100 Essential Hong Kong Films

Not in ranked order, nor the only 100 essential Hong Kong films, but a good starting place if you're trying to get into Hong Kong cinema.

Lovehkfilm's recommendations lists were very helpful when making this, so you should check those out.

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
  • After This Our Exile
  • All's Well, Ends Well
  • An Autumn's Tale
  • Beast Cops
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • The Blade
  • Bless This House
  • Boat People
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • The Bride with White Hair
  • Bullets Over Summer
  • The Case of the Cold Fish
  • The Cat
  • A Chinese Ghost Story II
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Chungking Express
  • City on Fire
  • Come Drink with Me
  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story
  • The Diary of a Big Man
  • Dirty Ho
  • Doctor Mack
  • Dragon
  • Dragons Forever
  • Dream Home
  • Duel to the Death
  • Eastern Condors
  • The Eye
  • Fallen Angels
  • Final Victory
  • Fist of Legend
  • The Five Venoms
  • From Beijing with Love
  • Full Contact
  • Gallants
  • The God of Cookery
  • God of Gamblers
  • Hard Boiled
  • He's a Woman, She's a Man
  • Hollywood Hong Kong
  • Holy Flame of the Martial World
  • Hong Kong 1941
  • In the Line of Duty 4
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Invisible Target
  • Ip Man
  • Iron Monkey
  • Killer Constable
  • The Killer
  • King of Comedy
  • La Brassiere
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • The Legend
  • Lost in Time
  • Love in a Puff
  • Love on Delivery
  • Magnificent Warriors
  • The Midnight After
  • The Millionaires' Express
  • A Moment of Romance
  • Mr. Vampire
  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose
  • My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
  • My Young Auntie
  • Naked Killer
  • Needing You...
  • New Dragon Gate Inn
  • On the Run
  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • One Nite in Mongkok
  • The One-Armed Swordsman
  • Outlaw Brothers
  • Pedicab Driver
  • Peking Opera Blues
  • Perhaps Love
  • Police Story
  • The Private Eyes
  • The Prodigal Son
  • Project A
  • PTU
  • Righting Wrongs
  • Rigor Mortis
  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
  • Rouge
  • Royal Warriors
  • Running on Karma
  • Running Out of Time
  • School on Fire
  • Security Unlimited
  • The Seventh Curse
  • Shanghai Blues
  • Shaolin Soccer
  • She Shoots Straight
  • A Simple Life
  • Sparrow
  • SPL: Kill Zone
  • Whatever You Want
  • Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain