Hong Kong action movie ever made, it definitely did set a standard and was recognized across the globe as an action staple.
Fei ying gai wak
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He’s accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.
Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol ‘Do Do’ Cheng, Eva Cobo, Shôko Ikeda
Votes: 18,256 | Gross: $10.44M
What do you get when you mix the gadgets of James Bond, the scenery and story like Indiana Jones and martial arts master Jackie Chan? You get Operation Condor.
Zui quan
16 | 111 min | Action, Comedy
Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang-Lee Hwang, Dean Shek
Votes: 35,450
Drunken Master is a great example of classic 1970’s kung fu cinema. Usually when you think about 70’s kung fu movies, you think about the Shaw Brothers. While this isn’t another Shaw production, it is directed by master martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo Ping.
Fei lung mang jeung
93 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer’s motives become clear.
Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Pauline Yeung
Votes: 7,005
There’s just something different about seeing Jackie fight in a black suit and tie opposed to his later acid washed jeans and white t-shirt look. The fight scene on the yacht is absolutely unbelievable and some of Jackie’s best stuff ever.
The Foreigner
16 | 113 min | Action, Thriller
55 Metascore
A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.
Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy
Votes: 95,462 | Gross: $34.39M
A surprisingly fantastic entry very late in Chan’s career, “The Foreigner” plays like Taken but with the emphasis of a thriller.
Wheels on Meals
108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who’s been targeted by a ruthless gang.
Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Benny Urquidez
Votes: 11,491
There are some good fight scenes in this one but it’s really not overrun with action like some of his other flicks. The comedic play between Yuen and Chan is pretty great, you can tell they had fun making this movie together.
Rumble in the Bronx
12 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
61 Metascore
A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.
Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Bill Tung
Votes: 38,034 | Gross: $32.39M
When Rumble was filmed Jackie was already 40 years old, but that didn’t stop him from pulling out some of the greatest stunts and fight scenes of his career. The plot may not be profound but when Jackie Chan’s concerned, it usually doesn’t need to be.
Rush Hour
12 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
60 Metascore
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson
Votes: 233,850 | Gross: $141.15M
A classic action comedy buddy cop movie with two great contrasting and complimentary characters.
New Police Story
16 | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau, Tak-Bun Wong
Votes: 24,327
Even at 50 years old Jackie is still bringing his physical style of stunts and action. There are some very intense moments in the film and they do not hold back on the action. If you like Jackie Chan and any of the previous installments in the Police Story franchise, I do not think you will be disappointed.