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http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/damnyouk ... -whatever/

There's no excuse for not adding it to the existing list OR create a new list.

1. THE GRANDMASTER (2013), 542.5 points, 21 first place vote
2. A SIMPLE LIFE (2011), 433.5 points, 10 first place votes
3. DRUG WAR (2013), 398.5 points, 4 first place votes
4. GALLANTS (2010), 364 points, 7 first place votes
5. WU XIA (2011), 341.5 points, 5 first place votes
6. TRIVISA (2016), 330 points, 10 first place votes
7. LOVE IN A PUFF (2010), 322 points, 6 first place votes
8. LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (2011), 319 points, 6 first place votes
9. LET THE BULLETS FLY (2011), 227.5 points, 5 first place votes
10. THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (2014), 225.5 points, 4 first place votes
11. UNBEATABLE (2013), 218.5 points, 2 first place votes
12. THE STOOL PIGEON (2010), 209 points, 2 first place votes
13. STILL HUMAN (2018), 178.5 points, 4 first place votes
14. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (2013), 174 points, 2 first place votes
15. SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES (2015), 171 points, 2 first place votes
16. DREAM HOME (2010), 164 points, 2 first place votes
17. MAD WORLD (2016), 161.5 points
18. THE MERMAID (2016), 151.5 points
19. VULGARIA (2012), 146 points, 1 first place vote
20. RIGOR MORTIS (2013), 138 points, 2 first place votes
21. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART (2011), 134.5 points, 1 first place vote
22. THE WHITE STORM (2013), 133.5 points, 2 first place votes
23. BLIND DETECTIVE (2013), 131 points, 1 first place vote
24. DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (2010), 121.5 points, 1 first place vote
25. ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (2012), 116.5 points, 3 first place votes
26. REIGN OF ASSASSINS (2010), 112.5 points, 2 first place votes
27. SOUL MATE (2016), 102.5 points, 1 first place vote
28. PORT OF CALL (2015), 94.5 points, 1 first place vote
29. MOTORWAY (2011), 91 points
30. IP MAN 3 (2015), 86 points
31. TEN YEARS (2015), 83.5 points, 1 first place vote
32. THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN (2014), 83.5 points
33. ABERDEEN (2014), 82.5 points, 1 first place vote
34. THE NEW KING OF COMEDY (2019), 81 points, 1 first place vote
35. PARADOX (2017), 77.5 points, 2 first place votes
36 (TIE). COLD WAR (2012), 77.5 points, 1 first place vote
36 (TIE). LOVE IN THE BUFF (2012), 77.5 points, 1 first place vote
38. IP MAN 2 (2010), 76 points
39. OUR TIME WILL COME (2017), 75.5 points, 2 first place votes
40. CALL OF HEROES (2016), 70 points, 1 first place vote
41. LITTLE BIG MASTER (2015), 69.5 points, 1 first place vote
42. IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT (2013), 66.5 points
43. FAGARA (2019), 65.5 points
44. CHASING THE DRAGON (2017), 64 points
45. THE BULLET VANISHES (2012), 63.5 points, 1 first place vote
46. THE WAY WE DANCE (2013), 59.5 points
47. DEAREST (2014), 58 points
48. ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (2010), 56 points
49. SHOCK WAVE (2017), 54.5 points
50. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (2014), 54.5 points
51. LITTLE BIG SOLDIER (2010), 51.5 points
52. OFFICE (2015), 49.5 points
53. OVERHEARD 2 (2011), 49.5 points
54. FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (2011), 47 points
55. LOVE OFF THE CUFF (2017), 42.5 points
56. CROSSING HENNESSY (2010), 42 points
57. THREE (2016), 39 points, 1 first place vote
58. THE EMPTY HANDS (2017), 38.5 points
59. THE GOLDEN ERA (2014), 37 points
60. FIRE OF CONSCIENCE (2010), 37 points
61. KUNG FU JUNGLE (2014), 36 points
62. WILD CITY (2015), 35 points
63. PROJECT GUTENBERG (2018), 34.5 points
64. SUK SUK (2019), 33.5 points, 1 first place vote
65. COLD WAR II (2016), 32 points
66. SWORD MASTER (2016), 31.5 points
67. OPERATION RED SEA (2018), 31 points
68. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK (2017), 30.5 points, 1 first place vote
69. MURMUR OF THE HEARTS (2015), 30 points
70. 29+1 (2017), 29.5 points
71. COOK UP A STORM (2017), 28.5 points
72. THE VIRAL FACTOR (2012), 28 points
73. YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (2013), 27.5 points
74. NO. 1 CHUNG YING STREET (2018), 26 points
75. BETTER DAYS (2019), 26 points



