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1. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 690,241 | Gross: $228.43M

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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32 Metascore

When humanity allies with a bounty hunter in pursuit of Optimus Prime, the Autobots turn to a mechanic and his family for help.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 285,538 | Gross: $245.44M

3. Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 57,181

4. Equilibrium (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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33 Metascore

In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs

Votes: 297,952 | Gross: $1.20M

5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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

7.8
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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: 241,541 | Gross: $128.08M

6. Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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73 Metascore

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 73,074 | Gross: $18.70M

7. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.2
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61 Metascore

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

Votes: 147,985 | Gross: $176.59M

8. Man of Tai Chi (2013)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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52 Metascore

A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director: Keanu Reeves | Stars: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Hai Yu

Votes: 33,391 | Gross: $0.10M

9. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 85,881 | Gross: $43.98M

10. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

Director: Robert Longo | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T

Votes: 63,001 | Gross: $19.08M

11. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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55 Metascore

In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 7,035 | Gross: $4.81M

12. Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 49,960 | Gross: $21.01M

13. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.6
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 30,197 | Gross: $9.47M

14. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 33,436 | Gross: $1.33M

15. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Votes: 22,470 | Gross: $5.22M

16. Police Story: Lockdown (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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: 8,214

17. Rapid Fire (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 7,653 | Gross: $14.36M

18. The Warlords (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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70 Metascore

Set in China in the 1860's during the Taiping Rebellion, the story is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. Loyalist General Qingyun is the only survivor of a battle with ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 24,995 | Gross: $0.13M

19. Lost in Beijing (2007)

112 min | Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

A look at modern-day life in China's capital centered on a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife.

Director: Yu Li | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Dawei Tong, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Elaine Jin

Votes: 1,994 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 3,130 | Gross: $0.03M

21. The Founding of a Republic (2009)

138 min | Drama, History, War

4.8
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu

Votes: 2,828

22. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

Votes: 2,979 | Gross: $2.20M

23. Tanguy (2001)

108 min | Comedy

6.4
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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Éric Berger, Hélène Duc

Votes: 6,495

24. The Bodyguard from Beijing (1994)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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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: 4,514

25. In the Heat of the Sun (1994)

134 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yu Xia, Shaobo Dai, Hua Fang, Xiaogang Feng

Votes: 3,351

26. Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Jet Li, Jianqiang Hu, Qiuyan Huang, Chunhua Ji

Votes: 1,662

27. Summer Palace (2006)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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79 Metascore

Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Lei Hao, Xiaodong Guo, Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui

Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $0.06M

28. Bullet to Beijing (1995 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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A retired British spy is called back into service by his government to help prevent North Korea from getting its hands on a deadly virus called "The Red Death".

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Anatoly Kulbitsky, Shaughan Seymour, Michael Caine, Corinna Richards

Votes: 1,285

29. From Beijing with Love (1994)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.2
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An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen, Kar-Ying Law, Pauline Chan

Votes: 4,788

30. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,568 | Gross: $1.52M

31. The World (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Taishen Cheng, Jue Jing, Zhongwei Jiang

Votes: 2,759 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Shower (1999)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his father hard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Jiayi Du, Bing He, Wu Jiang, Ding Li

Votes: 3,743 | Gross: $1.15M

33. Perhaps Love (2005)

108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung, Jin-hee Ji

Votes: 2,230

34. Lan Yu (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

Beijing, 1988. On the cusp of middle-age, Chen Handong has known little but success all his life. The eldest son of a senior government bureaucrat, he heads a fast-growing trading company ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Ye Liu, Jun Hu, Bin Li, Huatong Li

Votes: 2,003 | Gross: $0.12M

35. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Weiwei Ai, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,995 | Gross: $0.53M

36. Chung Kuo - Cina (1972)

135 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Star: Giuseppe Rinaldi

Votes: 635

37. Beijing Bicycle (2001)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Lin Cui, Xun Zhou, Bin Li, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 4,160 | Gross: $0.16M

38. Together with You (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Hong Chen, Zhiwen Wang

Votes: 4,103 | Gross: $0.60M

39. Da wan (2001)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Rosamund Kwan, Paul Mazursky, You Ge

Votes: 1,871 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Norman Foster, Jan Gehl, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Amanda M. Burden

Votes: 1,941

41. Treasure Hunt (1994)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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A C.I.A. agent is assigned to go to Beijing to look for a hidden "treasure," which turns out to be a woman who has supernatural powers, and is the National Treasure of China.

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Chien-Lien Wu, Yu Tsai, Chun Kang Wang

Votes: 495

42. Soundless Wind Chime (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Ricky leaves Hong Kong for Switzerland to look for the lost soul and the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Ricky struggles with the confusion of memories, reality and illusion.

Director: Kit Hung | Stars: Yulai Lu, Bernhard Bulling, Marie Omlin, Gilles Tschudi

Votes: 780

43. Marco Polo (I) (1962)

95 min | Adventure

5.5
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Italian explorer rescues the daughter of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, meets a hermit who has invented gunpowder and builds a cannon.

Directors: Piero Pierotti, Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Yôko Tani, Camillo Pilotto, Pierre Cressoy

Votes: 77

44. East Palace, West Palace (1996)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted ... See full summary »

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Si Han, Jun Hu, Jing Ye, Wei Zhao

Votes: 866 | Gross: $0.05M

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

Sport

7.9
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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: 989

46. Moving the Mountain (1994)

83 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jinming Zhang, Yiming Huang, Yi-fen Kan, Ke-Hsi Hsiang

Votes: 97 | Gross: $0.04M

47. The Story of Australia (2013– )

Documentary

6.0
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A documentary on the heritage, diverse culture, industry, enterprise and unique natural features of Australia.

Votes: 6

48. Frozen (1996)

99 min | Drama

6.6
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A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Hongshen Jia, Xiaoqing Ma, Yu Bai, Geng Li

Votes: 221

49. Magic and Mystery Tour (2003– )

50 min | Documentary

7.2
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Penn and teller visit China, Egypt and India to see local magicians perform.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Lyla Pinch Brock, Karam

Votes: 207

50. Sunflower (2005)

129 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Joan Chen, Zhang Fan, Ge Gao, Bin Li

Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.02M



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