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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.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 120,321 | Gross: $102.18M

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.

Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Brandon Merrill

Votes: 98,617 | Gross: $56.93M

3. 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 »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 23,159 | Gross: $0.13M

4. 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: 18,171 | Gross: $5.22M

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

Votes: 21,321 | Gross: $2.60M

6. 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.

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

Votes: 2,769 | Gross: $0.03M

7. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, 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: Zhang Yimou | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 12,020 | Gross: $2.33M

8. Wi-heom-han gyan-gye (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang, Ziyi Zhang, Shawn Dou

Votes: 1,506

9. Tian zhu ding (2013)

133 min | Drama

7.2
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77 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: 7,159 | Gross: $0.09M

10. Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

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

3.9
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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.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Chia-Hui Liu, Mithun Chakraborty

Votes: 6,062 | Gross: $0.92M

11. 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.

Director: Zhang Yimou | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

Votes: 4,280 | Gross: $0.25M

12. 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.

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

Votes: 425

13. The Lost Empire (2001 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 150 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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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 »

Stars: Thomas Gibson, Bai Ling, Russell Wong, Ric Young

Votes: 1,375

14. The Maid (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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 »

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

Votes: 1,006

15. Hak kuen (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.

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

Votes: 1,485

16. Yan zhi kou (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 »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man, Emily Chu

Votes: 1,389

17. 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 »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tian-Lu Li, Giong Lim, Kuei-Chung Cheng, Chien-ru Huang

Votes: 1,240

18. Bian Lian (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 »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Zhaoji Jia, Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao, Renying Zhou

Votes: 2,796 | Gross: $1.10M

19. Pavilion of Women (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance, War

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.

Director: Ho Yim | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Sau Sek, John Cho

Votes: 885 | Gross: $0.04M

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

108 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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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 »

Director: Hu Guan | Stars: Ye Liu, Hanyu Zhang, Bo Huang, Jing Liang

Votes: 443

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 »

Director: Ann Hu | Stars: Jared Harris, Yu Xia, Yufei Xing, Peiqi Liu

Votes: 677 | Gross: $0.15M

22. Er di (2003)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 205

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 »

Director: Clara Law | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Pui-Wai Li, Choi Siu Wan, Maki Kiuchi

Votes: 260

24. Hong yan (2005)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 221

25. Biandan, guniang (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 »

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

Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Fleeing by Night (2000)

119 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Li-Kong Hsu, Chi Yin | Stars: Rene Liu, Lei Huang, Chao-te Yin, Leon Dai

Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Hua Mu Lan (1964)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Director: Feng Yueh | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Han Chin, Kam-Tong Chan, Ming Chao

Votes: 47

28. Printemps perdu (1990)

92 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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Yen Yuejun works as a truck driver in Mongolia and marries Ling Ling but his love for her has to be sacrificed because of his passion for Chinese opera.

Director: Alain Mazars | Stars: Jiaqing Ding, Ping Ru, Xiaochuan Song, Hua Xu

Votes: 6

29. Kan hai de ri zi (1983)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 26

30. Long cheng zheng yue (1997)

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

Votes: 39

31. Yi sheng yi tai xi (1998)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of a part-time opera troupe in coastal Fujian province of China and their struggles.

Director: Allen Fong | Stars: Winston Chao, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chun-cheng You, Jing-ping Zeng

Votes: 10

32. Jiang hu xing (1973)

85 min | Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Director: Tseng-Chai Chang | Stars: Lily Ho, Danny Lee, Feng Ku, Ho-Chiang Chen

Votes: 14

33. Ci lang zhou (1976)

91 min | Drama, Musical

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

34. Li hou zhu (1968)

133 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Sun-Fung Lee | Stars: Kim-Fai Yam, Xuexian Bai, Kam-Tong Chan, Sing-Fai Cheung

35. Xin chen san wu niang (1967)

97 min | Musical, Romance

5.3
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Director: Li Kao | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Yin Fang, Allison Chang Yen, Hao Chen

Votes: 6

36. Hong ling lei (1965)

122 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Chen Lo | Stars: Li Hua Li, Ivy Ling Po, Shan Kwan, Miao Ching

37. Lian suo (1967)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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Director: Chun Yen | Stars: Hsi Chang, Hsiung Chao, Kuang Chao Chiang, Wen Chin

Votes: 7

38. Striking the King (1964)

Musical

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Director: Fung Wong

39. Hun duan nai he tian (1966)

Musical

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

40. Nian ni ru xi (1997)

43 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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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 »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Star: Stanley Kwan

Votes: 12

41. Jiyuan qiaohe (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 »

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

Votes: 159

42. Two Heroes (1961)

Musical

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Stars: Heung Kam Lee, Pik-Wan Tang

43. The Empire and the Beauty (1964)

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

97 min | Drama, Musical

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

45. Wan e yin wei shou (1963)

Drama, Musical

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Director: Shizeng Xinma | Stars: An Banri, Nü Fenghuang, Kwanlai Ng, Shizeng Xinma

46. Huo hai sheng zi qi (1962)

115 min | Musical

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Director: Hok Sing Wong | Stars: Bingrong Mai, Nü Fenghuang, Chin-Sui Wong, Ho Kau Chan

47. Mian si jin pai (1968)

111 min

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Director: Fan Yeung | Star: Nü Fenghuang

48. The Orphan Saved the Adoptive Mother (1960)

Musical

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Star: Nü Fenghuang

49. Qingguan zhan jiefu (1958)

Drama

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Director: See Luk Chow | Stars: Yanfen Fang, Nü Fenghuang, Cibo Liang, Jianlang Luo

50. Xiao gan luo bai xiang (1961)

Musical

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