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List of R-Rated Chinese movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. Be sure to also take a look at the Best Foreign Films on Amazon Prime and the Best Foreign Films on Netflix Instant.

 This list takes the best R-Rated Chinese movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Chinese Movies movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated Chinese movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Chinese Movies movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Chinese Movies films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Chinese Movies film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.This list is made up of movies like Blade Runner and Hard Boiled. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated Chinese movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated Chinese movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new Chinese movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great Chinese movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Don't forget to share this list on your social networks so that more great movies can hit the top ranks. (140 items)

Jackie Chan and Steven Soderbergh have both directed a R Chinese Movies film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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41 15
The Legend of Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1994
Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts ...more

2
39 14
Once Upon a Time in China II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1992
Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the second film and ...more

3
27 9
Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2008
Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more

4
100 70
Sex and Zen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1992
Sex and Zen is a 1991 Hong Kong erotic comedy film directed by Michael Mak and starring Lawrence Ng and Amy Yip. The film is loosely based on The Carnal Prayer Mat, a Chinese erotic novel by ...more

5
33 15
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1978
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, also known as The Master Killer and Shaolin Master Killer, is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Liu Chia-liang and starring Gordon Liu. The film follows ...more

6
23 8
Curse of the Golden Flower is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2006
Curse of the Golden Flower is a 2006 Chinese epic drama film written and directed by Zhang Yimou. The Mandarin Chinese title of the movie is taken from the last line of a Qi Dynasty poem written ...more

7
15 4
Encounters of the Spooky Kind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1980
Encounters of the Spooky Kind is a 1980 Hong Kong martial arts comedy horror film written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the lead role. The film was produced by Hung's ...more

8
15 4
Master of the Flying Guillotin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1976
Master of the Flying Guillotine is a 1976 Taiwanese wuxia film starring Jimmy Wang Yu, who also wrote and directed the film. It is a sequel to Wang's 1971 film One Armed Boxer, and thus the film ...more

9
16 5
Warriors Two is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1978
Warriors Two is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Bryan Leung, Casanova Wong and Fung Hak-on. Leung plays the ...more

10
20 9
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2003
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, also known in the United States as Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a 2003 Thai martial arts action film. It was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, featured stunt choreography ...more

11
16 6
Rumble in the Bronx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1995
Rumble in the Bronx, is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Anita Mui. Released in Hong Kong in 1995, Rumble in the Bronx had a successful theater run, and ...more

12
12 3
Police Story 3: Super Cop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1992
Police Story 3: Super Cop, also known as Super Cop in North America, is a 1992 Hong Kong action film starring Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh. Jackie reprises his "Kevin" Chan Ka-Kui ...more

13
12 3
Hard Boiled is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1992
Hard Boiled is a 1992 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Tony an undercover cop, and ...more

14
14 5
Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1982
Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more

15
8 1
Heart of Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1985
Heart of Dragon is a 1985 Hong Kong martial arts action drama film directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jackie Chan, Emily Chu and Mang Hoi. It also ...more

16
9 2
Flash Point is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2007
Flash Point is a 2007 Hong Kong action film directed by Wilson Yip, and starring Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Collin Chou, Xing Yu, Lui Leung-wai and Fan Bingbing. Yen plays Ma Jun, a police sergeant ...more

17
9 2
Magnificent Warriors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1987
Magnificent Warriors is a 1987 Hong Kong martial arts action adventure film directed by David Chung, and starring Michelle Yeoh, Tung-shing Yee, Richard Ng Yiu-hon and Hwang Jang Lee.

18
7 1
My Father Is a Hero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1995
My Father Is A Hero is a 1995 Hong Kong action film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 2 March 1995.

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7 1
Eros is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2004
Eros is a 2004 Italian drama film consisting of three short segments directed by Wong Kar-wai, Steven Soderbergh, and Michelangelo Antonioni. Each of the three segments addresses the themes of ...more

20
9 3
Nightwatch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1991
Pierce Brosnan plays a United Nations espionage expert who leads an elite team out to recover a stolen Rembrandt masterpiece in this action sequel based on Alistair MacLean's novel Night Watch. ...more

21
10 4
The Emperor and the Assassin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1998
The Emperor and the Assassin, also known as The First Emperor, is a 1998 - 1999 Chinese historical romance film based primarily on Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin, as ...more

22
11 5
The Bodyguard from Beijing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1994
The Bodyguard from Beijing, also known as The Defender in the United States and the United Kingdom, is a 1994 Hong Kong action film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li, Christy Chung, Collin ...more

23
11 5
Swordsman II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1991
Swordsman II, also known as The Legend of the Swordsman, is a 1992 Hong Kong wuxia film very loosely adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. It was the second part of a ...more

24
7 2
The Warlords is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2007
The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers, is a 2007 epic war film directed by Peter Chan and starring Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xu Jinglei. The film was released on ...more

25
7 2
Legend of the Fist: The Return... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2010
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is a 2010 Hong Kong martial arts film directed and produced by Andrew Lau, and starring Donnie Yen as Chen Zhen, a role made famous by Bruce Lee in ...more