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1. 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.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 63,925

2. Coming Home (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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62 Metascore

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.

Writers: Geling Yan, Jingzhi Zou | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Tao Guo

Votes: 1,502

3. 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

Votes: 15,772

4. Red Corner (1997)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.

Writer: Robert King | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann

Votes: 12,253

5. Max (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.6
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56 Metascore

A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler.

Writer: Menno Meyjes | Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker

Votes: 6,106

6. M. Butterfly (1993)

R | 101 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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43 Metascore

In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

Writer: David Henry Hwang | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson

Votes: 6,304

7. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Writer: Denys Arcand | Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 23,751

8. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Sardi, Cunxin Li | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 5,735

9. Filth and Wisdom (2008)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.6
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26 Metascore

A comedy centered on three flatmates living desperate lives in London.

Writers: Madonna, Dan Cadan | Director: Madonna | Stars: Eugene Hutz, Holly Weston, Vicky McClure, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 2,099

10. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Writers: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 849

11. The Blue Kite (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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On Dry Well Lane in Beijing in 1953, Chen Shujuan and Lin Shaolong marry. A year later their son, nicknamed Tietou (Iron Head), is born. The Party is everywhere: Mao's photograph, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,854

12. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 10,067

13. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010 Video)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Writer: Mac Carter | Director: Mac Carter | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Lynda Carter, Zack Snyder, Bryan Singer

Votes: 833

14. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter.

Writers: Sijie Dai, Nadine Perront | Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu, Shuangbao Wang

Votes: 3,670

15. If Not Us, Who? (2011)

124 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany... See full synopsis »

Writers: Gerd Koenen, Andres Veiel | Director: Andres Veiel | Stars: August Diehl, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling, Thomas Thieme

Votes: 866

16. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

210 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre, who is idle and chauvinist, spends his days reading, drinking and shagging ... See full summary »

Writer: Jean Eustache | Director: Jean Eustache | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

Votes: 3,163

17. Yellow Earth (1984)

89 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns... See full summary »

Writers: Kaige Chen, Lan Ke, Ziliang Zhang | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Xueqi Wang, Bai Xue, Quiang Liu, Tuo Tan

Votes: 1,408

18. Trilogy of Lust (1995)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Writers: Julie Lee, Siu-Pang Lee | Directors: Julie Lee, Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Julie Lee, Wai-Dik Chan, Wai-Lan Chan, Kwok-Yuen Cheung

Votes: 81

19. Chung Kuo - Cina (1973)

207 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrea Barbato | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Star: Giuseppe Rinaldi

Votes: 457

20. The Sun Also Rises (2007)

116 min | Drama

7.1
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Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, ... See full summary »

Writers: Shixing Guo, Wen Jiang, Ping Shu, Mi Ye | Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Joan Chen, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Jaycee Chan

Votes: 1,187

21. In the Heat of the Sun (1994)

134 min | Drama, History

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

Writers: Wen Jiang, Shuo Wang | Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yu Xia, Xiaogang Feng, Le Geng, Wen Jiang

Votes: 2,222

22. Joy of Learning (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 462

23. All in This Tea (2007)

70 min | Documentary

7.2
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During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. ... See full summary »

Directors: Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht | Stars: David Lee Hoffman, Song Diefeng, Werner Herzog, Angela Justice

Votes: 210

24. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Writers: Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd, Sue Peosay | Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 567

25. Sunflower (2005)

129 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and ... See full summary »

Writers: Shangjun Cai, Xin Huo, Yang Zhang | Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Joan Chen, Zhang Fan, Ge Gao, Wang Haidi

Votes: 597

26. Everlasting Regret (2005)

115 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally ... See full summary »

Writers: Anyi Wang, Elmond Yeung | Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Sammi Cheng, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu, Daniel Wu

Votes: 350

27. Electric Shadows (2004)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in... See full summary »

Writers: Qingsong Cheng, Jiang Xiao | Director: Jiang Xiao | Stars: Yu Xia, Haibin Li, Yijing Zhang, Zhongyang Qi

Votes: 858

28. From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1981)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Isaac Stern's cultural tour of China is seen, with the master violinist performing and mentoring young Chinese musicians. He visits rehearsals of the Peking Opera, meeting with their ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Isaac Stern, David Golub, Li Delun, Ching-Ling Soong

Votes: 328

29. Hibiscus Town (1986)

164 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Writers: Cheng Ah, Hua Gu, Jin Xie | Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Wen Jiang, Linian Liu, Xiaoqing Liu, Ning Xu

Votes: 379

30. I vsyo-taki ya veryu... (1974)

120 min | Documentary

6.9
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Writers: Solomon Zenin, Aleksandr Novogrudsky, Mikhail Romm | Directors: Mikhail Romm, Marlen Khutsiev, Elem Klimov | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Martin Bormann, Albert Einstein, Francisco Franco

Votes: 65

31. Troubled Laughter (1979)

92 min

7.2
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The film depicts the conflicting and queasy state of those who are left behind while many others go overseas. Nai Qing is one of them left behind. Her husband goes to San Francisco. She ... See full summary »

Writers: Xue Qin, Yanjin Yang | Directors: Yimin Deng, Yanjin Yang | Stars: Mu Bai, Zhi Cheng, Hengzhi Fu, Fei Gong

Votes: 19

32. Bamboo in Winter (1991)

58 min | Drama

7.6
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Choi returns from Chinese university to her village, wondering where the government will place her and what her life will be... See full synopsis »

Writer: Bill Myers | Director: Bill Myers | Stars: Roy Chiao, Dennis Chan, Crystal Kwok, Sai-Kit Yung

Votes: 32

33. Moving the Mountain (1994)

83 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jin-Ming Zhang, Yi-Ming Huang, Yi-fen Kan, Ke-Hsi Hsiang

Votes: 84

34. Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family (2003)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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A surprising look at the past of movie star Jackie Chan and the difficulties of Chinese families during the Culture Revolution.

