films seen
42
average score
2.82*
nationality
Hong Kong - 59 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A true Hong Kong director. Proficient in almost every genre, Lau can handle big budgets and lofty star power, but he rarely rises above himself to make a true stand-out masterpiece. Even so, many of his films are guaranteed fun.

The good stuff

The Legend of Chen Zhen poster

The Legend of Chen Zhen

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Jing Wu Feng Yun: Chen Zhen
Specifics
China [2010] - 105 mins
Genre
Martial Arts, Romance
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4.0

Great production values, some slick action scenes and a nice cast turn this film into an enjoyable little blockbuster, which can be refreshing in itself from time to time.

Infernal Affairs 3: End Inferno poster

Infernal Affairs 3: End Inferno

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Mou Gaan Dou III: Jung Gik Mou Gaan
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2003] - 118 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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4.0

Solid pieces

The Founding of an Army poster

The Founding of an Army

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Jian Jun Da Ye
Specifics
China [2017] - 133 mins
Genre
History
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3.5
Revenge of the Green Dragons poster

Revenge of the Green Dragons

by Wai-Keung Lau, Andrew Loo
Specifics
Hong Kong, USA [2014] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
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3.5
The Guillotines poster

The Guillotines

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Xue Di Zi
Specifics
China, Haiti [2012] - 112 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.5
Initial D poster

Initial D

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann
Also know as
Tau Man Ji D
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2005] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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3.5
Infernal Affairs II poster

Infernal Affairs II

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Mou Gaan Dou II
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2003] - 119 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.5
Born to Be King poster

Born to Be King

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Sheng Zhe Wei Wang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 118 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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3.5
The Duel poster

The Duel

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Kuet Chin Chi Gam Ji Din
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi
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3.5
A Man Called Hero poster

A Man Called Hero

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Zhong Hua Ying Xiong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1999] - 116 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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3.5
Young and Dangerous - The Prequel poster

Young and Dangerous - The Prequel

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
San Goo Waak Chai Ji Siu Nin Gik Dau Pin
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 117 mins
Genre
Drama, Crime
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3.5
The Storm Riders poster

The Storm Riders

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Fung Wan: Hung Ba Tin Ha
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 128 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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3.5
Young and Dangerous V poster

Young and Dangerous V

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
98 Goo Waak Chai Ji Lung Chang Foo Dau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 114 mins
Genre
Action
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3.5
Young and Dangerous 2 poster

Young and Dangerous 2

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Goo Waak Jai 2: Ji Maang Lung Gwoh Gong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 101 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.5

The inoffensive

Kung Fu Monster poster

Kung Fu Monster

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Wu Lin Guai Shou
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2018] - 104 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Comedy
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3.0

Low on kung fu and monsters. Lau's latest is a historic fantasy epic with strong comedy beats. The kung fu is inevitable but low-key, it's mostly big budget fantasy combined with a cuddly but deadly monster. Expensive blockbuster entertainment, not high quality cinema. It's perfectly acceptable filler though, just don't expect too much from it.

A Beautiful Life poster

A Beautiful Life

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Mei Li Ren Sheng
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2011] - 122 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.0
Confession of Pain poster

Confession of Pain

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Seung Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [2006] - 110 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.0
1:99 Shorts poster

1:99 Shorts

by Fruit Chan, Teddy Chan, Stephen Chow, Wai-Keung Lau, Joe Ma, Alan Mak, Johnnie To, Brian Tse, Hark Tsui, Ka-Fai Wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Dante Lam, Adam Wong, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Gordon Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 70 mins
Genre
Animation, Comedy, Drama
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3.0

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Infernal Affairs poster

Infernal Affairs

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also know as
Mou Gaan Dou
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 101 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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3.0
Bullets of Love poster

Bullets of Love

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Bat Sei Ching Mai
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0
The Avenging Fist poster

The Avenging Fist

by Wai-Keung Lau, Corey Yuen
Also know as
Kuen Sun
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi
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3.0
Young and Dangerous IV poster

Young and Dangerous IV

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
97 Goo Waak Jai Jin Mo Bat Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0
Young and Dangerous poster

Young and Dangerous

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Gu Huo Zi: Zhi Ren Zai Jiang Hu
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 97 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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3.0
Young and Dangerous 3 poster

Young and Dangerous 3

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Gu Huo Zi 3: Zhi Zhi Shou Zhe Tian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 98 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0
Mean Street Story poster

Mean Street Story

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Miao Jie Gu Shi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0
Lover of the Last Empress poster

Lover of the Last Empress

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Ci Xi Mi Mi Sheng Huo
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama, Western
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3.0
Ghost Lantern poster

Ghost Lantern

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Yun Pei Dung Lung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 92 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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3.0
The Ultimate Vampire poster

The Ultimate Vampire

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Jiang Shi Zhi ZunĀ 
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 88 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Look for a Star poster

Look for a Star

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Yau Lung Hei Fung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2009] - 117 mins
Genre
Romance
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2.5
The Triangle poster

The Triangle

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Daisy
Specifics
South Korea, Hong Kong [2006] - 110 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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2.5
The Park poster

The Park

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Chow Lok Yuen
Specifics
Hong Kong, Thailand [2003] - 91 mins
Genre
Horror, Drama
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2.5
Women from Mars poster

Women from Mars

by Wai-Keung Lau, Wai Man Yip
Also know as
Dong Laam Yan Bin Shing Lui Yan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy
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2.5
The Legend of Speed poster

The Legend of Speed

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Lit Feng Chin Che 2 Gik Chuk Chuen Suet
Specifics
Hong Kong [1999] - 109 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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2.5

Dubious filler

The Flock poster

The Flock

by Wai-Keung Lau
Specifics
USA [2007] - 96 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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2.0
Sausalito poster

Sausalito

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Yi Jian Zhong Qing
Specifics
Hong Kong, USA [2000] - 98 mins
Genre
Romance
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2.0
To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui poster

To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui

by Wai-Keung Lau, Jing Wong
Also know as
Xin Bian Yuan Ren
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 100 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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2.0

Plain forgettable

The Captain poster

The Captain

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Zhong Guo Ji Zhang
Specifics
China [2019] - 111 mins
Genre
Thriller
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1.5

A very classic, bombastic and overly sentimental thriller about a captain steering his airplane to safety. There are a few scenes that are effective in raising the tension, but they are few and far between. The rest is way too overdone and cheesy to make any kind of positive impression. A very disappointing Lau film, he can do so much better.

Dance of a Dream poster

Dance of a Dream

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Oi Gwan Yue Mung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 94 mins
Genre
Romance
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1.5
Rhythm of Destiny poster

Rhythm of Destiny

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Ban Wo Zong Heng
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 90 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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1.5
Against All poster

Against All

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Peng Dang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 89 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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1.5

Big nopes

The Wesley's Mysterious File poster

The Wesley's Mysterious File

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Wai See Lee Ji Lam Huet Yan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 88 mins
Genre
Action, Romance, Sci-fi
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1.0
Raped by an Angel poster

Raped by an Angel

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as
Xiang Gang Qi An: Zhi Qiang Jian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 97 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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