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10 Best Hong Kong Mafia Movies

Movies related to the mafia all have their own uniqueness to the audience. Not only because there are scenes of war or fighting, but there is also a strategic element to how they run their business, facing the competition. to the authorities. Not to mention the mafia bosses often have the charisma that makes us feel admired for their playability and coolness.

Hollywood can be the center of the movie world, where quality movies are produced. However, to be precise in Asia, Hong Kong has also produced many compelling films with mafia themes. What are the mafia movies from the early East Asian country? Let’s review 10 thrilling Hong Kong mafia movies no less than Hollywood.

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Mou Gaan Dou [2002]

  • Release year : 2002
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
  • Actors: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
  • Production company : Media Asia Films, Basic Pictures

Mou Gaan Dou is derived from the Chinese language, which in Indonesian means the road without a stop. To appeal to an international audience, this film was also released under the title Interior. This movie is fun to watch as it is dense with strategies from the bad side and the good side.

Chan Wing-yan is a police officer who works undercover to uncover the crimes of the Triad mafia group. On the other hand, Lau Kin-ming, a member of the Triads, joins the Hong Kong Police at the behest of his superior, Hon Sam. The existence of two conflicting parties on one side causes many conflicts to occur. Who ultimately succeeded in carrying out their mission?

Cheung Foh [1999]

  • Release year: 1999
  • Genre: Action, Crime
  • Directed by: Johnnie To
  • Actors: Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui, Roy Cheung
  • Producer: Milkyway Image

A Triad boss named Lung has just survived an assassination attempt at a restaurant owned by him, Fat Cheung. To keep him safe, Lung hires five bodyguards from different professions.

Curtis used to disguise himself as a hairstylist and is the most experienced. James is a loner, a nightclub owner named Roy with his old friend Shin, and Mike, a former pimp.

The assassination of Lung did not stop there, two more occurred. It turned out that one of the masterminds of the assassination was Fat Cheung. The trouble escalated when Lung assigned one of his teammates, Frank, to take care of the problem.

Frank learns that Lung’s wife is having an affair with one of Lung’s bodyguards. Complicated isn’t it? It’s not that complicated, if you watch it live. Not only acting, but also spiced up with an unusual love affair because of mafia involvement. This film is also internationally titled The Mission.

Lat Sau San Taam [1992]

  • Release year : 1992
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Actors: Chow Yun Fat, Tony Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan
  • Production company : Golden Princess Film Production, Milestone Pictures

An HKPD inspector, Tequilla Yuen and Benny Mak, attempted to investigate the arms sale. War inevitably leads to Benny’s death. The enraged Tequilla then killed all the mafia members present at the scene.

Although he was assigned the task of capturing mafia members alive so that he was released from the case. Alan, an assassin member of the Triads, becomes trusted by his boss, Uncle Guild, after killing one of the intruders from the rival group.

Wong, impressed with Alan’s abilities, wants to recruit him. Alan is actually an undercover cop. With the help of Tequilla they try to stop the actions of the mafia group.

Saat Po Long [2005]

  • Release year : 2005
  • Genre: Action, Horror
  • Directed by: Wilson Yip
  • Actors: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, Ngo Kinh
  • Production company : ABBA Movies Co. Ltd., 1618 Action Limited

Chan Kwok-chung is a cop who tries to imprison a Triad boss named Wong Po. He tries to protect key witnesses so that Wong can be found guilty in court. Unfortunately, the witness was killed by Jack, an assassin ordered by Wong Po. In his old age, Chan’s position in the investigation of the case began to loosen.

Ma Kwun is assigned to help Chan in the Wong Po case, he is assisted by three colleagues, Wah, Sum and Lok. Meanwhile in the police there was a change of superiors, Chan was then led by Cheung Cun-fei. Unfortunately, his new boss actually works with Wong Po. How did Chan and Ma Kwun put Wong Po in prison?

Lung Foo Fung Wan [1987]

  • Release year : 1987
  • Genre: Action, Crime
  • Directed by: Ringo Lam
  • Actors: Chow Yun-Fat, Yueh Sun, Danny Lee
  • Production company: City Cinema.

Ko Chow, an undercover cop is assigned by his boss, Lau, to investigate a mafia group that often steals gold. On the other hand as a young inspector, John Chan is also tasked with investigating the same group. The two have a rivalry, Chan considers Lau old-fashioned while Lau considers Chan arrogant and inexperienced.

Chow is about to infiltrate the mafia by posing as an arms dealer. Chow’s actions were not known by Chan nor informed by Lau. The mafia group managed to get the weapons and planned a robbery. There are four potential robberies, while the police are divided into two camps.

