The Best Movies Directed by John Woo

List of all movies directed by John Woo ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Woo are listed here and include movie posters and John Woo movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Woo as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Woo movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Woo film is can be factored into this list.

From John Woo's studio films to John Woo's independent films, this John Woo filmography keeps tabs on all John Woo movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List movies include The Killer, Paycheck and many additional movies as well.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Woo direct?” or “who is John Woo?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Woo?” and “what's a good selection of good John Woo movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Woo films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Woo works.

All John Woo director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Woo has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Woo movie is and which actors starred in the John Woo film.

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Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage have both worked on a John Woo directed movie, as have many other great actors.

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  • The Killer
    Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh
    82 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: John Woo
    Mob assassin Jeffrey (Chow Yun-Fat) is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse ...more
  • Hard Boiled
    Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok
    93 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: John Woo
    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 Anthony Wong as ...more
  • A Better Tomorrow
    Ti Lung, Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung
    57 votes
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: John Woo
    A Hong Kong policeman (Leslie Cheung) blames his reformed-gangster brother (Chow Yun-Fat) for the death of their father.

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  • Face/Off
    John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen
    79 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: John Woo
    Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and ...more

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  • A Better Tomorrow 2
    Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang
    45 votes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: John Woo
    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 Yun-fat, Ti ...more
  • Bullet in the Head
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Simon Yam, Jacky Cheung Hok-yau
    43 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: John Woo
    Bullet in the Head is a 1990 Hong Kong action film written, produced, edited and directed by John Woo, who played Police Inspector, and starring Tony Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee and Simon Yam.