LOVEHKFILM.COM
- reviews - features - people - panasia - blogs - about site - contact - links - forum -
 
 
Search LoveHKFilm.com
Site Features
- Asian Film Awards
- Site Recommendations

- Reader Poll Results

- The FAQ Page
 
support this site by shopping at
Click to visit YesAsia.com
 
 
 
 
 

Note: This blog expresses only the opinions of the blog owner,
and does not represent the opinion of any organization or blog
that is associated with Damn you, Kozo!.

The Best 75 Hong Kong Films of the 2010s postmortem - Full list + stats + whatever

Hey there. It’s been a few weeks.

So after LoveHKFilm.com does one of its long-winded “BEST OF” lists, we usually follow up with a belated final post with a postmortem featuring a full list of all the films that were voted for, along with statistics, odd asides, and general trivia of vague interest. So that’s exactly what we’re doing in this post: a postmortem of THE BEST 75 HONG KONG FILMS OF THE 2010s featuring a full list of all the films that were voted for, along with statistics, odd asides, and general trivia of vague interest. This exposition is nigh-informative.

Also, my contract states that each time I start one of these posts I have to issue the following warning: If you’re just finding this list of THE BEST 75 HONG KONG FILMS OF THE 2010s, you’re in the wrong place. What you need to do is go back to the beginning of the countdown so you can read about the films from #75 right on down to #1. Doing so retains suspense, allows you to read about all the films, yadda yadda yadda.

Andy Lau gets it:

Go Back to the Beginning

OK? Then on we go.

A quick note before we begin. Between this post and the last one, some changes have occurred in Hong Kong that make our right to free expression not as free as it used to be. There’s some super-broad new law that allows nearly anything a person does to be interpreted as treason, or at least worthy of a warrant-less visit from cops that do not look like Danny Lee. But fear not: Nobody from a law enforcement organization with zero oversight will be vetting this writing. What we do is totally unimportant and beneath notice, so Hong Kong’s new normal won’t affect us at all.

Donnie Yen
“Donnie Yen is reassured by LoveHKSARFilm’s support for the sovereignty of Hong Kong and its corresponding laws. The Hong Kong Film Industry has achieved remarkable success in the 2010s behind the outstanding financial performance and critical reception of my films, and if dissent or objection is levied I will be required to dispense physical justice, and assure the world of a rock solid victory for the Chinese people.” 

So anyway, during the countdown we made numerous references to Louis Koo having more to do with THE BEST 75 HONG KONG FILMS OF THE 2010s than any other entertainment personality - a natural assumption since Louis Koo and his tanned visage appear to be in every Hong Kong film post-2010. All told, he appeared in 13 of the Top 75 films, which is a full 17.3% of this list. If KUNG FU MONSTER had made the list, it would have been 18.7%. Alas, nobody even voted for KUNG FU MONSTER.

However, Philip Keung Ho-Man, who won a Best Supporting Actor Hong Kong Film Award for his work in SHOCK WAVE, appeared in 15 films in the Top 75, making him the “Person who had the most do to with THE BEST 75 HONG KONG FILMS OF THE 2010s”. This is an unexpected though not unsurprising outcome because, like Louis Koo, Philip Keung seemed to appear in every Hong Kong film post-2010. He regularly worked with Wong Jing, Johnnie To, Dante Lam, Patrick Kong, Herman Yau and probably your cousin’s older sister, so it makes sense that he would win this. Way to go, Philip!

Philip Keung Ho-Man
“It is only just that Philip Keung achieve victory in this competition, and I await recognition from international parties that have blatantly misrepresented my acknowledged status as a film star of remarkable stature! I strongly condemn any biased commentary regarding my career and reserve the right to act upon parties interfering in the internal affairs of my management and PR circle.”

 Reactions to this upset were swift:

Shawn Yue
“These results originate from a so-called media outlet that is known to be controlled by foreign influence, and I am morally bound to register my objection. Shawn Yue has shown tolerance of demonstrably false slurs levied by LoveHKFSARFilm, whose mechanism for determining 75 ‘best’ films is unequivocally a product of bias, and an affront to the State. I will conduct my own inquiry into the BEST 75 HONG KONG FILMS OF THE 2010s, which will confirm the acknowledged popularity and acclaim of FROM VEGAS TO MACAU II.”

