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All Jackie Chan Movies Ranked

Considering how often Jackie Chan movie titles were changed on their journey to America, it’s understandable to be confused going through his films – even after you’ve watched them. Like, did Operation Condor 2 come out before the first Operation Condor? Is Supercop actually part of the Police Story franchise? How many “new” Police Stories are there, anyways? This is alleviated by the fact that you could just throw your hands up and pick a random Jackie Chan movie from the ’80s and, chances are, it’s gonna be pretty dang good. Police Story and Police Story 2 were made during this decade (and have been added to The Criterion Collection), along with Project A, Project A2, and Armour of God – all representing an explosive debut of a relentless entertainer willing to leap off buildings, hang on the sides of fast-moving vehicles, avoiding heavy lethal objects at the last second, and do just about every punishing stunt conceivable for our enjoyment.

And the batting average for Jackie Chan movies in the ’90s is nothing to scoff at either. This was the era that brought him international fame, starting with 1995’s Rumble in the Bronx, which led to more eyes on previous films, like Legend of the Drunken Master, and the projects that followed, like Supercop. And Chan resurrected the buddy action/comedy with Owen Wilson in Shanghai Noon, and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour, where people to this day are still hoping for a third sequel. (Fun fact: Rotten Tomatoes founder Senh Duong was inspired to create the site after an inconvenient night searching for reviews on movies like First Strike and Who Am I?. So no Jackie Chan, no Rotten Tomatoes. And then where would we be? The dark ages, that’s where.)

After a string of mediocre big-budget Hollywood affairs (The Tuxedo, The Medallion, and The Spy Next Door among them), Chan has mainly been working in China, continuing to produce, direct, and explore more dramatic roles. And with Rumble in the Bronx celebrating the 25th anniversary of its American release, we’re taking a look back (stretching first, so as to not hurt ourselves) on every Jackie Chan movie and ranking them by Tomatometer!

#49

1911 (2011)
8%

#49
Adjusted Score: 8130%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Having studied the art of modern warfare in Japan, China's Huang Xing (Jackie Chan) becomes one of the leaders in... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan, Li Zhang

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 14595%
Critics Consensus: Lacking a script funny enough to cover up for Jackie Chan's fading physical gifts, The Spy Next Door fails on every conceivable level.
Synopsis: Bob Ho (Jackie Chan), an undercover operative for the CIA, decides to give up his career and marry his girlfriend,... [More]
Directed By: Brian Levant

#47
Adjusted Score: 17878%
Critics Consensus: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature may be a slight improvement over its predecessor, but its frantic animated antics still offer minimal entertainment to all but the least discriminating viewers.
Synopsis: Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved... [More]
Directed By: Cal Brunker

#46

The Medallion (2003)
17%

#46
Adjusted Score: 19812%
Critics Consensus: The use of special effects diminishes some of Chan's appeal in this disposable picture.
Synopsis: Eddie (Jackie Chan) is an indomitable Hong Kong cop who, after a near fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion, is... [More]
Directed By: Gordon Chan

#45

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
18%

#45
Adjusted Score: 23811%
Critics Consensus: Rush Hour 3 is a tired rehash of the earlier films, and a change of scenery can't hide a lack of new ideas.
Synopsis: East meets West again when the assassination of Ambassador Han leads to the reunion of Lee (Jackie Chan) and Carter... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#44

The Myth (2005)
20%

#44
Adjusted Score: 4215%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An archaeologist (Jackie Chan) finds adventure while searching for a gemstone and while dreaming he is a general to an... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#43

The Protector (1985)
20%

#43
Adjusted Score: 11089%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two NYPD cops are sent to Hong Kong to catch a drug lord who has kidnapped the daughter of his... [More]
Directed By: James Glickenhaus

#42

The Tuxedo (2002)
21%

#42
Adjusted Score: 25337%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Donovan

#41

Bleeding Steel (2017)
22%

#41
Adjusted Score: 22140%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hong Kong police inspector Lin Dong learns that a biochemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With... [More]
Directed By: Leo Zhang

#40

Iron Mask (2019)
22%

#40
Adjusted Score: 22328%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: To save his homeland from certain doom, a kung fu master must escape from the maniacal James Hook in order... [More]
Directed By: Oleg Stepchenko

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 8881%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: While visiting his estranged daughter (Jing Tian) at a nightclub, a police captain (Jackie Chan) must spring into action when... [More]
Directed By: Ding Sheng

