It's that time of year again where families come together and celebrate the coming of a new year! Where food and snack are everywhere and eating is nonstop! Where we wish our aunties and uncles how 'beautiful' and 'handsome' they look in hopes of getting more angpows *wink*!
But stay alert! CNY also brings along all those "Got boyfriend already or not" and "When getting married ah" questions! Distract your aunties and uncles with some of the most famous and iconic CNY movies from your favourite actors!
1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World 富貴逼人 (1987)
Released in 1987, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World is a Chinese New Year classic with some of the most iconic faces in TVB history. Starring Bill Tung, alongside Eric Tsang and Lydia Shum, this movie is one that everyone, including your aunties and uncles, will definitely know about!
You can stream the whole movie now on Iflix!
2. Mr Coconut 合家欢 (1989)
Another CNY classic to watch, Mr Coconut was released on 1989 starring one of the most famous comedians in Hong Kong's film industry, Michael Hui. The movie's a comedy that will have you laughing nonstop this CNY!
3. Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons 西遊·降魔篇 (2013)
The story of Journey To The West is one that every 90s kid will know about and Stephen Chow's comedic movie interpretation is a nostalgic moment for all. The movie shows the origins of the 3 famous characters from the story, Sha Wujing, Zhu Bajie and Sun Wukong.
If you're down for some laughter and action, stream it now on YouTube here!
4. Hello Babies 六福喜事 (2014)
One of the highest local grossing films in Hong Kong in 2014, Hello Babies is a funny CNY comedy directed by Vincent Kok which has done numerous famous films, including some on this list *wink*! The movie is about 2 old man and their battle against each other to see who can have a grandson first.
Catch the movie now on Netflix!
5. CZ12 十二生肖 (2012)
Only one man in this world can have the Guinness World Record for Most Stunts by a Living Actor, and that man is the one and only Jackie Chan. He was awarded the award after the shooting of this movie which showcases his acrobatic and parkour skills.
What do you get when you mix football/soccer and martial arts? You get an iconic CNY movie loved by all! Shaolin Soccer is another film that is also directed by Stephen Chow and has all his iconic movie traits. From slapstick humour to CGI shots, it has it all.
Jackie Chan's 1998 film, Who Am I, follows a secret agent who has suffered from amnesia and is being hunted down by other agency operatives. A CNY movie packed with action, this is another iconic film that everyone in the family will know.