The Best of John Woo and John Woo's Influence on American Films

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1.
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
 
2.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
3.
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
 
4.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
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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. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
5.
Hard Boiled (1992)
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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
 
6.
Hard Target (1993)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
7.
Broken Arrow (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans. (108 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
8.
Face/Off (1997)
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In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
9.
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
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A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera". (123 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
10.
Paycheck (2003)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
Reign of Assassins (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
14.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ 1) The black suits with skinny ties look and Mr. White's use of dual 45s was inspired by A Better Tomorrow 2.
2) Mexican standoff. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
15.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ There are many nods to Woo in the film; one of the most notable is when two of the characters can be seen watching A Better Tomorrow 2 on TV. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
16.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ In an interview, director Oliver Stone (a big fan of Hong Kong movies) said he wanted the shootout inside the drug store to be reminiscent to the shootouts featured in Woo's movies, Hard-Boiled in particular. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
17.
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation... (100 mins.)
“ In one sequence, star Keenan Ivory Wayans adopts "Mark Gor style" (black trenchcoat and sunglasses) and attacks the bad guys with dual handguns. One of the gangsters even calls himself "Chow Yun-Fat." During one sequence, Wayans slides down a staircase while shooting the bad guys - similar to a scene in A Better Tomorrow 2. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
18.
Desperado (1995)
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A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner. (104 mins.)
“ Director Robert Rodriguez has said that this is his homage to Hong Kong movies, John Woo's in particular. The film's hero (played by Antonio Banderas, doing his best Chow Yun-Fat impersonation) often fights with a gun in each hand a la Woo. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
19.
Last Man Standing (1996)
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Star Bruce Willis almost never goes into a gunfight without a gun in each hand. The fight scenes are also choreographed, shot and edited much like a John Woo movie. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
20.
Jackie Brown (1997)
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A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
“ Samuel L. Jackson's character (a gun dealer) mentions that since people saw The Killer, everyone wants dual 45s so they can be like Chow Yun-Fat. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
21.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. (119 mins.)
“ In the ending shootout, both Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh use dual guns and there is libreal use of slow-motion. Interestingly, director Roger Spottiswoode mentions in the DVD commentary that he wanted to get away from making Woo-like action sequences. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
22.
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
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Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens. (109 mins.)
“ One of the characters keeps (and fights with) dual handguns - the role was originally intended for Chow Yun-Fat. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
23.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ During one of the key action sequences (and on the poster/cover art), Keanu Reeves dresses like Mark Gor (trenchcoat/sunglasses) and uses several sets of dual guns. In an interview on the DVD, the directors state that they are big fans of John Woo movies and wanted to bring some of those elements to the film. ” - MrWesCarpenter
 
24.
The Mummy (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy. (125 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ Brendan Fraser's character (as well as several others in the film) almost always fights with dual handguns. ” - MrWesCarpenter