When a Chuck Norris movie hits the box office, it always seems to be a hit. The epic fight scenes from this action star, who has a black belt in martial arts, know how to entertain an audience. If you are looking for the best movies that star Mr. Norris, then you have come to the right place. Check out this list of 15+ best Chuck Norris movies to put on your watch list.
Best Chuck Norris Movies
The Delta Force (1986)
Plot: Five years after Maj. Scott McCoy resigned from the U.S. Delta Force due to bureaucracy issues, he returns with Col. Alexander to take down Lebanese terrorists who have hijacked a Boeing 707. Terrorist leader Abdul Rifi takes the crew and passengers hostage as he reroutes the plane to Beirut. When McCoy and Alexander attempt to save the hostages once the plane lands, they are forced to battle a group of terrorists that’s larger than expected. Directed by Menahem Golan.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Robert Forster, Bo Svenson
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Plot: Texas ranger J.J. McQuade likes to work by himself, until a Latino state trooper, Kayo Ramos, needs his help to find out who hijacked a U.S. Army convoy and hurt Ramos’ daughter. With the help of FBI agent Jackson, the team tracks down drug trafficker and arms dealer Rawley Wilkes. After Wilkes kills a federal agent, McQuade battles the criminal using all of his skills and training, including guns and martial arts.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Robert Beltran, Leon Isaac Kennedy, David Carradine
Code of Silence (1985)
Plot: Chicago cop Sgt. Eddie Cusack and his team stake out a drug exchange involving notorious bad guy drug czar Luis Comacho. Cusack is caught off guard, however, when rival Mafia kingpin Tony Luna and his disguised crew show up, unleash a torrent of gunfire on Comacho’s crew and make off with both cash and cocaine. Now Cusack must fight both gangs — and corruption in his own department — in order to stop the drug war. Directed by Andrew Davis.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Mike Genovese
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Plot: An American Martial Artist master travels from Hong Kong to Rome to protect a family and its Chinese restaurant from a gang of thugs. Directed by Bruce Lee.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Nora Miao
Silent Rage (1982)
Plot: Sheriff Dan Stevens kills a murderer whose body is then donated to science. Three doctors operate on the body using a revolutionary drug that not only brings the criminal back to life but also gives him super-human powers. When the resurrected man begins to kill again, the sheriff faces the difficult task of hunting him down.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Jay De Plano, Brian Libby
Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
Plot: Former soldier John T. Booker, who is now a teacher, takes a leave of absence when he learns his friends from Vietnam are mysteriously dying. Booker, who was part of an elite unit in the war called the Black Tigers, starts visiting his Army buddies to try to warn them that they are in danger. As more Black Tigers are killed, Booker connects the murder spree to a high-ranking Vietnamese official who is working with a U.S. politician.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, James Franciscus, Anne Archer
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Plot: Retired CIA agent Matt Hunter is forced back into the business when a villain from his past re-emerges. Soviet Mikhail Rostov, a terrorist whom Matt once caught, wants to exact revenge. After failing to find Matt at his Everglades home, Rostov and his army of Communist guerrillas begin carrying out terrorist acts all over southern Florida. Millions of innocent lives are at risk, and it’s up to Matt, the National Guard and the FBI to save them.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch, Melissa Prophet
A Force of One (1979)
Plot: When local Californian police find themselves powerless against the spread of drugs they call in a Vietnam veteran and karate champ to instruct them in the martial arts. However, when his son is killed by the local mob for knowing too much, he decides to take on the drugs barons himself.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Jennifer O’Neill, Bill Wallace
Missing in Action (1984)
Plot: Colonel James Braddock survives a brutal stint in a Vietnamese POW camp, but he believes that even after the Vietnam war ends enemy forces are still secretly holding American POWs captive. Eventually, he is tapped by the president to go overseas and search for U.S. soldiers who went missing years ago. Once in Saigon, Braddock learns that his suspicions are correct, so he teams up with reckless fellow veteran Tuck and stages a violent rescue mission in the jungle.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, Lenore Kasdorf
The Octagon (1980)
Plot: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless archnemesis, McCarn, is involved with the stealthy and dangerous criminals, he is eager to settle old scores. Soon Scott is facing off against McCarn and the entire ninja horde in an effort to take them all down.
Star Cast: Mr. Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Plot: While Colonel James Braddock was serving in Vietnam, he fell in love with a woman named Lin Tan Cang. However, he thought her to be dead and returned to the United States without her. Years later, Braddock is told that Lin is alive — along with her son that he fathered. Acting against a direct order from the CIA, and with the help of a foreign missionary, he returns to Vietnam to find his family, taking on a communist general along the way.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Miki Kim, Yehuda Efroni, Aki Aleong
An Eye For An Eye (1981)
Plot: Sean Kane is a San Francisco undercover cop whose partner is murdered by an Oriental drug ring. When his superiors takes him off the case, Kane quits his job at the police force and sets out to exact revenge.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Terry Kiser
Mission in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Plot: Ten years after being captured by sadistic Vietnamese Col. Yin in 1972, Colonel Braddock and his men are still prisoners deep in the jungle. Resigned to being abandoned by his government, Capt. David Nester has become Yin’s henchman, while the rest of the soldiers remain strong. Despite constant torture, Braddock refuses to sign a confession of cowardice, biding his time until he can escape and take revenge.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Oh Soon-tek, Steven Williams
Plot: Treasure hunters Max Donigan and Leo Porter are hired by a woman to travel to Central America to retrieve an ancient and priceless treasure.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson
Plot: Barry Gabrewski is a troubled and bullied asthmatic boy who lives with his widowed father, Jerry, in Houston, Texas. A loner, Barry has vivid daydreams about being Chuck Norris’ sidekick, and about battling against Norris’ movie enemies.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis
Slaughter in San Francisco (1974)
Plot: After an incident at the police department, policeman Wong Dong is suspended from duty and sentenced to prison; after his release, Dong starts a campaign of revenge that leads him up to the boss of a gangster organisation.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Sylvia Chang, Chuck Boyd
Breaker! Breaker! (1977)
Plot: Tough guy trucker J.D. Dawes drives his big rig to a little desert town and smack into the middle of a cesspool of criminality — all to rescue his brother, Billy, who has been kidnapped. But the perpetrators are not ordinary criminals. A wicked public servant, Judge Joshua Trimmings, runs the town and especially hates truckers. The judge and his minions do their best to break Dawes down. But Dawes retaliates with swift, severe vengeance.
Star Cast: Chuck Norris, Michael Augenstein, George Murdock