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1. Father and Son (1981)

97 min | Drama

A young man dreamed of a career in comics and movies. But his father would rather gave up all he had in order to let him receive formal education.

Director: Allen Fong | Stars: Lei Shih, Hong Zhu, Wai-Man Yung, Yan Chan

Votes: 77

2. Love Massacre (1981)

91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The story of a young co-ed whose boyfriend turns into a demented stalker after the suicide of his sister.

Director: Patrick Tam | Stars: Kuo-Chu Chang, Charlie Chin, Ann Hui, Deannie Ip

Votes: 115

3. Dirty Ho (1979)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Yue Wong, Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Lung Wei Wang

Votes: 860

4. 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: 1,759

5. Winners & Sinners (1983)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Sham, Richard Ng

Votes: 4,050

6. Ashes of Time (1994)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

69 Metascore

A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Votes: 12,329 | Gross: $0.17M

7. Burning Paradise (1994)

104 min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy

An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial ... See full summary »

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Willie Chi, John Ching, Yamson Domingo, Chun Lam

Votes: 560

8. Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (1993)

Unrated | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Set some time after the original 'Heroic Trio' the city has been devastated by nuclear attack. An evil deformed villain controls the city's scarce water supply, exerting influence over both... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Johnnie To | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Damian Lau

Votes: 1,046

9. Peace Hotel (1995)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired old west killer sets up a hotel for vagrants and wayward souls called Peace Hotel. When a woman with a gang on her tail attempts to hide there the owner of the hotel must revert to his old ways to protect his hotel.

Director: Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cecilia Yip, Ho Chin, Shun Lau

Votes: 1,035

10. The Big Heat (1988)

98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of ... See full summary »

Directors: Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui | Stars: Waise Lee, Joey Wang, Matthew Wong, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Votes: 586

11. Moon Warriors (1992)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village. When the King's group is attacked by his usurper brother, the fisherman is ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Andy Lau, Kenny Bee, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung

Votes: 838

12. Operation Condor (1991)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo, Shôko Ikeda

Votes: 17,625 | Gross: $10.44M

13. Run and Kill (1993)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

To absolve a debt to a gang for accidentally putting a hit on his wife, a man goes and kills the gang's leader, leaving the leader's brother to seek violent retribution.

Director: Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang | Stars: Kent Cheng, Simon Yam, Danny Lee, Esther Kwan

Votes: 488

14. School on Fire (1988)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young schoolgirl gets involved in the triads of Hong Kong after a classmate is killed in a fight.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Fennie Yuen, Roy Cheung, Damian Lau, Lai-Yui Lee

Votes: 359

15. Wild Search (1989)

98 min | Action

The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but... See full summary »

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Roy Cheung, Paul Chun

Votes: 415

16. Ji dao zhui zong (1991)

97 min | Drama

Ben, a Chinese student in Japan, falls for Meng and agrees to help her deliver a tape containing information that could start a war between the yakuza families.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Andy Lau, Cherie Chung, Jun'ichi Ishida, Tsung-Hua To

Votes: 121

17. All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution (1981)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: George Lam, Teddy Robin Kwan, Karl Maka, Kee-chan Tang

Votes: 109

18. Armour of God (1986)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang | Stars: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan, Lola Forner

Votes: 16,595

19. Black Cat (1991)

91 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

Catherine is a violent and disturbed young lady who is shot down by the government in one of her escapades. She wakes up in a training facility and is taught to use weapons, combat, and is ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Shin | Stars: Jade Leung, Simon Yam, Thomas Lam, Curtis Fraser

Votes: 415

20. Warriors: The Black Panther (1993)

91 min | Action

Black Cougar is a mercenary who is being paid a huge sum of money by an unknown person to recover a top secret file. Realising the enormity and complexity of the task, he enlists the help ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok | Stars: Alan Tang, Brigitte Lin, Dicky Cheung, Simon Yam

Votes: 130

21. Butterfly and Sword (1993)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

Director: Michael Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Joey Wang, Elvis Tsui

Votes: 1,066

22. Hong Chang Fei Long (1990)

96 min | Action

May Yip and Yao are both orphans and have been friends since youth, but they're torn apart when the leader of the 8 Hundred Dragons Kung Fu cult abducts Yao and erases his memory.