#38

CZ12 (2012)
25%

#38
Adjusted Score: 9352%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A treasure hunter (Jackie Chan) and his team set out on a global quest to find a set of Chinese... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#37

Vanguard (2020)
28%

#37
Adjusted Score: 30980%
Critics Consensus: Vanguard isn't entirely bereft of fun for action fans, but only the most devout Jackie Chan fans will find much that's truly worth watching here.
Synopsis: Members of a covert security company try to protect an accountant from the world's deadliest mercenary organization.... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 8854%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A less-than-successful exercise equipment salesman yearns for excitement in his life. One ordinary day, Bei (Jackie Chan) follows his instincts... [More]
Directed By: Teddy Chan

#35
Adjusted Score: 35693%
Critics Consensus: Hit-and-miss family fare that bares only the slightest resemblance to Verne's novel.
Synopsis: Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) is an inventor living in Victorian England. He believes he can travel around the world in... [More]
Directed By: Frank Coraci

#34

The Climbers (2019)
33%

#34
Adjusted Score: 14500%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Chinese climbers push themselves to the limit -- both mentally and physically -- as they try to scale the summit... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Lee

#33

Dragon Blade (2015)
35%

#33
Adjusted Score: 36131%
Critics Consensus: Dragon Blade is beautifully staged and choreographed, but between the battles, its talented cast is overwhelmed by a dull story and choppy editing.
Synopsis: An exiled Chinese general (Jackie Chan) offers shelter to a renegade Roman (John Cusack) and his legion, then becomes involved... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Lee

#32

Skiptrace (2016)
38%

#32
Adjusted Score: 38098%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle a Chinese criminal.... [More]
Directed By: Renny Harlin

#31

Railroad Tigers (2016)
38%

#31
Adjusted Score: 39633%
Critics Consensus: Railroad Tigers throws a few sparks hearkening back to Jackie Chan's glory days as an action comedy star, but they're smothered by an unfocused story and jarring shifts in tone.
Synopsis: A railroad worker (Jackie Chan) and his ragtag group of freedom fighters find themselves on the wrong side of the... [More]
Directed By: Ding Sheng

#30

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
43%

#30
Adjusted Score: 44475%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan plays a popular TV chef who accidentally saves a reporter pursued by two warring gangs -- one that... [More]
Directed By: Samo Hung

#29

Twin Dragons (1991)
44%

#29
Adjusted Score: 46246%
Critics Consensus: Despite some entertaining action, this movie has serious plot holes and bad direction.
Synopsis: Decades after the abduction of his newborn twin, world-famous American pianist John Ma (Jackie Chan) arrives in Hong Kong to... [More]
Directed By: Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam

#28

Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
48%

#28
Adjusted Score: 47781%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#27

New Police Story (2004)
50%

#27
Adjusted Score: 17573%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Inspector Chan Kwok-Wing (Jackie Chan) was once the shining star of the Hong Kong police force. But that all changed... [More]
Directed By: Benny Chan

#26

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
52%

#26
Adjusted Score: 55746%
Critics Consensus: Rush Hour 2 doesn't feel as fresh or funny as the first, and the stunts lack some of the intricacy normally seen in Chan's films.
Synopsis: After an explosion at the US Embassy in Hong Kong kills two customs agents investigating currency smuggling, Inspector Lee (Jackie... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 64453%
Critics Consensus: Despite ample charm and a few solid gags, The Lego Ninjago Movie suggests this franchise's formula isn't clicking like it used to.
Synopsis: The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends,... [More]

#24
Adjusted Score: 56848%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Hong Kong police detective, Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan), works with the CIA to track a mysterious woman named... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#23
Adjusted Score: 13591%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Chinese worker in Japan becomes the leader of an illegal immigrant gang.... [More]
Directed By: Tung-Shing Yee

#22

Miracles (1989)
60%

#22
Adjusted Score: 32793%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A poor country boy (Jackie Chan) heads Hong Kong's crime world while romancing a nightclub singer (Anita Mui) in the... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#21

Rush Hour (1998)
61%

#21
Adjusted Score: 63835%
Critics Consensus: A kick-ass addition to the cop-buddy film genre.
Synopsis: When a Chinese diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in Los Angeles, he calls in Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan)... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 68252%
Critics Consensus: This hotly-anticipated pairing of martial arts legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li features dazzling fight scenes but is weighed down by too much filler.
Synopsis: Jason (Michael Angarano), an American teenager, is a huge fan of Hong Kong cinema and old kung-fu movies. While browsing... [More]
Directed By: Rob Minkoff

