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1.
An Autumn's Tale (1987)
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Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise... (98 mins.)
Director: Mabel Cheung
 
2.
Ban jin ba liang (1976)
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Private Eyes revolves the characters in a private detective agency headed by Wong Yuk-See (Michael Hui) with two employees... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
 
3.
Flirting Scholar (1993)
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A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich... (102 mins.)
Director: Lik-Chi Lee
 
4.
Prison on Fire (1987)
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Inside a Chinese prison two inmates form a friendship and face the difficulty of life on the inside. (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
5.
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)
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The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
 
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A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
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Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity... (87 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
 
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Mr. Vampire (1985)
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The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
 
8.
Miracles - Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
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A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit. (139 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
 
9.
Chicken and Duck Talk (1988)
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Old Hui runs a restaurant specializing in roast duck. His secret duck recipe is very tasty, but customers... (95 mins.)
Director: Clifton Ko
 
10.
Mo deng bao biao (1981)
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Chou Sai-Cheong. a bitter supervisor of a Hong Kong private security company, teaches unusual guard tactics to new recruits such as electric mats... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
 
11.
The Swordsman (1990)
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When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it... (120 mins.)
 
12.
Meng gui chai guan (1987)
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A Hong Kong police station used to be a clubhouse of the Japanese at the time of their occupation of the city during World War II... (88 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
 
13.
The Days of Being Dumb (1992)
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(91 mins.)
 
14.
You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
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An assassin teams up with a director to filming the killing he do. (94 mins.)
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
 
15.
From Beijing with Love (1994)
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An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull. (84 mins.)
 
16.
Mai shen qi (1978)
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Struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from his company, MTV Studios, by signing a binding... (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
 
17.
Now You See It, Now You Don't (1992)
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This is a screwball-comedy in Hong Kong style. Chow Yun Fat plays the spoiled village hetman of a tiny village in Hong Kong... (97 mins.)
 
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Drunken Master (1978)
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Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
20.
To Be Number One (1991)
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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
 
21.
Royal Tramp (1992)
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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
 
22.
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
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A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills. (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
 
23.
The Butterfly Murders (1979)
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A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer. (88 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
24.
Mad Detective (2007)
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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. (89 mins.)
 
25.
Big Bullet (1996)
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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
 
26.
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
 
27.
July Rhapsody (2002)
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Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a student... (103 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
28.
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
 
29.
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
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Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly... (98 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
 
30.
Anna Magdalena (1998)
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Two young men fall for the woman staying upstairs when she practises J.S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena". (97 mins.)
Director: Chung Man Yee
 
31.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
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A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
32.
Biao jie, ni hao ye! (1990)
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Shapely mainland Chinese police inspector Cousin is forced to work with a Hong Kong cop, fighting against him almost until the end credits roll... (100 mins.)
Director: Alfred Cheung
 
33.
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
34.
Wheels on Meals (1984)
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Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective... (108 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
 
35.
Love in a Puff (2010)
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Since 2007, the Hong Kong health authorities have implemented an anti-smoking law that bans people from smoking in all indoor areas... (104 mins.)
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
 
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He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)
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A typical everyday HK movie fan Wing idolizes the beautiful female singer Rose and her producer Sam as the fairy tale couple... (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan, Chi Lee
 
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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
 
38.
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
 
39.
King of Comedy (1999)
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A bar girl hires a struggling actor to give her acting lessons so that she can feign a greater interest in her customers. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common. (85 mins.)
 
40.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
41.
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
 
42.
Mr. Coconut (1989)
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Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong... (100 mins.)
Director: Clifton Ko
 
43.
The Diary of a Big Man (1988)
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A two-timing bigamist finds himself concocting scheme after scheme with his best friend, Chi Hung, to... (86 mins.)
Director: Yuen Chor
 
44.
Shen tan zhu gu li (1986)
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Inspector Chu (Chocolate) is an idiot to rival Inspector Clouseau. After he fails to catch a car-park... (101 mins.)
Director: Philip Chan
 
45.
All for the Winner (1990)
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A man discovers that his dumb, lovable nephew can see through objects and decides to unleash him into the world of gambling. (101 mins.)
 
46.
Shen suan (1992)
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A fortune teller (Michael Hui), who gives pretentious forecasts, was investigated by a revenue agent (Leon Lai) for failing to pay his taxes... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
 
47.
As Tears Go By (1988)
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Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
48.
Gwai ma seung sing (1974)
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A con man and a small time gambler team up to hustle their way to great fortune. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
 
49.
Golden Chicken 2 (2003)
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(104 mins.)
 
50.
3 go shou shang de jing cha (1996)
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New Year's Eve of 1997, Hong Kong is almost in hand to China and the service routine is shaken by a... (95 mins.)
Director: Sung Kee Chiu
 
51.
92 Legendary La Rose Noire (1992)
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The film is about a movie hero of the 60s called Black Rose, but she was actually real, and a woman... (100 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
 
52.
Men Suddenly in Black (2003)
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After their wives are going to Thailand with her friends, Tin and his friends Cheung, Chao and Paul... (98 mins.)
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
 
53.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
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A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
 
54.
AV (2005)
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Students decide to make porn films so they can sleep with an actress. (103 mins.)
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
 
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One Nite in Mongkok (2004)
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Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day... (110 mins.)
Director: Derek Yee
 
57.
Spooky Encounters (1980)
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Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring... (102 mins.)
 
58.
Winners & Sinners (1983)
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Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war. (108 mins.)
 
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High Risk (1995)
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After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt... (101 mins.)
Director: Wong Jing, Ah Lun
 
60.
Twin Dragons (1992)
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Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world. (104 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
 
61.
The Banquet (1991)
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Film with a weak plot about an businessman trying to clinch a deal for the reconstruction of Kuwait after the Gulf War from a Kuwaiti prince... (97 mins.)