Here are five of the best Lucy Liu movies. One of the most beloved TV and movie actresses today, Liu went from being stuck in "ethnic" roles to holding her own as a leading lady in TV and movies. Liu brings constant energy to the screen and has proved she can handle comedy as well as drama and action.
- "Lucky Number Slevin" (2006). Hands down one of her best performances backed by the incredible performances of the rest of a star studded cast. This film was more indie then most of her previous work but Liu was a pure delight to watch as the innocent neighbor girl that gets sucked into things because she falls for her mysterious new neighbor. Definitely Liu’s best movie.
- "Kill Bill" (2003). Another film where Liu shows off her butt-kicking skills. You almost feel sorry for her character after learning about her childhood, but then the ice cold soul shows through and you're back to cheering for Uma. But the fact that you were moved for just that second shows Liu’s acting chops and hands down one of Liu’s best movies.
- "Charlie’s Angels" (2000). Despite the fact that these were decent, at least entertaining movies, Liu was hands down the best reason to watch. Her slightly neurotic rich girl who's trying to keep her secret life a secret from her father and loving boyfriend isn’t a new character, but it’s one Liu plays with aplomb, making it one of Liu’s best movies.
"Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" (2002). Her first real leading role, Liu shows off her butt-kicking skills as Sever, a rouge government agent who must team up with her sworn enemy. Though admittedly there’s little plot to the movie, the action sequences are worth the watch, making it one of the Liu’s most entertaining movies.
- "Ally McBeal" (1997). Okay, it’s not a movie, but this series is what started Liu’s career. Ironically her part was only supposed to be temporary but she played it so well she became a regular cast member. Her biting, snarling lawyer was one of the best things about the show and qualifies as one of Liu’s best roles.