Not fancying the new movies that are coming out this Chinese New Year? Then how about watching some classics. These 9 below are classic evergreen films. Check them out in the list below:
1. Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey gives a different take on Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hong and tells the tale of Wong Fei Hong as a child before he became an icon. He follows a fictional hero - The Iron Monkey, a Robin Hood equivalent.
2. God of Gamblers
Chow Yun Fatt's performance here makes him the equivalent of a Chinese James Bond. Suave, action packed, and exciting.
3. Eat Drink Man Woman
Directed by Ang Lee, this emotional drama is centered on food, and family. Perfect for family gatherings.
4. Internal Affairs 1,2 and 3
This one's a marathon, and if you thought "The Departed" was good, you haven't seen anything yet, since, it was inspired by this instead.
5. Kung Fu Hustle
Stephen Chow's satire on classic wu xia pictures with a touch of Western slapstick makes a comedic gangster film quite enjoyable. Even if you've seen this once, you'll want to watch it again.
Perhaps one of Jet Li's best performances ever, the film has the grandness of a Classic Hollywood epic directed by Zhang Yimou. Told in Rashomon style format, it is a tale of love and revenge.
7. In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar-wai uses Christopher Doyle's amazing cinematography style to tell smaller stories of love and passion in one of the most original way.
8. Police Story
No Chinese New Year is complete without Jackie Chan, at least, his older movies that is. This is by far the best action cop film which might just be on par with Lethal Weapon and Die Hard.
9. All's Well Ends Well
An all star comedic cast ensemble, you can actually do a marathon with this franchise including All's Well End's Well Too (1993), It's a Wonderful Life (1994), All's Well End's Well '97 (1997), and Ninth Happiness (1998).
If you're calorie counting, be prepared to multiply anything from the list with a minimum of 5x. If you're thinking of some self-restraint, you might want to check out how you can stop yourself from putting on the pounds during Chinese New Year here. Read more