Most Popular Shanghainese-Language Feature Films
The Flowers of War
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. Dir: Yimou Zhang With: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang Drama | History | War 146 mins.
In the Mood for Love
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. Dir: Kar Wai Wong With: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu Drama | Romance 98 mins.
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. Dir: Ang Lee With: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen Drama | Romance | Thriller | War 157 mins.
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. Dir: Alice Wu With: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen Comedy | Drama | Romance 91 mins.
Days of Being Wild
Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute... Dir: Kar Wai Wong With: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau Crime | Drama | Romance 94 mins.
In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan. Dir: John Woo With: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Ziyi Zhang, Hye-kyo Song Drama 129 mins.
A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai. Dir: Daniel Hsia With: Le Geng, Daniel Henney, Sean Gallagher Comedy | Drama | Romance 100 mins.
A 30-something career woman tries to find the balance between her demanding family and her perfect new boyfriend. Dir: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan With: Roger Rees, Kelly Hu, Christina Chang Comedy | Drama | Romance 106 mins.
Flowers of Shanghai
In Shanghai in the 1880s there are four elegant brothels (flower houses): each has an auntie (called madam)... Dir: Hsiao-hsien Hou With: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Michiko Hada, Michelle Reis Drama 130 mins.
Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats... Dir: Zhangke Jia With: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü Drama 112 mins.