John Woo Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Hard Boiled
R

Hard Boiled

(1992)
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As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Philip Chan, Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo
Plot:

Tough detective Tequila Yuen loses his partner during a raid on arms smugglers and vows to catch them. While trying to get closer to the inner mafia circle, he meets and teams up with Alan, an undercover cop working as contract-killer for the Hong Kong triads. Swearing allegiance to each other, the two fight to take down the Triads boss, Johnny Wong. 

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0
The Killer

The Killer

(1989)
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0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Lee, Kenneth Tsang, Yun-Fat Chow, Kong Chu, Sally Yeh
Plot:

The Killer is an action crime drama film, which tells the story of Jeffrey, a hitman, who gets betrayed by his employer, when he decides to retire after one last job. Therefore, he joins forces with Inspector Lee to confront the gangsters who are out to eliminate him. 

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0
Bullet in the Head

Bullet in the Head

(1990)
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0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
War, Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Waise Lee, Jacky Cheung, Simon Yam, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
0
0
Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Last Hurrah for Chivalry

(1979)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Mars, Pai Wei, Hark-On Fung, Damian Lau, Kong Lau
0
0
Red Cliff II

Red Cliff II

(2009)
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0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, History, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Fengyi Zhang
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0
A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow

(1986)
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0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Lung Ti, Emily Chu, Leslie Cheung, Stephen Chow
0
0
All the Invisible Children

All the Invisible Children

(2005)
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0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo, Ridley Scott, Spike Lee, Emir Kusturica, Mehdi Charef
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic
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0
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I

(2011)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Te-Sheng Wei
Genres:
Drama, Action, History
Star Cast:
Masanobu Andô, Vivian Hsu, Sabu Kawahara, Nolay Piho, Chih-Hsiang Ma
0
0
Red Cliff
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Red Cliff

(2008)
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0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
History, Drama, Action, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Fengyi Zhang
Plot:

In order to unify the entire country, the emperor of the Han Dynasty allows his General to declare war against the rebellious southern provinces. His army advances and kills lots of civilians and soldiers alike. To resist the army, the warlords of the south form an alliance led by Viceroy Zhou, who rely upon different unique strategies to combat the overwhelming forces. 

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0
A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

(1987)
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0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Dean Shek, Lung Ti, Shan Kwan, Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow
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0
Face/Off
R

Face/Off

(1997)
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0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Thomas Jane, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola
Plot:

After capturing his son's killer, terrorist Castor Troy, FBI Special Agent Sean Archer learns about a plot to destroy the entire Los Angeles and decides to assume Troy's identity via an expensive face transplant procedure to infiltrate his gang. Meanwhile Troy unexpectedly wakes up from coma and forcefully undergoes the same procedure to assume Archer's identity.

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0
Hostage

Hostage

(2002)
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0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Crime, Thriller, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Maury Chaykin, Kathryn Morris, Gerry Becker, Darius McCrary
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0
Itchy Fingers

Itchy Fingers

(1979)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Po-Chih Leong
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Mars, Roy Chiao, Szu-Ying Chien, Cheng Po Chou
0
0
Princess Chang Ping

Princess Chang Ping

(1976)
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0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Sing-Po Leung, Kim Sung Lung, Shuet Shi Mui, Kim-Dan Chu, Xuelu Jiang
0
0
Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui

Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui

(1975)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
James Tien, Carter Wong, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Han Jae Ji, Chang-suk Kim
0
0
Reign of Assassins
R

Reign of Assassins

(2010)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo, Chao-Bin Su
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Shawn Yue, Barbie Hsu, Xueqi Wang
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0
Once a Thief
R

Once a Thief

(1991)
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0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Leslie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang, Yun-Fat Chow, Kong Chu
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0
Shao Lin men
R

Shao Lin men

(1976)
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0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, Tao-Liang Tan, James Tien, Ching Chu, Pao-Shan Chang
0
0
Seong lung wui
PG-13

Seong lung wui

(1992)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan, James Wong, Sylvia Chang
0
0
Paycheck
PG-13

Paycheck

(2003)
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0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore
Plot:

Reverse-engineer Michael Jennings is routinely hired to break-up rival company’s technology, after which he has his short-term memory erased. After completing a 3-year job with promises of millions, he is left without money and the authorities are chasing him for treason and murder. He has only limited time and few apparently unrelated items to solve the mystery of his erased 3 years.

