Top 100 Chinese Moviesby pieceofthi | created - 10 Apr 2017 | updated - 07 Apr 2020 | Public
Top 100 Chinese movies as rated by IMDb Users
(China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
- Shorts, TV movies, and documentaries are not included
- To be included on the list, a movie must receive at least 4000 ratings
- Movie must receive ratings from at least 7.0 score
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1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 261,230 | Gross: $128.08M
Ngọa Hổ Tàng Long (2000) (Croaching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Director: Lý An*
- Stars: Châu Nhuận Phát, Dương Tử Quỳnh, Chương Tử Di
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
- Review: 1,648 user | 289 critic
- Rating: Median = 8. Rotten Tomatoes = 97%. Metascore: 93
2. Ip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Japanese invasion of China, a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home when his city is occupied. With little means of providing for themselves, Ip Man and the remaining members of the city must find a way to survive.
Diệp Vấn (Ip Man) (2008) Director: Diệp Vĩ Tín*
- Stars: Chân Tử Đan, Nhậm Đạt Hoa, Phàn Thiếu Hoàng
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2009
- 12 wins & 15 nominations
- Rating: Median = 8. Rotten Tomatoes = 84%. Metascore: 59
3. Hero (2002)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, History
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.
Votes: 177,804 | Gross: $53.71M
Anh Hùng (Hero) (2002) Director: Trương Nghệ Mưu***
- Stars: Lý Liên Kiệt, Lương Triều Vĩ, Trương Mạn Ngọc
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Academy Awards, USA 2003
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Golden Globe, USA 2003
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2003
- 37 wins & 36 nominations
4. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 133,210 | Gross: $17.11M
Tuyệt Đỉnh Kung Fu (Kung Fu Hustle) (2004) Director: Châu Tinh Trì*
- Stars: Châu Tinh Trì, Nguyên Hoa, Nguyên Thu
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Golden Globes, USA 2006
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2005
- 21 wins & 41 nominations
5. Infernal Affairs (2002)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.
Votes: 121,530 | Gross: $0.17M
Vô Gian Đạo (Infernal Affairs) (2002) Director: Lưu Vĩ Cường, Mạch Triệu Huy*
- Stars: Lưu Đức Hoa, Lương Triều Vỹ, Huỳnh Thu Sinh
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2003
- 23 wins & 21 nominations
6. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 110,086 | Gross: $11.05M
Thập Diện Mai Phục (House of Flying Daggers) Director: Trương Nghệ Mưu
- Stars: Chương Tử Di, Kim Thành Vũ, Lưu Đức Hoa
- Nominated BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY *Academy Awards, USA 2005
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Golden Globes, USA 2005
- Nominated BEST ASIAN FILM *Hong Kong Film Awards 2005
- 19 wins & 62 nominations
7. In the Mood for Love (2000)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
Votes: 137,464 | Gross: $2.73M
Tâm Trạng Khi Yêu (2000) (In the Moon for Love) Director: Vương Gia Vệ**
- Stars: Lương Triều Vỹ, Trương Mạn Ngọc, Ping Lam Siu
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2001
- 44 wins & 42 nominations
8. Ip Man 2 (2010)
R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
Votes: 101,718 | Gross: $0.21M
Diệp Vấn 2 (Ip Man 2) (2010) Director: Diệp Vĩ Tín
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2011
- 5 wins & 9 nominations
9. Fearless (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
Votes: 74,547 | Gross: $24.63M
Hoắc Nguyên Giáp (Fearless) (2006) Director: Vu Nhân Thái
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2007
- 5 wins & 12 nominations
10. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Votes: 77,471 | Gross: $0.49M
Đội Bóng Thiếu Lâm (Shaolin Soccer) (2001) Director: Châu Tinh Trì
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2002
- 12 wins & 12 nominations
11. Chungking Express (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal waitress at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Votes: 72,152 | Gross: $0.60M
Trùng Khánh Sâm Lâm Director: Vương Gia Vệ
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 1995
- 8 wins & 19 nominations
12. 2046 (2004)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.
Votes: 55,311 | Gross: $1.44M
Căn Phòng 2046 (2046) (2004) Director: Vương Gia Vệ
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2005
- 32 wins & 65 nominations
13. The Killer (1989)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded.
Điệp Huyết Song Hùng (The Killer) Director: Ngô Vũ Sâm**
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 1990
- 2 wins & 5 nominations
14. 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.
Lạt Thủ Thần Thám (Hard Boiled) (1992) Director: Ngô Vũ Sâm
- 3 wins & 3 nominations
15. Red Cliff (2008)
R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).
Votes: 45,166 | Gross: $0.63M
Đại Chiến Xích Bích Director: Ngô Vũ Sâm
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2009
- 13 wins & 43 nominations
16. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
R | 114 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 43,321 | Gross: $6.57M
Hoàng Kim Giáp (2006) Director: Trương Nghệ Mưu
- Nominated BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN *Academy Awards, USA 2007
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2007
- 12 wins & 30 nominations
17. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.
