Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films

Golden Horse Film Festival / 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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1.
A City of Sadness (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. (157 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ Rank:#1
Original Title:悲情城市 ” - meuisviocm
 
2.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ Rank:#2
Original Title:牯嶺街少年殺人事件 ” - meuisviocm
 
3.
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother. (138 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ Rank:#3
Original Title:童年往事 ” - meuisviocm
 
4.
Days of Being Wild (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth. (94 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Rank:#4
Original Title:阿飛正傳 ” - meuisviocm
 
5.
Spring in a Small Town (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A lonely housewife finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town. (98 mins.)
Director: Mu Fei
“ Rank:#5
Original Title:小城之春 ” - meuisviocm
 
6.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Rank:#6
Original Title:臥虎藏龍 ” - meuisviocm
 
7.
Yi Yi (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives. (173 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ Rank:#7
Original Title:一一 ” - meuisviocm
 
8.
Dust in the Wind (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school... (109 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ Rank:#7
Original Title:戀戀風塵 ” - meuisviocm
 
9.
Dragon Inn (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection... (111 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ Rank:#9
Original Title:龍門客棧 ” - meuisviocm
 
10.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Rank:#9
Original Title:花樣年華 ” - meuisviocm
 
11.
The Love Eterne (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(122 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
“ Rank:#11
Original Title:梁山伯與祝英台 ” - meuisviocm
 
12.
The Terrorizers (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks. (109 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ Rank:#11
Original Title:恐怖份子 ” - meuisviocm
 
13.
Vive L'Amour (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The film focuses on three city folks who unknowingly share the same apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung... (118 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
“ Rank:#13
Original Title:愛情萬歲 ” - meuisviocm
 
14.
Yellow Earth (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution... (86 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ Rank:#13
Original Title:黃土地 ” - meuisviocm
 
15.
A Touch of Zen (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks. (200 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ Rank:#15
Original Title:俠女 ” - meuisviocm
 
16.
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
“ Rank:#16
Original Title:甜蜜蜜 ” - meuisviocm
 
17.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Rank:#17
Original Title:英雄本色 ” - meuisviocm
 
18.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
“ Rank:#18
Original Title:無間道 ” - meuisviocm
 
19.
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing. (134 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
“ Rank:#19
Original Title:陽光燦爛的日子 ” - meuisviocm
 
20.
Street Angel (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In old Shanghai, two sisters, a prostitute and a singer, tried to escape from the local scoundrels with the help of a trumpet player and a newspaper seller. (91 mins.)
Director: Muzhi Yuan
“ Rank:#19
Original Title:馬路天使 ” - meuisviocm
 
21.
Chungking Express (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Rank:#21
Original Title:重慶森林 ” - meuisviocm
 
22.
Red Sorghum (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby... (91 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Rank:#22
Original Title:紅高粱 ” - meuisviocm
 
23.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Rank:#23
Original Title:喜宴 ” - meuisviocm
 
24.
The Goddess (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China. (85 mins.)
Director: Yonggang Wu
“ Rank:#23
Original Title:神女 ” - meuisviocm
 
25.
The Boys from Fengkuei (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Ah-Ching and his friends have just finished school in their island fishing village, and now spend most of their time drinking and fighting... (101 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ Rank:#23
Original Title:風櫃來的人 ” - meuisviocm
 
26.
Happy Together (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions. (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Rank:#26
Original Title:春光乍洩 ” - meuisviocm
 
27.
Rouge (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's... (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
“ Rank:#27
Original Title:胭脂扣 ” - meuisviocm
 
28.
The Sandwich Man (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three vignettes from three different directors that tell stories of ordinary people during Taiwan's Cold War period. (105 mins.)
“ Rank:#27
Original Title:兒子的大玩偶 ” - meuisviocm
 
29.
Po qiao shi fen (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(106 mins.)
“ Rank:#27
Original Title:破曉時分 ” - meuisviocm
 
30.
That Day, on the Beach (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two friends who haven't seen each other for thirteen years reunite. One is a successful concert pianist just back from a European tour and the other has just started a new business. (166 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ Rank:#30
Original Title:海灘的一天 ” - meuisviocm
 
31.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ Rank:#30
Original Title:精武門 ” - meuisviocm
 
32.
Center Stage (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu. (126 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
“ Rank:#30
Original Title:阮玲玉 ” - meuisviocm
 
33.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ Rank:#30
Original Title:霸王別姬 ” - meuisviocm
 
34.
Lust, Caution (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (157 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Rank:#30
Original Title:色,戒 ” - meuisviocm
 
35.
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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... (100 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Rank:#35
Original Title:秋菊打官司 ” - meuisviocm
 
36.
Pickpocket (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone... (108 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
“ Rank:#35
Original Title:小武 ” - meuisviocm
 
37.
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly... (98 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
“ Rank:#35
Original Title:倩女幽魂 ” - meuisviocm
 
