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1. Ying xiong (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 162,995 | Gross: $53.71M

2. The Great Wall (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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42 Metascore

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau

Votes: 104,131 | Gross: $45.54M

3. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 100,432 | Gross: $11.05M

4. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 44,513 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 39,500 | Gross: $6.57M

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

Votes: 24,383 | Gross: $2.60M

7. To Live (1994)

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

Votes: 13,705 | Gross: $2.33M

8. Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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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: 11,479 | Gross: $1.28M

9. Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 7,514 | Gross: $0.59M

10. Hong gao liang (1988)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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When a leprous winery owner in 1930s China dies a few days after his arranged marriage, his young widow is forced to run the winery to make a living while contending with bandits, her drunkard lover, and the invading Japanese army.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Teng, Ji Liu

Votes: 6,817

11. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.7
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Ma Chong

Votes: 6,658 | Gross: $1.99M

12. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei

Votes: 4,780 | Gross: $1.89M

13. Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuejian Li

Votes: 4,709 | Gross: $2.30M

14. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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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: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

Votes: 4,582 | Gross: $0.25M

15. Gui lai (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

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 recognizes him.

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

Votes: 4,347 | Gross: $0.38M

17. Happy Times (2000)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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63 Metascore

Zhao is an aging bachelor who hasn't been lucky in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, Zhao leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Lifan Dong, Benshan Zhao, Jie Dong, Biao Fu

Votes: 3,665 | Gross: $0.24M

19. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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57 Metascore

The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dahong Ni, Yan Ni, Shenyang Xiao, Honglei Sun

Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $0.19M

20. Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Xuejian Li, Taishen Cheng, Dongyu Zhou, Rina Sa

Votes: 2,325

21. Huang tu di (1984)

89 min | Drama, History, 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: 1,873

22. You hua hao hao shuo (1997)

93 min | Comedy

7.2
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A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Rong Chang, Xudong Du, Qingzhuo Fang, Biao Fu

Votes: 1,429

23. Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008– )

Sport

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A major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008.

Stars: Tim Daggett, Elfi Schlegel, Al Trautwig, Naho Emoto

Votes: 953

24. Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (2008 TV Movie)

245 min | Sport

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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jan Peter Balkenende, Barbara Bush, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 864

25. Qin yong (1989)

145 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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China 2.200 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Yimou Zhang, Li Gong, Rongguang Yu, Suk Bung Luk

Votes: 798

26. Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

76 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Ian Buruma, Guo-Qiang Cai, Wen-You Cai, Wenhao Cai

Votes: 790

27. Ying (2018)

116 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang

Votes: 717

28. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.3
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A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 593

29. 28 Suì Wèi Chéngnián (2015)

107 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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A 28-year-old woman who is unhappy in her marriage eats a piece of strange chocolate which transports her back to her 17-year-old self, the time before she met her husband.

Director: Mo Zhang | Stars: Ni Ni, Wallace Huo, Su Ma, Talu Wang

Votes: 464

30. Wang chao de nu ren: Yang Gui Fei (2015)

122 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.0
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The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.

Directors: Shiqing Cheng, Yimou Zhang | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Joan Chen, Shun Oguri, Leon Lai

Votes: 453

31. Hua hun (1994)

130 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang ... See full summary »

Directors: Shuqin Huang, Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Fang-Tsen, Shichang Da, Tung-Shing Yee

Votes: 349

32. Bergman - ett år, ett liv (2018)

117 min | Documentary

7.3
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Journeying through 1957, the year Bergman released two of his most acclaimed features (The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries), made a TV film and directed four plays for theatre, Magnusson... See full summary »

Director: Jane Magnusson | Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Lena Endre, Thorsten Flinck, Elliott Gould

Votes: 268

33. Lao jing (1987)

130 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Yujing Liang, Yuqing Liao, Liping Lü, Xingli Niu

Votes: 241

34. Xi chu bawang (1994)

165 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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Insurrection deposes the tyrannical first emperor of China during the evil Qin Dynasty. Warrior/general Xiang Yu and the cunning peasant Liu Pang join forces to win through civil war. Xiang... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Shin | Stars: Ray Lui, Rosamund Kwan, Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang

Votes: 234

35. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.5
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Elena S. Sánchez, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 199

36. Dai hao mei zhou bao (1989)

76 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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Aircraft hijacking with Chinese special forces rescue. Gong Li as a heroic stewardess.

Directors: Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Zhaoji Jia, Xiaoning Liu

Votes: 197

37. Da zhai men (2001–2003)

47 min | Drama

8.7
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This Chinese period drama series follows the fortunes of a prominent merchant family engaged in Traditional Chinese Medicine during the waning years of the Ching dynasty. The affairs of ... See full summary »

Stars: Baoguo Chen, Saifei He, Peiqi Liu, Gaowa Siqin

Votes: 147

38. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 141

39. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 131

40. The Turandot Project (2000)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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65 Metascore

In May of 1997, Zubin Mehta conducts and Zhang Yimou directs Puccini's "Turnadot" in Florence. A year later, they stage nine performances in Beijing. This documentary focuses on the China ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Miller | Stars: Zubin Mehta, Carlo Allemano, Lando Bartolini, Giovanna Casolla

Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Da yue bing (1986)

94 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Qiang Guan, Lu Lei, Chun Sun, Li Tung

Votes: 112

42. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing (1999)

129 min | Music

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Directors: Hugo Käch, Ruth Käch | Stars: Giovanna Casolla, Sergej Larin, Barbara Frittoli, Carlo Colombara

Votes: 103

43. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )

Musical

8.6
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Live performances of operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Stars: Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Renée Fleming

Votes: 92

44. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

6.1
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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Alastair Sooke

Votes: 74

45. Bergmans video (2012)

44 min | Documentary

6.9
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Directors such as Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson discuss Ingmar Bergman and his films.

Stars: Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Wes Craven

Votes: 54

46. Ying xiong: Cause - The Birth of Hero (2002 Video)

164 min | Documentary

6.6
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The movie follows director Zhang Yimou as he is preparing to make the movie Hero.

Director: Gan Lu | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Jet Li, Yimou Zhang

Votes: 49

47. Yi ge he ba ge (1983)

86 min | War

6.9
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Set in the Anti-Japanese War, an instructor who used to be an undercover at the enemy-occupied area. He is set up by a spy and could not prove his innocence.

Director: Junzhao Zhang | Stars: Daoming Chen, Xiaoyan Lu, Zeru Tao, Zongwan Wei

Votes: 47

48. The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High (2008)

87 min

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Director: Yimou Zhang

Votes: 44

49. Long cheng zheng yue (1997)

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Director: Fengliang Yang | Stars: Chien-Lien Wu, Yong You, Ruyan Chang, Xian Gao

Votes: 40

50. Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower' (2007 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Behind the scenes look at the making of Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower".

Director: Stanley J. Orzel | Stars: Jay Chou, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Beau Weaver

Votes: 32



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