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1.
Chungking Express (1994)
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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
 
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Fallen Angels (1995)
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A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool... (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
3.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
4.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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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
 
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Happy Together (1997)
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Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift... (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
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Ashes of Time (1994)
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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
 
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Days of Being Wild (1990)
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Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute... (94 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
8.
As Tears Go By (1988)
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Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
9.
A Moment of Romance (1990)
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A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah... (87 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
10.
Full Contact (1992)
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Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive. (96 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
11.
City on Fire (1987)
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An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store. (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
12.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
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During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself. (111 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
13.
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
14.
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
 
15.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
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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
 
16.
Ju Dou (1990)
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with... (95 mins.)
 
17.
Red Sorghum (1987)
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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
 
18.
Eros (2004)
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Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex. (104 mins.)
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19.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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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
 
20.
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)
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This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers"... (116 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
21.
Qin yong (1989)
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China 2.200 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting... (145 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
 
22.
The Banquet (2006)
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet. (131 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
23.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
24.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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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
 
25.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
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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
 
26.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
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A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women. (104 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
27.
Purple Butterfly (2003)
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Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai... (127 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
28.
Pickpocket (1997)
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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
 
29.
Platform (2000)
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Set in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, the film focuses on a group of amateur theatre troupe performers whose... (154 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
30.
Unknown Pleasures (2002)
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Two unemployed Chinese teenagers have trouble resisting the temptations of the Western world. (112 mins.)
Director: ZhangKe Jia
 
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Still Life (2006)
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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
 
32.
The World (2004)
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An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture. (143 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
33.
24 City (2008)
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Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats... (112 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
34.
Beautiful Crazy (2008)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Chi-yuarn Lee
 
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Fei hu jing ying zhi ren jian you qing (1992)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
 
36.
If You Are the One 2 (2010)
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Wealthy middle-aged entrepreneur Qin and beautiful flight attendant Xiaoxiao Liang question their relationship after presiding over good friends Mang Guo and Shan Li's lavish "divorce ceremony." (120 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
37.
Hapkido (1972)
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Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools... (97 mins.)
Director: Feng Huang
 
38.
Shaolin (2011)
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After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. (131 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
39.
Battle of the Warriors (2006)
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Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China. (133 mins.)
 
40.
Jin yu liang yuan hong lou meng (1977)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
 
41.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
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Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert. (122 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
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Gui lin rong ji (1998)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Yang Xie
 
43.
The Matrimony (2007)
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A woman finds the key to a room in the attic that her husband forbids her from entering. When she opens the door, she is confronted with the haunting existence of the woman her husband refuses to forget. (91 mins.)
Director: Hua-Tao Teng
 
44.
Mad Detective (2007)
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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. (89 mins.)
 
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Red Dust (1990)
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A talented lady novelist falls in love with a Chinese traitor working with the Japanese during the WWII. (94 mins.)
Director: Ho Yim
 
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Bat sei ching mai (2001)
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Sam, a Hong Kong cop, has busted crime lord Night. Ann, Sam's girlfriend, is the prosecuting witness... (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
47.
Stolen Life (2005)
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When Yan'ni starts college she believes she is embarking on a new life away from her family-and she is... (90 mins.)
Director: Shaohong Li
 
48.
Sophie's Revenge (2009)
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Two ex-lovers work together to win back their lost loves, but not everything goes according to plan. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimeng Jin
 
49.
Yau ching yam shui baau (2001)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
50.
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
 
51.
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
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Hsiao-Kang, now working as a pornographic actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket. (114 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
52.
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
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On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn." (82 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
53.
20 30 40 (2004)
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Three women in different stages of their lives - 20, 30, 40 - face the hardships of the female existence. (113 mins.)
Director: Sylvia Chang
 
54.
Yi Yi (2000)
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Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives. (173 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
55.
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
 
56.
Lan Yu (2001)
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Beijing, 1988. On the cusp of middle-age, Chen Handong has known little but success all his life. The eldest son of a senior government bureaucrat... (86 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
 
57.
A Beautiful Life (2011)
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A beautiful real-estate agent (Peiru) gets drunk at a karaoke bar and throws up on a principled, lonely cop (Zhendong)... (124 mins.)
Director: Wai-Keung Lau
 
58.
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible... (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
59.
New Police Story (2004)
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A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets. (123 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
60.
Peking Opera Blues (1986)
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's... (104 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
61.
The Sniper (2009)
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A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force. (90 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
62.
The Love Winner (2004)
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Martial arts enthusiast Hang Wen (Ambrose Hsu) hails from a wealthy Taiwanese family, an asset that... (80 mins.)
Director: Yen-Ping Chu
 
63.
Brotherhood of Legio (2007)
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A person's birth is influenced by time, location, and the alignment of the earth's magnetic fields. Because of these factors... (86 mins.)
Director: Li-shiou Shiao
 
64.
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
 
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Hollywood Hong-Kong (2001)
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A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster. (108 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
 
66.
Gau ban ji ma goon ji baak min bau ching tin (1994)
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Pao Lung-Sing, a descendant of the famous Judge Pao Ching Tient, is a 9th degree corrupt judge (lowest... (106 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
 
67.
Wheat (2009)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Ping He
 
68.
The Sandwich Man (1983)
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Three vignettes from three different directors that tell stories of ordinary people during Taiwan's Cold War period. (105 mins.)
 
69.
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
 
70.
The Killer (1989)
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A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
71.
Hard Boiled (1992)
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
72.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
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When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
73.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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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
 
74.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
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A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
75.
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
 
76.
Summer Palace (2006)
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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
 
77.
Blind Detective (2013)
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A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case. (130 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
78.
Baak fan baak gam gok (1996)
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Youthful triangles in Hong Kong. Jerry, Cherrie, and Lok are a pop trio, and the boys have agreed not to court Cherrie for the good of the group... (97 mins.)
Director: Joe Ma
 
79.
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
 
80.
Suzhou River (2000)
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The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets... (83 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou