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The Best Zhang Ziyi Movies

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List of the best Zhang Ziyi movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Zhang Ziyi'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 Zhang Ziyi movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Zhang Ziyi movies will be at the top of the list. Zhang Ziyi has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Zhang Ziyi movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Zhang Ziyi films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list includes 2046, Purple Butterfly and more films.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Zhang Ziyi movies?" and "What are the greatest Zhang Ziyi roles of all time?"

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    House of Flying Daggers

    Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau
    House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau,...  more

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    #483 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#23 of 51 The Most Exciting Movies About Female Assassins

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    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh
    Memoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 American epic film adaptation of the novel of the same name,...  more

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    #186 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#156 of 376 The Best Movies Based On Books

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese...  more

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    #94 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#301 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan
    Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in...  more

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    #452 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#387 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    Hero

    Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li
    Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless...  more

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    #66 of 447 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History#172 of 626 The Greatest Action Movies Of All Time

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    The Grandmaster

    Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo
    The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film directed by Wong Kar-wai...  more
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    The Warrior

    Zhang Ziyi, Jung Woo-sung
    Musa, released as both The Warrior and The Ultimate Warrior in English-speaking countries, is...  more

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    #34 of 152 The Best Wuxia Movies#145 of 205 The Best R-Rated War Movies

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    The Banquet

    Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Wu
    The Banquet, released on DVD in the United States as Legend of the Black Scorpion, is a 2006...  more
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    Purple Butterfly

    Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing
    Purple Butterfly is a 2003 Chinese film, directed by Lou Ye. It is Lou's third film after...  more
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    The Road Home

    Zhang Ziyi, Sun Honglei
    The Road Home is a 2000 Chinese romantic drama film directed by Zhang Yimou. It also marked...  more
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    TMNT

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart
    TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy action film and a part of the Teenage Mutant...  more

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    #146 of 156 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#59 of 116 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    My Wife Is a Gangster 2

    Shin Eun-kyung, Park Jun-gyu
    My Wife is a Gangster 2: The Return Fable is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Jeong...  more
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    Princess Raccoon

    Zhang Ziyi, Joe Odagiri
    Princess Raccoon is a 2005 Japanese film directed by Seijun Suzuki. The "raccoon" of the...  more
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    Love for Life

    Zhang Ziyi, Aaron Kwok
    Love for Life, also known as Life Is a Miracle, Til Death Do Us Part and Love for Live, is a...  more
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    2046

    Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li
    2046 is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. It is a loose...  more

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    #44 of 122 Great Movies That Place In The '60s#39 of 44 Great Movies with a Neon Aesthetic

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    The Founding of a Republic

    Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi
    The Founding of a Republic is a 2009 Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film...  more
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    Touching Starlight

    Zhang Ziyi, Lau Kar-wing
    Touching Starlight is a 1996 Chinese film made for television. It was the first film to star...  more
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    Forever Enthralled

    Zhang Ziyi, Leon Lai
    Forever Enthralled is a Chinese biographical film directed by Chen Kaige; the film marks...  more
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    Sophie's Revenge

    Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing
    Sophie's Revenge is a 2009 Chinese-Korean film starring Zhang Ziyi, So Ji-sub, Fan Bingbing,...  more
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    Jasmine Women

    Zhang Ziyi, Joan Chen
    Jasmine Women is a 2004 film, adapted from Su Tong's novel called Funü Shenghuo which means...  more
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    Horsemen

    Zhang Ziyi, Dennis Quaid
    Horsemen is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund and...  more
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    Ultimate Fights

    Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone
    Ultimate Fights is a 2002 Flixmix fight scenes compilatio, with footages from Rumble In The...  more
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    The Legend of Zu

    Zhang Ziyi, Sammo Hung
    The Legend of Zu, also known as Zu Warriors in the United States, is a 2001 Hong Kong film...  more
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    Dangerous Liaisons

    Zhang Ziyi, Cecilia Cheung
    Dangerous Liaisons is a 2012 Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho loosely based on the novel with the...  more