Thursday, October 11, 2012
Favourite Hong Kong Movies. The End.
So after around 70 days of Hong Kong movie lists, the curtain falls on Favourite Hong Kong Movies. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank every single person who has contributed to the project, obviously everyone who submitted a list, but also those who have supported the series on facebook and elsewhere. I wasn't sure what kind of response I would receive when I first came up with the idea, I expected maybe 10 to 15 lists if I was lucky, so to get 30 plus was extremely gratifying.
I can honestly say I've had a blast doing FHKM, and I hope that everyone else has had a good time reading the lists and the thoughts of their fellow Hong Kong cinema fans. You may not always have agreed with the picks but it's fascinating how and why people make their choices. In addition, I've had a great time discovering and re-discovering movies featured on the lists and hope that you have all found at least one movie to fall in love with from this, either for the first time or all over again.
Before the final list of compiled favourites, a couple of quick stats. Across all the submitted lists there were a total of 191 different films chosen, and of those 191 choices, 114 were unique to individual lists. This is the aspect of the series I'm pleased with most, as it was always a possibility that it may be a very similar choice of films across the board, which was clearly was not the case.
Favourite Hong Kong Movies final 10 (actually 14), based on the number of appearances on lists.
10th = with 5 votes each.
Drunken Master 2
Peking Opera Blues
5th = with 6 votes each.
In The Mood For Love
Wheels On Meals
4th with 7 votes.
2nd = with 8 votes each.
Bullet In The Head
1st with 10 votes.
For anyone new to the world of Hong Kong cinema, this list of movies would be an excellent jumping off point....