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The Best Jimmy Wang Yu Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Fantasy Mission Force to Return of the One-Armed Swordsman.

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  • 1

    Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

    Shintaro Katsu, Jimmy Wang
    46
    4

    Released1971

    Directed byKimiyoshi Yasuda

    Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman, also known as Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman, is a 1971 Hong Kong and Japanese wuxia/chambara crossover film directed by Chinese film director Hsu Tseng...  more
  • 2

    Return of the Chinese Boxer

    Kang Chin, Jimmy Wang
    35
    6

    Released1975

    Directed byJimmy Wang

    Return of the Chinese Boxer is a 1975 action and adventure film directed by Jimmy Wang....
  • 3

    Blood of the Dragon

    Jimmy Wang, Lisa Chiao Chiao
    36
    9

    Released2002

    Directed byPao-Shu Kao

  • 4

    Master of the Flying Guillotine

    Philip Kwok, Lau Kar-wing
    31
    6

    Released1976

    Directed byJimmy Wang

    Master of the Flying Guillotine is a 1976 Taiwanese wuxia film starring Jimmy Wang Yu, who also wrote and directed the film. It is a sequel to Wang's 1971 film One Armed Boxer, and thus the film is...  more

    #10 of 39 The Best Kung Fu Movies Of The 1970s#97 of 125 The Best '70s Action Movies#63 of 336 The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

  • 5

    The Assassin

    Jimmy Wang, Tien Feng
    23
    4

    Released1967

    Directed byChang Cheh

    The Assassin is a 1971 action film directed by Chang Cheh. A famed swordsman is forced to go into hiding after his school is wiped out by rivals....  more
  • 6

    The Magnificent Trio

    Lo Lieh, Jimmy Wang
    21
    2

    Released1966

    Directed byChang Cheh

  • 7

    The One-Armed Swordsman

    Jimmy Wang, Chung-Hsin Huang
    21
    3

    Released1967

    Directed byChang Cheh

    One-Armed Swordsman is a 1967 Hong Kong wuxia film produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio. Directed by Chang Cheh, it was the first of the new style of wuxia films emphasizing male anti-heroes, violent...  more

    #18 of 152 The Best Wuxia Movies#3 of 20 The Best '60s Kung Fu Movies#38 of 46 The Best '60s Action Movies

  • 8

    One Armed Boxer

    Jimmy Wang
    20
    6

    Released1971

    Directed byJimmy Wang

    One Armed Boxer is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts film starring Jimmy Wang Yu. It is about a skilled Chinese martial artist who loses an arm and must exact revenge on his rival school. For the film,...  more
  • 9

    Blood of the Dragon

    Jimmy Wang, Lisa Chiao Chiao
    20
    6

    Released2002

    Directed byPao-Shu Kao

    Blood of the Dragon, also known as The Desperate Chase, is a 1971 Hong Kong wuxia film starring Jimmy Wang....  more

    #121 of 201 The Best R-Rated Martial Arts Movies#85 of 170 The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies

  • 10
    16
    2

    Released1969

    Directed byChang Cheh

    Return of the One-Armed Swordsman, also known as One-Armed Swordsman Return, is a 1969 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio. The film is a sequel to...  more
  • 11

    One Armed Swordsmen

    David Chiang, Lo Lieh
    18
    6

    Released1976

    Directed byDavid Chiang, Jimmy Wang

  • 12

    Golden Swallow

    Cheng Pei-pei, David Chiang
    17
    6

    Released1968

    Directed byChang Cheh

    Golden Swallow, also known as The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick, is a 1968 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, starring Cheng Pei-pei, Jimmy Wang,...  more
  • 13

    Shanghai 13

    Andy Lau, Chiang Sheng
    13
    2

    Released1984

    Directed byChang Cheh

    Shanghai 13, also known as The Shanghai Thirteen, is a 1984 Hong Kong-Taiwanese martial arts film written and directed by Chang Cheh and starring an ensemble cast of notable film stars such as Andy...  more
  • 14

    The Man from Hong Kong

    George Lazenby, Sammo Hung
    18
    8

    Released1975

    Directed byJimmy Wang, Russell Boyd, Brian Trenchard-Smith

    The Man from Hong Kong is a 1975 action film that marked the first Australian-Hong Kong co-production filmed in both nations. It was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starred Shanghai-born Jimmy...  more
  • 15

    Chow Ken

    Jimmy Wang, Fu Hung Cheng
    14
    4

    Released1972

    Directed byShan-hsi Ting

    Chow Ken is a 1972 Hong Kong film....  more
  • 16

    The Young Avenger

    Norman Chu, Jimmy Wang
    12
    2

    Released1980

    Directed byTong Wai Shing

  • 17

    The Executioner

    Jimmy Wang, Chin Siu-ho
    8
    0

    Released1993

    Directed byShan-hsi Ting

    The Executioner is a 1993 action fantasy film written and directed by Shan-hsi Ting....  more
  • 18

    Island of Fire

    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau
    13
    4

    Released1990

    Directed byChu Yen-ping

    Island of Fire is a 1990 Hong Kong action film directed by Chu Yen-ping, and starring Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Hung, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Barry Wong. It was shot in Taiwan and the...  more
  • 19

    Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

    Steve Oedekerk, Philip Kwok
    12
    4

    Released2002

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is a 2002 American martial arts comedy film that parodies Hong Kong action cinema. Starring Steve Oedekerk, it uses footage from the 1976 Hong Kong martial arts movie Tiger...  more

    #655 of 1,142 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#534 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#9 of 15 The Best Movies Below 20% On Rotten Tomatoes

  • 20

    Fantasy Mission Force

    Jackie Chan, Adam Cheng
    12
    4

    Released1982

    Directed byChu Yen-ping

    Fantasy Mission Force is a 1983 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Chu Yen-ping and starring Jackie Chan in a supporting role, Brigitte Lin, Jimmy Wang Yu. Although often marketed as a Jackie...  more
  • 21

    Furious Slaughter

    Jimmy Wang, Lung Fei
    10
    2

    Released1972

    Directed byShan-hsi Ting

    Furious Slaughter is a 1972 Hong Kong film. It stars Jimmy Wang Yu....  more
  • 22

    The Sword of Swords

    Miao Ching, Jimmy Wang
    16
    10

    Released1968

    Directed byGang Cheng

  • 23

    Bruce Lee's Deadly Kung Fu

    Bruce Li, Jimmy Wang
    14
    8

    Released1974

    Directed byWilliam Cheung Ki, Chan Wa

    Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story is a heavily fictionalized biopic about martial arts actor Bruce Lee. The film centres on his supposed affair with actress Betty Ting-Pei. This lurid film is notable for...  more
  • 24

    Fire Dragon

    Jackie Chan, Sandra Ng
    10
    4

    Released1986

    Directed byChu Yen-ping

    Fire Dragon A.K.A Fiery Romance is a 1994 wuxia film with comedy and action elements, which features Brigitte Lin in the lead....  more
  • 25

    Dirty Kung Fu

    Lau Kar-wing, Jimmy Wang
    8
    2

    Released1978