Best to Worst: Johnnie To

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1. Mad Detective (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

68 Metascore

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam, Kelly Lin

Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Sparrow (2008)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 2,603

3. Fulltime Killer (2001)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

Two very different hitmen find themselves to be in each other's way. They use all their skill to solve the problem.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin, Simon Yam

Votes: 6,167 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Drug War (2012)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Honglei Sun, Yi Huang, Michelle Ye

Votes: 8,830 | Gross: $0.13M

5. Exiled (2006)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam

Votes: 8,034 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Election 2 (2006)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 5,352 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Election (2005)

Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Suet Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Siu-Fai Cheung

Votes: 8,944

8. Blind Detective (2013)

130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Tao Guo, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 2,756

9. Vengeance (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

76 Metascore

A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Macau, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Simon Yam, Suet Lam

Votes: 6,007

10. The Mission (1999)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Chung-yin Lui, Roy Cheung

Votes: 4,681

11. PTU (2003)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ruby Wong, Maggie Siu

Votes: 3,817

12. All About Ah-Long (1989)

95 min | Drama

A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sylvia Chang, Kun-Hsuan Huang, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 1,162

13. Running Out of Time (1999)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung, Waise Lee

Votes: 5,116

14. Three (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

71 Metascore

Realizing that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Wei Zhao, Louis Koo, Kathy Wu, Jonathan Wong Chee Hynn

Votes: 1,600 | Gross: $0.07M

15. The Longest Nite (1998)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

Directors: Tat-Chi Yau, Johnnie To | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Siu, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 1,715

16. The Mad Monk (1993)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Johnnie To | Stars: Stephen Chow, Maggie Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, Anita Mui

Votes: 1,347

17. Breaking News (2004)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung

Votes: 4,905

18. A Hero Never Dies (1998)

86 min | Action, Drama

Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Leon Lai, Ching Wan Lau, Fiona Leung, YoYo Mung

Votes: 916

19. Running on Karma (2003)

93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung, Wong Chun

Votes: 2,689

20. Lifeline (1997)

TV-14 | 108 min | Drama

Following the lives of firefighters as they deal with joys and hardships, both on the job and with their own personal lives.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Alex Fong, Carman Lee, Ruby Wong

Votes: 522

21. Fat Choi Spirit (2002)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

Centres around a Mahjong master, Andy, and his dealings with his ex-girlfriend, estranged family and a local gang.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Gigi Leung

Votes: 817

22. My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002)

98 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

A car accident gives a spoiled, troubled young woman the ability to see ghosts, including one of a former classmate.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Sammi Cheng, Ching Wan Lau, Tian-Lin Wang, Simon Yam

Votes: 953

23. Life Without Principle (2011)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama

Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Richie Jen, Denise Ho, Myolie Wu

Votes: 1,955

24. Triangle (2007)

R | 93 min | Crime, Thriller

Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui | Stars: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Honglei Sun, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 1,600

25. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2011)

115 min | Romance

An original twist on an eternal triangle, where secret crush and unrequited love take on altogether newfangled meanings of their own.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Yuanyuan Gao, Daniel Wu, Hin-Wai Au

Votes: 1,443

26. The Heroic Trio (1993)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Damian Lau

Votes: 2,924

27. Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is a movie about two people (Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro), who are destined to be together but by some twist of circumstances they never find each other.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Edmund Chen, Wei-Lun Hsu

Votes: 1,657

28. Eye in the Sky (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

With the nickname Peggy, a new recruit is mentored by Dog-Head, while undergoing on-job training while tracking down a gang of well organized armed heist robbers. The police use the surveillance cameras trying to track their identities.

Director: Nai-Hoi Yau | Stars: Simon Yam, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Kate Tsui, Suet Lam

Votes: 1,719

29. Yesterday Once More (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Romance blossoms again for a divorced jewel-thief couple as they try to rekindle the love they once had for each.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Jenny Hu, Carl Ng

Votes: 820

30. Love on a Diet (2001)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

A depressed, obese woman tries to lose weight in order to win back her ex-boyfriend with the help of a fellow Hong Konger whom she met in Japan.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Rikiya Kurokawa, Asuka Higuchi

Votes: 1,613

31. Trivisa (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama

In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong. Thereafter, rumour has it that Hong Kong's three most ... See full summary »

Directors: Jevons Au, Frank Hui, Vicky Wong | Stars: Richie Jen, Jordan Chan, Ka Tung Lam, Kwong Leung Wong

Votes: 1,606

32. Throw Down (2004)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

53 Metascore

A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 1,327

33. Wu Yen (2001)

123 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A gifted female warrior is destined to marry the emperor and bring prosperity to the dynasty.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Raymond Ho-Yin Wong, Sammi Cheng, Anita Mui, Cecilia Cheung

Votes: 536

34. The Big Heat (1988)

98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of ... See full summary »

Directors: Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui | Stars: Waise Lee, Joey Wang, Matthew Wong, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Votes: 582

35. Romancing in Thin Air (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance

After the bride of a popular actor ran away with her first love at their wedding, he went into grieving. In a drunken stupor, he ends up in a hotel atop the mountains. There, he finds love with a woman who is also grieving a lost love.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Sammi Cheng, Yuanyuan Gao, Baoqiang Wang

Votes: 419

36. Office (2015)

111 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The investigation following a sales manager brutally killing his entire family leads to a track of mystery and tragedy in an overwhelmed work team at Seoul.

Director: Won-Chan Hong | Stars: Ko Asung, Sung-Woo Bae, Eui-sung Kim, Chae-eun Lee

Votes: 1,766



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