Top 20 Jackie Chan movies, ranked

Jackie Chan is an actor, martial artist, director, and producer from Hong Kong and a great singer. He has starred in over 100 films and has won multiple awards for his acting.

Chan was born in 1954 to their parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. His mother worked as a homemaker, while his father was a police officer.

He is the youngest of four children. Chan’s parents were strict disciplinarians who did not tolerate any misbehavior from their children; they had warned them that they would be thrown out of the house if they did not behave well with their siblings or got poor grades at school.

Chan attended Pui Ching Middle School, where he studied alongside fellow actor Sammo Hung. 

They were close friends even after graduating from school, and both developed successful careers in the entertainment industry and became best friends for life.

Jackie Chan is a Chinese actor, martial artist, comedian, and director. He is renowned for his comic timing, acrobatic fighting style, and use of improvised weapons in fights.

Jackie Chan is among the most well-known actors in the world. His movies are popular because they are full of action and comedy. 

He has also been acting since the 1960s, making him one of Hollywood’s longest-working actors.

Police Story (1985)

Police Story is one of Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong movies. It is about a detective who decides to go undercover and infiltrate a criminal organization after his partner dies in the line of duty.

The movie starts with the detective’s partner being killed by a gangster, and Jackie Chan’s character, Chan Ka-Kui (Detective Chan), is assigned the case. 

He soon finds out that his partner was killed because he was investigating on behalf of another police officer who had been killed earlier. 

After finding out that the leader of this gang is an influential person in society, Detective Chan decides to go undercover and infiltrate the gang to find out more information about their criminal activities.

As Detective Chan goes deeper into this gang, he discovers that they smuggle drugs into Hong Kong from Thailand and sell them in nightclubs and bars.

The gangs also use nightclubs as their meeting places where they plan their crimes, such as murders.

Eventually, Detective Chan becomes friends then.

Where to watch – HBO Max, The Criterion Channel, or Apple TV 

Drunken Master II (1994)

Drunken Master II is a martial arts movie from Hong Kong in 1994, directed by Lau Kar-Leung, starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Lau Kar-wing, and Anita Mui.

The story begins with Wong Fei-hung (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and his apprentices, Kwok Fu (Lau Kar-wing) and Chin Siu-hoi (Chin Siu Ho), going to Shanghai to rescue their master from the hands of an evil Japanese fighter. Wong Fei Hung eventually succeeds in rescuing his master, but not without suffering injuries.

Wong Fei Hung returns to Foshan, where he is falsely accused of committing a crime. 

He manages to escape from jail with the help of his friends & apprentices and goes on a journey to clear his name. 

Meanwhile, the Japanese fighter escaped from Shanghai, causing chaos in Foshan with the help of some local tyrants.

Where to watch – Prime Video

Project A (1983)

Project A is a 1983 novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. The story is about two high school students, Kenji and Keiko, who are in love with each other. 

They commit suicide together but don’t know how to do it.

 They get help from a new transfer student named Hiroshi, and they decide to use the gas in their school’s chemistry lab to kill themselves. 

Project A is a story of love and loss that will stay with you long after reading it.

Where to watch – Paramount Plus, The Roku Channel, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox. or Apple TV

Police Story III: Supercop (1992)

In the movie, it is seen that the Hong Kong police department has a unique team of officers who are specialized in fighting crime. 

They are called ‘Supercops.’ One of them is John Choi, who Jackie Chan plays. John Choi’s friend and colleague, Ken Chan, is killed by a gangster named Dragon. 

The Dragon was arrested by John and was sentenced to prison for life after confessing to his crime. However, he escapes from prison and returns to take revenge on John Choi.

Police Story III: Supercop (1992) Summary:

The movie opens with Jackie Chan’s character being shot in front of him at point-blank range partner Ken Chan (played by Danny Lee). 

The film then goes back in time to show how they became partners and what they went through while trying to fight against crime in Hong Kong. 

The film also shows how Jackie’s character’s wife died while giving birth and how he had to raise his daughter.

