Film Famous Movies From China

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List of popular movies from China, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in China are included. This list of famous films made in China includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in China should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of China is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different movies, including Iron Man 3 and Looper. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in China?"

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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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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies From China
Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan Mission: Impossible III (stylized as M:i:III) is a 2006 American action spy film directed by J. J. Abrams, and the third film in the Mission: Impossible series. Retired from field work, IMF ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu The Last Emperor is a 1987 biographical film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo ...more

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Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy martial arts film. It was directed, co-written and co-produced by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. The other producers were ...more

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Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. Hero was first ...more

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Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is a 2008 American dark fantasy adventure film and is the third and final installment in the Mummy trilogy. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria ...more

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Zhao Wei, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro Red Cliff is a Chinese epic war film from 2008-2009, based on the Battle of Red Cliffs and the events at the end of the Han dynasty and immediately prior to the Three Kingdoms period in ancient ...more

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Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano The Forbidden Kingdom is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film is loosely based on the novel ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film loosely based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. It was produced and directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser, and stars Josh ...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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Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan 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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Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and ...more

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Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Unlike other wuxia films, it is more of a love story than a straight ...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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38 Degrees 38 Degrees is a 2003 comedy and romance film written by Xin Liu and Ping Zhu and directed by Xin Liu.

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Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong action film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga and anime series. The movie's main character, Takumi ...more

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Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang 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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Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Danny Lee This film is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh. Chow plays Ah Jong, who accidentally damages the eyes of the ...more

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Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow, John Woo A Better Tomorrow is a cult 1986 Hong Kong crime film directed by John Woo and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat. The film had a profound influence on the Hong Kong film-making ...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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Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro 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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Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai Ashes of Time is a 1994 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, and loosely based on four characters from Jin Yong's novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes. Wong completely eschews ...more

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Carina Lau, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong Infernal Affairs II is a 2003 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a prequel to the 2002 film Infernal Affairs. Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Edison Chen, Shawn ...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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Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts comedy film co-written, directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. A former Shaolin monk reunites his five brothers, to apply ...more

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A Cherry on a Pomegranate Tree Yu-qin Zhou, Ting-ru Miao, Gang Zhang A Cherry on a Pomegranate Tree is a 2012 drama film written by Li Er and directed by Chen Li.

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Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Wu Jing SPL: Sha Po Lang is a 2005 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Yip Wai-shun, and starring Donnie Yen, Simon Yam and Sammo Hung. The film was released in thes Hong Kong on 18 November ...more

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Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng Once Upon a Time in China is a 1991 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the first film in the Once Upon a ...more

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Shaun Toub, Saïd Taghmaoui, Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner is a 2007 American drama film directed by Marc Forster based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. It tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar ...more

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A Confucius Family Zhu Xu, Zongwan Wei, Li Ning A Confucius Family is a 1993 drama film directed by Wu Yigong and written by Zhou Meisen, Jiao Jian, Yu Aiping and Yang Jiang.

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Zhao Wei, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro Sun Shangxiang has infiltrated Cao Cao's camp and she has been secretly noting details and sending them via a pigeon to Zhuge Liang. Meanwhile Cao Cao's army is seized with a plague of typhoid ...more

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Chia Hui Liu, Lau Kar-wing, Shen Chan 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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Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law My Blueberry Nights is a 2007 romance/drama/road film directed by Wong Kar Wai, his first feature in English. The screenplay by Wong and Lawrence Block is based on a short Chinese-language film ...more

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A Fatherless Girl A Fatherless Girl is a film directed by Guo Lin.

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Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Jacky Cheung Hok-yau Miracles is a 1989 Hong Kong action comedy film directed and written by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the lead role and worked as stunt co-ordinator. The film is set in 1930s Hong Kong and is ...more

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A Game of Cat and Mouse

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Jet Li, Roger Yuan, Richard Ng Once Upon a Time in China and America, also known as Once Upon a Time in China VI, is a 1997 Hong Kong martial arts action film co-written and produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Sammo Hung, ...more

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Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is ...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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Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Bill Tung Police Story 2 is a 1988 Hong Kong action crime comedy film written, directed by and starring Jackie Chan as Chan Ka-kui. It is a sequel to the hit 1985 film, Police Story, continuing the ...more

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Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber The Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by W. Somerset Maugham. Edward Norton, Naomi ...more

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Cecilia Cheung, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nicholas Tse The Promise is a 2005 Chinese epic fantasy film directed by Chen Kaige, starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse. It is loosely adapted from The Kunlun Slave, a ...more

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Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, Roy Cheung 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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Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung 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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A Motor Home Adventure Liu Yun, Yuan Ma, Andrew Lin A Motor Home Adventure is a film written by Shu Chen and directed by Lu Yang.

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Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Lam Suet Love on a Diet is a 2001 Hong Kong romantic comedy film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai, starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng. The movie reunites Lau and Cheng, who last paired ...more

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Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang A Better Tomorrow 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo. A follow-up to its popular predecessor, A Better Tomorrow, the film stars returning cast members Chow ...more

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Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jin-hee Ji, Eric Tsang Perhaps Love is a 2005 film directed by Peter Chan, written by Oi Wah Lam and Raymond To, and choreographed by Farah Khan. It is funded by Astro Shaw and TVB, and is distributed by Celestial

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Zhao Wei, Andy Lau, Ekin Cheng The Duel is a 2000 Hong Kong wuxia comedy film directed by Andrew Lau and starring Andy Lau, Ekin Cheng, Nick Cheung, Kristy Yang, Zhao Wei and Patrick Tam. The film is adapted from Juezhan ...more

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A Pinwheel Without Wind Zhou Xun A Pinwheel Without Wind is a 2002 romance film directed by De-kai Liu.