Everything Else (with random comments):

76. FINDING MR. RIGHT (2013), 25.5 points
77 (TIE). EAST MEETS WEST 2011 (2011), 24 points, 1 first place vote *Really the class of Jeff Lau’s efforts from the previous decade, though that IS an incredibly low bar to clear.
77 (TIE). THE BODYGUARD (2016), 24 points, 1 first place vote
79. WEEDS ON FIRE (2016), 24 points *Surprisingly, the best Hong Kong film of the decade with “ON FIRE” in its title was not directed by the late Ringo Lam. Even more surprising, the Ringo Lam-directed movie was pretty bad.
80. AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (2013), 23.5 points, 1 first place vote
81. LOVE EDUCATION (2017), 23 points *I weep that this movie missed the Top 75.
82. THE MONKEY KING 2 (2016), 23 points *Aaron Kwok really made a better Monkey King than Donnie Yen. Please don’t cancel me for my opinion.
83. FIRESTORM (2013), 22.5 points
84. ONCE A GANGSTER (2010), 22 points *The highest ranked film starring Hong Kong Cinema’s greatest accidental superstar. Ekin Cheng forever!
85 (TIE). THAT DEMON WITHIN (2014), 21 points
85 (TIE). TWO THUMBS UP (2015), 21 points
87. 14 BLADES (2010), 20.5 points *Donnie Yen fights a former Miss Hong Kong. ‘Nuff said.
88 (TIE). REVENGE: A LOVE STORY (2010), 20.5 points
88 (TIE). TRACEY (2018), 20.5 points *Sorry, this movie was bad. It’s pandering and recycles terrible tropes from bad Hong Kong dramas from the 1990s. Go ahead and throw me in a pit with JK Rowling.
90. LINE WALKER (2016), 20 points
91. SHAOLIN (2011), 19.5 points
92. LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN (2010), 19.5 points *Diagonal Donnie running FTW.
93. KEEPER OF DARKNESS (2015), 19 points, 1 first place vote
94. GANGSTER PAYDAY (2014), 19 points
95. THREE HUSBANDS (2018), 18.5 points *Should probably have ranked waaaaaaay higher if we’re talking about films with a Hong Kong slant. Then again, LET THE BULLETS F LY placed #9 so fidelity to Hong Kong proper is obviously not the biggest deal.
96. THE DRUNKARD (2010), 18 points
97. THE BRINK (2017), 17.5 points *This Max Zhang and Shawn Yue-starred action film is sometimes called THE STINK. Take from that what you will.
98. IP MAN 4: THE FINALE (2019), 17 points
99. MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY (2018), 16.5 points
100. THE LAST TYCOON (2012), 16 points
101. A FAMILY TOUR (2018), 16 points
102 (TIE). A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (2011), 15.5 points, 1 first place vote
102 (TIE). MCDULL: ME & MY MUM (2014), 15.5 points, 1 first place vote *MCDULL movies from the past decade were decent but none had the impact of the first ones. China meddling really hurt these films.
104 (TIE). ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI (2014), 15.5 points
104 (TIE). OPERATION MEKONG (2016), 15.5 points *Eddie Peng’s facial hair was the low-key MVP of this film.
106 (TIE). BIG BLUE LAKE (2011), 15.5 points
106 (TIE). MCDULL: THE PORK OF MUSIC (2012), 15.5 points
108. TAI CHI 0 (2012), 15 points
109. DISTINCTION (2018), 15 points
110. THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED (2017), 14.5 points
111. VAMPIRE CLEANUP DEPARTMENT (2017), 14.5 points
112. LA COMEDIE HUMAINE (2010), 14.5 points
113. DOT 2 DOT (2014), 14 points, 1 first place vote *Buy the movie that got 1 first place vote and only 14 total points from iTunes today!
114. FULL STRIKE (2015), 14 points *Basically the spiritual sequel to GALLANTS, but much more chaotic and weird. And not as good.
115. GOLDEN CHICKENSSS (2014), 14 points *Should have ranked higher, IMHO.
116. HELIOS (2015), 13.5 points
117 (TIE). 3D SEX AND ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY (2011), 13 points, 1 first place vote *Should have ranked lower, IMHO.
117 (TIE). SEE YOU TOMORROW (2016), 13 points, 1 first place vote *If this Wong Kar-Wai-produced joint were billed as a drama everyone would have gone gaga and it would have ranked no lower than #3 on this list.
119 (TIE). FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (2014), 13 points *This movie wasn’t the worst, but its sequels jumped the shark while nuking the fridge. The thought of FROM VEGAS TO MACAU III being the final teaming of Chow Yun-Fat and Andy Lau (not to mention Jacky Cheung) is a terribly sad one.
