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The Best Movies Directed by Ang Lee

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List of all movies directed by Ang Lee ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Ang Lee are listed here and include movie posters and Ang Lee movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Ang Lee as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Ang Lee movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Ang Lee film is can be factored into this list.

From Ang Lee's studio films to Ang Lee's independent films, this Ang Lee filmography keeps tabs on all Ang Lee movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List features Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain and more movies.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Ang Lee direct?” or “who is Ang Lee?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Ang Lee?” and “what's a good selection of good Ang Lee movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Ang Lee films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Ang Lee works.

All Ang Lee director credits are included. This list of every movie that Ang Lee has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Ang Lee movie is and which actors starred in the Ang Lee film.

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    The Wedding Banquet
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    The Wedding Banquet

    Michael Gaston, Winston Chao

    Released1993

    Directed byAng Lee

    The Wedding Banquet is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Eat Drink Man Woman
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    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu

    Released1994

    Directed byAng Lee

    Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Lust, Caution
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    Lust, Caution

    Anupam Kher, Joan Chen

    Released2007

    Directed byAng Lee

    Lust, Caution is a 2007 espionage erotic thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Ride with the Devil
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    Ride with the Devil

    Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire

    Released1999

    Directed byAng Lee

    Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American film directed by Ang Lee. The storyline was conceived... more on Wikipedia

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    Pushing Hands
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    Pushing Hands

    Sihung Lung

    Released1992

    Directed byAng Lee

    Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. Released in 1992, it was his first feature film.... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Taking Woodstock
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    Taking Woodstock

    Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Released2009

    Directed byAng Lee

    Taking Woodstock is a 2009 American comedy-drama film about the Woodstock Festival of 1969,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Hire: Chosen
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    The Hire: Chosen

    Clive Owen

    Released2001

    Directed byAng Lee

    Chosen is a 2001 short action film directed by Ang Lee in which tthe Driver is carrying an...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    Brokeback Mountain
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Gemini Man
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    Gemini Man

    Will Smith, Clive Owen

    Released2019

    Directed byAng Lee

    Gemini Man is a 2019 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Ang Lee. Henry... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

    Released2000

    Directed byAng Lee

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Life of Pi
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    Life of Pi

    Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan

    Released2012

    Directed byAng Lee

    Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Sense and Sensibility
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    Sense and Sensibility

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie

    Released1995

    Directed byAng Lee

    Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    The Ice Storm
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    The Ice Storm

    Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci

    Released1997

    Directed byAng Lee

    The Ice Storm is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Hulk
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    Hulk

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

    Released2003

    Directed byAng Lee

    Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the... more on Wikipedia

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    BMW films
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    BMW films

    Stellan Skarsgård, James Brown

    Released2001

    Directed byWong Kar-wai, Tony Scott, John Woo, Ang Lee, Alejandro González Iñárritu

    The BMW film series The Hire was a series of eight short films produced for the Internet in... more on Wikipedia