The 11 Best Chinese Movies

by reganlv | created - 24 May 2011 | updated - 26 Aug 2011 | Public
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1. Rang zi dan fei (2010)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Comedy, Western

7.3
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66 Metascore

In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Wen Jiang, You Ge, Carina Lau

Votes: 7,296 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Votes: 19,978 | Gross: $5.22M

3. Guizi lai le (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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70 Metascore

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 5,510 | Gross: $0.02M

4. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, War

8.3
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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: 12,977 | Gross: $2.33M

5. Mountain Patrol (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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77 Metascore

A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Duobujie, Lei Zhang, Liang Qi, Xueying Zhao

Votes: 4,228 | Gross: $0.14M

6. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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75 Metascore

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.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 102,305 | Gross: $0.17M

7. Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang

Votes: 32,708 | Gross: $4.60M

8. Blind Mountain (2007)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Lu Huang, Youan Yang, Yuling Zhang, Yunle He

Votes: 1,264 | Gross: $0.01M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 4,463 | Gross: $0.25M

10. Dou san (1989)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A master gambler loses his memory, and is befriended by a street hustler who discovers his supernatural gambling abilities.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Andy Lau, Joey Wang, Charles Heung

Votes: 3,729

11. Sit ting fung wan (2009)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Stars: Daniel Wu, Jingchu Zhang, Grace Huang, Louis Koo

Votes: 2,382