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The Best Donnie Yen Movies

Updated December 26, 2019 6.6k votes 1.9k voters 188.1k views49 items

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List of the best Donnie Yen movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Donnie Yen'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 Donnie Yen movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Donnie Yen movies will be at the top of the list. Donnie Yen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Donnie Yen movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Donnie Yen films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items here include everything from Iron Monkey to Ip Man.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Donnie Yen movies?" and "What are the greatest Donnie Yen roles of all time?"


  • 1

    Ip Man

    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam
    Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life...  more

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  • 2

    Bodyguards and Assassins

    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing
    Bodyguards and Assassins is a 2009 Hong Kong historical action film directed by Teddy Chan,...  more
  • 3

    Ip Man 2

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung
    Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on...  more

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  • 4

    Iron Monkey 2

    Donnie Yen, Billy Chow
    In Iron Monkey 2 (only loosely related to its predecessor), Hong Kong martial arts star Donnie...  more
  • 5

    Drunken Tai Chi

    Donnie Yen, Kun Li
    Drunken Tai Chi is a 1984 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Yuen Woo Ping and...  more
  • 6

    Shanghai Knights

    Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson
    Shanghai Knights is a 2003 action-comedy film. It is the sequel to Shanghai Noon. It was...  more

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  • 7

    Flash Point

    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing
    Flash Point is a 2007 Hong Kong action film directed by Wilson Yip, and starring Donnie Yen,...  more

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  • 8

    Butterfly and Sword

    Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen
    Butterfly and Sword is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film loosely based on the novel Liuxing Hudie...  more

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  • 9


    Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro
    Dragon is a 2011 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts film directed by Peter Chan, and starring...  more
  • 10

    Kill Zone - S.P.L.

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung
    SPL: Sha Po Lang is a 2005 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Yip Wai-shun, and...  more
  • 11
    Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is a 2010 Hong Kong martial arts film directed and...  more

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  • 12

    Tiger Cage

    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam
    Tiger Cage is a 1988 Hong Kong action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Simon Yam,...  more
  • 13


    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li
    Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless...  more

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  • 14

    Heroes Among Heroes

    Donnie Yen, Ng Man-tat
    Heroes Among Heroes is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Yuen Wo Ping and...  more
  • 15

    Mismatched Couples

    Donnie Yen, Yuen Woo-ping
    Mismatched Couples is a 1985 Hong Kong film directed by Yuen Woo-ping starring him and martial...  more
  • 16

    Kung Fu Jungle

    Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung
  • 17

    Ballistic Kiss

    Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang
    Ballistic Kiss is a 1998 Hong Kong action thriller film produced and directed by Donnie Yen...  more
  • 18

    Dragon Tiger Gate

    Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse
    Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Wilson Yip and...  more
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    The Twins Effect II

    Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen
    The Twins Effect II is a 2004 Hong Kong film directed by Corey Yuen and Patrick Leung. The...  more
  • 21

    Crystal Hunt

    Donnie Yen, Ken Lo
    Crystal Hunt is a 1991 action, adventure, comedy film written by Hen Pan Hung and directed by...  more
  • 22

    Love on the Rocks

    Donnie Yen, Gigi Leung
    Love on the Rocks is a 2004 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Dante Lam and Chan...  more
  • 23

    Ip Man 4 The Finale

    Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen
    Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson...  more

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  • 24

    Ip Man 3

  • 25

    14 Blades

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung
    14 Blades is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Daniel Lee, starring Zhao Wei, Donnie Yen, Wu Chun,...  more