Best Chow Yun-Fat movies

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Best Chow Yun-Fat movies
We present our ranking of the best Chow Yun-Fat movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Chow Yun-Fat.

TOP 25:
God of Gamblers' Return
God of Gamblers' Return
Original Title: 賭神2
Chow Yun-Fat as: Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers'
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1994
Chow returns to play Ko Chun, a skilled gambler who now lives in retirement in France. Wu Xingguo plays an evil gangster who forces Ko out of retirement by killing his pregnant wife. Ko is forced to team up with a variety of other people to win out in the end. Wu Chien-lien plays Chow's romantic interest, Chingmy Yau plays a Taiwanese femme fatale, and Tony Leung provides much of the laughs.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tse Miu movies?

TOP 24:
Confucius
Confucius
Original Title: 孔子
Chow Yun-Fat as: Confucius
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2010
In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new heights but becomes a target of conquest for the warlike nation of Qi. Threatened with annihilation by their powerful neighbour, a desperate people turn to their greatest teacher to lead their most powerful army. When Confucius delivers a stunning victory against all odds, a jealous aristocracy sets out to destroy him, but they should never under-estimate a remarkable man whose wisdom is more powerful than the sword.


TOP 23:
The Corruptor
The Corruptor
Chow Yun-Fat as: Lieutenant Nick Chen
Genre: Action
Release: 1999
Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ric Young movies?

TOP 22:
The Replacement Killers
The Replacement Killers
Chow Yun-Fat as: John Lee
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 1998
Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his family in China, Lee seeks out expert forger Meg Coburn to obtain the passport he needs to get out of the country, but a band of replacement killers is soon on his trail.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jürgen Prochnow movies?

TOP 21:
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
Original Title: 英雄本色3:夕阳之歌
Chow Yun-Fat as: Mark Gor
Genre: War, Action, Thriller
Release: 1989
The year is 1974. A young Hong Kong Chinese, Mark (Chow Yun-Fat), travels to Saigon to make his fortune. There, he encounters a mysterious femme fatale, the lovely Kit. As he becomes more involved in her various underworld deals, a tragic romance develops. On the eve of the outbreak of war, Kit's past returns to endanger her, and Mark must risk everything for the one true love of his life...


TOP 20:
Shanghai
Shanghai
Chow Yun-Fat as: Anthony Lan-Ting
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
Release: 2010
An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Benedict Wong movies?

TOP 19:
God of Gamblers II
God of Gamblers II
Original Title: 賭俠
Chow Yun-Fat as: Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers'
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1990
Wong Jing's sequel to All for the Winner and spin-off to God of Gamblers finds Chow Sing Cho looking up to Michael "Dagger" Chan in order to become Ko Chun's next disciple, but the two must put aside their differences when they discover that a gang boss is bent on ruining the God of Gamblers' name.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Chow movies?

TOP 18:
Cold War II
Cold War II
Original Title: 寒戰 II
Chow Yun-Fat as: Oswald Kan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 2016
A suspected criminal mastermind escapes from police custody, throwing the city into turmoil. With the police department now divided, rival police chiefs are forced to take their fight to the streets of Hong Kong with deadly consequences.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aaron Kwok movies?


TOP 17:
Once a Thief
Once a Thief
Original Title: 縱橫四海
Chow Yun-Fat as: Joe
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Release: 1991
Three art thieves try to re-steal a painting after their crime boss double-crosses them.

TOP 16:
The Last Tycoon
The Last Tycoon
Original Title: 大上海
Chow Yun-Fat as: Cheng Daqi
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2012
Cheng, a young man who is set up by the chief of police, must leave the life he knows and Qiu, the woman he loves, to start again. After escaping prison Cheng quickly and violently moves his way up the ladder of Shanghais criminal underworld to become on the most powerful mob bosses in Shanghais history. But fame and notoriety take their toll when Cheng finds himself stuck between the looming Japanese army and the scheming local secret service. Matters are only made worse when he bumps into the love of his life QIU, along with her writer husband. Will love re-kindle in the dusk of an era?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Pleasence movies?

