Most Popular Min Nan-Language Feature Films


1. Yi Yi (2000)

Not Rated | 173 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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92 Metascore

Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata, Kelly Lee

Votes: 12,934 | Gross: $0.24M

2. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.4
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90 Metascore

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang, Elaine Jin

Votes: 2,911

3. The Crossing (I) (2014)

129 min | Drama

6.1
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In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Hye-kyo Song, Xiaoming Huang

Votes: 722

4. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 9,243

5. Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter with whom she begins to fall for instead.

Director: Vincent Kok | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Emil Chau

Votes: 8,881

6. The Crossing 2 (2015)

131 min | Drama

5.9
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A story of three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, centered around the 1949 sinking of Taiping.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Frank M. Ahearn, Shan Cong, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jack Kao

Votes: 359

7. Three Times (2005)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

Votes: 4,243 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Our Times (2015)

134 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Love grows where it isn't expected in this endearing romantic comedy coming of age movie.

Director: Yu Shan Chen | Stars: Vivian Sung, Darren Wang, Joe Chen, Jerry Yan

Votes: 2,128

9. A City of Sadness (1989)

157 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Shu-fen Hsin, Sung Young Chen, Jack Kao

Votes: 2,719

10. Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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When three rebellious students leave their hometown to pursue their lifelong dreams in the big city, their relationships start to face the pressures of real life as the 1980s Taiwanese ... See full summary »

Director: Ya-che Yang | Stars: Hsiao-chuan Chang, Lun Mei Gwei, Rhydian Vaughan, Bryan Shu-Hao Chang

Votes: 952

11. The Terrorizers (1986)

109 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Cora Miao, Pao-Ming Ku, Wang An, Shih-Chieh Chin

Votes: 1,053

12. What Time Is It There? (2001)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time; as he watches ... See full summary »

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao

Votes: 3,572 | Gross: $0.19M

13. Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

106 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Chao-jung Chen, Chang-bin Jen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Invitation Only (2009)

95 min | Horror, Romance

4.9
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Five people arrive at a party, fully unaware that the special night is just a cover for an evening of torture and murder.

Director: Kevin Ko | Stars: Liz Yang, Lene Lai, Jerry Chih-Wei Huang, Ray Chang

Votes: 883

15. Kano (2014)

185 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

Director: Chih-Hsiang Ma | Stars: Togo Igawa, Masatoshi Nagase, Takao Ohsawa, Chiao Chiao

Votes: 1,577

16. The Tag-Along (2015)

93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A story about a video of a group of people going hiking and a mysterious little girl in a red dress following them.

Director: Wei-hao Cheng | Stars: Wei Ning Hsu, River Huang, Yin-Shang Liu, Po-Chou Chang

Votes: 343

17. Young Dragons: Kung Fu Kids (1986)

86 min | Comedy

7.1
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Ah Kuo, Xiao Yu and Chubby are three country bumpkins living in the mountains with their cantankerous grandfather, who teaches the boys about discipline, dedication and devotion through ... See full summary »

Director: Mei Chun Chang | Stars: Ching-Kuo Yan, Shiao-Hu Tso, Chung-Jung Chen, David Wu

Votes: 258

18. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

82 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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82 Metascore

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Tien Miao

Votes: 2,831 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Dust in the Wind (1986)

109 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shu-Fang Chen, Shu-fen Hsin, Lawrence Ko, Tian-Lu Li

Votes: 1,321

20. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for ... See full summary »

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Norman Atun, Pearlly Chua

Votes: 1,538 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Finding Mr. Right (2013)

121 min | Comedy

6.4
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50 Metascore

A woman from Beijing, pregnant with the child of her rich married boyfriend flies to Seattle in order to deliver the baby. There she meets another Chinese immigrant man working as a driver, even as she finds her life beginning to change.