Miriam Yeung
“LoveHKSARFilm should reflect on its poisonous sexism and racism instead of falsely claiming authority over Hong Kong film, which State media and Rotten Tomatoes already cover in a fair minded and unbiased manner. The facts of my accomplishments are beyond reproach and any reporting that I am concerned with awards received by others is vicious rumor mongering, and I reserve the right to retaliate for the obviously biased statements and interference in my internal affairs. Moreover, Philip Keung sucks.”

Mike Wong
“I possess a license granted by the State that entitles me to ownership of my own automobile!”

All that aside, it would be kinda BS to give this recognition to Philip Keung over Louis Koo, because while Philip did appear in ten zillion films, he was frequently a supporting player if not just a glorified extra. He appears in OFFICE for basically one scene and one shot, and he barely approaches lead status in any of the films in the Top 75. Also, we should again mention that Louis Koo is the grand poobah of One Cool Group and its associated businesses, so the guy basically has the Hong Kong film industry in his attractively tanned, vise-like grip. This is and always has been a no-brainer.

So yeah, Louis, you still win.

Louis Koo
“Punks.”

With that non-drama out of the way, we are at the absolute end of THE BEST 75 HONG KONG FILMS OF THE 2010s and also this brief website resurrection. We’ll now return to our regularly scheduled sabbatical consisting of babysitting, settling disputes, and angling for ways to get more sleep. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the vote - and while I would usually mention the names, I think it might be best not to this time. For, uh, reasons.

Gen X Cops
“If LoveHKSARFilm makes unilateral changes to the relevant practice, it will breach its basic norms governing online reader votes and interfere with the internal affairs of the Hong Kong film industry. We firmly oppose this action, demand LoveHKSARFilm name its collaborators, and reserve the right to take corresponding actions for offenses both current and in the future.”

Yeah. Anyway, thanks to all of the voters and to anyone who actually visited and had a positive reaction to LoveHKFilm.com over the past 18 years. It’s been very rewarding, and I hope when/if I return to doing this again, I’ll be welcome back. That is, if Hong Kong films aren’t extinct, the Internet does not become the Splinternet, and I’m not the first, second or third person put against the wall when the New World Order finally arrives. All of the above could still happen.

You’ll find the rest of the list and some random comments below. Take care of yourselves.

