Jet Li movies

A Listmania! list by morgoth "we lamas are traditional enemies of the shaolin" (omaha, NE)
The list author says: "Since there is a number placed next to all of these movies on the list, I will do my best to personally rank them. It will be a very hard thing to do because the first 5 listed are some of my favorite movies ever. So, here it goes.

1 note- Unlike most actors like Jackie Chan and Tony Jaa, Jet Li never takes a cameo role, or a smaller part in a movie. The 2 exceptions are 'High Risk' and 'Lethal Weapon 4'. 'Swordsman 2' is the only other movie where he isn't the lead star."
Once Upon a Time in China #1
1.  Once Upon a Time in China #1 DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece of cinema in just about every single way.  I did have 2 major problems with the movie but this getting my #1 spot just shows how greatly the positives outweigh the negatives.  Tsui Hark's best work and Jet Li's best overall performance."
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Jet Li's Fearless (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
2.  Jet Li's Fearless (Unrated Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Jet's greatest acting performance of his career since Once Upon a Time in China 1, 2, and 3.  Great directing, superb acting, and of course, outstanding action."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Fist of Legend
3.  Fist of Legend DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Sort of a sequel to Fearless.  Made 12 years before Fearless, but the fight scenes in this are still superior."
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Hero
4.  Hero DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "While I feel Jet gives a better performance in OUATIC part 1 and Fearless, this is the best movie he has ever been in.  Also some of the best peformances in Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung's careers."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (598 customer reviews)

Swordsman II
5.  Swordsman II DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Superb wuxia tale.  Jet is not the star of the movie and shares the screen time equally with Brigitte Lin.  Also starring Yen Shi-Kwan, Rosamund Kwan, Michelle Reis, and Chin Kar Lok."
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Claws of Steel
6.  Claws of Steel DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "The unofficial 4th entry into the Once Upon a Time in China series with Jet playing Wong Fei Hung.  Also stars Leung Kar Yan, Gordon Liu, and Alan Chui. 

Uncut and English dubbing is the way it needs to be watched.  The villain's dub job has to be heard."
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Once Upon a Time in China Part 2
7.  Once Upon a Time in China Part 2 DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Nonstop fighting so the story doesn't hold up as well as part 1.  Still a great movie and the 2 fights with Donnie Yen are for sure the 2 highlights."
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Shaolin Temple 2: Kids From Shaolin
8.  Shaolin Temple 2: Kids From Shaolin DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Not a sequel, but I liked this a bit more.  Both parts 1 and 2 are outstanding, but this is a comedy and it is a fun movie all the way through. 

Make sure you get a good quality version.  There are way too many full screened versions of this and part 1 going around.  An extra dollar or 2 will get you a good one."
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Fong Sai Yuk 2
9.  Fong Sai Yuk 2 DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "1 is much better than 2, but only because part 2 doesn't have a proper final fight. Still, both feature good action with great villains and outstanding acting performances by Jet and Josephine Siao."
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The Shaolin Temple
10.  The Shaolin Temple DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Jet Li's first movie and all types of styles being displayed. 

Make sure you seek out the Mei Eh version of this which is widescreened."
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Unleashed (R-Rated Widescreen Edition)
11.  Unleashed (R-Rated Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Jet Li shows to be a very good actor in an above average action movie.  A very odd movie I should add.  Only slightly above average in my opinion but the fight with the guy in white at the end is a highlight of action cinema.  It always gets me excited."
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Lethal Weapon 4
12.  Lethal Weapon 4 DVD ~ Mel Gibson
The list author says:
  "Great movie in line with the other 3 in the series.  More comedy added with Chris Rock and then of course you also have Joe Pesci.  A 100% straight-faced Jet Li makes his debut in America and shows that he may be a little guy, but you don't crack a joke about him."
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Kiss of the Dragon
13.  Kiss of the Dragon DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Jet Li has a few great fights in this.  Not the greatest movie if you are a Bridget Fonda fan though."
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Tai Chi Master - Special Limited Edition
14.  Tai Chi Master - Special Limited Edition DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "A fun movie but Michelle Yeoh is underused in this.  The end is also a bit of a disappointment."
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Hitman
15.  Hitman DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Decent Jet Li movie directed by Steve Tung Wai.  Not a ton of action but almost all of it is really good.  The movie as a whole is slightly above average."
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My Father is a Hero
16.  My Father is a Hero DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Corey Yuen goes pretty crazy with the wirework but the final fight is great featuring Ken Lo, Rongguang Yu, and Ngai Sing vs. Jet Li and Xie Mao."
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Dragon Fight [VHS]
17.  Dragon Fight [VHS] VHS Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Jet Li very early in his career.  Sadly, it is just your typical Hong Kong movie.  Good action sequences but too few.  Also stars Stephen Chow and the great Dick Wei(from 'Yes, Madam' and 'Heart of a Dragon')."
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The Martial Arts of Shaolin
18.  The Martial Arts of Shaolin DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "I was pretty disappointed in this.  it could have used more mantis."
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The Jet Li Collection
19.  The Jet Li Collection DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Kung Fu Cult Master is on here and it is a good version.  This also has a good documentary which is like a bonus feature.  Only buy it if you want to see Kung Fu Cult Master though."
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Romeo Must Die
20.  Romeo Must Die DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Jet in a decent American role but he has way too many Jackie Chan characteristics about him in this.  Jet Li is one of a kind and does not need to imitate anybody.  It is sad that American directors will probably never figure out what to do with real action stars.  Come on Tarantino, prove me wrong one day."
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Once Upon a Time in China and America [Theatrical Release]
21.  Once Upon a Time in China and America [Theatrical Release] DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "The last Wong Fei Hung movie with Jet Li.  Nice to see Rosamund Kwan back and it is directed by Sammo Hung.  Sadly, it is hard to decide if this is better than the third part in the series, which wasn't all that great."
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Once Upon a Time in China 3
22.  Once Upon a Time in China 3 DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "A big drop off from the first 2 movies.  Some people have problems with the wire use in parts 1 and 2 but part 3 is absolutely ridiculous.  Still a fun movie, but it really could have used an actual final fight."
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The One (Special Edition)
23.  The One (Special Edition) DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Decent movie, fights could have been a lot better.

