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1. Hero (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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84 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Writers: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 138,236

2. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Writers: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 84,087

3. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Writers: Yu Cao, Yimou Zhang | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 33,885

4. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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46 Metascore

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Writers: Heng Liu, Geling Yan | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 33,851

5. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Writers: Su Tong, Ni Zhen | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 18,412

6. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that ... See full summary »

Writers: Wei Lu, Hua Yu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 10,288

7. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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71 Metascore

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

Writer: Shi Bao | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

Votes: 9,726

8. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Writer: Xiangsheng Shi | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 6,327

9. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Writer: Heng Liu | Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Ma Chong

Votes: 5,129

10. Red Sorghum (1987)

91 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »

Writers: Jianyu Chen, Yan Mo, Wei Zhu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Zhigang Chen

Votes: 5,070

11. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

7.5
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73 Metascore

A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.

Writers: Yimou Zhang, Jingzhi Zou, Bin Wang | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

Votes: 4,000

12. Shanghai Triad (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Writers: Bi Feiyu, Li Xiao | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Wang Xiaoxiao, Xuejian Li

Votes: 3,905

13. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ... See full summary »

Writers: Yuan Bin Chen, Heng Liu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei

Votes: 3,639

14. Happy Times (2000)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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63 Metascore

Zhao is an aging bachelor who hasn't been lucky in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, Zhao leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his ... See full summary »

Writers: Yan Mo, Gai Zi | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Lifan Dong, Benshan Zhao, Jie Dong, Biao Fu

Votes: 3,270

17. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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57 Metascore

The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

Writers: Jianquan Shi, Jing Shang, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dahong Ni, Ni Yan, Xiao Shen-Yang, Honglei Sun

Votes: 2,232

18. Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.

Writers: Ai Mi, Lichuan Yin, Xiaobai Gu, Mei Ah | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dongyu Zhou, Shawn Dou, Meijuan Xi, Ruijia Zhang

Votes: 1,597

19. Yellow Earth (1984)

89 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns... See full summary »

Writers: Kaige Chen, Lan Ke, Ziliang Zhang | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Xueqi Wang, Bai Xue, Quiang Liu, Tuo Tan

Votes: 1,356

20. Coming Home (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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62 Metascore

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.

Writers: Geling Yan, Jingzhi Zou | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Tao Guo

Votes: 1,180

21. Keep Cool (1997)

93 min | Comedy

7.2
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A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his ... See full summary »

Writer: Ping Shu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Wen Jiang, Gang Jiao, Baotian Li

Votes: 1,115

22. Qin yong (1989)

145 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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China 3000 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the ... See full summary »

Writer: Pik Wah Lee | Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Yimou Zhang, Li Gong, Rongguang Yu, Suk Bung Luk

Votes: 669

23. Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Sport

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Stars: Tim Daggett, Elfi Schlegel, Al Trautwig, Naho Emoto

Votes: 571

24. Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (2008 TV Movie)

245 min | Sport

8.6
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Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jan Peter Balkenende, Barbara Bush, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 508

25. A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)

130 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang ... See full summary »

Writers: Min Anqi, Shuqin Huang, Zhiyu Li, Heng Liu, Shi Nan, Yimou Zhang | Directors: Shuqin Huang, Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Fang Cen, Shichang Da, Tung-Shing Yee

Votes: 285

26. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.2
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A group of filmmakers to visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 230

27. Xi chu bawang (1994)

123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Insurrection deposes the tyrannical first emperor of China during the evil Qin Dynasty. Warrior/general Xiang Yu and the cunning peasant Liu Pang join forces to win through civil war. Xiang... See full summary »

Writers: Xiao He, Heng Liu, Stephen Shin, Yeung-Ping Sze | Director: Stephen Shin | Stars: Ray Lui, Rosamund Kwan, Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang

Votes: 220

28. The Old Well (1986)

130 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to ... See full summary »

Writer: Yi Zheng | Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Yujing Liang, Yuqing Liao, Liping Lü, Xingli Niu

Votes: 199

29. Dai hao mei zhou bao (1989)

76 min | Drama, Thriller

4.6
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Aircraft hijacking with Chinese special forces rescue. Gong Li as a heroic stewardess.

