The Best Asian Movies of the 1990s

Although I have already incoporated some of the very best Asian movies cinema has to offer in my best of-lists of a decade there are plenty of films that are more than worthy to be discovered. The reason why I started a new series of listings is simply that many Asian movies are very different of what we came to know of from American or European cinema. To fully appreciate the films on this list you should be open-minded because some of the craziness that asian directors think of goes way beyond that of what Western movie makers churn out every year. But it is exactly that often groundbreaking craziness which makes movies from Asia that much fun.

As ususal, don't hesitate to leave a comment if you feel up to it.

PS: The movies are sorted by year and not necessarily by my preference. This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.
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1.
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. (119 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
2.
The Swordsman (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it... (120 mins.)
“ "The Swordsman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
3.
Ju Dou (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with... (95 mins.)
“ "Ju Dou" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
4.
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In this installment of a phenomenal saga of the super natural, four young people are caught in a tug-o-war... (104 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
“ "A Chinese Ghost Story II" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
5.
12 Hours of Terror (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Red Army will stop at nothing to assassinate the Daka Lama during his visit to Singapore on Nation Day... (90 mins.)
Director: Wong Ching
“ "The Last Blood" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
6.
Curry & Pepper (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two cops--both best friends and partners--both become the subject of a beautiful news reporter's documentary. The two soon find themselves competing for screen time as well as the love of the reporter while after a murderous arms dealer. (101 mins.)
“ "Curry and Pepper" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
7.
Choi saan gong woo (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A well-known gangster is released from prison, and decides look for his daughter with the help of a troubled young woman. (108 mins.)
Director: Tung Cho Joe
“ "Gods, Gangsters and Gamblers" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
8.
A Moment of Romance (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah... (87 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
“ "A Moment of Romance" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
9.
Sien lui yau wan III: Do do do (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Basically a retread of the first movie, in which the evil Tree Spirit is back with yet another ghost played by Joey Wong... (104 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
“ "A Chinsese Ghost Story III" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
10.
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ "Once Upon a Time in China" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
11.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ "Raise the Red Lantern" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
12.
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling... (106 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ "Operation Condor" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
13.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign. (103 mins.)
Director: Kazuki Ohmori
“ "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
14.
Wei Si Li zhi ba wang xie jia (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(102 mins.)
“ "Bury Me High" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
15.
Fight Back to School (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain. (100 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
“ "Fight Back to School" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
16.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
“ "Story of Ricky" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
17.
Lan se pi li hou (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Raymond Lee
“ "Blue Lightning" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
18.
To Be Number One (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of Ho, a chinese peasant/slave worker who escapes to Hong Kong and becomes one of the most feared crime bosses in Hong Kong. (136 mins.)
Director: Man Kit Poon
“ "To Be Number One" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
19.
Robotrix (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder... (94 mins.)
Director: Jamie Luk
“ "Robotrix" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
20.
Sex and Zen (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk... (99 mins.)
Director: Michael Mak
“ "Sex and Zen" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
21.
Rhapsody in August (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. (98 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Rhapsody in August" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
22.
Prison on Fire II (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son... (109 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
“ "Prison on Fire II" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
23.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ "A Brighter Summer Day" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
24.
Shanghai 1920 (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Billy Fong, a Chinese boy working the Shanghai docks, becomes friends with Dawson Cole, the spoiled son of an American shipping tycoon... (137 mins.)
Director: Po-Chih Leong
“ "Shanghai 1920" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
25.
Swordsman II (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster... (112 mins.)
“ "Swordsman II" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
26.
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ "Once Upon a Time in China II" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
27.
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ "Police Story III" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
28.
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sequel to "Tetsuo" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son... (83 mins.)
“ "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
29.
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
“ "Full Contact" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
30.
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
“ "Hard Boiled" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
31.
Dr. Lamb (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An abnormal taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are killed as a result. (89 mins.)
“ "Dr. Lamb" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
32.
Dragon Inn (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this... (88 mins.)
Director: Raymond Lee
“ "Dragon Inn" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
33.
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types... (135 mins.)
Director: Ryû Murakami
“ "Tokyo Decadence" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
34.
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes. (106 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
“ "Rebels of the Neon God" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
35.
Ming yue zhao jian dong (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A cop falls in love with a karaoke singer, while her violent, and psychotic gangster-boyfriend, known as Prince, is away on business. (86 mins.)
Director: Taylor Wong
“ "With or Without You" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
36.
