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The Best Jet Li Movies  

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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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Once Upon a Time in China II is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Hero is listed (or ranked) 2 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 attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. Hero was first ...more
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Fist of Legend is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Legend is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Fearless is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Kiss of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Forbidden Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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 until he meets the last remaining ...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
This film 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. The ...more
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Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Tai Chi Master is listed (or ranked) 13 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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My Father Is a Hero is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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Once Upon a Time in China III is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Last Hero in China is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Warlords is listed (or ranked) 19 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 Bodyguard from Beijing is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Legend 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The New Legend Of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Kung Fu Cult Master is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Swordsman II is listed (or ranked) 24 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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War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jet Li Movies
Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, Jet Li
This film 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 ...more