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1. Last Train Home (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,544 | Gross: $0.29M

2. The World (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

81 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 3,221 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Unknown Pleasures (2002)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two unemployed Chinese teenagers have trouble resisting the temptations of the Western world.

Director: Jia, Zhangke | Stars: Wei Wei Zhao, Qiong Wu, Tao Zhao, Qing Feng Zhou

Votes: 2,321 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Green Tea (2003)

83 min | Drama, Romance

Well, apparently Wu Fang (Wei Zhao) is a young lady on a mission. Namely, to go on as many dates as quickly as possible, not to drink as much tea as possible, but to find the man of her ... See full summary »

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Wei Zhao, Lijun Fang, Haizhen Wang

Votes: 728

5. King of Comedy (1999)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A bar girl hires a struggling actor to give her acting lessons so that she can feign a greater interest in her customers. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common.

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

Votes: 6,718

6. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 20,188 | Gross: $0.14M

7. 2046 (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Gong Li

Votes: 55,021 | Gross: $1.44M

8. Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang

Votes: 39,659 | Gross: $4.60M

9. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

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: 77,239 | Gross: $0.49M

10. Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Kristy Yeung

Votes: 5,601

11. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 71,426 | Gross: $0.60M

12. The Great Hypnotist (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The famous psychologist Xu Ruining has a raising career, when he met the troublesome patient Ren Xiaoyan. The meeting is not easy as feeble-looking Ren is point by point against him.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Jing Hu, Zhong Lü, Karen Mok, David Yao-Qing Wang

Votes: 2,600

13. Summer Palace (2006)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

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: 3,230 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Suzhou River (2000)

83 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Anlian Yao

Votes: 4,570 | Gross: $0.10M

15. So Young (2013)

131 min | Drama, Romance

A college freshman encounters new friends, romance, and adventure upon her arrival at campus.

Director: Wei Zhao | Stars: Mark Chao, Geng Han, Zishan Yang, Shuying Jiang

Votes: 2,131 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

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.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 121,199 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Three Sisters (2012)

Not Rated | 153 min | Documentary

Three sisters live alone in a small village family house in the high mountains of the Yunan region. Their parents are nowhere to be seen. The three little girls send their days working in ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 396

18. The Equation of Love and Death (2008)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When a mysterious death occurs, the lives of five unexpected strangers are suddenly intertwined together. A drug trafficking crime is unveiled, and through the twist and turns of the ... See full summary »

Director: Baoping Cao | Stars: Xun Zhou, Chao Deng, Wang Ning, Yanhui Wang

Votes: 1,144

19. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Siu Ping-Lam, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 136,350 | Gross: $2.73M

20. 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: 132,605 | Gross: $17.11M

21. Up the Yangtze (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu

Votes: 1,857 | Gross: $0.78M

22. Lost in Thailand (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

On a wild road trip, three men find inner peace in the city that never sleeps.

Director: Zheng Xu | Stars: Zheng Xu, Baoqiang Wang, Bo Huang, Hong Tao

Votes: 3,227 | Gross: $0.06M

23. Millennium Mambo (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

The ethereally beautiful Vicky recalls her romances with Hao Hao and Jack in the neon-lit clubs of Taipei.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shu Qi, Jack Kao, Chun-hao Tuan, Jun Takeuchi

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Huo guo ying xiong (2016)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

When a young man and his friends dig a hole to expand their restaurant, they enter a nearby bank vault that is being robbed.

Director: Qing Yang | Stars: Kun Chen, Baihe Bai, Hao Qin, Entai Yu

Votes: 1,255 | Gross: $0.78M

25. Lost Indulgence (2008)

100 min | Drama

The relationship between a teenage son and his mother become complicated when they take in secretive young woman into their home.

Director: Yibai Zhang | Stars: Karen Mok, Wenli Jiang, Eason Chan, Bowen Duan

Votes: 210

26. Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

70 Metascore

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Fan Liao, Gwei Lun-Mei, Xuebing Wang, Jingchun Wang

Votes: 8,192

27. 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.

