Famous Film Directors from China

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List of famous film directors from China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. China has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Chinese directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of China and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

This list features items like Chia Tang and Ma Liwen.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chinese directors?" and "Which directors are from China?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of China in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Chinese directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Ah-Niu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Ah-Niu Penang, Malaysia

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    Ai Weiwei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Ai Weiwei Beijing, China

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    Hong Kong, China

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    Alan Zhang

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    Alex Chan

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    Hong Kong, China

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    Alfred Cheung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Alfred Cheung Hong Kong, China

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    Hong Kong, China

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    Andrew Lau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Andrew Lau Hong Kong, China

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    Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Andy Lau Tai Po, Hong Kong

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    Ann Hui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Ann Hui China, Anshan

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    Ann Lu Chengdu, China

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    Chinatown, California, United States of America

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    Hong Kong, China

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    China, Jiangmen, Eurasia

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    Hong Kong, China

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    Billy Tang

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    Bin Chuen Choi Hong Kong, China

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    Xiangshan County, Zhejiang

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    Guangzhou, China

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    Bruce Le is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Bruce Le Hong Kong, China

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    Anhui, China

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    Shanghai, China

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    Beijing, China

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    Guangzhou, China

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    Chai Chunya Longxi County, Gansu, China

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    China, Shanghai

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    Chang Hong Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Chang Hong Man China, Eurasia, Xiamen

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    Shanghai, China

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    China, Beijing

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    Hong Kong, China

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    Chen Bai China, Suzhou, Eurasia

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    China, Beijing

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    Chen Kengran is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Chen Kengran China, Eurasia, Chaozhou

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    Guangdong Province, China

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    Chen Li

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    Changsha, China

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    Chen Yi Fei Zhenhai District

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    Chen Zhuo Changsha, China

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    Chi Lu Taishan, China

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    Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Vietnam

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    Chia Chang Liu China, Eurasia, East China

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    Foshan, China

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    Chia Li Xiamen, China

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    Chia Tang China, Macau

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    Chin Ka-lok is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from China

    Chin Ka-lok Hong Kong, China

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    Fujian, China

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    Ching Doe Yunnan, China

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    Anhui, China

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    Guangzhou, China

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