films seen
19
average score
2.76*
nationality
Hong Kong - 54 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Second-tier Hong Kong director who has made plenty of films in the shadow of bigger names, but worked up a surprisingly solid oeuvre nonetheless. If you're looking to dig deeper into Hong Kong's commercial output, Yip's work is a good place to start.

The good stuff

The Warlords

by Wai Man Yip, Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also known as
Tau Ming Chong
Specifics
China [2007] - 126m
Genre
Drama, War
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The Warlords poster

Warlords is an awesome film about three beardy men with balls taking their little army to conquer nations, but failing to keep in control over their own friendship.

Fate

by Wai Man Yip
Specifics
Hong Kong [2007] - 85m
Genre
Sci-fi, Fantasy
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Fate poster

Wai Man Yip succeeds in creating something that feels very fresh and unique, looks great and leaves something mysterious behind.

Solid pieces

Cook Up a Storm

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Jue Zhan Shi Shen
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2017] - 97m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Cook Up a Storm poster

Phantom of the Theatre

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Mo Gong Mei Ying
Specifics
China [2016] - 103m
Genre
Fantasy, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Phantom of the Theatre poster

Bruce Lee, My Brother

by Manfred Wong, Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Bruce Lee
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2010] - 129m
Genre
Action, Biography
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Bruce Lee, My Brother poster

Portland Street Blues

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Goo Waak Chai Ching Yee Pin Ji Hung Hing Sap Saam Mooi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 114m
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Portland Street Blues poster

The inoffensive

Iceman: The Time Traveller

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Bing Feng: Yong Heng Zhi Men
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2018] - 104m
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Action, History
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Iceman: The Time Traveller poster

Decent sequel to Law's Iceman. Donnie Yen reprises his role while this follow-up turns things upside down, warping the Ming warriors back to their own time in order to alter history. Some decent action scenes, some doubty CG, no time to get bored. It's not a bad film, but Wai Main Yip can do a lot better.

Lost on Journey

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Ren Zai Jiong Tu
Specifics
China [2010] - 91m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Lost on Journey poster

Those Were the Days...

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Yau Ching Sui Yuet Saan Gai Goo Si
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 103m
Genre
Romance, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Those Were the Days... poster

Sixty Million Dollar Man

by Jing Wong, Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Baak Bin Sing Gwan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 92m
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Sixty Million Dollar Man poster

Worthy but flawed

Women from Mars

by Wai-Keung Lau, Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Dong Laam Yan Bin Shing Lui Yan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 100m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Women from Mars poster

Till Death Do Us Laugh

by Man Kei Chin, Joe Ma, Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Guai Tan Xie Hui
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 90m
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Till Death Do Us Laugh poster

Dubious filler

Bump In The Road

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Yi Lu Shun Feng
Specifics
China [2013] - 95m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Bump In The Road poster

Anna in Kung-Fu Land

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
On Loh Yue Miu Lam
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 97m
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Action
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Anna in Kung-Fu Land poster

My Dream Girl

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Pao Zhi Nu Peng You
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 91m
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
My Dream Girl poster

Beauty and the Breast

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Fung Hung Bei Cup
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 92m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Beauty and the Breast poster

For Bad Boys Only

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Bad Boy Dak Gung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 105m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
For Bad Boys Only poster

Whatever You Want

by Jing Wong, Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Zhu Guang Bao Qi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 97m
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Whatever You Want poster

Plain forgettable

I'm Your Birthday Cake!

by Wai Man Yip
Also known as
Bu Dao De De Li Wu
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 94m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
I'm Your Birthday Cake! poster