[WATCH] Mandarin Films (mostly)

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1. 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: 32,867 | Gross: $4.60M

2. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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. As she is frustrated by each level of ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei

Votes: 4,570 | Gross: $1.89M

3. Zui hao de shi guang (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

Votes: 4,664 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 42,816 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Jin yu man tang (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Siu Cheung, Yuk Wah Cheung

Votes: 883

6. San siu lam zi (2011)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Shaoqun Yu, Chen Zhiui, Xing Yu, Jing Wu

Votes: 17,139 | Gross: $0.06M

7. 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: 103,020 | Gross: $0.17M

8. 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: 20,133 | Gross: $5.22M

9. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 47,047 | Gross: $0.60M

10. Shiqi sui de dan che (2001)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Lin Cui, Xun Zhou, Bin Li, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 3,997 | Gross: $0.16M

11. Shower (1999)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his father hard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Jiayi Du, Bing He, Wu Jiang, Ding Li

Votes: 3,604 | Gross: $1.15M

12. Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 7,295 | Gross: $0.59M

13. Tian xia wu zei (2004)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A con-team couple (Andy Lau & Rene Liu) head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter travelling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Andy Lau, Rene Liu, Baoqiang Wang, You Ge

Votes: 3,887

14. Gang de qin (2010)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.

Directors: Meng Zhang, Bo Gao | Stars: Qianyuan Wang, Yongzhen Guo, Shin-yeong Jang, Qian Liu

Votes: 915

15. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 23,290 | Gross: $2.60M

16. Yi Yi (2000)

Not Rated | 173 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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93 Metascore

Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata, Kelly Lee

Votes: 15,160 | Gross: $1.14M

17. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 91,036 | Gross: $2.73M

18. Red Cliff (2008)

R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 39,741 | Gross: $0.63M

19. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 9,081 | Gross: $0.12M

20. Yang guang can lan de ri zi (1994)

134 min | Drama

8.3
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A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yu Xia, Shaobo Dai, Hua Fang, Xiaogang Feng

Votes: 2,900

21. Mang jing (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai

Votes: 2,101 | Gross: $0.03M

22. 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: 5,548 | Gross: $0.02M

23. He ni zai yi qi (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Chen Hong, Zhiwen Wang

Votes: 4,023 | Gross: $0.60M

24. Hong gao liang (1988)

91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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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 red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Ji Liu

Votes: 6,435

25. Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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71 Metascore

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

Votes: 11,195 | Gross: $1.28M

26. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 15,301 | Gross: $7.29M

27. Zhantai (2000)

154 min | Drama, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

Set in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, the film focuses on a group of amateur theatre troupe performers whose fate mirrors that of the general population in China as massive socio-economic ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jing Dong Liang, Tian-yi Yang

Votes: 1,908

28. Shijie (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Taishen Cheng, Jue Jing, Zhong-wei Jiang

Votes: 2,568 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Xiao Wu (1997)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

7.5
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Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Hongjian Hao, Baitao Zuo, Ma Jinrei

Votes: 1,412

30. Fallen Angels (1995)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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71 Metascore

A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner. Thinking it's dangerous and improper to become involved with a ... See full summary »

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 18,850

31. Lichun (2007)

94 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career.

Director: Changwei Gu | Stars: Xuan Dong, Wenli Jiang, Gang Jiao, Guangjie Li

Votes: 434

32. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 4,477 | Gross: $0.25M

33. 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: 4,236 | Gross: $0.14M

34. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 78,527 | Gross: $43.98M

35. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 41,369

36. Zhong Guo he huo ren (2013)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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The story of three friends who build a successful English language school in China called "New Dream". This school helps the dreams of Chinese teenagers come true. Before they stood proudly... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Xiaoming Huang, Dawei Tong, Chao Deng, Juan Du

Votes: 1,666

37. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 38,657 | Gross: $6.57M

38. Mo li hua kai (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.

Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Wen Jiang, Ye Liu

Votes: 705

39. Fei cheng wu rao (2008)

130 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl called Smiley, who was in agony of her boyfriend's betrayal. They traveled to Hokkaido, tried to help Smiley cure her pain in heart, ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: You Ge, Qi Shu, Wei Fan, Alex Fong

Votes: 2,564

40. Lan feng zheng (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü

Votes: 2,228 | Gross: $0.36M

41. Lost in Beijing (2007)

112 min | Drama

6.8
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58 Metascore

A look at modern-day life in China's capital centered on a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife.

Director: Yu Li | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Bingbing Fan, Dawei Tong, Elaine Jin

Votes: 1,883 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Gui tu lie che (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,086 | Gross: $0.29M

43. 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: 13,069 | Gross: $2.33M

44. A Touch of Sin (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

Votes: 8,162 | Gross: $0.09M

45. The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)

R | 162 min | Drama, History

7.3
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Zhou Sun, Xiaohe Lü

Votes: 5,482 | Gross: $1.33M

46. Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Xuejian Li, Taishen Cheng, Dongyu Zhou, Rina Sa

Votes: 2,216

47. Yoru no Shanghai (2007)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Director: Yibai Zhang | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Wei Zhao, Naomi Nishida, Takashi Tsukamoto

Votes: 589