38.
Execution in Autumn (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A thief Peigang will be executed in Autumn, however, he is the only single son for three generation in succession. His grandma try to save him ... (99 mins.)
Director: Hsing Lee
“ Rank:#38
Original Title:秋決 ” - meuisviocm
 
39.
Cape No. 7 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters. (129 mins.)
Director: Te-Sheng Wei
“ Rank:#38
Original Title:海角七號 ” - meuisviocm
 
40.
Tears of the Yang-Tse (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
1930's China. The village of a poor family is taken over by the occupying Japanese army. One son, Zhongliang... (192 mins.)
“ Rank:#40
Original Title:一江春水向東流 ” - meuisviocm
 
41.
The Blue Kite (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. (140 mins.)
“ Rank:#41
Original Title:藍風箏 ” - meuisviocm
 
42.
The Puppetmaster (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently... (142 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ Rank:#41
Original Title:戲夢人生 ” - meuisviocm
 
43.
Darkness and Light (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Kang-Yi is a teenage girl who lives in an apartment building in the port city of Keelung. Most of her family... (104 mins.)
Director: Tso-chi Chang
“ Rank:#41
Original Title:黑暗之光 ” - meuisviocm
 
44.
The Mission (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order. (84 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Rank:#44
Original Title:鎗火 ” - meuisviocm
 
45.
Still Life (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes. (111 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
“ Rank:#44
Original Title:三峽好人 ” - meuisviocm
 
46.
To Live (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China. (133 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Rank:#44
Original Title:活著 ” - meuisviocm
 
47.
The Arch (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Shu-Hsuan T'ang
“ Rank:#44
Original Title:董夫人 ” - meuisviocm
 
48.
Zai jian a lang (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(92 mins.)
Director: Ching-Jui Pai
“ Rank:#48
Original Title:再見阿郎 ” - meuisviocm
 
49.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
“ Rank:#48
Original Title:功夫 ” - meuisviocm
 
50.
Yang ya ren jia (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of duck man Lin and his adopted daughter Hsiao-yue. Hsiao-yue knows nothing about her real descent, which Lin has been keeping secret from her. But one day, someone appears and changes her life. (111 mins.)
Director: Hsing Lee
“ Rank:#50
Original Title:養鴨人家 ” - meuisviocm
 
51.
The Highway (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Six young men from the city take jobs on a road crew, building a highway of strategic importance to the Chinese Army... (104 mins.)
Director: Yu Sun
“ Rank:#50
Original Title:大路 ” - meuisviocm
 
52.
Ashes of Time (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. (100 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Rank:#50
Original Title:東邪西毒 ” - meuisviocm
 
53.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Rank:#50
Original Title:大紅燈籠高高掛 ” - meuisviocm
 
54.
Taipei Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Lung, a former member of the national Little League team and now operator of an old-style fabric business... (119 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ Rank:#50
Original Title:青梅竹馬 ” - meuisviocm
 
55.
An Autumn's Tale (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise... (98 mins.)
Director: Mabel Cheung
“ Rank:#56
Original Title:秋天的童話(流氓大亨) ” - meuisviocm
 
56.
Growing Up (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Kun-Hou Chen
“ Rank:#56
Original Title:小畢的故事 ” - meuisviocm
 
57.
Zhuang dao zheng (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A Cantonese opera company arrives in Cheung Chau to perform for a rich man, who wants to marry of his nephew Dick to the star of the company Ah Gee... (97 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:撞到正(小姐撞到鬼) ” - meuisviocm
 
58.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lee
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:猛龍過江 ” - meuisviocm
 
59.
The Old Well (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village... (130 mins.)
Director: Tian-Ming Wu
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:老井 ” - meuisviocm
 
60.
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes. (106 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:青少年哪吒 ” - meuisviocm
 
61.
Cannot Live Without You (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A down and out man and his daughter live in an illegal hovel. The two live a happy peaceful life until the authorities intervene when the child reaches school age. (85 mins.)
Director: Leon Dai
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:不能沒有你 ” - meuisviocm
 
62.
The Way We Are (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
"The Way We Are" tells the story of a hardworking, widowed, single mother (Mrs. Cheung) and her teenage son (Ka-on) living in the troubled housing estate of Tinshuiwai, a suburb regularly featured in the news for all the wrong reasons. (90 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:天水圍的日與夜 ” - meuisviocm
 
63.
Blind Shaft (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident... (92 mins.)
Director: Yang Li
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:盲井 ” - meuisviocm
 
64.
Made in Hong Kong (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence. (108 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
“ Rank:#58
Original Title:香港製造 ” - meuisviocm
 
65.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:少林足球 ” - meuisviocm
 
66.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:飲食男女 ” - meuisviocm
 
67.
Strawman (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Chronicles the last days of Japanese rule in a Taiwanese village, in a quasi-comical style. (94 mins.)
Director: Tung Wang
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:稻草人 ” - meuisviocm
 
68.
The Story of Daisy (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tsun-Shou Sung
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:母親三十歲 ” - meuisviocm
 
69.
Ban jin ba liang (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Private Eyes revolves the characters in a private detective agency headed by Wong Yuk-See (Michael Hui) with two employees... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:半斤八兩 ” - meuisviocm
 
