The Best Zhou Xun Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 90 votes 33 voters 5.2k views 22 items

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

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

This list is made up of many different films, including The Message and The Silent War.

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Donnie Yen, Zhao Wei, Sun Li

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gordon Chan, Danny Ko, Andy Wing-Keung Chin

Painted Skin is a 2008 supernatural-fantasy film directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei, Betty Sun and Qi Yuwu. Although the film is based partly on a ...more
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Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jin-hee Ji, Eric Tsang

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Chan

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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The Message Li Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Alec Su

Released: 2009

Directed by: Qunshu Gao, Chen Kuo-Fu

The Message is a 2009 film directed by Kuo-fu Chen and Qunshu Gao.
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Zhao Wei, Yang Mi, Feng Shaofeng

Released: 2012

Directed by: Wu Ershan

Painted Skin: The Resurrection is a 2012 Chinese fantasy action film directed by Wu Ershan, starring Chen Kun, Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun, Yang Mi, Feng Shaofeng, Kris Phillips and Chen Tingjia. The ...more
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Daniel Wu, Jeff Chang, Zhou Xun

Directed by: Susie Au

Ming Ming is a 2006 Hong Kong film directed by Susie Au and starring Zhou Xun, Daniel Wu, Tony Yang and Jeff Chang. A debut feature-length film by Au, an experienced music video director, Ming ...more
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Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Cloud Atlas is a 2012 science fiction film written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has ...more

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Zhou Xun, Liu Ye, Chen Kun

Released: 2002

Directed by: Dai Sijie

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a 2002 Franco-Chinese romance drama film with dialogue in the Sichuan dialect directed by Dai Sijie and starring Zhou Xun, Chen Kun and Liu Ye. It ...more
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Gao Yuanyuan, Zhou Xun, Lin Cui

Released: 2001

Directed by: Wang Xiaoshuai

Beijing Bicycle is a 2001 Chinese drama film by Sixth Generation Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai, with joint investment from the Taiwanese Arc Light Films and the French Pyramide Productions. ...more
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Zhou Xun, Jia Hongsheng, An Nai

Released: 2000

Directed by: Lou Ye

Suzhou River is a 2000 film by Lou Ye about a tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film, though stylistically distinct, is typical of "Sixth Generation" Chinese ...more
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Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Wu, Huang Xiaoming

Released: 2006

Directed by: Feng Xiaogang

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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Gong Li, Chen Kaige, Zhou Xun

Released: 1998

Directed by: Chen Kaige

The Emperor and the Assassin, also known as The First Emperor, is a 1998 - 1999 Chinese historical romance film based primarily on Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin, as ...more

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Zhang Yuqi, Godfrey Gao, Tsui Hark

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tsui Hark

All About Women, originally titled She Ain't Mean and Not All Women Are Bad, is a 2008 Chinese romantic comedy-drama film directed by Tsui Hark. Starring Kitty Zhang, Zhou Xun and Gwei Lun-mei, ...more
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The Equation of Love and Death Deng Chao, Zhou Xun, Wang Baoqiang

Released: 2008

Directed by: Cao Baoping

The Equation of Love and Death is a 2008 Chinese dramatic film written and directed by Cao Baoping and starring Zhou Xun. The film is a Chinese and Hong Kong co-production. It is Cao's second ...more
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Chow Yun-Fat, Zhou Xun, Lu Yi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Hu Mei

Confucius is a 2010 Chinese biographical drama film written and directed by Hu Mei, starring Chow Yun-fat as the titular Chinese philosopher. The film was produced by P.H. Yu, Han Sanping, ...more
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Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine, Jay Chou

Released: 2010

Directed by: Yuen Woo-ping

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Hollywood Hong Kong Zhou Xun, You-Nam Wong, Glen Chin

Released: 2001

Directed by: Fruit Chan

Hollywood Hong Kong is a 2001 Hong Kong film directed by Fruit Chan, with screenplay written by Kei To Lam. It is the second instalment of his "prostitution trilogy" which Chan ...more
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A West Lake Moment Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Ling Yim

Released: 2005

Directed by: Yim Ho, Zi Yang

A West Lake is a 2005 psychological romantic drama-comedy film directed by Hong Kong directors Yim Ho and Yang Zi, and starring Aloys Chen, Zhou Xun and Yim Ling. Aloys Chen and Zhou Xun had ...more
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Beauty Remains Vivian Wu, Zhou Xun, Lisa Lu

Released: 2005

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Stolen Life Zhou Xun, Yan Ni, Jun Wu

Released: 2005

Directed by: Li Shaohong

A young girl is taken to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. As an adolescent, Yanni is withdrawn and reclusive, believing that she has been abandoned by her parents, and that she has ...more
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Jet Li, Chia Hui Liu, Louis Fan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tsui Hark

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a 2011 wuxia film directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Li Yuchun, Gwei Lun-mei, Louis Fan and Mavis Fan. The film is a remake of Dragon ...more

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The Great Magician Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Tsui Hark, Daniel Wu

Released: 2011

Directed by: Derek Yee

The Great Magician is a 2011 Chinese-language action fantasy film directed by Derek Yee and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Lau Ching-wan and Zhou Xun.
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The Silent War Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhou Xun, Mavis Fan

Released: 2012

Directed by: Felix Chong, Alan Mak

The Silent War is a 2012 Chinese-Hong Kong thriller film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong. The film won Best Cinematography at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award.