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  • Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers
  • Mama
  • I Graduated!
  • Beijing Bastards
  • 1966, My Time in the Red Guards

Chinese Cinema - 6th ('Sixth Generation') Canon

40 films

A core collection of films that strike me as important to the 'Sixth Generation,' as a movement, limited to films…

  • Piercing I
  • Beijing Taxi
  • East Wind Rain
  • Self-Portrait with Three Women
  • Ocean Heaven

The 8th (China's 'Next Wave' Directors)

437 films

Something's happening in China...

  • Laborer's Love
  • The Pearl Necklace
  • Seizing a National Treasure
  • Romance of the Western Chamber
  • The Rose of Pushui

Early Chinese Cinema (1922 - 1949)

77 films

Work in process. Trying to list all the extant Mainland China films, from Laborer’s Love In 1922 (the earliest known…

  • Inventing the Future
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • Zombi Child
  • Yourself and Yours
  • Da 5 Bloods

Yearbook | 2020 (In Progress)

10 films

Top 10 of 2020, confirmed U.S. releases.

  • Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers
  • The September of Mine
  • Mama
  • Someone Loves Just Me
  • Those Left Behind
  • Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death
  • Red Film
  • Siberia
  • Rose Gold
  • Keep That Dream Burning

Top 50 Unreleased Films (2016 - 2020)

50 films

Premiered within the last five years, have no set general U.S. release date.

  • What Time Is It There?
  • Vive L'Amour
  • Face
  • Stray Dogs
  • Journey to the West

Tsai Ming-liang List

25 films

Films directed by Tsai Ming-liang, ranked.

Blind Spots:

- All the Corners of the World (1989) - Li Hsiang's Love…

  • Heat
  • Showgirls
  • Through the Olive Trees
  • Ladybird Ladybird
  • Wild Reeds

Yearbook | 1995

15 films

Top 15 of 1995.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Heat
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Close-Up

Decade List | 1990-1999 Top 100

100 films

Top 100 of the 1990s. Eligibility determined by U.S. release date — however, films that were not released in the…

  • Ash Is Purest White
  • Unknown Pleasures
  • Pickpocket
  • Platform
  • Cry Me a River

Jia Zhangke List

22 films

Films directed by Jia Zhangke, ranked.

Blind spots:

- Wuyong (2007) - Shi nian (2008; short) - I Wish I…

  • On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Yourself and Yours
  • The Power of Kangwon Province
  • Grass

Hong Sang-soo List

26 films

Films directed by Hong Sang-soo, ranked.

  • Piercing I
  • Self-Portrait with Three Women
  • Madame
  • My Mother's Rhapsody
  • The Sun Beaten Path

Chinese Cinema – 8th (‘Next Wave’) Canon

100 films

A core collection of films that strike me as important to the 'Next Wave' of Chinese cinema, or whatever you…