With Xi'an Film Studio (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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 revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy.

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Gong Li, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Zhang Yi

Votes: 7,843 | Gross: $1.99M

2. Red Sorghum (1988)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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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: Gong Li, Wen Jiang, Rujun Teng, Ji Liu

Votes: 8,309

3. A Chinese Odyssey: Part 2 - Cinderella (1995)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny.

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Athena Chu, Ada Choi

Votes: 6,619

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

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 6,461

5. Shower (1999)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

A young wealthy businessman's icy attitude toward his working-class background is about to thaw as he is forced to reconnect with his elderly father and mentally challenged younger brother, who together run a public bathhouse.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Jiayi Du, Zheng Fang, Bing He, Wu Jiang

Votes: 3,953 | Gross: $1.15M

6. The Horse Thief (1986)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.9
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A Tibetan man struggles to provide for his family.

Directors: Zhuangzhuang Tian, Peicheng Pan | Stars: Rigzin Tseshang, Jiji Dan, Daiba, Drashi

Votes: 1,182

7. Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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: 4,136 | Gross: $0.08M

8. Hsue-shen Tsien (2012)

Drama

5.7
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Caltech professor Qian Xuesen endures five years of McCarthy-era investigations before returning to China to become the father of the country's space program.

Director: Jianya Zhang | Stars: Kun Chen, Yuqi Zhang, Georg Anton, Steve Boergadine

Votes: 78

9. Qin song (1996)

130 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaowen Zhou | Stars: Wen Jiang, You Ge, Qing Xu, Chung Chang

Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Seventeen Years (1999)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Tao Lan and Yu Xiaoqin are teenage stepsisters. They go to the same high school, sleep in the same bedroom, but couldn't be more different. The first is wild, a bit of a vagabond, while the... See full summary »

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Lin Liu, Bingbing Li, Yeding Li, Song Liang

Votes: 559

11. Hidden Hero (1990)

82 min | Action

6.0
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A disenfranchised warrior turned blacksmith becomes reluctantly entangled in a cut throat and sinister plot involving a mishmash of thieves, trained assassins, secret spies, a deadly seductress and a gambling boss.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Zhihua Dong, Lixin Mu, Yu-Ming Tu | Stars: Zhihua Dong, Yongzhuan Gu, Bingqiang Huang, Bing Li

Votes: 18

12. Dislocation (1986)

85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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Engineer Zhao Shuxin has been promoted and clones a robot in his image to attend his meetings, resulting in comic situations.

Director: Jianxin Huang | Stars: Zifeng Liu, Hong Mu, Feihu Sun, Kun Yang

Votes: 94

13. The Old Well (1987)

130 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Yujing Liang, Yuqing Liao, Liping Lü, Xingli Niu

Votes: 293

14. A Chinese Tall Story (2005)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A love story between an alien and a monk.

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Bingbing Fan, Bo-lin Chen

Votes: 991

15. Back to Back, Face to Face (1994)

148 min | Drama

7.9
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Wang Shuangli is Deputy Director of the local Cultural Centre, and hopes to be appointed Director. However Old Ma is brought in from the country and installed as Director. This starts a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jianxin Huang, Yazhou Yang | Stars: Zhenhua Niu, Kesheng Lei, Qiang Li, Hao Ju

Votes: 381

16. The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (1991)

91 min | Adventure

7.0
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A teenage lad arrives at Double Flag Town to claim his betrothed bride, when he encounters a group of outlaws and kills one of them. A vendetta is expected.

Director: Ping He | Stars: Wei Gao, Mana Zhao, Jiang Chang, Haiying Sun

Votes: 499

17. King of the Children (II) (1988)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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This film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), a young man is assigned to teach in village school.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yuan Xie, Xuewen Yang, Shaohua Chen, Caimei Zhang

Votes: 494

18. Codename Cougar (1989)

76 min | Drama, Thriller

4.3
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Aircraft hijacking with Chinese special forces rescue. Gong Li as a heroic stewardess.

Directors: Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Zhaoji Jia, Gong Li, Xiaoning Liu

Votes: 239

19. The Black Cannon Incident (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

7.2
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Engineer Zhao Shuxin likes playing chess a lot. Once during his business trip, he loses a black cannon chessman which leads to unexpected consequences for him.

