He has been our favourite comedian, actor, stuntman and filmmaker. We have all, at least once cracked up watching movies. Throughout his film career, he has been able to deliver excellent performance to his audience.
He is none other than Jackie Chan! Jackie Chan was born in the year 1954 to his parents- Charles Chan (father) and Lee-Lee Chan (mother). He made his debut as an actor in the year 1962 with the movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar.
With this movie as the kickstart to his career, Chan went on to film in about 100+ movies and win 50+ awards including an honorary Oscars for his decades of work in the film industry! Here’s a list of the best Jackie Chan movies to binge-on:
1) The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
This is one of the best in the Jackie Chan movies list. It has an intriguing plot wherein a young martial artist is caught between the difficult situation of having to decide whether to respect his pacifist father's wishes or stop a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artefacts.
2) Police Story (2013)
This Jackie Chan movie focuses on a man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner. The protagonist (prisoner) plays his cards and takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
3) Drunken Master (1978)
This Jackie Chan movie revolves around a mischievous kid learning martial arts from his alcoholic master. His master trains him to combat an assassin and prevents him from executing his evil plans.
4) Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour is regarded as one of the best Jackie Chan movies. He plays the role of Detective Lee who must team up with Carter, a loud-mouthed LA detective and together they must save Chinese consul's kidnapped daughter. This movie is sure to make you laugh till you drop!
5) Project A (1983)
Jackie chan who is the main character in this movie takes it up as his mission to preserve his country's honour and he sets out to battle the smugglers and pirates. This action-comedy movie will serve as a little get-away from our busy bustling life.
6) First Strike (1996)
This Jackie Chan movie shows a policeman on a mission to expose a group of international spies. This movie put Chinese cinema on the global platform.
7) Supercop (1992)
In this movie, Jackie Chan along with an Interpol agent is on a mission to bust a drug-smuggling racket in China. Supercop’s action-packed plot will keep you on the edges of your seat!
8) Who Am I? (1998)
Who Am I is the next movie in the Jackie Chan movies list, wherein he plays a top-secret militant soldier who has no memory of who he is and is stranded in the South African jungle after his mission.
9) Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
When the protagonist goes to his uncle's wedding, he ends up befriending a local gang to bring down an evil crime syndicate. Jackie Chan’s crisp karate moves will end up making its audience bite their nails.
10) Armour of God (1986)
Jackie Chan and his friend are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks. The 3rd movie in the series of Armour of God has won Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography and Golden Horse Award for Best Action Choreography
11) Wheels on Meals (1984)
Jackie Chan’s movie Wheels on Meals shows two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend. This 1984 movie will make sure to leave you in splits
12) Mr Nice Guy (1997)
This action-packed Jackie Chan movie is a must-watch for all those who are a fan of comedy movies. The film opens by portraying him as a smiling chef on a TV show, and it closes with him single-handedly destroying a house with a giant piece of earth-moving equipment
13) Kung Fu Panda (2008)
This is the ultimate animated movie that we all grew up watching and enjoying. In this fun-packed trilogy, Jackie chan plays the role of the monkey.
14) Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
This is the second movie in the series of Kung Fu Panda. In this blockbuster movie, Po and the Furious Five venture into China to battle the villain and discover the secrets of Po's origin
15) Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Kung Fu Panda 3 is the last movie is the last in the series. It is a fun-filled series that throws light on the Chinese culture.
16) Little Big Soldier (2011)
Little Big Soldier is one of the best Jackie Chan movies wherein he plays an old soldier who kidnaps a young General of an enemy state and takes him on a journey to collect the reward. Its intriguing plot will keep you hooked to it till the last minute.
17) Shanghai Noon (2000)
This Jackie Chan movie is has a historic theme to it. He must travel to the wild west to save a princess who has been kidnapped.
18) Police Story (1985)
This action-crime Jackie Chan movie involves the protagonist single-handedly arresting a drug lord. This film series consists of seven movies that revolve around the plot of official crimes.
19) Shanghai Knights (2003)
Shanghai Knights involve a worldwide plot to murder the royal family. This intense action-drama with consistent good humour can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
20) The Foreigner (2017)
Jackie Chan’s movie The Foreigner works around the plot of a humble businessman with a buried past. This Gripping action thriller set against a modern British political backdrop is a must watch
Jackie Chan has graced the silver screen with over 50 years of career in the film industry. He has been successful in winning hearts all around the world. He has fans across all age groups in both, the Eastern and the Western Hemisphere. He has accomplished in making sure that all his fans have a fruitful experience after watching his movies.
This the reason why almost all the movies of Jackie Chan are box-office hits. He delights his audience with his quirky, top-notch acting along with his slap-stick humour that is enjoyed by all. Jackie Chan is one of the most recognisable and influential cinematic personalities within the world. He has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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