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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.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 70,912 | Gross: $43.98M

2. Coming Home (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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81 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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Tao Guo

Votes: 2,957 | Gross: $0.38M

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.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Votes: 17,921 | Gross: $5.22M

4. Red Corner (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

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

Votes: 13,120 | Gross: $22.42M

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.

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

Votes: 6,329 | Gross: $0.53M

6. 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 »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 6,137 | Gross: $4.81M

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.

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

Votes: 25,056 | Gross: $3.43M

8. 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.

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

Votes: 6,830 | Gross: $1.50M

9. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, 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.

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

Votes: 10,571 | Gross: $1.28M

10. The Three-Body Problem: I (2017)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A nanomaterials expert sees a mysterious countdown superimposed in his field of vision and finds himself under military investigation. To unravel the mystery, he enters the VR game "Three ... See full summary »

Director: Fanfan Zhang | Stars: Shaofeng Feng, Jingchu Zhang, Gang Wu, Yan Tang

11. 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.

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

Votes: 2,184 | Gross: $0.02M

12. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,539

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

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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69 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,062 | Gross: $1.00M

14. 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.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yu Xia, Xiaogang Feng, Le Geng, Dong Han

Votes: 2,522

15. 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.

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

Votes: 3,806 | Gross: $0.67M

16. 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 »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Xueqi Wang, Bai Xue, Quiang Liu, Tuo Tan

Votes: 1,549

17. Trilogy of Lust (1995)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A sensitive poor girl gets sold to a moronic fish dealer who wants to do some perverse sexual practices with her. However, she falls in love with a young gardener boy and both start having ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 82

18. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,016 | Gross: $0.36M

19. Chung Kuo - Cina (1973)

207 min | Documentary

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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 »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Star: Giuseppe Rinaldi

Votes: 498

20. A Beautiful Mistake (2010)

110 min | Drama

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A delightful and painful tale of losing the innocence of childhood in the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution. When a young boy accidentally discovers a hole in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Wei Hao, Hui Zhou Lu | Stars: Rui Xuan Chen, Lu Zhou Wu, Liping You, Xin Zhang

Votes: 6

21. 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 »

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

Votes: 946

22. The Sun Also Rises (2007)

116 min | Drama, Fantasy

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 »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Joan Chen, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Jaycee Chan

Votes: 1,290

23. Red Amnesia (2014)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Deng is a stubborn retired widow who spends her days caring about her two grown up sons and her elderly mother, despite her family efforts to stop her. But her daily routine starts derailing when she keeps receiving anonymous calls..

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Zhong Lü, Yuanzheng Feng, Hailu Qin, Hao Qin

Votes: 332

24. Joy of Learning (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 518

25. From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1979)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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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: 337

26. 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.

Director: Mac Carter | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Lynda Carter, Bryan Singer, Sam Huntington

Votes: 956

27. 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 »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Sammi Cheng, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu, Daniel Wu

Votes: 357

28. Hibiscus Town (1986)

164 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Wen Jiang, Linian Liu, Xiaoqing Liu, Ning Xu

Votes: 421

29. 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: 228

30. 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 »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Joan Chen, Zhang Fan, Ge Gao, Wang Haidi

Votes: 608 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Morning Sun (2003 TV Movie)

117 min | Documentary

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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 »

Directors: Geramie Barmé, Richard Gordon, Carma Hinton | Stars: Qing Jiang, Nanyang Li, Rui Li, Shao-Chi Liu

Votes: 98

32. 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 »

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

Votes: 885 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Shadow of China (1989)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama

6.2
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A Chinese political refugee tries to make his way to the top as a businessman in Hong Kong while his former radicalism is transformed into cynicism. His past comes back to haunt him.

Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi | Stars: John Lone, Kôichi Satô, Sammi Davis, Vivian Wu

Votes: 108

34. 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.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 569 | Gross: $0.58M

35. Moving the Mountain (1994)

83 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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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: 87 | Gross: $0.04M

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

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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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: 59

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

120 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documental essay started by Mikhail Romm before he deceased. Finished by his students Elem Klimov and Marlen Khutsiev, it includes personal recordings from Romm's diary.

Directors: Mikhail Romm, Marlen Khutsiev, Elem Klimov | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Martin Bormann, Albert Einstein, Francisco Franco

Votes: 80

38. Dongfang hong (1965)

117 min | Musical

7.6
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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: 70

39. Legend of Tianyun Mountain (1980)

126 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Jianlan Shi, Fuli Wang, Shi Wei-Jian, Xuemin Hong

Votes: 93

40. Bamboo in Winter (1991)

58 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 38

41. Traces of a Dragon (2003)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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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: Jackie Chan, Kristina Cepraga, Yuk-Lan Chan, Gui-Lan Chen

Votes: 109

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

120 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Directors: David Davis, Stephen Talbot | Stars: Paul Herlinger, Muhammad Ali, Robert Bork, Susan Brownmiller

Votes: 62

43. Women in Rock (1986 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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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: 10

44. What the Future Sounded Like (2007)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.8
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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: 41

45. Watermarks: Three Letters from China (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

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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.

Director: Luc Schaedler

Votes: 23

46. Turning Point 1977 (2009)

110 min | Drama

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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 »

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

Votes: 44

47. Waking the Green Tiger (2011)

78 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 17

48. The Monkey Kid (1995)

95 min | Family, Drama

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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 »

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

Votes: 21

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

98 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 110

50. A Tale of Two Donkeys (2008)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Dawei Li | Stars: Jing Bai, Zhang Wen, Hong Yue

Votes: 42