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

  • Peking Opera Blues

    8

  • Once Upon a Time in China

    9

  • The Assassin

    10

  • A Better Tomorrow

    11

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    12

  • Mahjong

    13

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    14

  • Legend of the Mountain

    15

  • School on Fire

    16

  • Dragon Inn

    17

  • Bullet in the Head

    18

  • The Love Eterne

    19

  • A Time to Live, a Time to Die

    20

  • Dirty Ho

    21

  • Police Story

    22

  • Pedicab Driver

    23

  • City on Fire

    24

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    25

  • Ashes of Time

    26

  • Iron Monkey

    27

  • The Midnight After

    28

  • The Miracle Fighters

    29

  • The Contract

    30

  • The Blade

    31

  • Center Stage

    32

  • Hard Boiled

    33

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    34

  • In the Mood for Love

    35

  • Once Upon a Time in China II

    36

  • Good Men, Good Women

    37

  • Yi Yi

    38

  • Viva Erotica

    39

  • Fallen Angels

    40

  • Hero

    41

  • Eastern Condors

    42

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2

    43

  • Red Cliff

    44

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    45

  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

    46

  • The Prodigal Son

    47

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    48

  • The Heroic Ones

    49

  • The Terrorizers

    50

  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

    51

  • Three Times

    52

  • Let the Bullets Fly

    53

  • Long Arm of the Law

    54

  • Time and Tide

    55

  • Golden Chicken

    56

  • Blind Detective

    57

  • Love in a Puff

    58

  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

    59

  • Raining in the Mountain

    60

  • Drunken Master

    61

  • Mambo Girl

    62

  • Drug War

    63

  • Mountains May Depart

    64

  • Shaolin Soccer

    65

  • Happy Together

    66

  • Oxhide

    67

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    68

  • My Young Auntie

    69

  • Turn Left, Turn Right

    70

  • Painted Faces

    71

  • Kaili Blues

    72

  • Chinese Odyssey 2002

    73

  • SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    74

  • Righting Wrongs

    75

  • Our Time Will Come

    76

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    77

  • Magnificent Warriors

    78

  • All About Ah-Long

    79

  • Accident

    80

  • Yes, Madam

    81

  • The Odd Couple

    82

  • Dragon

    83

  • Come Drink with Me

    84

  • In the Line of Duty 4

    85

  • Tricky Brains

    86

  • The Dream of the Red Chamber

    87

  • Ninja in the Dragon's Den

    88

  • An Autumn's Tale

    89

  • Isabella

    90

  • The Enchanting Shadow

    91

  • King of Comedy

    92

  • The Wild, Wild Rose

    93

  • Song of the Exile

    94

  • The Sun Also Rises

    95

  • The Shopaholics

    96

  • Eight Taels of Gold

    97

  • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father

    98

  • Beast Cops

    99

  • Swordsman III: The East Is Red

    100