films seen
40
average score
2.85*
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 known as
Jing Wu Feng Yun: Chen Zhen
Specifics
China [2010] - 105 mins
Genre
Martial Arts, Romance
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4.0*/5.0*

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 known 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*/5.0*

Solid pieces

The Founding of an Army poster

The Founding of an Army

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Jian Jun Da Ye
Specifics
China [2017] - 133 mins
Genre
History
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3.5*/5.0*
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*/5.0*
The Guillotines poster

The Guillotines

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Xue Di Zi
Specifics
China, Haiti [2012] - 112 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.5*/5.0*
Initial D poster

Initial D

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann
Also known as
Tau Man Ji D
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2005] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
Infernal Affairs II poster

Infernal Affairs II

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also known as
Mou Gaan Dou II
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2003] - 119 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Born to Be King poster

Born to Be King

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Sheng Zhe Wei Wang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 118 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
The Duel poster

The Duel

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*
A Man Called Hero poster

A Man Called Hero

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Zhong Hua Ying Xiong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1999] - 116 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
Young and Dangerous - The Prequel poster

Young and Dangerous - The Prequel

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*
The Storm Riders poster

The Storm Riders

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Fung Wan: Hung Ba Tin Ha
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 128 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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3.5*/5.0*
Young and Dangerous V poster

Young and Dangerous V

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
98 Goo Waak Chai Ji Lung Chang Foo Dau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 114 mins
Genre
Action
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3.5*/5.0*
Young and Dangerous 2 poster

Young and Dangerous 2

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*

The inoffensive

Kung Fu Monster poster

Kung Fu Monster

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Wu Lin Guai Shou
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2018] - 104 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Comedy
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3.0*/5.0*

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 known as
Mei Li Ren Sheng
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2011] - 122 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
Confession of Pain poster

Confession of Pain

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also known as
Seung Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [2006] - 110 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
Infernal Affairs poster

Infernal Affairs

by Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Also known as
Mou Gaan Dou
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 101 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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3.0*/5.0*
The Avenging Fist poster

The Avenging Fist

by Wai-Keung Lau, Corey Yuen
Also known as
Kuen Sun
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi
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3.0*/5.0*
Bullets of Love poster

Bullets of Love

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Bat Sei Ching Mai
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 107 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Young and Dangerous IV poster

Young and Dangerous IV

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
97 Goo Waak Jai Jin Mo Bat Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 106 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Young and Dangerous poster

Young and Dangerous

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*
Young and Dangerous 3 poster

Young and Dangerous 3

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*
Lover of the Last Empress poster

Lover of the Last Empress

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Ci Xi Mi Mi Sheng Huo
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama, Western
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3.0*/5.0*
Mean Street Story poster

Mean Street Story

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Miao Jie Gu Shi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
Ghost Lantern poster

Ghost Lantern

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Yun Pei Dung Lung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 92 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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3.0*/5.0*
The Ultimate Vampire poster

The Ultimate Vampire

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Jiang Shi Zhi ZunĀ 
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 88 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

Look for a Star poster

Look for a Star

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Yau Lung Hei Fung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2009] - 117 mins
Genre
Romance
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2.5*/5.0*
The Triangle poster

The Triangle

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Daisy
Specifics
South Korea, Hong Kong [2006] - 110 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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2.5*/5.0*
The Park poster

The Park

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Chow Lok Yuen
Specifics
Hong Kong, Thailand [2003] - 91 mins
Genre
Horror, Drama
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2.5*/5.0*
Women from Mars poster

Women from Mars

by Wai-Keung Lau, Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Dong Laam Yan Bin Shing Lui Yan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy
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2.5*/5.0*
The Legend of Speed poster

The Legend of Speed

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*

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*/5.0*
Sausalito poster

Sausalito

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Yi Jian Zhong Qing
Specifics
Hong Kong, USA [2000] - 98 mins
Genre
Romance
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2.0*/5.0*
To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui poster

To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui

by Wai-Keung Lau, Jing Wong
Also known as
Xin Bian Yuan Ren
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 100 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

Dance of a Dream poster

Dance of a Dream

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Oi Gwan Yue Mung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 94 mins
Genre
Romance
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1.5*/5.0*
Rhythm of Destiny poster

Rhythm of Destiny

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Ban Wo Zong Heng
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 90 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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1.5*/5.0*
Against All poster

Against All

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Peng Dang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 89 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

The Wesley's Mysterious File poster

The Wesley's Mysterious File

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known 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*/5.0*
Raped by an Angel poster

Raped by an Angel

by Wai-Keung Lau
Also known as
Xiang Gang Qi An: Zhi Qiang Jian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 97 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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1.0*/5.0*