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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. The movies that have gotten the biggest American releases recently have been Skiptrace, co-starring Johnny Knoxville, and The Foreigner, directed by Casino Royale‘s Martin Campbell. And now we’re taking a look back (stretching first, so as to not hurt ourselves) on every Jackie Chan movie and ranking them by Tomatometer!

#46

1911 (2011)
8%

#46
Adjusted Score: 6.88%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan, Li Zhang

#45
#45
Adjusted Score: 14.11%
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: Reminiscent of Kindergarten Cop, with a dash of Spy Kids, The Spy Next Door blends together an entertaining mixture of... [More]
Directed By: Brian Levant

#44
Adjusted Score: 15.893%
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 Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has... [More]
Directed By: Cal Brunker

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 4.153%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Police Captain Zhong Wen (Jackie Chan) knows all about sacrifice. He's always been too busy chasing bad guys to be... [More]
Directed By: Sheng Ding

#42

The Medallion (2003)
17%

#42
Adjusted Score: 20.194%
Critics Consensus: The use of special effects diminishes some of Chan's appeal in this disposable picture.
Synopsis: Cop Eddie Yang (Jackie Chan) and his partner, Interpol agent Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), are in pursuit of international human-smuggling... [More]
Directed By: Gordon Chan

#41

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
18%

#41
Adjusted Score: 23.044%
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: In this third installment of the popular action comedy franchise, LAPD Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chief Inspector Lee... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 3.846%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Historical fact blends with high-flying fiction as Jackie Chan steps into dual roles as a determined archeologist and a loyal... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#39

The Protector (1985)
20%

#39
Adjusted Score: 8.8%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this high-kicking actioner, Jackie Chan plays a New York cop who is assigned to bust up a drug smuggling... [More]
Directed By: James Glickenhaus

#38

The Tuxedo (2002)
21%

#38
Adjusted Score: 24.656%
Critics Consensus: Chan is as charming as ever, but his talents are squandered by special effects and bad writing.
Synopsis: Clothes make the superspy in this high-energy action comedy. Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) is a well-meaning but clumsy New York... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Donovan

#37

Bleeding Steel (2018)
22%

#37
Adjusted Score: 18.35%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In an action-packed drama reminiscent of '80s techno-sci-fi thrillers, Jackie Chan stars as Lin, a police inspector in modern Hong... [More]
Directed By: Leo Zhang

#36

Chinese Zodiac (2013)
25%

#36
Adjusted Score: 8.663%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A globe-trotting adventurer uses high-tech gadgets to seek out priceless relics in this action-packed thrill ride starring the one and... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#35
Adjusted Score: 7.82%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan tones down the martial arts action but turns up the international espionage in this globe-trotting adventure. Buck Yuen... [More]
Directed By: Teddy Chan

#34
Adjusted Score: 35.222%
Critics Consensus: Hit-and-miss family fare that bares only the slightest resemblance to Verne's novel.
Synopsis: A tale that centers around three unlikely heroes as they attempt to settle an outrageous wager. An eccentric London inventor,... [More]
Directed By: Frank Coraci

#33
Adjusted Score: 36.992%
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: One of the most expensive films ever produced in China, the historical action epic Dragon Blade takes place during the... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Lee

#32

Railroad Tigers (2017)
38%

#32
Adjusted Score: 38.561%
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: In this action-comedy caper harkening back to Jackie Chan's classic Hong Kong films, a railroad worker (Chan) and his ragtag... [More]
Directed By: Sheng Ding

#31

Skiptrace (2016)
38%

#31
Adjusted Score: 38.373%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fists and feet are flying in this explosive action-comedy starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. For years, by-the-book Hong Kong... [More]
Directed By: Renny Harlin

#30
Adjusted Score: 44.152%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this riotous martial arts comedy, energetic Jackie Chan plays a naive television chef who accidentally comes into possession of... [More]
Directed By: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

#29
Adjusted Score: 46.369%
Critics Consensus: Despite some entertaining action, this movie has serious plot holes and bad direction.
Synopsis: International action star Jackie Chan stars opposite knockabout comedy sensation Jackie Chan in this story about identical twins separated in... [More]
Directed By: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui

#28

Kung-Fu Yoga (2017)
48%

#28
Adjusted Score: 48.056%
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
Adjusted Score: 15.597%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A police officer has been disgraced in front of both the department and the entire city, and when the sadistic... [More]
Directed By: Benny Chan

