In the entertainment industry, 2022 was the year of comebacks and second chances, particularly for performers. Brendon Fraser and Ke Huy Quan, two Oscar winners, are on this list. But that’s not all; it was also the year that certain actors, who had worked in the industry for a number of years, finally received the respect they deserved. Michelle Yeoh co-starred with Quan in Everything Everywhere All At Once as the lead character’s wife.
Michelle Yeoh, who was born in Malaysia, became well-known around the world in action and genre films in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Many people adore the actress, including some who have recently discovered her and some longtime followers. Her training in dancing really aided her in the action scenes, particularly where martial arts were included, which is relevant to the majority of her films. Many people went back to see her earlier work after her recent Oscar nomination and triumph for her performance as Evelyn in Everything Everywhere All At Once this year.
These are her top 12 films, as listed by the Rotten Tomatoes review website.
Table Of Content
- 1 Boss Level – 73%
- 2 Crazy Rich Asians – 91%
- 3 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – 98%
- 4 Executioners – 80%
- 5 Everything Everywhere All At Once – 93%
- 6 Far North – 86%
- 7 Kung Fu Panda 2 – 81%
- 8 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy – 89%
- 9 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 91%
- 10 Sunshine – 76%
- 11 Tai Chi Master – 86%
- 12 The Heroic Trio – 80%
Boss Level – 73%
at Boss Level 12In Hulu Boss Level, Frank Grillo plays Roy Pulver, a former special forces operative who finds himself in a loop the day of his death. That isn’t enough, though, because he is being pursued by a bunch of assassins who want to keep him from leaving the group. Yeoh is an auxiliary figure in Pulver’s story. The actress performs the role of Dai Feng, the woman who instructs Pulver how to use a sword. The narrative and plot of the film are based on videogame techniques and sci-fi elements. Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson are also included in the cast.
Crazy Rich Asians – 91%
The enjoyable love movie Crazy Rich Asians allows for social critique. The film is an adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s book of the same name. It tells the tale of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), who is meeting her boyfriend Nick Young’s (Henry Golding) family for the first time. Rachel didn’t realise he was immensely affluent, which was very different from her upbringing, and she also didn’t know he was her boyfriend. Yeoh portrays Eleanor, the lead character’s potential mother-in-law, who is dissatisfied with her son’s choice to wed her.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – 98%
The film that launched Tawain Ange Lee’s career in the US and ranked highest on Michelle Yeoh’s portfolio was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This historical drama takes place in China in the 19th century, during the Qing Dynasty. In order to keep it secure, Master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) offers his lover Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) his sword. They must go out on an incredible expedition to find the sword after it has been stolen. There are numerous martial arts scenes in the film, which were lauded for their extraordinary beauty.
Executioners – 80%
In Executioners, which takes place ten years after The Heroic Trio and in a totally different context from the original action movie, a nuclear explosion decimated Hong Kong and left the city in total disarray. The search for drinkable water has made the locals more desperate, mostly because the explosion has tainted the water. The primary water company’s boss, Mr. Kim (Anthony Wong), who controls the government, will be fought by the three female characters from the first film.
Everything Everywhere All At Once – 93%
Everything Everywhere All at Once starring Michelle Yeoh.Everything At Once, Everywhere, A24 The A24 film not only shocked the world but also won the majority of the 95th Academy Awards earlier this year. Yeoh portrays Evelyn, the movie’s main heroine, a miserable mother and company owner who is dissatisfied with her decisions in life. Yeoh performed admirably and was honoured with her first Best Actress Oscar for the part. Due to the multiverse theme of the film, the actress also had to portray various Evelyn characters, each of which had their own internal and external challenges. Her career’s worth of aspects are combined in the story, including fantastic martial arts action scenes and a strong sci-fi theme.
Far North – 86%
Far North is a blend of crime, superstition, and survival set in the harsh Arctic environment. The Shaman predicts Saiva (Yeoh) will be evil from the moment of her birth and will bring about the destruction of those who come into contact with her. Based on a short story by Sara Maitland, the film. Michelle performs alongside Sean Bean and Michelle Krusiec, a fellow Chinese actress.
Kung Fu Panda 2 – 81%
Kung Fu Panda 2 is one of the few voice-acting films Yeoh has performed in during her career. Kung Fu Panda is a tribute to early martial arts films. The majority of the actress’s films were influenced by these classics. Yeoh, the goat with the gift of second sight, foretells the future by means of his prophecies. The four-picture series’ sole appearance of the character was in this film.
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy – 89%
This is the fourth entry in the Ip Man action film series. Yuen Woo-ping also served as the film’s director; it is in Chinese. The director has a strong action filmography, including Kill Bill 2 where he served as a martial arts advisor. Yeoh plays Tso Ngan Kwan, going the antagonistic path. Kwan becomes the anti-hero because her major objective is to use illegal tactics to establish her gang as a legitimate enterprise.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 91%
Yeoh has a long history in action films, so it was inevitable that she would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More than just introducing a new character to the narrative, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings enlarged the superhero universe on screen and is regarded as a significant cultural milestone. Yeoh plays Ying Nan, a supporting role in the film but one that is very important to the plot since she guards Ta Lo, a dimension where the Dweller-In-Darkness and the Soul Eaters reside.
Sunshine – 76%
Sunshine fits well with Yeoh’s history of sci-fi films, which is a frequent theme throughout his career. Eight men and women travel into the future to try to stop the sun from dying and putting an end to life on Earth. Corazon, the character played by the actress, is a biologist who looks after the “oxygen garden.” She discussed how she battled for her job in The Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable because it was originally written for a male. She demanded more variety in the cast and claimed that the effort to save Earth will involve people from all around the world rather than only Russians and Americans.
Tai Chi Master – 86%
The Chinese action flick Tai Chi Master almost serves as Michelle Yeoh’s signature style. The tale is a fictionalised account of how the martial art of Tai Chi, which features more graceful movements than most martial arts, was created. Taoism is the source of Tai Chi, which emphasises the harmony of diametrically opposed natural forces. This is demonstrated through the movie’s main characters and their pivotal conflict. Yeoh portrays the boxer Sin-Liu, who is searching for her kidnapped spouse. The actress has worked with Woo-Ping Yuen on a few films throughout her career; he directed the movie.
The Heroic Trio – 80%
The action-packed Chinese novel The Heroic Trio is set in Hong Kong. Although it contains a hint of the lunacy present in more vintage action films, it deals with Hong Kong’s criminal underworld. Yeoh plays the Invisible Woman, a supporter of Evil Master (Yen Shi-Kwan), the antagonist. Her responsibility is to steal infants and deliver them to the Evil Master, who will raise them into unbeatable troops. But the Invisible Woman gets back in touch with Thief Catcher (Maggie Cheung) and Wonder Woman, her martial sister (Anita Mui). They decide to work together to vanquish the Evil Master.
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