The best movies directed by Johnnie To

List of the 10 best movies directed by Johnnie To, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Mad Detective (San taam)
10

Mad Detective (San taam)

A

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

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All About Ah-Long (Aa long di gu si)
9

All About Ah-Long (Aa long di gu si)

C

how Yun-fat plays Ah-Long, a father living a low-class lifestyle, while trying to raise his son, Porky (Wong Kwan Yuen). The strong bond between father and son is tested when a chance encounter from Ah-Long's ex-girlfriend (Sylvia Chang) changes the course of their lives.

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Justice, My Foot! (Sam sei goon)
8

Justice, My Foot! (Sam sei goon)

S

ung (Chow) is by far the best lawyer in Guangdong and the outlying areas of Southeast China. His skills have earned his family an excellent living, albeit his habit of winning all his cases by whatever means necessary. Because of his shyster ways, none of his sons survived beyond a year old, causing grief for his wife Madam Sung (Mui). Upon the death of his 13th son, Sung decides to retire from law, and switch to business, opening an inn in the middle of town, and a tea stand on the outskirts of the city.Sung finds it difficult to truly give up his former career, and in his boredom reenacts his final case constantly. A chance encounter between Madam Sung and a woman whose husband was suspiciously murdered revives his hopes of returning to court. However, the case is compounded by corrupt magistrates, who make it their goal to bury the truth. Sung needs all his wits to beat a system that he has embraced for a long time, as well as redeem himself so he can finally start a family.

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The Heroic Trio (Dong fang san xia)
7

The Heroic Trio (Dong fang san xia)

T

ung and Ching were both adopted by the same master. But later Ching was abducted by the eunuch-Chan. Ching grew up and became scientist Li's assistant and Tung married officer Lau. Chat had escaped from Chan at 15 and became a thief-catcher. During Chan's intrigue the trio united to become "The heroines of the East".

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Drug War (Du zhan)
6

Drug War (Du zhan)

T

he taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange for his life (in China you can get the death penalty for producing only 50 grams of drugs) the young criminal will help the police infiltrate a sizeable drug network.

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Exiled (Fong juk)
5

Exiled (Fong juk)

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.

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Election 2 (Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai)
4

Election 2 (Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai)

A

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

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The Longest Nite (Am faa)
3

The Longest Nite (Am faa)

T

wo triad leaders vie for the right to manage a string of casinos in Macau which sparks an exhausting battle. A twist of fate brings the two gangster bosses together in collaboration, but rumors have it otherwise. A murderous plot unfolds.

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A Moment of Romance (Tin joek jau cing)
2

A Moment of Romance (Tin joek jau cing)

A

story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from getting killed by his accomplices, both began a forbidden relationship causing mayhem and chaos for their friends and family.

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Running Out of Time (Am zin)
1

Running Out of Time (Am zin)

P

olice 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.

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Johnnie To

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johnnie To Kei-Fung, born 22 April 1955, is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong,  To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a variety of genres, though in the West he is best known for his action and crime movies, which have earned him critical respect  and a cult following. His films, often made in collaboration with the same group of actors, screenwriters and cinematographers, frequently explore themes of friendship, fate and the changing face of Hong Kong society. Sometimes described as "multifaceted and chameleonic"  due to his ability to switch tones and genres between movies, To is nonetheless seen as having a consistent style, which involves mixing subdued realism and social observation with highly stylized visual and acting elements. To heads the Hong Kong-based production company Milkyway Image with his frequent co-director Wai Ka-Fai. Description above from the Wikipedia article Johnnie To, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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