TOP 15:

Anna and the King

Anna and the King
Chow Yun-Fat as: King Mongkut
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Release: 1999
The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bai Ling movies?


TOP 14:

Curse of the Golden Flower

Curse of the Golden Flower
Original Title: 滿城盡帶黃金甲
Chow Yun-Fat as: Emperor Ping
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 2006
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as his wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jay Chou movies?

TOP 13:

God of Gamblers

God of Gamblers
Original Title: 賭神
Chow Yun-Fat as: Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers'
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1989
Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. Struck on the head, Ko suffers from amnesia and regresses to a child-like state. Knife takes care of Ko and begins to exploit Ko's gambling talents.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joey Wong movies?

TOP 12:

Full Contact

Full Contact
Original Title: 俠盜高飛
Chow Yun-Fat as: Jeff / Gou Fei
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Release: 1992
In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he can follow through with his plan.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anthony Wong movies?

TOP 11:

The Children of Huang Shi

The Children of Huang Shi
Original Title: 黃石的孩子
Chow Yun-Fat as: Chen Hansheng
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 2008
About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Wenham movies?


TOP 10:

Prison on Fire

Prison on Fire
Original Title: 監獄風雲
Chow Yun-Fat as: 41671 / Chung Tin Ching
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Release: 1987
Lo Ka Yiu, a young ad designer who is sentenced to jail for manslaughter, has gotten himself in trouble with the corrupted wardens and fellow inmates of Triad background. Chung Tin Ching, a veteran inmate and Yiu's mentor, is forced to confront his comrade's enemies time and again, leading up to the final showdown with the head of security.

TOP 9:

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg
Original Title: 無雙
Chow Yun-Fat as: Painter
Genre: Action, Crime
Release: 2018
The Hong Kong police is hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter" . The gang possesses exceptional counterfeiting skills which makes it difficult to distinguish the authenticity of its counterfeit currency. The scope of their criminal activities extends globally and greatly attracts the attention of the police. In order to crack the true identity of "Painter", the police recruits a painter named Lee Man to assist in solving the case.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alex Fong movies?

TOP 8:

A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II
Original Title: 英雄本色2
Chow Yun-Fat as: Ken Gor / Ken Lee
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1987
A restaurant owner his ex-con brother and a policeman team up to avenge the murder of his old friends daughter by the Triad.

TOP 7:

Let the Bullets Fly

Let the Bullets Fly
Original Title: 让子弹飞
Chow Yun-Fat as: Huang Silang
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 2010
Set in China during the Warlords Period of the 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.

TOP 6:

City on Fire

City on Fire
Original Title: 龍虎風雲
Chow Yun-Fat as: Ko Chow
Genre: Thriller, Action
Release: 1987
Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or she will leave Hong Kong with another lover; and he is being pursued by other cops who are unaware that he is a colleague.What is more Chow would rather quit the force. He feels guilty about having to betray people who have become his friends, even if they do happen to be killers, drug dealers, loan sharks and protection racketeers: "I do my job, but I betray my friends."To add to his problems, he begins to bond with Fu, a member of the gang.


TOP 5:

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Chow Yun-Fat as: Captain Sao Feng
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Release: 2007
Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.

TOP 4:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Original Title: 卧虎藏龍
Chow Yun-Fat as: Master Li Mu Bai
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, Romance
Release: 2000
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

TOP 3:

A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow
Original Title: 英雄本色
Chow Yun-Fat as: Mark Gor / Mark Lee
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1986
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

TOP 2:

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled
Original Title: 辣手神探
Chow Yun-Fat as: Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Release: 1992
A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.

TOP 1:

The Killer

The Killer
Original Title: 喋血雙雄
Chow Yun-Fat as: Ah Jong
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1989
Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim's sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.



If you like the best Chow Yun-Fat movies, then you will also like the best Ng Man Tat movies, where many of their films coincide.