The Top 75

1. THE GRANDMASTER (2013), 542.5 points, 21 first place vote
2. A SIMPLE LIFE (2011), 433.5 points, 10 first place votes
3. DRUG WAR (2013), 398.5 points, 4 first place votes
4. GALLANTS (2010), 364 points, 7 first place votes
5. WU XIA (2011), 341.5 points, 5 first place votes
6. TRIVISA (2016), 330 points, 10 first place votes
7. LOVE IN A PUFF (2010), 322 points, 6 first place votes
8. LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (2011), 319 points, 6 first place votes
9. LET THE BULLETS FLY (2011), 227.5 points, 5 first place votes
10. THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (2014), 225.5 points, 4 first place votes
11. UNBEATABLE (2013), 218.5 points, 2 first place votes
12. THE STOOL PIGEON (2010), 209 points, 2 first place votes
13. STILL HUMAN (2018), 178.5 points, 4 first place votes
14. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (2013), 174 points, 2 first place votes
15. SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES (2015), 171 points, 2 first place votes
16. DREAM HOME (2010), 164 points, 2 first place votes
17. MAD WORLD (2016), 161.5 points
18. THE MERMAID (2016), 151.5 points
19. VULGARIA (2012), 146 points, 1 first place vote
20. RIGOR MORTIS (2013), 138 points, 2 first place votes
21. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART (2011), 134.5 points, 1 first place vote
22. THE WHITE STORM (2013), 133.5 points, 2 first place votes
23. BLIND DETECTIVE (2013), 131 points, 1 first place vote
24. DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (2010), 121.5 points, 1 first place vote
25. ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (2012), 116.5 points, 3 first place votes
26. REIGN OF ASSASSINS (2010), 112.5 points, 2 first place votes
27. SOUL MATE (2016), 102.5 points, 1 first place vote
28. PORT OF CALL (2015), 94.5 points, 1 first place vote
29. MOTORWAY (2011), 91 points
30. IP MAN 3 (2015), 86 points
31. TEN YEARS (2015), 83.5 points, 1 first place vote
32. THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN (2014), 83.5 points
33. ABERDEEN (2014), 82.5 points, 1 first place vote
34. THE NEW KING OF COMEDY (2019), 81 points, 1 first place vote
35. PARADOX (2017), 77.5 points, 2 first place votes
36 (TIE). COLD WAR (2012), 77.5 points, 1 first place vote
36 (TIE). LOVE IN THE BUFF (2012), 77.5 points, 1 first place vote
38. IP MAN 2 (2010), 76 points
39. OUR TIME WILL COME (2017), 75.5 points, 2 first place votes
40. CALL OF HEROES (2016), 70 points, 1 first place vote
41. LITTLE BIG MASTER (2015), 69.5 points, 1 first place vote
42. IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT (2013), 66.5 points
43. FAGARA (2019), 65.5 points
44. CHASING THE DRAGON (2017), 64 points
45. THE BULLET VANISHES (2012), 63.5 points, 1 first place vote
46. THE WAY WE DANCE (2013), 59.5 points
47. DEAREST (2014), 58 points
48. ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (2010), 56 points
49. SHOCK WAVE (2017), 54.5 points
50. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (2014), 54.5 points
51. LITTLE BIG SOLDIER (2010), 51.5 points
52. OFFICE (2015), 49.5 points
53. OVERHEARD 2 (2011), 49.5 points
54. FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (2011), 47 points
55. LOVE OFF THE CUFF (2017), 42.5 points
56. CROSSING HENNESSY (2010), 42 points
57. THREE (2016), 39 points, 1 first place vote
58. THE EMPTY HANDS (2017), 38.5 points
59. THE GOLDEN ERA (2014), 37 points
60. FIRE OF CONSCIENCE (2010), 37 points
61. KUNG FU JUNGLE (2014), 36 points
62. WILD CITY (2015), 35 points
63. PROJECT GUTENBERG (2018), 34.5 points
64. SUK SUK (2019), 33.5 points, 1 first place vote
65. COLD WAR II (2016), 32 points
66. SWORD MASTER (2016), 31.5 points
67. OPERATION RED SEA (2018), 31 points
68. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK (2017), 30.5 points, 1 first place vote
69. MURMUR OF THE HEARTS (2015), 30 points
70. 29+1 (2017), 29.5 points
71. COOK UP A STORM (2017), 28.5 points
72. THE VIRAL FACTOR (2012), 28 points
73. YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (2013), 27.5 points
74. NO. 1 CHUNG YING STREET (2018), 26 points
75. BETTER DAYS (2019), 26 points


Everything Else (with random comments): 

