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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Gong Li movies?" and "What are the greatest Gong Li roles of all time?"
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Gong Li, He Saifei, Baotian Li
Raise the Red Lantern is a 1991 film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. It is an adaption by Ni Zhen of the 1990 novel Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The film was later adapted into ...more
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Gong Li, Ge You, Jiang Wu
To Live, also titled Lifetimes in some English versions, is a Chinese epic film directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994, starring Ge You, Gong Li, and produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and ERA ...more
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Gong Li, Leslie Cheung, Ge You
Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige, is one of the central works of the Fifth Generation movement that brought Chinese film directors to world attention. ...more
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Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Jay Chou
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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Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li
Memoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 American epic film adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and by Douglas Wick's ...more
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Gong Li, Liu Peiqi, Huiqin Yang
The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung
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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Gong Li, Leslie Cheung, Zhou Xun
Temptress Moon is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige. It was jointly produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and the Taipei-based Tomson Films. The film saw Chen reuniting with Leslie ...more
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Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung
Chinese Box is a 1997 movie directed by Wayne Wang and starring Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung and Michael Hui. The movie is set and was made at the time of Hong Kong's handover to the ...more
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Gong Li, Fu Biao, Li Xuejian
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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Robert Downey Jr., Gong Li, Alan Arkin
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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Gong Li, Zhang Yimou, Jiang Wen
Red Sorghum is a 1987 Chinese film about a young woman's life working on a distillery for sorghum liquor. It is based on the novel Red Sorghum Clan by Nobel laureate Mo Yan. The film marked the ...more
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Gong Li, Chen Kaige, Zhou Xun
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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Gong Li, Lu Liping, Chengru Li
Breaking the Silence is a 2000 Chinese film directed by Sun Zhou. It was China's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted ...more
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Gong Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Sun Honglei
Zhou Yu's Train is a 2002 Chinese film directed by Sun Zhou, and starring Gong Li and Tony Leung Ka-Fai. The title refers to a poetic compilation published by the character in the movie played ...more
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Mary from Beijing Gong Li, David Chiang, Kenny Bee
Mary from Beijing aka. Awakening is a 1992 Hong Kong film directed by Sylvia Chang.
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Kelly Hu, Gong Li, Andy Lau
What Women Want is a 2011 Chinese romantic comedy film remake of the 2000 American film What Women Want. The film stars Andy Lau and Gong Li. It was released in China on the 3rd of February ...more
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Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Stephen Chow
The Banquet, also known as Party of a Wealthy Family, is a 1991 Hong Kong comedy film. It was quickly filmed for a Hong Kong flood relief charity, after the Yangtze River flooded in July of that ...more
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Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Naomie Harris
Miami Vice is a 2006 American film about two Miami police detectives, Crockett and Tubbs, who go undercover to fight operations. The film, written, directed, and produced by Michael Mann, is an ...more
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John Cusack, Gong Li, David Morse
Shanghai is a 2010 American mystery/thriller neo-noir film directed by Mikael Håfström, starring John Cusack and Gong Li. The film was released in China on June 17, 2010. It has never ...more
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Gong Li, Derek Yee, Sabine Bail
A Soul Haunted by Painting is a 1994 Chinese film starring Gong Li and directed by Huang Shuqin. It is loosely based on the life of Pan Yuliang, a former prostitute turned painter.
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The Empress Dowager Gong Li, Liu Xiaoqing, Chen Daoming
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Gong Li, Stephen Chow, Chia Hui Liu
Flirting Scholar is a 1993 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Lee Lik-Chi and Stephen Chow.
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Gong Li, Zhang Yimou, Yu Rongguang
Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, also known as A Terra-Cotta Warrior, is a 1990 Hong Kong film based on the novel by Lilian Lee, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark, ...more
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Gong Li, Kevin McKidd, Rhys Ifans
Hannibal Rising is a 2007 horror film and the fifth film of the Hannibal Lecter franchise. It is a prequel to the previous three films: Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. The ...more