Hong Kong fantasy films

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  1. The Monkey King

    The Monkey King (2014)


    The Monkey King is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy film directed by Cheang Pou-soi and starring Donnie Yen as the titular protagonist. Yen also serves as the film's action director. Production began in Beijing on 18 October 2010 and was filmed in 3D. The plot is based on an episode of Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty by Wu Cheng'en. It was released on 31 January 2014.

  2. The Medallion

    The Medallion (2003)


    The Medallion (Chinese: 飛龍再生) is a 2003 American-Hong Kong action-comedy film co-written and directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Gordon Chan, and starring Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani and Julian Sands. It was much less successful than Chan's other American movies such as the Rush Hour film series, Shanghai Noon and its sequel, Shanghai Knights. The film was theatrically released on 15 August 2003 in Hong Kong and 22 August 2003 in the United States by TriStar Pictures.

  3. What Women Want

    What Women Want (2011)


    What Women Want is a 2011 Chinese-Hong Kong romantic comedy film remake of the 2000 American film of the same name. The film stars Andy Lau and Gong Li. What Women Want was released in China on the 3 February 2011, the first day Chinese New Year.

  4. Painted Skin

    Painted Skin (2008)


    Painted Skin is a 2008 supernatural-fantasy film directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei, Betty Sun and Qi Yuwu. Although the film is based partly on a supernatural premise, it is more of an action-romance than a horror film. Painted Skin is based, very loosely, on one of Pu Songling's author classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. The theme song of the film, Huà Xīn (畫心; Painted Heart), was performed by Jane Zhang.

  5. Magic to Win

    Magic to Win (2011)


    Magic to Win (Chinese: 開心魔法, meaning "Happy Magic") is a 2011 Hong Kong film directed by Wilson Yip. The film stars Wu Chun, Karena Ng, Raymond Wong, Wu Jing and Louis Koo. It is a sixth installment of the Happy Ghost film franchise, but a completely different version of the story.

  6. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box

    A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1994)


    A Chinese Odyssey is a two-part 1995 Hong Kong fantasy-comedy film directed and written by Jeffrey Lau, starring Stephen Chow, Athena Chu, Ng Man-tat, Yammie Lam, Karen Mok and others. The first part is titled A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box while the second one is called A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella. The film is very loosely based on the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. It also incorporates elements of slapstick comedy and wuxia revolving around the central theme of a love story. A part 3 sequel is being produced.

  7. The Storm Riders

    The Storm Riders (1998)


    The Storm Riders is a 1998 Hong Kong wuxia fantasy film based on the manhua series Fung Wan by artist Ma Wing-shing. Directed by Andrew Lau, it starred Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil Lord Conqueror's tutelage. The sequel to the film, titled The Storm Warriors and directed by the Pang brothers, was released in 2009.

  8. Zu Warriors

    Zu Warriors (2001)


    The Legend of Zu, also known as Zu Warriors, is a 2001 Hong Kong film produced and directed by Tsui Hark. The film starred Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Cecilia Cheung, Patrick Tam, Zhang Ziyi and Sammo Hung. It is based on the same source as the 1983 film Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain.

  9. The Bride with White Hair

    The Bride with White Hair (1993)


    The Bride with White Hair is a 1993 Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu, starring Brigitte Lin and Leslie Cheung.

  10. Fly Me to Polaris

    Fly Me to Polaris (1999)


    Fly Me to Polaris is a 1999 Hong Kong romantic fantasy film directed by Jingle Ma and starring Richie Jen and Cecilia Cheung.

  11. Journey to the West

    Journey to the West (2013)


    Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Chinese: 西遊·降魔篇) is a 2013 fantasy comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Stephen Chow. The movie was first announced in July 2011 and was released on February 10, 2013 in China. The film is a loose comedic re-interpretation of the novel Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written by Wu Cheng'en. A sequel, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2, is currently filming and is scheduled for release in 2017.

  12. Sien nui yau wan

    Sien nui yau wan (1987)


    A Chinese Ghost Story (Wade–Giles: Ch'ien-nü Yu-hun; literally: "The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty") is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing dynasty writer Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (聊齋誌異), and also inspired by the 1960 Shaw Brothers Studio film ,The Enchanting Shadow. The film was popular in Hong Kong and several Asian countries, including South Korea and Japan, when released. Most notably it boosted the stardom of Joey Wong, won Leslie Cheung popularity in Japan, and sparked a trend of folklore ghost films in the Hong Kong film industry, including two sequels, an animated film, a television series and a 2011 remake. The film was ranked number 50 of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures presented at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards.

