Letterboxd 100: Chinese-Language Cinema

The 100 highest-rated Chinese-language feature films on Letterboxd, including films from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. For a deeper breakdown, here are the Hong Kong, Taiwan and China lists.

Updated on October 30, 2020.

Here's a centralized database of my other lists on Letterboxd.

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    1

  • Yi Yi

    2

  • In the Mood for Love

    3

  • Chungking Express

    4

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    5

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    6

  • Farewell My Concubine

    7

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    8

  • Happy Together

    9

  • Terrorizers

    10

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    11

  • To Live

    12

  • Fallen Angels

    13

  • A City of Sadness

    14

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    15

  • Taipei Story

    16

  • Vive L'Amour

    17

  • A Touch of Zen

    18

  • Hard Boiled

    19

  • That Day, on the Beach

    20

  • The Killer

    21

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

    22

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

    23

  • Platform

    24

  • What Time Is It There?

    25

  • Eat Drink Man Woman

    26

  • A Borrowed Life

    27

  • The Time to Live and the Time to Die

    28

  • Dragon Inn

    29

  • Made in Hong Kong

    30

  • So Long, My Son

    31

  • Pedicab Driver

    32

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    33

  • School on Fire

    34

  • The Hole

    35

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    36

  • Police Story

    37

  • Legend of the Mountain

    38

  • The Legend of Hei

    39

  • Green Snake

    40

  • Mahjong

    41

  • Hill of No Return

    42

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    43

  • Nomad

    44

  • Peking Opera Blues

    45

  • Infernal Affairs

    46

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    47

  • Dust in the Wind

    48

  • Still Life

    49

  • City of Life and Death

    50

  • Us and Them

    51

  • The Great Buddha+

    52

  • Raining in the Mountain

    53

  • Bullet in the Head

    54

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    55

  • 2046

    56

  • A Summer at Grandpa's

    57

  • Election 2

    58

  • Shanghai Blues

    59

  • Millennium Mambo

    60

  • Suzhou River

    61

  • A Confucian Confusion

    62

  • Heroes of the East

    63

  • Kaili Blues

    64

  • Goodbye South, Goodbye

    65

  • Center Stage

    66

  • The River

    67

  • The End of the Track

    68

  • Pickpocket

    69

  • Exiled

    70

  • A Simple Life

    71

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    72

  • Duel to the Death

    73

  • Romancing in Thin Air

    74

  • The Legend of Drunken Master

    75

  • Dear Ex

    76

  • Dirty Ho

    77

  • Holy Flame of the Martial World

    78

  • The Boxer's Omen

    79

  • Throw Down

    80

  • Days of Being Wild

    81

  • Ip Man

    82

  • A Sun

    83

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    84

  • The Goddess

    85

  • Song of the Exile

    86

  • Hero

    87

  • Eastern Condors

    88

  • Not One Less

    89

  • Tropical Fish

    90

  • The Monkey King

    91

  • A Better Tomorrow

    92

  • The Wedding Banquet

    93

  • The Mission

    94

  • The Blue Kite

    95

  • Boat People

    96

  • The Love Eterne

    97

  • The Sun Also Rises

    98

  • Lust, Caution

    99

  • Five Element Ninjas

    100