Best Hong Kong Movies

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1. Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Kristy Yeung

Votes: 4,118

89 (3) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Winner Won 9 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK, TWN, KOR: 4K Restoration [L'Immagine Ritrovata], AVC 23.000 Mbps, DTS-HD MA 5.1 [48kHz, 16-bit] 2,168kbps, English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK: PCM Mono)

2. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

96 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 15,462 | Gross: $0.14M

"1960s Trilogy", 83 (5) Won 6 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 5 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK, KOR: HD [Dated Source], No Mono, Poor English Subtitles) DVD (US Kino: 16:9, DD Mono, Better English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK, JPN: PCM Mono)

3. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 104,587 | Gross: $2.73M

"1960s Trilogy", 86 (6) Won 3 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 5 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee Criterion Collection 35mm, Color, 1.66:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (Criterion: Best PQ, OAR, English Subtitles, Documentary) Blu-ray (KOR: English Subtitles) Blu-ray (JPN: No English)

4. 2046 (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Li Gong

Votes: 46,812 | Gross: $0.26M

"1960s Trilogy", 77 (6) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 6 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, Black & White, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (KOR: Upscale [1080i, 29.97 fps Pulldown] 19.87 Mbps, DTS-HD MA 5.1 [48 kHz, 16-bit], English Subtitles) HD DVD (720p Source) DVD (AUS: Audio Commentary [Stephen Teo])

5. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 52,448 | Gross: $0.60M

84 (6) Won 1 Golden Horse Award, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 4 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner Criterion Collection 35mm, Agfacolor, 1.66:1, Mono (Original), 4.0 Stereo (Dolby SR: Director-Approved Remix)

Blu-ray (Criterion: Out of Print, Best PQ, OAR, No Mono, English Subtitles, Audio Commentary [Tony Rayns]) Blu-ray (UK, HK: WKW Remaster) LaserDisc (PCM Mono)

6. Fallen Angels (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 21,146

81 (6), Chungking Express Spiritual Sequel Won 2 Golden Horse Awards Won 3 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, Black & White, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (UK: WKW Remaster, LPCM Mono, English Subtitles, Region B) Blu-ray (US: WKW Remaster, No Mono, English Subtitles)

7. The Mission (1999)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Chung-yin Lui, Roy Cheung

Votes: 4,499

81 (3) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, 4.0 Stereo

DVD (FR: Best PQ - PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, No English) DVD (HK: VCD Port, 4:3, DD Mono [Highest AQ Bitrate], English Subtitles)

8. Exiled (2006)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam

Votes: 7,790 | Gross: $0.05M

77 (6), The Mission Spiritual Sequel Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Hong Kong Film Awards Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: AVC 22.00 Mbps, DTS-HD MA 7.1 [48kHz, 16-bit], English Subtitles)

9. Election (2005)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Suet Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Siu-Fai Cheung

Votes: 8,647

77 (5) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 4 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: Best PQ, AVC 25.00 Mbps, DTS-HD MA 5.1 [48kHz, 16-bit], English Subtitles)

10. Triad Election (2006)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 5,164 | Gross: $0.05M

80 (6) Hong Kong Film Awards Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, Black & White, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: Best PQ, AVC 26.45 Mbps, DTS-HD MA 5.1 [48kHz, 16-bit], English Subtitles)

11. Election 3

Action | Announced

Plot unknown. The third installment of Johnnie To's "Election" franchise.

Director: Johnnie To

12. Throw Down (2004)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

53 Metascore

A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 1,248

71 (5) Won 1 Golden Horse Award 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: English Subtitles) DVD (US Tai Seng: Audio Commentary [Ric Meyers])

13. A Hero Never Dies (1998)

86 min | Drama, Crime, Action

Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Leon Lai, Ching Wan Lau, Fiona Leung, YoYo Mung

Votes: 883

79 (3) 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (JPN: HD, AVC 24.37 Mbps, DTS-HD MA 5.1 [48kHz, 16-bit], No English)

DVD (HK: 4:3, DD 5.1, Poor English Subtitles, Interviews)

14. One Nite in Mongkok (2004)

110 min | Crime, Drama

Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Daniel Wu, Cecilia Cheung, Alex Fong, Kar Lok Chin

Votes: 2,342

72 (3) Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film Nominee Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, Black & White, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: English Subtitles)

15. Lost and Found (1996)

109 min | Drama, Romance

Where is the end of the world? A rich girl diagnosed with leukemia wants to follow a sailor friend to St Kilda, Scotland to find out...but first she must search him out, who is missing.