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok | Stars: Samuel Hui, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Carrie Ng

Votes: 375

23. Dr. Wai in The Scripture With No Words (1996)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 1,731

24. Full Contact (1992)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Simon Yam, Ann Bridgewater, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 3,838

25. Green Snake (1993)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy

Two snake spirits become human and learn about love and suffering. A monk discovers his own weaknesses and finds that morality is not as simple as he had thought.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wenzhuo Zhao, Hsing-Kuo Wu

Votes: 2,400

26. Handsome Siblings (1992)

102 min | Action

Durring the Tang Dynasty, a kung-fu tournament was held once every 18 years with the winner declared the leader of the land until the next competition. But a tournament with such high ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tsang | Stars: Andy Lau, Brigitte Lin, Man Cheung, Kuo-Chu Chang

Votes: 324

27. He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

A typical everyday HK movie fan Wing idolizes the beautiful female singer Rose and her producer Sam as the fairy tale couple. By chance she posed as an amateur male singer and moves in with... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Chi Lee | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Anita Yuen, Eric Tsang

Votes: 858

28. The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

It takes a father and son team to battle the forces of evil throughout China, fighting with honor to defend the weak through fast-motion kung fu.

Directors: Jing Wong, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Deannie Ip, Miu Tse

Votes: 5,121

29. Nomad (1982)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A story about the experiences of a group of youngsters who feel lost and try to find the true meaning of life.

Directors: Patrick Tam, Terry Tong | Stars: Cecilia Yip, Leslie Cheung, Pat Ha, Ken Tong

Votes: 270

30. Chung ngon sat luk: O gei (1994)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

The head of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, Inspector San Lee, will do anything to put triad boss Tung in jail, but he'll have to fight both sides of the law to do it.

Director: Kirk Wong | Stars: Danny Lee, Cecilia Yip, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Tak-Kwong Chan

Votes: 220

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: 904

32. Rock N'Roll Cop (1994)

92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Hong Kong cop is sent to mainland China to find a group of killers. Meanwhile, a cop discovers that his former love is aiding the gang of crooks.

Director: Kirk Wong | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Hsing-Kuo Wu, Rongguang Yu, Carrie Ng

Votes: 126

33. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Bill Tung

Votes: 37,066 | Gross: $32.39M

34. Shanghai Blues (1984)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don't each other's name or face. Ten ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Kenny Bee, Sylvia Chang, Sally Yeh, Ken Boyle

Votes: 345

35. Temptation of a Monk (1993)

118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers ... See full summary »

Director: Clara Law | Stars: Joan Chen, Hsing-Kuo Wu, Fengyi Zhang, Ming-Yang Li

Votes: 320

36. A Terra-Cotta Warrior (1989)

145 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

China 2.200 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Yimou Zhang, Li Gong, Tian-Ming Wu, Rongguang Yu

Votes: 842

37. What Price Survival (1994)

96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A duel between two master swordsmen for the hand of a beautiful young maiden leads to a 20-year-old grudge that proves deadly.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: David Chiang, Norman Chu, Jack Kao, Damian Lau

Votes: 168

38. Wicked City (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »

Director: Tai Kit Mak | Stars: Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung, Michelle Reis, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 784

39. 7 jin gong (1994)

90 min | Action

Action and gymnastics form a very happening combination! The result is a stunt-filled, action-packed spectacle. Wonder Seven is about seven martial artists, each with different skills, who ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Ning Li, Andy Chi-On Hui, Kent Cheng

Votes: 232

40. The Legend II (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Josephine Siao, Adam Cheng, Michelle Reis

Votes: 3,943

41. King of Chess (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 »

Directors: Ho Yim, Hark Tsui | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, John Sham, Lin Yang, Koon-Chung Chan

Votes: 268

42. Mad Mission (1982)

93 min | Action, Comedy

A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tsang | Stars: Samuel Hui, Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang, Dean Shek

Votes: 1,275

43. City Hunter (1993)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A self-indulgent private investigator winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Kumiko Goto

Votes: 9,402

44. Crime Story (1993)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Special Agent is assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Kar-Ying Law, Christine Ng

Votes: 5,380 | Gross: $0.19M

45. Gunmen (1988)

87 min | Action, Drama, Western

This story follows a cop in Shanghai during the 1930s. His department is overrun with corruption, while gangsters rule the city via the opium trade.

Director: Kirk Wong | Stars: Adam Cheng, Waise Lee, David Wu, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 167