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.

There's an Index of Reviews and other stuff over at The End of 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

  • Iron Monkey

    22

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    23

  • City on Fire

    24

  • Ashes of Time

    25

  • The Midnight After

    26

  • The Contract

    27

  • The Blade

    28

  • Center Stage

    29

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    30

  • In the Mood for Love

    31

  • Once Upon a Time in China II

    32

  • Good Men, Good Women

    33

  • Yi Yi

    34

  • Viva Erotica

    35

  • Fallen Angels

    36

  • Hero

    37

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2

    38

  • Red Cliff

    39

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    40

  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

    41

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    42

  • The Heroic Ones

    43

  • The Terrorizers

    44

  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

    45

  • Oxhide

    46

  • The Victim

    47

  • Three Times

    48

  • Let the Bullets Fly

    49

  • Time and Tide

    50

  • Golden Chicken

    51

  • Blind Detective

    52

  • Love in a Puff

    53

  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

    54

  • Raining in the Mountain

    55

  • Drunken Master

    56

  • Mambo Girl

    57

  • Drug War

    58

  • Mountains May Depart

    59

  • Shaolin Soccer

    60

  • Happy Together

    61

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    62

  • My Young Auntie

    63

  • Turn Left, Turn Right

    64

  • Painted Faces

    65

  • Kaili Blues

    66

  • Chinese Odyssey 2002

    67

  • SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    68

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    69

  • Magnificent Warriors

    70

  • All About Ah-Long

    71

  • Accident

    72

  • Yes, Madam

    73

  • Dragon

    74

  • Come Drink with Me

    75

  • In the Line of Duty 4

    76

  • Tricky Brains

    77

  • The Dream Of The Red Chamber

    78

  • Ninja in the Dragon's Den

    79

  • An Autumn's Tale

    80

  • Isabella

    81

  • The Enchanting Shadow

    82

  • King of Comedy

    83

  • The Wild, Wild Rose

    84

  • The Sun Also Rises

    85

  • The Shopaholics

    86

  • Eight Taels of Gold

    87

  • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father

    88

  • The Mermaid

    89

  • Swordsman III: The East Is Red

    90

  • The Way of the Dragon

    91

  • God of Gamblers

    92

  • Song of the Exile

    93

  • The Hedonists

    94

  • Li Wen at East Lake

    95

  • The Crossing

    96

  • Dust in the Wind

    97

  • Boys Are Easy

    98

  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry

    99

  • Heroes of the East

    100