Best 12 Jackie Chan Movies of All Time

Jackie Chan was known for his action movies and stunts even before coming to Hollywood. He has millions of fans across the world for his physical action comedy. In the mid-80s, he performed dynamic physical action stunts and became the revolution in action cinema. He is one of the superstars who can put his life & limb into the performance.

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He is not just a movie actor but also a choreographer, coordinator, director and writer. His movies play an important role in supporting his country’s cinema. Jackie Chan is the only actor who worked for nearly four decades and worked in more than hundreds of movies. Here in this post, I have picked the best 12 Jackie Chan Movies of All Time. You can choose from classic to crazy adventure movies by Jackie Chan. 

So without wasting time let’s start this list with one of the most popular movies of his career.

Jackie Chan Movies

Best 12 Jackie Chan Movies of All Time

  1. Armour Of God

    Directors: Jackie ChanEric Tsang

    Writers: Barry Wong, Edward Tang, Cheuk-Hon Szeto

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Lola Forner

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

     Armour of God (1986) on IMDb

    Armour Of God

    If you are a true Jackie Chan fan then Armour of God might be your favourite movie of his. This film is packed with heart-throbbing action scenes and heart-thrilling action. In this movie, Jackie Chan is playing Asian hawk, an ex-singer who has turned into a treasure hunter. Alan Tam, his old acquaintance, comes to him and asks for his help to save Lora who got kidnapped.

    Overall, Armour of God is an action comedy movie that features action scenes and stunts. Which makes this movie perfect for action lovers.

  2. Wheels on Meals

    Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

    Writers: Edward Tang, Gwing-Gai Lee

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

    Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

     Wheels on Meals (1984) on IMDb

    Wheels on Meals

    A 1984 film that contains a soft and light silly storyline. Wheels on Meals is one of Jackie Chan’s most popular movies, starring two other famous Hong Kong stars named yuen bi so and Sammo Hanged. Unlike other Jackie Chan movies of this period, in this film, the focus is not fully on him.

    The story includes two male lead characters Thomas and David falling for a young beautiful woman called Sylvia. Both of them helped her and then rescued her during an action-packed climax. In that era, wheels of meals achieved multiple titles and box office records and became a blockbuster film.

  3. Operation Condor

    Director: Jackie Chan

    Writers: Jackie Chan, Edward Tang

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol ‘Do Do’ Cheng, Eva Cobo

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

     Operation Condor (1991) on IMDb

    Operation Condor

    Operation Condor is an action comedy film. It is equal to the popular movie by Jackie Chan named armour of God released in the year 1986. In this movie, you will see Jackie on a mission to find gold treasure. There were three beautiful women to help him in the treasure hunt.

    The interesting part is, there are other treasure-hunting groups in this film who are trying to find the gold which is buried in the Sahara Desert of Africa. It will be very exciting to know who will find the gold.

  4. Police Story (1985)

    Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen

    Writers: Jackie Chan, Edward Tang

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin

    Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

     Police Story (1985) on IMDb

    Police Story

    Next on our list is a police story which is a complete package of entertainment. In this film, Jackie Chan surprised his fans with his directing, acting and comedic timing. You will be amazed at his perfect action and stunt performance in this movie. The police story is a perfect blend of action, comedy and drama.

    If we talk about the storyline, this movie comes with a simple story. The main character is playing the role of a hardworking cop who is dealing with villainous forces to save the legal system. It is a great movie that promises unadulterated entertainment, hence you can enjoy watching it with your family.

  5. Crime Story (1993)

    Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan

    Writers: Tin-Nam Chun, Man-Keung Chan, Lai Ling Cheung

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Christine Ng

    Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

     Crime Story (1993) on IMDb

    Crime Story

    Jackie Chan is a versatile actor, he has not only comedy movies but also played serious roles. Crime Story was released in 1993 when Jackie Chan performed a great drama. He amazed the audience with his serious acting and did a great job of portraying the character.

    The well-directed and executed action scenes of this movie got so much appreciation from the audience. What’s more? There are some emotional undertone scenes in this movie that adds more entertainment and emotion to the film. Overall, the crime story has immensely enjoyable performances and plots that you would love to watch.

  6. Project A

    Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

    Writers: Jackie Chan, Edward Tang

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen

    Genres: Action, Comedy

     Project A (1983) on IMDb

    Project A

    Jackie Chan has been shown in hundreds of Hong Kong movies and projects. A was one of his most loved films. In this film, you will see a face-off between Jackie Chan and pirates. This film has an unconventional storyline and gripping action scenes. You will see Chan’s character fighting with pirates for the coast Guard of Hong Kong.

