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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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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

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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

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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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Sex and Zen is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hard Boiled is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Police Story 3: Super Cop is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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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

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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

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Magnificent Warriors is listed (or ranked) 16 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.

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Flash Point is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Nightwatch is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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The Emperor and the Assassin is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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The Bodyguard from Beijing is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Swordsman II is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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The Warlords is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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Legend of the Fist: The Return... is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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My Father Is a Hero is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Once Upon a Time in China III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1992 Once Upon a Time in China III is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark. The film stars Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the ...more

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Hitman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1998 Hitman is a 1998 Hong Kong action film directed by Tung Wai. The film stars Jet Li, Simon Yam, Eric Tsang and Gigi Leung. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 3 April 1998.

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Eros is listed (or ranked) 27 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

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Drunken Monkey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2002 Drunken Monkey is a 2003 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by and starring Lau Kar-leung. It was the first kung fu film released by the Shaw Brothers Studio in two decades.

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New Police Story is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2004 New Police Story is a 2004 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Benny Chan, and also produced by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 24 ...more

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Exiled is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2006 Exiled is a 2006 Hong Kong action drama film produced and directed by Johnnie To, and starring Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung and Roy Cheung. The action takes place in ...more

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The Protector is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1985 The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong-American action film directed by James Glickenhaus, and starring Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello and Roy Chiao. It was Chan's second attempt at breaking into the ...more

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Three... Extremes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2004 Three... Extremes is a 2004 international East Asian horror film collaboration consisting of three segments by three directors from three countries. It is a sequel to, and follows the concept of ...more

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The Big Boss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1971 The Big Boss is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts action film written and directed by Lo Wei, with assistance from Bruce Lee. It stars Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien and Tony Liu. Bruce Lee's first major ...more

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The New Legend Of Shaolin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1994 The New Legend of Shaolin is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Wong Jing and Corey Yuen, and produced by Jet Li, who also starred in the lead role. The film was released in the Hong ...more

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Full Contact is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1993 Full Contact is a 1992 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong and Ann Bridgewater.

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Black Mask 2: City of Masks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks is a 2002 Hong Kong action film directed by Tsui Hark. Andy On took over the role of Black Mask when original actor Jet Li opted not to return. The film also starred ...more

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Fulltime Killer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2001 Fulltime Killer is a 2001 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Johnnie To, and also written, produced and directed by Wai Ka-fai, and also produced by and starring Andy Lau. The film ...more

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Time and Tide is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2000 Time and Tide is a 2000 Hong Kong action film directed by Tsui Hark. The film is set in Hong Kong where a young man becomes a bodyguard and befriends a mercenary determined to begin life a new ...more

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Knock Off is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
1998 Knock Off is a 1998 American action film directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider. The film was released in the United States on September 4, 1998. The title ...more

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2007 Invisible Target is a 2007 Hong Kong action film written, produced and directed by Benny Chan. The film stars Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan and Shawn Yue as three police officers who are thrown ...more

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1995 Shanghai Triad is a 1995 Chinese film, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. The film is set in the criminal underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Republic of China and spans seven days. ...more

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1993 The Heroic Trio is a 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by Johnny To, starring Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, and Anita Mui as the titular trio. Other cast include Damian Lau, Anthony Wong ...more

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1988 As Tears Go By is a 1988 Hong Kong action drama film that was the directorial debut of Wong Kar-wai that starred Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung and Jacky Cheung. Critics have compared the film to ...more

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2004 2046 is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. It is a loose sequel to the 1991 Hong Kong film Days of Being Wild and the 2000 Hong Kong film In the Mood for Love. ...more

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2003 The Twins Effect, also known as Vampire Effect in the United States, is a 2003 Hong Kong film directed by Dante Lam and Donnie Yen. The film was derived from Cantopop group Twins, starring both ...more

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1978 This film is an incomplete 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed, written, produced by and starring Bruce Lee, in his final film attempt. Lee passed during the making of the film. The ...more

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The Warrior is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Chinese Movies
2001 Musa, released as both The Warrior and The Ultimate Warrior in English-speaking countries, is a 2001 South Korean epic film directed by Kim Sung-su, starring Jung Woo-sung, Ahn Sung-ki, Joo ...more

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1993 The Legend 2 is a 1993 film directed by Corey Yuen.

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1996 Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action film starring Jet Li, Lau Ching-Wan, Karen Mok and Anthony Wong. It was directed by Daniel Lee and produced by Tsui Hark and his production company Film ...more