119 (TIE). THE CROSSING 1 (2014), 13 points
121 (TIE). EXTRAORDINARY MISSION (2017), 13 points
121 (TIE). GOD OF WAR (2017), 13 points
121 (TIE). LOST AND LOVE (2015), 13 points
121 (TIE). THE POSTERIST (2016), 13 points
125. MEN ON THE DRAGON (2018), 12.5 points
126. WONG KA YAN (2015), 12.5 points
127. BREAK UP 100 (2014), 12.5 points *Chrissie Chau’s other unsung acting accomplishment from the decade. Co-starring Ekin Cheng as himself.
128. SISTERHOOD (2017), 12 points
129 (TIE). A TALE OF THREE CITIES (2015), 12 points
129 (TIE). MAY WE CHAT (2013), 12 points
129 (TIE). THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY (2017), 12 points
129 (TIE). WHITE VENGEANCE (2011), 12 points *Featuring Zhang Hanyu and Anthony Wong playing the most ridiculously entertaining game of Go ever put to film.
133 (TIE). LOVE LIFTING (2012), 11.5 points
133 (TIE). THE BOUNTY (2012), 11.5 points
135. ALL ABOUT LOVE (2010), 11.5 points
136. MANHUNT (2017), 11 points *Oof. After this movie, is anyone really clamoring for another John Woo bullet ballet? He probably withdrew from that forthcoming Johnnie To-produced omnibus out of shame.
137 (TIE). LOVER’S DISCOURSE (2011), 11 points *Perhaps worth a second look now, considering co-director Derek Tsang’s recent elevation to A-list director status.
137 (TIE). YELLOWING (2016), 11 points
139. THE WHITE GIRL (2017), 10.5 points
140. THE SLEEP CURSE (2017), 10.5 points
DNQ: YOUTH (2017), 10 points, 1 first place votes *Yeah, this is a pure China film, sorry. On quality, it should definitely rank higher than MANHUNT.
141 (TIE). THE FANTASTIC WATER BABES (2010), 10 points, 1 first place vote
141 (TIE). THE INVINCIBLE DRAGON (2019), 10 points, 1 first place vote
143 (TIE). 72 TENANTS OF PROSPERITY (2010), 10 points
143 (TIE). A HOME WITH A VIEW (2019), 10 points
145. HUSBAND KILLERS (2017), 10 points
146. CONFUCIUS (2010), 9.5 points
147 (TIE). GUILTY (2015), 9.5 points
147 (TIE). NIGHT FALL (2012), 9.5 points
147 (TIE). THE GIGOLO (2015), 9.5 points
150. MISSBEHAVIOR (2019), 9 points
151. SAVING GENERAL YANG (2013), 9 points
152. ANNIVERSARY (2015), 9 points *Woo! Patrick Kong lives! At #152.
153 (TIE). A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (2019), 8.5 points *Could have placed higher had it not been released in November 2019.
153 (TIE). HAPPINESS (2016), 8.5 points
154 (TIE). MONSTER HUNT (2015), 8.5 points
154 (TIE). OVERHEARD 3 (2014), 8.5 points
157. SDU: SEX DUTIES UNIT (2013), 8 points
158. SIFU VS. VAMPIRE (2014), 8 points
159 (TIE). BAD BLOOD (2010), 8 points
159 (TIE). THE KILLER WHO NEVER KILLS (2011), 8 points
159 (TIE). THE TROUGH (2018), 8 points
159 (TIE). THE WHITE STORM 2: DRUG LORDS (2019), 8 points
163. FIRST NIGHT NERVES (2019), 7.5 points
164 (TIE). CHASING THE DRAGON 2: WILD WILD BUNCH (2019), 7 points
164 (TIE). THE LOST BLADESMAN (2011), 7 points *So much for ROGUE ONE PREQUEL.
166. THE LADY IMPROPER (2018), 7 points
167. DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS (2018), 6.5 points
168 (TIE). OUR SHINING DAYS (2017), 6.5 points
168 (TIE). TAI CHI HERO (2012), 6.5 points
170 (TIE). HEARTFALL ARISES (2016), 6.5 points *Oh this movie was bad. If his cookies weren’t so tasty, I would have sworn off Nicholas Tse after HEARTFALL ARISES.
170 (TIE). I LOVE HONG KONG (2011), 6.5 points
170 (TIE). I’VE GOT THE BLUES (2018), 6.5 points
170 (TIE). MARRIAGE WITH A LIAR (2010), 6.5 points
174 (TIE). 77 HEARTBREAKS (2017), 6 points
174 (TIE). BENDS (2013), 6 points
174 (TIE). JUST ANOTHER PANDORA’S BOX (2010), 6 points
174 (TIE). PUNISHED (2011), 6 points
178 (TIE). FLIRTING SCHOLAR 2 (2010), 6 points
178 (TIE). THE MONKEY KING (2014), 6 points
180 (TIE). BIG BROTHER (2018), 5.5 points *This actually got more points than SPECIAL ID? Admittedly, the fights were good.
180 (TIE). SHED SKIN PAPA (2016), 5.5 points
180 (TIE). THE WOMAN KNIGHT OF MIRROR LAKE (2011), 5.5 points *I rate this movie as underrated, though not so much that it should really rank much higher. THE GIGOLO being above it is a travesty, however.
183. TRIPLE TAP (2010), 5.5 points
184. MY PRINCE EDWARD (2019), 5 points *Very Hong Kong-centric and also very good. The curse of only having 5 screenings in December 2019 continues.
