Enter the Dragon as it was a very revolutionary film for it's time. There was no film like it at all. The fight scenes were great, the acting was solid, and even the music was memorable. This was a great production and it's too bad Bruce died before its premiere. My second vote would go to Fist of Fury as that movie spawned remakes and TV series starring Donnie Yen.
It could be argued that the other movies showcase what Lee could do more, but I think Enter The Dragon is the best all round movie of his. It really would have been the launch point of even bigger things for him.
My only quibble with it is that I think it spends a little too much time on John Saxon and Jim Kelly's characters when it's Bruce that's supposed to be the star. That might have been saved though by having a little more interaction between Bruce's character and theirs.
Indeed. The first Nunchaku he ever used was Fist of Fury all the way to Game of Death.
I kinda find Fist of Fury & Enter the Dragon seem similar when Bruce is in his half-naked clothes & his flying kick on his opponent.
I fall into what must be an extraordinary minority on this subject in choosing The Big Boss, which Lee himself was even said to have despised, as among my selections for favorite Bruce Lee films. I'm not sure I would call it my single favorite, but I think it's often unremembered and discredited for being more of a conventional Lo Wei production than the type of innovative martial arts film incorporating Lee's personal philosophic ethic like his later works would be, when really it showcases a wider range of Lee's emotive abilities than any of his other films, and also features the legend in what is probably the second fiercest, most brutal depiction of cinematic combat after Fist of Fury. The final tussle with Han Ying is an overlooked classic.
It also boasts the distinction of being Lee's first starring role, and consequently the movie that put him on the map with Asian audiences and ultimately enabled him to expand his acting and present his unique perspective on martial arts to worldwide audiences through later projects.