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List of the best Chow Yun-Fat movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Chow Yun-Fat'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 Chow Yun-Fat movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Chow Yun-Fat movies will be at the top of the list. Chow Yun-Fat has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Chow Yun-Fat movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Chow Yun-Fat films to end the squabble once and for all.

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This list below has everything from City on Fire to Treasure Hunt.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Chow Yun-Fat movies?" and "What are the greatest Chow Yun-Fat roles of all time?"

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The Killer Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Danny Lee The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh. Chow plays the assassin Ah Jong, who accidentally damages the ...more

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Hard Boiled Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok Hard Boiled is a 1992 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Tony an undercover cop, and ...more

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A Better Tomorrow Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow, John Woo A Better Tomorrow is a cult 1986 Hong Kong crime film directed by John Woo and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat. The film had a profound influence on the Hong Kong film-making ...more

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City on Fire Chow Yun-Fat, Roy Cheung, Danny Lee City on Fire is a 1987 Hong Kong crime film written, produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sun Yueh. Following A Better Tomorrow, it helped establish ...more

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A Better Tomorrow 2 Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang A Better Tomorrow 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo. A follow-up to its popular predecessor, A Better Tomorrow, the film stars returning cast members Chow ...more

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, ...more

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Once a Thief Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung Once a Thief is a 1991 Hong Kong crime film written and directed by John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Kenneth Tsang, and Chu Kong. The film was released in the Hong ...more

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God of Gamblers II Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow, Andy Lau 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 ...more

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Prison on Fire Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Roy Cheung Prison on Fire is a 1987 Hong Kong action film directed by Ringo Lam and starring Chow Yun-fat, Roy Cheung and Tony Leung Ka-Fai. The film was followed by a sequel in the 1991's Prison on Fire

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God of Gamblers Chow Yun-Fat, Andy Lau, Wong Jing God of Gamblers is a 1989 Hong Kong action comedy-drama film written and directed by Wong Jing, and featuring an ensemble cast.

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The Greatest Lover Chow Yun-Fat, Anita Mui, Pauline Wong

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Curse of the Golden Flower Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Jay Chou Curse of the Golden Flower is a 2006 Chinese epic drama film written and directed by Zhang Yimou. The Mandarin Chinese title of the movie is taken from the last line of a Qi Dynasty poem written ...more

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God of Gamblers Returns Chow Yun-Fat, Chingmy Yau, Tony Leung Ka-fai God of Gamblers Returns, also known as God of Gamblers' Return and The Return of the God of Gamblers, is a 1994 Hong Kong action-drama-comedy film written and directed by Wong Jing. It starred ...more

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The Replacement Killers Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat The Replacement Killers is a 1998 American action film directed by Antoine Fuqua in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker and Kenneth Tsang. ...more

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Prison on Fire II Chow Yun-Fat, Roy Cheung Prison on Fire II is a 1991 Hong Kong action film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat and Roy Cheung. It is the sequel to the 1987's Prison on Fire.

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Full Contact Chow Yun-Fat, Anthony Wong, Simon Yam Full Contact is a 1992 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong and Ann Bridgewater.

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Anna and the King Jodie Foster, Bai Ling, Tom Felton Anna and the King is a 1999 biographical drama film loosely based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam, which give a fictionalised account of the diaries of Anna Leonowens. The story ...more

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The Corruptor Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox, Chow Yun-Fat The Corruptor is a 1999 American action thriller film directed by James Foley, starring Chow Yun-fat and Mark Wahlberg. The film was released in the United States on March 5, 1999.

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Tiger on Beat Chow Yun-Fat, David Chiang, Ti Lung Tiger on Beat, also known as Tiger on the Beat is a 1988 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Lau Kar-leung. It stars Chow Yun-fat and Conan Lee as a buddy cop team who originally hate each ...more

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Tragic Hero Chow Yun-Fat, Andy Lau, Carina Lau Tragic Hero is a 1987 Hong Kong action-crime film directed by Taylor Wong, and starring Andy Lau, Chow Yun-Fat and Alex Man. The film is the sequel to Rich And Famous but was released first due ...more

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All About Ah-Long Chow Yun-Fat, Sylvia Chang, Ng Man-tat All About Ah-Long is a 1989 Hong Kong drama film directed by Johnnie To and starring Chow Yun-fat, Sylvia Chang and Ng Man-Tat.

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A Better Tomorrow 3 Chow Yun-Fat, Anita Mui, Tony Leung Ka-fai A Better Tomorrow 3: Love & Death in Saigon is a 1989 Hong Kong action drama film co-produced and directed by Tsui Hark. It is a loosely-based prequel to John Woo's A Better Tomorrow, though ...more

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Hong Kong 1941 Chow Yun-Fat, Wu Ma, Shih Kien Hong Kong 1941 is a 1984 Hong Kong film, directed by Po-Chih Leong and written by Sammo Hung.