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0
Fa qian han

Fa qian han

(1977)
1
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Mars, Richard Ng, Ying Cheung, Ricky Hui, Angie Chiu
1
0
Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen

Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen

(1982)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Sing Chen, Josephine Siao, Ricky Hui, Lui Cheung
0
0
Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou

Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou

(1978)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Roy Chiao, Hark-On Fung, Chi-Shen Chung, Rowena Cortes
0
0
Mission: Impossible II
PG-13

Mission: Impossible II

(2000)
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0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames
Plot:

Ethan Hunt returns on another mission to seize and destroy Chimera, a deadly virus, and its cure Bellerophon, both of which are in possession of rogue IMF agent Ambrose. He must infiltrate enemy stronghold with help from Nyah Hall, a skilled thief and former lover of Ambrose, before the latter sells the virus to an international terrorist group.

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0
Hard Target
R

Hard Target

(1993)
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0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Chuck Pfarrer, Arnold Vosloo, Robert Apisa
Plot:

When an itinerant veteran goes missing his estranged daughter decides to go in search for him and hires a former Marine with exceptional martial arts skills as her bodyguard and guide. Very soon they discover that her father is the victim of a deadly game played by a group of rich, who find pleasure in hunting down the homeless. What will they do next? 

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0
The Big Hit
R

The Big Hit

(1998)
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0
As:
Producer
Director:
Kirk Wong
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Avery Brooks, Bokeem Woodbine
Plot:

Melvin Smiley is a socially anxious hitman, who is known to be one of the best in his field. His loyalties are put to the test when he starts developing feelings for Keiko Nishi, a young woman whom he has kidnapped. He is also unaware of the fact that she is the goddaughter of a mob boss.

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0
The Replacement Killers
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The Replacement Killers

(1998)
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0
As:
Producer
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Rooker, Danny Trejo, Jürgen Prochnow, Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino
Plot:

This action thriller film tells the story of John Lee, a hitman, who is assigned to kill the son of a police officer. However, he is unable to complete the mission and therefore seeks aid from a forger to help him escape to China. Therefore, his boss, a drug lord, hires replacements to finish the task as well as to kill him.

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0
Broken Arrow
R

Broken Arrow

(1996)
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0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Christian Slater, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Samantha Mathis
Plot:

Major Vic ‘Deak’ Deakins and Captain Riley Hale of the United States Air Force are given the task of flying a stealth bomber armed with two B83 nuclear bombs. Deak ejects Hale from the plane with the intention of selling the weapons to terrorists. Hale teams up with park ranger, Terry Carmichael, to stop Deak. 

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0
Windtalkers
R

Windtalkers

(2002)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Drama, Action, War
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo
Plot:

U.S. Marine corporal, Joesph F. Enders, is assigned to protect Navajo code talker Private, Ben Yahzee, but must kill him, if Yahzee is captured, to protect the code. As World War II progresses Enders and Yahzee develop a bond. Enders doesn’t want to kill him anymore but the war forces him to choose between duty and friendship.   

