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1.
The Blue Cornflower (2011)
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Director: Ming Zhang Chen
 
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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
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After more than four hundred years of war between the Shinobi warriors of the Manjidani Koga and Tsubagakure Iga clans... (107 mins.)
Director: Ten Shimoyama
 
3.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
4.
After the Rain (1999)
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During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Koizumi
 
5.
Dolls (2002)
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Three stories of never-ending love. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
6.
War of the Arrows (2011)
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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian. (122 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
 
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The Flowers of War (2011)
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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. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
8.
Dragon (2011)
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A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
 
9.
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
10.
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
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A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
11.
Time (2006)
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To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (97 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
12.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. (117 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
 
13.
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. (63 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
14.
Dragon Inn (1992)
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This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this... (88 mins.)
Director: Raymond Lee
 
15.
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
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While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days. (138 mins.)
Director: Isao Yukisada
 
16.
Love and Honor (2006)
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor. (121 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
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Woman in the Dunes (1964)
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
18.
Flyin' Dance (2000)
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Tai and Choi are both fans of the internet, but they use it for different purposes. Tai uses it to chase women...
Director: Gwok Chiu Gam
 
19.
When Yesterday Comes (2012)
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(77 mins.)
 
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Three Times (2005)
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Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story. (132 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
21.
Healing (2011 Short Film)
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If we ever forget all things we pursue relentlessly, then, what should we go after? (20 mins.)
 
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Choi san dau (2010)
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Director: James Yuen
 
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Missing (2008)
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After her husband is killed in a mysterious accident, a widow is haunted by images of things she has never seen or experienced. (118 mins.)
Director: Tsui Hark
 
24.
Parking (2008)
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On Mother's Day in Taipei, Chen Mo makes a date for dinner with his wife, hoping to bring their estranged relationship back together... (112 mins.)
Director: Mong-Hong Chung
 
25.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend's conflict with the head of the gang for an unclear reason, until finally there is a painful incident. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
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Mahjong (1996)
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When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action. (121 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
27.
Betelnut Beauty (2001)
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A cute coed leaves her mother's home and gets involved with a pastry chef who just finish his military service... (105 mins.)
Director: Cheng-sheng Lin
 
28.
Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)
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In Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness... (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
 
29.
Six Days (2002 Video)
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DJ Shadow video directed by Wong Kar Wai. A man tries to erase all traces of his former lover only to realize the futility of the attempt. (12 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
30.
Dei ha tit (2003)
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Ming a marriage consultant who runs into the charming but blind Yeuk through a little help of a guardian angel... (97 mins.)
Director: Joe Ma
 
31.
There's Only One Sun (2007 Short Film)
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A woman is haunted by memories of a dangerous mission she undertook while working as a secret agent. (9 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
32.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
33.
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
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In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school... (112 mins.)
Director: Jae-eun Jeong
 
34.
Yellow Earth (1984)
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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... (91 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
35.
A City of Sadness (1989)
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. (157 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
36.
A Touch of Zen (1971)
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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
 
37.
Street Angel (1937)
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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
 
38.
Rouge (1987)
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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
 
39.
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
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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... (100 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
40.
Endless Love (1993)
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A jazz musician (Lau Ching-Wan) who has problems in both his life and career breaks up with his girlfriend... (105 mins.)
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
 
41.
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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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
 
42.
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
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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
 
43.
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
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In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering. (162 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
44.
Zhou Yu de huo che (2002)
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Zhou Yu, a ceramic decorative artist, travels twice a week from her home town of San Ming to Chongyang to visit her boyfriend... (97 mins.)
Director: Zhou Sun
 
45.
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
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Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter. (110 mins.)
Director: Sijie Dai
 
46.
The Isle (2000)
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A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle. (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
47.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
48.
To Live (1994)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang