What Are Some Popular Hong Kong Drama Movies?


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"In the Mood for Love," "Chungking Express" and "City Without Baseball" are all popular and critically acclaimed Hong Kong dramas. "In the Mood for Love" and "Chungking Express" are both directed by Wong Kar-wai, while "City Without Baseball" was directed by Lawrence Ah Mon.

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"In the Mood for Love" was released in 2000 and stars Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-wai. The film follows the two stars as their characters form a bond after they both suspect their spouses of cheating on them. The film was ranked third out of 100 in the Busan International Film Festival's Asian Cinema 100 list.

1994's "Chungking Express" contains two separate stories, told one after the other. While the stories are not directly connected, they both concern Hong Kong policemen who fall in love with mysterious women. The film stars Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Faye Wong and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

"City Without Baseball," released in 2008, stars many members and former members of the Hong Kong national baseball team. The film follows the baseball players playing themselves as they navigate their lonely existences both on and off the field. The film caused some controversy due to scenes in which members of the team appeared nude.

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