films seen
33
average score
2.71*
nationality
China - 72 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Hong Kong ambassador and undisputed king of gun-fu cinema. Woo is also one of the few Hong Kong directors who managed to cross over to Hollywood. If you're in the mood for some kick-ass action, Woo has you covered.

The good stuff

Reign of Assassins poster

Reign of Assassins

by Chao-bin Su, John Woo
Also known as
Jianyu
Specifics
China [2010] - 117 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0*/5.0*

If you're looking for a quality martial arts epic, look no further because this film has everything to quench your thirst.

Face/Off poster

Face/Off

by John Woo
Specifics
USA [1997] - 138 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller
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4.0*/5.0*
Hard-Boiled poster

Hard-Boiled

by John Woo
Also known as
Lat Sau San Taam
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 128 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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4.0*/5.0*
The Killer poster

The Killer

by John Woo
Also known as
Dip Huet Seung Hung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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4.0*/5.0*

Solid pieces

Red Cliff: Part II poster

Red Cliff: Part II

by John Woo
Also known as
Chi Bi Part II: Jue Zhan Tian Xia
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2009] - 142 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, History, War
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3.5*/5.0*
Heroes Shed No Tears poster

Heroes Shed No Tears

by John Woo
Also known as
Ying Xiong Wu Lei
Specifics
Hong Kong [1986] - 82 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, War
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3.5*/5.0*
Run Tiger, Run poster

Run Tiger, Run

by John Woo
Also known as
Liang Zhi Lao Hu
Specifics
Hong Kong [1985] - 91 mins
Genre
Family, Comedy, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
Laughing Times poster

Laughing Times

by John Woo
Also known as
Hua Ji Shi Dai
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1981] - 101 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action, Drama
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3.5*/5.0*

The inoffensive

Manhunt poster

Manhunt

by John Woo
Also known as
Zhuibu
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2017] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*

Manhunt feels like the remnant of a great film that died on the editing table. It's so incredibly hasty that it's like watching a 105 minute highlight reel. Some wooly English dialogue doesn't help either, luckily Woo still shoots a mean action scene and there's no time to get bored.

The Crossing 2 poster

The Crossing 2

by John Woo
Also known as
Taiping Lun - Bian
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2015] - 131 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
The Crossing poster

The Crossing

by John Woo
Also known as
Tai Ping Lun
Specifics
China, USA [2014] - 129 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
Red Cliff poster

Red Cliff

by John Woo
Also known as
Chi Bi
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2008] - 148 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, War
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3.0*/5.0*
Once a Thief poster

Once a Thief

by John Woo
Also known as
Zong Heng Si Hai
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 108 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
Bullet in the Head poster

Bullet in the Head

by John Woo
Also known as
Die Xue Jie Tou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 136 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
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3.0*/5.0*
Just Heroes poster

Just Heroes

by John Woo, Wu Ma
Also known as
Yi Dan Qun Ying
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 97 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
A Better Tomorrow poster

A Better Tomorrow

by John Woo
Also known as
Ying Hung Boon Sik
Specifics
Hong Kong [1986] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
The Time You Need a Friend poster

The Time You Need a Friend

by John Woo
Also known as
Xiao Jiang
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1984] - 91 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
To Hell with the Devil poster

To Hell with the Devil

by John Woo
Also known as
Mo Deng Tian Shi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1981] - 88 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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3.0*/5.0*
From Riches to Rags poster

From Riches to Rags

by John Woo
Also known as
Qian Zuo Guai
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 101 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action, Adventure
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

Plain Jane to the Rescue poster

Plain Jane to the Rescue

by John Woo
Also known as
Ba Cai Lin Ya Zhen
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 86 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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2.5*/5.0*
Last Hurrah For Chivalry poster

Last Hurrah For Chivalry

by John Woo
Also known as
Hao Xia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.5*/5.0*
Countdown in Kung Fu poster

Countdown in Kung Fu

by John Woo
Also known as
Shao Lin Men
Specifics
Hong Kong [1976] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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2.5*/5.0*
The Young Dragons poster

The Young Dragons

by John Woo
Also known as
Tie Han Rou Qing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1974] - 95 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

Wind Talkers poster

Wind Talkers

by John Woo
Also known as
Windtalkers
Specifics
USA [2002] - 134 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, War
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2.0*/5.0*
Mission: Impossible 2 poster

Mission: Impossible 2

by John Woo
Specifics
USA, Germany [2000] - 123 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Thriller
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2.0*/5.0*
Blackjack poster

Blackjack

by John Woo
Specifics
Canada, USA [1998] - 112 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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2.0*/5.0*
Broken Arrow poster

Broken Arrow

by John Woo
Specifics
USA [1996] - 108 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Thriller
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2.0*/5.0*
A Better Tomorrow II poster

A Better Tomorrow II

by John Woo
Also known as
Ying Hung Boon Sik II
Specifics
Hong Kong [1987] - 105 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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2.0*/5.0*
Money Crazy poster

Money Crazy

by John Woo
Also known as
Fa Qian Han
Specifics
Hong Kong [1977] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

All the Invisible Children poster

All the Invisible Children

by Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo
Specifics
France, Italy [2005] - 124 mins
Genre
Drama
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

Paycheck poster

Paycheck

by John Woo
Specifics
USA, Canada [2003] - 119 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller
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1.0*/5.0*
Once a Thief poster

Once a Thief

by John Woo
Specifics
Canada [1996] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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1.0*/5.0*
Hard Target poster

Hard Target

by John Woo
Specifics
USA [1993] - 97 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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1.0*/5.0*