Best Simon Yam movies

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Best Simon Yam movies
We present our ranking of the best Simon Yam 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 Simon Yam.

TOP 25:
Nightfall
Nightfall
Original Title: 大追捕
Simon Yam as: Inspector George Lam Ching-chung
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2012
Inspector Lam investigates the brutal murder of Tsui, a famous musician. Wong, the designated suspect, just spent 20 years in jail for the murder of Tsui's daughter but has always claimed his innocence.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mike Colter movies?

TOP 24:
Vengeance
Vengeance
Original Title: 復仇
Simon Yam as: George Fung
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 2009
A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anthony Wong movies?


TOP 23:
Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky
Original Title: 跟蹤
Simon Yam as: Capt. Wong Man Chin / Dog Head
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 2007
The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from filmmaking duo Johnnie To and Nai-Hoi Yau. Of course, the criminal knows all along he's being watched. But that doesn't stop him from trying to pull off the biggest score of his career.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Iain Glen movies?

TOP 22:
Operation Red Sea
Operation Red Sea
Original Title: 红海行动
Simon Yam as: Newspaper Editor Alfred
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Release: 2018
A squad of the Jiaolong Commando Unit - Sea Dragon, a spec ops team of the Chinese Navy, carries out a hostage rescue operation in the nation of Yewaire, on the Arabian Peninsula, and fiercely fights against local rebel groups and Zaka, a terrorist organization.

TOP 21:
PTU
PTU
Simon Yam as: Sgt. Mike Ho
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 2003
Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.


TOP 20:
Sparrow
Sparrow
Original Title: 文雀
Simon Yam as: Kei
Genre: Thriller
Release: 2008
Kei is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei, suddenly appears in Kei's viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. But behind Chun-Lei's attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Judit Viktor movies?

TOP 19:
Bodyguards and Assassins
Bodyguards and Assassins
Original Title: 十月圍城
Simon Yam as: General Fang Tian
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2009
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jacky Cheung movies?

TOP 18:
Kill Zone 2
Kill Zone 2
Original Title: 殺破狼2
Simon Yam as: Chan Kwok-wah
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2015
A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with extraordinary fighting skills guards kit and prevents his escape from prison. The prison guard’s daughter suffers from a rare form of leukemia and Kit is the only donor who can save her. The prison guard discovers Kit’s real identity and helps him to escape in return for his agreeing to save his daughter. Together, Kit and Chai must face the gangster and his minions and take them down.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ken Lo movies?


TOP 17:
Full Contact
Full Contact
Original Title: 俠盜高飛
Simon Yam as: Judge
Genre: Action, Crime, 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.

TOP 16:
The Thieves
The Thieves
Original Title: 도둑들
Simon Yam as: Chen
Genre: Action, Crime
Release: 2012
A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.

TOP 15:

Iceman: The Time Traveler

Iceman: The Time Traveler
Original Title: 冰封侠:时空行者
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Release: 2018
The imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later pass and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.


TOP 14:

Miracles

Miracles
Original Title: 奇蹟
Simon Yam as: Policeman near the end [cameo]
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 1989
A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Henderson movies?

TOP 13:

SPL: Kill Zone

SPL: Kill Zone
Original Title: 殺破狼
Simon Yam as: Detective Chan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2005
Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early retirement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sammo Hung movies?

TOP 12:

Breaking News

Breaking News
Original Title: 大事件
Simon Yam as: Asst. Commissioner C.K. Wong
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2004
When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hui Siu-Hung movies?

TOP 11:

Fulltime Killer

Fulltime Killer
Original Title: 全職殺手
Simon Yam as: Albert Lee
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2001
Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's life with a mission--to unveil O's identity and usurp his place as the number one sharp-shooting assassin in the game.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Andy Lau movies?


TOP 10:

The Mission

The Mission
Original Title: 鎗火
Simon Yam as: Frank
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1999
Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis, James, Mike, Roy and Shin for his protection.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jeremy Irons movies?

TOP 9:

Election

Election
Original Title: 黑社會
Simon Yam as: Lam Lok
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2005
A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elizabeth Mitchell movies?

TOP 8:

Young and Dangerous

Young and Dangerous
Original Title: 古惑仔之人在江湖
Simon Yam as: Boss Chiang Tin-Sung
Genre: Action, Crime
Release: 1996
Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen gang; there, he falls for the aging Lui's mistress, Ting Yiu. When Chicken returns to Hong Kong, he finds Nam in a struggle with long time rival, Fai Fat. Then, Lui shows up, demanding that Hung Hing sell him a half interest in their new Macau casino. When Chiang, the Hung Hing boss, wants to think about it, Lui threatens war, Chicken must choose sides, and Ting Yui sets up a meeting. Chicken's affections, Fai and Nam's rivalry, Lui's greed, and Ting's intentions are on a collision course.

TOP 7:

Echoes of the Rainbow

Echoes of the Rainbow
Original Title: 歲月神偷
Simon Yam as: Mr Law
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2010
Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears' mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother Desmond is every family's dream son - an outstanding athlete with grades worthy of Hong Kong's best school.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu movies?

TOP 6:

Election 2

Election 2
Original Title: 黑社會以和為貴
Simon Yam as: Lam Lok
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2006
As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.


TOP 5:

Exiled

Exiled
Original Title: 放‧逐
Simon Yam as: Boss Fay
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2006
A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

TOP 4:

Cold Eyes

Cold Eyes
Original Title: 감시자들
Simon Yam as: Suspect (Cameo)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Release: 2013
HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and tries to track down James who is the cold-hearted leader of an armed criminal organization.

TOP 3:

Ip Man 2

Ip Man 2
Original Title: 葉問2
Simon Yam as: Zhou Qing Quan
Genre: Action, History, Drama
Release: 2010
Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong. Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan.

TOP 2:

Ip Man

Ip Man
Original Title: 葉問
Simon Yam as: Chow Ching-Chuen
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2008
A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

TOP 1:

Bullet in the Head

Bullet in the Head
Original Title: 喋血街頭
Simon Yam as: Luke
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1990
When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.



If you like the best Simon Yam movies, then you will also like the best Anthony Wong movies, where many of their films coincide.