Top 10 Best Chinese Movies


The Top 10 Best Chinese Movies of All Time

The top 10 best movies in Chinese cinema based on story, acting, cinematography, choreography, popularity and relevance to China's history, culture and society.

True Legend (2010) – Kung Fu

A Kung Fu master faces heart breaking trials while trying to keep his family together and maintain his dream of opening a kung fu school.
Director – Yuen Woo-ping
Stars – Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Andy On

If you are the one (2008) – Comedy

A middle aged inventor embarks on a series of blind dates and eventually during his travels falls for a beautiful heart broken young woman.
Director – Feng Xiaogang
Stars – Ge You, Shu Qi

Ip Man (2008) – Kung Fu

Follows the trials of Ip Man, a kung fu master and founder of the style Wing Chun as he faces Japanese oppression in China.
Director – Wilson Yip
Stars – Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung


Infernal Affairs (2002) – Action

An under cover police officer in the triad and a triad mole in the police force face off with devastating consequences that rock the Hong Kong police force
Director – Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Stars – Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Anthony Wong

Beijing Bicycle (2001) – Drama

A country boy goes to Beijing and finds work with a courier company that give him a new bicycle. The bicycle is stolen his search for it has major consequences.
Director – Wang Xiaoshuai
Stars – Wang Xiaoshuai, Tang Danian

1999 Chinese Movie Not One Less

Not One Less

Not One Less (1999) – Drama

A young girl is placed in charge of a small country school the head master with instructions that all the students must be there when he returns.
Director – Zhang Yimou
Stars – Wei Minzhi, Zhang Huike

To Live (1994) – Drama

 Follows the life of a Chinese landlord family that have been reduced to poverty and the trials they face during the civil war and cultural revolution.
Director – Zhang Yimou
Stars – Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao

Farewell My Concubine (1993) – Drama

The story of two Beijing Opera performers and the woman who came between them during the political chaos of China in the 1920’s and 30’s
Director – Chen Kaige
Stars – Gong Li, Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi

God of Gamblers (1989) – Action

A professional gambler with extraordinary talents loses his memory before a major tournament and is befriended by a two bit hustler with hilarious consequences
Director – Wong jing
Stars – Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Charles Heung

A better tomorrow (1986) – Action

Two gangsters in Hong Kong’s triad are betrayed and find that their values of honour and loyalty are obsolete and no longer used.
Director – John Woo
Stars– Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Ti Lung