70.
Drunken Master (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:醉拳 ” - meuisviocm
 
71.
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe. (95 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ Rank:#66
Original Title:新蜀山劍俠 ” - meuisviocm
 
72.
Yu Qing Sao (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Yi Chang
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:玉卿嫂 ” - meuisviocm
 
73.
Xing xing yue liang tai yang (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(99 mins.)
Director: Wen Yi
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:星星月亮太陽 ” - meuisviocm
 
74.
The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen. (111 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:獨臂刀 ” - meuisviocm
 
75.
In Our Time (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Four short films from four different directors, spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s. (106 mins.)
Director: Yi Chang, I-Chen Ko
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:光陰的故事 ” - meuisviocm
 
76.
A Borrowed Life (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Autobiographical story about the life of a poor family in the Taiwanese countryside during the 1940s and 1950s as the Japanese rule of the island ends and nationalist forces of Kwomintang arrive when the Communists take the mainland. (167 mins.)
Director: Nien-Jen Wu
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:多桑 ” - meuisviocm
 
77.
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity... (87 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒(齊天大聖東遊記、大話西遊之月光寶盒) ” - meuisviocm
 
78.
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:西遊記大結局之仙履奇緣(齊天大聖西遊記、大話西遊之大聖娶親) ” - meuisviocm
 
79.
Summer Snow (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May, forty something, works for a trading company; her husband... (101 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:女人四十 ” - meuisviocm
 
80.
Mountain Patrol (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet. (85 mins.)
Director: Chuan Lu
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:可可西里 ” - meuisviocm
 
81.
Platform (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, the film focuses on a group of amateur theatre troupe performers whose... (154 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:站台 ” - meuisviocm
 
82.
Summer Palace (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives. (158 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
“ Rank:#73
Original Title:頤和園 ” - meuisviocm
 
83.
Crazy Stone (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security... (98 mins.)
Director: Hao Ning
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:瘋狂的石頭 ” - meuisviocm
 
84.
Not One Less (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl... (106 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:一個都不能少 ” - meuisviocm
 
85.
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Shanghai in the 1880s there are four elegant brothels (flower houses): each has an auntie (called madam)... (130 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:海上花 ” - meuisviocm
 
86.
Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love. (85 mins.)
Director: Chih-yen Yee
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:藍色大門 ” - meuisviocm
 
87.
The River (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Taiwan, Xiao-kang, a young man in his early 20s, lives with his parents in near silence. He is plagued by severe neck pain... (115 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:河流 ” - meuisviocm
 
88.
Wu yan de shan qiu (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the 1920's, when Taiwan is Japan's colony, the small town Chiu-Fen was famous of its gold mines. Escaping from the landlord's control... (165 mins.)
Director: Tung Wang
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:無言的山丘 ” - meuisviocm
 
89.
Boat People (1982)
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A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones". (109 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:投奔怒海 ” - meuisviocm
 
90.
Wang yang zhong de yi tiao chuan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
It is about something that happens somewhere a couple years ago (110 mins.)
Director: Hsing Lee
“ Rank:#83
Original Title:汪洋中的一條船 ” - meuisviocm
 
91.
Tian cai yu bai chi (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ah Tim (Michael Hui) is a handy man and Li (Samuel Hui) is a nurse in the Hang Seng Sanitarium. Together thez engage in dubious plots and exploits. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Hui
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:天才與白癡 ” - meuisviocm
 
92.
Lan yu hei (Shang) (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(118 mins.)
Director: Doe Ching
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:藍與黑 ” - meuisviocm
 
93.
Two Stage Sisters (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Chronicles the fortunes of two actresses in pre-revolutionary China, who are separated by money and politics. (112 mins.)
Director: Jin Xie
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:舞台姐妹 ” - meuisviocm
 
94.
Threshold of Spring (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jianqiu is a high school teacher and sympathizes Mrs. Wen, a widow whose husband was Jianqiu's schoolmate and died in the Guangzhou Uprising. Jianqiu and Lan fall in love, but Jianqiu decides to marry Mrs. Wen. (120 mins.)
Director: Tieli Xie
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:早春二月 ” - meuisviocm
 
95.
Little Toys (1933)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Yu Sun
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:小玩意 ” - meuisviocm
 
96.
The Lin Family Shop (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A store in Zhejiang province comes to series of troubles when Japanese invade China and the war break out. (85 mins.)
Director: Choui Khoua
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:林家鋪子 ” - meuisviocm
 
97.
Crossroads (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four students in Shanghai have recently finished university. All are unemployed. Xu contemplates suicide but his friend Zhao talks him out of it... (110 mins.)
Director: Xiling Shen
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:十字街頭 ” - meuisviocm
 
98.
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:警察故事 ” - meuisviocm
 
99.
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:黃飛鴻(武狀元黃飛鴻) ” - meuisviocm
 
100.
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town... (139 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
“ Rank:#91
Original Title:鬼子來了 ” - meuisviocm