185. MERRY GO-ROUND (2010), 5 points
186 (TIE). FLIRTING IN THE AIR (2014), 5 points *This got 5 points and the movie based on the TVB series it parodied, TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES, did not place.
186 (TIE). KEEP CALM AND BE A SUPERSTAR (2018), 5 points
186 (TIE). LEAGUE OF GODS (2016), 5 points *The poster child for powerful producers calling in favors from screen legends to appear in overblown movies with a big budget used on CGI.
189. 12 GOLDEN DUCKS (2015), 4.5 points
190 (TIE). FLOATING CITY (2012), 4.5 points
190 (TIE). LAZY HAZY CRAZY (2015), 4.5 points
190 (TIE). THE SILENT WAR (2012), 4.5 points
193. SPECIAL ID (2013), 4 points *This wasn’t a great movie or anything, but only 4 points? And it’s not ICEMAN or ICEMAN: TIME TRAVELER? Donnie Yen asks you all to do better.
194 (TIE). GET OUTTA HERE (2015), 4 points
194 (TIE). HOTEL SOUL GOOD (2018), 4 points
194 (TIE). MR AND MRS GAMBLER (2012), 4 points
194 (TIE). NAKED SOLDIER (2012), 4 points
194 (TIE). RISE OF THE LEGEND (2014), 4 points
194 (TIE). THE 33D INVADER (2011), 4 points
200 (TIE). KUNG FU YOGA (2017), 3.5 points *This is an appropriate rank for KUNG FU YOGA.
200 (TIE). ROBBERY (2016), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (2019), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). TEMPORARY FAMILY (2014), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). THE FOUR (2012), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). TRIAD (2012), 3.5 points
202 (TIE). UNDERCOVER PUNCH AND GUN (2019), 3.5 points
207 (TIE). DATONG: THE GREAT SOCIETY (2011), 3 points
207 (TIE). IP MAN 4 (2019), 3 points
207 (TIE). MRS K (2017), 3 points
210. CHINESE ZODIAC (2012), 2.5 points
211 (TIE). MEOW (2017), 2.5 points *Kinda weird that MEOW tied with a movie titled PAWS MEN.
211 (TIE). PAWS MEN (2018), 2.5 points
213. LOVE IN SPACE (2011), 2.5 points
214 (TIE). EUROPE RAIDERS (2018), 2 points
214 (TIE). SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE MIST (2017), 2 points
DNQ: THE CROSSING (2019), 2 points, 0 first place votes
216 (TIE). BLACK RANSOM (2010), 2 points *Worth a watch just to witness Simon Yam get “the feeling”.
216 (TIE). MY SASSY HUBBY (2012), 2 points *This film’s predecessor, MY WIFE IS 18, ranked #35 on our list of THE BEST 50 HK MOVIES OF THE 2000s.
216 (TIE). THE GREAT MAGICIAN (2012), 2 points
216 (TIE). THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE (2016), 2 points
221 (TIE). HOT SUMMER DAYS (2010), 1.5 points
221 (TIE). SHE REMEMBERS, HE FORGETS (2015), 1.5 points
221 (TIE). THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN (2010), 1.5 points
221 (TIE). THE YUPPIE FANTASIA 3 (2017), 1.5 points
225. BLEEDING STEEL (2017), 1 point *Jackie Chan has a lot of movies showing up at the back end of this countdown. And yet, nobody voted for RAILROAD TIGERS.
226 (TIE). ENTHRALLED (2014), 1 point
226 (TIE). GIRLS VS GANGSTERS (2018), 1 point
226 (TIE). GOLDEN JOB (2018), 1 point *The final fate of the YOUNG AND DANGEROUS crew. GOLDEN JOB would have been 1000% better had they persuaded Jordan Chan and Michael Tse to switch roles.
226 (TIE). GUILT BY DESIGN (2019), 1 point
226 (TIE). KILL TIME (2016), 1 point
226 (TIE). LACUNA (2012), 1 point
226 (TIE). LAN KWAI FONG (2011), 1 point
226 (TIE). MR. & MRS. INCREDIBLE (2011), 1 point
226 (TIE). THE CHILD’S EYE (2010), 1 point *I believe this is the only Pang Brothers movie that anyone voted for.
226 (TIE). WOMEN WHO FLIRT (2014), 1 point
226 (TIE). ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT (2017), 1 point
227 (TIE). AMPHETAMINE (2010), 0.5 points *Scud.
227 (TIE). NAPPING KID (2018), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). SARA (2014), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). SKY ON FIRE (2016), 0.5 points *RIP Ringo Lam.
227 (TIE). THE ABORTIONIST (2019), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). THE MOMENT (2016), 0.5 point
227 (TIE). THE MONKEY KING 3 (2018), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED (2011), 0.5 points
227 (TIE). Z STORM (2014), 0.5 points *This would be the #1 film if Michael Wong was the main point of this list.

