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1. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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72 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Writers: Kar Wai Wong, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

2. Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)

114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Writer: Ting Zhang | Directors: Jingle Ma, Wei Dong | Stars: Jaycee Chan, Wei Zhao, Rongguang Yu, Kun Chen

3. American Dragon: Jake Long (2005–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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From Jeff Goode, the creator of the hit Mtv Undressed, unveils the funny, fantastic action-packed adventures Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long. It's a coming of action/comedy about an ... See full summary »

Creator: Jeff Goode | Stars: Dante Basco, Charlie Finn, Miss Kittie, Keone Young

4. The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

PG | 84 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A young American boy visiting in China helps his zoologist father rescue a panda cub from unscrupulous poachers and save a panda reserve from officious bureaucrats.

Writers: John Wilcox, Steven Alldredge, Jeff Rothberg, Laurice Elehwany | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater, Yi Ding, Wang Fei

5. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Writer: Alice Wu | Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

6. Seventh Moon (2008)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Melissa and Yul, Americans honeymooning in China, come across the exotic 'Hungry Ghost' festival. When night falls, the couple end up in a remote village, and soon realize the legend is all... See full summary »

Writers: Jamie Nash, Eduardo Sánchez | Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Amy Smart, Dennis Chan, Tim Chiou

7. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Writers: Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ya-Lei Kuei, Sihung Lung

8. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Writers: Grace Zaring Stone, Edward E. Paramore Jr. | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

9. The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

Writers: Sijie Dai, Nadine Perront | Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Mylène Jampanoï, Xiao Ran Li, Ling Dong Fu, Wei-chang Wang

10. The Idol (2002)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Zao, a retired cook living alone in an apartment. His day-to-day life consists mostly of routine; he meets with a fellow retiree, waters his plants, etc. But his predictable lifestyle is ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Samantha Lang, Michelle Tourneur | Director: Samantha Lang | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, James Hong, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Jalil Lespert

11. Looking for Hortense (2012)

100 min | Comedy

6.2
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A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.

Writers: Agnès de Sacy, Pascal Bonitzer | Director: Pascal Bonitzer | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Carré, Marin Orcand Tourrès

12. Chinaman (2005)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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In order to pay for his divorce, a plumber marries a Chinese woman who needs citizenship.

Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson | Director: Henrik Ruben Genz | Stars: Bjarne Henriksen, Vivian Wu, Lin Kun Wu, Paw Henriksen

13. Rice Rhapsody (2004)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Fearing her son could be gay, a conservative mother takes in a French foreign exchange student, who ends up teaching the family a lot about life, acceptance, and love.

Writer: Kenneth Bi | Director: Kenneth Bi | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Martin Yan, Mélanie Laurent, LePham Tan

14. Dim Sum Funeral (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A story about a group of estranged Chinese-American siblings who reunite after the death of their mother.

Writer: Donald Martin | Director: Anna Chi | Stars: Bai Ling, Steph Song, Talia Shire, Russell Wong

15. Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Chu, Judith Rascoe | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Cora Miao, Russell Wong, Victor Wong, Siu-Ming Lau

16. Mano po 2: My home (2003)

130 min | Drama

5.6
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Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life v Sol, a Filipina; Lu Shui, a Chinese; and Belinda, a Filipino-Chinese. Antonio has children with all three women.... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Iglesias, Lily Y. Monteverde | Director: Erik Matti | Stars: Susan Roces, Christopher De Leon, Lorna Tolentino, Kris Aquino

17. Mano po (2002)

110 min | Drama

6.1
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During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Iglesias, Lily Y. Monteverde | Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino, Ara Mina

18. Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (2002–2003)

43 min | Drama

7.5
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This popular tale of the martial arts world, set in 14th century China, centers around two legendary wuxia weapons - the Dragon Slaying Sabre and the Heavenly Sword - whose wielder, legend ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Su, Alyssa Chia, Tielin Zhang, Phyllis Quek

19. Tunay na tunay: Gets mo? Gets ko! (2000)

106 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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For years, mob boss Don Julio (Efren Reyes Jr.) has been the target of police investigation, led by honest cop Col. Alano (Gammy Viray). Quite a number of police deep penetration agents (... See full summary »

Writers: Dindo Perez, Debbie Cimafranca, Mari Mariano | Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Robin Padilla, Jolina Magdangal, Vic Diaz, Efren Reyes Jr.

20. Taiji Prodigy (2001– )

Drama

7.8
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This drama relates the many youthful adventures and relationships of easy-going and talented Zhang Jun Bao, who later in life, as Zhang San Feng, founds the Wudang sect of martial arts based on the taiji form he develops.

