Gregor's Top 100 Action/Martial Arts-HK(Asia)

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1. Police Story (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Kwok-Hung Lam

Votes: 27,613 | Gross: $0.11M

Police Story

2. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 45,406

Hard Boiled

3. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

71 Metascore

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

Votes: 110,576 | Gross: $2.63M

The Raid 2

4. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 34,497 | Gross: $11.91M

5. 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: 18,004 | Gross: $10.44M

Armour of God II: Operation Condor

6. The Rebel (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

France employs local secret agents in Vietnam 1922 to eliminate resistance. The rebel leader's pretty daughter gets captured. Later an agent seems to have fallen in love with her and helps her escape. He flees, too. Lots of martial arts.

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Van Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen, Thang Nguyen

Votes: 2,041

The Rebel

7. In the Line of Duty IV (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Hong Kong cop and two American cops are onto a suspected harbor worker and are forced to team up when they discover that the suspect is a witness on the run from CIA agents and their schemers; two corrupt cops.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Cynthia Khan, Donnie Yen, Michael Wong, Yat Chor Yuen

Votes: 1,131

In The Line Of Duty

8. In the Line of Duty (1986)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto ... See full summary »

Director: David Chung | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Michael Wong, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ying Bai

Votes: 1,071

Royal Warriors

9. Dragons Forever (1988)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Pauline Yeung

Votes: 6,902

Dragons Forever

10. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 69,733 | Gross: $4.56M

11. Project A (1983)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Dick Wei

Votes: 14,310

Project A

12. 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: 37,687 | Gross: $32.39M

Rumble In The Bronx

13. Tiger Cage II (1990)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An ex-cop and divorce lawyer team up with a gangster to clear their names after getting involved in a dirty money scheme led by a vicious money launderer, who plans to expand his business and wipe out anyone who stands in his way.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Wu, Robin Shou

Votes: 801

Tiger Cage II

14. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 185,026 | Gross: $4.11M

The Raid

15. Merantau (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A young man from the countryside uses his skills in silat martial arts to survive the slave trade.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal

Votes: 9,877

16. Pedicab Driver (1989)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Siu Chung Mok, Hoi Mang, Lung Chan

Votes: 761

Pedicap Driver

17. 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, Lola Forner, Rosamund Kwan

Votes: 16,999

Armour Of God

18. SPL: Kill Zone (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jing Wu

Votes: 11,067

Killzone

19. Police Story 2 (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

The Hong Kong supercop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers, while the villains of Police Story (1985) are out for revenge.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Kwok-Hung Lam, Bill Tung

Votes: 16,423

Police Story II

20. Supercop (1992)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 18,681 | Gross: $16.27M

Police Story III - Supercop

21. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 44,600

The Killer

22. The Way of the Dragon (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

58 Metascore

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping-Ou Wei

Votes: 30,606

Way of the Dragon

23. Righting Wrongs (1986)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock, Melvin Wong, Roy Chiao

Votes: 1,084

Above The Law

24. Bullet in the Head (1990)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam

Votes: 9,549

Bullet In The Head

25. The Night Comes for Us (2018)

TV-MA | 121 min | Action, Thriller

69 Metascore

Ito, a gangland enforcer, caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad.

Director: Timo Tjahjanto | Stars: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle, Zack Lee

Votes: 18,812

26. A Better Tomorrow (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Emily Chu

Votes: 19,742

A Better Tomorrow

27. 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: 3,881

Full Contact

28. The City of Violence (2006)

92 min | Action

Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan... See full summary »

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Seung-wan Ryoo, Jae-mo Ahn, Kil-kang Ahn, Dong-Hyeon Baek

Votes: 4,146

City Of Vengeance

29. Wheels on Meals (1984)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Benny Urquidez

Votes: 11,304

Wheels On Meals

30. Tiger on Beat (1988)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Nina Li Chi, Conan Lee, Norman Chu

Votes: 1,484

Tiger On The Beat

31. Yes, Madam! (1985)

TV-MA | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, John Sham, Hoi Mang

Votes: 1,248

Yes Madam!

32. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 24,948 | Gross: $1.29M

Fist Of Fury

33. 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: 9,591

City Hunter

34. In the Line of Duty III (1988)

90 min | Action

Genji Nakamura and his soul-mate and partner Michiko Nishiwaki are thieves for the notorious Red Army terrorist organization in Japan. After pulling off the jewelry heist of the century (in... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Wong, Brandy Yuen | Stars: Cynthia Khan, Hiroshi Fujioka, Sai-Kit Yung, Michiko Nishiwaki

Votes: 301

In The Line Of Duty 3

35. 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: 381

Dragon From Russia

36. Game of Death II (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

After Billy Lo is killed while seeking the murderers of his friend, his brother Bobby goes all out to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Directors: See-Yuen Ng, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Bruce Lee, Tae-jeong Kim, Jung-Lee Hwang, Roy Horan

Votes: 2,739

Tower Of Death

37. Invisible Target (2007)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue, Jing Wu

Votes: 2,744

Invisible Target

38. Flash Point (2007)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

38 Metascore

A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Ray Lui, Collin Chou

Votes: 12,141 | Gross: $0.00M

Flash Point

39. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

TV-14 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

5 HK cops (4 horny males) on vacation in Pattaya, Thailand, are told to contact an informant there but he gets murdered. They return to Hong Kong to contact his girlfriend and protect her. 3 other colleagues are busy fighting criminals.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Richard Ng, Eric Tsang, Kiu Wai Miu

Votes: 3,347

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars

40. My Lucky Stars (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Muscles, cop from Hong Kong, is in Japan chasing a bad HK cop. His cop partner gets taken by the ninja gang. Muscles gets his 5 old no-good friends from the orphanage to help find the bad cop. Lots of comedy and kung-fu fighting follows.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Richard Ng

Votes: 4,430

My Lucky Stars

41. Fighting Madam (1987)

93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A crimefighting organization called the Angels goes up against a drug-smuggling ring headed by a female kung-fu killer.

Director: Teresa Woo | Stars: Hideki Saijô, Alex Fong, Moon Lee, Elaine Lui

Votes: 401

Iron Angels 1&2 share this position!

42. Top Squad (1988)

91 min | Action, Comedy

Madame Wu (Sibelle Hu) has been assigned to the Hong Kong Police Academy to train female Banshee Squad Members, next door to the male Tiger Squad Members lead by Inspector Kan (Shui-Fan ... See full summary »

Director: Wellson Chin | Stars: Sibelle Hu, Cynthia Rothrock, Kara Wai, Regina Kent

Votes: 402

The Inspector Wears Skirts 1&2 share this position!

43. Devil Hunters (1989)

Unrated | 90 min | Action

A veteran mobster finds that not only are the police after him, but so are members of his own gang, led by a young gangster who wants to take over.

Director: Chun-Ku Lu | Stars: Alex Man, Moon Lee, Siu-Ming Lau, Sibelle Hu

Votes: 129

Devil Hunters

44. Eastern Condors (1987)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

A group of Asian prisoners is recruited, trained, armed and sent to Vietnam to destroy a stash of American weapons left behind after the Vietnam War before the Vietcong discover its location.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Haing S. Ngor, Joyce Godenzi

Votes: 2,025

Eastern Condors

45. The Millionaires' Express (1986)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Western

Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Olivia Cheng, Rosamund Kwan

Votes: 1,362

Millionaires Express

46. Project A 2 (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime