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The Best Leslie Cheung Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from A Chinese Ghost Story to Aces Go Places 5: The Terracotta Hit.

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  • Days of Being Wild1
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashes of Time2
    49
    0

    Ashes of Time

    Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung

    Released1994

    Directed byWong Kar-wai

    Ashes of Time is a 1994 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, and loosely based... more on Wikipedia
  • A Better Tomorrow3
    45
    2

    A Better Tomorrow

    Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Woo

    A Better Tomorrow is a cult 1986 Hong Kong crime film directed by John Woo and starring Ti... more on Wikipedia

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    #84 of 112 The Best Action Movies Of The 1980s#485 of 723 The Greatest Action Movies Of All Time

  • Farewell My Concubine4
    39
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    Farewell My Concubine

    Gong Li, Leslie Cheung

    Released1993

    Directed byChen Kaige

    Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige, is one of the central... more on Wikipedia

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    #468 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#361 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • A Chinese Ghost Story II5
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    A Chinese Ghost Story II

    Leslie Cheung, Michelle Reis

    Released1990

    Directed byChing Siu-tung

    A Chinese Ghost Story II is a 1990 Hong Kong romantic comedy-horror film directed by Ching... more on Wikipedia
  • Rouge6
    35
    4

    Rouge

    Leslie Cheung, Lau Kar-wing

    Released1988

    Directed byStanley Kwan

    Rouge is a 1988 Hong Kong film, directed by Stanley Kwan. The movie is the adaptation of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Once a Thief7
    33
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    Once a Thief

    Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Woo

    Once a Thief is a 1991 Hong Kong crime film written and directed by John Woo, starring Chow... more on Wikipedia

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    #64 of 194 The Best Heist Movies#123 of 141 The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies

  • Happy Together8
    31
    2

    Happy Together

    Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

    Released1997

    Directed byWong Kar-wai

    Happy Together is a 1997 drama, romance film written and directed by Kar Wai Wong.
  • The Bride with White Hair9
    26
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    The Bride with White Hair

    Leslie Cheung, Francis Ng

    Released1993

    Directed byRonny Yu

    The Bride with White Hair is a 1993 Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu, starring Brigitte Lin... more on Wikipedia

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    #68 of 73 Movies with the Most Hardcore Women#266 of 333 The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

  • The Eagle Shooting Heroes10
    28
    2

    The Eagle Shooting Heroes

    Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung

    Released1993

    Directed byJeffrey Lau

    The Eagle Shooting Heroes is a 1993 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Jeffrey Lau. It is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Moonlight Express11
    24
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    Moonlight Express

    Michelle Yeoh, Leslie Cheung

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Lee

    Moonlight Express is a 1999 joint Hong Kong/Japanese film directed by Daniel Lee and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Inner Senses12
    23
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    Inner Senses

    Leslie Cheung, Karena Lam

    Released2002

    Directed byLaw Chi-leung

    Inner Senses is a 2002 Hong Kong psychological horror film directed by Law Chi-leung and... more on Wikipedia
  • A Better Tomorrow 213
    24
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    A Better Tomorrow 2

    Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Woo

    A Better Tomorrow 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Double Tap14
    20
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    Double Tap

    Leslie Cheung, Alex Fong

    Released2000

    Directed byLaw Chi-leung

    Double Tap is a 2000 Hong Kong action-thriller film directed by Bruce Law, and starring Leslie... more on Wikipedia
  • Temptress Moon15
    22
    4

    Temptress Moon

    Gong Li, Leslie Cheung

    Released1996

    Directed byChen Kaige

    Temptress Moon is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige. It was jointly produced by the... more on Wikipedia
  • It's a Wonderful Life16
    20
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai

    Released1994

    Directed byClifton Ko

    It's a Wonderful Life is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Clifton Ko.Amazon_watch buy button
  • All's Well, Ends Well Too17
    22
    4

    All's Well, Ends Well Too

    Leslie Cheung, Sandra Ng

    Released1993

    Directed byClifton Ko

    All's Well, Ends Well Too is a 1993 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Clifton Ko, and released... more on Wikipedia
  • The Phantom Lover18
    9
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    The Phantom Lover

    Leslie Cheung, Philip Kwok

    Released1995

    Directed byRonny Yu

    The Phantom Lover is a 1995 Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung and Jacqueline Wu. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • The Bride with White Hair 219
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    The Bride with White Hair 2

    Leslie Cheung, Christy Chung

    Released1993

    Directed byRonny Yu

    The Bride with White Hair 2 is a 1993 Hong Kong film directed by David Wu. It is the sequel to... more on Wikipedia
  • Fatal Love20
    8
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    Fatal Love

    Leslie Cheung, Philip Kwok

    Released1988

    Directed byPo-Chih Leong

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  • Shanghai Grand21
    18
    2

    Shanghai Grand

    Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau

    Released1996

    Directed byPoon Man-Kit

    Shanghai Grand, also known as Shanghai Grand 1996 to differentiate this film from the more... more on Wikipedia
  • Arrest the Restless22
    8
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    Arrest the Restless

    Leslie Cheung, Deanie Ip

    Released1992

    Directed byLawrence Ah Mon

    Arrest the Restless is a 1992 crime drama film written by Man Keung Chan, Kan-Cheung Tsang and...Amazon_watch buy button
  • Who's the Woman, Who's the Man?23
    16
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    Who's the Woman, Who's the Man?

    Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Chan

    Who's the Woman, Who's the Man? is a 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Peter Chan. It is a... more on Wikipedia
  • The Chinese Feast24
    14
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    The Chinese Feast

    Leslie Cheung, Vincent Zhao

    Released1995

    Directed byTsui Hark

    The Chinese Feast is a 1995 Hong Kong film co-written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #49 of 55 The Best Movies About Cooking#44 of 77 The Best Food Movies of All Time

  • Little Dragon Maiden25
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    Little Dragon Maiden

    Leslie Cheung, Chen Kuan-tai

    Released1983

    Directed byShan Hua

    Little Dragon Maiden, also known as The Brave Archer 5, is a 1983 Hong Kong film adapted from... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button