Director: Jianxin Huang | Stars: Zifeng Liu, Ming Gao, Gerhard Olschewski, Hui Ge

Votes: 299

20. The Magic Braid (1986)

98 min | Adventure

6.2
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Magic Braid filmed the novel by Feng Tszitsaya (1942). The film tells about a rustic merchant soy bad Second owning family style battle scythe, which, due to circumstances became embroiled in a conflict with the underworld Tianjin.

Director: Zien Zhang | Stars: Yawei Wang, Baoguo Chen, Shouli Xu, Yan Zhang

Votes: 81

21. Quitting (2001)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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61 Metascore

An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Xiuling Chai, Fengsen Jia, Hongshen Jia, Tong Wang

Votes: 730 | Gross: $0.02M

22. I Love You (2002)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young woman who has lost her first love begins a relationship with his best friend, and the two of them attempt to create a baggage-free future.

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Peng Du, Juan Pan, Dawei Tong, Xuebing Wang

Votes: 213

23. Xi'an Incident (1981)

Drama, War

5.8
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Director: Yin Cheng | Stars: Yue Gu, Weilin Guo, Ange Jin, Fu Lu

Votes: 32

24. Spicy Love Soup (1997)

109 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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'Aiqing mala tang' ('Spicy Love Soup') starts with a young couple eating sweet (or sour) and spicy soup from a two-sided bowl shaped in a Yin and Yang pattern. Until the couple's wedding at... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Xuebing Wang, Chuan Chao, Emil Chau, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 281

25. Where Have All the Flowers Gone (2002)

90 min | Romance

6.3
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A story about the lives and love among two young men and a beautiful girl.

Director: Xiaosong Gao | Stars: Xun Zhou, Yu Xia, Shu Pu, Ming Li

Votes: 103

26. The First Emperor of China (1990)

42 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Qin Shihuang conquered six powerful warring states and, in 221 BC, declared himself emperor of all China. During his reign, he introduced sweeping reforms, built a vast network of roads and... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Ianzelo, Liu Hao Xue | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Michel Garneau, Bo Guan Jun, Wang Guo Ren

Votes: 86

27. A Tree in House (1998)

113 min | Comedy

6.8
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Garrulous Zhang Damin is annoying and droll, lives together with his mother, two brothers and two sisters, in a orderly life.

Director: Yazhou Yang | Stars: Gong Feng, Jiali Ding, Jinsong Wang, Hui Xiao

Votes: 168

28. The Memory of A Killer (2019)

88 min | Action

9.2
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Director: Zhang Lei | Stars: Jianfeng Chen, Dongdong Xu, Yang Jun Yu

Votes: 21

29. Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate... See full summary »

Director: Ping He | Stars: Jing Ning, Gang Wu, Xiaorui Zhao, Yang Gao

Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.27M

30. A Beautiful New World (1999)

100 min | Comedy

6.5
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A satirical comedy about a country bumpkin who goes to the big city, and ends up teaching the cynical city folk a few lessons about basic human decency. The hero leaves home for the first ... See full summary »

Director: Runjiu Shi | Stars: Wu Jiang, Hong Tao, Ning Chen, Richie Jen

Votes: 152

31. Wheat (2009)

108 min | Action, Drama, History

5.6
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Director: Ping He | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Jue Huang, Jiayi Du, Xueqi Wang

Votes: 335

32. Feng kuang de dai jia (1989)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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A young woman is increasingly out of control with her determination to nail the man who raped her teenage sister.

Director: Xiaowen Zhou | Stars: Yujuan Wu, Jing Li, Yuan Xie, Ningsheng Wang

Votes: 49

33. Jue zhan zhi hou (1991)

Drama, War

7.3
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Directors: Qiankuan Li, Guiyun Xiao | Stars: Shengsheng Chen, You Ge, Yue Gu, Kai Huang

Votes: 21

34. Life (1984)

125 min | Drama

7.7
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In a transitioning 1980s China, an ambitious young man struggles with life choices represented by two women; one from his traditional, poverty-stricken peasant background, and another who offers a more affluent, modern urban life.