Some fun stats

- Total voters: 135
- Total points awarded: 10,152
- Total number of films voted on: 245
- Total number of films voted on in our Eighties Poll: 228; Nineties Poll: 259 films; Aughts Poll: 176; Ever Poll: 479
- 85% of all points were given to the films in the Top 75 (8628.5).
- 34% of all points were given to the top 10 films.
- 53% of all participants voted for THE GRANDMASTER.
- Number of films that only received 1 vote: 69
- Year with most nominated films: 2010 with 32 films. 1755 points given to films from 2010.
- Year with the most points: 2013 with 2000 points for 18 films. 20% of all points given to films from 2013.
- Film with the most first place votes: THE GRANDMASTER, with 21 first place votes.
- Films with the most amount of votes that missed the Top 75 (3-way tie): FINDING MR. RIGHT, FIRESTORM and MEN ON THE DRAGON.
- Films with the least amount of votes that made the Top 75 (3-way tie): COOK UP A STORM, THE VIRAL FACTOR and BETTER DAYS.
- Lowest scoring film with a first place vote (tie): THE FANTASTIC WATER BABES and THE INVINCIBLE DRAGON, each with 10 points and 1 vote.
- 14% of all points were given to films featuring Louis Koo
- Top actors: Philip Keung Ho-Man, 15 films; Louis Koo, 13 films; Shawn Yue, 8 films; Lau Ching-Wan, 5 films; Gordon Lam, 5 films; Anthony Wong, 4 films; Donnie Yen, 4 films; Chapman To, 4 films; Aaron Kwok, 4 films; Nicholas Tse, 4 films.
- Top actresses: Miriam Yeung, 6 films; Tang Wei, 5 films; Gao Yuanyuan, 4 films; Siu Yam-Yam, 4 films; Dada Chen, 4 films; Sammi Cheng, 3 films.
- Big names with only 1 film in the Best 75: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi, Shu Qi, Stephy Tang, Michelle Yeoh, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai.
- 16% of all points were given to films either directed or produced by Johnnie To.
- 8% of all points were given to films either directed or produced by Pang Ho-Cheung
- Notable directors who did not place in the Top 50 HK Films of the 2000s, but ended up placing in the Top 75 films of the 2010s: Fruit Chan, Herman Yau, Sylvia Chang, Wong Jing (also Jiang Wen, but very few of his films qualified for HK consideration).
- Notable directors who placed in the Top 50 HK Films of the 2000s, but did not place in the Top 75 films of the 2010s: Andrew Lau, Jeff Lau, James Yuen, the Pang Brothers (also Zhang Yimou and Ang Lee, but very few of their films qualified for HK consideration).
- Notable directors who made films in both decades but did not place in either the Top 50 HK Films of the 2000s or the Top 75 Films of the 2010s: Barbara Wong, Gordon Chan, Stanley Kwan, Jingle Ma, Daniel Lee, Patrick Kong, Stephen Fung.