76. FINDING MR. RIGHT (2013), 25.5 points
77 (TIE). EAST MEETS WEST 2011 (2011), 24 points, 1 first place vote *Really the class of Jeff Lau’s efforts from the previous decade, though that IS an incredibly low bar to clear.
77 (TIE). THE BODYGUARD (2016), 24 points, 1 first place vote
79. WEEDS ON FIRE (2016), 24 points *Surprisingly, the best Hong Kong film of the decade with “ON FIRE” in its title was not directed by the late Ringo Lam. Even more surprising, the Ringo Lam-directed movie was pretty bad.
80. AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (2013), 23.5 points, 1 first place vote
81. LOVE EDUCATION (2017), 23 points *I weep that this movie missed the Top 75.
82. THE MONKEY KING 2 (2016), 23 points *Aaron Kwok really made a better Monkey King than Donnie Yen. Please don’t cancel me for my opinion.
83. FIRESTORM (2013), 22.5 points
84. ONCE A GANGSTER (2010), 22 points *The highest ranked film starring Hong Kong Cinema’s greatest accidental superstar. Ekin Cheng forever!
85 (TIE). THAT DEMON WITHIN (2014), 21 points
85 (TIE). TWO THUMBS UP (2015), 21 points
87. 14 BLADES (2010), 20.5 points *Donnie Yen fights a former Miss Hong Kong. ‘Nuff said.
88 (TIE). REVENGE: A LOVE STORY (2010), 20.5 points
88 (TIE). TRACEY (2018), 20.5 points *Sorry, this movie was bad. It’s pandering and recycles terrible tropes from bad Hong Kong dramas from the 1990s. Go ahead and throw me in a pit with JK Rowling.
90. LINE WALKER (2016), 20 points
91. SHAOLIN (2011), 19.5 points
92. LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN (2010), 19.5 points *Diagonal Donnie running FTW.
93. KEEPER OF DARKNESS (2015), 19 points, 1 first place vote
94. GANGSTER PAYDAY (2014), 19 points
95. THREE HUSBANDS (2018), 18.5 points *Should probably have ranked waaaaaaay higher if we’re talking about films with a Hong Kong slant. Then again, LET THE BULLETS F LY placed #9 so fidelity to Hong Kong proper is obviously not the biggest deal.
96. THE DRUNKARD (2010), 18 points
97. THE BRINK (2017), 17.5 points *This Max Zhang and Shawn Yue-starred action film is sometimes called THE STINK. Take from that what you will.
98. IP MAN 4: THE FINALE (2019), 17 points
99. MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY (2018), 16.5 points
100. THE LAST TYCOON (2012), 16 points
101. A FAMILY TOUR (2018), 16 points
102 (TIE). A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (2011), 15.5 points, 1 first place vote
102 (TIE). MCDULL: ME & MY MUM (2014), 15.5 points, 1 first place vote *MCDULL movies from the past decade were decent but none had the impact of the first ones. China meddling really hurt these films.
104 (TIE). ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI (2014), 15.5 points
104 (TIE). OPERATION MEKONG (2016), 15.5 points *Eddie Peng’s facial hair was the low-key MVP of this film.
106 (TIE). BIG BLUE LAKE (2011), 15.5 points
106 (TIE). MCDULL: THE PORK OF MUSIC (2012), 15.5 points
108. TAI CHI 0 (2012), 15 points
109. DISTINCTION (2018), 15 points
110. THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED (2017), 14.5 points
111. VAMPIRE CLEANUP DEPARTMENT (2017), 14.5 points
112. LA COMEDIE HUMAINE (2010), 14.5 points
113. DOT 2 DOT (2014), 14 points, 1 first place vote *Buy the movie that got 1 first place vote and only 14 total points from iTunes today!
114. FULL STRIKE (2015), 14 points *Basically the spiritual sequel to GALLANTS, but much more chaotic and weird. And not as good.
115. GOLDEN CHICKENSSS (2014), 14 points *Should have ranked higher, IMHO.
116. HELIOS (2015), 13.5 points
117 (TIE). 3D SEX AND ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY (2011), 13 points, 1 first place vote *Should have ranked lower, IMHO.
117 (TIE). SEE YOU TOMORROW (2016), 13 points, 1 first place vote *If this Wong Kar-Wai-produced joint were billed as a drama everyone would have gone gaga and it would have ranked no lower than #3 on this list.
119 (TIE). FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (2014), 13 points *This movie wasn’t the worst, but its sequels jumped the shark while nuking the fridge. The thought of FROM VEGAS TO MACAU III being the final teaming of Chow Yun-Fat and Andy Lau (not to mention Jacky Cheung) is a terribly sad one.
