Manhua (Chinese Comics) Adaptationsby dean11mck | created - 19 Aug 2011 | updated - 12 Jul 2016 | Public
These live-action feature films and TV series are based upon Manhua, Chinese comic books original produced in China. Possibly due to their greater degree of artistic freedom of expression and closer international ties with Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been the places of publication of most manhua thus far, often including Chinese translations of Japanese manga.
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1. Xi lu xiang (1950)
80 min | Drama
Bruce Lee shined in his first leading role as A-Chang in this vivacious social comedy, playing a 10-year-old orphan who's raised by a righteous uncle (Yee), groomed by a skilled thief (Fung... See full summary »
AKA My Son, Ah Chung / The Kid.
2. Lao fu zi (1976)
86 min | Comedy
A series of funny stories of Lao Fu Zi who is an old-fashion bourgeois.
Based on the manhau, Old Master Q, created by Alfonso Wong.
3. Mr. Funnybone Strikes Again (1978)
94 min | Comedy
This sequel to Mr Funny-bone finds him, and his delightful sidekick "Big Potato", opening an Old-fashioned healing clinic.
The sequel comedy Hong Kong film based on the manhau, Old Master Q, created by Alfonso Wong.
4. The Raid (1991)
100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In WW2 Japanese-occupied Manchuria, a group of Chinese nationalists sets out to destroy a Japanese poison gas factory against a Japanese military officer and his girlfriend, who has built up a false public image as a Chinese glamour girl.
Based on the Hong Kong manhua, Uncle Choi, published by Michael Hui from 1958 to the mid-1970s.
5. Baak fan baak gam gok (1996)
97 min | Comedy, Romance
Youthful triangles in Hong Kong. Jerry, Cherrie, and Lok are a pop trio, and the boys have agreed not to court Cherrie for the good of the group. Jerry's a feckless playboy, but he falls ... See full summary »
AKA Feel 100%.
6. Young and Dangerous (1996)
97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen ... See full summary »
10. A Man Called Hero (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Hero Wah goes to study under Master Pride. When he returns to his parents, he learns that they have been murdered by a band of evil Westerners. After impregnating his wife Jade, he ventures to New York in search of his parents' killers.
14. Feel 100% 2003 (2003)
97 min | Comedy, Romance
AKA Feel 100% 2003.
18. Go Away Mr Tumour (2015)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
An imaginative woman copes with a debilitating form of cancer by remaining optimistic and spending time with her friends.
Votes: 916 | Gross: $0.29M
Based on the life of comic book artist Xiong Dun, who after her cancer diagnosis authored a popular webcomic that became a sensation in China.