The Michelle Yeoh Movie Everyone Needs To See And You Can Stream It Right Now

Michelle Yeoh's breakout film Supercop is streaming on The Criterion Channel.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

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After Everything, Everywhere, All At Once completely swept the floor at the 2023 Academy Awards, including a Best Actress win for Michelle Yeoh, fans of the actress might wonder where else they can see this kung fu queen in action. While the action star has 11 projects in the works, including a part in all upcoming Avatar movies and will be playing Madame Morrible in the highly anticipated Wicked film adaptation, fans who want to see Yeoh in her current filmography can watch one of Yeoh’s earlier films, Police Story 3: Supercop, which is available to stream on The Criterion Channel.

If you’ve never heard of Police Story 3: Supercop, it might be because it was released as just Supercop in the US when this crime action comedy hit theaters in 1992. Supercop stars Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, and the crown prince of martial arts himself, Jackie Chan. The film is the third in the Police Story franchise and the first not to be directed by Chan but with First Strike director Stanely Tong at the helm instead.

Supercop is an action blockbuster with the “greatest stunts ever filmed in any movie ever,” according to Quentin Tarantino. In the film, Jackie Chan returns as the Hong Kong detective, Inspector Chan Ka Kui, and Michelle Yeoh plays his female counterpart, Inspector Jessica Yang. While Yeoh wasn’t in the first two Police Story films, Maggie Cheung reprises her role from the previous movies as Chan’s girlfriend, May.

Supercop follows Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh as they work together as a team to take down an infamous international drug ring. As usual in a Jackie Chan movie, action, real stunts, and hilarity ensue. The film was extremely well-received and boasts a “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotton Tomatoes

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Although Michelle Yeoh trained as a ballerina in her youth and has never had any official martial arts training, the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress performed all of her own stunts for Supercop. The movie ended up being so popular that a spin-off was made starring Yeoh’s character, with Chan only making a minor appearance. Unfortunately, 1993’s Supercop 2 wasn’t nearly as well received as the first, gaining 60 percent approval from critics and a lousy 41 percent approval from fans. 

Supercop was Michelle Yeoh’s sixth film in her now abundant filmography of 59 titles. While it isn’t her most well-known movie anymore, Yeoh’s acting and stunts have been critically acclaimed, making Supercop one of the must-see films for every Yeoh fan. 

2022 was a big growth year for Michelle Yeoh. The actress was featured in five projects, including the 144-time award-winning (when accumulating every award show it contended at) Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. She also starred in The Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origins, Netflix’s fantasy series The School of Good and Evil, and the two animated movies, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank and Minions: The Rise of Gru

Michelle Yeoh currently has 11 projects in the works, including the aforementioned Avatar movies and Wicked, as well as a Disney+ adaptation of the graphic novel, An American Born Chinese and the drama crime mystery, A Haunting in Venice.