Year-by-year list of Top Ranked films
2019: THE NEW KING OF COMEDY
2018: STILL HUMAN
2017: PARADOX
2016: TRIVISA
2015: SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES
2014: THE MIDNIGHT AFTER
2013: THE GRANDMASTER
2012: VULGARIA
2011: A SIMPLE LIFE
2010: GALLANTS

Best film list based on first-place votes:
1. THE GRANDMASTER (2013), 21 first place vote
2. A SIMPLE LIFE (2011), 10 first place votes
3. TRIVISA (2016), 10 first place votes
4. GALLANTS (2010), 7 first place votes
5. LOVE IN A PUFF (2010), 6 first place votes
6. LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (2011), 6 first place votes
7. WU XIA (2011), 5 first place votes
8. LET THE BULLETS FLY (2011), 5 first place votes
9. DRUG WAR (2013), 4 first place votes
10. THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (2014), 4 first place votes
11. STILL HUMAN (2018), 4 first place votes
12. ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (2012), 3 first place votes
13. UNBEATABLE (2013), 2 first place votes
14. THE STOOL PIGEON (2010), 2 first place votes
15. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (2013), 2 first place votes
16. SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES (2015), 2 first place votes
17. DREAM HOME (2010), 2 first place votes
18. RIGOR MORTIS (2013), 2 first place votes
19. THE WHITE STORM (2013), 2 first place votes
20. REIGN OF ASSASSINS (2010), 2 first place votes
21. PARADOX (2017), 2 first place votes
22. OUR TIME WILL COME (2017), 2 first place votes
23. VULGARIA (2012), 1 first place vote
24. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART (2011), 1 first place vote
25. BLIND DETECTIVE (2013), 1 first place vote
26. DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (2010), 1 first place vote
27. SOUL MATE (2016), 1 first place vote
28. PORT OF CALL (2015), 1 first place vote
29. TEN YEARS (2015), 1 first place vote
30. ABERDEEN (2014), 1 first place vote
31. THE NEW KING OF COMEDY (2019), 1 first place vote
32 (TIE). COLD WAR (2012), 1 first place vote
32 (TIE). LOVE IN THE BUFF (2012), 1 first place vote
34. CALL OF HEROES (2016), 1 first place vote
35. LITTLE BIG MASTER (2015), 1 first place vote
36. THE BULLET VANISHES (2012), 1 first place vote
37. THREE (2016), 1 first place vote
38. SUK SUK (2019), 1 first place vote
39. JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK (2017), 1 first place vote
40 (TIE). EAST MEETS WEST 2011 (2011), 1 first place vote
40 (TIE). THE BODYGUARD (2016), 1 first place vote
42. AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (2013), 1 first place vote
43. KEEPER OF DARKNESS (2015), 1 first place vote
44 (TIE). A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (2011), 1 first place vote
44 (TIE). MCDULL: ME & MY MUM (2014), 1 first place vote
46. DOT 2 DOT (2014), 1 first place vote
47 (TIE). 3D SEX AND ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY (2011), 1 first place vote
47 (TIE). SEE YOU TOMORROW (2016), 1 first place vote
49 (TIE). THE FANTASTIC WATER BABES (2010), 1 first place vote
49 (TIE). THE INVINCIBLE DRAGON (2019), 1 first place vote

