films seen
26
average score
3.03*
nationality
China - 75 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Hong Kong's primary action choreographer, though he also directed a few martial arts masterpieces of his own. Not the most unique or gifted director of the bunch, but when it comes to kick-ass action sequences there are few who can best him.

The good stuff

Twin Warriors poster

Twin Warriors

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Tai Ji Zhang San Feng
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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4.0
Iron Monkey poster

Iron Monkey

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Siu Nin Wong Fei Hung Ji Tit Ma Lau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 90 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0

Iron Monkey is a film that doesn't disappoint. There's enough creativity, silliness and genuine love for the genre to keep me coming back for more.

True Legend poster

True Legend

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Su Qi-Er
Specifics
China [2010] - 116 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0

The 3-way story split might be a bit of a gamble, but looking back I actually enjoyed the extra depth it brought to the film.

Solid pieces

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy poster

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Ye Wen Wai Zhuan: Zhang Tian Zhi
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2018] - 107 mins
Genre
Action
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3.5

A fun Ip Man spin-off. Yuen always was a better action choreographer than he was a director though, and it shows. Not serious enough to be a great crime flick, not fun enough to be a great martial arts epic. It's definitely not a bad film, there's a lot of fun to be had, but it lacks the refinement of a bona fide masterpiece.

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia poster

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Qi Men Dun Jia
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2017] - 113 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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3.5
The Beautiful Secret Agent poster

The Beautiful Secret Agent

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Wing Chun
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama
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3.5
Heroes among Heroes poster

Heroes among Heroes

by Chin-Chung Chan, Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
So Hak-Yi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 91 mins
Genre
Action, Drama
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3.5
Drunken Tai-Chi poster

Drunken Tai-Chi

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Siu Tai Gik
Specifics
Hong Kong [1984] - 91 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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3.5
The Miracle Fighters poster

The Miracle Fighters

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Qi Men Dun Jia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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3.5
Magnificent Butcher poster

Magnificent Butcher

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Lin Shi Rong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 108 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama
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3.5
Drunken Master poster

Drunken Master

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Jui Kuen
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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3.5

The inoffensive

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny poster

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Wo Hu Cang Long 2: Qing Ming Bao Jian
Specifics
China, USA [2016] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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3.0
Tai Chi Boxer poster

Tai Chi Boxer

by Hsin-Yen Chang, Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Tai Ji Quan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 96 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Romance
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3.0
Fire Dragon poster

Fire Dragon

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Huo Yun Chuan Qi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 90 mins
Genre
Action
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3.0
In the Line of Duty 4 poster

In the Line of Duty 4

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Huang Jia Shi Jie Zhi IV: Zhi Ji Zheng Ren
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.0
Mismatched Couples poster

Mismatched Couples

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Ching Fung Dik Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1985] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Romance
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3.0
Dreadnaught poster

Dreadnaught

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Yong Zhe Wu Ju
Specifics
Hong Kong [1981] - 91 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Horror
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3.0
The Buddhist Fist poster

The Buddhist Fist

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Fo Zhang Luo Han Quan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 90 mins
Genre
Action
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3.0
Dance of the Drunk Mantis poster

Dance of the Drunk Mantis

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Nan Bei Zui Quan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Tiger Cage 3 poster

Tiger Cage 3

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Leng Mian Ju Ji Dhou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 98 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5
Secret Master poster

Secret Master

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Huo Yuan-Jia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, History
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2.5
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow poster

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Se Ying Diu Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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2.5

Dubious filler

Tiger Cage 2 poster

Tiger Cage 2

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Sai Hak Chin
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 95 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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2.0
Tiger Cage poster

Tiger Cage

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Te Jing Tu Long
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 92 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
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2.0
The Close Encounters of Vampire poster

The Close Encounters of Vampire

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Jiang Shi Pa Pa
Specifics
Taiwan, Hong Kong [1986] - 72 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Horror
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2.0

Woo-ping Yuen tried to cash on the vampire hype, but his attempt feels flimsy and rushed. Some mediocre martial arts, extremely over-the-top performances and loud comedy make this a forgettable affair. The fast pacing and some random weirdness kept me watching, but this is easily one of Yuen's worst films.

Plain forgettable

The Red Wolf poster

The Red Wolf

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also know as
Hu Meng Wei Long
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 92 mins
Genre
Action
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