Top 10 Best Donnie Yen's Movies of All Time

The list of the Top 10 Best Donnie Yen's Movies of All Time: Donnie Yen Ji-dan, Born: 27 July 1963, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman and multiple-time world wushu tournament champion. Yen is one of Hong Kong's top action stars.

Yen is one of Hong Kong's top action stars. Yen has displayed skill in an array of martial arts, being well-versed in Tai Chi, Boxing, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Karate, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wing Chun, and Wushu.

One of the most popular film stars in Asia of the early 2000s, Yen is consistently one of the highest paid actors in Asia. Yen earned HK$220 million (US$28.4 million) from four films and six advertisements in 2013.

He appeared on the list of the Top 10 Best Martial Arts Actors of All Time.

Yen is credited by many for contributing to the popularisation of Wing Chun in China. He played Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2008 film Ip Man, which was a box office success.

This has led to an increase in the number of people taking up Wing Chun, leading to hundreds of new Wing Chun schools being opened up in mainland China and other parts of Asia. Ip Chun, the eldest son of Ip Man, even mentioned that he is grateful to Yen for making his family's art popular and allowing his father's legacy to be remembered.

He has also gained international recognition for playing Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Xiang in xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017).

1- In the Line of Duty 4: Witness, 1989
Top 10 Best Donnie Yen's Movies of All Time

A murder witness is followed from Seattle to Hong Kong by the victim's colleagues and the underworld.

Initial release: 21 July 1989

2- Ip Man: 2008
Ip Man: 2008

The life story of Yip Man, the first person to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun and Bruce Lee's trainer.

Initial release: 12 December 2008 (China)

3- Kung Fu Jungle: 2014
Kung Fu Jungle: 2014

Released from prison, a kung-fu expert (Donnie Yen) tries to help the police find a vicious serial killer (Wang Baoqiang) who targets martial-arts masters.

Initial release: 30 October 2014 (Singapore)

4- Iron Monkey: 1993
Iron Monkey: 1993

ron Monkey is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written and produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang, Jean Wang, Angie Tsang and Yuen Shun-yi. It is not related to the 1977 Hong Kong film of the same title.

Initial release: 3 September 1993 (Hong Kong)

5- Legend of the Wolf: 1996
Legend of the Wolf: 1996

A young man (Ben Lam) learns the story of a legendary hero (Donnie Yen) who lost his memory yet triumphed over adversity.

Initial release: 14 June 1997 (Hong Kong)

6- Flash Point: 2007
Flash Point: 2007

Sgt. Ma Jun (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong police officer with a reputation for violent behavior. He is determined to find and take down three powerful Triad drug dealers (Ray Lui, Collin Chou, Xing Yu). One of his fellow officers, Wilson (Louis Koo), is an experienced undercover agent working within the Triad gang. He and Jun agree to a partnership, but, when Wilson's cover is blown, Jun is forced to confront the gang the only way he knows how: with his fists.

Initial release: 26 July 2007 (Hong Kong)

7- Special ID: 2013
Special ID: 2013

An undercover cop (Donnie Yen) infiltrates one of China's most ruthless crime syndicates. He must risk everything to protect his family and his life after the boss (Collin Chou) vows to find and kill every traitor in his organization.

Initial release: October 2013 (China)

8- Kill Zone - S.P.L.: 2005
Kill Zone - S.P.L.: 2005

When Detective Chan (Simon Yam) learns he has a fatal brain tumor, he makes it his primary mission to put gangster boss Wong Po (Sammo Hung) away for good. At the same time, Detective Ma Kwun (Donnie Yen), a martial arts expert with a reputation for excessive force, joins Chan's unit as his eventual successor. After Wong's gang kills an undercover officer, Chan and his men alter a video to implicate the crime lord. Ma is not a party to this, but he nevertheless gets caught in the crossfire.

Initial release: 18 November 2005 (Hong Kong)

9- Iceman: The Time Traveller: 2018
Iceman: The Time Traveller: 2018

Warriors from imperial China awaken in modern-day Hong Kong after being frozen in time.

Initial release: 2 November 2018 (China)

10- Iron Monkey 2: 1996
Iron Monkey 2: 1996

Iron Monkey 2 is a 1996 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Chao Lu-jiang and featuring action choreography by Yuen Woo-ping. This film starred Donnie Yen as "Iron Monkey", a role played by Yu Rongguang in the 1993 film Iron Monkey, which also starred Yen, but in a different role.

Initial release: 24 April 1996 (Hong Kong)


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