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The Best Bruce Lee Movies

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List of the best Bruce Lee movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bruce Lee is known as the "King of Kung Fu" in America, thanks to his roles in classic films like Enter the Dragon in 1973. Bruce Lee's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Bruce Lee movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated films will be at the top of the list. So, if you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bruce Lee films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Bruce Lee role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bruce Lee performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list has a variety of films in it, from The Big Boss to Fist of Fury and answers the questions, "What are the best Bruce Lee movies?" and "What are the greatest Bruce Lee roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Lee's martial arts moves, you might also enjoy our list of best Jackie Chan movies and best Jet Li movies.

Is Bruce Lee your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Paul Newman and Cary Grant films lists too.

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  • Bruce Lee, Nora Miao
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    76

    Released1972

    Directed byLo Wei

    Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) has left his homeland of China and relocated to stay with family in Thailand. Chen, who swore to his mother that he would avoid violence in his new life and even wears a  ...more

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  • Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris
    310
    67

    Released1972

    Directed byBruce Lee

    Way of the Dragon is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written, produced and directed by Bruce Lee, who also stars in the lead role. This was Bruce Lee's only completed directorial  ...more
  • Bruce Lee, John Saxon
    519
    126

    Released1973

    Directed byRobert Clouse

    Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Lee enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight  ...more

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  • Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying
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    53

    Released1971

    Directed byLo Wei, Wu Chia Hsiang

    The Big Boss is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts action film written and directed by Lo Wei, with assistance from Bruce Lee. It stars Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien and Tony Liu. Bruce Lee's first major  ...more
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee
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    60

    Released1978

    Directed bySammo Hung, Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse

    This film is an incomplete 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed, written, produced by and starring Bruce Lee, in his final film attempt. Lee passed during the making of the film. The remaining  ...more

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  • George Lazenby, Sammo Hung
    97
    35

    Released2000

    Directed byBruce Lee, John Little

    2000
    Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey is a documentary on the martial artist Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do. It was released on VHS and DVD by Warner Home Video. The documentary includes rare footage of Bruce  ...more
  • James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt
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    27

    Released1969

    Directed byPaul Bogart

    Mysterious Orfamay Quest (Sharon Farrell) hires Los Angeles private investigator Philip Marlowe (James Garner) to find her missing brother, Orrin. Though the job seems simple enough, it leads Marlowe  ...more
  • 8

    Bruce Lee and I

    Jackie Chan, Danny Lee
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    46

    Released1972

    Directed byTi Tang

    Bruce Lee and I is a 1973 action drama film written and directed by Ti Tang.  ...more
  • Bruce Lee, Feng Feng
    58
    28

    Released1950

    Directed byFeng Feng

    The Kid, also known as Kid Cheung and My Son A-Chang, is a 1950 Hong Kong drama film starring the then 10-year old Bruce Lee in his first leading role in the title role of "Kid Cheung", based on a  ...more
  • 10

    The Orphan

    Bruce Lee
    29
    15

    Released1960

    Directed byLee Sun-Fung

    The Orphan is a 1960 Hong Kong drama film directed by Lee Sun-Fung and starring a then nineteen year-old Bruce Lee. The film is based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Au Yeung Tin. The  ...more
  • 11

    Golden Gate Girl

    Bruce Lee
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    35

    Released1941

    Directed byEsther Eng

    Golden Gate Girl, also known as Tears in San Francisco or Jinmen Nü is a 1941 Hong Kong film Directed by Kwan Man Ching, the film was shot in San Francisco but wasn't released in America until 1946.  ...more
  • Bruce Li, Jimmy Wang
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    64

    Released1974

    Directed byWilliam Cheung Ki, Chan Wa

    Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story is a heavily fictionalized biopic about martial arts actor Bruce Lee. The film centres on his supposed affair with actress Betty Ting-Pei. This lurid film is notable for  ...more
  • 13

    The Thunderstorm

    Bruce Lee, Kong Duen-yee
    27
    15

    Released1957

    Directed byNg Wui

    The Thunderstorm is a 1957 drama film based on a play by Yu Cao and directed by Wui Ng.  ...more
  • 14

    In the Face of Demolition

    Bruce Lee, Man-lei Wong
    26
    16

    Released1953

    Directed byLi Tie

    In the Face of Demolition is a 1953 Hong Kong film directed by Li Tie.  ...more
  • 15

    An Orphan's Tragedy

    Bruce Lee, Josephine Siao
    24
    15

    Released1955

    Directed byJi Zhu

    An Orphan's Tragedy is a 1955 film directed by Ji Zhu.
  • 16

    Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death

    Bruce Li, Robert Kerver
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    45

    Released1975

    Directed byHarold B. Swartz, Pin Lin

  • Bruce Lee, Yuen Biao
    30
    27

    Released1981

    Directed byNg See-yuen

    Game of Death II is a 1981 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ng See-yuen starring Bruce Lee, Tong Lung, Huong Cheng Li and Roy Horan. This film was marketed as a sequel to Bruce Lee's last and  ...more

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