This New Year, iflix has curated a fantastic selection of movies to enjoy with family and friends. Whether entertaining guests at home or downloading shows to watch on the road, iflix offers unlimited access to the Philippines’ favourite Chinese content. From the iconic films that made Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, and Stephen Chow household names, to action-packed kung fu flicks starring Jet Li and Jackie Chan, to award-winning cinematic masterpieces from Zhang Yimou, iflix has entertainment covered this Chinese New Year.
Here are eight auspicious picks to ring in the Year of the Monkey:
All’s Well End’s Well
A classic Chinese New Year movie, All’s Well End’s Well tells a tale of three hapless brothers who eventually learn through their amorous exploits and misadventures, that love is only won through gradual nurturing, and quickly lost through their dishonest, and selfish ways. This popular first installment of the franchise spawned six cheeky and comedic sequels. Watch all seven films on iflix.
Hotel Deluxe is a much-loved comedy, set in the fictional “Hundred Stars Hotel” in Hangzhou. The story follows the bumbling staff, as they work together to try to retain the hotel’s coveted five-star rating. The cast’s colorful personalities come to life as they go about resolving the hotel’s many crises. Hong Kong star Teresa Mo features as manager Cruella Koo sent to oversee operations.
Described by renowned film critic Roger Ebert as a “beautiful and beguiling martial arts extravaganza” Hero is a visually arresting, epic saga set in ancient China. This critically acclaimed movie by director Zhang Yimou, tells the story of an unnamed fighter who is being honored for defeating three of the king’s most dangerous enemies. Starring an amazing cast of Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi; Hero will keep you spellbound.
Curse of the Golden Flower
Another masterpiece, both written and directed by Zhang Yimou, Curse of the Golden Flower is an intricately woven tale of intrigue, deception and passion amongst China’s royal family. Featuring amazing cinematography and beautifully crafted costumes, the highly acclaimed multi award winning film stars Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li.
Martial arts comedy, Shaolin Soccer is a heart warming story of an ordinary young man who, despite having been treated like dirt his whole life, has never given up hope that the world’s problems can be solved with Kung Fu. He teams up with a band of misfits to form a soccer team. Together, they apply their hidden talents to a whole new game — and soccer will never be the same. Starring Stephen Chow.
Martial Arts of Shaolin
Martial Arts of Shaolin is the story of a young Shaolin monk who embarks on a quest to assassinate a villainous ruler. Renowned for its fight scenes, the film stars Jet Li in one of his earliest roles. Li gives an unforgettable performance as the young monk.
Jackie Chan’s First Strike
Jackie Chan’s First Strike is the fourth installment of Chan’s Police Story series. In this sequel, Hong Kong cop Chan Ka-Kui is trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead. Ka-Kui works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer, taking him all over the globe, starting in Australia.
The Mad Monk
The Mad Monk stars Stephen Chow as an angel-like folklore character, who bets his fellow citizens in Heaven that he can change the ways of three misguided souls and make them better people. Resurrected as a monk, he must stop a prostitute, a beggar, and an all around bad guy from being what they are (and have been for generations). To add to all of this, he has only three Heaven days to complete his task!
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