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Kristina Cepraga, Jackie Chan, Fang Daolong, Lung Ti

Votes: 113

35. Paul McCartney in Red Square (2003 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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As the rock musician performs in Russia, the story of the Beatles' revolutionary impact on the Soviet Union is told.

Director: Mark Haefeli | Stars: Paul McCartney, Brian Ray, David Frost, Seva Gakkel

Votes: 56

36. Tian yun shan chuan qi (1980)

Drama

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Writer: Yanzhou Lu | Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Jianlan Shi, Fuli Wang, Weijian Shi, Xuemin Hong

Votes: 90

37. Morning Sun (2003 TV Movie)

117 min | Documentary

8.2
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76 Metascore

About the shifting, unpredictable currents behind the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this documentary shows the various phases of the 12 years from 1964 through the purging of the Gang of ... See full summary »

Writers: Geramie Barmé, John Crowley, Carma Hinton | Directors: Geramie Barmé, Richard Gordon, Carma Hinton | Stars: Qing Jiang, Nanyang Li, Rui Li, Shao-chi Liu

Votes: 93

38. The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Writers: David Davis, Stephen Talbot | Directors: David Davis, Stephen Talbot | Stars: Paul Herlinger, Muhammad Ali, Robert Bork, Susan Brownmiller

Votes: 60

39. Qing chun ji (1986)

92 min | Drama

7.0
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A young girl from the city is sent out to work in a village of Dai people in China's cultural revolution. Here she learns to enjoy being young and gains a new outlook on life.

Writers: Manling Zhang, Nuanxing Zhang | Director: Nuanxing Zhang | Stars: Yuanzheng Feng, Fengxu Li

Votes: 62

40. Women in Rock (1986 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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Interviews, rare concert footage and music videos featuring ladies who rock.

Directors: Thomas D. Adelman, Stephanie Bennett | Stars: Pat Benatar, Sonny Bono, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash

Votes: 11

41. Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution (2006 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

7.5
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Writers: Nicolas Bertrand, Nader T. Homayoun | Director: Nader T. Homayoun | Stars: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Bahram Beizai, Farokh Ghafari, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 101

42. Dongfang hong (1965)

117 min | Musical

7.5
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The evolution of the People's Republic of China is told in this spectacular song and dance production, 'Dongfang hong' or 'The East is Red'. Vast, solemn, and glorifying the progress ... See full summary »

Director: Ping Wang

Votes: 60

43. Waking the Green Tiger (2011)

78 min | Documentary, History, News

7.1
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Seen through the eyes of activist, farmers and journalists, Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze river in southwestern ... See full summary »

Writer: Gary Marcuse | Director: Gary Marcuse | Stars: David Hewlett, Jianqiang Liu, Jun Ma, Geping Qu

Votes: 16

44. The Monkey Kid (1995)

95 min | Family, Drama

8.1
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The Monkey Kid is the story of a nine year-old girl's daily life in Beijing, 1970, during the mid-stage of the Cultural Revolution. Her parents, deemed "intellectuals" by the state, have ... See full summary »

Writer: Xiao-Yen Wang | Director: Xiao-Yen Wang | Stars: Fu Di, Shu Fang, Yang Guang, Yang Lin

Votes: 19

45. Turning Point 1977 (2009)

110 min | Drama

6.3
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Set at the close of the Cultural Revolution, Turning Point 1977 tells the story of a group of young idealists battling for the right to return home and restart their lives after years of ... See full summary »

Writers: Gu Bai, Jiang Haiyan | Director: Jiang Haiyan | Stars: Haiying Sun, Xuebing Wang, Zhou Xianxin, Youliang Zhao

Votes: 43

46. Transmission 6-10 (2009)

123 min | Documentary, News

8.8
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An expose of Genocide taking place in China against the spiritual movement Falun Gong, which was incorrectly defined by the CCP as an 'evil cult'. Survivors of slave labour, brainwashing, ... See full summary »

Creator: Jamie Pearce | Directors: Andrew Moody, Jamie Pearce | Stars: Ethan Gutmann, Albert Ho, Annie Yang, Charles Lee

Votes: 36

47. Watermarks: Three Letters from China (2013)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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Based on three different places, the film portrays the infractions to which people living in modern day China are subjected due to rapid developments: in the deceptively idyllic Jiuxiancun ... See full summary »

Writer: Luc Schaedler | Director: Luc Schaedler

Votes: 20

48. What the Future Sounded Like (2007)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.7
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From Dr Who to The Dark Side of the Moon to modern day dance music, the pioneering members of the Electronic Music Studios radically changed the sound-scape of the 20th Century. What the ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Bate

Votes: 39

49. Beate Uhse - Eine deutsche Karriere (1999 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Writer: Raymond Ley | Director: Raymond Ley | Stars: Günter Amendt, Oswalt Kolle, Beate Uhse

50. Stardust Stricken - Mohsen Makhmalbaf: A Portrait (1996)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

5.6
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Director: Houshang Golmakani | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Dariush Arjmand, Ezzatolah Entezami, Mehdi Hashemi

Votes: 24