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Best Hong Kong Action Movies from the 90s, Ranked

I am a big fan of 90's Hong Kong action movies. It would be close between Hard Boiled and A Better Tomorrow for my number 1.



Hong Kong films did not just dominate Asian cinema during the 80s and early-90s; they enjoyed massive popularity all over the world.


These films were famous for their martial arts and wuxia themes, showcasing lethal punches, unstoppable heroes, meticulously choreographed action sequences, and emotional storytelling. Directors like John Woo, Wong Kar-wai, and Tsui Hark became legendary figures, known for their distinctive and brilliant filmmaking styles. Their action movies thrilled lovers of adrenalin-pumping cinema with great flicks like Hard Boiled, Police Story, Chunking Express, and others throughout the 90s.


Though their heyday is gone, these iconic films continue to hold a special place in the hearts of many, and this collection of films pays tribute to the very best from the 90s, a golden era for Hong Kong movies. While 21st-Century Chinese movies have attempted to revive the genre or cater to those who still appreciate it, they haven’t quite captured the level of obsession that the 90s classics did. So, it’s time to revisit the best Hong Kong Action movies that serve as a remainder of the genre’s glorious past.



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