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The Best Donnie Yen Movies  

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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?"

If Donnie Yen movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Tatchakorn Yeerum and Sammo Hung too.

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Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan
Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more
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Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi
Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, Ip Man 2 was ...more
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Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou
Flash Point is a 2007 Hong Kong action film directed by Wilson Yip, and starring Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Collin Chou, Xing Yu, Lui Leung-wai and Fan Bingbing. Yen plays Ma Jun, a police sergeant ...more
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Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei
Dragon is a 2011 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts film directed by Peter Chan, and starring Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tang Wei. Yen also served as the film's action director. It premiered ...more
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Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Wu Jing
SPL: Sha Po Lang is a 2005 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Yip Wai-shun, and starring Donnie Yen, Simon Yam and Sammo Hung. The film was released in thes Hong Kong on 18 November ...more
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Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is a 2010 Hong Kong martial arts film directed and produced by Andrew Lau, and starring Donnie Yen as Chen Zhen, a role made famous by Bruce Lee in ...more
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Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang
Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the second film and ...more
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Donnie Yen, Wong Jim, Yu Rongguang
Iron Monkey is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written and produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang, Jean Wang, Angie Tsang and Yuen Shun-yi. It ...more
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Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Zhao Wei
14 Blades is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Daniel Lee, starring Zhao Wei, Donnie Yen, Wu Chun, Kate Tsui and Qi Yuwu. The film was released on 4 February 2010 in China and on 11 February 2010 in ...more
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Kung Fu Jungle Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang
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Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung
Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. Hero was first ...more
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Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Cheng Pei-pei
Wing Chun is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts action drama film produced and directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Michelle Yeoh and Yen Chi-tan. The film was preceded by a 1994 television series of ...more
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Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Cung Le
Bodyguards and Assassins is a 2009 Hong Kong historical action film directed by Teddy Chan, featuring an all-star cast, including Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leon Lai, Wang ...more
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Donnie Yen, Kim So-yeon, Lau Kar-leung
Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong wuxia film produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Sun Honglei, Lu Yi and Kim So-yeon. The story is loosely adapted ...more
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Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue
Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Wilson Yip and featuring fight choreography by Donnie Yen, who also stars in the film. The film is based on the manhua ...more
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Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Sun Li
The Lost Bladesman is a 2011 Hong Kong film loosely based on the story of Guan Yu crossing five passes and slaying six generals in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. ...more
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Ip Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Donnie Yen Movies
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Donnie Yen, Billy Chow, Wu Ma
In Iron Monkey 2 (only loosely related to its predecessor), Hong Kong martial arts star Donnie Yen plays Iron Monkey, who's a cross between Robin Hood and a superhero.
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Tiger Cage 2 Donnie Yen, Robin Shou, Rosamund Kwan
Tiger Cage 2 is a 1990 Hong Kong action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Donnie Yen. The film is a sequel to the 1988 film Tiger Cage, which was also directed by Yuen, and features a ...more
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Donnie Yen, Michael Wong, Cynthia Khan
In the Line of Duty 4: Witness is a 1989 Hong Kong action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Donnie Yen, Michael Wong and Cynthia Khan. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 21 July ...more
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Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai
An Empress and the Warriors is a 2008 Chinese historical drama film directed by Ching Siu-tung and starring Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai and Kou Zhenhai.
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Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Butterfly and Sword is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film loosely based on the novel Liuxing Hudie Jian by Gu Long. Directed by Michael Mak, the film starred Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Jimmy Lin, Joey ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman
Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more
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Donnie Yen, Kun Li, Lydia Shum
Drunken Tai Chi is a 1984 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Yuen Woo Ping and starring Donnie Yen in his first major role. Donnie Yen had signed a four-film contract after winning ...more
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Donnie Yen, Carman Lee, Dayo Wong
Legend of the Wolf, alternatively known as The New Big Boss in American and British DVD releases, is a 1997 Hong Kong action-martial arts film directed and produced by, and starring Donnie Yen. ...more