John Woo, S.B.S. Directorial Film Credits

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1. A Better Tomorrow (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Emily Chu

Votes: 17,048

2. A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Votes: 7,769

3. Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen (1982)

86 min | Comedy, Action

5.7
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Josephine Siao is hired by a C.E.O. to teach his father manners and how to act like a "gentleman" in public. A goofy slapstick comedy that also features Ricky Hui as Josephine's long ... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Josephine Siao, Ricky Hui, Sing Chen, Lui Cheung

Votes: 89

4. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.0
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61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 81,596 | Gross: $70.77M

Date: 28/04/2015

5. Die xue jie tou (1990)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam

Votes: 8,570

6. Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou (1978)

90 min | Action, Comedy

5.7
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Director: John Woo | Stars: Roy Chiao, Chi-Shen Chung, Rowena Cortes, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 44

7. Dinü hua (1976)

102 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.7
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Love story of Princess Changping, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty in China.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Kim Sung Lung, Shuet Shi Mui, Kim-Dan Chu, Xuelu Jiang

Votes: 70

8. Fa qian han (1977)

92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Ducky is hired by Rich Chen to transport the "diamonds" he stole from Uncle Pai Mary. Uncles Tough Guy and Mary would like to get the diamond from Ducky, so they volunteer to relieve Ducky of his responsibility.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Richard Ng, Ricky Hui, Angie Chiu, Ying Cheung

Votes: 100

9. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 304,579 | Gross: $112.23M

Date: 02/06/2015

10. Ha luo, ye gui ren (1978)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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An omnibus of tales from the three directors, Sit, Maka and Woo. Each dealing with true love and romance. The third and the best one of the tales deals with a hen-pecked husband trying to ... See full summary »

Directors: Karl Maka, Louis Sit, John Woo | Stars: Ka Yik, Wei-Ying Chen, Angel Chan, Fu Hung Cheng

Votes: 33

11. Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

106 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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A son tries to avenge his father, and gets two sword fighters to help him.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Damian Lau, Pai Wei, Chiu-Hua Wei, Kong Lau

Votes: 1,004

12. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 41,032

13. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 37,833 | Gross: $32.59M

14. Hua ji shi dai (1981)

101 min | Comedy, Action, Drama

5.3
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Director: John Woo | Stars: Karl Maka, Dean Shek, Wai Wong, Fei Lung Chen

Votes: 72

15. Liang zhi lao hu (1985)

91 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

5.0
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Director: John Woo | Stars: Teddy Robin Kwan, Bin Bin, Yin-Tze Pan, Hark Tsui

Votes: 76

16. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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59 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 262,872 | Gross: $215.41M

17. Mo deng tian shi (1982)

88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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A shmo makes a deal with the devil so he can become a great Pop star just to impress his dream girl. After he makes the deal, a catholic priest hangs around him to try and convince him that... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Pak-Cheung Chan, Paul Chun, Fat Chung, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung

Votes: 92

18. Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui (1975)

107 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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Director: John Woo | Stars: James Tien, Carter Wong, Chang-suk Kim, Han Jae Ji

Votes: 81

19. Zong heng si hai (1991)

R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Kong Chu

Votes: 4,949

20. Paycheck (2003)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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43 Metascore

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Michael C. Hall

Votes: 94,250 | Gross: $53.79M

Date: 05/09/2015 & 04/06/2017

21. Qian zuo guai (1980)

101 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

5.4
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A doofus wins the lottery. He and his best friend live it up until a fortune teller tells him that he's going to die. So, the doofus goes to the doctor and after a mix-up his fears come ... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ricky Hui, Qiqi Chen, Ka Yik, Jing Tang

Votes: 97

22. Red Cliff (2008)

R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 39,379 | Gross: $0.63M

23. Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)

142 min | Action, Drama, History

7.6
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In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu, who have become allied forces, against all ... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 20,491 | Gross: $0.63M

24. Shao Lin men (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tao-Liang Tan, James Tien, Jackie Chan, Ching Chu

Votes: 1,057

25. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 41,012

26. Tie han rou qing (1974)

95 min | Action

5.1
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The powerful mobster Leung, who is protected by the dangerous and wicked Huan Fai, sells two hundred Japanese weapons and ammunition to a Chinese gang. He uses the smuggler Luy Fu to bring ... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ni Tien, Yung Henry Yu, Chin Hu, Chi Ping Chang

Votes: 105

27. Windtalkers (2002)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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51 Metascore

Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 59,318 | Gross: $40.91M

28. Xiao jiang (1985)

91 min | Drama

5.6
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Director: John Woo | Stars: Yueh Sun, David Tao, Linda Jui-Chi Liu, Hsia Chiang

Votes: 54

29. Just Heroes (1989)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

Directors: John Woo, Wu Ma | Stars: David Chiang, Danny Lee, Kuan Tai Chen, Tien Niu

Votes: 742

30. Ying xiong wu lei (1986)

82 min | Action, Drama, War

6.2
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The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves ... See full summary »

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yuet Sang Chin, Doo Hee Jang, Ho Kon Kim, Eddy Ko

Votes: 837