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1. The Great Wall (2016)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Numan Acar

2. Hero (2002)

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

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85 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 150,191 | Gross: $0.08M

3. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 39,079 | Gross: $0.01M

4. 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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 92,795 | Gross: $11.04M

5. 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.

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

Votes: 36,665 | Gross: $6.57M

6. Coming Home (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

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81 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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Tao Guo

Votes: 2,943 | Gross: $0.38M

8. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 21,037 | Gross: $2.60M

9. Lady of the Dynasty (2015)

122 min | History

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The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.

Directors: Shiqing, Zhuangzhuang Tian, Yimou Zhang | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Joan Chen, Zhang Wen, Shun Oguri

Votes: 334

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

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

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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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dahong Ni, Ni Yan, Xiao Shen-Yang, Honglei Sun

Votes: 2,427 | Gross: $0.19M

12. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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.

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

Votes: 10,568 | Gross: $1.28M

13. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 110

14. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 11,858 | Gross: $2.33M

15. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

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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 »

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

Votes: 6,785 | Gross: $0.59M

16. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

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

Votes: 5,836 | Gross: $1.99M

17. Shanghai Triad (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuejian Li

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $2.30M

18. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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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 »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei

Votes: 4,099 | Gross: $1.89M

19. Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dongyu Zhou, Shawn Dou, Meijuan Xi, Xuejian Li

Votes: 1,914

20. Happy Times (2000)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Lifan Dong, Benshan Zhao, Jie Dong, Biao Fu

Votes: 3,463 | Gross: $0.24M

21. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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

Votes: 116

22. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

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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, Elena S. Sánchez, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 150

23. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

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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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

Votes: 4,250 | Gross: $0.25M

24. Red Sorghum (1987)

91 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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 »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Ji Liu

Votes: 5,798

26. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

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A group of filmmakers 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: 377

27. Suddenly Seventeen (2016)

Fantasy, Romance | Post-production

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Director: Mo Zhang | Stars: Ni Ni, Wallace Huo, Su Ma, Darren Wang

28. Yellow Earth (1984)

89 min | Drama, Music

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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 »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Xueqi Wang, Bai Xue, Quiang Liu, Tuo Tan

Votes: 1,547

29. Qin yong (1989)

145 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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China 2.200 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 »

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

Votes: 715

30. Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

76 min | Documentary

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Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Ian Buruma, Guo-Qiang Cai, Wen-You Cai, Wenhao Cai

Votes: 6

31. Keep Cool (1997)

93 min | Comedy

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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 »

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

Votes: 1,199

32. The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High (2008)

87 min

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Director: Yimou Zhang

Votes: 32

33. A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)

130 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Directors: Shuqin Huang, Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Fang-Tsen, Shichang Da, Tung-Shing Yee

Votes: 311

34. Dai hao mei zhou bao (1989)

76 min | Drama, Thriller

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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, Zhaoji Jia, Xiaoning Liu

Votes: 179

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

245 min | Sport

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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

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

Votes: 678

36. The Parsifal Mosaic

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Announced

A U.S. intelligence agent lands in the middle of an elaborate blackmail scheme after he spots his lover, a one-time agent who he thought was executed years ago.

Director: Yimou Zhang

37. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Alastair Sooke

Votes: 63

38. The Old Well (1986)

130 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

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

Votes: 208

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

Sport

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A major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008.

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

Votes: 783

40. Xi chu bawang (1994)

123 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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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 »

Director: Stephen Shin | Stars: Ray Lui, Rosamund Kwan, Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang

Votes: 224

41. Quasimodo

Drama | Announced

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: Yimou Zhang

42. Stories Through 180 Lenses (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Directed by award winning filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, ninety percent of the film consists of footage shot over six months by 2,000 children using 180 camcorders distributed among 72 schools in ... See full summary »

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Peng Wang

43. 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: 98

44. Da yue bing (1986)

94 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Qiang Guan, Lu Lei, Chun Sun, Li Tung

Votes: 99

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

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Behind the scenes look at the making of Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower".

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

Votes: 26

46. Making of House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Short, Romance

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Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang

47. The Media Show (1987–1991)

6.0
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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 8

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

24 min | Short, Action

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

Votes: 26

49. The Turandot Project (2000)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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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: 113 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Yi ge he ba ge (1983)

War

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

Votes: 39