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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 these top Bruce Lee movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bruce Lee movies will be at the top of the list. Bruce Lee has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bruce Lee movie of all time is. 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.

"This list 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
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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428 81
Fist of Fury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Nora Miao
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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374 76
Return of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao
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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298 57
The Big Boss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao
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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224 71
The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris
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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110 36
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
i.legend added George Lazenby, Sammo Hung, Dan Inosanto
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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109 45
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
Bruce Lee and I is a 1973 action drama film written and directed by Ti Tang.
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129 69
Bruce Lee's Deadly Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Li, Jimmy Wang
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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73 26
The Kid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, Feng Feng, Lee Hoi-chuen
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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74 27
Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Bruce Lee, James Garner, Rita Moreno
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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68 31
Golden Gate Girl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
Golden Gate Girl Bruce Lee
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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69 36
Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His Last G... 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
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24 5
The Orphan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
The Orphan Bruce Lee
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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17 6
The Thunderstorm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
The Thunderstorm Bruce Lee, Kong Duen-yee
The Thunderstorm is a 1957 drama film based on a play by Yu Cao and directed by Wui Ng.
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17 7
In the Face of Demolition is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
In the Face of Demolition Bruce Lee, Man-lei Wong, Ying Cheung
In the Face of Demolition is a 1953 Hong Kong film directed by Li Tie.
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17 7
An Orphan's Tragedy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bruce Lee Movies
An Orphan's Tragedy Bruce Lee, Josephine Siao, Kong Duen-yee
An Orphan's Tragedy is a 1955 film directed by Ji Zhu.
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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
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