Director: Xiaolu Xue | Stars: Wei Tang, Xiubo Wu, Hai-Qing, Hongmei Mai

Votes: 1,536 | Gross: $0.01M

22. A Confucian Confusion (1994)

125 min | Comedy

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Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Li-Mei Chen, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-wen Chen, Danny Deng

Votes: 439

23. Cape No. 7 (2008)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters.

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Van, Chie Tanaka, Min-Hsiung, Wei-min Ying

Votes: 2,689

24. Starry Starry Night (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

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Director: Tom Lin | Stars: Jiao Xu, Hui-Min Lin, Rene Liu, Harlem Yu

Votes: 858

25. Monga (2010)

140 min | Drama

6.9
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Set in 1980s Taiwan, after the end of military dictatorship, Monga centers around the troubled lives of five boys coming of age together. The narrator of the story, Mosquito, is invited to ... See full summary »

Director: Doze Niu | Stars: Ethan Juan, Mark Chao, Ju-Lung Ma, Chia-yen Ko

Votes: 1,946

26. Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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This is an extraordinary tale from over 2600 years ago, of a Prince who is endowed with everything he needs and more. Luxury, palaces and all hearts desires, are provided to him by his ... See full summary »

Director: Saman Weeraman | Stars: Gagan Malik, Anchal Singh, Ranjan Ramanayake, Anshu Malik

Votes: 138

27. Thanatos, Drunk (2015)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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They live in an old house on the fringe of Taipei City: Rat and his elder gay brother Shanghe. Two brothers look for jobs to survive while search for themselves and long for a foothold in ... See full summary »

Director: Tso-chi Chang | Stars: Hong-Chi Lee, Jen-Shuo Cheng, Shang-Ho Huang, Hsueh-Feng Lu

Votes: 253

28. Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple (1994)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Ashton Chen, Adam Cheng, Dicky Cheung, Yip Chuen-Chan

Votes: 190

29. Jigoku no banken: kerubersu (1991)

Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Takashi Matsuyama, Eaching Sue

Votes: 272

30. Taipei Story (1985)

110 min | Drama

7.6
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Lung, a former member of the national Little League team and now operator of an old-style fabric business, is never able to shake a longing for his past glory. One day, he runs into a forme... See full summary »

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Chin Tsai, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, I-Chen Ko, Su-Yun Ko

Votes: 357

31. Mahjong (1996)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Chen Chang, Nick Erickson, Kaizô Hayashi, Elaine Jin

Votes: 664

32. Rainy Dog (1997)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Li Wei Chang, Shih Chang, Xianmei Chen

Votes: 1,534

33. A Borrowed Life (1994)

167 min | Drama

7.3
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Autobiographical story about the life of a poor family in the Taiwanese countryside during the 1940s and 1950s as the Japanese rule of the island ends and nationalist forces of Kwomintang arrive when the Communists take the mainland.

Director: Nien-Jen Wu | Stars: Akio Chen, Jun Fu, Yung-Feng Lee, Ing-How Tan

Votes: 161

34. The Boys from Fengkuei (1983)

101 min | Drama

7.5
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Ah-Ching and his friends have just finished school in their island fishing village, and now spend most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them decide to go to the port city of ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chun-fang Chang, Shih Chang, Doze Niu, Chao P'eng-chue

Votes: 727

35. Touch of the Light (2012)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy.

Director: Jung-chi Chang | Stars: Sandrine Pinna, Yu-Siang Huang, Lieh Lee, Samantha Shu-Chin Ko

Votes: 708

36. 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: 1,219

37. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2013)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

A married man begins to question his sexual orientation as he and his wife consider having another child.

