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13 July 2008

Top 10 Jackie Chan Stunts This has made want to see some Jackie Chan movies. I've never seen a single one. Any recommendations for a Jackie Chan virgin?
"Shanghai Noon" with Owen Wilson
"Rush Hour" 1,2,3, with Chris Tucker

I love Jackie Chan, I think he's hysterical. Those movies are great for laughs, just enjoyable to watch. Plus you gotta stay at the end for the out-takes!
posted by redvixen 13 July | 18:47
Drunken Master and Drunken Master 2 are great films. There's plenty of fun Chan but those are truly great films.
posted by kodama 13 July | 18:48
I'll second the suggestions of the Drunken Master movies, and add Wheels On Meals. Wheels on Meals is a goofy fun movie with some stellar fight scenes and also stars legends Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Pretty much any of the Chan Hong Kong pictures of the late 70's and early 80s are worth seeing - even the mediocre ones have some amazing moments.

My favorite Jackie Chan sequence is probably the bicycle sequence in Project A, which is one of the most creative fight sequences ever.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 13 July | 19:36
Any of the ones mentioned in the top ten are worth watching, especially Who Am I? and First Strike.

Rumble in the Bronx is also a lot of fun.
posted by syntax 13 July | 19:56
Thanks treepour. That was great.
posted by netbros 13 July | 19:57
I first encountered him in "Who Am I" and just started renting and netflixing like crazy. Mr. Nice Guy isn't bad, but terrible acting. Police Story is great - I didn't know there were more! First Strike is good as well. OOOO! Project Condor.

I just might have to resubscribe to Netflix.
posted by lysdexic 13 July | 21:26
Drunken Master first. It's the Channiest.
posted by ethylene 13 July | 22:16
Drunken Master 2 is fab.
posted by gomichild 13 July | 22:44
Seconding Drunken Master and Rumble in the Bronx.
posted by Hellbient 14 July | 00:08
Thanks, all! Sounds like I'm going to have to start with Drunken Master, the title of which is especially appealing (you can be drunk AND a master! teach me, now!)
posted by treepour 14 July | 00:09
He was also in one of the Cannonball Run movies, teamed up with Jaws from the Bond films. Not super stunt-oriented, but definitely fun to watch.
posted by Eideteker 14 July | 07:06
He was also in one of the Cannonball Run movies

Sadly, that was my introduction to Jackie Chan. I vaguely recall him saying something (subtitled) along the lines of "these night vision goggles are the cat's pajamas" - which is where I'm assuming I started using the phrase "cat's pajamas" way too much.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 14 July | 08:39
Years ago when my son was small, we were watching some Jackie Chan movie. He turned to me and said, "You know, Mom, if you wanted to get married again - it would be okay with me if you married Jackie Chan. I wouldn't mind if he was my stepfather. Why don't you do that?"

Why indeed.
posted by mygothlaundry 14 July | 08:52
For absolute randomness there's "City Hunter." Odd because it's a kung fu movie based on a manga/anime series.

Now for the main reason to watch this movie:
If you ever wanted to see Jackie Chan do Chun-Li from Street Fighters cosplay and fight like her (as well as other Street Fighter characters), this is the movie you should watch. Or, you know, just Youtube that one particular scene or something.
posted by kkokkodalk 14 July | 15:26
Armor of God is really cool for amazing stunts and kung fu. Police Story 3 aka Supercop is also waaay up there as Michelle Yeoh is is in as well, does her own stunts and is as crazy as Jackie. For a great film starring Yeoh, see Wing Chun, in which she holds her own out numbered 40 to one. And is a professional tofu-balancer.
Drunken Master 1 and 2 are great, and Half a Loaf of Kung Fu is much better than you'd think it is!
Beware really early films, as he only has bit parts in them even though they're billed as Jackie Chan films.
posted by Zack_Replica 14 July | 22:13
Drunken Master 2, otherwise known as Legend of Drunken Master, is perhaps the pinnacle of Jackie's period Kung Fu films. It's so awesome and fantastic, it's awetastic!
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