119 (TIE). THE CROSSING 1 (2014), 13 points
121 (TIE). EXTRAORDINARY MISSION (2017), 13 points
121 (TIE). GOD OF WAR (2017), 13 points
121 (TIE). LOST AND LOVE (2015), 13 points
121 (TIE). THE POSTERIST (2016), 13 points
125. MEN ON THE DRAGON (2018), 12.5 points
126. WONG KA YAN (2015), 12.5 points
127. BREAK UP 100 (2014), 12.5 points *Chrissie Chau’s other unsung acting accomplishment from the decade. Co-starring Ekin Cheng as himself.
128. SISTERHOOD (2017), 12 points
129 (TIE). A TALE OF THREE CITIES (2015), 12 points
129 (TIE). MAY WE CHAT (2013), 12 points
129 (TIE). THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY (2017), 12 points
129 (TIE). WHITE VENGEANCE (2011), 12 points *Featuring Zhang Hanyu and Anthony Wong playing the most ridiculously entertaining game of Go ever put to film.
133 (TIE). LOVE LIFTING (2012), 11.5 points
133 (TIE). THE BOUNTY (2012), 11.5 points
135. ALL ABOUT LOVE (2010), 11.5 points
136. MANHUNT (2017), 11 points *Oof. After this movie, is anyone really clamoring for another John Woo bullet ballet? He probably withdrew from that forthcoming Johnnie To-produced omnibus out of shame.
137 (TIE). LOVER’S DISCOURSE (2011), 11 points *Perhaps worth a second look now, considering co-director Derek Tsang’s recent elevation to A-list director status.
137 (TIE). YELLOWING (2016), 11 points
139. THE WHITE GIRL (2017), 10.5 points
140. THE SLEEP CURSE (2017), 10.5 points
DNQ: YOUTH (2017), 10 points, 1 first place votes *Yeah, this is a pure China film, sorry. On quality, it should definitely rank higher than MANHUNT.
141 (TIE). THE FANTASTIC WATER BABES (2010), 10 points, 1 first place vote
141 (TIE). THE INVINCIBLE DRAGON (2019), 10 points, 1 first place vote
143 (TIE). 72 TENANTS OF PROSPERITY (2010), 10 points
143 (TIE). A HOME WITH A VIEW (2019), 10 points
145. HUSBAND KILLERS (2017), 10 points
146. CONFUCIUS (2010), 9.5 points
147 (TIE). GUILTY (2015), 9.5 points
147 (TIE). NIGHT FALL (2012), 9.5 points
147 (TIE). THE GIGOLO (2015), 9.5 points
150. MISSBEHAVIOR (2019), 9 points
151. SAVING GENERAL YANG (2013), 9 points
152. ANNIVERSARY (2015), 9 points *Woo! Patrick Kong lives! At #152.
153 (TIE). A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (2019), 8.5 points *Could have placed higher had it not been released in November 2019.
153 (TIE). HAPPINESS (2016), 8.5 points
154 (TIE). MONSTER HUNT (2015), 8.5 points
154 (TIE). OVERHEARD 3 (2014), 8.5 points
157. SDU: SEX DUTIES UNIT (2013), 8 points
158. SIFU VS. VAMPIRE (2014), 8 points
159 (TIE). BAD BLOOD (2010), 8 points
159 (TIE). THE KILLER WHO NEVER KILLS (2011), 8 points
159 (TIE). THE TROUGH (2018), 8 points
159 (TIE). THE WHITE STORM 2: DRUG LORDS (2019), 8 points
163. FIRST NIGHT NERVES (2019), 7.5 points
164 (TIE). CHASING THE DRAGON 2: WILD WILD BUNCH (2019), 7 points
164 (TIE). THE LOST BLADESMAN (2011), 7 points *So much for ROGUE ONE PREQUEL.
166. THE LADY IMPROPER (2018), 7 points
167. DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS (2018), 6.5 points
168 (TIE). OUR SHINING DAYS (2017), 6.5 points
168 (TIE). TAI CHI HERO (2012), 6.5 points
170 (TIE). HEARTFALL ARISES (2016), 6.5 points *Oh this movie was bad. If his cookies weren’t so tasty, I would have sworn off Nicholas Tse after HEARTFALL ARISES.
170 (TIE). I LOVE HONG KONG (2011), 6.5 points
170 (TIE). I’VE GOT THE BLUES (2018), 6.5 points
170 (TIE). MARRIAGE WITH A LIAR (2010), 6.5 points
174 (TIE). 77 HEARTBREAKS (2017), 6 points
174 (TIE). BENDS (2013), 6 points
174 (TIE). JUST ANOTHER PANDORA’S BOX (2010), 6 points
174 (TIE). PUNISHED (2011), 6 points
178 (TIE). FLIRTING SCHOLAR 2 (2010), 6 points
178 (TIE). THE MONKEY KING (2014), 6 points
180 (TIE). BIG BROTHER (2018), 5.5 points *This actually got more points than SPECIAL ID? Admittedly, the fights were good.
180 (TIE). SHED SKIN PAPA (2016), 5.5 points
180 (TIE). THE WOMAN KNIGHT OF MIRROR LAKE (2011), 5.5 points *I rate this movie as underrated, though not so much that it should really rank much higher. THE GIGOLO being above it is a travesty, however.
183. TRIPLE TAP (2010), 5.5 points
184. MY PRINCE EDWARD (2019), 5 points *Very Hong Kong-centric and also very good. The curse of only having 5 screenings in December 2019 continues.
185. MERRY GO-ROUND (2010), 5 points
186 (TIE). FLIRTING IN THE AIR (2014), 5 points *This got 5 points and the movie based on the TVB series it parodied, TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES, did not place.
186 (TIE). KEEP CALM AND BE A SUPERSTAR (2018), 5 points
186 (TIE). LEAGUE OF GODS (2016), 5 points *The poster child for powerful producers calling in favors from screen legends to appear in overblown movies with a big budget used on CGI.
189. 12 GOLDEN DUCKS (2015), 4.5 points
190 (TIE). FLOATING CITY (2012), 4.5 points
190 (TIE). LAZY HAZY CRAZY (2015), 4.5 points
190 (TIE). THE SILENT WAR (2012), 4.5 points
193. SPECIAL ID (2013), 4 points *This wasn’t a great movie or anything, but only 4 points? And it’s not ICEMAN or ICEMAN: TIME TRAVELER? Donnie Yen asks you all to do better.
194 (TIE). GET OUTTA HERE (2015), 4 points
194 (TIE). HOTEL SOUL GOOD (2018), 4 points
194 (TIE). MR AND MRS GAMBLER (2012), 4 points
194 (TIE). NAKED SOLDIER (2012), 4 points
194 (TIE). RISE OF THE LEGEND (2014), 4 points
194 (TIE). THE 33D INVADER (2011), 4 points
200 (TIE). KUNG FU YOGA (2017), 3.5 points *This is an appropriate rank for KUNG FU YOGA.
200 (TIE). ROBBERY (2016), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (2019), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). TEMPORARY FAMILY (2014), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). THE FOUR (2012), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). TRIAD (2012), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). UNDERCOVER PUNCH AND GUN (2019), 3.5 points
207 (TIE). DATONG: THE GREAT SOCIETY (2011), 3 points
207 (TIE). IP MAN 4 (2019), 3 points
207 (TIE). MRS K (2017), 3 points
210. CHINESE ZODIAC (2012), 2.5 points
211 (TIE). MEOW (2017), 2.5 points *Kinda weird that MEOW tied with a movie titled PAWS MEN. 
211 (TIE). PAWS MEN (2018), 2.5 points
213. LOVE IN SPACE (2011), 2.5 points
214 (TIE). EUROPE RAIDERS (2018), 2 points
214 (TIE). SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE MIST (2017), 2 points
DNQ: THE CROSSING (2019), 2 points, 0 first place votes
216 (TIE). BLACK RANSOM (2010), 2 points *Worth a watch just to witness Simon Yam get “the feeling”.
216 (TIE). MY SASSY HUBBY (2012), 2 points *This film’s predecessor, MY WIFE IS 18, ranked #35 on our list of THE BEST 50 HK MOVIES OF THE 2000s.
216 (TIE). THE GREAT MAGICIAN (2012), 2 points
216 (TIE). THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE (2016), 2 points
221 (TIE). HOT SUMMER DAYS (2010), 1.5 points
221 (TIE). SHE REMEMBERS, HE FORGETS (2015), 1.5 points
221 (TIE). THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN (2010), 1.5 points
221 (TIE). THE YUPPIE FANTASIA 3 (2017), 1.5 points
225. BLEEDING STEEL (2017), 1 point *Jackie Chan has a lot of movies showing up at the back end of this countdown. And yet, nobody voted for RAILROAD TIGERS.
226 (TIE). ENTHRALLED (2014), 1 point
226 (TIE). GIRLS VS GANGSTERS (2018), 1 point
226 (TIE). GOLDEN JOB (2018), 1 point *The final fate of the YOUNG AND DANGEROUS crew. GOLDEN JOB would have been 1000% better had they persuaded Jordan Chan and Michael Tse to switch roles.
226 (TIE). GUILT BY DESIGN (2019), 1 point
226 (TIE). KILL TIME (2016), 1 point
226 (TIE). LACUNA (2012), 1 point
226 (TIE). LAN KWAI FONG (2011), 1 point
226 (TIE). MR. & MRS. INCREDIBLE (2011), 1 point
226 (TIE). THE CHILD’S EYE (2010), 1 point *I believe this is the only Pang Brothers movie that anyone voted for.
226 (TIE). WOMEN WHO FLIRT (2014), 1 point
226 (TIE). ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT (2017), 1 point
227 (TIE). AMPHETAMINE (2010), 0.5 points *Scud.
227 (TIE). NAPPING KID (2018), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). SARA (2014), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). SKY ON FIRE (2016), 0.5 points *RIP Ringo Lam.
227 (TIE). THE ABORTIONIST (2019), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). THE MOMENT (2016), 0.5 point
227 (TIE). THE MONKEY KING 3 (2018), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED (2011), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). Z STORM (2014), 0.5 points *This would be the #1 film if Michael Wong was the main point of this list.

