The Best Sammo Hung Movies
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The Best Sammo Hung Movies

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

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

List features Dragon Squad, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sammo Hung movies?" and "What are the greatest Sammo Hung roles of all time?"

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  • Encounters of the Spooky Kind
    Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying
    25 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Sammo Hung
    Encounters of the Spooky Kind is a 1980 Hong Kong martial arts comedy horror film written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the lead role. The film was produced by Hung's production company Bo Ho Film Company. It was released as Spooky Encounters in the US. It is sometimes listed as Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind, more blatantly mimicking the title of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film was the progenitor of the jiangshi film genre and one of Hong Kong's first kung fu horror comedies. There is one other stand-alone sequel starring Hung and Lam Ching-ying Encounters of the Spooky Kind II which has no relation to Encounters of the Spooky Kind. The Chinese name for the movie literally translates as ghost fights ghost.
  • Project A
    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Hark-Sun Lau
    22 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Jackie Chan
    Dragon Ma (Jackie Chan) is a lieutenant in the 19th-century Hong Kong marines. Pirates have been terrorizing local waters, with assistance from the corrupt authorities. Dragon Ma hopes to defeat the evil pirate clan led by Sanpao (Dick Wei), but his plan is short-circuited. Ma then teams with a navy admiral (Hak Suen Lau), a police captain Tzu (Biao Yuen) and a crafty thief (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo) in a new round of high-seas battles with Sanpao and his pirates.
  • Pedicab Driver
    Sammo Hung, Lau Kar-leung, Billy Chow
    21 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Sammo Hung
    Pedicab Driver is a 1989 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by and starring Sammo Hung, who portrays the leader of a crew of cycle rickshaw drivers in 1930s Macau. The movie features guest appearances by Eric Tsang, Corey Yuen and Lau Kar-leung.
  • The Prodigal Son
    Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying
    26 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Sammo Hung
    The Prodigal Son is a 1981 Hong Kong martial arts film starring Yuen Biao, and also written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also co-stars in the film. The film was released on 22 December 1981 and grossed HK$ 9,150,729. The film was nominated for two Hong Kong Film Awards and won the award for Best Action choreography. The film tells the story of Leung Chang, the son of wealthy man who is half-heartedly studying kung fu. Leung Chang's lack of expertise forces his father to pay people to lose to him in fights. After Leung Chang discovers that his father has been deceiving him, he becomes inspired to study martial arts more seriously and attempts convince a kung fu expert to take him on as a student.
  • Dragons Forever
    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao
    19 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Corey Yuen, Sammo Hung
    Dragons Forever is a 1988 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film directed by Sammo Hung, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao. The three actors, known colloquially as the Three Brothers, had attended the famous China Drama Academy together, and became members of the Seven Little Fortunes. This is the last film to date that all three have appeared in together. It was directed by Sammo Hung and another former member of the Seven Little Fortunes, Corey Yuen. Yet another classmate, Yuen Wah, plays the film's main villain, while legendary kickboxer Benny Urquidez plays his right-hand man. Dragons Forever was filmed between September and November 1987.
  • Wheels on Meals
    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao
    23 votes
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Sammo Hung
    Wheels on Meals is a 1984 Hong Kong martial arts comedy film written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao.