Top 20 Stephen Chow Moviesby KenHashibe | created - 12 Apr 2014 | updated - 12 Apr 2014 | Public
It's safe to say that I've seen quite a few Stephen Chow movies. Since I love his movies so much, I had to make a list, but I couldn't simple choose only 10 of his films to endorse, so I made a Top 20. I found this list hard to make without repeating myself and you can probably see why. Hope you enjoy and if there are any you would recommend that aren't on this list, please leave a comment.
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1. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 114,294 | Gross: $17.11M
I'm not choosing this movie because it's Stephen Chow most well known movie world wide, or because it's the highest grossing Hong Kong movie of 2004, but because it's a fantastic movie. It's not the funniest, but it's still funny, has terrific action, performances, and a great affecting story.
2. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Votes: 67,461 | Gross: $0.49M
If you haven't seen Shaolin Soccer, then you should watch it....immediately! It's hilarious, dramatic, has a great characters, great action, and a great story. Pretty much everything you can ask for from a great movie.
3. Dou sing (1990)
101 min | Action, Comedy
A man discovers that his dumb, lovable nephew can see through objects and decides to unleash him into the world of gambling.
The movie that made Stephen Chow a superstar and it's easy to see why.
4. Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap (1995)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »
This epic pair of films is both hilarious and affecting with a performance from Stephen Chow as the Joker (not the Joker you may be thinking of) and the Monkey King (BTW I'm counting both parts as one movie).
5. Hei kek ji wong (1999)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
One of Stephen Chow's funniest movies with well done drama. The movie deals with extras in movies and how important they really are, which I find very interesting.
6. To hok wai lung (1991)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain.
A classic Stephen Chow movie for reasons that I can't state without repeating myself.
7. Sik san (1996)
95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The most renowned and feared chef in the world loses his title of God of Cookery because of his pompous attitude. Humbled, he sets out to reclaim his title.
A funny movie that's actually affecting and has some good drama (!), something Stephen Chow would get better at overtime.
8. Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat (1994)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.
Stephen Chow's parody of James Bond is extremely silly and has one of Stephen Chow's best performances as Ling Ling Chat (translates to 007)
9. Poh wai ji wong (1994)
100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Ho Kam-An is a love struck dim-sum delivery boy who falls for a beautiful judo student. After being humiliated by her boyfriend, Ho Kam-An goes out and seeks the services of an aging ... See full summary »
If I were to make a Top 10 Funniest Stephen Chow movies, this would more than likely end up at #1. This movie also has a good feel-good ending.
10. Ga li la jiao (1990)
101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two best friends and cop partners 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.
The pairing of Stephen Chow and Jacky Cheung is fantastic and makes for a hilarious buddy cop comedy with great action from Blackie Ko.
11. Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (1993)
102 min | Comedy, Romance
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.
A creative movie with a hilarious setup and great fight scenes. Also starring Gordon Liu with facial hair.
12. Mo jong yuen So Hat-Yi (1992)
TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
The spoilt son of a millionaire finds the love of his life, but she will only accept him if he proves himself as a kung-fu master. He enters and wins the "Kung-Fu Scholar" tournament, ... See full summary »
Same for Royal Tramp, but has an easier to follow story and a great theme song.
13. Lu ding ji (1992)
R | 106 min | Action, Comedy
The story of Wilson Bond, a pimp who after saving Chan, the leader of the Heaven and Earth society, a revolutionary group, is made a member. After a botched first assignment for the group, ... See full summary »
A very strange Stephen Chow movie with a terrific cast and cool action scenes.
14. Dai lap mat tam 008 (1996)
89 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A wild and hilariously anachronistic tale of an imperial guard of the Forbidden City who has no martial arts abilities but a talent for making futuristic machines and must save the kidnapped emperor.
Great performances and a funny story (you'll probably hear this throughout the entire list), though the second half may be slightly lesser than the first.
15. Chai gong (1993)
89 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.
This movie is funny and even has a good story and bizarre performances from Maggie Cheung and Anthony Wong.
16. Jing gu jyun ga (1991)
110 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
The pairing of Stephen Chow and Andy Lau is unsurprisingly great and leads to many funny setups.
17. Dou hap II: Seung Hoi taam dou sing (1991)
116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »
Though time travel is an element in this film, they don't do anything mind boggling, but that's fine because the movie is really funny and has a well-paced story.
18. Wui wan ye (1995)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.
Stephen Chow plays a mentally retarded ghost hunter. 'Nuff said.
19. All's Well Ends Well (1992)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A romantic Chinese New Year comedy about the three Shang brothers. Eldest brother Shang Moon is a philandering businessman who treats his hideous yet hard-working wife like dirt. Middle ... See full summary »
Very funny Stephen Chow movie with terrific performances from the cast, some of which are bizarre considering who they are.
20. To hok wai lung 3: Lung gwoh gai nin (1993)
89 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Stephen Chow is back as police officer Chow Sing Sing. This time, he is sent to investigate the murder of millionaire Million Wong, to whom Chow has an uncanny resemblance, by posing as Wong himself.
Fight Back to School 3 is maybe the funniest of the Fight Back to School trilogy (not the best, though) and probably has one of the funniest climaxes to any movie ever.