I just realized I don’t have many lists of “best actors”, “best actresses”, or “best directors” to draw from when I’m looking for great movie marathon candidates. American Movie Classics to the rescue! They have the greatest 50 actors, actresses, and directors of all time.
From reading the lists, I’ve already realized that I’ve never seen a film by Bette Davis.
I took a few of the “Jackie Chan Best Of” lists and merged them as best I could into one 24-hour Jackie Chan movie marathon. All of the lists out there agreed on maybe about five movies. However, all of the movies you see below was on at least one list, so I think you can spend your 24 hours in confidence that you are getting the best Jackie has to offer! Enjoy!
My take: An evil clan is all evil and stuff. Jackie Chan is a humble janitor taught by a humble beggar / martial arts master. Will the underdog triumph? I suppose it depends on how well the evil clan is managed. Do they have a good corporate training program and benefits? Find out!
My take: Jackie Chan loses his honor in a dance competition and must redeem himself by saving his brother, who has fallen into a life of crime. Its “Bring it On” meets the prodigal son. But with slapstick kung fu action.
My take: Strangely enough, Jackie Chan singlehandedly beating up a legion of bad guys is frowned upon by his police superiors, and he is busted down to traffic cop. That is probably where most of this story is focused: Jackie Chan writing tickets.
My take: Jackie Chan is an expert in Drunken Boxing style Kung Fu. This has to be one of the most amusing fighting style names ever. Someone should invent “Drunken Gymnast” style Kung Fu quick to top this!