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Michael Wong, Hing-Hang Chan

Votes: 356

76 (3) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, 4.0 Stereo (Dolby)

DVD (HK Mei Ah Remastered: 16:9, DD 2.0 Stereo, English Subtitles)

LaserDisc (HK: PCM Mono)

16. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 110,586 | Gross: $0.17M

83 (6) Won 6 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Winner Won 7 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, Black & White, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: Best PQ, English Subtitles, Audio Commentary [Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, Tony Leung, Eric Tsang)

17. Infernal Affairs II (2003)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.

Directors: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak | Stars: Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng

Votes: 15,475

75 (4) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: English Subtitles, Audio Commentary [Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, Tony Leung, Eric Tsang])

18. Infernal Affairs III (2003)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.

Directors: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Daoming Chen

Votes: 11,424

74 (3) Won 1 Golden Horse Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: English Subtitles)

19. Running Out of Time (1999)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung, Waise Lee

Votes: 4,921

79 (3) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: HD, AVC 26.99 Mbps, 7.1 Remix [Minimal new audio], Passable English Subtitles)

DVD (HK Mei Ah Remastered: 16:9, DD Mono, DTS 5.1, English Subtitles)

DVD (UK Tai Seng: PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, Best English Subtitles, Audio Commentary [Laurent Courtiaud, Julien Carbon, Stefan Hammond])

DVD (US Tai Seng: 4:3, DD Mono, English Subtitles, Audio Commentary)

DVD (FR: PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, No English, Audio Commentary [in French])

20. The Odd One Dies (1997)

89 min | Crime, Drama

The secret world of contract killing comes to focus in the dark, comical tale of Hong Kong's triad. A lowlife gangster is offered a huge fee to commit a murder. He accepts, but there's a ... See full summary »

Director: Tat-Chi Yau | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Carman Lee, Woo-min Byeon, Chi-Shing Chiu

Votes: 474

70 (3), Johnnie To 35mm, Color, 1.66:1 (1.85:1), Mono

DVD (HK: Best PQ, 4:3, DD Mono, English Subtitles) DVD (DE: Cropped, 4:3, DD Mono, No English) LaserDisc (JPN: PCM Mono)

21. Expect the Unexpected (1998)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the ... See full summary »

Director: Tat-Chi Yau | Stars: Simon Yam, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung, Ruby Wong

Votes: 805

72 (3), Johnnie To 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, 4.0 Stereo (Dolby)

DVD (ITA: PAL, 16:9, DD 2.0 Stereo, No English) DVD (HK: 4:3, DD 5.1, English Subtitles)

22. All About Ah-Long (1989)

95 min | Drama

A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sylvia Chang, Kun-Hsuan Huang, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 1,103

83 (3) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, Poor English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK: PCM Mono)

23. City on Fire (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Yueh Sun, Danny Lee, Carrie Ng

Votes: 5,283

80 (4) Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, English Subtitles) DVD (UK HKL: Audio Commentary [Bey Logan]) LaserDisc (HK, JPN, UK: PCM Mono)

24. Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (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 »

Director: Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Carman Lee, Francis Ng, Ruby Wong

Votes: 720

84 (3) 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

DVD (HK: 4:3, DD Mono, Burnt Chinese/English Subtitles)

25. The Longest Nite (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.

Directors: Tat-Chi Yau, Johnnie To | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Siu, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 1,650

79 (3), Johnnie To 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Mono

DVD (FR: Best PQ - PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, No English, Booklet) DVD (HK: 4:3, No Mono, English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK: PCM Mono)

26. A Moment of Romance (1990)

87 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from... See full summary »

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Andy Lau, Chien-Lien Wu, Joseph Chi, Kingman Cho

Votes: 771

82 (3), Johnnie To Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (KOR: HD, DTS-HD MA Mono, English Subtitles)