Directors: Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Xiaoning Liu, Min Tian

Votes: 171

30. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.0
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Elena S. Sánchez

Votes: 131

31. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 113

32. The Turandot Project (2000)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In May of 1997, Zubin Mehta conducts and Zhang Yimou directs Puccini's "Turnadot" in Florence. A year later, they stage nine performances in Beijing. This documentary focuses on the China ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Miller | Stars: Zubin Mehta, Carlo Allemano, Lando Bartolini, Giovanna Casolla

Votes: 111

33. Da yue bing (1986)

94 min | Drama

6.2
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Writer: Lili Gao | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Qiang Guan, Lu Lei, Chun Sun, Li Tung

Votes: 98

34. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing (1999)

129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Writers: Giuseppe Adami, Renato Simoni | Directors: Hugo Käch, Ruth Käch | Stars: Giovanna Casolla, Sergej Larin, Barbara Frittoli, Carlo Colombara

Votes: 96

35. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Votes: 83

36. Da zhai men (2001–2003)

47 min | Drama

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This Chinese period drama series follows the fortunes of a prominent merchant family engaged in Traditional Chinese Medicine during the waning years of the Ching dynasty. The affairs of ... See full summary »

Stars: Baoguo Chen, Saifei He, Peiqi Liu, Gaowa Siqin

Votes: 71

38. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

6.5
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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Tom Dyckhoff

Votes: 60

39. Ying xiong: Cause - The Birth of Hero (2002 Video)

164 min | Documentary

6.6
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The movie follows director Zhang Yimou as he is preparing to make the movie Hero.

Director: Gan Lu | Stars: Jet Li, Yimou Zhang

Votes: 45

40. Long cheng zheng yue (1997)

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Director: Fengliang Yang | Stars: Ruyan Chang, Xian Gao, Xiaozong Liu, Lan Shun

Votes: 40

41. Yi ge he ba ge (1983)

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Writer: Ziliang Zhang | Director: Junzhao Zhang | Stars: Daoming Chen, Xiaoyan Lu, Zeru Tao, Zongwan Wei

Votes: 39

42. The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High (2008)

87 min

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Director: Yimou Zhang

Votes: 32

43. 'Hero' Defined: A Look at the Epic Masterpiece (2004 Video)

24 min | Short, Action

7.0
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Writer: Stanley J. Orzel | Director: Stanley J. Orzel | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Jet Li, Beau Weaver

Votes: 25

44. Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower' (2007 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Behind the scenes look at the making of Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower".

Writer: Stanley J. Orzel | Director: Stanley J. Orzel | Stars: Jay Chou, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Beau Weaver

Votes: 22

45. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The First Emperor (2007)

189 min | Music

7.6
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To unite the lands he has conquered, the First Emperor of China, believes that a national anthem is needed. He hires a childhood friend to compose it for him, not realizing that his friend does not share the Emperor's aspirations.

Writers: Ha Jin, Dun Tan | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Hsing-kuo Wu

Votes: 21

46. The 11th China Movie Awards (2005 TV Special)

140 min | Family

7.1
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Stars: Jackie Chan, Dayyan Eng, Bingbing Fan, You Ge

Votes: 15

47. Zhong Guo tie lu (2011 TV Short)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Yimou Zhang

Votes: 14

48. Hong xiang (1982)

Family

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In the southwest frontiers of China there lie many luxuriant forests where live a great variety of plants and animals.

Directors: Zhuangzhuang Tian, Xiaojing Xie, Jianya Zhang

Votes: 10

49. Beijing (2009)

85 min | Documentary

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Director: Sarah Morris | Stars: George W. Bush, Jackie Chan, Bingbing Fan, Norman Foster

Votes: 7

50. The Media Show (1987–1991)

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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 6