Director: Arvin Chen | Stars: Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Chin-Hang Shih, Kimi Hsia

Votes: 401

38. Jump Ashin! (2011)

126 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Director: Yu-Hsien Lin | Stars: Eddie Peng, Yi-Chen Lee, Lawrence Ko, Li-li Pan

Votes: 549

39. Love Love You (2015)

Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Director: Naphat Chaithiangthum | Stars: Atthaphan Poonsawas, Norrapat Sakulsong

Votes: 61

40. Hunting List (1994)

89 min | Action

5.5
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Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Ray Lui, Shu-fang Lu, Vivian Hsu, Lap-Man Tan

Votes: 98

41. The Arti: The Adventure Begins (2015)

Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Mo, the son of an inventor, and his wooden robot Arti desperately seek the natural force called the Origin, which once brought life to Arti, to save the mechanical man from shutting down ... See full summary »

Director: Huang Wen Chang | Stars: Ricky Hsiao, Hsiao-shun Hsu, Chia-chia Peng, Yan Pui

Votes: 40

42. Godspeed (2016)

111 min | Drama

7.0
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A Taiwanese drug smuggler catches a ride with the wrong cab driver.

Director: Mong-Hong Chung | Stars: Leon Dai, Na Dow, Michael Hui

Votes: 6

43. The Receptionist (2017)

100 min | Drama | Post-production

'The Receptionist' is a film based on an illegal massage parlour in London, and follows the lives of the employees and clients as seen through the eyes of a Taiwanese graduate employed as a receptionist.

Director: Jenny Lu | Stars: Josh Whitehouse, Lorraine Stanley, Teresa Daley, Daniel York

44. In Our Time (1982)

106 min | Drama

7.2
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Four short films from four different directors, spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Directors: Yi Chang, I-Chen Ko, Te-chen Tao, Edward Yang | Stars: Emily Y. Chang, Sylvia Chang, Chi Chen, Sheng-wen Lan

Votes: 218

45. Good Men, Good Women (1995)

108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan began with Beiqing Chengshi (1989), this film reveals the story through three levels: a film within a film as ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Annie Shizuka Inoh, Giong Lim, Jack Kao, Ah-Cheng

Votes: 788

46. 10+10 (2011)

114 min

6.5
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A collection twent short films by twenty different directors, all about Taiwan.

Directors: Sylvia Chang, Tso-chi Chang, Arvin Chen, Kuo-fu Chen, Yu-Hsun Chen, Wen-tang Cheng, Yu-Chieh Cheng, Yen-Ping Chu, Mong-Hong Chung, Leon Dai, Wi Ding Ho, Chi-jan Hou, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Ya-chuan Hsiao, Ko-shang Shen, Shaudi Wang, Toon Wang, Te-Sheng Wei, Nien-Jen Wu, Ya-che Yang | Stars: Chia-Jui Kou, Ming-shiou Tsai, Chi-Wen Hsieh, Riva Chang

Votes: 184

47. Fujian Blue (2007)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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In the wake of China's open-door policy in the early 1980's, Fujian was one of the first Chinese coastal provinces to be opened to the outside world. Many of the male residents opted to go ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Shouming Weng | Stars: Liu Haochen, Jin Luo, Chen Shu, Yinan Wang

Votes: 43

48. Born to Be King (2000)

118 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Shin'ichi Chiba, Qi Shu

Votes: 458

49. Island Etude (2006)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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Travelling is always the best way to encounter true stories. Ming-Hsang, a deaf, decided to cycle around Taiwan before graduating from the college. This film, lasting for 100 minutes, ... See full summary »

Director: Huai-en Chen | Stars: Ming-hsiang Tung, Danny Deng, Saya, Tender Huang

Votes: 535

50. A ma de meng zhong qing ren (2013)

124 min | Comedy, Romance

3.5
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The feel-good sleeper hit of 2013, Forever Love is the story about chasing dreams and following your heart. A bubbly aspiring actress and a charming screenwriter team up to shake up the ... See full summary »

Directors: Toyoharu Kitamura, Aozaru Shiao | Stars: Blue Cheng-Lung Lan, Amber An, Bo-Chieh Wang, Tien-Hsin

Votes: 443