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0
Qian zuo guai

Qian zuo guai

(1980)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ricky Hui, Qiqi Chen, Ka Yik, Jing Tang
0
0
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
R

A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

(1989)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Hark Tsui
Genres:
Action, War
Star Cast:
Kien Shih, Anita Mui, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Yun-Fat Chow, Saburô Tokitô
0
0
Hua ji shi dai

Hua ji shi dai

(1981)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Dean Shek, Chi Ling Chiu, Karl Maka, Wai Wong, Fei Lung Chen
0
0
Mo deng tian shi

Mo deng tian shi

(1982)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Pak-Cheung Chan, Paul Chun, Fat Chung, Jade Hsu
0
0
The Young Dragons

The Young Dragons

(1974)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Mars, Ni Tien, Yung Henry Yu, Chin Hu
0
0
Bulletproof Monk
PG-13

Bulletproof Monk

(2003)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Paul Hunter
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Jaime King, Mako, Victoria Smurfit, Karel Roden, Yun-Fat Chow
0
0
Ha luo, ye gui ren

Ha luo, ye gui ren

(1978)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo, Louis Sit, Karl Maka
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Ka Yik, Wei-Ying Chen, Angel Chan, Fu Hung Cheng, Lei Cheng
0
0
Blood Brothers
R

Blood Brothers

(2007)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Alexi Tan
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Qi Shu, Daniel Wu, Ye Liu, Tony Yo-ning Yang, Xiaolu Li
0
0
Accidentaly

Accidentaly

(1968)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Young Man
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
John Woo
0
0
Jian guo da ye

Jian guo da ye

(2009)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang
Genres:
History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu
0
0
Sijie

Sijie

(1968)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Young Artist
Director:
John Woo, Kei Sek
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Cho Chung Lang
0
0
Beginning of the Great Revival

Beginning of the Great Revival

(2011)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lin Sen
Director:
Jianxin Huang, Sanping Han
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Bingbing Fan, Angelababy, Andy Lau, Yun-Fat Chow
0
0
Man zhou ren

Man zhou ren

(1973)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Shu Mei Chin
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Wen Chung Ku, Nan Chiang, Lei Cheng, Jin-pal Kim
0
0
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II

(2011)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Te-Sheng Wei
Genres:
Drama, History, Action
Star Cast:
Masanobu Andô, Vivian Hsu, Sabu Kawahara, Nolay Piho, Chih-Hsiang Ma
0
0
Nanjing 1937

Nanjing 1937

(1995)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ziniu Wu
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Rene Liu, Han Chin, Ai Saotome, Tao Bai, Guodian Chen
0
0
Just Heroes

Just Heroes

(1989)
0
0
As:
Director
Director:
Wu Ma, John Woo
Genres:
Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
David Chiang, Kuan Tai Chen, Stephen Chow, Danny Lee, Tien Niu
0
0
Peace Hotel

Peace Hotel

(1995)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ka-Fai Wai
Genres:
Crime, Western, Romance, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Shun Lau, Yun-Fat Chow, Cecilia Yip, Ho Chin, Annabelle Lau
0
0
Ying xiong wu lei

Ying xiong wu lei

(1986)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Ching-Ying Lam, Cécile Le Bailly, Eddy Ko, Philippe Loffredo, Bruce Cheung
0
0
Task Force

Task Force

(1997)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Patrick Leung
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Tsang, Charlie Yeung, Karen Mok, Lawrence Ah Mon
0
0
The Crossing

The Crossing

(2014)
0
0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Ziyi Zhang, Hye-Kyo Song, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xiaoming Huang, Masami Nagasawa
0
0
The Crossing 2

The Crossing 2

(2015)
0
0
As:
Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Ziyi Zhang, Hye-Kyo Song, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Dawei Tong, Xiaoming Huang
0
0
I Love Maria

I Love Maria

(1988)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Hark Tsui, David Chung
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Sham, Ching-Ying Lam, Hark Tsui, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
0
0
Heng cai san qian wan

Heng cai san qian wan

(1987)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Karl Maka
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Tsang, Anglie Leung, Mark Cheng, Karl Maka
0
0
A Better Tomorrow
R

A Better Tomorrow

(2010)
0
0
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Hae-sung Song
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Jin-mo Ju, Seung-heon Song, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Kang-woo Kim, Han Sun Jo
0
0
Lang man feng bao

