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.

  • 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

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    16

  • Mahjong

    17

  • The Assassin

    18

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    19

  • Legend of the Mountain

    20

  • Dirty Ho

    21

  • School on Fire

    22

  • Dragon Inn

    23

  • Bullet in the Head

    24

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    25

  • The Love Eterne

    26

  • A Time to Live, a Time to Die

    27

  • Police Story

    28

  • Pedicab Driver

    29

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    30

  • Ashes of Time

    31

  • The Mission

    32

  • Ash Is Purest White

    33

  • Iron Monkey

    34

  • The Midnight After

    35

  • Exiled

    36

  • Chan Is Missing

    37

  • The Miracle Fighters

    38

  • The Contract

    39

  • The Blade

    40

  • A Touch of Sin

    41

  • Center Stage

    42

  • Hard Boiled

    43

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    44

  • In the Mood for Love

    45

  • Once Upon a Time in China II

    46

  • Good Men, Good Women

    47

  • Yi Yi

    48

  • Viva Erotica

    49

  • Fallen Angels

    50

  • Hero

    51

  • Eastern Condors

    52

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2

    53

  • Red Cliff

    54

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    55

  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

    56

  • Crippled Avengers

    57

  • The Prodigal Son

    58

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    59

  • The Heroic Ones

    60

  • The Terrorizers

    61

  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

    62

  • Unknown Pleasures

    63

  • Three Times

    64

  • Let the Bullets Fly

    65

  • Long Arm of the Law

    66

  • Time and Tide

    67

  • Golden Chicken

    68

  • Blind Detective

    69

  • Love in a Puff

    70

  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

    71

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    72

  • Raining in the Mountain

    73

  • Drunken Master

    74

  • Mambo Girl

    75

  • Tempting Heart

    76

  • Drug War

    77

  • Mountains May Depart

    78

  • Shaolin Soccer

    79

  • Happy Together

    80

  • Street Angel

    81

  • Still Life

    82

  • Oxhide

    83

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    84

  • My Young Auntie

    85

  • 24 City

    86

  • Turn Left, Turn Right

    87

  • Painted Faces

    88

  • Kaili Blues

    89

  • Chinese Odyssey 2002

    90

  • SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    91

  • Righting Wrongs

    92

  • Our Time Will Come

    93

  • Final Victory

    94

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    95

  • Cry Me a River

    96

  • Magnificent Warriors

    97

  • All About Ah-Long

    98

  • Accident

    99

  • Yes, Madam

    100