chinese movies awarded/nominated in Europeby marinoe-pl | created - 08 Apr 2015 | updated - 28 Jun 2015 | Public
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1. Red Sorghum (1987)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
2. A City of Sadness (1989)
157 min | Drama
A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.
3. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,972 | Gross: $1.89M
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: 22,359 | Gross: $5.22M
Palme d'Or, Golden Palm, Złota Palma (Cannes)
5. 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: 12,821 | Gross: $6.93M
6. The Women from the Lake of Scented Souls (1993)
105 min | Drama
If money can't buy happiness, can it at least buy control over others? Xiang is hard-working, running a small sesame oil business. Her husband is lazy and drinks; her son is blood simple. ... See full summary »
7. Vive L'Amour (1994)
R | 118 min | Drama
Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment used for sexual trysts.
8. Not One Less (1999)
G | 106 min | Drama
In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,723 | Gross: $0.59M
9. Tuya's Marriage (2006)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.
Votes: 2,116 | Gross: $0.09M
10. Still Life (2006)
Unrated | 111 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 5,234 | Gross: $0.07M
11. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 34,792 | Gross: $4.60M
12. Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
13. The Enchanting Shadow (1960)
83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost.
14. The Magnificent Concubine (1962)
103 min | Drama
Lady Yuhuan Yang is the beloved Imperial Concubine of the Chinese Emperor. Her brother Yang, the Prime Minister, is corrupt and the Fanyang Chief revolts and imperils the throne. This has grave consequences for the Yangs and the Emperor.
15. A Touch of Zen (1971)
Not Rated | 200 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.
16. King of the Children (1987)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
This film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976),
17. Ju Dou (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
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 ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,883 | Gross: $1.99M
18. Life on a String (1991)
110 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string...
19. The Puppetmaster (1993)
142 min | Biography, Drama, War
Puppeteer Li Tian-lu tells his life story, and through it, the story of Taiwan in the first half of the 20th century.
20. To Live (1994)
Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, War
After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.
Votes: 14,340 | Gross: $2.33M
21. A Confucian Confusion (1994)
125 min | Comedy
After firing a colleague, the head of a PR company begins to question her lifestyle and values.
22. Shanghai Triad (1995)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, History
A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.
Votes: 4,818 | Gross: $2.30M
23. Good Men, Good Women (1995)
108 min | Drama, Romance
Intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan began with Beiqing Chengshi (1989), this film reveals the story through three levels: a film within a film as ... See full summary »
24. Temptress Moon (1996)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,664 | Gross: $1.08M
25. Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
116 min | Crime, Drama
A glimpse at the lives of two petty criminals in Taipei.
26. Happy Together (1997)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.
Votes: 19,530 | Gross: $0.19M
27. 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.
28. Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Unrated | 125 min | Drama
In the "flower houses" (upscale brothels) of Shanghai, various interweaving stories of love, loyalty, and deceit play out subtly.
29. The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
R | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance
In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Votes: 5,668 | Gross: $1.33M
30. Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999)
114 min | Drama
This film gets under the skin of a very marginalized group: recent immigrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Belying the expectation that they will belong in a territory now returned to ... See full summary »
31. 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: 106,799 | Gross: $2.73M
32. Yi Yi (2000)
Not Rated | 173 min | Drama, Romance
Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.
Votes: 17,265 | Gross: $1.14M
33. 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: 6,095 | Gross: $0.02M
34. Millennium Mambo (2001)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
The ethereally beautiful Vicky recalls her romances with Hao Hao and Jack in the neon-lit clubs of Taipei.
Votes: 4,048 | Gross: $0.01M
35. What Time Is It There? (2001)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance
A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.
Votes: 4,201 | Gross: $0.19M
36. Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
Two unemployed Chinese teenagers have trouble resisting the temptations of the Western world.
Votes: 1,943 | Gross: $0.01M
37. 2046 (2004)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 47,224 | Gross: $0.26M
38. Three Times (2005)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.
Votes: 5,086 | Gross: $0.15M
39. Shanghai Dreams (2005)
123 min | Drama
In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country, in order to develop local industry. The film's ... See full summary »
40. Summer Palace (2006)
Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,638 | Gross: $0.06M
41. 24 City (2008)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »
42. Face (2009)
138 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth.
43. Spring Fever (2009)
116 min | Drama
Hired to spy on a philandering husband, Luo Haitao soon becomes entangled in a clandestine affair with the other man. Along with Luo's girlfriend, they succumb to the delirium of drunken nights, but how long can their tryst last?
Votes: 921 | Gross: $0.01M
44. Chongqing Blues (2010)
110 min | Drama
Lin, a sea captain, returns from a 6 month journey when he is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo has been gunned down by the police. In his quest to understand what happened, he realizes ... See full summary »
45. A Touch of Sin (2013)
Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Votes: 9,163 | Gross: $0.09M
46. Chess King (1988)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
Lesson 1: Greeting Lesson 2: Introduction Lesson 3: Appreciation Lesson 4: Apology Lesson 5: Part and Say Good-bye Lesson 6: Expressing Like and Dislike Lesson 7: Hope and Anticipation ... See full summary »
47. 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: 26,480 | Gross: $2.60M
48. Buddha Bless America (1996)
118 min | Comedy
In a sleepy part of rural Taiwan in the late 1960s, the life of a village is shattered when Uncle Sam arrives in tanks. The Yanks are there to take part in joint military exercises with ... See full summary »
49. Chinese Box (1997)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance