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1. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 117,808 | Gross: $11.10M

2. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 49,092 | Gross: $79.82M

3. Prince of the Sun (1990)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Cynthia Rothrock helps to protect a Buddhist boy from villains who wish to stop him from becoming the Prince of the Sun.

Directors: Wellson Chin, Shan Hua | Stars: Conan Lee, Sheila Chan, Cynthia Rothrock, Pak Lam Cheng

Votes: 228

4. Raw Force (1982)

R | 86 min | Adventure, Horror, Action

A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward D. Murphy | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday, Jillian Kesner

Votes: 1,385

5. Peacock King (1988)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Two magically powerful monks are sent on a quest to fight the King of Hell.

Directors: Ngai Choi Lam, Biao Yuen | Stars: Biao Yuen, Hiroshi Mikami, Narumi Yasuda, Gloria Yip

Votes: 242

6. Saga of the Phoenix (1990)

93 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Holy Maiden of Hell, Ashura possesses immense power that can destroy humanity. Buddhist monks trap her in a deep cave to keep her from falling into evil hands. Kindhearted Abbot Jiku grants her wish to enjoy the human world for 7 days.

Directors: Ngai Choi Lam, Sze Yu Lau | Stars: Biao Yuen, Gloria Yip, Loletta Lee, Shintarô Katsu

Votes: 115

7. Salamamgkero (1986)

85 min | Fantasy, Horror

Good-hearted circus magician Jamir accidentally causes his daughter to disappear. Jamir has to venture into a dangerous alternate dimension in order to rescue his wife, daughter and oafish ... See full summary »

Director: Tata Esteban | Stars: Michael De Mesa, Tanya Gomez, Tom Tom, Sunshine Dizon

Votes: 48

8. Rocco, ang batang bato (1982)

90 min | Fantasy, Action, Comedy

A young boy who has superpowers and is immortal battles to free his parents from the limbo where they are doing penance for their sins.

Director: J. Erastheo Navoa | Stars: Niño Muhlach, Jimi Melendez, Cecille Castillo, Liz Alindogan

Votes: 30

9. Ginseng King (1989)

85 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Boy tries to rescue the Ginseng King from an evil 3 headed king to save his mother, who has been bitten by a Nazi zombie.

Directors: Ru-Tar Rotar, Chu-Chin Wang | Star: Cynthia Khan

Votes: 59

10. Lumaban ka, Satanas (1983)

90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

To fullfil his dead uncle's task and to save his kidnapped daughter, an ex-convict must go and fight a powerful but villainous magician. This fight would lead him eventually to a battle against Satan himself.

Director: Efren C. Piñon | Stars: Ramon Revilla, Elizabeth Oropesa, George Estregan, Paquito Diaz

Votes: 331

11. Once Upon a Time (1987)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

The "Tikbalang" Puga searches for the magic crystal which will restore peace in his land. His dangerous quest leads him to earth where he meets three young men.

Directors: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes | Stars: Dolphy, Gloria Romero, Joel Torre, Janice de Belen

Votes: 15

12. The Seventh Curse (1986)

78 min | Thriller

A young heroic cop in the jungle of Thailand attempts to rescue a beautiful girl from being sacrificed to the "Worm Tribe" she belongs to. As a result, the cop is damned with seven "Blood ... See full summary »

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Siu-Ho Chin, Maggie Cheung, Ken Boyle

Votes: 847

13. Witch from Nepal (1986)

89 min | Action, Horror

A Hong Kong man vacations to Nepal where a local tribe imbues him with magical powers which he must use to fight a growing evil.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Emily Chu, Kit Ying Lam, Dick Wei

Votes: 221

14. The Legend of Wisely (1987)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A writer gets involved by an adventurer friend in the search for a legendary object: a golden pearl left in a Buddhist monastery by a dragon.

Director: Teddy Robin Kwan | Stars: Samuel Hui, Lung Ti, Teddy Robin Kwan, Joey Wang

Votes: 293

15. The Boxer's Omen (1983)

99 min | Horror

While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Phillip Ko, Shao-Yen Lin, Kar-Man Wai, Lung Wei Wang

Votes: 986

16. Bewitched (1981)

101 min | Crime, Horror

While possessed by an evil spirit, a man murders his daughter. A police detective investigating the case also becomes possessed. A good monk helps fight the evil spirit.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Fei Ai, Melvin Wong, Fanny Fen-Ni, Lily Chan

Votes: 296

17. Black Magic (1975)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

An evil magician makes a living by casting deadly spells on people's objects of desire. He gets overly ambitious, and start to go out of control.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Ni Tien, Lily Li

Votes: 587

18. The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A group of friends went on a hedonistic trip to Thailand. Accidentally, they rape and kill a sorcerer's sister. Now, upon arriving back home to Hong Kong, they find themselves cursed by the sorcerer.

