Favourite Jackie Chan movie

PhoncipleBone

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Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone picking any of his American made films is wrong and should be ashamed of themselves. He made some good stuff in America, but nowhere near the level of his Hong Kong work.
 

More_Badass

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Oct 25, 2017
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Among many things I love about Jackie Chan’s choreography and stuntwork, he’s the only martial artist star who actually seems believable in fighting multiple opponents. His moves are so fast, so fluid and unpredictable with that improvisational use of the environment - yet he also still gets bruised and injured throughout fights - compared to pretty much any other fighter I’ve seen. Plus his stunt team is so good at never doing the “wait around, fight one at a time” thing, so Jackie is always an acrobatic flurry of constant offense-defense-adapting/improvising. No one else has done it better.
 

carlos

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can't believe nobody likes the original Drunken Master; I always liked Jackie's chemistry with the OG Master.
 

CaviarMeths

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Police Story is such a classic. I love that movie. Really anything from his Hong Kong heyday in the mid-80s to early 90s.

His Hollywood stuff is mostly trash.
 

Sheepinator

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Jul 25, 2018
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All the usual ones have been mentioned. No love for 2017's The Foreigner? It's a different kind of movie from his early classics, obviously. It's a Western movie, though it does have a bit of the old Chan moves in there, which isn't bad considering his age. Jackie Chan goes on a revenge quest after an IRA bomb kills his daughter. Not saying it's up there with the 80's stuff but it's worth a watch.

 

More_Badass

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Oct 25, 2017
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All the usual ones have been mentioned. No love for 2017's The Foreigner? It's a different kind of movie from his early classics, obviously. It's a Western movie, though it does have a bit of the old Chan moves in there, which isn't bad considering his age. Jackie Chan goes on a revenge quest after an IRA bomb kills his daughter.

I actually really enjoyed it but not as much as my favorite classic Jackie films
 

matrix-cat

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Oct 27, 2017
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I love them all, but Police Story 1 and 2 are quintessential Jackie to me. I think I prefer 2, just because some of the goofy Cantonese comedy in 1 is a bit tough to get through on your fiftieth rewatch, but honestly you can make a compelling argument for either.
 

Zocano

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Oct 26, 2017
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I have a deep affection for Project A even though it might not be his """best""" movie. Either that or Rush Hour.
 

Shigs

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Oct 31, 2017
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1. Police Story
2. Drunken Master 2
3. Rumble in the Bronx (It was my first JC experience)
4. Who am I?
5. Wheels on Meals
 

ZackieChan

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Oct 27, 2017
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Project A 2, Dragons Forever, and Drunken Master 2 have my favorite fight scenes, but I think Rumble in the Bronx, Operation Condor or First Strike are the most watchable. Some of his other films are such a slog to get through.
I’ll never understand the love for Who Am I? And this is coming from someone who “scooped” ain’t It cool news back in the day about it, and bought the import DVD as soon as I could. End fight is decent, but boring. Rotterdam fight is fun, though. Acting is some of the worst in his catalog, though.
 

zoltek

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, I loved Van Damme as much as the next kid growing up in the 80’s, but how in the world did that guy ever have a career with his slo-mo fighting style while stuff like Jackie Chan existed.

Also, it’s Rumble in the Bronx because that was first exposure to JC-style choreography and my mind was blown.
 

DrSlek

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Oct 29, 2017
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That one porno he was in at the start of his career.

But for real, Rush Hour 2. Honourable Mention to Armour of God 2: Operation Condor.
 

sir_crocodile

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Oct 25, 2017
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Drunken Master (1978) is far and away the best. Hwang Jang-lee as the villain & Yuen Siu-tien as the master both put in fantastic performances too.

I have a massive soft spot for The Young Master (1980) as well. The bench fight with Yuen Biao has always been one of my faves. I always wonder if the original cut for this movie still exists somewhere or if it was junked.
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was actually thinking about possibly buying this the other day. Never saw the Police Story movies but I've always liked Jackie Chan. I think I saw a trilogy on Amazon on blu-ray - does this contain the restored version you mentioned?
If you're in the US: https://www.amazon.com/Police-Story-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B07MCXWJBW/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Police+Story&qid=1568267885&s=gateway&sr=8-2

If you're in Europe (or have a region-free player): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jackie-Police-Eureka-Classics-Blu-ray/dp/B07T2H6T2R/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Police+Story&qid=1568267924&s=gateway&sr=8-1

The 4K restorations are pretty great.
 

KentP

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Oct 28, 2017
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Project A edges it for me I think, but there's so much quality to choose from, so my answer is subject to change
 

Strings

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Oct 27, 2017
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Police Story is my favourite, but there's a good fifteen or so that are all a great time.

Weirdly, one of my favourite sequences is from Armour of God, and is this:

 

Xiaomi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Police Story, Rush Hour 1, Drunken Master 2, that scene in Mr. Nice Guy where the bad guy menacingly catches Jackie's food in his mouth...

It's easier to list the ones I don't like: The Tuxedo, The Medallion, Rush Hour 3... That's pretty much it.
 

FunMouse

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Apr 30, 2018
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Rumble in the Bronx and Drunken Master for sure. I’ve watched all his movies and loved them all.