The Chinese Cinema

A ranked list of the Hong Kong and Chinese-language movies I've seen since November of 2013. This began as an open-ended project about Johnnie To and his contemporaries and influences and has since digressed beyond all recognition.

The new home for the project is here at The Chinese Cinema.

  • Chungking Express

    1

  • A Touch of Zen

    2

  • Millennium Mambo

    3

  • Running on Karma

    4

  • Shanghai Blues

    5

  • The Killer

    6

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    7

  • Peking Opera Blues

    8

  • Once Upon a Time in China

    9

  • The Assassin

    10

  • A Better Tomorrow

    11

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    12

  • Legend of the Mountain

    13

  • Mahjong

    14

  • School on Fire

    15

  • Dragon Inn

    16

  • Bullet in the Head

    17

  • The Love Eterne

    18

  • A Time to Live, a Time to Die

    19

  • Dirty Ho

    20

  • Hard Boiled

    21

  • Pedicab Driver

    22

  • Iron Monkey

    23

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    24

  • City on Fire

    25

  • Ashes of Time

    26

  • The Midnight After

    27

  • The Contract

    28

  • The Blade

    29

  • Center Stage

    30

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    31

  • In the Mood for Love

    32

  • Once Upon a Time in China II

    33

  • Good Men, Good Women

    34

  • Yi Yi

    35

  • Viva Erotica

    36

  • Fallen Angels

    37

  • Hero

    38

  • Eastern Condors

    39

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2

    40

  • Red Cliff

    41

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    42

  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

    43

  • The Prodigal Son

    44

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    45

  • The Heroic Ones

    46

  • The Terrorizers

    47

  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

    48

  • Oxhide

    49

  • Three Times

    50

  • Let the Bullets Fly

    51

  • Time and Tide

    52

  • Golden Chicken

    53

  • Blind Detective

    54

  • Love in a Puff

    55

  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

    56

  • Raining in the Mountain

    57

  • Drunken Master

    58

  • Mambo Girl

    59

  • Drug War

    60

  • Mountains May Depart

    61

  • Shaolin Soccer

    62

  • Happy Together

    63

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    64

  • My Young Auntie

    65

  • Turn Left, Turn Right

    66

  • Painted Faces

    67

  • Kaili Blues

    68

  • Chinese Odyssey 2002

    69

  • SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    70

  • Our Time Will Come

    71

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    72

  • Magnificent Warriors

    73

  • All About Ah-Long

    74

  • Accident

    75

  • Yes, Madam

    76

  • The Odd Couple

    77

  • Dragon

    78

  • Come Drink with Me

    79

  • In the Line of Duty 4

    80

  • Tricky Brains

    81

  • The Dream Of The Red Chamber

    82

  • Ninja in the Dragon's Den

    83

  • An Autumn's Tale

    84

  • Isabella

    85

  • The Enchanting Shadow

    86

  • King of Comedy

    87

  • The Wild, Wild Rose

    88

  • Song of the Exile

    89

  • The Sun Also Rises

    90

  • The Shopaholics

    91

  • Eight Taels of Gold

    92

  • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father

    93

  • Beast Cops

    94

  • Swordsman III: The East Is Red

    95

  • The Way of the Dragon

    96

  • God of Gamblers

    97

  • The Victim

    98

  • The Mermaid

    99

  • The Hedonists

    100