The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins... (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lau
“ "Eagle Shooting Heroes" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
37.
Moon Warriors (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village... (83 mins.)
“ "Moon Warriors" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
38.
Temptation of a Monk (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded... (118 mins.)
Director: Clara Law
“ "Temptation of a Monk" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
39.
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang... (89 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ "The Bride with White Hair" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
40.
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
“ "Iron Monkey" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
41.
Green Snake (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two snake spirits become human and learn about love and suffering. A monk discovers his own weaknesses and finds that morality is not as simple as he had thought. (99 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ "Green Snake" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
42.
Run and Kill (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
To absolve a debt to a gang for accidentally putting a hit on his wife, a man goes and kills the gang's leader, leaving the leader's brother to seek violent retribution. (90 mins.)
“ "Run and Kill" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
43.
Tai-Chi Master (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi. (96 mins.)
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
“ "Twin Warriors" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
44.
Crime Story (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple. (107 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
“ "Crime Story" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
45.
Lim jing dai yat gik (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
During a period of widespread police corruption, Ti Lung is a stubborn cop who takes on both the mob and the political establishment. (100 mins.)
Director: David Lam
“ "First Shot - The Great Kowloon Criminal Investigation" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
46.
The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cops investigate a criminal running an unsuspecting restaurant, while trying to trace the steps back to how he ended up running it suddenly. (96 mins.)
“ "The Untold Story" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
47.
Taxi Hunter (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mild mannered businessman Anthony Wongs life is shattered when his pregnant wife is run over by a busy taxi driver. This and another incident with a sleazy cab driver causes Wong to go on a mission to kill bad taxi drivers. (89 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
“ "Taxi Hunter" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
48.
Love to Kill (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman looks to a cop for help against her abusive husband, who constantly rapes, beats, and belittles her and her son, but the husband catches wind of the cop's plan. (87 mins.)
“ "Love to Kill" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
49.
Butterfly and Sword (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Mak
“ "Butterfly Sword" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
50.
Flirting Scholar (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich... (102 mins.)
Director: Lik-Chi Lee
“ "Flirting Scholar" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
51.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island. (108 mins.)
Director: Takao Okawara
“ "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
52.
Sonatine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach. (94 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ "Sonatine" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
53.
The Blue Kite (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On Dry Well Lane in Beijing in 1953, Chen Shujuan and Lin Shaolong marry. A year later their son, nicknamed Tietou (Iron Head)... (140 mins.)
“ "The Blue Kite" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
54.
The Puppetmaster (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently... (142 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ "The Puppetmaster" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
55.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ "Farewell, My Concubine" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
56.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ "The Wedding Banquet" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
57.
Endless Love (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A jazz musician (Lau Ching-Wan) who has problems in both his life and career breaks up with his girlfriend... (105 mins.)
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
“ "Endless Love - C'est la Vie, Cherie" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
58.
Holy Weapon (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ "Holy Weapon" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
59.
Bai fa mo nu zhuan II (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
For ten years, Cho has been in the snow of Mount Shin Fung waiting for a rare flower to blossom that will cure his wife who... (80 mins.)
Director: David Wu
“ "The Bride with White Hair II" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
60.
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts. (102 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Legend of the Drunken Master" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
61.
Deadly Melody (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young security man must prove himself worthy by defending the one object wanted by all the masters of the Martials Arts world - the Magic Lyre! (91 mins.)
Director: Min Kan Ng
“ "Deadly Melody" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
62.
Wing Chun (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them... (96 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ "Wing Chun" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
63.
Fist of Legend (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. (103 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
“ "Fist of Legend" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
64.
Xi chu bawang (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Insurrection deposes the tyrannical first emperor of China during the evil Qin Dynasty. Warrior/general... (123 mins.)
Director: Stephen Shin
“ "The Great Conqueror's Concubine" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
65.
“ "To Live and Die in Tsim Sha Tsui" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
66.
Ashes of Time (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. (100 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ "Ashes of Time Redux" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
67.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ "Eat Drinki Man Woman" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
68.
To Live (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China. (133 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
69.
The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Maiku Hama is a private detective working in Yokohama. Hama comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter named... (92 mins.)
Director: Kaizô Hayashi
“ "The Most Terrible Time in My Life" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
70.
Chung ngon sat luk: O gei (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The head of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, Inspector San Lee, will do anything to put triad boss Tung in jail... (90 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
“ "Organized Crime & Triad Bureau" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
71.
