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10 Best Jet Li Kung Fu MoviesPosted on Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm
by IDMA Editor
If you love martial arts films then you’ll enjoy these 10 best Jet Li Kung Fu movies. Jet li whose birth name is Li Lian Jie was trained in martial arts at the Bejing washu academy. He won five national championships and by the time he was twenty he made his first martial arts film action film. He started his film career in China, moved to Hong Kong and then made a few films in America.
Photo of martial artist and actor, Jet Li
“Lethal Weapon 4” (1998). He played the villain in his English movie debut and a villain like no other. While he went on to be the headliner on other movies this first film of his is one of the ten best Jet Li Kung Fu movies you’ll definitely want to see.
“Hero” (2002). Story about how one man defeated three assassins who were sent to kill the most powerful warlord in ancient China. This film was nominated for best foreign film by the Academy Awards. This is the most critically acclaimed film for Jet Li to present date.
“Romeo Must Die” (2000). This was Jet’s first starring role in the West. Storyline about an ex-cop investigating the death of his brother falls in love with the daughter of a mob boss. Modern day Romeo and Juliet story.
“The One” (2001). Plot about how a sheriff’s deputy discovers there are multiple universes and by killing his alternate self, he gets stronger in power. This ten best Jet Li Kung Fu movie goes sci-fi!
“Kiss of the Dragon” (2001). Plot which Jet’s character is a Chinese intelligence officer in Paris who helps a single mom whose daughter was kidnapped. What he doesn’t know is that mom is a junkie hooker which leads to all sorts of trouble.
“Cradle 2: The Grave” (2003). In this ten best Jet Li Kung Fu movie Jet is paired with rapped DMX. Story about a jewel thief who steals black diamonds. His daughter then is kidnapped. Jet’s character an intelligence officer along with an urban thief team up to solve the case.
“Fearless” (2006). If you love show down type martial arts films then this ten best Jet Li Kung Fu movie is for you. His character gets into an ill-advised battle in which his family loses honor. His rode to redemption is to fight every ferocious fighter in the world and defeat them all.
“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (2008). In this third installment of the “Mummy” franchise Jet’s character is a resurrected evil emperor who intends to enslave the entire human race. Jet is one of the few Kung Fu actors who has the versatility to play both hero or villain in movies.
“The Warlords” (2007). Story of three brothers who struggle in war in a battle to kill a Chinese general. This ten best Jet Li Kung Fu movie grossed over $100 million at the box office.
“War” (2007). Here he plays the notorious bad guy who murders the partner of an FBI agent. Watch Jet battle it out with karate expert movie star Jason Stathom.
Photo of Jet Li and Jason Statham in War