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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Enter the Dragon and Black Samurai, in it.

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

Jim Kelly was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Ernie Reyes, Jr. and Shintaro Katsu in terms of fame and success.

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Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on 20 July 1973. The film was released on 26 July 1973, six days after Lee's death, in Hong Kong. He was also one of the film's writers. Often considered one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, in 2004, Enter the Dragon was deemed "culturally significant" in the United States and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Enter the Dragon was the first Chinese martial arts film to have been produced by a major Hollywood studio – Warner Bros. and ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Bolo Yeung, John Saxon, + more

Initial Release: 1973

Directed by: Robert Clouse

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Black Belt Jones is a 1974 American Blaxploitation action film directed by Robert Clouse and starring Jim Kelly. The main musical theme was performed by funk guitarist Dennis Coffey. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Scatman Crothers, Jim Kelly, Eric Laneuville, Gloria Hendry, Earl Maynard, + more

Initial Release: 1974

Directed by: Robert Clouse

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Actors: Chuck Norris, Jim Kelly, Lo Lieh, Jhoon Goo Rhee

Initial Release: 2001

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Three the Hard Way is a 1974 action blaxploitation film starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly, written by Eric Bercovici and Jerrold L. Ludwig and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. Featuring the three biggest black action stars of the 1970s, in their first movie together, the film chronicled the group's adventures in foiling the plot of white supremacists plotting to kill the black population of the United States by poisoning the water supply. According to The New York Times, the theatrical version ran 93 minutes. A PG version distributed to television runs 105 minutes. The Warner DVD runs 89 minutes and is missing a song and some footage of boats, cars, etc. but includes the ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly

Initial Release: 1974

Directed by: Gordon Parks, Jr.

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