Stars: Dicky Cheung, Bingbing Li, Alec Su, Ruby Lin

21. Chopsuey (2007)

102 min | Drama

6.3
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Writer: Romualdo Avellanosa | Director: Cathy Camarillo | Stars: Piolo Pascual, Andrea Del Rosario, Dimples Romana, Krista Ranillo

22. Ako legal wife: Mano po 4? (2005)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Writers: Roy Iglesias, Lily Y. Monteverde | Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Cherry Pie Picache, Rufa Mae Quinto, Jay Manalo

23. Mano po 5: Gua ai di (I love you) (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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A culinary romance set in Binondo, where Chinese traditions are still very much observed, Mano Po 5: Gua Ay Di is a touching story of how a young Chinese woman fights for the man she loves.... See full summary »

Writers: Lily Y. Monteverde, Andrew Paredes, Dode Cruz, Abi Parayno | Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez, Christian Bautista, Lorna Tolentino

24. Mano po III: My Love (2004)

119 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Anti-crime crusader Lilia Chiong Yang seems to have everything a woman could want and need: a husband who pampers her; children whom any parent would be proud of; and the respect & ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Iglesias, Lily Y. Monteverde, Joel Lamangan | Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Eddie Garcia, Sheryl Cruz

25. Accepted (2012)

11 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Daan Vree | Director: Daan Vree | Stars: Teresa Tsung, Aaron Wan, Dewi Reijs, Stijn Kieft

26. The Legendary Siblings (1999– )

Drama

6.9
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Xiao Yu Er and Hua Wuque, twin sons of adventurer Jiang Feng and the slave girl Hua Yuenu, are separated at birth when their parents are killed. Xiao Yu'er, initially in the care of Jiang ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Lin, Alec Su, Kwok-Pong Chan, Vivian Chan

27. Super, Girls! (2007)

73 min | Documentary

7.3
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SUPER, GIRLS! follows ten female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China's biggest television show. The Chinese equivalent of "American Idol," the "Super Girls ... See full summary »

Director: Yi Jian

28. Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks (2011)

11 min | Short, Action, Comedy

6.8
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A traditional Chinese father struggles to cope with his son's homosexuality, which then takes an absurd and comical turn for the worse.

Writer: Alex Chu | Director: Alex Chu | Stars: Derek Lui, Jim Lau, Elijah Rock, Martin De Boer

29. Kang ding qing ge (2010)

Drama

5.9
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This romantic drama, named for the famous Kangding folk song, focuses on the lasting love between Li Sujie, a young Han Chinese engineer, and Dawa, a Tibetan serf. The couple meet in 1950 ... See full summary »

Writer: Ping Zhu | Director: Ping Jiang | Stars: Alec Su, Wenpei Ju, Qixing Aisin-Gioro, Zhengjun He

30. Close Encounter of Mahjong (2011)

78 min | Crime

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A refreshing Chinese dark comedy.

Writer: Donald Li | Director: Donald Li | Stars: Jn Hu, Adam Palin, Ke Tang, Alan Wei

31. Laoyou Rice Noodles (2013)

Documentary, Short

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Introduce Nanning, China popular food Laoyou Rice noodles.

Writer: Chao Gao | Director: Chao Gao

32. Reunion (I) (2008)

16 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A troubled teenager struggles to find her identity while coping with her alcoholic mother and a father she has just met.

Writer: Michael Dwyer | Director: Natalia Fernandez | Stars: Najarra Townsend, Jorge Borrelli, JoBeth Prince, Frieda Jane

33. Reunion (III) (2008)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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The Wang family gathers for the annual Chinese New Year's Eve Reunion Dinner. As the dinner progresses, the family's dysfunctional dynamics expose their hierarchy and power structure, as well as each family member's flaws.

Writers: Jaclyn Chan, Marcia Ong | Director: Marcia Ong | Stars: Catherine Sng, Erica Lai, Dana Lam, Vincent Tee

34. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: China's Lost Girls (2004)

Documentary

7.6
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Lisa Ling examines China's reproductive policies as she follows a group of families who travel there in order to adopt a baby girl.

Writer: Scott Bronstein | Director: Allan Myers | Stars: Lisa Foaken, Richard Foaken, Denise Hall, Marissa Hall

35. Cake Boss (2009– )
Episode: Chinese, Culture & Cannolis (2009)

TV-PG | Family, Reality-TV

7.0
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The team has a unique and challenging cake to make, a traditional Chinese dragon cake for a dragon boat racing team. It's also a big week at the bakery preparing hundreds of cannoli shells for the annual $.25 Throw Back Cannoli.

Stars: Buddy Valastro, Tony Albanese, Frankie Amato Jr., Maddalena Castano

36. Schwarz Rot Gold (1982–1995)
Episode: Mission Honkong (1994)

90 min | Crime

7.3
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Writer: Dieter Meichsner | Director: Theo Mezger | Stars: Uwe Friedrichsen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen, Edgar Bessen