Lang man feng bao

(1996)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Patrick Leung
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Aaron Kwok, Carman Lee, Lawrence Ah Mon, Michael Tong
0
0
The Banquet

The Banquet

(1991)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung, Clifton Ko, Alfred Cheung
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Mars, Sylvia Chang, Philip Chan
0
0
My Fair Gentleman

My Fair Gentleman

(2009)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ju-Yuan Li
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Honglei Sun, Kelly Lin, Jennifer Ling Hung, Jonathan Kos-Read, Renee Yuan
0
0
Xiao jiang

Xiao jiang

(1985)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Yueh Sun, David Tao, Linda Jui-Chi Liu, Hsia Chiang, Feng Kang Chu
0
0
Manhunt

Manhunt

(2017)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Ji-won Ha, Hanyu Zhang, Jun Kunimura, Masaharu Fukuyama, Stephy Qi
0
0
Jin ye xing guang can lan

Jin ye xing guang can lan

(1988)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ann Hui
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Brigitte Lin, Tung-Shing Yee, George Lam, Kong-Hoi Chan
0
0
Run Tiger, Run

Run Tiger, Run

(1985)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Hark Tsui, Teddy Robin Kwan, Yin-Tze Pan, Bin Bin, Yuan-Ting Chang
0
0
Yong chuang tian xia

Yong chuang tian xia

(1990)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Raymond Lee
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Yin Tse, Cecilia Yip, Yeung-Ming Wan, Kwong Leung Wong
0
0
The Glass Beads

The Glass Beads

(2005)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Angeles Woo
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Joshua Snyder, Chris Krueger, Anthony Cheng, Samantha Fuller, Bob Golub
0
0

TV Movie(s)

Mission: Improbable

Mission: Improbable

(2000)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Joel Gallen
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Stephen Chang, David Lea
0
0
Once a Thief
R

Once a Thief

(1996)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Ito, Michael Wong, Sandrine Holt, Ivan Sergei, Nicholas Lea
0
0
Blackjack
R

Blackjack

(1998)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dolph Lundgren, Fred Williamson, Kate Vernon, Phillip MacKenzie, Kam Heskin
0
0
Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother

Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother

(1997)
0
0
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Glenn Davis, Allan Kroeker, David Wu
Genres:
Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Michael Wong, Sandrine Holt, Ivan Sergei, Nicholas Lea, Jennifer Dale
0
0
Once a Thief: Family Business

Once a Thief: Family Business

(1998)
0
0
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
T.J. Scott
Genres:
Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Robert Ito, Jennifer Dale, Sandrine Holt, Ivan Sergei
0
0
The Robinsons: Lost in Space

The Robinsons: Lost in Space

(2004)
0
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Brad Johnson, Tom McBeath, Jayne Brook, Mike Erwin, Ryan Malgarini
0
0
Red Skies

Red Skies

(2002)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Larry Carroll, Robert Lieberman
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Pauley Perrette, Vivian Wu, Shawn Christian, Kadeem Hardison, Rachael Crawford
0
0

Animation(s)

Appleseed Ex Machina
PG-13

Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)

As:
Producer
Director:
Shinji Aramaki
Genres:
Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, War, Animation, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kôichi Yamadera, Yûji Kishi, Miyuki Sawashiro, Shinpachi Tsuji, Ai Kobayashi
7 Brothers

7 Brothers (2011)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Animation, Action, Thriller

TV Shows and Videos

Stranglehold
M

Stranglehold (2007)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
John Woo, Martin Stoltz
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Stephanie Sheh, Yun-Fat Chow, Jeremy Dunn, Grant George
Once a Thief
R

Once a Thief (1996)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
George Takei, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jennifer Dale, Sandrine Holt, Rachel Griffiths
Hollywood's Best Film Directors

Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Francis Ford Coppola, Danny Boyle, Lars von Trier, John Boorman, John Woo