films seen
45
average score
3.06*
nationality
China - 69 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The man that elevated Hong Kong blockbusters to a higher level and kept on raising the bar, even at a later age. Hark has been at the top for 35 years and even though not all his films are great, he never let commercial cinema get the best of him.

The good stuff

Green Snake poster

Green Snake

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Ching Se
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 98 mins
Genre
Martial Arts, Fantasy
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4.0*/5.0*

Tsui Hark at his best, the film is lush in its visuals and score, is entertaining to the core and wastes no time on unnecessary things. Very likeable and extremely well-made.

New Dragon Gate Inn poster

New Dragon Gate Inn

by Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Sun Lung Moon Hak Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 103 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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4.0*/5.0*

One of Hong Kong's 90s martial arts highlights, though it's actually quite light on action. There's a lot of fun to be had with this one, especially once everyone has arrived at the inn. A typical product of Hong Kong's relentless cinema machine, delivering a fine mix of comedy and action.

Time and Tide poster

Time and Tide

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Shun Liu Ni Liu
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 113 mins
Genre
Action
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4.0*/5.0*

Don't be mistaken, even though Time and Tide is somewhat atypical for a Hong Kong action film, it's still a pretty pure genre effort.

Once upon a Time in China poster

Once upon a Time in China

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Wong Fei Hung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 134 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0*/5.0*

A prime 90s martial arts classics. A bit longer than usual, time spent on exploring the relationship between the Chinese and foreign invaders/merchants. But don't worry, there's plenty of superb martial arts action, establishing Jet Li as one of the best in the business.

Triangle poster

Triangle

by Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Tie Saam Gok
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2007] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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4.0*/5.0*
Seven Swords poster

Seven Swords

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Qi Jian
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2005] - 153 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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4.0*/5.0*
Once Upon a Time in China V poster

Once Upon a Time in China V

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Huang Fei-hung Zhi Wu: Long Cheng Jian Ba
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 101 mins
Genre
Action
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4.0*/5.0*
Once Upon a Time in China II poster

Once Upon a Time in China II

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Wong Fei Hung Ji Yi: Naam Yi Dong Ji Keung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 113 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Romance
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4.0*/5.0*
A Chinese Ghost Story III poster

A Chinese Ghost Story III

by Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Sien Lui Yau Wan III: Do Do Do
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 104 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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4.0*/5.0*

Solid pieces

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings poster

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Di Renjie Zhi Sidatianwang
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2018] - 132 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*

Tsui is back for the third part of the Detective Dee series and that's a good thing. The quality remains high and even though it never attempts to be anything beyond solid entertainment, that's fine with me. Four Heavenly Kings is another lush, fun and amusing action mystery that entertains from start to finish.

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back poster

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Journey to the West: Demon Chapter
Specifics
China [2017] - 109 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
The Taking of Tiger Mountain poster

The Taking of Tiger Mountain

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Zhì Qu Weihu Shan
Specifics
China [2014] - 141 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Biography, History, War
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3.5*/5.0*
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon poster

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Di Renjie: Shen Du Long Wang
Specifics
China [2013] - 134 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate poster

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Long Men Fei Jia
Specifics
China [2011] - 122 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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3.5*/5.0*
Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame poster

Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Di Renjie
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2010] - 119 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
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3.5*/5.0*
Missing poster

Missing

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Sam Hoi Tsam Yan
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2008] - 118 mins
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
Knock Off poster

Knock Off

by Hark Tsui
Specifics
Aruba, Hong Kong [1998] - 91 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Love in the Time of Twilight poster

Love in the Time of Twilight

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Hua Yue Jia Qi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 103 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
The Lovers poster

The Lovers

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Leung Juk
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 107 mins
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
Once Upon a Time in China III poster

Once Upon a Time in China III

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Wong Fei Hung Ji Saam: Si Wong Jaang Ba
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 109 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Biography, History
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3.5*/5.0*
The Raid poster

The Raid

by Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Cai Shu Zhi Heng Sao Qian Jun
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 100 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
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3.5*/5.0*
Swordsman poster

Swordsman

by Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, Raymond Lee, Hark Tsui, Ann Hui, Yeung-Wah Kam
Also known as
Xiaoao Jiang Hu
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1990] - 120 mins
Genre
Action, History
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3.5*/5.0*
A Better Tomorrow III poster

A Better Tomorrow III

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Ying Hung Boon Sik III Jik Yeung Ji Gor
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 105 mins
Genre
Action, War
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3.5*/5.0*
Peking Opera Blues poster

Peking Opera Blues

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Do Ma Daan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1986] - 104 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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3.5*/5.0*
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain poster

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Xin Shu Shan Jian Ke
Specifics
Hong Kong [1983] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
All the Wrong Clues poster

All the Wrong Clues

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Gui Ma Zhi Duo Xing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1981] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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3.5*/5.0*
The Butterfly Murders poster

The Butterfly Murders

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Die Bian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 88 mins
Genre
Action, Horror, Mystery
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3.5*/5.0*

The inoffensive

All about Women poster

All about Women

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Nüren Bu Huai
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2008] - 120 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
Shanghai Blues poster

Shanghai Blues

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Shang Hai Zhi Yen
Specifics
Hong Kong [1984] - 103 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind poster

Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Di Yi Lei Xing Wei Xian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
We're Going to Eat You poster

We're Going to Eat You

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Di Yu Wu Men
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

The Legend of Zu poster

The Legend of Zu

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Shu Shan Zheng Zhuan
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2001] - 104 mins
Genre
Action, Fantasy
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2.5*/5.0*
Double Team poster

Double Team

by Hark Tsui
Specifics
USA, Hong Kong [1997] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*
Twin Dragons poster

Twin Dragons

by Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Shuang Long Hui
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 104 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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2.5*/5.0*
The Banquet poster

The Banquet

by Alfred Cheung, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung, Clifton Ko, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Haomen Yeyan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 97 mins
Genre
Comedy
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2.5*/5.0*
Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street poster

Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Zuijia Paidang Zhi Nuhuang Miling
Specifics
Hong Kong [1984] - 81 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

Tristar poster

Tristar

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Da San Yuan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 106 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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2.0*/5.0*
The Chinese Feast poster

The Chinese Feast

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Jin Yu Man Tang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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2.0*/5.0*
The Blade poster

The Blade

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Dao
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 105 mins
Genre
Drama, Action
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2.0*/5.0*
I Love Maria poster

I Love Maria

by David Chung, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Tie Jia Wu Di Ma Li A
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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2.0*/5.0*
Working Class poster

Working Class

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Da Gung Wong Dai
Specifics
Hong Kong [1985] - 98 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

King Of Chess poster

King Of Chess

by Ho Yim, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Kei Wong
Specifics
Taiwan, Hong Kong [1991] - 109 mins
Genre
Drama
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

Black Mask 2: City of Masks poster

Black Mask 2: City of Masks

by Hark Tsui
Specifics
Hong Kong, USA [2002] - 102 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, Sci-fi
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1.0*/5.0*
The Master poster

The Master

by Hark Tsui
Also known as
Huang Fei Hong Jiu Er Zhi Long Xing Tian Xia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 88 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime
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1.0*/5.0*
The Big Heat poster

The Big Heat

by Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui
Also known as
Seng Fat Dak Ging
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 98 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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1.0*/5.0*