Top 10 Singaporean films directed by Singaporean directors that pull the heartstrings of many Singaporeans by their relatability and creative storytelling.
TOP 1 Ah Boys to Men (2012)
Ah Boys to Men is a 2012 Singaporean five-part comedy film produced and directed by Jack Neo, written by Neo and Link Sng and starring Joshua Tan, Maxi Lim, Wang Weiliang, Noah Yap, Ridhwan Azman and Aizuddin Nasser. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits in National Service in Singapore.
Singapore Box Office: S$6.3 million
TOP 2 Money No Enough (1998)
Money No Enough is a 1998 Singaporean comedy film about three buddies with financial problems who start a car polishing business together.
Singapore Box Office: S$6.02 million
TOP 3 Long Long Time Ago (2016)
In 1965, pregnant Zhao Di is expelled by her husband’s family and forced to return home. She gives birth to twins but due to familial pressure and superstition, she gives up one of them for adoption.
Singapore Box Office: S$4.1 million
TOP 4 I Not Stupid (2002)
I Not Stupid is a 2002 Singaporean comedy film about the lives, struggles, and adventures of three Primary 6 pupils who are placed in the academically inferior EM3 stream.
Singapore Box Office: S$3.8 million
TOP 5 881 (2007)
881 is a 2007 Singaporean musical-comedy-drama film written and directed by Royston Tan, based on the Singapore Getai scene. It is the second Singaporean film that has been released in Japan. By September 13, 2007, the film had grossed over S$3 million, making it the top grossing Asian film in Singapore in 2007.
Singapore Box Office: S$3.54 million
TOP 6 Ah Long Pte Ltd (2008)
Ah Long Pte Ltd is a 2008 action comedy film directed by Singaporean film director Jack Neo, starring Fann Wong and Mark Lee. Co-produced by Mediacorp Raintree Pictures, Scorpio East Pictures and Double Vision, the film was mostly shot in Malaysia, in the city of Kuala Lumpur, with a budget of S$1.2 million. Chen Jun is the leader of Shao He Triad, which has a number of illegal businesses operating in Malaysia and Singapore. He is retiring from the Triad and money-lending business. He is succeeded by a young lady, Wang Lihua, who tries to restructure the “Ah Long (loan shark) system” with as little use of violence as possible while making debtors pay back.
Singapore Box Office: S$3.17 million
TOP 7 Liang Po Po: The Movie (1999)
Liang Po Po: The Movie is a Singaporean film directed by Teng Bee Lian in 1999. It starred the comedian director Jack Neo himself, who cross-dresses as the titular old lady, which in English is translated as “Granny Neo”.
Singapore Box Office: S$3.03 million
TOP 8 Just Follow Law (2007)
Just Follow Law is a 2007 Singaporean comedy film directed by Jack Neo. In the film, a blue-collar technician and the events and promotion department director swap souls after a freak accident at a fictional government agency Work Allocation Singapore. It was first released in Singapore on 15 February 2007.
Singapore Box Office: S$2.78 million
TOP 9 The Best Bet (2004)
The Best Bet is a Singaporean comedy film written and directed by Jack Neo and distributed by MediaCorp Raintree Pictures. The film stars Richard Low, Mark Lee, Christopher Lee, Chen Liping and Joanne Peh. Released in cinemas on 9 June 2004, The Best Bet earned over S$2.5 million. The movie focuses on the three main characters — Tan Chun Huang (Mark Lee), an illegal bookie and “super gambler” who leaves the running of his family’s bak kut teh stall to his younger sister, Hui Min (Joanne Peh); Lee Yong Shun (Christopher Lee), an ambitious but unlucky man who abhors gambling; and Richard (Richard Low), a white-collar executive who is indecisive and easily influenced, but does not listen to his wife’s (Chen Liping) pleas not to gamble.
Singapore Box Office: S$2.66 million
TOP 10 Homerun (2003)
With their parents preoccupied with other matters, young siblings Chew Kiat Kun (Shawn Lee) and Chew Seow Fang (Megan Zheng) need to fix a problem that’s limiting their mobility. Seow Fang has lost her only pair of shoes, and Kiat Kun allows her to share his. This means that the children have to take turns leaving the house. But a potential solution arises when the fleet-footed Kiat Kun is informed that new shoes will be awarded to top performers in a local foot race.
Singapore Box Office: S$2.35 million
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