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The Best Bruce Lee Movies 

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Updated December 18, 2019 3.6k votes 1.5k voters 143.1k views 17 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.

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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Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. The film was released on 26 July 1973 in Hong Kong. He was ...more

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Fist of Fury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao

Released: 1972

Directed by: Lo Wei

Fist of Fury, also known as The Chinese Connection and The Iron Hand in the United States, is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Lo Wei, starring Bruce Lee in his second major role ...more

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Return of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bruce 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 ...more
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The Big Boss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao

Released: 1971

Directed by: Lo 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

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The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sammo 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 ...more

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Bruce Lee: A Warrior's J... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
i.legend added George Lazenby, Sammo Hung, Dan Inosanto

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bruce 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 ...more
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Bruce Lee and I is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee and I Jackie Chan, Danny Lee, Yasuaki Kurata

Released: 1972

Directed by: Ti Tang

Bruce Lee and I is a 1973 action drama film written and directed by Ti Tang.
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Bruce Lee's Deadly Kung ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Li, Jimmy Wang

Released: 1974

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, James Garner, Rita Moreno

Released: 1969

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Marlowe is a neo-noir movie starring James Garner as Raymond Chandler's private detective Philip Marlowe. Directed by Paul Bogart, the mystery film was written by Stirling Silliphant based on ...more
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The Kid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Feng Feng, Lee Hoi-chuen

Released: 1950

Directed by: Feng 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 ...more
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Golden Gate Girl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Golden Gate Girl Bruce Lee

Released: 1941

Directed by: Esther 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 ...more
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Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death Bruce Li, Robert Kerver, Mung Ping

Released: 1975

Directed by: Harold B. Swartz, Pin Lin

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The Orphan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
The Orphan Bruce Lee

Released: 1960

Directed by: Lee 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
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The Thunderstorm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
The Thunderstorm Bruce Lee, Kong Duen-yee

Released: 1957

Directed by: Ng Wui

The Thunderstorm is a 1957 drama film based on a play by Yu Cao and directed by Wui Ng.
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An Orphan's Tragedy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
An Orphan's Tragedy Bruce Lee, Josephine Siao, Kong Duen-yee

Released: 1955

Directed by: Ji Zhu

An Orphan's Tragedy is a 1955 film directed by Ji Zhu.
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In the Face of Demolitio... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
In the Face of Demolition Bruce Lee, Man-lei Wong, Ying Cheung

Released: 1953

Directed by: Li Tie

In the Face of Demolition is a 1953 Hong Kong film directed by Li Tie.
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Game of Death II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Yuen Biao, Hwang Jang-lee

Released: 1981

Directed by: Ng 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 ...more

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