Jet Li filmography

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Considering US box office statistics, the most successful Jet Li American film as of August 2010 is Lethal Weapon 4, which grossed over 130 million dollars domestically, while the second is The Expendables with over 103 million dollars.[1] Hero is the third most successful foreign language film in the US,[2] and one of the best critically acclaimed Li movies.[3] Fearless is the sixth most successful foreign language film of all times in the US.[2] From a critical point of view, the best acclaimed Li movie is Fist of Legend (Rotten Tomatoes: 100%) and the worst is The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Rotten Tomatoes: 13%).[3]


Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1982 Shaolin Temple 少林寺 Jueh Yuan
1984 Kids From Shaolin 少林小子 San Lung
1986 Born to Defence 中華英雄 Jet Jet Li's directorial debut
a.k.a. Born to Defend (Australia)
a.k.a. Born to Defense (USA)
Also director
Martial Arts of Shaolin 南北少林 Zhi-ming a.k.a. Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin
1989 Dragon Fight 龍在天涯 Jimmy Lee a.k.a. Defector
The Master 龍行天下 Jet
1991 Once Upon a Time in China 黃飛鴻 Wong Fei-hung
1992 Once Upon a Time in China II 黃飛鴻之二男兒當自强 Wong Fei-hung
Swordsman II 笑傲江湖之東方不敗 Ling-wu Chung a.k.a. The Legend of the Swordsman (USA)
1993 Tai Chi Master 太極張三豐 Zhang Sanfeng a.k.a. Twin Warriors (USA)
Also producer
Fong Sai-yuk 方世玉 Fong Sai-yuk a.k.a. The Legend
Also producer
Fong Sai-yuk II 方世玉續集 Fong Sai-yuk
a.k.a. The Legend II
Kung Fu Cult Master 倚天屠龍記之魔教教主 Cheung Mo-kei a.k.a. The Evil Cult (USA)
a.k.a. Lord of the Wu Tang
a.k.a. Kung Fu Master
Also producer
Last Hero in China 黃飛鴻之鐵雞斗蜈蚣 Wong Fei-hung a.k.a. Claws of Steel
a.k.a. Deadly China Hero
Also producer
Once Upon a Time in China III 黃飛鴻之三:獅王争霸 Wong Fei-hung a.k.a. The Invincible Shaolin
1994 The Bodyguard from Beijing 中南海保鑣 Allan Hui Ching-yeung / John Chang a.k.a. The Defender
a.k.a. Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
Also producer
Fist of Legend 精武英雄 Chen Zhen Also producer
The New Legend of Shaolin 洪熙官之少林五祖 Hung Hei-kwun a.k.a. Legend of the Red Dragon
Also producer
1995 High Risk 鼠胆龍威 Kit Li a.k.a. Meltdown
My Father Is a Hero 給爸爸的信 Kung Wei a.k.a. The Enforcer
a.k.a. Letter to Daddy
1996 Black Mask 黑俠 Michael / Simon / Tsui Chik / Black Mask Released in 1999 in the United States
Dr. Wai in "The Scripture with No Words" 冒險王 Chow Si-kit a.k.a. Adventure King
a.k.a. The Scripture With No Words
1997 Once Upon a Time in China and America 黃飛鴻之西域雄獅 Wong Fei-hung a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in China IV
1998 Hitman 殺手之王 Fu a.k.a. The Hitman
a.k.a. The Contract Killer
Lethal Weapon 4 致命武器4 Wah Sing-ku
2000 Romeo Must Die 致命羅密歐 Han Sing
2001 The One 最後一強 Gabe Law / Gabriel Yulaw / Lawless
Kiss of the Dragon 龍之吻 Liu Jian Also associate producer
2002 Hero 英雄 Nameless Released in 2004 in the United States
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave 同盜一擊 Su
2005 Unleashed Danny a.k.a. Danny the Dog
Also producer
2006 Fearless 霍元甲 Huo Yuanjia a.k.a. Legend of a Fighter (Hong Kong)
Also producer and presenter
2007 The Warlords 投名狀 Pang Qingyun
War Rogue, a.k.a. Victor Shaw a.k.a. Rogue Assassin or Rogue
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom 功夫之王 Sun Wukong the Monkey King / Silent Monk
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Emperor Han
2009 The Founding of a Republic 建國大業 Chen Shaokuan a.k.a. Jian Guo Da Ye (lit. The Great Cause of China's Foundation)
a.k.a. Founding of the Nation
a.k.a. Lofty Ambitions of Nation Building
2010 Ocean Heaven 海洋天堂 Sam Wong
The Expendables Yin Yang
2011 The Sorcerer and the White Snake 白蛇傳說之法海 Reverend Fahai
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 龍門飛甲 Chow Wai-on
2012 The Expendables 2 Yin Yang
2013 Badges of Fury 不二神探 Huang Feihong
2014 The Expendables 3 Yin Yang Fifth time partnered with Jason Statham, second time opposite Mel Gibson since Lethal Weapon 4
2016 League of Gods 封神榜 Jiang Ziya
2017 Gong Shou Dao 功守道 Old Monk Producer
2020 Mulan 花木兰 The Emperor of China Filming[4][5]


Year Documentary title Chinese title Notes
1983 This is Kung Fu 中華武術 Biographic role
1988 Dragons of the Orient 東方巨龍 Biographic role
Abbot Hai Teng 少林海燈大師 Biographic role
1992 Lucky Way 大八掛
1994 Shaolin Kung Fu 少林真功夫
1999 Lee-Thal Weapon

Video game[edit]

Year Game title Role Notes
2004 Jet Li: Rise to Honor Kit Yun (voice and motion capture actor) Released in 2004 in the United States


  1. ^ "Jet Li". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  2. ^ a b "Foreign Language". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
  3. ^ a b "Jet Li". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  4. ^ Sun, Rebecca (April 12, 2018). "Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Lands Gong Li, Jet Li (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  5. ^ ‘Mulan’ Rounds Out Cast As Filming Underway On Live-Action Movie

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