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Chow Yun-Fat


Films to Rent

Hong Kong 1941Hong Kong 1941 (Dang doi lai ming) (1983)
Dir. Po-Chi Leong
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Alex Man, Kien Shih
One of Chow Yun–Fat's early classics, this portrays the disturbing invasion of Hong Kong by the Japanese in 1941, which disrupts the dreams and…
Better Tomorrow, ABetter Tomorrow, A (1986)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun–Fat stars in the high–octane gangster flick that literally changed the face of the genre. A cop becomes ostracized by the force…
City On Fire (1987)
Dir. Ringo Lam
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee
Undercover cop Chow Yun Fat is wounded in the aftermath of a bloody heist gone horribly wrong, and trapped in the thieves' hideout as they determine…
Better Tomorrow II, ABetter Tomorrow II, A (1987)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Emily Chu
Sequel to Woo's breakout genre classic finds Chow Yun–Fat shoehorned (as the twin brother of his original role, no less) into another fire…
Flaming BrothersFlaming Brothers (Jiang hu long hu men) (1988)
Dir. Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Alan Tang, Pat Ha
Two close friends from the island of Macao (Tang and Yun–Fat) become dangerously involved in the Chinese triads through decades of prosperity…
Killer, TheKiller, The (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Action at break–neck speed with a body–count to match the running time, this smorgasbord of super–violence with lashings of good…
God of Gamblers (1990)
Dir. Wong Jing
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun–Fat plays a gambling king who is de–throned by amnesia, then embraced by a petty hustler who discovers he can trigger his memory…
Once a ThiefOnce a Thief (1991)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang
Whimsical actioner combines directorial flair with the charisma of Chow Yun–Fat. He leads an elite team of art thieves who encounter the…
Full ContactFull Contact (1992)
Dir. Ringo Lam
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun–Fat rescues his friend from a loan shark, but the friend leaves him for dead in a botched robbery and takes off with his girlfriend. A…
Hard-BoiledHard-Boiled (1992) Recommended
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung (Chiu-wai), Anthony Wong
An action film to end all action films, John Woo's technical command of the genre reaches its peak with this ballistic ballet in which Chow…
God of Gamblers ReturnGod of Gamblers Return (1994)
Dir. Wong Jing
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun–Fat returns as a charming poker player who enjoys the quiet life until a challenger kills his wife and begins to target his friends. …
Treasure HuntTreasure Hunt (1994)
Dir. Ricky Lau
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
CIA operative Chow Yun–Fat falls in love while on secret assignment at mainland Shaolin monastery. Bubble–headed romance with some action…
Peace HotelPeace Hotel (1995)
Dir. Wai Ka-Fai
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun–Fat stars in his last Hong Kong opus before taking the Hollywood leap. A 1920s Chinatown Western, he runs the 'Peace Hotel', a refuge…
Replacement Killers, TheReplacement Killers, The (1998)
Dir. Antoine Fuqua
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino
Debut US big–screen for the golden–boy of Hong Kong action – Chow Yun–Fat – he whose placid composure will always mask…
Corruptor, TheCorruptor, The (1999)
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Mark Wahlberg
Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun–Fat finds a suitable Hollywood side–dish in Mark Wahlberg (a better choice than Mira Sorvino anyway), for a…
Anna and the KingAnna and the King (1999)
Dir. Andy Tennant
Feat. Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat
English governess Jodie Foster governs the King of Siam's (Chow–Yun Fat) children in another version of the true–story that formed the…
Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ang Lee
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi
A fantasy–fuelled, Chinese feudal melodrama laced with jaw–dropping combat sequences (arguably the best ever staged), this represents a…
Bulletproof MonkBulletproof Monk (2003)
Dir. Paul Hunter
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott
Chow Yun–Fat further dabbles in Hollywood waters as the mystical tutor of a brawling street tough, in a mostly silly action outing based on an…
Curse of the Golden FlowerCurse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Dir. Zhang Yimou
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou
Another sumptuous Tang Dynasty epic in martial arts from the dir. of HERO, cast in the mould of a Shakespearian power struggle between an Emperor, an…
Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End (2007)
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom
Blockbuster third installment in the ever–popular swashbuckling franchise finds Johnny Depp and crew having to sail off the edge of the map and…
Children Of The Silk RoadChildren Of The Silk Road (The Children of Huang Shi) (2008)
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Chow Yun-Fat
Inspired by real events, this solid WWII epic reveals the story of a young British journalist and Australian nurse who led sixty orphans to safety…
Dragonball EvolutionDragonball Evolution (2009)
Dir. James Wong
Feat. Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum
Live–action feature based on the popular anime series DRAGONBALL Z sees a young warrior compete with an evil Lord to collect seven powerful…
ShanghaiShanghai (2010)
Dir. Mikael Håfström
Feat. John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat
Lavish Sino–Japanese prestige picture with John Cusack as an American expat ensconced in 40s Shanghai on the eve of the Pearl Harbour attacks.…
Let the Bullets FlyLet the Bullets Fly (2010) Recommended
Dir. Wen Jiang
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Ge You, Wen Jiang
Cocksure 'noodle' western – best described as a Chinese variation on Kurosawa's YOJIMBO – pits a notorious bandit against the mob boss of…
Beginning of the Great RevivalBeginning of the Great Revival (The Founding of a Party) (2011)
Dir. Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang
Feat. Andy Lau, Chow Yun-Fat, Daniel Wu
In the tradition of unashamedly jingoistic cinema comes this state–sanctioned celebration of ninety years of Chinese Communist Party rule.…
Last Dragon Master, TheLast Dragon Master, The (The Last Tycoon) (2012)
Dir. Wong Jing
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo Hung, Francis Ng
Chow Yun–Fat lends his charismatic presence to this sumptuous gangster picture detailing the rise of a legendary Shanghai mobster at the turn…

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