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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Yannie Chan | February 25th, 2016

What you watch on the tube surely shapes your childhood, and every Hong Kong kid will remember these flicks and shows. In honor of the Oscars, we’ve doled out our own nostalgic awards. These are Hong Kong’s best movies and tv shows:

1. Winner: Quintessential HK comedy

All’s Well, Ends Well (1992) 家有喜事. Stephen Chow, Leslie Cheung, Sandra Ng, all being devastatingly hilarious in the movie. And that STYLE!

Watching for the 100th time... STILL LAUGHING. Credit: YouTube
Watching for the 100th time… STILL LAUGHING. Credit: YouTube

2. Winner: Best Spy Movie

Forbidden City Cop (1996) 大內密探零零發. Everyone has their own favorite scene. Ours: when Law Kar-ying madly shakes his head.

What's your favorite moment? Credit: YouTube
What’s your favorite moment? Credit: YouTube

3. Winner: Best Performance by Sexy Rice Cooker

In the Mood for Love (2000) 花樣年華.  Wong Kar-wai’s ingenious use of everyday props like the rice cooker to represent the beginning of a love affair. So art, such moody.

Wong Kar-wai holds a special place in all our teenage hearts. Credit: YouTube
Wong Kar-wai holds a special place in all our teenage hearts. Credit: YouTube

4. Winner: Actually Good Time-Travel TVB Drama

A Step into the Past (2001) 尋秦記. His phone from the 20th century NEVER ran out of battery, but so many funny jokes! And most improvised by actor Louis Koo.

One of the best TVB dramas. Credit: YouTube
One of the best TVB dramas ever. Admit it. Credit: YouTube

5. Winner: Best Char Siu Rice Cameo

The God of Cookery (1996) 食神. Karen Mok, OMG. And that Sorrowful Char Siu Rice in the end!

Sorrowful rice! Credit: YouTube
Sorrowful rice! Credit: YouTube

6. Winner: Most Addictive TV Show

The TV show that had you glued the screen? Journey to the West (1996) 西遊記. Will never forget the classic line by Dicky Cheung張衛健: “Ha! What’s there to be afraid of?! 超,洗咩驚啊?”

The day was not complete without watching this.
The day was not complete without watching this.

7. Winner: Best Poker Face

You never play cards that same way after watching: God of Gamblers (1989) 賭神. It’s all about that hair, man!

So much style. Credit: YouTube
So much style. Credit: YouTube

8. Winner: Best Rom-Com

The Hong Kong fairytale where you meet your Prince Charming (who’s caring AND rich): Summer Holiday (2000) 夏日的麼麼茶.

What's your favorite rom com?
What’s your favorite rom com?

9. Winner: Best Love Story

Your idea of the perfect boyfriend was never the same, thanks to: Return of the Cuckoo (2000) 十月初五的月光. So sweet, so romantic.

AWW. Credit: YouTube
AWW. Credit: YouTube