#19

The Foreigner (2017)
66%

#19
Adjusted Score: 73756%
Critics Consensus: The Foreigner adheres strictly to action thriller formula, but benefits from committed -- and out of character -- performances from its talented veteran stars.
Synopsis: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#18

Shanghai Knights (2003)
66%

#18
Adjusted Score: 69810%
Critics Consensus: A silly, anachronistic mess, but the pairing of Chan and Wilson makes the movie fun.
Synopsis: After taming the wild west in the comedy "Shanghai Noon," Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) and Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) are... [More]
Directed By: David Dobkin

#17

The Big Brawl (1980)
67%

#17
Adjusted Score: 51685%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the 1930s, an effete Chicago mobster (Jose Ferrer) pits a Chinese kicker (Jackie Chan) against a king-size brute called... [More]
Directed By: Robert Clouse

#16

Who Am I? (1998)
67%

#16
Adjusted Score: 44484%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A group of covert CIA operatives trailing a potential new energy source are double-crossed by corrupt agent Morgan (Ron Smerczak),... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#15

Operation Condor (1991)
70%

#15
Adjusted Score: 70135%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) -- code name Condor -- is a secret agent for hire. Assigned by a Turkish duke... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#14

Project A 2 (1987)
71%

#14
Adjusted Score: 55799%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Corrupt police inspector Chun (David Lam) has made himself the most powerful law enforcement officer in Hong Kong by staging... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 74605%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An adventurer (Jackie Chan) and his friend (Alan Tam) aid a woman (Rosamund Kwan) kidnapped by cultists seeking a set... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#12

Project A (1983)
77%

#12
Adjusted Score: 76684%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Dragon Ma (Jackie Chan) is a lieutenant in the 19th-century Hong Kong marines. Pirates have been terrorizing local waters, with... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 46593%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An old military man captures a young enemy, taking him on a long journey to collect a reward.... [More]
Directed By: Sheng Ding

#10

Shanghai Noon (2000)
79%

#10
Adjusted Score: 84683%
Critics Consensus: Although the plot is really nothing to brag about, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson work well together. The cinematography looks great, and Jackie delivers a hilarious performance. This is an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.
Synopsis: Bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei... [More]
Directed By: Tom Dey

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 81440%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hong Kong policeman Keung (Jackie Chan) arrives in New York for the wedding of his uncle Bill (Bill Tung), a... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#8

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
81%

#8
Adjusted Score: 86765%
Critics Consensus: The storyline arc may seem a tad familiar to fans of the original, but Kung Fu Panda 2 offers enough action, comedy, and visual sparkle to compensate.
Synopsis: Now known as the Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black) protects the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

#7
Adjusted Score: 83903%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Villains kidnap a Hong Kong policeman's (Jackie Chan) girlfriend (Maggie Cheung) as he investigates a bombing/extortion scheme.... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 85551%
Critics Consensus: Jackie Chan sends up some amazing and entertaining fight sequences in The Legend of Drunken Master.
Synopsis: From a land where honor and tradition reign, comes the legend of a martial-arts hero unlike any other -- the... [More]
Directed By: Chia-Liang Liu

#5

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
87%

#5
Adjusted Score: 96737%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts the requisite visual splendor, but like its rotund protagonist, this sequel's narrative is also surprisingly nimble, adding up to animated fun for the whole family.
Synopsis: Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to... [More]

#4

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
87%

#4
Adjusted Score: 95079%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.
Synopsis: Po the panda (Jack Black) works in his family's noodle shop and dreams of becoming a kung-fu master. His dream... [More]

#3

Crime Story (1993)
93%

#3
Adjusted Score: 93696%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) teams with a police veteran (Kent Cheng) to rescue a wealthy businessman from kidnappers.... [More]
Directed By: Kirk Wong

#2

Police Story (1985)
93%

#2
Adjusted Score: 94107%
Critics Consensus: Blending brilliant physical comedy with thrillingly choreographed set pieces, Police Story makes a persuasive case for Jackie Chan as one of the all-time genre greats.
Synopsis: A kung-fu policeman (Jackie Chan) must protect a female witness (Brigitte Lin) from a Hong Kong drug lord for whom... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen

#1

Supercop (1992)
96%

#1
Adjusted Score: 97889%
Critics Consensus: Blending hand-to-hand combat with breathtaking stunts and slapstick comedy, Supercop reminds us why Jackie Chan is one of the world's great entertainers.
Synopsis: To infiltrate a drug cartel, police Inspector Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) goes undercover in a Chinese prison. There, he... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

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