27. Needing You... (2000)

101 min | Romance, Comedy

Wah and Kinki both working at the same department of a computer company. Both of them are not getting on very well initially, but friendship develops when they get to know each other after ... See full summary »

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Fiona Leung, Raymond Ho-Yin Wong

Votes: 1,195

73 (3) Hong Kong Film Awards Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: Passable English Subtitles)

28. An Autumn's Tale (1987)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Danny Bak-Keung Chan, Gigi Suk Yee Wong

Votes: 1,312

84 (3) Won 1 Golden Horse Award, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 3 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, English Subtitles) DVD (HK Megastar Original: 4:3, DD Mono, English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK, JPN: PCM Mono)

29. As Tears Go By (1988)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Alex Man

Votes: 7,267 | Gross: $0.01M

73 (5) Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: HD [Dated Source], No Mono - 5.1 Remix [Negligible Surround Activity], Poor English Subtitles)

DVD (US Kino: 16:9, DD Mono, Better English Subtitles)

DVD (UK Tartan WKW Collection: PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, English Subtitles, Audio Commentary [Richard Jobson])

LaserDisc (HK, JPN: PCM Mono)

30. Prison on Fire (1987)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Inside a Chinese prison two inmates form a friendship and face the difficulty of life on the inside.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Ka-Kui Ho, Roy Cheung

Votes: 2,041

78 (3) 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK: PCM Mono)

31. Prison on Fire II (1991)

TV-MA | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ching escapes from prison to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. And that puts him in great danger.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sung Young Chen, Elvis Tsui, Victor Hon

Votes: 853

71 (3) 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, English Subtitles) LaserDisc (HK: PCM Mono)

32. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 195,221

75 (6) Won 1 Golden Horse Award Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, DTS

Blu-ray (HK: Best PQ, English Subtitles) DVD (AUS: Audio Commentary [David Peterson])

33. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sport

67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 85,944 | Gross: $0.21M

76 (6) Won 1 Golden Horse Award Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: Best PQ, English Subtitles) Blu-ray (UK: Audio Commentary [Bey Logan])

34. Ip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

57 Metascore

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 38,054 | Gross: $2.68M

67 (6) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee 2D-3D Conversion 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

2D Blu-ray (English Subtitles)

35. Ip Man 4 (2019)

Action, Biography, Drama | Post-production

The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Mark Strange

36. Made in Hong Kong (1997)

109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Sam Lee, Neiky Hui-Chi Yim, Wenders Li, Ka-Chuen Tam

Votes: 1,760

83 (3) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 3 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: 4K Restoration, LPCM Mono, English Subtitles)

37. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 43,376

83 (5) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award Criterion Collection 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (Hong Kong Rescue #1) Blu-ray (JPN: Best PQ, HD, No Mono, No English) DVD (FR: PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, No English) DVD (US Criterion: Audio Commentary #1 [John Woo, Terence Chang, Roger Avery, Dave Kher], "Accidnetally" John Woo Student Film) DVD (US Fox Lorber/Winstar: Audio Commentary #2 [John Woo]) DVD (US Dragon Dynasty: Audio Commentary #3 [Bey Logan]) DVD (UK: Best English Subtitles) LaserDisc (PCM Mono)

38. Protégé (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 4,438

74 (3) Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee 35mm, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: Interviews, Making Of, English Subtitles) DVD (US Dragon Dynasty: Audio Commentary [Bey Logan])

39. Fulltime Killer (2001)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

Two very different hitmen find themselves to be in each other's way. They use all their skill to solve the problem.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin, Simon Yam

Votes: 6,066 | Gross: $0.01M

65 (6) 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Dolby Digital

DVD (UK: PAL, 16:9, DTS 5.1 [754.5 kbps], English Subtitles)

DVD (DK, SWE, NOR: PAL, 4:3, Best AQ - DTS 5.1 [1509.75 kbps], English Subtitles)

DVD (FR: Better Color Timing [Blue Tint], PAL, 16:9 [1.85:1 to 1.78:1 AR Stretch Error], DTS 5.1 [754.5 kbps], No English)

DVD (JPN: Good Color Timing [Neutral], 16:9, DD 2.0, English Subtitles)

