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: realistic, visually appealing, exciting, stylized, suspense and intense. Plot: storytelling, violence, death, fight, chase, dialogue, mentor, brutality, gun and fistfight. Genre: Action, Drama and Thriller. Country: Hong Kong, USA and Canada.
Best Hong Kong Movies
Best Hong Kong Movies
TOP Movies: The Departed (2006), La La Land (2016), Southpaw (2015), Palm Springs (2020), The Revenant (2015), Peppermint (2018), Skyscraper (2018), Patriots Day (2016), Geostorm (2017), Infernal Affairs (2002), Chungking Express (1994), Pacific Rim (2013), Mulan (2020), John Wick: Chapter Two (2017), Wonder (2017), Sicario (2015), Ip Man 4 (2019), The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), The Killer (1989), Rush Hour 2 (2001).

List of Best Movies

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: tense, captivating, surprise ending, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, police, crimes, working undercover, neo noir, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
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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, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, jazz, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, rise and fall, boxer, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: romantic, funny, dark humor, touching, feel good
Plot: time loop, time travel, family relations, wedding, swimming pool, drug use, love and romance, couple relations, one day, paranormal phenomena, desert, vomiting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, palm springs california, austin texas, texas
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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, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, snow, violence, obsessive quest, hunter, adventure, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, female martial artist, corruption, police corruption, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, justice, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2017
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
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Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, protective parent, lone hero, fire, panic, penthouse, hi-tech, family in danger, betrayal, kidnapping, ex soldier ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
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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, suspense, tense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, police chief, chief of police, manhunt, gunfight, tragedy, terrorist, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: disaster movie, psychotronic, apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, storm, apocalypse, catastrophe, tsunami, disaster film, hurricane, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, weather manipulation, conspiracy ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: madrid, washington d.c., shanghai china, afghanistan, paris france ...
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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, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, mind game, mob boss, psychologist, mole, crime, crimes, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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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, police officer, femme fatale, romance, multiple storylines, girlfriend, depression, acceptance, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
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Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, robot, danger, giant, destruction, survival ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, year 2017
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
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Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: gender disguise, disney, false identity, martial arts, courage, heroes, female warrior, chinese woman, woman dressed as man, heroine, swordswoman, teenage girl ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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John Wick: Chapter Two (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, bloody, brutal, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, one against many, warrior, hand to hand combat, dark hero, gun, bandit, tough guy, assassin, organized crime, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
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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: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, drug cartel, special agents, u.s. mexico border, cia agent, drug smuggling, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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Ip Man 4 (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen ...
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, master warrior, human spirit, fighting movie, wing chun, warrior, hand to hand combat, philosophy, mentor, immigrants, martial arts, martial arts school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, hong kong, san francisco
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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, fistfight, farce, martial artist, heroes, good versus evil, showdown, goofy hero, boxing, cult, silly humor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
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The Killer (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, one last job, mob boss, crimes, crime, going straight, moral dilemma, accident, deadly, innocence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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, secret service, police investigation, odd couple, gang, forgery, bribery, vacation, culture clash, fish out of water, power struggle, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, china, usa, asia, hong kong ...
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Hard Boiled (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, smuggling, mexican standoff, massacre, mafia, undercover, heroes, arms smuggling, fighting crime, hitman, gory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, one last job, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love, couple relations, love affair, crimes, partners in crime, dangerous, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
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Who Am I? (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Martial-arts megastar Jackie Chan wrote, directed and stars in this action-comedy. Secret agent Jackie (Chan) leads a commando group to Africa to kidnap scientists who are working to unleash a powerful -- and lethal -- new energy source. When Jackie ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, suspense, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, adventure, secret agents, chase, on the run, danger, espionage, secret agent, fistfight, car chase, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, hong kong, asia, africa
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Astro Boy (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost. Unable to fulfill his creator's expectations, Astro embarks on a journey in search ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, superhero, heroes, robot, family in danger, space and aliens, evil force, hi-tech, family, danger, goodhearted ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan
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Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, uplifting, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, warrior, kung fu, courage, bravery, fistfight, invasion, sino japanese war, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, Hong Kong
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, suspense, tense, emotional ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, infected, quarantine, scientist, fate of humanity, infection, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, san francisco, london, hong kong ...
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, duel, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
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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: disaster movie, exciting, suspense, realistic, tense ...
Plot: natural disaster, courage, oil rig, rescue, trapped, explosion, survival, catastrophe, sea, disaster film, oil, greed ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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Shinjuku Incident (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Iron Zhao aka Steelhead, a truck repairman from China's Northeast, and settles down as an illegal immigrant in Tokyo. After a series of run-ins with the Yakuza, he rises to power as the Don of Chinese illegal immigrants. However, things get out ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang war, survival, gang, criminal syndicate, immigrants, vengeance, danger, rivalry, crimes, drug lord, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, mechanic ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, mount fuji ...
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, hostage, gangster, foot chase, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
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