My Favorite Hong Kong Movies Of All Time

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he... (102 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
2.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
3.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
4.
Cold War (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The police department has long been untouchable until tonight when hijackers kidnap 5 highly trained officers. Cryptic messages from the hijackers expose a mole within the task force. (102 mins.)
 
5.
Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A son tries to avenge his father, and gets two sword fighters to help him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
6.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
7.
The Killer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
8.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
9.
Once a Thief (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A romantic and action packed story of three best friends, a group of high end art thieves, who come into trouble when a love-triangle forms between them. (103 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
10.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
11.
City on Fire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store. (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
12.
Full Contact (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive. (96 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
13.
Full Alert (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison... (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
14.
Wild City (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A cop-turned-bar owner befriends a drunken woman at closing hours and finds himself pursued by her former lover and the thugs he employs... (120 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
15.
City War (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer. (92 mins.)
Director: Sun Chung
 
16.
The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A remake of the 1988 American comedy film, Coming to America. (90 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
17.
The Defender (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government... (92 mins.)
Director: Corey Yuen
 
18.
My Father is a Hero (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family. (104 mins.)
Director: Corey Yuen
 
19.
Iron Monkey (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities. (90 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
20.
Firestorm (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches... (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Yuen
“ Andy Lau stars as tough police inspector Lui Ming Chit, who is hot on the heels of a group of notorious criminals lead by Cho Nam (Hu Jun) after they pull of a violent heist in daylight on a crowded street.

Inspector Chit soon discovers that normal police tactics aren’t going to work to stop this particular gang of criminals, and so takes a risk and crosses his own moral line in order to catch Cho Nam and his crew. However he soon discovers that his decision comes at a price. ” - syndicat-2
 
21.
God of Gamblers II (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Wong Jing's sequel to All for the Winner and spin-off to God of Gamblers finds Chow Sing Cho looking... (99 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
22.
The Man from Macau II (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
(109 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
23.
The Longest Nite (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business. (81 mins.)
Director: Patrick Yau
 
24.
The Mission (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order. (84 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
25.
Exiled (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him. (110 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
26.
Fei hu (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hong Kong action thriller, about the Hong Kong Police Department's Special Duties Unit. When a raid by customs officials goes drastically wrong... (90 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
 
27.
Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss. (119 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
28.
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission. (118 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
29.
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views. (113 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
30.
Royal Tramp (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of Wilson Bond, a pimp who after saving Chan, the leader of the Heaven and Earth society, a revolutionary group... (106 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
31.
Royal Tramp II (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following on from the Royal Tramp I, after discovering that the Empress is actually Lone-er, a member of the St Dragon Sect... (93 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
32.
Justice, My Foot! (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Stephen Chow's special brand of very modern, very Hong Kong screwball comedy entered a new phase with Justice... (102 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To