In the world of cinema, there are many Asian films worth checking out! Listed below are 5 classic Asian comedy films guaranteed to crack you up. Chances are you’ve probably seen many of these flicks, and even if that’s the case, these films are so good you definitely need to watch them again.
1. Shaolin Soccer
Starting off this list is an iconic film from Hong Kong director and actor, Stephen Chow. For those needing a refresher with this storyline, Chow plays a former Shaolin monk and after reuniting with his band of kung-fu misfits, they form a soccer team. From there, they utilize their superhuman martial arts skills to compete against their opponents. So much nostalgia with this one!
2. Drunken Master
Out of Jackie Chan’s entire filmography, Drunken Master is definitely one film deserving of more attention. Drunken Master is Jackie Chan in his prime, blending both action and comedy in an effortless manner. This film follows Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) and the many events that occur after being taught drunken martial arts. Let alone being funny, the choreography in Drunken Master is also top-notch!
3. Kung Fu Hustle
Another remarkable film by Stephen Chow is the entertaining and hilarious, Kung Fu Hustle. This 2004 asian comedy chronicles the attack of a housing complex called Pig Sty Alley by a notorious group called the Axe gang. However, unbeknownst to them, three kung fu experts live in this housing complex, and they don’t intend to back down without a fight.
4. My Sassy Girl
My Sassy Girl is about a young man’s turbulent relationship with a woman he meets at a metro station in Seoul. Eventually, many funny yet endearing interactions happen between the two main leads. My Sassy Girl will tug at your heartstrings as well as make you burst into tears from so much laughter! Highly recommend watching this one again.
5. The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Directed by Ji-woon Kim, The Good, The Bad, The Weird is the most recent film on this list, as it released to theaters in 2010. This western has a little bit of everything from over-the-top action sequences, funny moments, and even very poignant, emotional scenes. That’s bound to happen with a premise of three villains competing over one another in a race to uncover buried treasure. Even today, The Good, The Bad, The Weird still holds up very well!
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