40. Mad World (2016)

101 min | Drama

A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

Director: Chun Wong | Stars: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin, Charmaine Fong

Votes: 1,104

81 (3) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards Won 4 Hong Kong Film Awards 4, 5K, Color, 2.39:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (HK: AVC 18.999 Mbps, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 [96kHz, 16-bit] 2,237kbps, English Subtitles)

41. Beyond Hypothermia (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A mysterious and highly skilled hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After striking up a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Leung | Stars: Chien-Lien Wu, Ching Wan Lau, Jae-Suk Han, Shirley Wong

Votes: 1,041

73 (3), Johnnie To 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

DVD (CHN, TWN: 84-min Original Cut, DVD-5, 4:3, Dolby Digital Mono, Burnt Chinese/English Subtitles) DVD (US: 80-min International Cut [Missing Scene, New Music Score, English Credits], DVD-5, 16:9, English Dub only) DVD (ITA: 90-min, DVD-9, PAL, 16:9, Dolby Digital 5.1, No English) DVD (DE: 84-min Original Cut, PAL, 16:9, German Dub only) DVD (ESP: 90-min, DVD-5, PAL, 16:9, Dolby Digital 2.0, No English) DVD (Scandinavia: 80-min, PAL, 16:9, Dolby Digital 5.1, No English) LaserDisc (HK: 84-min Original Cut, PCM Mono, Burnt English/Mandarin Subtitles)

42. Bullet in the Head (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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam

Votes: 9,084

87 (4) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, Poor English Subtitles) DVD (Scandinavia: Best Color Timing, HD Scan [No Dirt Removal], PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, No English) DVD (FR: Good Color Timing, 16:9, PAL, DD Mono, No English) DVD (UK: 16:9, No Mono, Best English Subtitles, Audio Commentary [Bey Logan]) DVD (HK IVL: Deleted Scenes, 16:9, DD Mono, Poor English Subtitles) VCD (Original Music Cues [Missing from DVDs]) LaserDisc (PCM Mono)

43. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 42,894

86 (5) Won 2 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Nominee Criterion Collection 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (US: HD [DNR, 1080i, 25 fps], DD Mono, Best English Subtitles) Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, English Subtitles) DVD (DE EMS: Best PQ - HD Remaster, PAL, 16:9, No Mono, No English) DVD (Scandinavia: HD Scan [No Dirt Removal], PAL, 16:9, DD Mono, No English) DVD (FR: Extended TWN Cut, No Dirt Removal, PAL, 16:9, Mono, No English) DVD (US Criterion: Director-Approved Transfer, Original Music Cues, 4:3, DD Mono, Audio Commentary #1 [John Woo, Terence Chang]) DVD (US Fox Lorber: 4:3, DD Mono, Audio Commentary #2 [John Woo]) DVD (UK HKL: Music Changes, PAL, 16:9, No Mono, Best English Subtitles, Audio Commentary #3 [Bey Logan]) LaserDisc (PCM Mono)

44. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 22,431

Fist of Fury, 82 (4) Won 2 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee 35mm, Eastmancolor, 2.39:1, Mono

Blu-ray (Shout Re-release: 4K Restoration [L'Immagine Ritrovata], Dolby Digital Mono, English Subtitles)

45. Fist of Legend (1994)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin, Billy Chow

Votes: 20,903

85 (5), Fist of Fury Remake

Blu-ray (UK: Better AQ, English Subtitles, Region Free)

46. Rouge (1987)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man, Emily Chu

Votes: 1,779

86 (3) Won 3 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 6 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner 35mm, Color, 1.85:1, Mono

Blu-ray (HK: Upscale, No Mono, English Subtitles) DVD (HK Fortune Star: 16:9, DD Mono, English Subtitles) LaserDisc (PCM Mono)

47. A Simple Life (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Andy Lau, Deannie Ip, Hailu Qin, Fuli Wang

Votes: 4,790 | Gross: $0.19M

83 (6) Won 3 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film Nominee Won 5 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Picture Winner Golden Rooster Best Film Nominee 4K, Color, 1.85:1, Dolby Digital

Blu-ray (English Subtitles)

48. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Biography