30 Entertaining Chinese Films

I finally got around to collecting enough of my favourite Chinese films that I could put out a public list. These are all quite entertaining films.
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1.
The Assassin (2015)
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An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China. (105 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ BR. ” - manicmotionman
 
2.
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
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
3.
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: Chen Kaige
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
4.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
5.
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
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
6.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
7.
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
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
8.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton... (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ BR. ” - manicmotionman
 
9.
Iron Monkey (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities. (90 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
10.
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
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
11.
The Avenging Eagle (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly... (90 mins.)
Director: Chung Sun
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
12.
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament. (104 mins.)
Director: Chang Ho Cheng
“ aka "Five Fingers of Death". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
13.
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206. (126 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
14.
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across. (93 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
15.
Killer Clans (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue... (91 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
16.
Come Drink with Me (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange. (91 mins.)
Director: King Chuan
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
17.
Crippled Avengers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil. (107 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
18.
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of... (97 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
19.
Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business. (116 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka "Mad Monkey Kung Fu". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
20.
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer... (101 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
21.
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte... (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka "The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
22.
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
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
23.
Raining in the Mountain (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An esquire and a General eyes a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, held in a Temple library. The Abbot of the Temple selects his successor. (120 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
24.
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but... (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka "Executioners from Shaolin". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
25.
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production... (99 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka "Return to the 36th Chamber". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
26.
Zhong hua zhang fu (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all... (105 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka "Heroes of the East". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
27.
One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school... (111 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
28.
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
“ aka "Warriors from the Magic Mountain". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
29.
Golden Swallow (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues... (89 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ aka "Golden Swallow". DVD. ” - manicmotionman
 
30.
The Flying Guillotine (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events... (111 mins.)
Director: Meng Hua Ho
“ DVD. ” - manicmotionman