Ying Hung Boon Sik [1986]

  • Release year : 1986
  • Genre: Action, Crime
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Actors: Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun Fat, Emily Chu
  • Production company : Cinema City Company Limited, Film Workshop

Sung Tse-Ho is a member of the Triad, whose main job is to print counterfeit money and send it to America. He is highly respected by the other members of the group when entrusted to take charge of this important activity. He is not alone in his actions, he is supported by Mark Lee, a fellow member of the group.

Ho plans to leave the Triad after completing his last transaction in Taiwan with the help of a new member named Shing. Unfortunately, he was accused of getting his father killed. Ho is later jailed while his younger brother Kit becomes a cop and their relationship sours.

On his way out of prison, Ho is lured back by Shing to the Triads. Gradually Ho learns that it was Shing who betrayed him in Taiwan, he also wants to imprison Shing with the help of his younger brother, Kit. Unfortunately, Kit is actually being used as a hostage. This film presents a unique story, the action of the seasoned mafia family.

Crime Story [1993]

  • Release year : 1993
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Directed by: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan, Bruce Law
  • Actors: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Law Kar-ying, Blackie Ko
  • Production company : Golden Harvest, Media Asia

Eddie Chan, a policeman assigned to investigate a mafia organization has mental problems after killing several people. Although he intended to defend himself, the guilt in his body made him struggle to overcome that feeling.

Meanwhile, he is assigned to investigate the kidnapping of a businessman named Wong Yat-fei. Wong’s search forces Chan to travel from Hong Kong to Taiwan. Along the way, he has to deal with several mafia organizations.

The story is more complicated because one of the kidnappers is a member of the Hong Kong police. Chan’s various efforts seem to be thwarted by the police where he works.

Bo Hao [1991]

  • Release year: 1991
  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: Man Kit Poon
  • Actors: Ray Lui, Kent Cheng, Cecilia Yip
  • Production company : Golden Harvest Company, Johnny Mak Productions

Ho moved to Hong Kong in the 1970s after the revolution in his native China. He and his friends work in a restaurant. In addition, they do illegal jobs that attract the attention of Fat Kwan, a corrupt police officer and Hong Kong mafia boss, who thinks Ho is very ambitious and can succeed in the criminal world.

The more he struggled in the criminal world, Ho began to find success. He also wants to further develop his business, while Kwan is annoyed by Ho’s actions. Kwan, who works as a cop, turns to want to bring Ho down. Kwan even killed some of Ho’s men. Will Ho give up?

Hak Se Wui [2005]

  • Release year : 2005
  • Genre: Horror, Drama
  • Directed by: Johnnie To
  • Actors: Simon Yam, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung
  • Production company : Milkyway Image, One Hundred Years of Film

One of the oldest triad groups in Hong Kong, Wo Luen Shing is set to choose a new leader. The candidates are Lok and Big D. Lok is a calm person and has a wise attitude.

In contrast to Big D, who is temperamental and very ambitious, wants to be the leader of the group. Lok was finally elected as the new leader of Wo Luen Shing. Big D refused to accept defeat in Wo Luen Shing’s leadership election, and rioted until he was caught by the police. Worried about chaos, top Wo Luen Shing officials were arrested.

Big D reveals that he wants to form a new organization that can compete with the Triads and increase the crime rate. In the end, Lok is satisfied and wants to continue Wo Luen Shing with Big D and bring success to his group. The thing is, Lok secretly holds a grudge against Big D. It’s interesting to see how Lok will face Big D.

Jiang Hu [2004]

  • Release year : 2004
  • Genre: Action, Crime
  • Director : Wong Chi-po
  • Actors: Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Shawn Yue, Edison Chen
  • Production company : Focus Films, Anytime Pictures, Go Film Distribution

Jiang Hu presents two interesting stories. The first story is Hung, a mafia leader about to become a father. Meanwhile, Lefty, one of his subordinates, doesn’t like Hung’s situation, which will be constrained by fatherhood.

The news that Hung became a father finally made some people enlist to plan an assassination to get his position, but it failed because Hung had prepared an escort.

The second story follows two teenage boys Yik and Turbo, who have just started a life of crime. They want to win the respect of the local gangs and mafia by killing the gang leaders. After deliberately looking for trouble, they finally succeeded in realizing their dream of killing the gang leader.

The question is, what do Hung and Lefty have to do with Yik and Turbo? The answer is in the movie Giang Ho. The concept of the film is quite interesting as this movie uses two storylines for the same theme.

If you need a new color different from Hollywood movies. The list of 10 movies about the Hong Kong mafia above can be referenced, the excitement is not inferior to Hollywood. Any other Hong Kong mafia movie recommendations? You can also add in the comment column, you know!

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