Votes: 44,611 | Gross: $11.55M
Túy Quyền 2 (1994) Director: Lưu Gia Lương
- 3 wins & 1 nomination
18. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.
Votes: 39,801 | Gross: $4.60M
Sắc Giới (2007) Director: Lý An
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Golden Globe, USA 2008
- BEST ASIAN FILM *Hong Kong Film Awards 2008
- 24 wins & 52 nominations
19. Ip Man 3 (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 52,710 | Gross: $2.68M
Diệp Vấn 3 (2015) Director: Diệp Vĩ Tín
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2016
- 1 win & 20 nominations
20. The Farewell (I) (2019)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.
Votes: 57,917 | Gross: $16.88M
Lời Từ Biệt (2019) Director: Lulu Wang Award: 33 wins & 157 nominations .PRIZE - Golden Globes 2020 ...
21. 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.
Diệp Vấn Tiền Truyện
- 1 nomination
22. Drunken Master (1978)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy
Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Siu-Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.
23. The Way of the Dragon (1972)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.
Votes: 35,439 | Gross: $4.06M
Mãnh Long Quá Giang
- 1 win
24. The Warlords (2007)
R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
China, 1860s: Having his army slaughtered, General Qingyun joins 2 bandit leaders in raids on rebels and in blood oath. They form a Qing loyal army with eyes on rebel held Suzhou and Nanjing.
Votes: 26,441 | Gross: $0.13M
- 17 wins & 24 nominations
25. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 31,271 | Gross: $2.60M
Đèn Lồng Đỏ Treo Cao (1991) Director: Trương Nghệ Mưu
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Academy Awards, USA 1992
- 19 wins & 11 nominations
26. Police Story (1985)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.
Votes: 33,766 | Gross: $0.11M
Câu Chuyện Cảnh Sát
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 1985
- 2 wins & 5 nominations
27. New Police Story (2004)
R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
Tân Câu Chuyện Cảnh Sát
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 2005
- 7 wins & 19 nominations
28. Red Cliff II (2009)
142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Second and final part of epic tale about a legendary battle that changed the course of China history.
Votes: 23,721 | Gross: $0.63M
Đại Chiến Xích Bích 2
- 7 wins & 14 nominations
29. Fist of Fury (1972)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.
Votes: 28,894 | Gross: $1.29M
Tinh Võ Môn
- 2 wins & 1 nomination
30. The Big Boss (1971)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.
Votes: 26,033 | Gross: $0.04M
Đường Sơn Đại Huynh
31. Fist of Legend (1994)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
Tinh Võ Anh Hùng
- 2 nominations
32. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Two boys meet at an opera training school in Peking in 1924. Their resulting friendship will span nearly 70 years and will endure some of the most troublesome times in China's history.
Votes: 26,809 | Gross: $5.22M
Bá Vương Biệt Cơ
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM + BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY *Academy Awards, USA 1994
- BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Golden Globes, USA 1994
- 18 wins & 8 nominations
33. Fallen Angels (1995)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.
ĐỌA LẠC THIÊN SỨ (1995) Director: Vương Gia Vệ
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 1995
- 8 wins & 9 nominations
34. A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
BẢN SẮC ANH HÙNG (1986) Director: Ngô Vũ Sâm
- BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 1987
- 6 wins & 14 nominations
35. Three... Extremes (2004)
R | 125 min | Horror
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.
Votes: 19,362 | Gross: $0.08M
3 Câu Chuyện Kinh Dị
- 4 wins & 13 nominations
36. Happy Together (1997)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.
Votes: 25,941 | Gross: $0.19M
Xuân Quang Xạ Tiết
- Nominated BEST PICTURE *Hong Kong Film Awards 1998
- 6 wins & 17 nominations
37. Operation Condor (1991)
PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.
Votes: 19,778 | Gross: $10.44M
Kế Hoạch Phi Ưng
- 1 nomination
38. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.
Votes: 19,947 | Gross: $7.29M
Ẩm Thực Nam Nữ
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Academy Awards, USA 1995
- Nominated BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM *Golden Globes, USA 1995
- 5 wins & 14 nominations
39. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, History
Late 1800s Foshan, Guangdong: Wong Fei Hung/Jet Li trains men in martial arts to help defend against foreign powers already holding Hong Kong and Macau. He looks after cute 13th Aunt, who's just returned from England. Lots of fight scenes.
Hoàng Phi Hồng
40. Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Vô Gian Đạo 2
41. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Not Rated | 173 min | Drama, Romance
Each member of a middle-class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.
Votes: 22,663 | Gross: $1.14M
42. Iron Monkey (1993)
PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 16,017 | Gross: $14.68M
Thiết Hầu Tử
43. Armour of God (1986)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.
Đi Tìm Bảo Kiếm
44. Days of Being Wild (1990)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.
Votes: 20,366 | Gross: $0.14M
A Phi Chính Truyện
45. Little Big Soldier (2010)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy