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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?"

If Zhang Ziyi movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Cheng Pei-pei and Shintaro Katsu too.

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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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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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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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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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Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Wu, Huang Xiaoming
The Banquet, released on DVD in the United States as Legend of the Black Scorpion, is a 2006 Chinese wuxia drama film. The film was directed by Feng Xiaogang and stars Zhang Ziyi, Ge You, Daniel ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Sun Honglei, Hao Zheng
The Road Home is a 2000 Chinese romantic drama film directed by Zhang Yimou. It also marked the cinematic debut of the Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi. The Road Home was written by author Bao Shi, ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Cung Le
The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film directed by Wong Kar-wai and based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. Ip Man's (Tony Leung) peaceful existence is ...more
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Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi
Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris ...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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Zhang Ziyi, Sammo Hung, Cecilia Cheung
The Legend of Zu, also known as Zu Warriors in the United States, is a 2001 Hong Kong film produced and directed by Tsui Hark. The film starred Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Cecilia Cheung, Patrick ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Cecilia Cheung, Jang Dong-gun
Dangerous Liaisons is a 2012 Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho loosely based on the novel with the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The novel has been adapted numerous times, including Les ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Jung Woo-sung, Joo Jin-mo
Musa, released as both The Warrior and The Ultimate Warrior in English-speaking countries, is a 2001 South Korean epic film directed by Kim Sung-su, starring Jung Woo-sung, Ahn Sung-ki, Joo ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing, Toru Nakamura
Purple Butterfly is a 2003 Chinese film, directed by Lou Ye. It is Lou's third film after Weekend Lover and Suzhou River. It stars Chinese mainland actors, Zhang Ziyi, Liu Ye and Li Bingbing, as ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Dennis Quaid, Peter Stormare
Horsemen is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund and starring Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi. It follows Aidan Breslin a bitter and emotionally distracted ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Leon Lai, Wang Xueqi
Forever Enthralled is a Chinese biographical film directed by Chen Kaige; the film marks Chen's eleventh feature film as a director. Forever Enthralled follows the life of Mei Lanfang, one of ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Joe Odagiri, Hiroko Yakushimaru
Princess Raccoon is a 2005 Japanese film directed by Seijun Suzuki. The "raccoon" of the English title is actually a translation for the tanuki. It is a love story set in the musical ...more
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans
TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy action film and a part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe, the film features the voice talents ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Joan Chen, Jiang Wen
Jasmine Women is a 2004 film, adapted from Su Tong's novel called Funü Shenghuo which means Women's Lives. It is directed by Hou Yong, formerly a well known cinematographer. Zhang Ziyi ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing, So Ji-sub
Sophie's Revenge is a 2009 Chinese-Korean film starring Zhang Ziyi, So Ji-sub, Fan Bingbing, Ruby Lin, Peter Ho, and Yao Chen. This movie is a co-production between Beijing Perfect World Co. ...more
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Ultimate Fights is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zhang Ziyi Movies
Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino
Ultimate Fights is a 2002 Flixmix fight scenes compilatio, with footages from Rumble In The Bronx, Gladiator, Fists of Legend, Black Mask, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and others.
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Zhang Ziyi, Eun-Kyung Shin, Joo Hyun
My Wife is a Gangster 2: The Return Fable is a 2003 South Korean film. It is the sequel to My Wife is a Gangster and is itself followed by My Wife Is a Gangster 3.
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The Founding of a Republic Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li
The Founding of a Republic is a 2009 Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's ...more
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Love for Life Zhang Ziyi, Aaron Kwok, Wang Baoqiang
Love for Life, also known as Life Is a Miracle, Til Death Do Us Part and Love for Live, is a 2011 film directed by Gu Changwei. This is Gu's third film as director after a lengthy career as a ...more
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Touching Starlight Zhang Ziyi, Lau Kar-wing, Qiang Chen
Touching Starlight is a 1996 Chinese film made for television. It was the first film to star Zhang Ziyi. It was made for Chinese television on a low budget and was later released on Video CD ...more