Top 30 Jackie Chan films

A list featuring 30 of Jackie Chan's best films, from Hong Kong to Hollywood.
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1.
Project A (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music. (105 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Outrageous stunts, terrific action and above-average slapstick comedy. Simply one of the most entertaining HK films ever made. ” - nickelliott15
 
2.
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
“ Jackie at his most reckless and exciting. Great entertainment. ” - nickelliott15
 
3.
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts. (102 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Superb sequel, with some of Jackie's absolute best fight choreography. ” - nickelliott15
 
4.
Dragons Forever (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
“ Another triumph from Jackie, Sammo and Yuen Biao. ” - nickelliott15
 
5.
Police Story 2 (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Thrilling sequel, almost as good as the first film. ” - nickelliott15
 
6.
Armour of God (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks. (88 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ The film that almost cost Jackie his life. Truly crazy stunts and a great final fight. ” - nickelliott15
 
7.
Project A 2 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent. (101 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ The sequel that was supposedly made for the Japanese emperor, having expressed how much he liked the Part 1. Sammo and Biao are missed, but this is great entertainment nonetheless. Thank you, Japanese emperor. ” - nickelliott15
 
8.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils... (98 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ One of a trio of early films that made Jackie's name. Undoubtedly one of his best 'period pieces'. ” - nickelliott15
 
9.
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ More than worthy third installment in the Police Story saga. Michelle Yeoh steals the show. ” - nickelliott15
 
10.
Wheels on Meals (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective... (108 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
“ The finale, in which Jackie, Sammo and Biao combine to infiltrate a castle, is pure gold. ” - nickelliott15
 
11.
Miracles - Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit. (139 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Well-made gangster comedy. The action sequences are sparse, but more than deliver in terms of quality. ” - nickelliott15
 
12.
Dragon Strike (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves. (102 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Jackie supposedly disliked this film, although it's hard to see why. Features an incredible 'shuttlecock soccer' sequence unlike anything else. ” - nickelliott15
 
13.
The Young Master (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace... (101 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ The final one-on-one fight sequence has to be one of the longest (and best) ever filmed. ” - nickelliott15
 
14.
Drunken Master (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ A star-making turn from Jackie and a genuine kung-fu classic. ” - nickelliott15
 
15.
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ The film that finally made Jackie a success in the US. Dodgy acting and script aside, features action sequences up there with Jackie's best. ” - nickelliott15
 
16.
Who Am I? (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why. (120 mins.)
“ "Whooooooooo aaaaaaaaaam IIIIIIIII?". Classic Chan, with a great rooftop finale. ” - nickelliott15
 
17.
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling... (106 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Loose follow-up to Armour of God that ticks all the boxes of a decent Chan film. ” - nickelliott15
 
18.
Little Big Soldier (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An old soldier kidnaps a young general of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward. (96 mins.)
Director: Ding Sheng
“ Highly enjoyable comedy-drama, in which Jackie proves he can play more than just the action hero. ” - nickelliott15
 
19.
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam. (90 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Fun sequel with slightly more impressive stunt work than the first. Bonus points for the presence of Ziyi Zhang. ” - nickelliott15
 
20.
The Accidental Spy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures... (108 mins.)
Director: Teddy Chan
“ A solid return to Hong Kong for Jackie, with some inventive and genuinely top-notch action. ” - nickelliott15
 
21.
Rush Hour (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Probably Jackie's most well-known film to date. Good entertainment, but lacks any really impressive stunts or action. ” - nickelliott15
 
22.
Shanghai Noon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
“ Similar to the Rush Hour films – high on entertainment, but lacking decent action. ” - nickelliott15
 
23.
New Police Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (123 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
“ Perhaps the last truly impressive physical performance from an aging Jackie. ” - nickelliott15
 
24.
Crime Story (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple. (107 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
“ Well-made HK cop thriller. A grittier police story. ” - nickelliott15
 
25.
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape. (88 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
“ Entertaining action-packed, Australian-set comedy. Top stuff. ” - nickelliott15
 
26.
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead. (107 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ Loose continuation of the Police Story saga, worth seeing for the stilts sequence alone. ” - nickelliott15
 
27.
The Karate Kid (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (140 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
“ Highly watchable 'remake'. Jackie takes a back seat, but his one major fight sequence is great stuff. ” - nickelliott15
 
28.
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (104 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
“ Entertaining fantasy, worth seeing for the famous double-act. ” - nickelliott15
 
29.
Heart of a Dragon (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally disabled brother... (98 mins.)
“ Jackie teams up with Sammo (playing his retarded brother). High on hammy melodrama in expense of action, but not without a good final fight. ” - nickelliott15
 
30.
The Myth (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, whom is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named OK-soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William. (122 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ A bit of a mess, but the glue factory conveyor belt sequence is a classic. ” - nickelliott15