5 Michelle Yeoh Movies to Watch ‘All At Once’.
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh – Malaysia’s pride and joy – made history at the 95th Academy Awards as the first Asian actress to win Best Actress. Yeoh’s captivating performance in “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” earned her the honour of becoming the first Malaysian-born actress to accept an Oscar award.
As we all know, 2023 is undoubtedly a monumental year for Michelle Yeoh, as she collected an array of awards for her stellar career. In February, she won Best Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, once again becoming the first Asian woman in history to receive the award. In January, the remarkable actress was also awarded Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes.
Over the years, Michelle Yeoh has consistently portrayed strong female roles in her films. During her Oscar acceptance speech, she dedicated her success to her mother and delivered an empowering message for other ladies, advising them not to let anyone tell them that they are past their prime. As she previously said while accepting her SAG Award trophy, “This is not just for me, this is for every little girl who looks like me.”
With a career spanning four decades and over 50 films to her name, the Ipoh-born actress established herself in the industry remarkably. It seems that she is almost incapable of delivering a poor performance. Michelle Yeoh has successfully transitioned from cinematic martial arts films to carrying complex roles that showcase her acting skills. This was greatly demonstrated in her recent work in ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.’
Thus, if you haven’t seen the film yet, that should be the first on your binge-watch list.
Here are the best Michelle Yeoh’s movies to watch now
1. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
This is a metaphysical multiverse comedy film that will keep you captivated. Michelle Yeoh played Evelyn Wang, a struggling Asian American immigrant, who travels through parallel universe versions of her life to prevent an existential threat. All at once, exposing her family rifts. This film is an excellent blend of science fiction, fantasy, and surreal comedy.
‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ received seven of the eleven Academy Award nominations, breaking the record for the most awards given to a single film. Among them include trophies for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and many others.
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Michelle Yeoh’s talent for martial arts films is put on full display in this movie. ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ helped cement her position as one of the most talented actors of her time. The film is based on Wang Dulu’s novel of the same name. Michelle Yeoh plays Yu Shu Lien, a warrior on the hunt for a stolen sword. This international hit features stunning action scenes and cinematography, suitable for those who love adrenaline-fueled excitement and breathtaking visuals.
3. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
In this book-to-film adaptation based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel, Michelle Yeoh appears as the supporting actress, Elanor Young, a member of a wealthy Singapore family who opposes her son’s relationship. Her character is presented as an Asian woman with a tough-as-nails mentality. Set against the stunning backdrops of Malaysia and Singapore, the movie explores the themes of family, culture, and social class. The romantic comedy is a must-watch for all audiences and is well-known for its groundbreaking Asian representation in Hollywood.
4. Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)
In this action-packed film, Michelle Yeoh co-starred alongside Jackie Chan as Inspector Jessica Yang, a fierce and skilled police officer. The film follows them on their mission to bring down a drug lord in Mainland China. The versatile actress demonstrated her martial arts skills in this film showcasing her talent in the Hong Kong film industry. Enjoy the hand-to-hand fights and stunts performed by Michelle Yeoh herself in this action comedy drama.
5. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
For Marvel enthusiasts, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is a must-watch. As part of the Marvel superhero series, this movie features Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, a mystical warrior who helps the main character, Shang-Chi, in his mission to stop the head of the Ten Rings organisation. Her whimsical character exhibit the range of her acting abilities. What’s more, this film is yet another defining moment for Asian representation in Hollywood. If you’re looking to dive back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this movie is the perfect option for you.