Chinese Films I've Seen

by annieleung | created - 12 Jul 2015 | updated - 04 Jun 2020 | Public
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1. Happy Together (1997)

96 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Votes: 24,905 | Gross: $0.19M

2. 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: 69,488 | Gross: $0.60M

3. 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: 120,127 | Gross: $0.17M

4. 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.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng

Votes: 17,304

5. Infernal Affairs III (2003)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Daoming Chen

Votes: 12,853

6. The Tokyo Trial (2006)

111 min | Crime, Drama, History

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East after Japan's surrender in World War II.

Director: Qunshu Gao | Stars: Joe Bosco, Yongdai Ding, Damian Lau, Kelly Lin

Votes: 428

7. Confession of Pain (2006)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father-in-law.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Shu Qi, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 2,593

8. 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: 3,449

9. Perhaps Love (2005)

108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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: 2,422

10. Painted Skin (2008)

103 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.

Directors: Gordon Chan, Andy Wing-Keung Chin, Danny Ko | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Wei Zhao

Votes: 4,646

11. Red Cliff (2008)

R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 44,620 | Gross: $0.63M

12. Connected (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu, Nick Cheung, Ye Liu

Votes: 2,055

13. Trivial Matters (2007)

91 min | Comedy

7 Short Story Collection from Hong Kong popular director, Elmond Pang. All about social problem in Hong Kong, delivered in a satirical way.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Angelababy, Conroy Chi-Chung Chan, Eason Chan, Fai-Hung Chan

Votes: 617

14. Exodus (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A darkly comic tale of a world in which the female population are slowly, and methodically doing away with their male counterparts.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Simon Yam, Annie Liu, Nick Cheung, Irene Wan

Votes: 742

15. Forever Enthralled (2008)

150 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: 1,477

16. If You Are the One (2008)

130 min | Comedy, Romance

After making a killing, Fen returns to China a rich man. After seeking a wife on internet, he meets many women but only likes air hostess Liang/Shu Qi, who's in love with a married man and only wants friendship.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: You Ge, Shu Qi, Wei Fan, Alex Fong

Votes: 3,245

17. My So-called Love (2008)

120 min | Romance

Kitty desperately seeks true love, sometimes foolishly. She runs into her biological mother, only to discover her step father is a peeping-Tom. She elopes with her classmate A Liang, but ... See full summary »

Director: Leading Li | Stars: Barbie Hsu, Eddie Peng, Hsiao-chuan Chang, Ming-hsiang Tung

Votes: 222

18. Beyond Our Ken (2004)

98 min | Drama

A month after Wai Ming broke up with Ken, she finds nude pictures of her on his website. To get back at him, she teams up with his new girlfriend.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Gillian Chung, Daniel Wu, Höng Tao, Hin-Wai Au

Votes: 653

19. Cape No. 7 (2008)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters.

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Van Fan, Chie Tanaka, Min-Hsiung, Wei-min Ying

Votes: 3,891

20. Overheard (2009)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 2,988

21. The Message (2009)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao | Stars: Xun Zhou, Bingbing Li, Hanyu Zhang, Xiaoming Huang

Votes: 3,426

23. Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)

92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Traveller Tsing meets a girl with a sword, which is "forever" kept in the sheath. Quite by chance he succeeds to pull the sword, and she said him that it is a sign - now he has to marry her... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Ronald Cheng, Li Sun, Gigi Leung, Athena Chu

Votes: 647

24. Hear Me (2009)

109 min | Drama, Romance

A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with "water birds" and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level.

Director: Fen-fen Cheng | Stars: Eddie Peng, Ivy Yi-Han Chen, Michelle Chen, Mei-Hsiu Lin

Votes: 2,888

25. 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: 654

26. 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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 23,437 | Gross: $0.63M

27. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

Votes: 6,737

28. Love in a Puff (2010)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hong Kong health authorities have implemented a law that bans indoor smoking. As office smokers now take their cigarette breaks outside, a mild-mannered advertising executive meets a cosmetics salesgirl as an awkward flirtation ensues.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Shawn Yue, Singh Hartihan Bitto, Jean-Luc Bonefacino

