films seen
43
average score
2.81*
nationality
Hong Kong - 60 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: Romance, Martial Arts
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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: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
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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: Drama, Action, Crime
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3.5
The Guillotines poster

The Guillotines

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as: Xue Di Zi
Specifics: Hong Kong, China [2012] - 112 mins
Genre: Drama, Action
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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: Hong Kong, China [2005] - 107 mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Action
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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: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
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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: Thriller, Crime
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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: Comedy, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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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: Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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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: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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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: Comedy, Fantasy
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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: Hong Kong, China [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: Drama, Thriller, Crime
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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: Comedy, Drama, Animation
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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: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
More info on :IMDb
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: Drama, Action
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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: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action
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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: Drama, Action
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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, Thriller, Crime
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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: Drama, Action
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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: Hong Kong, South Korea [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: Drama, Horror
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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
Best of the Best poster

Best of the Best

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also know as: Fei Hu Xiong Xin 2 Zhi Ao Qi Bi Tian Gao
Specifics: Hong Kong [1996] - 107 mins
Genre: Action
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2.5

Straightforward sequel to Gordon Chan's Final Option. Lau delivers a decent but unremarkable Hong Kong police thriller that should feel very familiar to fans of the genre. The action is solid, the drama not so much, the overall finish mediocre. This is decent filler, but only for those who've already seen the myriad of better options.

Dubious filler

The Flock poster

The Flock

by Wai-Keung Lau
Specifics: USA [2007] - 96 mins
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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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, Thriller, Crime
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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: Drama, Crime
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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: Drama, Crime
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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: Sci-fi, Romance, Action
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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: Thriller, Crime
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