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1.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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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
“ Infernal Affairs / Internal Affairs. ” - Los-Postma
 
2.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ The Chaser ” - Los-Postma
 
3.
Flash Point (2007)
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A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger. (88 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
“ Flashpoint ” - Los-Postma
 
4.
Overheard (2009)
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A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company. (100 mins.)
“ Overheard ” - Los-Postma
 
5.
Vengeance (2009)
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A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia. (108 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Vengeance ” - Los-Postma
 
6.
Tung moon (2009)
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After a top gangster is murdered, his second-in-command must prevent an uprising by rival gangs. (100 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
“ Rebellion ” - Los-Postma
 
7.
See piu fung wan (2010)
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Before his wife was murdered, Inspector Mann Cheung (Simon Yam) was a model to young detectives. However... (93 mins.)
Director: Kwok-Man Keung
“ Black Ransom ” - Los-Postma
 
8.
Exiled (2006)
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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
“ Exiled ” - Los-Postma
 
9.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring ” - Los-Postma
 
10.
Ip Man (2008)
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During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
11.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
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Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. (108 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
12.
The Warlords (2007)
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It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval... (126 mins.)
“ The Warlords ” - Los-Postma
 
13.
Swiri (1999)
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South Korean agents Ryu and Lee are tracking a female assassin from North Korea who has mysteriously disappeared. With new killings and the theft of a deadly bomb, time is running out to catch her. (125 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
“ Shiri - Missão Terrorista ” - Los-Postma
 
14.
Beast Stalker (2008)
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A traffic accident changed their lives forever. In capturing wanted criminal Zhang Yidong, Sergeant... (109 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
“ The Beast Stalker ” - Los-Postma
 
15.
Triple Tap (2010)
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Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers... (118 mins.)
Director: Derek Yee
“ triple Tap ” - Los-Postma
 
16.
Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
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In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks. (139 mins.)
Director: Teddy Chan
“ Bodyguards and Assassins ” - Los-Postma
 
17.
Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
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An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. (123 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame ” - Los-Postma
 
18.
14 Blades (2010)
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A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues. (114 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
“ 14 Blades ” - Los-Postma
 
19.
Reign of Assassins (2010)
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Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk. (117 mins.)
Director: Chao-Bin Su
“ Reign of Assassins ” - Los-Postma
 
20.
Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)
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The life story of martial arts icon and actor Bruce Lee. (129 mins.)
 
21.
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
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His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the... (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
“ Thee Kingsdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon ” - Los-Postma
 
22.
Outrage (2010)
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The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate. (109 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ Outrage ” - Los-Postma
 
23.
Zatoichi (2003)
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The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda. (116 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
24.
Ichi (2008)
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains. (120 mins.)
Director: Fumihiko Sori
 
25.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
“ The Man From Nowhere ” - Los-Postma
 
26.
Confessions (2010)
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death. (106 mins.)
“ Confessions ” - Los-Postma
 
27.
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
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The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor. (109 mins.)
“ The Lost Bladesman ” - Los-Postma
 
28.
The Sword with No Name (2009)
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A Joseon dynasty bounty hunter becomes the body guard of the queen he secretly loves. (124 mins.)
Director: Yong-gyun Kim
“ The Sword with No Name ” - Los-Postma
 
29.
The Restless (2006)
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It is AD 924, at the end of the United Shilla Dynasty. Continuous riots sweep the land ruled by a corrupted government... (105 mins.)
Director: Dong-oh Jo
“ The Restless ” - Los-Postma
 
30.
Paprika (2006)
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
31.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Spirited Away ” - Los-Postma
 
32.
Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
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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
“ Infernal Affairs 2/Internal Affairs 2 ” - Los-Postma
 
33.
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
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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
“ Infernal Affairs 3/Internal Affairs 3 ” - Los-Postma
 
34.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
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A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance ” - Los-Postma
 
35.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Oldboy ” - Los-Postma
 
36.
Zebraman (2004)
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A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
37.
Casshern (2004)
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Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese animé of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Casshân). Theme song by Utada Hikaru. (142 mins.)
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
 
38.
Moon Child (2003)
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The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 Mallepa, a small corner in Asia. (120 mins.)
Director: Takahisa Zeze
 
39.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ House Of Flying Daggers ” - Los-Postma
 
40.
Protégé (2007)
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A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money. (106 mins.)
Director: Derek Yee
“ Protege ” - Los-Postma
 
41.
Battle of the Warriors (2006)
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Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China. (133 mins.)
“ Battle Of The Warriors ” - Los-Postma
 
42.
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Hero ” - Los-Postma
 
43.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ” - Los-Postma
 
44.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
45.
Red Cliff (2008)
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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Red Cliff ” - Los-Postma
 
46.
Red Cliff II (2009)
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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... (142 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Red Cliff 2 ” - Los-Postma
 
47.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
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During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself. (111 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Curse Of The Golden Flower ” - Los-Postma
 
48.
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206. (126 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
 
49.
The Warrior (2001)
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1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops. (158 mins.)
Director: Sung-su Kim
“ The Warrior ” - Los-Postma
 
50.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
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Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. (145 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
51.
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
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A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes. (93 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
“ Killzone ” - Los-Postma
 
52.
Triad Election (2006)
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As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China. (92 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Triad Election 2 ” - Los-Postma
 
53.
Election (2005)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society. (100 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Triad Election ” - Los-Postma
 
54.
Accident (2009)
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A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all. (89 mins.)
Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
“ Accident ” - Los-Postma
 
55.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
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When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it. (108 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ Muay Thai Warrior ” - Los-Postma
 
56.
The Protector (2005)
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A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards. (111 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ Honour Of The Dragon ” - Los-Postma
 
57.
Tricky Brains (1991)
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A trickster-for-hire, known as the Tricky Expert, is hired to ruin the lives of a father and son by making them think that he's a part of the family. (110 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ Tricky Brains ” - Los-Postma
 
58.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
“ Kung Fu Hustle ” - Los-Postma
 
59.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
“ Shaolin Soccer ” - Los-Postma
 
60.
Fight Back to School (1991)
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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 Highschool ” - Los-Postma
 
61.
Taboo (1999)
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The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad. (100 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
“ Taboo ” - Los-Postma
 
62.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Princess Mononoke ” - Los-Postma
 
63.
The Promise (2005)
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Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision. (121 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ The Promise ” - Los-Postma
 
64.
Battle Royale (2000)
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Battle Royale ” - Los-Postma
 
65.
Battle Royale II (2003)
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara. (134 mins.)
“ Battle Royale 2 ” - Los-Postma
 
66.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
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A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ The Grudge ” - Los-Postma