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Hong Kong - 62 years old
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Stephen Chow's partner in crime, first as an actor/director match-up, later as a directorial duo. His co-direction work is clearly better than his solo work, but when you're in the mood for some silly Hong Kong comedy he's your go-to man.


God of Cookery

Sik San
1996 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
God of Cookery poster

One of Stephen Chow and Lik-Chi Lee's final collaborations (as directors). Later on, Chow would seize complete control over his films, which turned out to be a very smart move. God of Cookery is lots of fun though, a culinary take on the gambling films of that era, with Chow stealing the show once more. It's no highbrow cinema, but Chow is comedy gold, the presentation is slick, the cooking scenes are lots of fun and the pacing is perfect. One of the best films Hong Kong comedy has on offer, and one that is sure to leave you hungry once the end credits start rolling.

King of Comedy

Hei Kek Ji Wong
1999 / 89m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Romance
King of Comedy poster

Ten Brothers

Shi Xiong Di
1995 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Ten Brothers poster

From Beijing with Love

Gwok Chaan Ling Ling Chat
1994 / 84m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Thriller
From Beijing with Love poster

Stephen Chow's James Bond parody. Together with Lik-Chi Lee he takes a pretty standard Hong Kong crime story and laces it with references to the infamous spy. It was one of the earlier Chow films I watched and really dug it the first time around. It didn't quite hold on rewatch though.

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Ling Ling Chai has been working as a poor butcher for the past 10 years, but when a dinosaur head is stolen he is reactivated. He is sent to Hong Kong to find out the mysterious thief who has stolen the artifact before it gets sold off. Chai is not the most typical special agent, but his methods are pretty effective.

Chow is still great. His facial expressions, body language, and comedic timing are pretty much perfect. The film is a little low on actual gags though, and while there are some very funny ones some are a bit too expected. The presentation is also a tad disappointing. It's still a very fun comedy, just not the gem I remembered it to be.

Flirting Scholar

Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang
1993 / 102m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
Flirting Scholar poster

Tricky Business

Zheng Gu Wang
1995 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
Tricky Business poster

Love on Delivery

Po Huai Zhi Wang
1994 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
Love on Delivery poster

Master Wong Vs Master Wong

Huang Fei Hong dui Huang Fei Hong
1993 / 88m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
Master Wong Vs Master Wong poster

Lik-Chi Lee makes good of the popularity of Wong Fei-hung. Together with a slew of respected Hong Kong actors (but without Stephan Chow) he provides a more comedy-focused take on the martial arts hero who dominated the Hong Kong action scene in the early 90s. The result is pretty fun, if a little on the simple side.

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Wong Fei-hung travels to Canton with two disciples and his wife. He wants to help the refugees there, who are being scammed by a rich businessman, so he goes undercover. A couple of cases of mistaken identity later, Fei-hung is part of a major clusterfuck where he'll have to prove he is the actual martial arts master in court.

Anthony Wong is a perfect bad guy, actors like Man-tat Ng and Eric Tang are ideal for the comic relief. The comedy is a bit hit-and-miss, but that's par for the course. Not a film I'd recommend to Hong Kong comedy virgin, obviously, but if you know what you're getting yourself into, this is a lot of fun.

The Tigers: The Legend of Canton

Guang Dong Wu Hu Zhi Tie Quan Wu Di Sun Zhong Shan
1994 / 89m - Hong Kong
The Tigers: The Legend of Canton poster

Once Upon a Time a Hero in China

Huang Fei Hong Xiao Zhuan
1992 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
Once Upon a Time a Hero in China poster

The Magnificent Scoundrels

Qing Sheng
1991 / 96m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Crime
The Magnificent Scoundrels poster

Legend of the Dragon

Long De Chuan Ren
1990 / 96m - Hong Kong
Legend of the Dragon poster

The Lucky Guy

Hung Wan Yat Tew Loong
1998 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
The Lucky Guy poster

Romantic Dream

Zhui Nui Zi 95: Zhi Qi Meng
1995 / 99m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Romantic Dream poster

Flirting Scholar 2

Tang Bohu Dian Qiuxiang 2 Zhi Si Da Caizi
2010 / 102m - Hong Kong
Flirting Scholar 2 poster

Killing Me Tenderly

Ngoi Ngei Ngoi Do Saat Sei Ngei
1997 / 101m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
Killing Me Tenderly poster

The Thief of Time

Jing Jyu Tai
1992 / 95m - Hong Kong
The Thief of Time poster