The Hong Kong movie industry has always been the most productive and of the highest quality in the Greater China Region. Its popularity among countries such as mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore was at its peak in the 80s and 90s. However, it has been somewhat surpassed by the Taiwanese and Korean productions.
Bruce Lee (Enter the Dragon) and Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) are the two most recognizable icons in the Hong Kong movie history. Other prominent actors include Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer), Tony Leung (Hero), Jet Li (Hero), and Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, original version of The Departed).
Examples of Hong Kong movies include
- Police Story series
- Shaolin Soccer
- Kung Fu Hustle
- Infernal Affairs trilogy