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

Votes: 31,155 | Gross: $2.60M

28. 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, Vincent Kok, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 8,608

29. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)

Not Rated | 173 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

Each member of a middle-class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata, Kelly Lee

Votes: 22,514 | Gross: $1.14M

30. Jian Bing Man (2015)

113 min | Comedy

A story of a disgraced actor struggling to find a way back to the top, finding the meaning of true friends on the way.

Director: Chengpeng Dong | Stars: Chengpeng Dong, Shanshan Yuan, Yan Liu, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng

Votes: 1,140

31. Double Xposure (2012)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Song Qi stumbles upon her boyfriend's affair with her best friend, her life quickly starts falling apart and she is subsequently drawn into a quicksand of revenge and murder. Though ... See full summary »

Director: Yu Li | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Shaofeng Feng, Siyan Huo, Anlian Yao

Votes: 429

32. Hot Summer Days (2010)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

The whole city is burning up during the hottest summer on record. Tempers flare, irrational feelings erupt and the impossible becomes possible. And in every corner of the city, love explodes like fireworks.

Directors: Tony Chan, Wing Shya | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jacky Cheung, Rene Liu, Vivian Hsu

Votes: 865

33. Journey to the West (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Chi-Kin Kwok | Stars: Zhang Wen, Shu Qi, Bo Huang, Show Lo

Votes: 12,155 | Gross: $0.02M

34. A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box (1995)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A Monkey King is reincarnated in the un human form as Joker, a highwayman oblivious to his original identity and the fact that 500 years earlier, he and his master, the Longevity Monk, were punished and made to stay human.

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Kar-Ying Law, Kit Ying Lam

Votes: 6,686

35. Platform (2000)

154 min | Drama, History

76 Metascore

A theatre troupe from rural Fenyang struggles under the decline of communism and rise of popular culture in China in the 1980s.

Director: Jia, Zhangke | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jing Dong Liang, Tian-yi Yang

Votes: 2,603

36. The Hole (1998)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kuei-Mei Yang, Kang-sheng Lee, Tien Miao, Hui-Chin Lin

Votes: 3,688

37. Blue Gate Crossing (2002)

85 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

Director: Chih-yen Yee | Stars: Gwei Lun-Mei, Bo-lin Chen, Yolin Liang, Joanna Chou

Votes: 3,576

38. Still Life (2006)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Director: Jia, Zhangke | Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma

Votes: 6,347 | Gross: $0.07M

39. The Continent (2014)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Three men living in the Eastern most island of China go on a road trip to the Western most end of the country, and facing crises of love, friendship, and faith on their journey to the West.

Director: Han Han | Stars: Shaofeng Feng, Bo-lin Chen, Wallace Chung, Luodan Wang

Votes: 1,612

40. Made in Hong Kong (1997)

109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Sam Lee, Neiky Hui-Chi Yim, Wenders Li, Ka-Chuen Tam

Votes: 2,286

41. Go Lala Go! (2010)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Du Lala is an up and coming corporate woman in the DB company. But can she juggle love and business at the same time?

Director: Jinglei Xu | Stars: Jinglei Xu, Stanley Huang, Kaitong Jiang, Ai Li

Votes: 667

42. The Witness (2015)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After escaping an abduction attempt, a blind woman and the young man who witnessed the crime aid the police in trying to identify the man responsible.

Director: Sang-hoon Ahn | Stars: Mi Yang, Han Lu, Jingchun Wang, Yawen Zhu

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.16M

43. Oxhide (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Drama

Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait, with unprecedented access, of a working-class Chinese family.

Director: Jiayin Liu | Stars: Huifen Jia, Jiayin Liu, Zaiping Liu

Votes: 232

44. The Last Women Standing (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Romance

A single woman (Shu Qi) in Shanghai has a mother obsessed with getting her a husband - having her mother's single doctor pushed at her. A handsome young man starts working at her office.

Director: Luo Luo | Stars: Shu Qi, Eddie Peng, Hong Pan, Shih-Chieh King

Votes: 338

45. Breakup Buddies (2014)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road and the bar with his all-too-helpful best bud.

Director: Hao Ning | Stars: Bo Huang, Zheng Xu, Quan Yuan, Dongyu Zhou

Votes: 1,525 | Gross: $0.77M