Votes: 2,404

29. Love in the Buff (2012)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

65 Metascore

Former lovers Jimmy and Cherie discover that getting over each other isn't as easy as they thought in this sequel to the romantic comedy Love in a Puff.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Shawn Yue, Mi Yang, Zheng Xu

Votes: 1,731

30. Break Up Club (2010)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Have you just been dumped? What if there was a website that could get your loved one back? There is ! It is called BreakUpClub.asia. All you have to do is break up another couple that are ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Wong Chun-Chun | Stars: Jaycee Chan, Fiona Sit, Hiro Hayama, Kong Kam

Votes: 350

31. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

49 Metascore

Chen Zhen, believed dead, returns to 1930s Shanghai under a false name. He joins a mob boss for info on the Japanese incl. a long kill list and at night fights the Japanese masked.

Director: Andrew Lau | Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Shu Qi, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $0.05M

32. La comédie humaine (2010)

105 min | Comedy

The story revolves around a Spring, a hitman from mainland China who is on a mission in Hong Kong with his partner Setting Sun.

Directors: Hing-Ka Chan, Janet Chun | Stars: Chapman To, Cho-Lam Wong, Fiona Sit, Shiu Hung Hui

Votes: 263

33. I Love Hong Kong (2011)

104 min | Comedy

Ng Shun and his family race to the estate of a scam artist-turned-property tycoon on Lunar New Year's Eve in order to collect the HK$100 million promised to them as compensation for swindling them in the past.

Directors: Shu-Kai Chung, Eric Tsang | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Anita Yuen, Aarif Rahman

Votes: 259

34. If You Are the One 2 (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

Wealthy middle-aged entrepreneur Qin and beautiful flight attendant Xiaoxiao Liang question their relationship after presiding over good friends Mang Guo and Shan Li's lavish "divorce ceremony."

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: You Ge, Shu Qi, Honglei Sun, Chen Yao

Votes: 1,437 | Gross: $0.43M

35. Overheard 2 (2011)

121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A stockbroker working with a crime syndicate is hurt in a car accident while attempting to evade a surveillance operative.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Stars: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Daniel Wu, Michelle Ye

Votes: 1,681

36. All's Well, Ends Well 2012 (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

Four men go on a heroic mission to help four women and wind up experiencing a series of mishaps.

Director: Hing-Ka Chan | Stars: Gong Linna, Donnie Yen, Chi-Fung Tang, Cherrie Ying

Votes: 312

37. 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: 2,564

38. McDull: Pork of Music (2012)

79 min | Animation, Comedy

The principal of the kindergarten put a lot of effort into teaching music to the kids because it was "free". The was of importance because the kindergarten was under the threat to be shut ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Tse | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng

Votes: 257

40. My Wife Is 18 (2002)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

After finishing the open examination for Form 5 students and applying for an adult identity card, Yoyo, eighteen, departs for London to meet a guy introduced by her well-meaning parents in ... See full summary »

Director: James Yuen | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Charlene Choi, Richard Ng, Sandy Lamb

Votes: 378

41. 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: 3,156 | Gross: $0.06M

42. Sophie's Revenge (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

Two ex-lovers work together to win back their lost loves, but not everything goes according to plan.

Director: Eva Jin | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Bingbing Fan, Peter Ho, So Ji-seob

Votes: 1,319

43. Fei chang xing yun (2013)

114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

33 Metascore

A woman gets caught up in an international diamond heist which pushes her close to a spy who is trying to save the world.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Leehom Wang, Terri Kwan, Ryan Zheng

Votes: 483 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Finding Mr. Right (2013)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

50 Metascore

A woman from Beijing, pregnant with the child of her rich married boyfriend flies to Seattle in order to deliver the baby. There she meets another Chinese immigrant man working as a driver, even as she finds her life beginning to change.

Director: Xiaolu Xue | Stars: Tang Wei, Xiubo Wu, Hai-Qing, Hongmei Mai

Votes: 2,419 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Vulgaria (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

A comedy centered on a veteran film producer with major financial and family troubles who is lured into remaking a classic adult movie for the leader of a triad gang.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Chapman To, Kristal Tin, Ronald Cheng, Simon Lui

Votes: 1,396

46. So Young (2013)

131 min | Drama, Romance

6.3