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Rich and Famous Chow Yun-Fat, Andy Lau, Carina Lau Rich and Famous is a 1987 Hong Kong action-crime film directed by Taylor Wong, and starring Andy Lau and Chow Yun-fat. The film was concluded by a sequel, Tragic Hero which was also released in

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Let the Bullets Fly Chow Yun-Fat, Jiang Wen, Carina Lau Let the Bullets Fly is a 2010 action comedy film written and directed by Jiang Wen, based on a story by Ma Shitu, a famous Sichuanese writer. The film is set in Sichuan during the 1920s when the ...more

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Shanghai John Cusack, Gong Li, David Morse Shanghai is a 2010 American mystery/thriller neo-noir film directed by Mikael Håfström, starring John Cusack and Gong Li. The film was released in China on June 17, 2010. It has never ...more

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Confucius Chow Yun-Fat, Zhou Xun, Lu Yi Confucius is a 2010 Chinese biographical drama film written and directed by Hu Mei, starring Chow Yun-fat as the titular Chinese philosopher. The film was produced by P.H. Yu, Han Sanping, ...more

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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Chow Yun-Fat, Zhao Wei, Lisa Lu The Postmodern Life of My Aunt is a 2006 Hong Kong serio-comedy film, directed by Ann Hui, starring Siqin Gaowa and Chow Yun-fat. The film also guest-stars Chinese actresses Zhao Wei and Lisa ...more

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The Children of Huang Shi Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Yeoh, Radha Mitchell The Children of Huang Shi is a Chinese 2008 film. The film centres on the story of George Hogg and the sixty orphans that he led across China in an effort to save them from conscription during ...more

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An Autumn's Tale Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Chan, Cherie Chung An Autumn's Tale is a 1987 Hong Kong-made romantic drama set in New York City starring Chow Yun-fat, Cherie Chung, and Danny Chan. This is Mabel Cheung's second movie as a director after her ...more

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City War Chow Yun-Fat, Ti Lung City War is a 1988 Hong Kong crime action film directed by Suen Chung and starring Chow Yun-fat and Ti Lung in their third collaboration after A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2.

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Bulletproof Monk Jaime King, Seann William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 American action film directed by Paul Hunter in his directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott, and Jaime King. The film is loosely based on the ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

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The Romancing Star Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie Cheung, Eric Tsang The Romancing Star is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Wong Jing and starring Chow Yun-fat, Maggie Cheung, Eric Tsang, Natalis Chan and Stanley Fung. The film was followed by ...more

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The Monkey King Chow Yun-Fat, Donnie Yen, Zhang Zilin The Monkey King is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy film directed by Cheang Pou-soi and starring Donnie Yen as the titular protagonist. Yen also serves as the film's action director. Production ...more

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The Assassins Chow Yun-Fat, Liu Yifei, Roy Cheung The Assassins, previously known as Bronze Sparrow Terrace or Bronze Sparrow Platform, is a Chinese historical drama film directed by Zhao Linshan, starring Chow Yun-fat as Cao Cao, a prominent ...more

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Love in a Fallen City Chow Yun-Fat, Elaine Jin, Lisa Chiao Chiao Love in a Fallen City is a 1984 Hong Kong film directed by Ann Hui. It was adapted from the novella of the same name by Eileen Chang, and produced by Shaw Brothers Studio. The movie stars Chow ...more

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Wild Search Chow Yun-Fat, Roy Cheung, Ku Feng Wild Search is a 1989 Hong Kong film directed by Ringo Lam. The film is a pseudo-remake of the 1984 film Witness. It deals with Hong Kong cops and Mainland criminals.

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Waiting Alone Chow Yun-Fat, Li Bingbing, Yuan Quan Waiting Alone is a 2004 Chinese romantic comedy film written & directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Dayyan Eng, depicting the lives of a group of hip, affluent, twenty-something Beijing ...more

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The Eighth Happiness Chow Yun-Fat, Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, Raymond Wong Pak-ming The Eighth Happiness is a 1988 Hong Kong film directed by Johnnie To.

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Triads: The Inside Story Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Roy Cheung Triads: The Inside Story is a 1989 Hong Kong crime drama film directed by Taylor Wong and starring Chow Yun-fat and Roy Cheung.

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Flaming Brothers Chow Yun-Fat, Philip Chan, Alan Tang Flaming Brothers is a 1987 Hong Kong crime romance film directed by Joe Cheung and starring Chow Yun-fat, Alan Tang, Pat Ha and Jenny Tseng. The film was shot in Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand.

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Scared Stiff Chow Yun-Fat, Anita Mui, Eric Tsang Scared Stiff is a 1987 Hong Kong film starring Eric Tsang and Chow Yun-fat, directed by Lau Kar Wing. This film has been seen as a Hong Kong take-off on the plot of the 1987 US thriller ...more

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The Postman Fights Back Chow Yun-Fat, Eddy Ko, Bryan Leung The Postman Strikes Back is a 1982 Hong Kong action adventure film directed by Ronny Yu in his directorial debut, and starring Bryan Leung, Chow Yun-fat, Fan Mei Sheng, Yuen Yat Cho, Eddy Ko, ...more

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Diary of a Big Man Chow Yun-Fat, Waise Lee, Joey Wong Diary of a Big Man is a 1988 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by veteran producer and actor Chor Yuen, produced by Tsui Hark and Chow Yun Fat stars as the lead role. The film co- stars ...more

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The Occupant Chow Yun-Fat, Lo Lieh, Sally Yeh

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Peace Hotel Chow Yun-Fat, Cecilia Yip Peace Hotel is a 1995 western film directed by Ka-Fai Wai.

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Treasure Hunt Chow Yun-Fat, Chia Hui Liu, Philip Kwok Treasure Hunt is a 1994 Hong Kong action comedy and romantic fantasy film written and directed by Jeffrey Lau and starring Chow Yun-fat and Jacklyn Wu.

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Spiritual Love Chow Yun-Fat, Deanie Ip, Cherie Chung Spiritual Love, also known as Gui xin niang, Ghost Bride or The Phantom Bride is a 1987 Hong Kong fantasy comedy film directed by David Lai and Taylor Wong.

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A Hearty Response Chow Yun-Fat, Fong Liu A Hearty Response is an action comedy crime romance film directed by Norman Law.