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Lijing Zhou, Yufang Wu, Baocheng Gao, Bai Xue

Votes: 72

35. In the Wild Mountains (1986)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of two brothers who are faced with great upheavals when they set up in business after years of communal farming.

Director: Xueshu Yan | Stars: Yuan Du, Lin Pai, Yuzhen Qiu, Xihe Tan

Votes: 60

36. Awakening (1981)

Romance

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A disillusioned and lonely young man working for a foreign trade company finds his enthusiasm for life revived when he meets a young woman who seems to reflect the ideals and ambitions he ... See full summary »

Director: Wenji Teng | Stars: Joan Chen, Fei Kao, Huanshan Xu, Yitong Zhi

37. Zai na yao yuan de di fang (1993)

Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Director: Wenji Teng | Stars: Fu-Chien Chang, Hung-Liang Chang, Hong Chen, Chin Hu

Votes: 7

38. The Wooden Man's Bride (1994)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Emerging from the Chinese film renaissance of the 1990s (Raise the Red Lantern, Farewell My Concubine) this haunting folk tale set in rural China in the 1920s tells the story of a young ... See full summary »

Director: Jianxin Huang | Stars: Shih Chang, Lan Wang, Yumei Wang, Mingjun Kao

Votes: 220 | Gross: $0.06M

39. Qingchun wu hui (1991)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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Zheng Jianong, a bulldozer driver, has been suffering from illness for years and his wife leaves him

Director: Xiaowen Zhou | Stars: Lan Shi, Fengyi Zhang, Yunlong Liu, Liping Lü

Votes: 16

40. Sun Valley (1995)

TV-14 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The Avenger, a brooding swordsman armed with a blade marked "Slayer of 1000 Armies" claims he's waiting for a long-missing friend, at an outpost in Northwest China's Sun Valley. The Avenger... See full summary »

Director: Ping He | Stars: Fengyi Zhang, Xueqi Wang, Kuei-Mei Yang, Feng Ku

Votes: 51

41. Hannover (2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani | Stars: Franco Castellano, Romina Mondello, Antonino Iuorio, Francesco Carnelutti

42. Hai tan (1984)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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Conflicts between the industrialization model and traditional life styles, like small scale fishing and farming.

Director: Wenji Teng | Stars: Gong-jian Du, Jian Gao, Xinchang Gao, Xia-jing Li

Votes: 13

43. Slaughter in Xian (1990)

115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The friendship between a thief turned Chinese opera performer and an incorruptible police officer.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Xiaojian Xu, Rongquan Jia, Yuming Du, Long Zhou

Votes: 10

44. Du wen (1992)

91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A couple from chemical plant die after the birth of their son. A nurse takes the baby home and then her father's pets die one after another because of the toxic baby.

Director: Xingzhong Chen | Stars: Qingyu Yan, Ming Gao, Lei Xu, Xiaohong Shi

Votes: 5

45. The Marriage Certificate (2001)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Xie Yuting tears home apart looking for marriage certificate in order to get the Model Couple prize. She quarrels and forces her husband to look for certificate together. Their daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Jianxin Huang | Stars: Xiaomeng Li, Liping Lü, Gong Feng, Xiangjin Luo

Votes: 173

46. Jiang Jie (2004)

125 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Huoding Zhang, Jinghua Wang, Dongtian Guan, Zhenjie Du

47. Mr. Cinema (2007)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Tracing the life of a left-wing film projectionist and his family over 40 years of Hong Kong history.

Director: Leung Chun 'Samson' Chiu | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, John Sham, Hee Ching Paw, Karen Mok

Votes: 314

48. Love Story by Tea (2001)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Chen Jin | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Tao He, Yuzhen Qiu, Yue Wu

Votes: 19

49. Da dao wang wu (1985)

96 min | Action

5.2
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Legend of swordsman Wang Wu in late Qing Dynasty.

Director: Lianqi Yu | Stars: Xiaozhong Wang, Qilin Ji, Changjun Zhao, Chunyan Ge

Votes: 5

50. Sun Flower (2000)

90 min | Drama, War

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Director: Qinmin Jiang | Stars: Haifeng Ding, Mitsuru Hirata, Shûichirô Idemitsu, Naoto Ogata


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