Where to watch – Netflix

Dragons Forever (1988)

The story begins with a prophecy from the Lord of the Dragons, who foretells that three eggs will be born, which will hatch into dragons.

The story begins with a prophecy from the Lord of the Dragons, who foretells that three eggs will be born, which will hatch into dragons. 

The first egg is red and is given to the king and queen to raise as their child. The second egg is blue and is given to a knight 

who resides on a mountaintop in a castle mountain. 

The third egg is golden and is given to an old man who lives in an ancient temple deep in the forest.

Years pass and all three children grow up with only one thought – they want to become dragon riders like their parents were before them. 

One day they get their wish as they are each called by one of the dragons:

  • Red Dragon (the king’s son)
  • Blue Dragon (the knight’s daughter)
  • Golden Dragon (the old man’s granddaughter) 

Where to watch – Prime Video

Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)

The story revolves around the Canton family, a wealthy and aristocratic family in England. The Canton family is headed by the widowed father, Mr. Canton, who has a son and two daughters.

The eldest daughter is Lady Rose, portrayed as the most intelligent, beautiful, and virtuous of all three members of the Canton family. 

Lady Rose falls in love with a man named Harry, who comes from an impoverished background, but she decides to marry him at her father’s request to please him.

She quickly learns that her spouse has severe weaknesses, later revealed as gambling addiction and alcoholism. 

She also learns that he had been married before and already has children from his previous marriage.

Where to watch – Netflix

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

Rumble in the Bronx is a 1995 crime movie made in the United States by Franc Roddam. Walter Hill and David Giler wrote the screenplay, and Kevin Baker did. 

The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes, who play West Indian immigrants involved in organized crime in New York City.

The film begins with a voice-over narration from Wesley Snipes’s character, Darryl “Cornbread” McCallum, describing how he and his friends were once “just a bunch of kids on the street.” 

The story follows Darryl as he navigates his way through life as an impoverished youth growing up in the Bronx during the 1970s.

When he was young, his mother and father died from cancer when Darryl was 17, leaving him to care for his younger sister Shaniqua (N’Bushe Wright). He also has to deal with being a black man.

Where to watch – ViX: Cine, TV y Deportes en Español, Prime Video, Vudu or Apple TV

Drunken Master (1978)

The story of a Chinese martial artist known for his incredible fighting skills and ability to drink vast quantities of alcohol without exhibiting any signs of intoxication.

This film follows the life and training of a martial artist, Wong Fei-hung, played by Jackie Chan. 

When Wong was young, he was trained in the art of drunken boxing by an old man who showed him how to control his body’s reactions to alcohol. 

This skill gave him the nickname “Drunken Master.” 

As he grew older, Wong became skilled in many different fighting styles and even learned how to heal those who were sick. 

One day, a group of foreigners from another country came to China looking for someone to teach them about Chinese culture. 

They heard about Wong and came to see him for instruction. 

The foreigners wanted Wong to come with them back to their home country so that they could learn more about China’s culture, but he refused because he had too many responsibilities at home.

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV, Vudu, Tubi TV, Crackle

Crime Story (1993)

Crime Story (1993) is a crime drama film directed by Tony Scott. The film is about a detective who has to solve the murder of his partner and her daughter.

The film starts with the death of Detective Sergeant John Hobbes’ partner and her daughter. He is initially blamed for the murder and becomes obsessed with finding out what happened. His investigation leads him to discover that his partner was killed by members of a drug ring she had been investigating, but he can’t prove it because all evidence points to him as the murderer.

The movie stars James Belushi, Cathy Moriarty, Bill Nunn, Michael Rooker, and Laurence Fishburne.

Where to watch – Roku Channel, Tubi – Free Movies & TV, Pluto TV – Its Free TV, Plex – Free Movies & TV, Vudu, The Roku Channel or Prime Video

Police Story 2 (1988)

Police Story 2 (1988) is a 1988 Hong Kong action film by Jackie Chan, who also played a major role and directed the film.

