The Best of Bruce Leeby russellnanamie | created - 28 Jan 2013 | updated - 06 Sep 2016 | Public
All that is the Best of Bruce Lee;
1-6: His Martial Arts Cinema
7: His Only Other American Film
8-10: The Best of His American TV Roles
11-15: The Best of His Child Star Films
16-17: Old Interviews
18-24: The Best of His Documentaries
25-26: The Best Films About Him
27-30: The Best of His Son, Brandon Lee's Films
31: His Daughter, Shannon Lee's Best Film
32-37: The Best Films with Ties to Bruce Lee
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1. The Chinese Connection (1972)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.
aka Fist of Fury Bruce's Best Chinese Film
2. Enter the Dragon (1973)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Votes: 83,032 | Gross: $25.00M
Bruce's Best American Film and Still American's Best Martial Arts Movie!
3. The Way of the Dragon (1972)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.
Bruce Lee Vs. Chuck Norris Classic!
5. Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000 Video)
100 min | Documentary, Action, Biography
Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »
For True Fans that cannot stand the insult that is The Game of Death. This is Bruce Lee's untouched G.o.D. just how he left it.
8. The Green Hornet (1966–1967)
TV-PG | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.
aka The Kato Show My Favorite Episode-The Preying Mantis
9. Batman (1966–1968)
TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Caped Crusader and his young ward battlle evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s colorized and updated versions of the 1940's black and white tv show based of the comic book hero's exploits.
Bruce Lee played Kato in 3 episodes – Batman's Satisfaction (1967) … Kato – A Piece of the Action (1967) … Kato – The Spell of Tut (1966) … Kato (uncredited)
10. Longstreet (1971–1972)
90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The cases of a blind insurance investigator.
Bruce Lee played Li Tsung in 4 episodes – I See, Said the Blind Man (1971) … Li Tsung – Wednesday's Child (1971) … Li Tsung – Spell Legacy Like Death (1971) … Li Tsung – The Way of the Intercepting Fist (1971) ... Li Tsung
11. Xi lu xiang (1950)
80 min | Drama
Bruce Lee shined in his first leading role as A-Chang in this vivacious social comedy, playing a 10-year-old orphan who's raised by a righteous uncle (Yee), groomed by a skilled thief (Fung... See full summary »
aka The Kid Bruce at the age of 10, My Favorite of his child star Films
12. Ren hai gu hong (1960)
104 min | Drama, Family
aka The Orphan Bruce at the age of 20
13. Thunderstorm (1957)
124 min | Drama
aka The thunderstorm Bruce at the age of 17
14. Gu xing xue lei (1955)
113 min | Drama
Lee plays a young man who comes under the tutelage of a convict and must make hard choices about his life's direction.
aka An Orphan's Tragedy Bruce at the age of 15
15. Ci mu lei (1953)
A woman struggles to bring up three children after the death of her husband. Her eldest son, on whom she has placed great hope, shames her with his dishonesty. Her daughter, the middle ... See full summary »
aka The Guiding Light Bruce at the age of 13
16. Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1994 Video)
30 min | Short, Talk-Show
Bruce Lee's in-depth interview at the Pierre Berton Show, originally filmed in 1971, just a couple of years before he passed away. The footage was lost and would not be found and aired again until 1994.
The Water Speech
18. How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary
More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video ... See full summary »
My Favorite Bruce Lee Documentary
19. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »
92 min | Documentary, Action
The truth behind the mysterious death of Bruce Lee is exposed in this documentary that includes accounts by people who were present at the time of Lee's premature death. Features never-before-seen exclusive footage of Bruce Lee.
23. The Life of Bruce Lee (1994 TV Movie)
68 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about martial arts actor Bruce Lee, from his birth in 1940 till his death in 1973, with interviews with his fellow actors and family. Dedicated to his son, Brandon.
24. The Curse of the Dragon (1993)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography
Documentary of the life of actor Bruce Lee, with interviews with cast members and crews who worked with him.
25. Li xiao long (2010)
129 min | Biography, Drama
The life story of martial arts icon and actor Bruce Lee.
My Favorite Film about Bruce Lee
27. The Crow (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.
Votes: 146,242 | Gross: $50.69M
Brandon's Best American Film
28. Rapid Fire (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »
Votes: 6,876 | Gross: $14.36M
30. Legacy of Rage (1986)
R | 87 min | Action
Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael (played ... See full summary »
Brandon's Best and Only Chinese Film
31. Hun shen shi dan (1998)
95 min | Action
Professional thief Martin is assigned to steal the largest diamond in the Czech Repbulic, the Czar's Prism for $3M. Needing extra help, Martin brings in his former partner Mandy, an ... See full summary »
aka Enter the Eagles Shannon's Best Film
32. Jing wu ying xiong (1994)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
Let Li's remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury aka The Chinese Connection.
Just as good as Bruce Lee's original. Let Li and Yuen Wo Ping (aka Woo-Ping Yuen) always amaze. A must see for fan's of; Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Yuen Wo Ping, or Martial Arts Films.
33. Fearless (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
Votes: 66,027 | Gross: $24.62M
aka Huo Yuan Jia
Let Li's unofficial prequel to Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury aka The Chinese Connection.
A Beautiful and Epic Film, this is Let Li at his Best. A must see for everyone!
34. Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
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 ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,698 | Gross: $0.05M
Donnie Yen's follow up to his TV show Fist of Fury which is a TV version of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury, aka The Chinese Connection, and therefore can be looked at as a prequel to Bruce Lee's film.
This film is a far cry from Bruce Lee's work. Still the film has its moments.
35. Yip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
aka Yip Man
A film about Bruce Lee's first Sifu or Master, Yip Man
An amazing film, with an amazing story. Donnie Yen fighting in this film is some of the best I have ever seen. Ip Man is a must see.
36. Ip Man 2 (2010)
R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
Votes: 79,780 | Gross: $0.21M
aka Yip Man 2
The sequel to Ip Man, with a cameo of a would be young Bruce Lee... not the real Bruce obviously.
Not as good as the first, but still a good film. A must see only if you love Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen and the fist Ip Man.
37. Yip Man 3 (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Votes: 32,549 | Gross: $2.68M
aka Yip Man 3
Another sequel to Ip Man, with two cameos of a not yet realized Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee fans watch it for the scene where Bruce Lee negotiates Dance lessons for tutelage in Wing Chun.