Jackie Chan is one of the most widely recognized and respected professional in cinema. He has received many honours but most importantly the immense love of his fans. His work has spanned over four decades in which he has given us some of the best action movies ever. He probably does not get mentioned enough in critical forums because most of his work lies in genres that don’t lend themselves to critical acclaim. This is probably why he doesn’t get many acting awards but has won every single award measuring global impact. Jackie Chan is one of the best entertainers in the world. Here is the list of top movies of Jackie Chan, selected from his vast filmography. You can also watch some of these best Jackie Chan movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Rob-B-Hood (2006)
For us mere mortals, it is impossible to imagine being involved in physical activities of any kind but Jackie Chan, at the age of 52 performed astounding stunts in this hit film. A lot of Jackie Chan purists have pointed out that the major American films that he worked on are missing the Jackie Chan magic present in his early Hong Kong films. But this film has shut those critics up. It follows Jackie Chan and Louis Koo as robbers who kidnap a baby for money but end up developing a bond that puts them in a difficult situation. The film has unbelievable stunts from more complicated scenes like one that takes place on a working roller coaster, to simple yet impressive things like Jackie Chan jumping down AC units without a safety harness. This is a great time at the movies with a few tear-jerking moments spread throughout to balance the fun action-comedy.
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9. Shanghai Noon (2000)
In his Hollywood career, Jackie Chan has been part of two iconic comedic duos; with Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour series and with Owen Wilson in the Shanghai Trilogy. In ‘Shanghai Noon’ Jackie Chan plays a Chinese imperial guard who comes to the American Wild West to retrieve the Princess. Here he meets Roy O’Bannon (played by Owen Wilson) who is an outlaw who is forced by circumstances to help Jackie. The film is a brilliant juxtaposition of martial arts and westerns and amplifies the comedic and action talents of Jackie Chan with the boyish charm of Owen Wilson. The film features many easter eggs and nods to genre tropes like Jackie Chan’s character’s name Chon Wang sounding similar to John Wayne (an iconic actor most popular for his westerns). While Jackie Chan has said that he doesn’t particularly like his American work or understand American humour, this movie is a joyride to say the least.