Country: China
Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Charlie Cho

When Police Story made it into the 1986 edition of the New York Film Festival, international star Jackie Chan officially entered the American lexicon. The actor/director/action icon's breakthrough film, Police Story represents Chan's primary strength at its absolute best: his ability to marry masterful stunt work with daring physical comedy.

The fearless performer crashes through glass, engages in brutal hand-to-hand combat, and even takes a few pies to the mug, yet, throughout all of Police Story's adrenaline-packed silliness, he always keeps the tonal focus on audience enjoyment, never bruising grittiness.