Some fun stats

- Total voters: 135
- Total points awarded: 10,152
- Total number of films voted on: 245
- Total number of films voted on in our Eighties Poll: 228; Nineties Poll: 259 films; Aughts Poll: 176; Ever Poll: 479
- 85% of all points were given to the films in the Top 75 (8628.5).
- 34% of all points were given to the top 10 films.
- 53% of all participants voted for THE GRANDMASTER.
- Number of films that only received 1 vote: 69
- Year with most nominated films: 2010 with 32 films. 1755 points given to films from 2010.
- Year with the most points: 2013 with 2000 points for 18 films. 20% of all points given to films from 2013.
- Film with the most first place votes: THE GRANDMASTER, with 21 first place votes.
- Films with the most amount of votes that missed the Top 75 (3-way tie): FINDING MR. RIGHT, FIRESTORM and MEN ON THE DRAGON.
- Films with the least amount of votes that made the Top 75 (3-way tie): COOK UP A STORM, THE VIRAL FACTOR and BETTER DAYS.
- Lowest scoring film with a first place vote (tie): THE FANTASTIC WATER BABES and THE INVINCIBLE DRAGON, each with 10 points and 1 vote.
- 14% of all points were given to films featuring Louis Koo
- Top actors: Philip Keung Ho-Man, 15 films; Louis Koo, 13 films; Shawn Yue, 8 films; Lau Ching-Wan, 5 films; Gordon Lam, 5 films; Anthony Wong, 4 films; Donnie Yen, 4 films; Chapman To, 4 films; Aaron Kwok, 4 films; Nicholas Tse, 4 films.
- Top actresses: Miriam Yeung, 6 films; Tang Wei, 5 films; Gao Yuanyuan, 4 films; Siu Yam-Yam, 4 films; Dada Chen, 4 films; Sammi Cheng, 3 films.
- Big names with only 1 film in the Best 75: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi, Shu Qi, Stephy Tang, Michelle Yeoh, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai.
- 16% of all points were given to films either directed or produced by Johnnie To.
- 8% of all points were given to films either directed or produced by Pang Ho-Cheung
- Notable directors who did not place in the Top 50 HK Films of the 2000s, but ended up placing in the Top 75 films of the 2010s: Fruit Chan, Herman Yau, Sylvia Chang, Wong Jing (also Jiang Wen, but very few of his films qualified for HK consideration).
- Notable directors who placed in the Top 50 HK Films of the 2000s, but did not place in the Top 75 films of the 2010s: Andrew Lau, Jeff Lau, James Yuen, the Pang Brothers (also Zhang Yimou and Ang Lee, but very few of their films qualified for HK consideration).
- Notable directors who made films in both decades but did not place in either the Top 50 HK Films of the 2000s or the Top 75 Films of the 2010s: Barbara Wong, Gordon Chan, Stanley Kwan, Jingle Ma, Daniel Lee, Patrick Kong, Stephen Fung.


