The funniest Stephen Chow comedies to watch this festive weekend

It isn't really Chinese New Year until Stephen Chow shows up on your telly

We might all be divided when it comes to Star Wars and Star Trek, but one thing everyone can agree on is the unparalleled value of a good classic Stephen Chow comedy.

His sense of comedic timing transcends generations, his often bawdy humour enjoyed by all; everyone in the family can appreciate a little Stephen Chow. And we can’t think of a better way to pass the weekend than to laugh the stress off the work week away.

God of Cookery 食神 (1996)

What’s Chinese New Year without a movie about food? This culinary extravaganza features the overwrought descriptions of Chinese food and the over-the-top antics of Stephen Chow. He plays a downtrodden celebrity chef who must find his way back into the spotlight after being betrayed. Assisting him is Karen Mok in her ugliest role ever as a disfigured street hawker.

Fight Back to School 逃学威龙 (1991)

The original movie was so popular, Stephen Chow was nominated for a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor. Star Chow (played by the man himself, duh), a disgraced police officer, finds himself back at school playing an undercover student to recover a missing gun. And everything worked out. Not. Of course the situation is complicated by his bumbling partner.

All’s Well, Ends Well 97家有囍事 (1997)

It ain't Chinese New Year till you watched a Chinese New Year film. Stephen Chow plays Kung, the youngest son in a family of three boys. His two brothers end up tricking him into believing that he has won the lottery. Being greedy, he falls for it and spends all the money he never won in the first place, incurring the wrath of a gangster in the process. To salvage the situation, he does what very few will think of doing - act mentally handicapped. It’s not the most logical plot, but it sure is very entertaining.