To-Watch Mandarinby rijtd | created - 06 Jun 2016 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
List of great/popular Mandarin Chinese films to watch.
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1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 243,131 | Gross: $128.08M
2. Hero (2002)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.
Votes: 168,048 | Gross: $53.71M
Absolutely stunning visuals and cinematography.
3. 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.
Votes: 27,053 | Gross: $2.60M
About the trials of being a woman.
4. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.
Votes: 22,815 | Gross: $5.22M
About prejudice against homosexuals.
6. Red Cliff (2008)
R | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).
Votes: 41,968 | Gross: $0.63M
The biggest, most epic blockbuster film in Chinese history.
7. Red Cliff II (2009)
142 min | Action, Drama, History
Second and final part of an epic tale about a legendary ancient battle that changed the course of China history.
Votes: 21,948 | Gross: $0.63M
The second part to the biggest, most epic blockbuster film in Chinese history.
8. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 103,642 | Gross: $11.05M
10. Enter the Dragon (1973)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Votes: 90,558 | Gross: $25.00M
13. Shaolin Temple (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.
14. Journey to the West (2013)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 10,958 | Gross: $0.02M
Directed by Stephen Chow, about the legendary story
17. 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: 6,216 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Crazy Stone (2006)
98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky ... See full summary »
"The first Chinese dark comedy"
21. 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: 2,459 | Gross: $0.36M