films seen
12
average score
3.41*
nationality
Hong Kong - 58 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The funniest man in Hong Kong. Both as an actor, as well as a director, Chow left his mark on Hong Kong comedy cinema. His sense of humor is somewhat of an acquired taste, but Chow proved his work has plenty of international appeal.

The good stuff

Shaolin Soccer

by Stephen Chow
Also known as
Siu Lam Juk Kau
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 113 mins
Genre
Comedy, Sports
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Shaolin Soccer poster

It's a good thing Shoalin Soccer is this much fun, because beyond its successful comedy aspect it's clear the film is somewhat lacking.

Kung Fu Hustle

by Stephen Chow
Also known as
Kung Fu
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2004] - 99 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Kung Fu Hustle poster

Fun and entertaining Stephen Chow film that delivers a perfect blend of Chow's trademark comedy with some martial arts ass kicking. An army of familiar faces, some hilarious action scenes and of course Chow himself add up to a film that is hard not to love. One of Chow's clear highlights, which makes this a must-see for fans of comedy.

CJ7

by Stephen Chow
Also known as
Cheung Gong 7 Hou
Specifics
Hong Kong [2008] - 86 mins
Genre
Comedy
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
CJ7 poster

A film that could charm you as easily as it could disappoint you. Chow is enough of a director to pull it off, but those wanting another typical Chow comedy will be left with empty hands.

God of Cookery

by Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee
Also known as
Sik San
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
God of Cookery poster

From Beijing with Love

by Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee
Also known as
Gwok Chaan Ling Ling Chat
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 84 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
From Beijing with Love poster

Solid pieces

The Mermaid

by Stephen Chow
Also known as
Mei Ren Yu
Specifics
China [2016] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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King of Comedy

by Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee
Also known as
Hei Kek Ji Wong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1999] - 89 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
King of Comedy poster

Forbidden City Cop

by Stephen Chow, Vincent Kok
Also known as
Daai Laap Mat Taam 008
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 89 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Action, Thriller
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Forbidden City Cop poster

The inoffensive

The New King of Comedy

by Stephen Chow, Herman Yau
Also known as
Xin Xiju Zhi Wang
Specifics
China [2019] - 91 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The New King of Comedy poster

Chow and Yau return with a Mainland remake of Chow's own King of Comedy. The original isn't my favorite Chow and this remake doesn't improve on it. There are a few chuckles and it's clear Chow grew as a director, but in the process the silliness that set his work apart seems to have gone lost. Not bad, not great either.

1:99 Shorts

by Fruit Chan, Teddy Chan, Stephen Chow, Wai-Keung Lau, Joe Ma, Alan Mak, Johnnie To, Brian Tse, Hark Tsui, Ka-Fai Wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Dante Lam, Adam Wong, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Gordon Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 70 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Animation
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
1:99 Shorts poster

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Love on Delivery

by Lik-Chi Lee, Stephen Chow
Also known as
Po Huai Zhi Wang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Love on Delivery poster

Plain forgettable

Journey to the West

by Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok
Also known as
Xi You Xiang Mo Pian
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2013] - 110 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Adventure
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Journey to the West poster