God of Gamblers' Return (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ko Chun vows to keep his identity hidden while looking for the gangsters who murdered his pregnant wife, in Wong Jing's sequel to his action/comedy classic. (126 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ "God of Gamblers 2" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
72.
Sheng Gang yi hao tong ji fan (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Hong Kong cop is sent to mainland China to find a group of killers. Meanwhile, a cop discovers that his former love is aiding the gang of crooks. (92 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
“ "Rock N' Roll Cop" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
73.
Chungking Express (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ "Chungking Express" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
74.
Burning Paradise (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple... (104 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
“ "Burning Paradise in Hell" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
75.
The Underground Banker (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man's family is torn apart when his wife takes a loan from a loan shark who will stop at nothing to get his money back. (91 mins.)
Director: Bosco Lam
“ "The Underground Banker" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
76.
Meng chai ren (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Anthony Wong plays a traffic cop who is obsessed with action films. He wants to be a real life hero and gets his chance when he becomes involved in a botched bank robbery case.
Director: Herman Yau
“ "Cop Image" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
77.
Sha shou de tong hua (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An experienced assassin considers giving up his profession when he meets his society's newest recruit... (93 mins.)
Director: Veronica Chan
“ "A Taste of Killing and Romance" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
78.
Fallen Angels (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool... (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ "Fallen Angels" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
79.
Ye ban ge sheng (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1936 China, a nearly bankrupt drama troupe starts performing in a burned-out theater where the great actor Song Danping was killed... (100 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ "The Phantom Lover" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
80.
Thunderbolt (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer. (110 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
“ "Thunderbolt" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
81.
The Five (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned... (109 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ishii
“ "Gonin" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
82.
Cyclo (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals... (123 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
“ "Cyclo" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
83.
Tokyo Fist (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Suspecting that his childhood friend, a professional boxer, is having an affair with his fiancee, a businessman starts training rigorously himself in order to take him down. (87 mins.)
“ "Tokyo Fist" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
84.
Like Grains of Sand (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The movie is built around the very complex relationships between Yoshida, leaving Shimizu for Aihara (or at least he tries to)... (129 mins.)
“ "Like Grains of Sand" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
85.
Te jing ji xian feng (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The Organized Crime Bureau investigates a ring of drug dealers from Taiwan. After losing the life of an undercover cop... (96 mins.)
Director: David Lam, Tak Yuen
“ "Asian Connection" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
86.
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown. (103 mins.)
Director: Takao Okawara
“ "Godzilla vs. Destroyer" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
87.
Out of the Dark (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Stephen Chow, Hong Kong's biggest star and international comic genius, leads a great cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills. (86 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
“ "Out of the Dark" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
88.
The Stairway to the Distant Past (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mike Hama is a private investigator who has been reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle. (101 mins.)
Director: Kaizô Hayashi
“ "The Stairway to the Distant Past" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
89.
Tropical Fish (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Young boy, Ah-Jiang, a school failure and day dreamer witnesses the kidnapping of a child. After being taken hostage by a corrupt family, he begins an unusual adventure away from home. (107 mins.)
Director: Yu-Hsun Chen
“ "Tropical Fish" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
90.
Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead. (107 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ "Jackie Chan's First Strike" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
91.
Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A mysterious and highly skilled hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses... (85 mins.)
Director: Patrick Leung
“ "Beyond Hypothermia" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
92.
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization. (98 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ "Fudoh: The New Generation" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
93.
Wana (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Japan's favorite hard-boiled detective Maiku Hama (Masatoshi Nagase) returns for the third time in this crime drama... (106 mins.)
Director: Kaizô Hayashi
“ "The Trap" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
94.
A Jin de gu shi (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A few years in the life of Ah Kam, starting with her joining action director Master Tung's team of regulars. (95 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ "Ah Kam" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
95.
Naked Blood: Megyaku (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well. (76 mins.)
Director: Hisayasu Satô
“ "Naked Blood" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
96.
Big Bullet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After assaulting his tactical commander during a raid gone sour, a dedicated but temperamental cop Sergeant Bill Chu is demoted to the Emergency Unit, long considered to be the police force's dumping ground for problem cops. (91 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
“ "Big Bullet" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
97.
Xin Shang Hai tan (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Poon Man Kit
“ "Shanghai Grand" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
98.
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
“ "Comrades: Almost a Love Story" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
99.
Kids Return (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up on them. (107 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ "Kids Return" ” - Akira_Chimera
 
100.
Shall We Dance? (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
“ "Shall We Dance?" ” - Akira_Chimera