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The best movies out right now in Hong Kong cinemas

Find the very best of Hong Kong cinema

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Looking for a movie to see tonight or this weekend? Whether you’re planning a trip to the cinema to see the latest local Cantonese films, or a catch up with friends over an action-filled blockbuster, here are our top picks of the best films out in cinemas in Hong Kong this week.

RECOMMENDED: Want to stay at home instead? Curl up in bed with these new shows on Netflix Hong Kong this month, or settle down with these feel-good movies on Netflix.

Best movie screenings in Hong Kong this week

Judy

Adapted from Peter Quilter’s play End of the Rainbow, Judy is a biographical drama that follows the last hurrah of Judy Garland (played by Renée Zellweger)’s career as she arrives in Swinging London in an attempt to revive her career. With her childhood lost to Hollywood, Judy’s bad taste in men and substance abuse issues are vivid and well-explained in this heart-wrenching film.

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The Grand Grandmaster (乜代宗師)

Ma Fei-lung (Dayo Wong) calls himself the Grandmaster just because he was born as the 19th-generation descendant of his family’s Thunder Fist. Unfortunately, his reputation is tainted overnight, as a viral video of him being defeated by a woman turns him into an internet joke. He later learns from news reporters that the mystery woman is Chan Tsang (Annie Liu), a boxing legend who once went 40 rounds without losing. Fei-lung challenges Tsang to a duel despite the complexities of trying to sort out his personal life.

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Dolittle

With a screenplay based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, Jojo Rabbit is a tale of a man who could talk to animals. Robert Downey Jr. plays Dr John Dolittle, who had been hiding out in his menagerie of a manor since the loss of his wife seven years ago, but as the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, Dolittle has no choice but to embark on a wondrous adventure to a faraway land in search of a cure.

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The Farewell

Crazy Rich Asians' Awkwafina plays the emotional writer Billi in this comedy drama that depicts a Chinese-American family’s complicated dynamics. As their beloved grandma is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, the Chinese family decides to plan an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. The headstrong Billi insists on leaving America for the reunion despite her parents’ concerns about old and estranged bonds.
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Hit Me Anyone One More Time (首相失憶了)

This all-new Japanese comedy is popular screenwriter, producer, and director Koki Mitani’s 8th full-length feature film. The story hilariously illustrates the story of a power-hungry politician who is knocked unconscious by a rock during a public speech, and wakes up a completely different person. Prime Minister Keisuke Kuroda goes from being widely despised by his people, to losing his memory and becoming a simple and honest man, eager to do right by his country.

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Dark Waters

If you are looking for 120 minutes of laughter and escapism, feel free to scroll down further because this film is seeped in dread, moral outrage and stark realism. Harrowing and powerful without being flashy, it tells the real-life tale of a corporate environmental defense attorney who begins an epic 15-year fight against the DuPont plant for knowingly dumping toxic waste near a neighbourhood and harming lives.

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You are the One (我的筍盤男友)

Here is the romance, giggles and escapism we mentioned. Uptight, type A, finance dude runs into (and somehow keeps running into) carefree hipster, finally takes the hints being dropped by the universe and together they embark on a grand romantic adventure. We all know how this ends but watch us line up at the theatres anyway.

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All’s well that ends well

Not even remotely like the Shakespeare play from which it borrows the name (yay?), all’s well that ends well is one of the many spin-offs of the 1992 Lunar New Year blockbuster of the same name. This time a pair of scammers and con artists team up to bring down a notorious mob boss. Expect a light-hearted slapstick comedy of tricks and disguises with the requisite moments of romance thrown in.

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Enter the fat dragon (肥龍過江)

A tragicomedy of epic proportions, this film is centered around a character so unrealistically pathetic and pitiful you can’t help but laugh. Initially your regular police role model archetype, he eats his woe in calories when his fiancee dumps him. Now a luckless figure weighing more than 200 pounds he invites mishaps in every mission he undertakes, creating comedic misery for himself and everyone around him.

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