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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.

Jet Li is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Rob Cohen, Simon West and Andrzej Bartkowiak. If you're a fan of Jet Li, then check out our lists of the best Wesley Snipes and Chow Yun-Fat movies as well.

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Fearless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and ...more

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Fist of Legend is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow Fist of Legend is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Gordon Chan, and features action choreography by Yuen Woo-ping, and produced by Jet Li, who also starred in the lead role. The ...more

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Kiss of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Bridget Fonda, Jet Li, Tchéky Karyo Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 English-language French action thriller film directed by Chris Nahon, written and produced by French filmmaker Luc Besson, and starring an international cast of Jet ...more

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Hero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
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 assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. ...more

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Once Upon a Time in China is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Once Upon a Time in China is a 1991 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the first film in the Once Upon a ...more

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Once Upon a Time in China II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
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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The Legend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao Fong Sai-yuk, also known as The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk and The Legend, is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia-comedy film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Fong Sai-yuk. The film ...more

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Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li Unleashed is a 2005 martial arts action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier, written by Luc Besson, and produced by Jet Li. It stars Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, and Kerry Condon. The ...more

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The Forbidden Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano The Forbidden Kingdom is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film is loosely based on the novel ...more

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The One is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li The One is a 2001 American science fiction-martial arts film directed by James Wong. A rogue Multiverse agent (Jet Li) goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill, ...more

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Romeo Must Die is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. ...more

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Tai Chi Master is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Christy Chung Tai Chi Master is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and produced by Jet Li, who also starred in the film. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 18 November 1993.

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Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action film starring Jet Li, Lau Ching-Wan, Karen Mok and Anthony Wong. It was directed by Daniel Lee and produced by Tsui Hark and his production company Film ...more

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Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more

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Once Upon a Time in China III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Max Mok Once Upon a Time in China III is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark. The film stars Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the ...more

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My Father Is a Hero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Collin Chou, Anita Mui My Father Is A Hero is a 1995 Hong Kong action film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 2 March 1995.

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Once Upon a Time in China and ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Roger Yuan, Richard Ng Once Upon a Time in China and America, also known as Once Upon a Time in China VI, is a 1997 Hong Kong martial arts action film co-written and produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Sammo Hung, ...more

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The Bodyguard from Beijing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Collin Chou, Christy Chung The Bodyguard from Beijing, also known as The Defender in the United States and the United Kingdom, is a 1994 Hong Kong action film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li, Christy Chung, Collin ...more

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Last Hero in China is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Anita Yuen, Bryan Leung Last Hero in China is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Wong Jing. It is a derivative of the Once Upon a Time in China film series, and unlike other imitations, it can ...more

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The Warlords is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers, is a 2007 epic war film directed by Peter Chan and starring Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xu Jinglei. The film was released on ...more

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The Sorcerer and the White Sna... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Vivian Hsu, Miriam Yeung The Sorcerer and the White Snake, previously known as, It's Love and Madame White Snake is a 2011 film directed by Ching Siu-tung and starring Jet Li. It is based on the Chinese Legend of the ...more

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War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, Jet Li War is a 2007 American action film directed by Philip G. Atwell in his directorial debut and featuring fight choreography by Corey Yuen. The film stars Jet Li and Jason Statham. The film was ...more

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Born to Defence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Paulo Tocha, Jia Song Born to Defence is a 1986 Hong Kong action film, which marked the directorial debut of Jet Li, who also stars in the film. The film features fight choreography by Tsui Siu-Ming. The film is set ...more

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The New Legend Of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Wong Jing The New Legend of Shaolin is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Wong Jing and Corey Yuen, and produced by Jet Li, who also starred in the lead role. The film was released in the Hong ...more

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The Legend 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Corey Yuen The Legend 2 is a 1993 film directed by Corey Yuen.

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Kung Fu Cult Master is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Chingmy Yau Kung Fu Cult Master is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. Directed by Wong Jing, it featured fight choreography by Sammo Hung, and ...more

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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Chia Hui Liu, Louis Fan Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a 2011 wuxia film directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Li Yuchun, Gwei Lun-mei, Louis Fan and Mavis Fan. The film is a remake of Dragon ...more

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The Expendables is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason ...more

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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own is murdered, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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Cradle 2 the Grave is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Jet Li and DMX. The film was released in the United States on February 28, 2003.

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Swordsman II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Chin Ka-lok Swordsman II, also known as The Legend of the Swordsman, is a 1992 Hong Kong wuxia film very loosely adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. It was the second part of a ...more

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The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is a 2008 American dark fantasy adventure film and is the third and final installment in the Mummy trilogy. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria ...more

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Hitman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam Hitman is a 1998 Hong Kong action film directed by Tung Wai. The film stars Jet Li, Simon Yam, Eric Tsang and Gigi Leung. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 3 April 1998.

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Shaolin Temple is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Yu Chenghui The Shaolin Temple is a 1982 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts film directed by Chang Hsin Yen and starring Jet Li in his debut role. The film is based on the Shaolin Monastery in China and depicts ...more

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The Master is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Jerry Trimble The Master is a 1989 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li, Yuen Wah and Jerry Trimble. The project was filmed in 1989, but it was not ...more

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Martial Arts of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Hung Yan-yan, Yu Chenghui Martial Arts Of Shaolin aka Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin is a 1986 Hong Kong martial arts film. It is notable as the only collaboration between film director Lau Kar-Leung and actor ...more

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Kids From Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Chia Hui Liu, Yu Chenghui Kids From Shaolin is a 1984 Hong Kong/Chinese action-comedy kung fu film directed by Chang Hsin-yen. It stars Jet Li, Yu Chenghui, Yu Hai and Ding Lan from the original 1982 Shaolin Temple film, ...more

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High Risk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Valerie Chow High Risk is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written, produced and directed by Wong Jing, and starring Jet Li, Jacky Cheung, Chingmy Yau, Charlie Yeung, Billy Chow, Kelvin Wong ...more

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Ocean Paradise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Gao Yuanyuan, Gwei Lun-Mei Ocean Heaven is a 2010 Chinese-Hong Kong drama film starring martial arts superstar Jet Li in his first full drama role. It also co-stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei, who previously starred ...more

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This Is Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
This Is Kung Fu

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Dragon Fight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Stephen Chow, Robert Urich Dragon Fight is a 1989 Hong Kong action film directed by Billy Tang Hin-Shing, written by James Yuen and Sally Nichols, and starring Jet Li.

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Dr. Wai in
Jet Li, Collin Chou, Takeshi Kaneshiro Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words" is a 1996 Hong Kong action film directed by Ching Siu-tung and starring Jet Li. It won the Golden Horse Award for 'Best Visual Effects' and was ...more

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The Founding of a Republic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
The Founding of a Republic Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li The Founding of a Republic is a 2009 Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's ...more

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Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong is a 2003 documentary film directed by Ian Taylor.

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Badges of Fury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jet Li, Collin Chou, Zhang Zilin Badges of Fury is a 2013 Chinese-Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Wong Tsz-ming in his directorial debut. The film stars Jet Li and Wen Zhang in their third collaboration after Ocean ...more

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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and the third installment in the franchise. The mercenary group come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad ...more

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League of Gods is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
League of Gods Jet Li, Tony Leung, Fan Bingbing League of Gods is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy film directed by Koan Hui and Vernie Yeung, based on the novel Fengshen Yanyi by Xu Zhonglin. King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the ...more