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The Best Andy Lau Movies

Updated May 20, 2020 2.8k votes 205 voters 36.9k views

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List of the best Andy Lau movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Andy Lau's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Andy Lau movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Andy Lau movies will be at the top of the list. Andy Lau has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Andy Lau movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Andy Lau films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Andy Lau role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Andy Lau performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon, Drunken Master Killer and more.

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    Running Out of Time

    Andy Lau, Lam Suet

    Released1999

    Directed byJohnnie To

    Running Out of Time is a 1999 Hong Kong action thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To, and starring Andy Lau and Lau Ching-Wan. It was followed by a sequel, Running Out of Time 2 which was...  more
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    Fulltime Killer

    Andy Lau, Simon Yam

    Released2001

    Directed byWai Ka-fai, Johnnie To

    Fulltime Killer is a 2001 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Johnnie To, and also written, produced and directed by Wai Ka-fai, and also produced by and starring Andy Lau. The film was...  more

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    House of Flying Daggers

    Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau

    Released2004

    Directed byZhang Yimou

    House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Unlike other wuxia films, it is more of a love story than a straight...  more

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    The Warlords

    Jet Li, Andy Lau

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Chan, Wai Man Yip

    The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers, is a 2007 epic war film directed by Peter Chan and starring Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xu Jinglei. The film was released on December...  more

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    Shaolin

    Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing

    Released2011

    Directed byBenny Chan

    Shaolin is a 2011 action drama film written by Alan Yuen, Chi Kwong Cheung, Quiyu Wang and 2 more and directed by Benny Chan....  more
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    Infernal Affairs III

    Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

    Released2003

    Directed byAlan Mak, Andrew Lau

    Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third and final installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a...  more
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    Love on a Diet

    Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng

    Released2001

    Directed byWai Ka-fai, Johnnie To

    Love on a Diet is a 2001 Hong Kong romantic comedy film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai, starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng. The movie reunites Lau and Cheng, who last paired up in...  more
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    Days of Being Wild

    Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung

    Released1990

    Directed byWong Kar-wai

    Days of Being Wild is a 1990 Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai. The film stars some of the best-known actors and actresses in Hong Kong, including Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Carina...  more
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    Needing You...

    Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng

    Released2000

    Directed byWai Ka-fai, Johnnie To

    Needing You... is a 2000 Hong Kong romantic comedy film, produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai, starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng. Needing You... is the first film produced by One...  more
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    As Tears Go By

    Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau

    Released1988

    Directed byWong Kar-wai

    As Tears Go By is a 1988 Hong Kong action drama film that was the directorial debut of Wong Kar-wai that starred Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung and Jacky Cheung. Critics have compared the film to Martin...  more

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    Fat Choi Spirit

    Andy Lau, Gigi Leung

    Released2002

    Directed byWai Ka-fai, Johnnie To

    Fat Choi Spirit is a 2002 Hong Kong comedy film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai, and starring Andy Lau, Lau Ching-wan, Louis Koo, Gigi Leung and Cherrie In. The film is a comedy,...  more
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    Infernal Affairs

    Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

    Released2002

    Directed byAlan Mak, Andrew Lau

    Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates a triad, and a police officer secretly working for the...  more

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    A Simple Life

    Sammo Hung, Andy Lau

    Released2011

    Directed byAnn Hui

    A Simple Life, also known as Sister Peach, is a 2011 Hong Kong drama film directed by Ann Hui and starring Deanie Ip and Andy Lau. Ip, in the titled role as Sister Peach, won the Best Actress Award...  more
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    Protégé

    Andy Lau, Daniel Wu

    Released2007

    Directed byDerek Yee

    Protégé is a 2007 Singaporean-Hong Kong co-produced crime drama film written and directed by Derek Yee, starring Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Zhang Jingchu and Anita Yuen....  more
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    Running on Karma

    Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung

    Released2003

    Directed byWai Ka-fai, Sammo Hung, Johnnie To

    Running on Karma, also known as An Intelligent Muscle Man, is a 2003 Hong Kong action thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai. It is ultimately a Buddhist parable about the...  more
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    Released2010

    Directed byTsui Hark

    Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a 2010 Chinese-Hong Kong action mystery film directed and produced by Tsui Hark, and features art direction and fight choreography by Sammo Hung,...  more
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    A Fighter's Blues

    Andy Lau, Takako Tokiwa

    Released2000

    Directed byDaniel Lee

    A Fighter's Blues is a 2000 Hong Kong drama film directed by Daniel Lee and starring Andy Lau. On another note, A Fighter's Blues is also Lau's 100th film role....  more
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    Yesterday Once More

    Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng

    Released2004

    Directed byJohnnie To

    Yesterday Once More is a 2004 Hong Kong film produced and directed by Johnnie To and starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng....  more
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    Wait 'til You're Older

    Li Bingbing, Andy Lau

    Released2005

    Directed byTeddy Chan

    Wait 'til You're Older is a 2005 Hong Kong fantasy comedy drama film directed by Teddy Chan and starring Andy Lau....  more
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    The Legend of Drunken Master

    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau

    Released1994

    Directed byJackie Chan, Lau Kar-leung

    Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts film...  more

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    Lee Rock

    Andy Lau, Chingmy Yau

    Released1991

    Directed byLawrence Ah Mon

    Lee Rock is a 1991 Hong Kong crime film directed by Lawrence Ah Mon, and starring Andy Lau as the title character. The film chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police force that Lee Rock...  more
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    A World Without Thieves

    Li Bingbing, Andy Lau

    Released2004

    Directed byFeng Xiaogang

    A World Without Thieves is a Chinese action drama film directed by Feng Xiaogang and starring Andy Lau, Rene Liu, Ge You and Li Bingbing. The film is an adaptation of a novelette of the same title by...  more
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    A Battle of Wits

    Choi Siwon, Fan Bingbing

    Released2006

    Directed byJacob Cheung

    A Battle of Wits, also known as Battle of the Warriors, is a 2006 Hong Kong-Chinese action war drama film based on a Japanese historical novel by Ken'ichi Sakemi, as well as the manga series Bokko by...  more
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    The Duel

    Zhao Wei, Andy Lau

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrew Lau

    The Duel is a 2000 Hong Kong wuxia comedy film directed by Andrew Lau and starring Andy Lau, Ekin Cheng, Nick Cheung, Kristy Yang, Zhao Wei and Patrick Tam. The film is adapted from Juezhan Qianhou...  more
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    God of Gamblers II

    Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow

    Released1991

    Directed byWong Jing, Wong Ching

    God of Gamblers II is a 1990 Hong Kong action comedy film written and directed by Wong Jing. It stars Andy Lau as Little Knife, Stephen Chow as the Saint of Gamblers, and Ng Man-Tat as Blackie Tat....  more