my top jackie chan, van damme and martial arts movies

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1. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

74 Metascore

A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

Directors: Chia-Liang Liu, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti, Anita Mui

Votes: 41,197 | Gross: $11.55M

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

94 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 244,459 | Gross: $128.08M

3. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 33,733

4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

47 Metascore

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 16,496

5. Police Story (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Kwok-Hung Lam

Votes: 26,429 | Gross: $0.11M

6. Police Story 2 (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

The Hong Kong supercop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers, while the villains of Police Story (1985) are out for revenge.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Kwok-Hung Lam, Bill Tung

Votes: 15,789

7. Supercop (1992)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 18,239 | Gross: $16.27M

8. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 200,953

9. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

57 Metascore

A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Juana Collignon

Votes: 98,445 | Gross: $52.08M

10. Romeo Must Die (2000)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong

Votes: 64,418 | Gross: $55.97M

11. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Ric Young

Votes: 59,043 | Gross: $36.85M

12. Boxing Wizard (1978)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy

Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-tien and Hwang Jang Lee. Two kung fools learn kung fu from an old master of Iron Back Style, but after getting a beating from the town's hardman they seek out the ... See full summary »

Director: Chih-Chao Chang | Stars: Hua Chung Ting, Pu-Liao Hsu, Min-Chin Li, Siu Tin Yuen

Votes: 34

13. The Story of Drunken Master (1979)

90 min | Action, Comedy

Beggar So is trying to train brother and sister team Chung and Gam Fa, with mixed results! But an enemy from Beggar So's past, Grasshopper Bill Chan and his brother Cougar start causing ... See full summary »

Director: Hai-Feng Wei | Stars: Siu Tin Yuen, Pan Pan Yeung, Casanova Wong, Dean Shek

Votes: 85

14. Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Comedy

A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Linda Lin, Shun-Yee Yuen

Votes: 599

15. Drunken Master Killer (1994)

91 min | Action, Adventure

At the dawn of the 20th century, a sinister criminal organization has plotted against Chinese imperial family. Someone must stop them. Someone who is skillful in martial arts.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Andy Lau, Ka-Kui Ho, Michelle Reis, Willie Chi

Votes: 333

16. Supercop 2 (1993)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call on Jessica Yang, a rising star in their ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Rongguang Yu, Emil Chau, Athena Chu

Votes: 3,454

17. First Strike (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

This installment of Chan's Police Story film franchise has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu, Bill Tung

Votes: 18,097 | Gross: $15.32M

18. New Police Story (2004)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau, Tak-Bun Wong

Votes: 23,598

19. Police Story: Lockdown (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.

Director: Sheng Ding | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ye Liu, Tian Jing, Tao Yin

Votes: 8,409

20. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 90,133 | Gross: $0.21M

21. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Yu-Hang To, Yi Huang, Biao Yuen, Siu-Wong Fan

Votes: 30,171

22. Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang

Votes: 9,981 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Ip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

57 Metascore

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 41,797 | Gross: $2.68M

24. Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (2018)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

While keeping a low profile after his defeat by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi gets into trouble after getting in a fight with a powerful foreigner.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jin Zhang, Dave Bautista, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa

Votes: 4,695 | Gross: $6.21M

25. Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)

Unrated | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Vanness Wu

Votes: 3,827

26. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 79,263 | Gross: $36.30M

27. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

R | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army, when the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control.

Director: Mic Rodgers | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz, Michael Jai White

Votes: 26,980 | Gross: $10.43M

28. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister's 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol. Luc/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Andrei Arlovski, Mike Pyle

Votes: 24,048

29. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Mariah Bonner

Votes: 18,567 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Twin Dragons (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy

54 Metascore

Identical twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic, and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood, they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan, James Wong

Votes: 10,438 | Gross: $8.33M

31. Crime Story (1993)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Special Agent is assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Kar-Ying Law, Christine Ng

Votes: 5,358 | Gross: $0.19M

32. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Bill Tung

Votes: 36,891 | Gross: $32.39M

33. Thunderbolt (1995)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Chan Foh To (Jackie Chan) has to beat a supercriminal street racer.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen, Michael Wong, Thorsten Nickel

Votes: 7,820

34. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry, and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 24,064 | Gross: $12.67M

35. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 71,519 | Gross: $11.81M

36. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 46,358 | Gross: $14.70M

37. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 30,891 | Gross: $24.08M

38. Death Warrant (1990)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

34 Metascore

In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson

Votes: 16,204 | Gross: $16.85M

39. Double Impact (1991)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Corinna Everson

Votes: 36,040 | Gross: $30.10M

40. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 41,977 | Gross: $32.59M

41. Nowhere to Run (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine

Votes: 20,725 | Gross: $22.19M

42. Timecop (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill

Votes: 53,039 | Gross: $44.85M

43. Sudden Death (1995)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright

Votes: 30,678 | Gross: $20.35M

44. Maximum Risk (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

A cop/flic discovers that he had a twin who just got murdered in Nice, France. In order to find out who did it, he takes his place including the cute girlfriend in Little Odessa, NYC.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Zach Grenier

Votes: 19,185 | Gross: $14.50M

45. The Quest (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary "Lost City", located in Tibet. They plan to steal a priceless statue "Golden Dragon" during the martial arts tournament.

Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn

Votes: 23,019 | Gross: $21.60M

46. Double Team (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi