10 Best Ke Huy Quan Movies and TV Shows (Ranked)

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One of the newest additions to the cast of Loki season 2 is none other than the widely popular actor Ke Huy Quan who garnered a massive fanbase after his role as Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Ke Huy Quan’s appearance in the MCU has drawn more attention toward the series than the series itself, and that’s quite remarkable. So, for those of you who enjoyed Quan’s role as Ouroboros or OB in Loki season 2 and want to explore his other works, we have listed the top 10 best Ke Huy Quan movies and TV shows. The list has been ranked as per IMDB ratings and I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy watching these cinematic masterpieces. So what are we waiting for then? Let’s dive right into it!

10. Breathing Fire (1991)

Breathing Fire
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Cast- Ke Huy Quan, Eddie Saavedra, Bolo Yeung, Ed Neil, Jerry Trimble
Release Date- 16 January 1991
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 5.1/ 65%

If you’re looking for a mindless action flick, this movie might be what you’re looking for. Breathing Fire was a classic, 90’s B- Grade action movie where Ke Huy Quan appeared as one of the three lead actors. It was easily a Karate Kid ripoff and the movie didn’t really try to hide this factor. This movie is by far among the lowest-rated among all Ke Huy Quan movies and TV Shows. The only highlighting factor about this movie was the martial arts sequences incorporated in the movie, other than that this movie just turned out to be an action-comedy flick even though it was not meant to be.

9. Encino Man (1992)

Encino Man
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Cast- Brendan Fraser, Ke Huy Quan, Pauly Shore, Sean Astin, Robin Tunney
Release Date- 22 May 1992
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes-5.8/ 18%

Encino Man is another rather lowly-rated project starring Ke Huy Quan, even though he didn’t play any major role in the movie and was rather a side character, he made his presence felt throughout the movie. The lead role in this movie was undertaken by Brendan Fraser who became friends with Kim (Ke Huy Quan) after he saved him from some bullies. Very few people today know that these two massively popular actors have shared the screen with each other and now, you’re one of them

8. Finding Ohana (2021)

Finding Ohana
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Cast- Lindsay Watson, Alex Aiono, Ke Huy Quan, Owen Vaccaro, Kelly Hu
Release Date- 29 January, 2021
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.1/ 82%

If you’ve watched The Goonies you will not have any difficulty figuring out that this was nothing more than an attempt by Netflix to recreate the aura the legendary TV show had. I’m not gonna say that this was a bad movie but it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster too and ranks among the average-rated Ke Huy Quan movies and shows. The child actors certainly did a great job and Ke Huy Quan’s charm was really a show-stealer. This is one of those movies that you can watch after a bad day at work to feel good and trust me, it’ll get the job done pretty well.

7. Second Time Around(2002)

Second Time Around
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Cast- Ekin Cheng, Ke Huy Quan, Cecilia Cheung, Johnny Koo
Release Date- 11 January 2002
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.3/ 31%

Another movie where Ke Huy Quan plays a side character who appears rather occasionally in this 2002 romantic comedy where a man is trying to become a millionaire by gambling in Las Vegas. But things go horribly wrong and the man keeps going back in time in a loop repeating the same day trying to fix things. Ke Huy Quan didn’t appear for a very long time in this movie and even though it was rated above average among other Ke Huy Quan movies and TV shows, it’s really just a one-time watch movie.

6. Head of the Class (1990-1991)

Head of the class
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Cast- Howard Hessman, Dan Frischman, Jeannetta Arnette, Robin Givens, Ke Huy Quan, Leslie Bega
Release Date- 17 September 1986
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.6/ 81%

Head of the Class was an American sitcom show that gained serious popularity in its time. Out of a total of 114 episodes, Ke Huy Quan appeared in 27 episodes from 1990-1991 in season 5 of this sitcom. The head of the Class revolved around a group of students preparing for an academic olympics event about to take place and is actually quite fun to watch. I’d say that among all the other Ke Huy Quan TV shows, this one can easily be counted as one of the best.

5. Nothing is Easy (1986-1987)

Nothing is Easy

Cast- Natasha Bobo, Katie O’Neil, Elliot Gould, Scott Grimes, Ke Huy Quan, Dee Wallace
Release Date- 22 September 1986
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.9/ 17%

This is one of those shows where Ke Huy Quan performed as a child actor. It revolved around a couple who thought they could never have children but really wanted them, so they started adopting children in need. Quan played the role of one of the adopted kids in the Randall household and is a pretty simple yet fun family drama-comedy show.

4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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Cast- Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Dan Aykroyd, Roshan Seth
Release Date- 8 May 1984
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.5/ 77%

The first ever movie where Ke Huy Quan earned his name in the credits was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In this movie, he starred as a child actor and Indiana Jones’ trusted sidekick. Quan played the role of “Short Round” in this movie and even though there was a significant age gap between Henry Ford and Ke Huy Quan, their on-screen chemistry was as good as it gets and was an absolute delight to witness.

3. The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies
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Cast- Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Ke Huy Quan, Kerri Green
Release Date- 7 June 1985
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.7/ 77%

One of the most memorable roles played by Ke Huy Quan was that of Data, in the 1985 movie called The Goonies. The Goonies was centered around a group of adventurer kids and Quan played the role of a tech-savvy kid whose signature look of a trench jacket filled with badges and his super cool belt surely became the Halloween attire for thousands of kids who watched this movie.

2. Loki Season 2 (2023- )

Loki Season 2
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Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Ke Huy Quan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Tara Strong, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Rafael Casal 
Release Date- 6 October 2023
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8.2/ 92%

Consider this as a branching timeline where we’re branching from the Sacred timeline and putting Loki Season 2 at the penultimate spot despite it bagging more IMDb ratings than Everything Everywhere All at Once. One major reason is that we have seen only one episode of Loki Season 2 as of now and it’s too soon to judge the series on the basis of it. One of the most anticipated roles to be ever played by Ke Huy Quan was that of Ouroboros or OB in Loki Season 2 and I’m not exaggerating when I say that his fandom went haywire when they heard about this reveal. Since season 2 episode 1 has been released officially, people have already fallen in love with the character and can’t wait to see more of him in the upcoming Loki Season 2 episodes.

1. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Everything Everything All at Once
Source: IMDb

Cast- Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Hong, Jenny Slate
Release Date- 11 March 2022
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 94%

Data was the most iconic role played by Ke Huy Quan before he came back on screen playing the role of Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once. This movie was officially one of the best movies of 2022 and was also the Academy Award winner for some of the best performances of the year. Acting in this movie, Ke Huy Quan proved himself to still have the essence that made everyone fall in love with Data back in 1985. If you want to watch the best Ke Huy Quan movie, Everything Everywhere All at Once is the one you should watch.

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  • Riham says:

    I like Loki series

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