But let's face it, this is just another version of Highlander. 

Since I come up with all of my own material(I didn't say it was good or anything), I must credit Ric Myers with the Highlander quote."
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Dr. Wai in the Scripture With No Words
24.  Dr. Wai in the Scripture With No Words DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Very odd Indiana Jones type of movie.  A lot of fun but not a movie for the kung fu purist.  Don't expect anything good about Jet Li vs. Billy Chow part 2."
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New Legend of Shaolin
25.  New Legend of Shaolin DVD ~ Sung Young Chen
The list author says:
  "Jing Wong does his best to ruin this movie but Jet Li and the villain are superb.  The supporting acting is very good, but still kind of a bad movie."
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Black Mask
26.  Black Mask DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "Another one where it is not his best, but not his worst.  Lau Ching Wan is very good in this but only an average movie.  Good action sequences, but VERY odd action."
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The Bodyguard From Beijing
27.  The Bodyguard From Beijing DVD ~ Kent Cheng
The list author says:
  "Just like High Risk is a ripoff of Diehard, this is a ripoff of, you guessed it, The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner.  Very bad but worth it for Christy Chung fans.  I do actually sort of like this movie, only because of Christy Chung though."
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Cradle 2 the Grave (Widescreen Edition)
28.  Cradle 2 the Grave (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "This is not the worst movie in the world but Marc Dacoscos in not showcased properly, WAY too much wire fu, and worst of all, it is a blatant ripoff of Exit Wounds in too many ways.  The final fight is the biggest disappointment for me though.  I seriously thought the ladies fight was the best, and that is not what I expect when 2 of the greatest movie martial artists ever square off."
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Born to Defense - Jet Li Collection
29.  Born to Defense - Jet Li Collection DVD ~ Kurt Roland Petersson
The list author says:
  "I found this movie almost unwatchable but there are a couple of good fights.  It is a mainland Chinese movie that tries to be to a real movie.  It doesn't work but it is still worth seeing."
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High Risk
30.  High Risk DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "A Jing Wong movie and as stupid as can be.  It is sad that Jet Li decided to take a supporting role in this corny movie that is bad in almost every way.  Billy Chow is in the movie but doesn't even fight Jet.  Instead, we get to see Chow in a thong.  Thanks a lot Jing Wong, that is what every die-hard action fan was waiting to see."
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The Master
31.  The Master DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "It is odd that my favorite and my least favorite Jet Li were both directed by Tsui Hark.  It shows you how truly crazy Hong Kong Cinema is.  This movie actually seems to be shot in America.  Really nothing good to say about this movie except a couple decent fights.  I will just say that Jerry Trimble is definitely not one of the better actors around today, and wasn't any good back then either."
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Blu-ray quality of this version 1 Nov 16, 2011
Region A locked? 0 Feb 27, 2011
is the language Cantonese or Mandarin?(product description) 0 Aug 14, 2010
fearless blu-ray version? 0 Dec 7, 2009
fearless on blu-ray 3 Jul 8, 2009
Jet Li's Fearless (Unrated Director´s Cut) - PROPER/CORRECT SUBTITLES??? 1 Jan 12, 2009
Anyone who owns the Fearless Blu Ray ... 2 Dec 12, 2008
the comments for this item need to be removed 0 Aug 11, 2008
MUSIC 0 Mar 28, 2008
chinese menus 0 Mar 22, 2008
NOT A JET LI MOVIE 0 Dec 14, 2006
WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE OF THIS MOVIE 0 Aug 17, 2006
 
   

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Qualifications: Long time fan of Hong Kong cinema.  Just a big movie fan in general.
Last updated: 6/22/07
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