Year-by-year list of Top Ranked films

2019: THE NEW KING OF COMEDY
2018: STILL HUMAN
2017: PARADOX
2016: TRIVISA
2015: SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES
2014: THE MIDNIGHT AFTER
2013: THE GRANDMASTER
2012: VULGARIA
2011: A SIMPLE LIFE
2010: GALLANTS

Best film list based on first-place votes:
1. THE GRANDMASTER (2013), 21 first place vote
2. A SIMPLE LIFE (2011), 10 first place votes
3. TRIVISA (2016), 10 first place votes
4. GALLANTS (2010), 7 first place votes
5. LOVE IN A PUFF (2010), 6 first place votes
6. LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (2011), 6 first place votes
7. WU XIA (2011), 5 first place votes
8. LET THE BULLETS FLY (2011), 5 first place votes
9. DRUG WAR (2013), 4 first place votes
10. THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (2014), 4 first place votes
11. STILL HUMAN (2018), 4 first place votes
12. ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (2012), 3 first place votes
13. UNBEATABLE (2013), 2 first place votes
14. THE STOOL PIGEON (2010), 2 first place votes
15. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (2013), 2 first place votes
16. SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES (2015), 2 first place votes
17. DREAM HOME (2010), 2 first place votes
18. RIGOR MORTIS (2013), 2 first place votes
19. THE WHITE STORM (2013), 2 first place votes
20. REIGN OF ASSASSINS (2010), 2 first place votes
21. PARADOX (2017), 2 first place votes
22. OUR TIME WILL COME (2017), 2 first place votes
23. VULGARIA (2012), 1 first place vote
24. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART (2011), 1 first place vote
25. BLIND DETECTIVE (2013), 1 first place vote
26. DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (2010), 1 first place vote
27. SOUL MATE (2016), 1 first place vote
28. PORT OF CALL (2015), 1 first place vote
29. TEN YEARS (2015), 1 first place vote
30. ABERDEEN (2014), 1 first place vote
31. THE NEW KING OF COMEDY (2019), 1 first place vote
32 (TIE). COLD WAR (2012), 1 first place vote
32 (TIE). LOVE IN THE BUFF (2012), 1 first place vote
34. CALL OF HEROES (2016), 1 first place vote
35. LITTLE BIG MASTER (2015), 1 first place vote
36. THE BULLET VANISHES (2012), 1 first place vote
37. THREE (2016), 1 first place vote
38. SUK SUK (2019), 1 first place vote
39. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK (2017), 1 first place vote
40 (TIE). EAST MEETS WEST 2011 (2011), 1 first place vote
40 (TIE). THE BODYGUARD (2016), 1 first place vote
42. AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (2013), 1 first place vote
43. KEEPER OF DARKNESS (2015), 1 first place vote
44 (TIE). A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (2011), 1 first place vote
44 (TIE). MCDULL: ME & MY MUM (2014), 1 first place vote
46. DOT 2 DOT (2014), 1 first place vote
47 (TIE). 3D SEX AND ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY (2011), 1 first place vote
47 (TIE). SEE YOU TOMORROW (2016), 1 first place vote
49 (TIE). THE FANTASTIC WATER BABES (2010), 1 first place vote
49 (TIE). THE INVINCIBLE DRAGON (2019), 1 first place vote

Points given by year:
2019: 19 films, 301.5 points
2018: 23 films, 419 points
2017: 30 films, 629.5 points
2016: 25 films, 1094.5 points
2015: 23 films, 775 points
2014: 26 films, 752.5 points
2013: 18 films, 2000 points
2012: 23 films, 626 points
2011: 26 films, 1799 points
2010: 23 films, 1755 points

3 Responses to “The Best 75 Hong Kong Films of the 2010s postmortem - Full list + stats + whatever”

  1. Phil Says:

    Koo may have appeared in less films than Philip Keung but the amount that One Cool were involved in producing makes up for that lol.
    Again thanks for taking the time to do this list and stay safe!

  2. Tim Chuma Says:

    Good to see my “negative a billion” points for “Not enough Michael Wong” in Triple Threat was excluded or it would have skewed the voting.

  3. BH Says:

    I voted 1st place for “see you tomorrow”. Would be glad if it gather more votes. Sad to see it lowly ranked at 117th place.

Leave a Reply

Before you submit form:
Human test by Not Captcha
 
 
LoveHKFilm.com Copyright © 2002-2020 Ross Chen