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Jet Li
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Date of Birth: Apr 26, 1963

Country: China

Biography: Li made his film debut in Shaolin Temple, the movie that launched the Hong Kong martial arts craze of the 1980s. A plethora of very popular Hong Kong action flicks followed; by the mid-'90s, Once Upon a Time in China, Black Mask and The Defender were getting release, and notice, in America. Li made his U.S. debut as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4. Li first u.s. starring role in Romeo Must Die. His American films include Kiss of the Dragon, The One and Cradle 2 the Grave.

Total Titles at Criticker: 49 - You've Seen 49

Your Average Tiers: 0 (Actor), 0 (Director), 0 (Writer)

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Titles You've Ranked (49)
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Summary: In the Far East, trouble-seeking father-and-son duo Rick (Fraser) and Alex O'Connell (Ford) unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin (Li) -- a shape-shifting entity who was cursed by a wizard (Yeoh) centuries ago.
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The Master The Master (1992)
Summary: A young martial artist travels from China to America to visit his old master. Once in the US he is drawn into a conflict between his master and another disciple.
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Meltdown Meltdown (1995)
Summary: After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when The Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way.
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Dragons of the Orient Dragons of the Orient (1988)
Summary: A look at martial arts in China today, both in terms of classical styles and demonstrations, as well as actors in kung fu films.
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Dragon Fight Dragon Fight (1989)
Summary: Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tiger's plan to defect, an attempt to stop him fails and Jimmy ends up missing his flight to China. Now a fish out of water, Jimmy's only hope is Andy, a wisecracking youngster in L.A. Meanwhile, Tiger works for a mafia boss. (HKFlix)
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The Forbidden Kingdom The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Summary: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (imdb)
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The Warlords The Warlords (2007)
Summary: It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as The Blood Brothers. (imdb)
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Kids from Shaolin Kids from Shaolin (1984)
Summary: Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword... (imdb)
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War War (2007)
Summary: After his partner is brutally murdered by the infamous assassin Rogue, FBI agent Jack Crawford vows to find the elusive killer and personally avenge his partner's death. But Rogue proves untraceable until three years later, when he resurfaces to ignite a bloody turf war between Chinese mob leader Chang and Japanese Yakuza boss Shiro. Eager to capture Rogue once and for all, Crawford leads his team of crime specialists headlong into the conflict... (Lion's Gate)
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Hitman Hitman (1998)
Summary: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman." (imdb)
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The Evil Cult The Evil Cult (1993)
Summary: A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords -- and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder (yup!), serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying. (imdb)
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The Expendables The Expendables (2010)
Summary: Barney (Sylvester Stallone) leads a ragtag band of hired guns charged with overthrowing a South American despot, a job no official military unit is willing to touch. But once on the ground, the team learns there's more to the mission than they were told. Their next move determines whether they survive -- or are, indeed, expendable.
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The Founding of a Republic The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Summary: The rise of the Great Chinese Republic, step by step, day by day.
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The Expendables 3 The Expendables 3 (2014)
Summary: Barney and his team, known as "The Expendables", come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. (imdb)
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Cause: The Birth of Hero Cause: The Birth of Hero (2002)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: The movie follows director Zhang Yimou as he is preparing to make the movie Hero. (imdb)
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League of Gods League of Gods (2016)
Summary: Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Feng Shen Yan Yi (The Investiture of the Gods), the story tells of how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the wiles of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.
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Guardians of Martial Arts Guardians of Martial Arts (2017)  - Short Film
Summary: AKA On That Night... While We Dream; Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the some words hiding between the green grass. He closes his eyes and the duel with different martial arts masters begins. (imdb)
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Badges of Fury Badges of Fury (2013)
Summary: Badges Of Fury, a crime thriller featuring one hell of a martial arts trio with Jet Li (needs no introduction), Collin Chou (The Matrix Reloaded, Flashpoint) and Wu Jing (SPL / Kill Zone) (imdb)
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This Is Kung Fu This Is Kung Fu (1987)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Documentary featuring scenes of hand-to-hand and combat with weapons. (imdb)
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Ocean Heaven Ocean Heaven (2010)
Summary: Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.
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The Sorcerer and the White Snake The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Summary: Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul. (imdb)
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The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Summary: The setting is Ming Dynasty during the reign of Chenghua (1465-1487). The court is controlled by imperial eunuchs who consolidate their power by joining either the East or West Bureaus, organs of oppression and espionage whose in-fighting resembles that of the SA and SS in Nazi Germany. Wan Yulou (Gordon Liu), an enforcer of the East Bureau, is dispatched to execute Can Qianzhi, Minister of Five Armies. (mubi.com)
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Da ba gua Da ba gua (1992)
Summary: Fung shui expert takes us on a tour of HK and points out all the buildings and what causes either their good or bad fung shui.
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Born to Defense Born to Defense (1986)
Summary: Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people. (imdb)
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Fearless Fearless (2006)
Summary: This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (imdb)
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Martial Arts of Shaolin Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Summary: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration... (imdb)
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The Shaolin Temple The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Summary: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital... (imdb)
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Swordsman II Swordsman II (1992)
Summary: With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990) (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Summary: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China II Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Summary: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (imdb)
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Fist of Legend Fist of Legend (1994)
Summary: In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. (imdb)
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Romeo Must Die Romeo Must Die (2000)
Summary: In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. (imdb)
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Hero Hero (2002)
Summary: The time: two thousand years ago. The place: the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty. The story: the soon-to-be First Emperor of China is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land. Three opponents are determined to assassinate him and one loyal subject stands in their way. (Miramax)
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Kiss of the Dragon Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Summary: Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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Lethal Weapon 4 Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Summary: The "Lethal" quartet (Gibson, Glover, Russo and Pesci) is joined by junior detective Lee Butters (Rock), as the team struggles to unravel a series of crimes involving immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting. (Warner Bros.)
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The One The One (2001)
Summary: A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills. (imdb)
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Last Hero in China Last Hero in China (1993)
Summary: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme... (imdb)
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The Legend 2 The Legend 2 (1993)
Summary: The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are... (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China III Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
Summary: Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest... (imdb)
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Legend of the Red Dragon Legend of the Red Dragon (1994)
Summary: A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China and America Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Summary: The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high (imdb)
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Unleashed Unleashed (2005)
Summary: A man raised into behaving like a dog, escapes from his captor to start a new life, who seeks to reclaim him because of his unnatural martial arts skills that are triggered when unleashed. (imdb)
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The Enforcer The Enforcer (1995)
Summary: The amazing Jet Li plays a cop whose job keeps him from attending his son's junior kung fu competitions. When sent undercover to infiltrate the gang of a brutal mob boss, his arrest--part of his cover story--exposes his son to humiliation in school. Meanwhile, his wife falls deeper into illness... (IMDB)
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Black Mask Black Mask (1996)
Summary: A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero. (imdb)
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The Legend The Legend (1993)
Summary: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions (imdb)
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Tai Chi Master Tai Chi Master (1993)
Summary: Jet Li was a monk in Shaolin. In a friendly competition for a higher place in Shaolin, he was betrayed... (imdb)
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The Defender The Defender (1994)
Summary: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government... (imdb)
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Dr. Wai in the Scripture with No Words Dr. Wai in the Scripture with No Words (1996)
Summary: A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers. (imdb)
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Cradle 2 the Grave Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Summary: America's gritty hip-hop ethos collides with the poetic intensity of Hong Kong cinema in the action thriller Cradle 2 the Grave, an explosive fusion of Eastern martial arts and Western street culture. (Warner Bros.)