Michelle Yeoh is a gift that keeps on giving. This 59-year-old Malaysian star is one of the most recognizable action film stars in Hollywood, and, sometimes, I feel like she doesn’t get enough of her flowers as she’s proven she deserves. With the arrival of her latest film Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022), we have another chance to celebrate this shining star.
Here are my Top 5 movies from Michelle Yeoh’s over 30 years acting career.
The Heroic Trio (1993)
Michelle Yeoh stars as one-thrid of the titular trio. The movie was daring, entertaining, and well-received by fans and critics.
Three superheroines discover a villain’s plot to mould kidnapped children into bloodthirsty world leaders.
Tai Chi Master (1993)
If you’re a fan of Hong Kong martial arts movies, then you most likely have seen Tai Chi Master. It was popular back in the day. The story follows two Shaolin monks – one placid and humble, the other fiery and competitive – who are expelled from their temple after a false accusation of cheating. They embark on two radically different paths before being reunited when one betrays the other and nearly kills him in combat. While recuperating, the more balanced monk discovers the power of the slow, graceful martial art of t’ai chi.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
A large chunk of American movie lovers got introduced to Michelle Yeoh when she starred as Wai Lin, a Bond girl.
In this movie, James Bond sets out to prevent a media baron, Elliot Carver, from waging a war between China and the United Kingdom, and Yeoh’s Wai Lin is one of the people who help him succeed.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
This movie is widely considered a masterpiece by many and Yeoh was one of the contributors to its stellar acting performances. The story follows a warrior and his lover’s attempt to recover Green Destiny, his stolen sword. Chow Yun-Fat and Zhang Ziyi co-star alongside Michelle Yeoh.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Anyone hoping to marry into a family (of considerable status) hopes to not get a mother-in-law like Michelle Yeoh’s Eleanor Young. Poor Rachel had to work twice as had to win the woman’s heart, and the whole antagonistic sequence was twice as believable because of Yeoh’s stellar performance.
Bonus: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)
This is Michelle Yeoh’s latest movie, and everyone seems to be loving it with some calling it the multiversal story away from the MCU.
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
What’s your favourite Michelle Yeoh movie? Let me know in the comments.