Chinese Cinemaby zoezezhao | created - 29 Jul 2013 | updated - 06 Nov 2016 | Public
Some famous Chinese directors (well, my favourites):
Mainland/PRC: Zhangke Jia,
HK: Kar Wai Wong, Stanley Kwan, etc.
TW: Ang Lee, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Edward Yang, Ming-liang Tsai, etc.
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65 min | Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Tells the fable from Chinese mythology about the young warrior Zezha who takes on a group of evil dragons.
5. The Blue Kite (1993)
140 min | Drama
The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $0.36M
7. The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.
8. Lan Yu (2001)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 2,004 | Gross: $0.12M
9. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
139 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »
Votes: 6,114 | Gross: $0.02M
11. In the Mood for Love (2000)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, 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: 107,402 | Gross: $2.73M
15. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.
17. A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1985)
138 min | Biography, Drama
The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
22. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.
Votes: 12,869 | Gross: $6.93M
24. Havoc in Heaven (1963)
Not Rated | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Da Nao Tian Gong is a Chinese animated feature film directed by Wan Laiming and produced by all four of the Wan brothers. The film was created at the height of the Chinese animation ... See full summary »
25. Red Rose White Rose (1994)
110 min | Drama
Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end ... See full summary »