The Best Joan Chen Movies  

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

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

A list made up of films like Saving Face and The Night Stalker.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Joan Chen movies?" and "What are the greatest Joan Chen roles of all time?"
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Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu
The Last Emperor is a 1987 biographical film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo ...more
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Joan Chen, Jessica Hecht, Michelle Krusiec
Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Alice Wu. The film focuses on Wilhelmina, a young Chinese-American surgeon; her unwed, pregnant mother; and her dancer ...more
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Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen
Heaven & Earth is a 1993 Vietnam film directed and written by Oliver Stone, and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Joan Chen, and Hiep Thi Le. It is the third and final film in Stone's ...more
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Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Billy Bob Thornton
This film is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring Steven Seagal, and co-starring an all-star cast that includes Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. ...more
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Vincent D'Onofrio, Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen
The Blood of Heroes is a 1989 post-apocalyptic Australian and American film directed by David Webb Peoples and starring Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen. The film is also known by the names The Salute ...more
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Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Janine Turner
Tai-Pan is a 1986 film directed by Daryl Duke, loosely based on James Clavell's 1966 novel of the same name. While many of the same characters and plot twists are maintained, a few smaller ...more
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Joan Chen, Lui Zifeng, Wang Haidi
Sunflower is a 2005 Chinese film directed by Zhang Yang. Zhang's fourth film, Sunflower is a joint production of Ming Productions, the Beijing Film Studio and the Hong Kong subsidiary of the ...more
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Joan Chen, Christopher Lambert, John Lone
The Hunted is a 1995 film written and directed by J. F. Lawton, starring Christopher Lambert, John Lone, and Joan Chen. The score features music by the Japanese taiko troupe Kodō.
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Joan Chen, Greta Scacchi, Jack Thompson
Turtle Beach is a film directed by Stephen Wallace released on May 1, 1992.
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Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard
What's Cooking? is a 2000 British/American comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and starring Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones
Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is ...more
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Joan Chen, Daniel Wu, Josie Ho
Purple Storm is a 1999 Hong Kong action film directed by Teddy Chan, and narrated by Daniel Wu, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Gam Kwok-leung and Emil Chau. The film was ...more
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Joan Chen, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Greenwood
Mao's Last Dancer is a 2009 Australian film based on professional dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography of the same name. Li Cunxin is portrayed by Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Chi Cao, ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Joan Chen, Jiang Wen
Jasmine Women is a 2004 film, adapted from Su Tong's novel called Funü Shenghuo which means Women's Lives. It is directed by Hou Yong, formerly a well known cinematographer. Zhang Ziyi ...more
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Joan Chen, Winston Chao, Sabine Bail
Red Rose White Rose is a 1994 Hong Kong drama film directed by Stanley Kwan. It was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Mimi Rogers, Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen
Wedlock is a 1991 American science fiction-action television film from HBO Films, directed by Lewis Teague and starring Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen and James Remar. It received an Emmy ...more
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Joan Chen, Amy Hill, Victor Wong
Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart is a 1985 film directed by Wayne Wang. It is an American comedy film starring Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong, Ida F.O Chung, Cora Miao, Amy Hill, and Joan
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Joan Chen, Zhao Tao, Lu Liping
"Jia Zhangke’s last feature, Still Life (2006), was set in Fengjie, an ancient river city flooded and rebuilt as part of China’s monumental Three Gorges Dam Project; his latest, 24 City, ...more
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Love in Disguise Joan Chen, Liu Yifei, Wang Leehom
Love in Disguise. is a 2010 Chinese-language romantic comedy movie. It was directed by Chinese-American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and film director Wang Leehom and filmed in ...more
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Joan Chen, Jiang Wen, Anthony Wong
The Sun Also Rises is a 2007 film directed, produced and co-written by Chinese director Jiang Wen starring Joan Chen, Anthony Wong, Jaycee Chan, and Jiang Wen himself. This movie is the ...more
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Joan Chen, David Warner, William Sanderson
Avatar, also known as Matrix Hunter, Avatar Exile, Cyber Wars is a Singaporean science fiction film directed by Kuo Jian Hong. The film was shot in 2001 and released in 2004.
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The Night Stalker Katherine Kelly Lang, Joan Chen, Ola Ray
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To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey is a 2009 docudrama about actress Nancy Kwan. Directed and written by former Warner Bros. executive Brian Jamieson, the film depicts Kwan's meteoric ...more
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Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Bruno Kirby
Golden Gate is a 1994 film produced by American Playhouse. Set in San Francisco, California, it is the story of a 1950s G-Man who gets involved with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ...more
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Kelly Hu, Autumn Reeser, Joan Chen
Americanese is a 2006 film by Eric Byler based on the novel American Knees by Shawn Wong, concerning the relationships of a man and woman of Asian descent in the United States.