Points given by year:
2019: 19 films, 301.5 points
2018: 23 films, 419 points
2017: 30 films, 629.5 points
2016: 25 films, 1094.5 points
2015: 23 films, 775 points
2014: 26 films, 752.5 points
2013: 18 films, 2000 points
2012: 23 films, 626 points
2011: 26 films, 1799 points
2010: 23 films, 1755 points
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It's not that I am against this list but if we are going to adopt forum lists, why not simply adopt the list we make ourselves ?
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I'd rather have it from a forum where all the voters have at least some serious affinity with the subject. I don't dare to think what an ICMf HK 2010s list would look like.
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Onderhond wrote: February 11th, 2021, 4:58 pm I'd rather have it from a forum where all the voters have at least some serious affinity with the subject. I don't dare to think what an ICMf HK 2010s list would look like.
I mean, it would probably also have The Grandmaster and A Simple Life on top, wouldn't it?

I agree that a dedicated forum obviously is much more legitimate than a general one like ours. Is the currently official LoveHK list also a forum thing?
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Teproc wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:06 pm
Onderhond wrote: February 11th, 2021, 4:58 pm I'd rather have it from a forum where all the voters have at least some serious affinity with the subject. I don't dare to think what an ICMf HK 2010s list would look like.
I mean, it would probably also have The Grandmaster and A Simple Life on top, wouldn't it?

I agree that a dedicated forum obviously is much more legitimate than a general one like ours. Is the currently official LoveHK list also a forum thing?
Sure, but at least they would be there because people with a good amount of HK films underneath their belt have voted them there, not because everyone watched the same 10 films S&S recommended they'd watch.

And for fans, the bottom half is always more interesting than the top half, as that's where the lesser knows perls reside.
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Onderhond wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:12 pm Sure, but at least they would be there because people with a good amount of HK films underneath their belt have voted them there, not because everyone watched the same 10 films S&S recommended they'd watch.
Interesting though that the result on the very top seems to turn out the same, isn't it?
Could make you think there is some kind of higher consensus for these list kind of things ..
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Coryn wrote: February 11th, 2021, 4:47 pm It's not that I am against this list but if we are going to adopt forum lists, why not simply adopt the list we make ourselves ?
It's a blog / review website, so most of the voters are people who are fans of HK cinema.

If there are other polls from blogs/websites that focus on a specific type of film, they can be considered for adoption.
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It’s an interesting list. But we are not going to adopt decade lists for regions/countries. Cause that would open the floodgates too much. If we adopt this one, why not also one for Italy, France, Russia etc... ? That is our excuse.

The Cinema Tropical 2010s list is an exception to this rule, cause we see it as an expansion on the other Cinema Tropical decade list
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I do agree that a list from a forum dedicated to a specific type or country, that is a better candidate to adopt than our own list for that subject.
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I don't follow Hong Kong cinema, but was there any sign of political resistance in any of these films?
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:36 pm It’s an interesting list. But we are not going to adopt decade lists for regions/countries. Cause that would open the floodgates too much. If we adopt this one, why not also one for Italy, France, Russia etc... ? That is our excuse.

The Cinema Tropical 2010s list is an exception to this rule, cause we see it as an expansion on the other Cinema Tropical decade list
Why couldn't you make the same argument for this one as for CineTropical, since we have a LoveHK list official?
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Teproc wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:36 pm It’s an interesting list. But we are not going to adopt decade lists for regions/countries. Cause that would open the floodgates too much. If we adopt this one, why not also one for Italy, France, Russia etc... ? That is our excuse.

The Cinema Tropical 2010s list is an exception to this rule, cause we see it as an expansion on the other Cinema Tropical decade list
Why couldn't you make the same argument for this one as for CineTropical, since we have a LoveHK list official?
I was thinking the exact same thing. Seems more like a good reason to actually adopt the list :lol:
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I don't follow HK films, but has anyone spotted any political resistance films of late?
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3eyes wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:53 pm I don't follow HK films, but has anyone spotted any political resistance films of late?
10 years is your best bet.
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Onderhond wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Teproc wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:36 pm It’s an interesting list. But we are not going to adopt decade lists for regions/countries. Cause that would open the floodgates too much. If we adopt this one, why not also one for Italy, France, Russia etc... ? That is our excuse.

