The best movies with Jet Li

List of the 10 best movies starring Jet Li, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Evil Cult (Yi tin to lung gei: Moh gaau gaau jue)
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The Evil Cult (Yi tin to lung gei: Moh gaau gaau jue)

Role in movie: Chang Mo Kei (as Lin-kit Lee)
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wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.

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The Shaolin Temple (Shao Lin si)
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The Shaolin Temple (Shao Lin si)

Role in movie: Gong Yuen/Jue Yuan
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he Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. Based on a true story from Shaolin folklore, but highly fictionalized.

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The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai)
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The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai)

Role in movie: Ling Wu Chung
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et Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.

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Ocean Heaven (Hai yang tian tang)
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Ocean Heaven (Hai yang tian tang)

Role in movie: Wang Xingchang
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he story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for their children and their unending desire to take care and look after them to their best abilities, no matter the struggle, no matter the effort.

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Once Upon a Time in China II (Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung)
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Once Upon a Time in China II (Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung)

Role in movie: Huang Feihong
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n the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.

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The Legend (Fong sai yuk)
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The Legend (Fong sai yuk)

Role in movie: Fong Sai-Yuk
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his Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant.

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Once Upon a Time in China (Wong Fei Hung)
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Once Upon a Time in China (Wong Fei Hung)

Role in movie: Wong Fei-hung
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et in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.

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Fearless (Huo Yuanjia)
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Fearless (Huo Yuanjia)

Role in movie: Huo Yuanjia
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uo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.

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Hero (Ying xiong)
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Hero (Ying xiong)

Role in movie: Nameless
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ne man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

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Fist of Legend (Jing wu ying xiong)
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Fist of Legend (Jing wu ying xiong)

Role in movie: Chen Zhen
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hen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.

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Jet Li

Li Lian Jie (born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star who was born in Beijing, China, and who has currently taken up Singapore citizenship. After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from wushu at age 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time In China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung. Li's first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, most recently starring beside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser. Recently, he appeared in the 2010 film The Expendables.
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