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.
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.
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.
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.
Dir: Meng Zhang With: He Chen, Shawn Dou, Chen Yao Drama 105 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.
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.
A Brighter Summer Day
Based from true story, primarily a conflict between two youth gangs, 14-year-old young boy's girlfriend conflict with the head of the gang for unclear reason, until finally there was a painfully incident. Dir: Edward Yang With: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang Crime | Drama | Romance 237 mins.
The Crossing 2
A story of three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, centered around the 1949 sinking of Taiping. Dir: John Woo With: Frank M. Ahearn, Shan Cong, Takeshi Kaneshiro Drama 131 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.