The movie earned a lot of money at the box office, HK$14,038,000.

The story is about Chan Ka-Kui (Jackie Chan), an undercover policeman working for the Hong Kong Narcotics Bureau, and his partner Ricky Wong (Kent Cheng). 

They are assigned to stop drug trafficking by a drug trafficking group known as “The Vampires,” led by Mr. Xiong (Moses Chan) and Mr. Yan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai).

Where to watch – Netflix, Hotstar, Hooq

Police Story IV: First Strike (1996)

Police Story IV: First Strike is a 1996 action movie from Hong Kong directed by Stanley Tong. The film stars Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh.

The film follows the exploits of Police Constable Ho, who is framed for the murder of a drug lord and discovers that he must act quickly to clear his name and bring the natural killer to justice.

Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan), a Hong Kong police detective, collaborates with the CIA to track down a mysterious woman named Natasha. 

Jackson Tsui (Jackson Liu), a terrorist attempting to rob the Russian mob of a nuclear bomb, is believed to have received money from her. 

Chan plans to foil the terrorist operation using his mind and fists while traveling from Hong Kong to Ukraine to Australia.

 He will engage in combat on stilts, water, and mountain tops.

Where to watch – Hotstar, Hooq

The Young Master (1980)

The Young Master is a Chinese TV series based on Jin Yong’s novel of the same name.

The narrative takes place in China during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795). 

The protagonist, Yang Guo, is a young boy raised by Wudang swordsman Wang Chongyang. Yang Guo and his fiancée, Xiao Long Nu, are heirs to their respective martial arts schools. 

However, their love was forbidden due to the long-standing feud between Wudang and Quanzhen sects.

The story starts with Yang Guo and Xiao Long Nu living together in seclusion at Mount Zhongnan after eloping from their homes. 

One day, they are confronted by members of the Quanzhen sect led by Yue Bun. 

To protect Xiao Long Nu from being taken away again, Yang Guo challenges them to a fight for her freedom but ends up seriously injured as he loses his match against Yue Bu.

Where to watch – Criterion Channel

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

Mr. Nice Guy (1997) is a Hong Kong comedy film directed by Johnnie To and starring Andy Lau and Sandra Ng. 

The film tells the story of a timid man looking for love and getting involved in an unusual relationship with a woman who is deceptive in some way. 

The main character, Mr. Nice Guy, is a shy man who does not have much luck with women. He meets a woman named Tracy at his workplace and falls for her instantly, but she’s not interested in him back.

One day, Tracy becomes sick and asks Mr. Nice Guy to take care of her dog while she recovers from the flu at home. 

Mr. Nice Guy agrees to feed the dog while Tracy recovers, but he has no idea how to do it, so he goes online to find out how to do it properly.

Where to watch – Prime Video, Vudu, or Apple TV

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) Jackie Chan is the star of a Yuen Woo-ping-directed martial arts film from Hong Kong. 

The film follows the journey of a young man, played by Jackie Chan, who is trained in the art of Wushu by his uncle, played by James Tien. 

The film follows the boy’s adventures as he learns about life and love while protecting his uncle’s school from an evil gang led by a man named Mr. Kao.

The movie is set in China during World War II and depicts how Japanese people were treated poorly at that time. 

The Japanese were not allowed to carry swords or own businesses because they were considered second-class citizens.

Where to watch – FuboTV

The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreigner (2017) is a British-American thriller directed by Martin Campbell and written by Tony Gilroy, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade. 

The movie chronicles the life of a former British government agent who seeks revenge on those responsible for his daughter’s death in a terrorist attack.

The Foreigner (2017) is an action thriller starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. 

The story is about Quan Ngoc Minh (Chan), who visited London to see his daughter when she was killed in a terrorist attack. 

He finds out that the man behind the attack, Liam Hennessey (Brosnan), is living nearby, and he wants revenge for his daughter’s death.

