Hong Kong movies that you shouldn't miss (1990s)by Tommy_Outsider | created - 04 Jul 2015 | updated - 23 Jul 2016 | Public
You may not know all these movies, but they are some of the classics from Hong Kong. Take a look!
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1. Die xue jie tou (1990)
Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
3. Song of the Exile (1990)
100 min | Drama
After the Sino-Japanese War, Kwei Dz, one of the family members of Japanese soldiers accepted a Chinese officer's proposal and remained in China. Later they had a daughter named Ann. The ... See full summary »
5. Xiao ao jiang hu (1990)
TV-14 | 120 min | Action, History
When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up ... See full summary »
6. Wong Fei Hung (1991)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... See full summary »
7. Zong heng si hai (1991)
R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A romantic and action packed story of three best friends, a group of high end art thieves, who come into trouble when a love-triangle forms between them.
8. Qi wang (1991)
109 min | Drama
Hong Kong ad man Ching (John Shum) is recruited by an old friend to boost the rating of a tv game show in Taiwan. After discovering a child with psychic abilities, he sets up a televised ... See full summary »
9. Gau yat: San diu hap lui (1991)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A graying black-clad swordsman slays palace guards, as he flies through the air to an uncertain purpose. Centuries (or is it days?) later, gun-toting, Armani-clad super policemen -- Hong ... See full summary »
11. Sun lung moon hak chan (1992)
88 min | Action
This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »
14. Long min (1992)
145 min | Drama
The story about a young, unemployed man, who after being kicked out is desperate enough to live anywhere. He is directed to Roy Chiao, who owns the caged establishment, and is given a living space.
15. Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung (1992)
R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »
19. Chungking Express (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
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22. The Blade (1995)
105 min | Drama, Action
After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker, as his successor, On, unwilling to lead his surly colleagues, embarks on a ... See full summary »
23. Yi boh lai beng duk (1996)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.
24. Go do gaai bei (1997)
98 min | Action, Drama
Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »
26. Hei jin (1997)
126 min | Action, Crime
Island of Greed is a 1997 Hong Kong action crime thriller film directed by Michael Mak and starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai. The film is set and filmed in Taiwan and deals with corruption in the Government of the Republic of China.
29. Song jia huang chao (1997)
145 min | Drama, History, Romance
The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and ... See full summary »
30. Jat go zi tau di daan sang (1997)
90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When Ah-Gou, a smalltime Hong Kong street rascal, visits a fortune teller and hears that soon he will face a life-changing choice, he surely can't imagine that his life reached a middle ... See full summary »
31. Am faa (1998)
Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.
32. Bao lie xing jing (1999)
92 min | Action, Crime, Romance
Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they ... See full summary »