films seen
23
average score
3.10*
nationality
Hong Kong - 54 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of Hong Kong's prime action directors of the 21st century. Through the years Yip has made some stylish action films with broad international appeal, but had to go through a phase of cheesy horrors and bad comedies to get to that place.

The good stuff

Kill Zone poster

Kill Zone

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
SPL: Sha Po Lang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2005] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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4.0*/5.0*

Kill Zone is a modern martial arts classic.

Yip Man poster

Yip Man

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Ip Man
Specifics
Hong Kong [2008] - 106 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0*/5.0*

Ip Man turned out to be an extremely solid entry in the ever growing list of Yip and Yen collaborations. If you liked Fearless, you will probably like this one too.

Dragon Tiger Gate poster

Dragon Tiger Gate

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Lung Fu Moon
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2006] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, Fantasy
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4.0*/5.0*
Paradox poster

Paradox

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Sha Po Lang: Taam Long
Specifics
Hong Kong [2017] - 101 mins
Genre
Thriller, Action
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4.0*/5.0*

I'm a big fan of the first SPL, the second one was a tiny letdown. Luckily Yip returned to elevate the series back to its original level.

Yip Man 3 poster

Yip Man 3

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Ip Man 3
Specifics
Hong Kong [2015] - 105 mins
Genre
Martial Arts, Drama
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4.0*/5.0*

Wilson Yip did well to wait a couple of years before making this third instalment. Yip Man 3 is a worthy successor, in every way possible.

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A Chinese Fairy Tale

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Sien Nui Yau Wan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2011] - 100 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Martial Arts
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4.0*/5.0*

If you take away the layer of CG, the film underneath is as close to the original as you can get nowadays.

Ip Man 2 poster

Ip Man 2

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Yip Man 2: Chung Si Chuen Kei
Specifics
Hong Kong [2010] - 108 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0*/5.0*

Ip Man 2 is pretty much what I expected from it, and I just couldn't have asked for more.

Leaving Me, Loving You poster

Leaving Me, Loving You

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Dai Sing Siu Si
Specifics
China [2004] - 94 mins
Genre
Romance
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4.0*/5.0*

Wonderful cinematography, lush sets and two strong actors make this film. You have to wade through a few mushy parts, mostly in the beginning, after that it's all good.

Solid pieces

Flash Point poster

Flash Point

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Dou Fo Sin
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2007] - 88 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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3.5*/5.0*
Juliet in Love poster

Juliet in Love

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Jue Lai Yip Yue Leung Saan Ang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 89 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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3.5*/5.0*
Midnight Zone poster

Midnight Zone

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Hui Zhuan Shou Shi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 92 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.5*/5.0*

The inoffensive

Triumph in the Skies poster

Triumph in the Skies

by Matt Chow, Wilson Yip
Also known as
Chung Seung Wan Siu
Specifics
Hong Kong [2015] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0*/5.0*
2002 poster

2002

by Wilson Yip
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
Skyline Cruisers poster

Skyline Cruisers

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
San Tau Chi Saidoi
Specifics
China [2000] - 89 mins
Genre
Action
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3.0*/5.0*

Early Wilson Yip, in which he is clearly learning the tricks of the trade. Not as great as his later films, but the potential is already there. Lai and Chan are a fun central duo, the heists are inventive (though often a little silly) and the pacing is perfect. Pretty good filler this one.

Bullets Over Summer poster

Bullets Over Summer

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Bao Lie Xing Jing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1999] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Romance
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3.0*/5.0*
Bio Zombie poster

Bio Zombie

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Sun Faa Sau Si
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi
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3.0*/5.0*
Mongkok Story poster

Mongkok Story

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Wong Gok Gung Wan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

Magic to Win poster

Magic to Win

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Hoi Sam Mo Fa
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2011] - 100 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

The Flying Heroine: Little White Dragon poster

The Flying Heroine: Little White Dragon

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Fei Hap Siu Baak Lung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2004] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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2.0*/5.0*
Dry Wood Fierce Fire poster

Dry Wood Fierce Fire

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Gon Chaai Lit Feng
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 97 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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2.0*/5.0*
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01:00 A.M.

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Ye Ban Yi Dian Zhong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 86 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

The Mummy, Aged 19 poster

The Mummy, Aged 19

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Ng Goh Haak Gwai Dik Siu Nin
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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1.5*/5.0*

Early Wilson Yip film that fails in the same way most Hong Kong horror/comedies do. The comedy is simplistic and dull, while the horror is cheap and unconvincing. For some reason these films did well enough on the local market, but it's not much of an export product. At least Yip improved tremendously over time.

Big nopes

Daze Raper poster

Daze Raper

by Wilson Yip
Also known as
Mi Jian Fan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 90 mins
Genre
Drama
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1.0*/5.0*