#26

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
52%

#26
Adjusted Score: 55.892%
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: A surprise box-office smash spawns this inevitably action-packed buddy comedy follow-up that reunites director Brett Ratner with stars Jackie Chan... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 61.154%
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: In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green... [More]
Directed By: Charlie Bean

#24
Adjusted Score: 57.546%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ever wondered what a James Bond movie might be like if (a) Bond was from Hong Kong, (b) he was... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#23
Adjusted Score: 11.08%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Chinese migrant communities in Tokyo live shadowy lives. The Japanese neither acknowledge nor welcome them. They are shunned by... [More]
Directed By: Derek Yee

#22

Rush Hour (1998)
61%

#22
Adjusted Score: 64.769%
Critics Consensus: A kick-ass addition to the cop-buddy film genre.
Synopsis: Brett Ratner directed this action-comedy that found box-office success by teaming Chris Tucker with Jackie Chan -- performing his own... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#21
Adjusted Score: 27.204%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan's Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#20
Adjusted Score: 38.862%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan wrote, directed and stars in this English-language action-comedy tale of about a commando group that travels to South... [More]
Directed By: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 68.525%
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: Legendary martial arts stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li come together onscreen for the first time ever in director Rob... [More]
Directed By: Rob Minkoff

#18

The Foreigner (2017)
65%

#18
Adjusted Score: 69.695%
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: The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, is a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale. The... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#17

Shanghai Knights (2003)
66%

#17
Adjusted Score: 70.066%
Critics Consensus: A silly, anachronistic mess, but the pairing of Chan and Wilson makes the movie fun.
Synopsis: East and West team up to take on bad guys in the British Empire in this sequel to the action... [More]
Directed By: David Dobkin

#16
Adjusted Score: 42.267%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the death of Bruce Lee in 1973, writer/director Robert Clouse made several attempts to reproduce the success of his... [More]
Directed By: Robert Clouse

#15
Adjusted Score: 46.703%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this slapstick martial arts film, Dragon runs against the pirates he defeated in the first film and also gets... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#14
Adjusted Score: 73.063%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan returns to his adventuring Indiana Jones-esque Asian Hawk character with this rollicking action-adventure yarn. In this go-around, Jackie... [More]

#13
Adjusted Score: 65.778%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan takes a break from police thrillers featuring kung-fu and wild stunts to star and direct this action-adventure yarn... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang

#12
Adjusted Score: 39.634%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: It was the darkest of times in China, when ruthless warlords waged battles to satiate their endless aggression. Millions of... [More]
Directed By: Sheng Ding

#11

Shanghai Noon (2000)
79%

#11
Adjusted Score: 83.592%
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: The Wild West meets the Far East in a battle for honor, royalty and a trunk full of gold when... [More]
Directed By: Tom Dey

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 83.221%
Critics Consensus: An entertaining Jackie Chan stunt-fest in which the impressive action sequences overcome the low production value and by-the-numbers plot.
Synopsis: After years as a major star in most of the rest of the world, Jackie Chan finally broke through to... [More]

#9

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
81%

#9
Adjusted Score: 86.486%
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: In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

#8
Adjusted Score: 77.35%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan directs himself and fellow martial arts superstar Sammo Hung in the action film Jackie Chan's Project A. Chan... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#7
Adjusted Score: 87.956%
Critics Consensus: Jackie Chan sends up some amazing and entertaining fight sequences in The Legend of Drunken Master.
Synopsis: Jackie Chan returns in one of his greatest roles in this action-comedy sequel to his 1978 Hong Kong blockbuster Drunken... [More]

#6

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
87%

#6
Adjusted Score: 93.594%
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: In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG... [More]

#5

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
87%

#5
Adjusted Score: 93.99%
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: A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the countryside in... [More]

#4
Adjusted Score: 83.575%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this crime drama, set in Hong Kong, police officers begin a city-wide search for a psychotic killer. Along the... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#3
Adjusted Score: 94.464%
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: This was internationally famous Jackie Chan's breakthrough action film, the work that got him past the ethnic boundaries of Hong... [More]
Directed By: Jackie Chan

#2
Adjusted Score: 93.374%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This thriller is probably most notable for its personnel: international superstar Jackie Chan and Kirk Wong, a Hong Kong action... [More]
Directed By: Kirk Wong

#1

Supercop (1996)
96%

#1
Adjusted Score: 98.294%
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: A Hong Kong detective fights to stop a Chinese drug czar.... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

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