Jet Li has dozens of films under his belt, most of which were released in China and Hong Kong. Li didn’t garner international acclaim until a good decade into his showbiz career, long after he had become a household name in Chinese-speaking households for his roles in Shaolin Temple and Once Upon a Time in China.
Films he is probably best known for in the West are Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die, Fearless, and the Expendables franchise. But the truth is, any fan of martial arts movies in general, or Jet Li in particular, will dig deeper into Li’s repertoire and list some more obscure Chinese-language films as his best work, Jet Li films generally considered to be among the best martial arts cinema ever made.
Here is a list of some of Jet Li’s best films, by no means authoritative, but useful for those interested in bingeing on fantastic Kungfu on a slow Sunday evening.