    What’s interesting? This movie is directed by Jackie Chan himself. Project A was released in 1983 and Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao were the actors alongside Chan. The famous clock tower stunt and action scenes made this movie worth watching.

  7. Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

    Director: Woo-Ping Yuen

    Writers: Chi Yuan Hsi, Huo An Hsi, Lung Hsiao

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu-Tin Yuen, Jeong-lee Hwang

    Genres: Action, Comedy

     Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978) on IMDb

    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

    This was the first movie where the audience saw Jackie Chan as the main character. He has worked as a stunt person or an extra before Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow. This movie featured Jackie Chan with his perfect comic timing and action stunts.

    Moreover, it was released in 1978, starring Chan as a protagonist who lives in a kung fu school. He played The character of an orphan who has a life full of misery and melancholy. You will see a life-changing moment in this movie when he saves a beggar who is a kung fu master. Also, the final fight scene where he fought the bad guys was awesome.

  8. Drunken Master (1978)

    Director: Woo-Ping Yuen

    Writers: Lung Hsiao, See-Yuen Ng

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu-Tin Yuen, Jeong-lee Hwang

    Genres: Action, Comedy

     Drunken Master (1978) on IMDb

    Drunken Master

    If you are a kung fu lover then this one could be the best pick for you. Drunken Master is based on unique martial arts and its lifestyle. It is one of the most fascinating movies to watch because of the funny battle scene between thunder leg and Freddy wong. The English dubbed version of this movie is quite more hilarious than the original one.

    Overall, it is a comedy movie and a solid upgrade to the movie named Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow even though the cast of drunken Master is the same in both movies.

  9. The Karate kid

    Director: John G. Avildsen

    Writer: Robert Mark Kamen

    Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres: Action, Drama, Family, Sport

     The Karate Kid (1984) on IMDb

    The Karate Kid

    If you are looking for a children-friendly movie by Jackie Chan then the karate kid would be the perfect option for you. It debuted in 1984 and this one is the remake of it. This movie comes with a great storyline where a single mother and his son move to China for her career.

    The small kid was new in the area hence some arrogant kung fu students bullied him which led him to start learning and mastering kung fu from a great martial artist. Jackie Chan is featured as a martial artist and Jaden Smith was the kid who learned karate from him. This movie is a great combo of incredible action and the commendable skills of both actors.

  10. The Foreigner

    Director: Martin Campbell

    Writers: David Marconi, Stephen Leather

    Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones

    Genres: Action, Thriller

     The Foreigner (2017) on IMDb

    The Foreigner

    Next on our list is The Foreigner, a great movie played by Jackie Chan. It is a heartbreaking movie where Jackie as Quan is a businessman.  His daughter was killed in the bomb blast and he is hunting the killer of her daughter. It will be terrifying to watch him crawling in pain while knowing how funny Jackie Chan is.

    This movie is full of emotions and you will feel the uneasiness on his face for his daughter. Will Quan get justice for his daughter? Is there something Quan had in the past? Well, you have to watch the foreigner get the answers to all the questions.

  11. Rumble in the Bronx

    Director: Stanley Tong

    Writers: Edward Tang, Fibe Ma

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip

    Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

     Rumble in the Bronx (1995) on IMDb

    Rumble in the Bronx

    Another most popular movie of Jackie Chan’s is Rumble in the Bronx. When it comes to admiring and enjoying the action moments of Jackie then this film deserves the first rank. This is the only movie that captures the exciting NYC neighborhood as this movie is shot in Vancouver, Canada. This film was directed by Stanley Tong and it helped introduce Jackie Chan into the US mainstream.

    In this movie, you will see Martial arts and street fights coming together to entertain you. Also, the physical comedy scenes will make you laugh until you cry.

  12. Shanghai Noon

    Director: Tom Dey

    Writers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough

    Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

     Shanghai Noon (2000) on IMDb

    Shanghai Noon

    There is another great Jackie Chan movie named Shanghai noon starring some of the popular actors along with our hero. The cast of this movie consists of Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu. In this film, you will enjoy western fighting styles similar to rush hour films. 

    This Movie was released in 2000, the audience appreciated the team-up of both actors and the choreography of the film. Apart from the great fighting style the comic timing also made this movie enjoyable. If you pay more attention to the storyline of Shanghai noon you might learn some life lessons and light morals.

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