  13. Xin shu shan jian ke

    Xin shu shan jian ke (1983)


    Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong supernatural fantasy film directed by Tsui Hark, who attempts to combine Hong Kong action cinema with Western special effects technology. The film received five nominations at the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards (Best Action Choreography - Corey Yuen, Best Actress - Brigitte Lin, Best Art Direction - William Chang, Best Film Editing - Peter Cheung and Best Picture).

  14. The Great Magician

    The Great Magician (2011)


    The Great Magician (simplified Chinese: 大魔术师; traditional Chinese: 大魔術師) is a 2011 Hong Kong-Chinese action fantasy-comedy film directed by Derek Yee and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Lau Ching-wan and Zhou Xun.

  15. Yin ji kau

    Yin ji kau (1988)


    Rouge (Chinese: 胭脂扣; pinyin: Yānzhī kòu; Cantonese Yale: Yìnjì kau; Jyutping: Jin1zi1 kau3) is a 1988 Hong Kong film, directed by Stanley Kwan. The movie is the adaptation of the novel by Lilian Lee.

  16. Ma deng ru lai shen zhang

    Ma deng ru lai shen zhang (1990)


    Kung Fu VS Acrobatic is a 1990 Hong Kong martial arts fantasy comedy film directed by Taylor Wong and starring Andy Lau, Natalis Chan and Joey Wong. The film is a homage to the 1964 martial arts film Buddha's Palm which starred Cho Tat-wah, who also acts in a supporting role in this film.

  17. The Bride with White Hair 2

    The Bride with White Hair 2 (1994)


    The Bride with White Hair 2 is a 1993 Hong Kong film directed by David Wu. It is the sequel to The Bride with White Hair, with Brigitte Lin and Leslie Cheung reprising their roles as Lian Nichang and Zhuo Yihang. Although the first film is loosely based on Liang Yusheng's Baifa Monü Zhuan, this film is almost independent of the novel except for the main characters' names.

  18. Siu hap Cho Lau Heung

    Siu hap Cho Lau Heung (1993)


    Legend of the Liquid Sword is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia comedy film loosely based on Gu Long's Chu Liuxiang novel series. The film was written and directed by Wong Jing and stars Aaron Kwok as the titular protagonist.

  19. Pan Jin Lian zhi qian shi jin sheng

    Pan Jin Lian zhi qian shi jin sheng (1989)


    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus is a 1989 Hong Kong sex film directed by Clara Law and produced by Teddy Robin, and written by Lilian Lee. The film stars Joey Wong, Eric Tsang, Wilson Lam, Pal Sinn, and Ku Feng. The film premiered in Taiwan on 4 August 1989.

  20. Green Snake

    Green Snake (1993)


    Green Snake (青蛇, literal Chinese title: The Teal/Green Snake) is a 1993 Hong Kong fantasy film made by Tsui Hark. It is the adaptation of a novel of the same title by Lilian Lee.

  21. Nan yang shi da xie shu

    Nan yang shi da xie shu (1995)


    The Eternal Evil of Asia (Chinese: 南洋十大邪术; pinyin: Nan yang shi da xie shu) is a 1995 Hong Kong Category III comedy horror film written and directed by Man Kei Chin. The film follows a group of friends who, on a hedonistic trip to Thailand, accidentally kill a sorcerer's sister and, upon arriving back home to Hong Kong, find themselves cursed.

  22. Wait 'Til You're Older

    Wait 'Til You're Older (2005)


    Wait 'til You're Older (simplified Chinese: 童梦奇缘; traditional Chinese: 童夢奇緣; pinyin: Tóng Mèng Qí Yuán) is a 2005 Hong Kong fantasy comedy drama film directed by Teddy Chan and starring Andy Lau.

  23. Ji dong ji xia

    Ji dong ji xia (1989)


    The Iceman Cometh (simplified Chinese: 急冻奇侠; traditional Chinese: 急凍奇俠) is a 1989 Hong Kong martial arts fantasy film directed by Clarence Fok, starring Yuen Biao, Maggie Cheung and Yuen Wah. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 18 August 1989.

  24. Mural

    Mural (2011)


    Mural (simplified Chinese: 画壁; traditional Chinese: 畫壁; pinyin: Huà Bì; Jyutping: Waa6 Bik1) is a 2011 Chinese film directed by Gordon Chan. It is directed by the same director who directed Painted Skin (2008). Both stories are drawn from Pu Songling's (1640–1715) collection of supernatural tales Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.

  25. Xin xian he shen zhen

    Xin xian he shen zhen (1993)


    The Magic Crane is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film produced by Tsui Hark, directed by Benny Chan and starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Anita Mui and Rosamund Kwan based on the novel Xian He Shen Zhen by Wolong Sheng.

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