The Cinema Tropical 2010s list is an exception to this rule, cause we see it as an expansion on the other Cinema Tropical decade list
Why couldn't you make the same argument for this one as for CineTropical, since we have a LoveHK list official?
I was thinking the exact same thing. Seems more like a good reason to actually adopt the list :lol:
This is not an extension of the current LoveHK list on iCM. The current list is an all-time list. We don't simply add movies from a decade list. If they would do an update of the all-time list, it would be updated on iCM.

The 2000-2009 list of Cinema Tropical was already official. I don't know when it was adopted actually. Probably before the time we started as mods.
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FWIW, I think we should do decades list for countries when it covers areas not already covered by the official lists for this country, which is the case here. That just makes sense to me, especially since we know that the 2010 are relatively undercovered relative to their depth and the interest they generate among cinephiles.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:36 pm It’s an interesting list. But we are not going to adopt decade lists for regions/countries. Cause that would open the floodgates too much. If we adopt this one, why not also one for Italy, France, Russia etc... ? That is our excuse.

The Cinema Tropical 2010s list is an exception to this rule, cause we see it as an expansion on the other Cinema Tropical decade list
Why do we allow it for Cinema Tropical and not for Asia?

If so, i would advocate removing both lists, because why them and not Asia?
joachimt wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Onderhond wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Teproc wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:43 pm

Why couldn't you make the same argument for this one as for CineTropical, since we have a LoveHK list official?
I was thinking the exact same thing. Seems more like a good reason to actually adopt the list :lol:
This is not an extension of the current LoveHK list on iCM. The current list is an all-time list. We don't simply add movies from a decade list. If they would do an update of the all-time list, it would be updated on iCM.

The 2000-2009 list of Cinema Tropical was already official. I don't know when it was adopted actually. Probably before the time we started as mods.
We could also add all decade lists and merge them together for greater coverage?
Teproc wrote: February 11th, 2021, 8:07 pm FWIW, I think we should do decades list for countries when it covers areas not already covered by the official lists for this country, which is the case here. That just makes sense to me, especially since we know that the 2010 are relatively undercovered relative to their depth and the interest they generate among cinephiles.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:40 pm I do agree that a list from a forum dedicated to a specific type or country, that is a better candidate to adopt than our own list for that subject.
We could also create a 21st century project for Asian movies, and try to reach other internet forums with it (MM, letterboxd, fok!, lovehk.com, name it)
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Lakigigar wrote: February 11th, 2021, 8:18 pm
joachimt wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Onderhond wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:46 pm
I was thinking the exact same thing. Seems more like a good reason to actually adopt the list :lol:
This is not an extension of the current LoveHK list on iCM. The current list is an all-time list. We don't simply add movies from a decade list. If they would do an update of the all-time list, it would be updated on iCM.

The 2000-2009 list of Cinema Tropical was already official. I don't know when it was adopted actually. Probably before the time we started as mods.
We could also add all decade lists and merge them together for greater coverage?
I wouldn't mind, but I'm not mixing in adoption decisions anymore.
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joachimt wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:39 pm This is not an extension of the current LoveHK list on iCM.
There is a 2 year overlap alright, but we're talking 5 films. Apart from that, it's just semantics.

Not that I'd really push to see this list adopted, considering the more pressing gaps it would be a little odd to go for a decade of a nation in (cinematic) decline.

Edit: oh, and merging it with the current list sounds like a terrible idea.
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Lakigigar wrote: February 11th, 2021, 8:18 pm Why do we allow it for Cinema Tropical and not for Asia?

If so, i would advocate removing both lists, because why them and not Asia?
Who said it's not allowed? If we find a good Asian decade list, then it can be considered for adoption.

The Easternkicks list was considered for adoption, but I don't think it had enough support among the mods. If I remember correctly, some of the mods thought it focused too much on a few countries, and didn't represent all of Asia. But if it does well in the next "lists that should be official poll", maybe the mods will reconsider.
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