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1. Cobra Kai (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.

Stars: Xolo Maridueña, Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler

Votes: 36,132

2. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 339,326 | Gross: $229.02M

3. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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69 Metascore

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 923,415 | Gross: $70.10M

4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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58 Metascore

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Votes: 252,375 | Gross: $404.52M

5. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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83 Metascore

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 629,463 | Gross: $66.21M

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 395,029 | Gross: $206.46M

7. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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60 Metascore

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 160,533 | Gross: $90.82M

8. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 199,213

9. Mile 22 (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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38 Metascore

A small team of elite American intelligence officers, part of a top-secret tactical command unit, try to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of Indonesia.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich

Votes: 52,930 | Gross: $36.11M

10. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2020)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 40,509

11. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.2
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42 Metascore

Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu

Votes: 79,433 | Gross: $44.90M

12. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 56,425 | Gross: $30.05M

13. Pan (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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36 Metascore

Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara

Votes: 56,530 | Gross: $35.09M

14. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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23 Metascore

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen

Votes: 185,516 | Gross: $55.70M

15. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Du-Hui Jiang, Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins

Votes: 67,532

16. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 230,200 | Gross: $70.09M

17. The Expendables 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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35 Metascore

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 158,581 | Gross: $39.32M

18. Mortal Kombat (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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58 Metascore

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 94,918 | Gross: $70.45M

19. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 103,640

20. Blade: Trinity (2004)

R | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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38 Metascore

Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey, Ryan Reynolds

Votes: 157,856 | Gross: $52.41M

21. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Du-Hui Jiang, Kate Higgins

Votes: 58,216

22. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

3.8
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Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Xiaoming Huang, Jesse Metcalfe

Votes: 22,404

23. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 223,325 | Gross: $141.15M

24. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

The movie, based on Marvel Comics, will focus on Shang-Chi; 'The Master of Kung-Fu'.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Awkwafina, Simu Liu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

25. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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Walker and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the Great State of Texas.

Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 14,046

26. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 189,108 | Gross: $82.35M

27. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 242,037 | Gross: $128.08M

28. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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33 Metascore

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor

Votes: 187,668 | Gross: $131.14M

29. Rush Hour 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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44 Metascore

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 143,567 | Gross: $140.13M

30. The Cannonball Run (1981)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.2
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28 Metascore

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 30,917 | Gross: $72.18M

31. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

Votes: 83,117 | Gross: $24.41M

32. Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.6
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39 Metascore

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet

Votes: 91,626 | Gross: $24.85M

33. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 118,384 | Gross: $17.11M

34. Ninja Assassin (2009)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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34 Metascore

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris, Joon Lee

Votes: 65,248 | Gross: $38.11M

35. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 70,414 | Gross: $11.81M

36. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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52 Metascore

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 170,434 | Gross: $125.33M

37. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 89,861 | Gross: $25.00M

38. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.2
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36 Metascore

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 44,943 | Gross: $38.96M

39. Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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48 Metascore

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 187,903 | Gross: $226.16M

40. Abduction (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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25 Metascore

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jake Andolina

Votes: 73,161 | Gross: $28.09M

41. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 40,711

42. Double Impact (1991)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime

5.6
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Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Corinna Everson

Votes: 35,452 | Gross: $30.10M

43. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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34 Metascore

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 44,022 | Gross: $84.22M

44. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 79,739 | Gross: $24.01M

45. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 78,237 | Gross: $36.30M

46. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 198,006

47. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | 95 min | Action

5.4
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51 Metascore

On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Director: RZA | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, RZA

Votes: 58,663 | Gross: $15.63M

48. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 59,781 | Gross: $60.53M

49. Shanghai Knights (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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58 Metascore

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 95,127 | Gross: $60.48M

50. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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57 Metascore

A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Juana Collignon

Votes: 97,632 | Gross: $52.08M



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