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1. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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31 Metascore

In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.

Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

2. Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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77 Metascore

A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.

Writers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough | Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Brandon Merrill

3. Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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59 Metascore

In Shanghai, an aging socialite's infatuation with her ex-boyfriend manifests itself as a risky game, where her former lover agrees to seduce, then abandon a naive young woman.

Writers: Choderlos de Laclos, Geling Yan | Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang, Ziyi Zhang, Shawn Dou

4. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Writers: Billy Shebar, Shi-Zheng Chen | Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

5. The Warlords (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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70 Metascore

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Writers: Tin Nam Chun, Junli Guo, Jiping He, Jianxin Huang, Yuet-Jan Hui, Oi Wah Lam, Lan Xu, James Yuen | Directors: Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

6. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Writers: Yimou Zhang, Jingzhi Zou, Bin Wang | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

7. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that ... See full summary »

Writers: Wei Lu, Hua Yu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

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.

Writers: Pik Wah Lee, Wei Lu | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

9. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama

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.

Writers: Su Tong, Ni Zhen | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

10. The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel (2013)

108 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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During Second Sino-Japanese War, China suffered from cholera outbreak because Japanese uses it as an biological weapon. Four Chinese agents captures a Japanese scientist and his bodyguard ... See full summary »

Writers: Run Nian Dong, Hu Guan | Director: Hu Guan | Stars: Ye Liu, Hanyu Zhang, Bo Huang, Jing Liang

11. Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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44 Metascore

An action-comedy about a simple cook from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient peasant warrior Liu Shengh by residents of an oppressed Chinese village.

Writers: Rajat Arora, Bohemia, Kailash Kher, Shridhar Raghavan | Director: Nikhil Advani | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Chia-Hui Liu, Mithun Chakraborty

12. The Maid (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

5.9
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"Every year, for thirty days during the lunar seventh month, the Chinese believe that the gates of hell are thrown open. Vengeful spirits or hungry ghosts wander among the living, seeking ... See full summary »

Writer: Kelvin Tong | Director: Kelvin Tong | Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Huifang Hong, Benny Soh, Zhenwei Guan

13. Pavilion of Women (2001)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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26 Metascore

With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.

Writers: Pearl S. Buck, Luo Yan, Paul Collins | Director: Ho Yim | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Sau Sek, John Cho

14. The Lost Empire (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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American journalist Nick Orton is caught up in the world of Chinese gods and monsters while on a search for the long lost manuscript to 'Hsi Yu Chi' (The Journey to the West) by Wu Ch'eng ... See full summary »

Writer: David Henry Hwang | Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Thomas Gibson, Bai Ling, Russell Wong, Ric Young

15. The Puppetmaster (1993)

142 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers. During World War II the Japanese... See full summary »

Writers: T'ien-wen Chu, Tianlu Li, Nien-Jen Wu | Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tianlu Li, Giong Lim, Ming Hwa Bai, Kuei-Chung Cheng

16. The King of Masks (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »

Writers: Wengui Chen, Minglun Wei | Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao, Renying Zhou, Xu Zhu

17. Rouge (1987)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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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. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Writers: Kang Chien Chiu, Pik Wah Lee | Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man, Emily Chu

18. Fatal Contact (2006)

110 min | Action

6.6
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A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.

Writer: Dennis Law | Director: Dennis Law | Stars: Jacky Wu, Ronald Cheng, Miki Yeung, Theresa Fu

19. 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

20. Drifters (2003)

120 min | Drama

6.6
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The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, ... See full summary »

Writer: Xiaoshuai Wang | Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Yihong Duan, Yan Shu, Zhi-Liang Wang, Yiwei Zhao

21. Shadow Magic (2000)

PG | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Zhang-Lun Chen, Ann Hu, Dan Huang, Huaizhuo Liu, Bob McAndrew, Kate Raisz, Louyi Tang, Shiqiang Zuo | Director: Ann Hu | Stars: Jared Harris, Yu Xia, Yufei Xing, Peiqi Liu

22. Dam Street (2005)

93 min | Drama

6.8
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Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's ... See full summary »

Writers: Li Fang, Yu Li | Director: Yu Li | Stars: Xingrao Huang, Kechun Li, Yi Liu, Yizhu Wang

23. Qiu yue (1992)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Twentysomething Japanese tourist, Tokio, comes to Hong Kong looking for good cusine. He does all that the tourist is expected to do, but is disappointed with the food so far. By chance, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Eddie Ling-Ching Fong | Director: Clara Law | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Pui-Wai Li, Choi Siu Wan, Maki Kiuchi

24. Chicken Rice War (2000)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Two young lovers are caught in the tangle of an inter-family feud. The subject that sparked it off is none other than chicken rice. Both families have been in the chicken rice business for ... See full summary »

Writer: Chee Kong Cheah | Director: Chee Kong Cheah | Stars: Pierre Png, May Yee Lum, Catherine Sng, Gary Yuen

25. Fleeing by Night (2000)

119 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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51 Metascore

Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the unsettling relationship between three characters. Ing'er, the daughter of a theatre-owner, welcomes the return of Shao-dung, her fiancee and... See full summary »

Writers: Hui-Ling Wang, Ming-xia Wang | Directors: Li-Kong Hsu, Chi Yin | Stars: Rene Liu, Lei Huang, Chao-te Yin, Leon Dai

