vote on everything
Watchworthy
3.6k voters

The Best Jet Li Movies

Updated March 4, 2020 9.4k votes 3.6k voters 333.1k views49 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

List of the best Jet Li movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jet Li has appeared in dozens of films and he has worked with Once Upon a Time in China director Tsui Hark on five occasions. Jet Li'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 Jet Li movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jet Li movies will be at the top of the list. Jet Li has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jet Li movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jet Li films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features films like Kiss of the Dragon, Fearless and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jet Li movies?" and "What are the greatest Jet Li roles of all time?" If you enjoy Li's martial arts mastery, you might also like our list of the best Jackie Chan movies and best Steven Seagal movies.

list.itemsDescription

...more
  • 1
    Fearless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    522
    151

    Fearless

    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li

    Released2006

    Directed byRonny Yu

    Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Hero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    373
    93

    Hero

    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li

    Released2002

    Directed byZhang Yimou

    Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Hero 

    #52 of 102 The Best Assassin Movies#107 of 336 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

  • 3
    Fist of Legend is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    500
    157

    Fist of Legend

    Jet Li, Paul Chun

    Released1994

    Directed byGordon Chan, Yuen Woo-ping

    Fist of Legend is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Gordon Chan, and features... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Fist of Legend 

    #31 of 46 Every Single Movie On Rotten Tomatoes With 100% Approval, Ranked#40 of 51 The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

  • 4
    Kiss of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    401
    118

    Kiss of the Dragon

    Bridget Fonda, Jet Li

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Nahon

    Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 English-language French action thriller film directed by Chris... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Kiss of the Dragon 

    #54 of 59 The Best Movies Released July 4th Weekend#69 of 216 The Best R-Rated Crime Thriller Movies

  • 5
    Once Upon a Time in China is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    273
    74

    Once Upon a Time in China

    Jet Li, Yuen Biao

    Released1991

    Directed byTsui Hark

    Once Upon a Time in China is a 1991 Hong Kong–Chinese martial arts film written and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Once Upon a Time in China II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    228
    55

    Released1992

    Directed byTsui Hark

    Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong–Chinese martial arts film written and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Once Upon a Time in China II 

    #12 of 37 The Best Kung Fu Movies of the 1990s#40 of 48 The Best R-Rated Action Comedies

  • 7
    Romeo Must Die is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    273
    78

    Romeo Must Die

    Grace Park, Aaliyah

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    This film is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Romeo Must Die 

    #292 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#65 of 121 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time

  • 8
    Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    290
    87

    Unleashed

    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Unleashed is a 2005 martial arts action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier, written by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    The One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    258
    74

    The One

    Jason Statham, Carla Gugino

    Released2001

    Directed byJames Wong

    The One is a 2001 American science fiction-martial arts film directed by James Wong. A rogue... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More The One 

    #339 of 554 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#413 of 481 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • 10
    The Forbidden Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    246
    68

    The Forbidden Kingdom

    Jackie Chan, Jet Li

    Released2008

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    The Forbidden Kingdom is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More The Forbidden Kingdom 

    #328 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#64 of 70 The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films

  • 11
    The Legend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    217
    60

    The Legend

    Jet Li, Michelle Reis

    Released1993

    Directed byCorey Yuen

    Fong Sai-yuk, also known as The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk and The Legend, is a 1993 Hong Kong... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Tai Chi Master is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    210
    62

    Tai Chi Master

    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li

    Released1993

    Directed byYuen Woo-ping

    Tai Chi Master is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and produced... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    My Father Is a Hero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    156
    42

    My Father Is a Hero

    Jet Li, Collin Chou

    Released1995

    Directed byCorey Yuen

    My Father Is A Hero is a 1995 Hong Kong action film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    160
    48

    Lethal Weapon 4

    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Lethal Weapon 4 

    #597 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#22 of 74 The Best Action Movie Sequels

  • 15
    Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    155
    45

    Black Mask

    Jet Li, Dwight Schultz

    Released1996

    Directed byDaniel Lee

    Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action film starring Jet Li, Lau Ching-Wan, Karen Mok and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Black Mask 

    #21 of 25 The Best Superhero Movies of the '90s#16 of 42 The Best Original Superhero Movies

  • 16
    Once Upon a Time in China III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    125
    37

    Once Upon a Time in China III

    Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan

    Released1992

    Directed byTsui Hark

    Once Upon a Time in China III is a 1993 Hong Kong–Chinese martial arts film written, produced... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    Last Hero in China is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    111
    29

    Last Hero in China

    Jet Li, Anita Yuen

    Released1993

    Directed byYuen Woo-ping, Wong Jing

    Last Hero in China is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Wong Jing. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Once Upon a Time in China and  is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies

    Released1997

    Directed bySammo Hung, Lau Kar-wing

    Once Upon a Time in China and America, also known as Once Upon a Time in China VI, is a 1997... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Cradle 2 the Grave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    130
    42

    Cradle 2 the Grave

    Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More Cradle 2 the Grave 

    #70 of 89 Best Kidnapping Movies & Hostage Movies of All Time, Ranked#211 of 530 The Greatest Crime Movies Ever Made

  • 20
    The Bodyguard from Beijing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    124
    39

    The Bodyguard from Beijing

    Jet Li, Collin Chou

    Released1994

    Directed byCorey Yuen

    The Bodyguard from Beijing, also known as The Defender in the United States and the United... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More The Bodyguard from Beijing 

    #185 of 200 The Best R-Rated Martial Arts Movies#83 of 141 The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies

  • 21
    The Warlords is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    98
    23

    The Warlords

    Jet Li, Andy Lau

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Chan, Wai Man Yip

    The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers, is a 2007 epic war film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    138
    54

    War

    Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez

    Released2007

    Directed byPhilip Atwell

    This film is a 2007 American action film directed by Philip G. Atwell in his directorial debut... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Kung Fu Cult Master is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    95
    27

    Kung Fu Cult Master

    Jet Li, Sammo Hung

    Released1993

    Directed bySammo Hung, Wong Jing

    Kung Fu Cult Master is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Heaven... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

    More 

    #219 of 333 The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies#17 of 131 The Best Wuxia Movies

  • 24
    Abbot Hai Teng of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    2
    0

    Abbot Hai Teng of Shaolin

    Jet Li

    Released1988

    Abbot Hai Teng of Shaolin is a 1988 action documentary propaganda film directed by Han-Jun Li.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 25
    The New Legend Of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
    97
    29

    The New Legend Of Shaolin

    Jet Li, Chingmy Yau

    Released1994

    Directed byCorey Yuen, Yuen Biao, Wong Jing

    The New Legend of Shaolin is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Wong Jing and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
FilmsFilmJet LiEntertainment