The Chinese Cinema

A ranked list of the 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.

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  • Chungking Express

    1

  • A Touch of Zen

    2

  • Millennium Mambo

    3

  • Running on Karma

    4

  • The Killer

    5

  • Shanghai Blues

    6

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    7

  • Platform

    8

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    9

  • Peking Opera Blues

    10

  • A City of Sadness

    11

  • Spring in a Small Town

    12

  • Once Upon a Time in China

    13

  • City on Fire

    14

  • A Better Tomorrow

    15

  • Oxhide II

    16

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    17

  • Mahjong

    18

  • The Assassin

    19

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    20

  • Legend of the Mountain

    21

  • Romancing in Thin Air

    22

  • Dirty Ho

    23

  • School on Fire

    24

  • Dragon Inn

    25

  • Bullet in the Head

    26

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    27

  • The Love Eterne

    28

  • The Time to Live and the Time to Die

    29

  • Police Story

    30

  • Pedicab Driver

    31

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    32

  • Ashes of Time

    33

  • The Mission

    34

  • Ash Is Purest White

    35

  • Iron Monkey

    36

  • The Midnight After

    37

  • The Grandmaster

    38

  • Exiled

    39

  • Chan Is Missing

    40

  • The Miracle Fighters

    41

  • The Contract

    42

  • The Blade

    43

  • A Touch of Sin

    44

  • Center Stage

    45

  • Hard Boiled

    46

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    47

  • In the Mood for Love

    48

  • Once Upon a Time in China II

    49

  • Good Men, Good Women

    50

  • Yi Yi

    51

  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

    52

  • Viva Erotica

    53

  • Fallen Angels

    54

  • Hero

    55

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

    56

  • Eastern Condors

    57

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2

    58

  • Red Cliff

    59

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    60

  • Crippled Avengers

    61

  • The Prodigal Son

    62

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    63

  • The Heroic Ones

    64

  • The Terrorizers

    65

  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

    66

  • Unknown Pleasures

    67

  • Three Times

    68

  • Let the Bullets Fly

    69

  • Long Arm of the Law

    70

  • Time and Tide

    71

  • Golden Chicken

    72

  • Blind Detective

    73

  • Love in a Puff

    74

  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

    75

  • Durian Durian

    76

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    77

  • Raining in the Mountain

    78

  • Drunken Master

    79

  • Mambo Girl

    80

  • Tempting Heart

    81

  • Drug War

    82

  • Mountains May Depart

    83

  • Shaolin Soccer

    84

  • Happy Together

    85

  • Street Angel

    86

  • Still Life

    87

  • Made in Hong Kong

    88

  • Oxhide

    89

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    90

  • My Young Auntie

    91

  • 24 City

    92

  • Turn Left, Turn Right

    93

  • Painted Faces

    94

  • Kaili Blues

    95

  • Chinese Odyssey 2002

    96

  • Kill Zone 2

    97

  • Righting Wrongs

    98

  • Our Time Will Come

    99

  • Final Victory

    100