The Best Gong Li Movies

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List of the best Gong Li movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Gong Li's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Gong Li movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gong Li movies will be at the top of the list. Gong Li has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gong Li movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gong Li films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Gong Li role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Gong Li performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films range from Flirting Scholar to Memoirs of a Geisha.

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  • To Live
    You Ge, Gong Li, Niu Ben
    33 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Yimou Zhang
    Fugui's (Ge You) gambling leads him to lose everything, including his wife, Jiazhen (Gong Li), and his home. Over the following decades, he struggles to live as a peasant. He tries joining a theater ...more
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
    Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh
    28 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Rob Marshall
    In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of ...more

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  • Raise the Red Lantern
    Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, Saifei He
    36 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Yimou Zhang
    Teenage Songlian (Gong Li), whose family has been devastated by the recent death of her father, becomes the third concubine of wealthy Master Chen (Ma Jingwu). She soon discovers that behind the ...more

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  • Farewell My Concubine
    Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Gong Li
    26 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Chen Kaige
    Douzi (Leslie Cheung) is sent to an operatic school by his mother. Shitou (Fengyi Zhang), also a student at the school, befriends him, and the two endure abuse by the wretched school staff. As they ...more
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
    Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou
    27 votes
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Yimou Zhang
    In 928 A.D. a power struggle emerges in the palace of China's emperor (Chow Yun-Fat). A cruel man, he is secretly having his wife (Gong Li) poisoned with a substance that will eventually drive her ...more

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  • 2046
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Gong Li, Takuya Kimura
    18 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong
    A train in a futuristic landscape takes passengers to a place where they can recapture their memories, a place from which no one has ever returned. This is the premise of a novel by the womanizing ...more

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