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Top 10 Jackie Chan Movies of the 21st Century

Updated: Jun 5


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Jackie Chan is a name synonymous with martial arts brilliance, comedic timing, and innovative stunt work. Since the 2000s, Jackie has continued to charm audiences worldwide with his unique blend of action and humor. Here are the top 10 Jackie Chan movies post-2000, each with an IMDb rating above 6/10 and solid Rotten Tomatoes scores.


1. Police Story: Lockdown (2013)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Genre: Action, Thriller

Positives: Intense action sequences; gritty and dramatic tone; strong performance by Chan.

Negatives: Somewhat predictable plot; less comedic than previous entries.

Personal Review: This darker and more serious take on the Police Story franchise showcases Jackie Chan’s versatility as an actor, delivering solid action and emotional depth.


2. The Foreigner (2017)

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Genre: Action, Thriller

Positives: Gripping storyline; intense and realistic action; strong supporting cast, including Pierce Brosnan.

Negatives: Pacing issues in the middle act; some political subplots can be convoluted.

Personal Review: Jackie Chan shines in a more serious and dramatic role, proving his acting chops in a thrilling narrative about revenge and political intrigue.


3. Kung Fu Yoga (2017)

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Positives: Entertaining blend of action and comedy; stunning locations; fun, light-hearted tone.

Negatives: Silly plot; CGI-heavy action sequences may not appeal to all fans.

Personal Review: While not critically acclaimed, "Kung Fu Yoga" is an enjoyable romp featuring Jackie Chan’s signature humor and exciting action, perfect for a fun movie night.


4. CZ12 (2012)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Positives: Inventive stunts; light-hearted and fun; impressive action choreography.

Negatives: Thin plot; some jokes fall flat.

Personal Review: Jackie Chan's return to the "Armour of God" series is a nostalgic and entertaining action-adventure filled with the kind of stunts that made him famous.


5. The Myth (2005)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Positives: Unique blend of historical and modern elements; strong chemistry between Jackie and co-star Kim Hee-seon; breathtaking action scenes.

Negatives: Disjointed narrative; special effects are hit-or-miss.

Personal Review: "The Myth" combines Jackie Chan’s martial arts prowess with a fantasy adventure, creating a visually striking film with an engaging story, despite some flaws.


6. Rob-B-Hood (2006)

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Positives: Heartwarming story; strong comedic elements; great chemistry among the cast.

Negatives: Somewhat predictable plot; occasionally uneven pacing.

Personal Review: "Rob-B-Hood" is a delightful blend of comedy, action, and drama, showcasing Jackie Chan’s softer side while still delivering on the action fans expect.


7. Chinese Zodiac (2012)

• IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Positives: High-energy action scenes; classic Jackie Chan stunts; globe-trotting adventure.

Negatives: Weak plot; some humor feels forced.

Personal Review: A spiritual successor to the "Armour of God" series, "Chinese Zodiac" is a fun and action-packed film that highlights Jackie Chan’s enduring physical prowess and charisma.


8. Skiptrace (2016)

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Positives: Great chemistry between Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville; entertaining action-comedy elements; picturesque locations.

Negatives: Formulaic plot; some jokes may not land.

Personal Review: "Skiptrace" pairs Jackie Chan with Johnny Knoxville in a buddy comedy that’s full of laughs and thrilling action sequences, despite its predictable storyline.


9. Shaolin (2011)

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Genre: Action, Drama

Positives: Emotional and powerful story; excellent martial arts choreography; strong ensemble cast.

Negatives: Some historical inaccuracies; melodramatic at times.

Personal Review: "Shaolin" is a beautifully shot film with a compelling story of redemption and brotherhood, featuring Jackie Chan in a supporting but memorable role.


10. Dragon Blade (2015)

• IMDb Rating : 6.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Positives: Epic battle scenes; strong international cast; ambitious story.

Negatives: Overly complex plot; uneven pacing.

Personal Review: Despite its flaws, "Dragon Blade" is an ambitious historical epic that offers thrilling action and a unique story, with Jackie Chan delivering a commendable performance.


Conclusion:

Jackie Chan continues to captivate audiences with his boundless energy, unique comedic style, and unparalleled action sequences. These ten films showcase his versatility as an actor and his enduring appeal across different genres. Whether you're looking for intense thrillers, light-hearted comedies, or epic adventures, Jackie Chan’s post-2000 filmography offers something for every action movie enthusiast.

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