China - Best Foreign Language Film

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Chinese submissions for the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film

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2. My Memories of Old Beijing (1983)

96 min | Drama

The film shows the society and life in Beijing in 1920s through the eyes of a 6 year old girl. Yingzi Lin moves to Beijing from Taiwan with her parents. They live in a lane in the southern ... See full summary »

Director: Yigong Wu | Stars: Wenping Chong, Yan Qin, Jie Shen, Zong-yao Tan

Votes: 236

4. Sun Zhongshan (1986)

160 min | Drama

Dr. Sun Zhongshan leads a democratic revolution in China.

Director: Yinnan Ding | Stars: Wenzhi Liu, Hongying Ma, Shihuai Wang, Weihong Xu

Votes: 9

5. Hibiscus Town (1987)

164 min | Drama, History, Romance

Love, humiliation and politics play out in a distant village of China during the cultural revolution.

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

Votes: 645

6. Red Sorghum (1987)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 7,004

7. The Birth of New China (1989)

163 min | Drama, History

In the spring and summer of 1949, the People's Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing was liberated on ... See full summary »

Directors: Qiankuan Li, Guiyun Xiao | Stars: Yue Gu, Fazeng Guo, Kai Huang, Huaizheng Liu

Votes: 31

8. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

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: 6,800 | Gross: $1.99M

Nominated

10. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 4,912 | Gross: $1.89M

11. Feng huang qin (1993)

90 min | Drama

A woman is forced to work as a teacher in rural China which would better her life, but her students are taking college-bound courses which may hamper the teacher's goals.

Director: Qun He | Stars: Baotian Li, Xue Ju, Xueqi Wang, Zongdi Xiu

Votes: 93

12. Red Cherry (1995)

120 min | Drama, War

It is 1940. Chuchu and Luo Xiaoman are Chinese students who have been sent to study in Moscow, at the International School. She is 13; he is 12. Xiaoman is from Yanan, Mao's base after the ... See full summary »

Director: Daying Ye | Stars: Ke-Yu Guo, Xiao-Li Xu, Vladmill Nizmiroff, Hsiao-Ling Hsu

Votes: 632

13. Genghis Khan (1998)

113 min | Adventure, Drama, War

About 850 years ago a man was born to change history in a way like nobody else before or after him. He was the most successful and feared commander of all times, he created to biggest ... See full summary »

Directors: Mailisi, Saifu | Stars: Liya Ai, Tumen, Baasanjav Mijid, Bayaertu

Votes: 99

14. Heart of China (1999)

105 min | Drama, War

The film tells the story of a grounded American pilot during the Second World War who learns about the noble spirit of the Chinese poeple when he is rescued by the communist-led Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoning Feng | Stars: Jing Ning, Paul Kersey, Xinjun Wang, Tumen

Votes: 238

15. Breaking the Silence (2000)

90 min | Drama

Gong Li stars in this low-key drama about a single mother who will do anything to provide for her son. Sun Liying (Li) struggles to care for her hearing-impaired child Zheng Da (Gao Xin) after her taxi driver husband divorces.

Director: Zhou Sun | Stars: Li Gong, Xin Gao, Jing-ming Shi, Yue Guan

Votes: 371

16. Hero (2002)

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

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: 165,175 | Gross: $53.71M

Nominated

17. Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

54 Metascore

A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.

Director: Ping He | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kiichi Nakai, Xueqi Wang, Wei Zhao

Votes: 3,956 | Gross: $0.08M

18. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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

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: 101,793 | Gross: $11.05M

19. The Promise (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-Gun Jang, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nicholas Tse

Votes: 8,684 | Gross: $8.19M

20. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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: 40,045 | Gross: $6.57M

21. The Knot (2006)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Taiwanese medical student defects to Mainland China due to Nationalist persecution, became an army surgeon during Korean War, and later went to Tibet as a doctor, while pining for his ... See full summary »

Director: Li Yin | Stars: Kun Chen, Vivian Hsu, Bingbing Li, Steven Cheung

Votes: 407

22. Dream Weavers: Beijing 2008 (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary shot over the course of five years telling five stories in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: the construction of the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium, Gold medal ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Gu | Stars: Pierre De Meuron, Linlin Deng, Guilan Gao, Jian Gao

Votes: 27

23. Forever Enthralled (2008)

147 min | Biography, Drama, History

A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leon Lai, Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hong Chen

Votes: 1,318

24. Aftershock (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Chen Li, Yi Lu, Fan Xu

Votes: 8,162 | Gross: $0.06M

25. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 45,488 | Gross: $0.01M

26. 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: 848 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Back to 1942 (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan, Yuanzheng Feng

Votes: 2,827 | Gross: $0.31M

28. The Nightingale (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Family

The story of an elderly man and his granddaughter who walk together through China with a bird in a cage.

Director: Philippe Muyl | Stars: Baotian Li, Xiaoran Li, Hao Qin, Xin Yi Yang

Votes: 477

29. Go Away Mr Tumour (2015)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

An imaginative woman copes with a debilitating form of cancer by remaining optimistic and spending time with her friends.

Director: Yan Han | Stars: Baihe Bai, Daniel Wu, Zi-Xuan Zhang, Yuan Li

Votes: 867 | Gross: $0.29M

30. Xuan Zang (2016)

90 min | Biography, History

During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a ... See full summary »

Director: Jianqi Huo | Stars: Xiaoming Huang, Zheng Xu, Purba Rgyal, Jin Luo

Votes: 250

31. Wolf Warrior (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.

Director: Jing Wu | Stars: Jing Wu, Nan Yu, Dahong Ni, Kevin Lee

Votes: 3,464

32. Hidden Man (2018)

137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young swordsman in 1930's China returns home to try and solve a five-year-old murder case. Described as the third installment of the gangster trilogy that includes "Let The Bullets Fly" and "Gone With The Bullets."

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Eddie Peng, Fan Liao, Yun Zhou, Qing Xu

Votes: 992



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