Chinese Films I've Watched

by marcorivas54 | created - 06 Sep 2017 | updated - 06 Sep 2017 | Public

This is just a list of Chinese films I've seen. I will not include horror as I have a separate list for that.

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1. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 11,635

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 241,460 | Gross: $128.08M

3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

47 Metascore

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 16,044

4. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 197,503

5. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 87,551 | Gross: $0.21M

6. Ip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

57 Metascore

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 39,438 | Gross: $2.68M

7. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Yu-Hang To, Yi Huang, Biao Yuen, Siu-Wong Fan

Votes: 29,720

8. Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang

Votes: 9,746 | Gross: $0.04M

9. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 29,003 | Gross: $6.59M

10. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

70 Metascore

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 6,119 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 69,455 | Gross: $0.49M

12. Little Moth (2007)

99 min | Drama

A couple purchases an eleven-year old girl who cannot walk, with the intention of using her to earn money through begging.

Director: Tao Peng | Stars: Yuanbing Gao, Dequn Han, Qifa Hong, Zelin Xu

Votes: 124

13. Ocean Heaven (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.

Director: Xiaolu Xue | Stars: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Lun-Mei Kwei, Yuanyuan Zhu

Votes: 2,203

14. The Viral Factor (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

32 Metascore

International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team, Sean, turns out to be a traitor and ... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse, Peng Lin, Bing Bai

Votes: 2,425

15. The Last Tycoon (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Francis Ng

Votes: 1,807

16. A Beautiful Life (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

A beautiful real-estate agent (Peiru) gets drunk at a karaoke bar and throws up on a principled, lonely cop (Zhendong). Zhendong quickly falls for the flirtatious Peiru despite the fact ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung | Stars: Qi Shu, Ye Liu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Liang Tian

Votes: 694

17. Special ID (2013)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime

47 Metascore

A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok | Stars: Donnie Yen, Tian Jing, Andy On, Ronald Cheng

Votes: 3,645

18. Triad (2012)

91 min | Crime, Drama

3 childhood friends join the Hong Kong Triads only to discover that fame and fortune will ultimately break them apart as only one can become the leader of the gang.

Director: Daniel Yee Heng Chan | Stars: William Wai-Ting Chan, Michelle Wai, Patrick Tam, Derek Tsang

Votes: 361

19. The Detective (2007)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

A private detective is drawn into a complex murder mystery when he is hired to track down a missing young woman.

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Kai Chi Liu, Tak-Bun Wong, Siu-Ming Lau

Votes: 1,094

20. The Detective 2 (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bumbling private detective Chan Tam (Aaron Kwok) is enlisted by police pal Fung Chak (Liu Kai Chi) to help in the investigation of a serial murder case. The victims - a middle-aged man ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Patrick Tam, Beibi Gong, Hin-Wai Au

Votes: 476

21. Caught in the Web (2012)

117 min | Drama

37 Metascore

The story begins on a bus, when white-collar worker Ye refuses to give up her seat to a senior citizen. Her defiance is videotaped by a journalist intern and played during a news show. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yuanyuan Gao, Chen Yao, Mark Chao, Xueqi Wang

Votes: 875 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Heat Team (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

(Cantonese with English subtitles) Hotshot police officers Aaron Kwok and Eason Chan are both full of talent and ego. So when their boss decides to put them both together on a "special" ... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Goo-Bi GC, Viann Liang, Eason Chan

Votes: 220

23. Wing Chun (1994)

TV-14 | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, King-Tan Yuen, Catherine Yan Hung

Votes: 2,849

24. As Tears Go By (1988)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Alex Man

Votes: 7,423 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Electric Shadows (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

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: 952 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 117,966 | Gross: $17.11M

27. The God of Cookery (1996)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The most renowned and feared chef in the world loses his title of God of Cookery because of his pompous attitude. Humbled, he sets out to reclaim his title.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Nancy Sit, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 7,611

28. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 43,396

29. Iron Monkey (1993)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Sze-Man Tsang

Votes: 14,731 | Gross: $14.68M

30. Fist of Legend (1994)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin, Billy Chow

Votes: 21,195

31. The Bodyguard from Beijing (1994)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Christy Chung, Kent Cheng, Collin Chou

Votes: 4,515

32. The Legend (1993)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, History

This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Josephine Siao, Michelle Reis, Sibelle Hu

Votes: 6,920

33. My Father is a Hero (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Anita Mui, Miu Tse, Rongguang Yu

Votes: 4,578

34. Kung Fu Jungle (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama

66 Metascore

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Director: Teddy Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung, Bing Bai

Votes: 8,854 | Gross: $0.13M

35. Police Story: Lockdown (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.

Director: Sheng Ding | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ye Liu, Tian Jing, Tao Yin

Votes: 8,204

36. Nightfall (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An old but serious miscarriage of justice clouds a current police investigation looking into the death of a mutilated corpse.

Director: Roy Hin Yeung Chow | Stars: Nick Cheung, Simon Yam, Janice Man, Kay Tse

Votes: 982

37. Dearest (2014)

128 min | Drama

A story centered around a divorced couple living in a southern Chinese city Shenzhen and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Wei Zhao, Bo Huang, Dawei Tong, Lei Hao

Votes: 1,801

38. Just Heroes (1989)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

Directors: John Woo, Wu Ma | Stars: David Chiang, Danny Lee, Kuan Tai Chen, Tien Niu

Votes: 804

39. The Mission (1999)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Chung-yin Lui, Roy Cheung

Votes: 4,580

40. Curry & Pepper (1990)

101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two best friends and cop partners become the subject of a beautiful news reporter's documentary. The two soon find themselves competing for screen time as well as the love of the reporter while after a murderous arms dealer.

Director: Blackie Shou Liang Ko | Stars: Stephen Chow, Jacky Cheung, Ann Bridgewater, Eric Tsang

Votes: 804

41. Shanghai Affairs (1998)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A Shanghai doctor named Tangsan, is trying to help the town's poor people. Meanwhile, he has the murderous Axe Gang to deal with as well as his feelings for the gang leader's sister.

Director: Donnie Yen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Athena Chu, Rongguang Yu, Ruco Chan

Votes: 172

42. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 43,975

43. Shaolin Temple (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Hai Yu, Chenghui Yu, Lan Ding

Votes: 3,671

44. Rise of the Legend (2014)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

An orphan, whose father has been killed by dark power, attempts to bring justice back to the town.

Director: Roy Hin Yeung Chow | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Eddie Peng, Luodan Wang, Boran Jing

Votes: 2,574

45. High Risk (1995)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jing Wong, Wai-Lun Lam | Stars: Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Jacky Cheung, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 3,730

46. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 69,882 | Gross: $24.63M

47. Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime

A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

Director: Ching-Po Wong | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Andy On, Philip Ng, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 1,781



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