Best Hong Kong Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Hong Kong Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: exciting, visually appealing, suspense, surprise ending, realistic and intense. Plot: fight, death, violence, storytelling, dialogue, chase, murder, fistfight, mentor and revenge. Genre: Action, Drama and Thriller. Country: USA, Hong Kong and China.
Best Hong Kong Movies
Best Hong Kong Movies
TOP Movies: The Revenant (2015), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), The Departed (2006), Skyscraper (2018), Geostorm (2017), The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021), Robin Hood (2018), Pacific Rim (2013), Palm Springs (2020), Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), La La Land (2016), Mulan II (2004), Southpaw (2015), Mulan (2020), Sicario (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Contagion (2011), Infernal Affairs (2002), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Wonder (2017).

List of Best Movies

The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, bear attack, obsessive quest, old west, violent, hunter, violence, native american, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, exciting, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, mentor, one man army, dark humor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, female killer, master warrior, hate, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, usa, asia, tokyo, pasadena california
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The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
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Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: tense, suspense, psychotronic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: skyscraper, heroism, lone hero, protective parent, fire, panic, ex soldier, penthouse, hi-tech, family in danger, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, minnesota
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Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: apocalyptic, psychotronic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, catastrophe, storm, tsunami, humanity in peril, hurricane, climate change, tornado, global warming, ecological disaster, weather manipulation ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: new york, miami, orlando florida, rio de janeiro, shanghai ...
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The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her family decides to use this opportunity to drive Katie to school as a road trip. When their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising, the Mitchells realize that they must work ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers, teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, road trip, family, dog, parents and children, adventure, family life, journey, fish out of water, husband, wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Robin Hood (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: robin hood, medieval, archer, bow and arrow, heroes, love, money, sheriff, archery, thief, steampunk, robbery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, arabia
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Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, robot, save the world, evil alien, giant, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, battles, destruction, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017 ...
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia agent, spy, mission, espionage, cia, secret agents, conspiracy, tough guy, fistfight, heroic mission, villain, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
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Palm Springs (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
Style: funny, romantic, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, time traveler, repeated event, love and romance, dark humor, family relations, wedding, drug use, existentialism, couple relations, wedding day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, austin texas, palm springs california, texas
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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, ...
Style: parody, exciting, not serious, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female martial artist, silly humor, martial arts, heroes, one against many, obsessive quest, heroic mission, vengeance, battles, crimes, love and romance, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
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La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, dramatic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, love, jazz, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, traffic jam, jazz club, jazz musician, destiny ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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Mulan II (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fa Mulan gets the surprise of her young life when her love, Captain Li Shang asks for her hand in marriage. Before the two can have their happily ever after, the Emperor assigns them a secret mission, to escort three princesses to Chang'an, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, heroes, adventure, rescue, disney, wedding, princess, family, friends, heroine, emperor, female protagonist ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, tragedy, rise and fall, boxer, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, down on your luck, death of wife, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas, new york
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Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: sincere, captivating, stylized, exciting, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: woman dressed as man, heroine, tough girl, chinese woman, female warrior, gender disguise, martial arts, heroes, human spirit, swordswoman, disney, female protagonist ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, neo noir, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, moral dilemma, swat team, drug smuggling, u.s. mexico border, fbi agent, special agents, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, tense, suspense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, chief of police, gunfight, tragedy, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, brutality, police ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, apocalyptic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, quarantine, infected, scientist, deadly virus, infection, vaccine, fate of humanity, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota, hong kong ...
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Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, double life, organized crime, betrayal, mind game, mob boss, psychologist, mole, tragic event, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at ...
Style: buddy movie, humorous, exciting, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, odd couple, gang, forgery, vacation, bribery, good versus evil, secret service, culture clash, power struggle, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, china, los angeles, usa, asia ...
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Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, family, friendship, father son relationship, family relations, deformity, child, hospital, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battleship, alien invasion, evil alien, navy, alien encounter, military, u.s. navy, ship, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, london, tokyo ...
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Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, ambiguous ending, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, femme fatale, romance, multiple storylines, police officer, girlfriend, acceptance, depression, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, bloody, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, tough guy, warrior, bounty hunter, assassin, woman fights a man, dark hero, manhunt, weapons, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
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Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, justice, drug cartel, corruption, loss of child, one woman army, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, female martial artist, revenge killing, female protagonist ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, realistic, factual ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, catastrophe, sea, survival, evacuation, heroism, panic ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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A Simple Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The relationship between a middle-aged man (Andy Lau) and the elderly woman (Deanie Ip), who has been the family's helper for sixty years.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: maid, family relations, retirement home, social differences, family life, master and servant, society, power relations, producer, film producer, senior citizen, urban setting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, female martial artist, qing dynasty, aristocracy, martial artist, duel, vengeance, love and romance, ninja ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, princess, rescue, adventure, chinese, cowboy, old west, friends, disorder, partners, save the day, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, alien, androids and robots, transforming robot, giant robots, killer robot, robot vs. robot, evil alien, battles, chaos, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, mexico city, beijing china, texas ...
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