Director: Man Kei Chin | Stars: Ellen Chan, Lily Chung, Ben Ng, Kwok-Pong Chan

Votes: 421

19. Hex (1980)

94 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

A man who believes that he has murdered his wife, sees her return as a vengeful ghost.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Ni Tien, Jung Wang, Szu-Chia Chen, Kwok Choi Hon

Votes: 359

20. Bi gui zhuo (1986)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A dinner party at a Hong Kong high-rise goes awry when party guest Judy Hsu (Shu-Yuan Hsu) becomes a victim of poltergeists and, as a result, her spirit returns to carry out the sinister ... See full summary »

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Joey Wang, Shu-Yuan Hsu, Joyce Godenzi, Jing Wong

Votes: 76

21. Seeding of a Ghost (1983)

88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A Hong Kong taxi driver's life horribly falls apart after accidentally hitting a sorcerer with his cab. He decides to seek the sorcerer's help to turn the curse on his enemies at the expense of his own life.

Director: Kuen Yeung | Stars: Norman Chu, Phillip Ko, Maria Jo, Jung Wang

Votes: 639

22. Furious (1984)

R | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Martial arts heroes battle aliens from the Astral Plane for control of the universe.

Directors: Tim Everitt, Tom Sartori | Stars: Simon Rhee, Arlene Montano, Phillip Rhee, Howard Jackson

Votes: 87

23. Yoddha (1992)

149 min | Action, Comedy

Fate brings a young man from rural Kerala to be the protector of a young Lama in Nepal, who is being chased by a dangerous cult.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Mohanlal, Siddharth Lama, Madhoo, Jagathi Sreekumar

Votes: 3,293

24. Diamond Ninja Force (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

We begin with Shô Kosugi demonstrating the use of a katana, saying nothing about the film he is introducing. When Gordon is taking his girlfriend's picture in Hong Kong, several Caucasian ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Richard Harrison, Melvin Pitcher, Andy Chworowsky, Pierre Tremblay

Votes: 165

25. Scorpion Thunderbolt (1988)

85 min | Horror, Thriller

An evil witch seeks a magic ring which is currently in the possession of a mustachieod disciple of black magic. Meanwhile a snake monster terrorizes the city of Hong Kong.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Richard Harrison, Li-Yun Chen, Shou-Ping Tsui, Nancy Lim

Votes: 138

26. Ninja Fantasy (1986)

89 min | Action

A US agent seeking revenge for the death of a colleague is involved in the war between two narcotics traffickers who vie for control of the business.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Lak Apichat, Ken Ashley, Robert Brown, Sorapong Chatree

Votes: 27

27. Ninja, the Violent Sorceror (1982)

90 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A murderer, with the help of Chinese vampires, does battle with the ghost of a dead gambling lord's wife and the gambling lord's living brother.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Simon Reed, Harry Carter, Henry Steele, Joe Nelson

Votes: 67

28. Shen tan guang tou mei (1982)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

A government agent teams up with an international crimefighting organization to rescue a kidnapped princess.

Director: Michael Mak | Stars: Bruce Baron, Mandy Moore, Bruce Li, James Barnett

Votes: 74

29. Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Cheung's wife and boss are seeing each other, and decide to dispatch him with a wizard. But the wizard's rival aids and defends Cheung and a magic war rises.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Fat Chung, Lung Chan, Ha Huang

Votes: 1,767

30. Return of the Demon (1987)

96 min | Comedy, Horror

Three treasure hunters inadvertently awaken a sleeping demon in a Chinese village, who then goes on a rampage aiming to obtain the souls of 49 people born in the "Hoi" times in order to ... See full summary »

Director: Ying Wong | Stars: Dick Wei, Wu Ma, Pak-Cheung Chan, Emily Chu

Votes: 37

31. Holy Weapon (1993)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The story of Seven Maidens who are recruited to challenge the threat posed by a Japanese swordsman of supernatural power.

Directors: Jing Wong, Dennis Chan | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Maggie Cheung, Man Cheung

Votes: 216

32. The Figures from Earth (1990)

89 min | Fantasy

Two statues from 500 years ago are brought to Hong Kong for an exhibition. The statues are in fact the bodies of two policemen who were given the ability to live forever by a Taoist Priest.

Director: Wong Chun | Stars: Wong Chun, Kai Chi Liu, Mei-Ting Hoh, Lau-Na Ngai

Votes: 9

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