Where to watch – Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox. or Apple TV

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

The 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts movie Kung Fu Panda was released by Paramount Pictures and distributed by DreamWorks Animation.

The movie chronicles Po, a huge panda who is a kung fu master, even though he has never been trained in combat. 

As the Dragon Warrior, he is selected and must confront the evil snow leopard Tai Lung who threatens to destroy Kung Fu.

Jack Black’s character Po the panda, works in his family’s noodle shop and aspires to be a master of kung fu. 

His dream becomes a reality when he unexpectedly has to fulfill an old prophecy and train alongside his heroes, the Furious Five. 

Po must use his knowledge, power, and skill to defend his people from a malicious snow leopard.

Where to watch – HBO Max, Spectrum TV, ROW8, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox. or Apple TV on your Roku device

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American action-comedy film. It was directed by Tom Dey and starred Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.

The story begins with Roy O’Bannon, a fast-talking but lazy American gambler, being forced to escort Chinese Imperial Princess Pei Pei to the Shanghai train station to catch her train back to China. 

However, they are ambushed by the Black Eagle Gang on their way there. 

Roy is knocked out in the fight and left for dead, while the princess is taken away by the gang’s leader, Lord Shen Yu Hao. 

The gang mistakenly believes she is carrying a map to a crucial Chinese government treasure that would make them richer than they could have ever imagined.

Roy wakes up in jail after being arrested for public drunkenness (he had been drugged), and he soon learns that he has been framed for kidnapping the princess when an old acquaintance of his named Ramirez shows up at his cell door telling him.

Where to watch – Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, or Redbox

Little Big Soldier (2010)

Little Big Soldier is a 2010 Chinese comedy film directed by Ding Sheng and starring Ge You, Zhang Jin Yan, and Wang Jiayun.

The movie’s plot is centered around a group of misfits drafted into the army. 

The misfits are initially reluctant to enlist in the military because they have heard it is tough there. 

However, after arriving at the base, they find it nothing like what they had imagined it to be like.

The portrayal of Big Soldier, in which Chan invests his heart and soul, reminds us that the actor is more complex than Hollywood moviegoers may have realized. 

He has been working on this passion project for twenty years, during which time he has moved roles (he initially was meant for the role of Little Soldier but grew too old).

 Although Chan avoids the biggest stunts, the result of this conflict is some fantastic action, but ultimately the movie lacks the substance to match its striking aesthetics.

Where to watch – Vudu

Operation Condor (1991)

Operation Condor is a 1991 American thriller film. The film is about a group of DEA agents trying to stop a drug cartel from spreading cocaine in the United States.

Operation Condor is an American thriller film released in 1991. 

The film follows the story of three DEA agents trying to stop a drug cartel from spreading cocaine in the United States.

Code-named Condor, Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) is a hired spy. 

When a Turkish duke commissions Condor to search the Sahara Desert for stolen Nazi gold, he must contend with mercenaries, guards, and one remaining Nazi (Aldo Sánchez) who wants the loot he helped steal all those years ago.

Even with the help of three incompetent women (Shoko Ikeda, Eva Cobo de Garcia, and Carol “Do Do” Cheng), Condor still has his job cut out for him in pursuing stolen goods.

Where to watch – Apple TV

The Armour Of God (1986)

The Armour Of God is a 1986 American-Japanese action film directed by John Woo. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as a Belgian mercenary embroiled in a civil war in an unnamed Asian country.

The movie starts with a group of rebels attacking and killing an entire family. 

The only survivor is the 8-year-old daughter, who is rescued by the Belgian mercenary, Paul d’Amour (Van Damme). 

The girl, who has never seen anyone other than her family before, follows Paul everywhere he goes, and eventually, he takes her under his wing and adopts her.

The movie then cuts to six months later, when the rebels have grown in number and have taken over most of the country. 

They are now led by General Li (Chang Chen), who was once an ally of Paul’s but turned against him after losing his family to the rebels.

General Li sends some of his men to capture Paul’s adopted daughter 

Where to watch – Tubi TV

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