26. Woman General Mulan Hua (1964)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Writers: Anna Fei, Chien-Li Tung, Feng Yueh | Director: Feng Yueh | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Han Chin, Kam-Tong Chan, Ming Chao

27. So Close to Paradise (1998)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

Two young farm workers, who like millions of others, leave their village to seek their fortunes in the city. Each chose a vastly different path to make it and become embroiled in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ming Pang, Xiaoshuai Wang | Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Tong Wang, Yu Shi, Tao Guo, Tao Wu

28. A Flower in the Rainy Night (1983)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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A girl, who was sold by her stepfather at the age of 14, has had been a prostitute for 14 years. Her family, despite enjoying a comfortable life with her help, avoids her. She thus decides ... See full summary »

Writer: Chunming Huang | Director: Toon Wang | Stars: Hsiao-Fen Lu, Yu Feng Ma, Lung Fang, Hou Tao Hsiao

29. Long cheng zheng yue (1997)

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Director: Fengliang Yang | Stars: Ruyan Chang, Xian Gao, Xiaozong Liu, Lan Shun

30. The Empire and the Beauty (1964)

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Writer: Zhuo Pan

31. Jiang hu xing (1973)

85 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Kuang Ni, Xu Xu | Director: Tseng-Chai Chang | Stars: Lily Ho, Danny Lee, Feng Ku, Shao Lun Chiang

32. Hun duan nai he tian (1966)

Musical

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Writer: Li Kao | Director: Li Kao | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Hsiang Chun Li, Ming Lei, Hsiung Chao

33. A Little Life-Opera (1998)

103 min | Drama

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The story of a part-time opera troupe in coastal Fujian province of China and their struggles.

Writers: Kin Chung Chan, Chi-zhe Chen | Director: Allen Fong | Stars: Winston Chao, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chun-cheng You, Jing-ping Zeng

34. Li hou zhu (1968)

Drama, Musical

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Director: Sun-Fung Lee | Stars: Xuexian Bai, Kam-Tong Chan, Cibo Liang, Xingbo Liang

35. Kelian nu (1959)

Drama

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Writer: Weiguang Jiang | Director: Weiguang Jiang | Stars: Xuexian Bai, An Banri, Siutong So, Kim-Fai Yam

36. Lian suo (1967)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

4.9
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Writers: Kang Cheng, Feng Huang | Director: Chun Yen | Stars: Hsi Chang, Hsiung Chao, Kuang Chao Chiang, Wen Chin

37. Mian si jin pai (1968)

111 min

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Writer: Yuen-Man Lee | Director: Fan Yeung | Star: Nü Fenghuang

38. Ci lang zhou (1976)

91 min | Drama, Musical

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Writer: Yuen Chor | Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Chan-tung Chan, Kwok Kuen Chan, Shih-Ou Chang, Chok Chow Cheung

39. Wa Is for Wayang (2011)

40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A boy loses a kiddie bet and as a forfeit, finds himself facing a challenge to learn Chinese Opera in three weeks. The catch is: he is not Chinese! Can he master the art when all odds are ... See full summary »

Writer: Raymond Tan | Director: Raymond Tan | Stars: Denzyl Y Dharma, Sankari Elavalahan, Boon Keng Lim, Hu Chen Liu

40. Xin chen san wu niang (1967)

97 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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Writer: Di Yi Chen | Director: Li Kao | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Yin Fang, Allison Chang Yen, Hao Chen

41. Still Love You After All These (1997)

43 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Stanley Kwan's view in this film is both personal and collective memories towards Hong Kong in 1997. He cites one famous line from Cantonese opera "Princess Chang Ping", "I deny, I deny, ... See full summary »

Writer: Elmond Yeung | Director: Stanley Kwan | Star: Stanley Kwan

42. Xiao gan luo bai xiang (1961)

Musical

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Writer: Qiuhua Pang | Director: Fung Fung | Stars: Kam-Tong Chan, Josephine Siao

43. Hong ling lei (1965)

122 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writer: Zhen Luo | Director: Zhen Luo | Stars: Miao Ching, Tan Fan, Julia Hsia, Feng Ku

44. Di qing san qu zhen zhu qi (1968)

97 min | Drama, Musical

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Writer: Qiuhua Pang | Director: Kea Tso | Stars: Connie Chan, Kui-On Lee, Man-Biu Bak, Sing-Fei Cheung

45. Two Heroes (1961)

Musical

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Writer: Shanren Liang | Stars: Heung Kam Lee, Pik-Wan Tang

46. Xiong xin tai zi (1965)

Musical

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Director: Fung Wong | Stars: Chi Chou, Cibo Liang, Kwanlai Ng

47. Shenyan Emei (1940)

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Directors: Chi-Kong Fung, Chung-Ho Hung | Stars: Pak Kui-Wing, Suet-Fei Leong, Chor-San Wong, Tam Siu-Fung

48. Xiao Gan Luo bai xiang da jie ju (1962)

Musical

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Director: Fung Fung | Stars: Kam-Tong Chan, Tat-wah Cho, Josephine Siao

49. Xi Shi (1960)

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Writers: Yuen-Man Lee, Chit Yeung | Director: Ji Zhu | Star: Xuexian Bai

50. Hong niang (1958)

106 min | Drama

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Writer: Jing Feng | Director: Tu Long | Stars: An Banri, Yanfen Fang, Hark-Sun Lau, Jianlang Luo