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The Best Bruce Lee Movies

Updated December 18, 2019 3.1k votes 1.6k voters 144.3k views17 items

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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.

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  • 1
    Enter the Dragon
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    Enter the Dragon

    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan

    Released1973

    Directed byRobert Clouse

    Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse;... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Fist of Fury
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    79

    Fist of Fury

    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan

    Released1972

    Directed byLo Wei

    Fist of Fury, also known as The Chinese Connection and The Iron Hand in the United States, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Return of the Dragon
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    72

    Return of the Dragon

    Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

    Released1972

    Directed byBruce Lee

    Way of the Dragon is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Big Boss
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    56

    The Big Boss

    Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Game of Death
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    61

    The Game of Death

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee

    Released1978

    Directed bySammo Hung, Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse

    This film is an incomplete 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed, written, produced by and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey
    102
    33

    Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey

    George Lazenby, Sammo Hung

    Released2000

    Directed byBruce Lee, John Little

    2000
  • 7
    Bruce Lee and I
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    45

    Bruce Lee and I

    Jackie Chan, Danny Lee

    Released1972

    Directed byTi Tang

    Bruce Lee and I is a 1973 action drama film written and directed by Ti Tang.
  • 8
    Bruce Lee's Deadly Kung Fu
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    62

    Bruce Lee's Deadly Kung Fu

    Bruce Li, Jimmy Wang

    Released1974

    Directed byWilliam Cheung Ki, Chan Wa

    Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story is a heavily fictionalized biopic about martial arts actor Bruce... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Kid
    62
    25

    The Kid

    Bruce Lee, Feng Feng

    Released1950

    Directed byFeng Feng

    The Kid, also known as Kid Cheung and My Son A-Chang, is a 1950 Hong Kong drama film starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Marlowe
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    27

    Marlowe

    Bruce Lee, James Garner

    Released1969

    Directed byPaul Bogart

    Marlowe is a neo-noir movie starring James Garner as Raymond Chandler's private detective... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Golden Gate Girl
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    31

    Golden Gate Girl

    Bruce Lee

    Released1941

    Directed byEsther Eng

    Golden Gate Girl, also known as Tears in San Francisco or Jinmen Nü is a 1941 Hong Kong film... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Orphan
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    7

    The Orphan

    Bruce Lee

    Released1960

    Directed byLee Sun-Fung

    The Orphan is a 1960 Hong Kong drama film directed by Lee Sun-Fung and starring a then... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death
    63
    42

    Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death

    Bruce Li, Robert Kerver

    Released1975

    Directed byHarold B. Swartz, Pin Lin

  • 14
    The Thunderstorm
    24
    8

    The Thunderstorm

    Bruce Lee, Kong Duen-yee

    Released1957

    Directed byNg Wui

    The Thunderstorm is a 1957 drama film based on a play by Yu Cao and directed by Wui Ng.
  • 15
    An Orphan's Tragedy
    21
    9

    An Orphan's Tragedy

    Bruce Lee, Josephine Siao

    Released1955

    Directed byJi Zhu

    An Orphan's Tragedy is a 1955 film directed by Ji Zhu.
  • 16
    In the Face of Demolition
    21
    10

    In the Face of Demolition

    Bruce Lee, Man-lei Wong

    Released1953

    Directed byLi Tie

    In the Face of Demolition is a 1953 Hong Kong film directed by Li Tie.
  • 17
    Game of Death II
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    22

    Game of Death II

    Bruce Lee, Yuen Biao

    Released1981

    Directed byNg See-yuen

    Game of Death II is a 1981 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ng See-yuen starring Bruce... more on Wikipedia

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