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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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Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet have both worked on a Ang Lee directed movie, as have many other great actors. We have lists of the best movies directed by Danny Boyle and Wes Anderson too, which you might like if you're a fan of Ang Lee.

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Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, ...more

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Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of the same name by Yann Martel. Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), a young man who is cast away after a ...more

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#329 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #30 of 156 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

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Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more

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#595 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #15 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Againlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson
Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as ...more

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#532 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #114 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Michael Gaston, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein
The Wedding Banquet is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents ...more

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#749 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #7 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

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Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver
The Ice Storm is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody. The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey ...more
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Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu, Winston Chao
Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, and Kuei-mei Yang. The film was released on August 3, 1994, the first of ...more

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Anupam Kher, Joan Chen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Lust, Caution is a 2007 espionage erotic thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story is mostly set in ...more

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Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire, Jewel
Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American film directed by Ang Lee. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by James Schamus, based on a book entitled Woe to Live On, by author Daniel ...more

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#134 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #9 of 56 The Best '90s Western Movies

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Sihung Lung
Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. Released in 1992, it was his first feature film. Together with Ang Lee's two following films, The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman, it forms ...more
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Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch
Taking Woodstock is a 2009 American comedy-drama film about the Woodstock Festival of 1969, directed by Ang Lee. The film premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and opened in New York and ...more

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#232 of 238 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #23 of 46 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic

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The Hire: Chosen
Clive Owen
Chosen is a 2001 short action film directed by Ang Lee in which tthe Driver is carrying an Asian child who has been chosen for a strange ritual. He must drive him through a dark night in the ...more
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Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana
Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Ang Lee directed the film, which stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer ...more

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#1,034 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #89 of 165 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

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Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Gemini Man is a 2019 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Ang Lee. Henry Brogen (Will Smith), an aging assassin seeking to exit his career finds himself going against a ...more
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Stellan Skarsgård, James Brown, Kathryn Morris
The BMW film series The Hire was a series of eight short films produced for the Internet in 2001 and 2002. A form of branded content, the shorts were directed by popular filmmakers from around ...more