Search results for "John Woo"


Paycheck (2003) RT 27% / Audience 45%

DVD release: May 2004

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired -- and paid handsomely -- by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

A Better Tomorrow (1986) RT 93% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2011

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ti Lung  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Emily Chu  •  Chow Yun-Fat

A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987)

A restaurant owner his ex-con brother and a policeman team up to avenge the murder of his old friends daughter by the Triad.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Ti Lung  •  Dean Shek

Red Cliff (2008)

In the early third century, the land of Wu is invaded by the warlord Cao Cao and his million soldiers. The ruler of Wu, Sun Quan, calls on the rival warlord Liu Bei for help, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Nakamura Shidō II

All the Invisible Children (2005) RT Audience 89%

Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott  •  John Woo  •  Spike Lee  •  Emir Kusturica  •  Mehdi Charef  •  Kátia Lund  •  Jordan Scott  •  Stefano Veneruso
CAST:  Adama Bila  •  Elysée Rouamba  •  Rodrigue Ouattara  •  Uros Milovanovic

Reign of Assassins (2010)

Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Foreign
DIRECTION:  John Woo  •  Chao-Bin Su
CAST:  Michelle Yeoh  •  Shawn Yue  •  Barbie Hsu  •  Kelly Lin

Red Cliff II (2009)

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Fengyi Zhang  •  Zhao Wei

The Robinsons: Lost in Space (2004)

In the year 2082, the Earth was invaded by aliens after it was long determine that existence of extra terrestrials was long thought to be science fiction. Major cities ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Jayne Brook  •  Mike Erwin  •  Brad Johnson  •  Ryan Malgarini

Windtalkers (2002) RT 32% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Adam Beach  •  Peter Stormare  •  Noah Emmerich

The Hire: Hostage (2002)

The Driver is hired by the FBI to help defuse a hostage situation. A disgruntled employee has kidnapped a CEO and has hidden her, demanding $5,088,042. The Driver delivers the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Kathryn Morris  •  Darius McCrary




Mission: Impossible II (2000)

With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Dougray Scott  •  Thandie Newton  •  Ving Rhames

Face/Off (1997)

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Joan Allen  •  Dominique Swain

Once a Thief (1996) RT Audience 44%

Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Sandrine Holt  •  Ivan Sergei  •  Nicholas Lea  •  Robert Ito

Broken Arrow (1996) RT 53% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 1999

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

Hard Target (1993) RT 50% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Arnold Vosloo  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Yancy Butler

Hard Boiled (1992)

A take-no-prisoners cop is on the trail of the triads when his partner is killed during a gun battle. His guilt propels him into an all-out war against the gang, including an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Teresa Mo  •  Philip Chan Yan-Kin  •  John Woo

Once a Thief (1991) RT Audience 44%

John Woo directs this action-packed comedy that stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung as a trio of art thieves who grew up together as orphans under the tutelage ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Cherie Chung  •  Paul Chu Kong

Bullet in the Head (1990)

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Jacky Cheung  •  Waise Lee  •  Simon Yam

Just Heroes (1989)

The assassination of a gang lord triggers a power struggle amongst his men. Who will win the game the righteous or the villain?  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Woo  •  Wu Ma
CAST:  Stephen Chow  •  David Chiang  •  Chen Kuan-Tai  •  Paul Chun

The Killer (1989)

Hong Kong's preeminent director John Woo transforms genres from both the East and the West to create this explosive and masterful action film. Featuring Hong Kong's greatest ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Danny Lee Sau-Yin  •  Sally Yeh  •  Paul Chu Kong  •  Kenneth Tsang