Time Out (Shanghai): 100 Best Chinese Mainland Films

Time Out published this list earlier this month. 88 film experts including actors, directors, producers, critics, academics and film insiders were polled.
What makes this list interesting compared to other similar lists like this one is the fact that it features far more modern films. According to the magazine, the biggest percentage (36%) of films are from the 2000s!

Other Time Out film-related lists that also focus on a country or certain region:
Time Out (London): 100 Best British Films
Time Out (Paris): 100 Best French Films
Time Out (Hong Kong): 100 Best Hong Kong Films
Time Out (New York): 50 American films, 50 states


Missing:

33.- Mr Zhao (1998) Dir. Lu Yue
42.- Back to Back, Face to Face…

  • Farewell My Concubine

    1

  • Spring in a Small Town

    2

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    3

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    4

  • Pickpocket

    5

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    6

  • Yellow Earth

    7

  • To Live

    8

  • The Goddess

    9

  • Street Angel

    10

  • Still Life

    11

  • Red Sorghum

    12

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    13

  • The Blue Kite

    14

  • Blind Shaft

    15

  • Platform

    16

  • Suzhou River

    17

  • The Sun Also Rises

    18

  • Hibiscus Town

    19

  • Summer Palace

    20

  • Ju Dou

    21

  • Black Snow

    22

  • Two Stage Sisters

    23

  • The Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven

    24

  • The Horse Thief

    25

  • Petition

    26

  • Oxhide

    27

  • Let the Bullets Fly

    28

  • Crazy Stone

    29

  • The Big Road

    30

  • Hero

    31

  • Unknown Pleasures

    32

  • Woman Demon Human

    33

  • Sacrificed Youth

    34

  • King of the Children

    35

  • Peacock

    36

  • Mountain Patrol

    37

  • Spring Fever

    38

  • Life of a Beijing Policeman

    39

  • Crows and Sparrows

    40

  • The Spring River Flows East

    41

  • The Story of Qiu Ju

    42

  • Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

    43

  • City of Life and Death

    44

  • Shower

    45

  • Early Spring

    46

  • The Dream Factory

    47

  • A Touch of Sin

    48

  • Beijing Bicycle

    49

  • 24 City

    50

  • Emperor Visits the Hell

    51

  • Sorrows and Joys of a Middle-Aged Man

    52

  • The Days

    53

  • The Troubleshooters

    54

  • New Women

    55

  • My Memories of Old Beijing

    56

  • Father

    57

  • For Fun

    58

  • Taking Father Home

    59

  • Oxhide II

    60

  • Keep Cool

    61

  • Purple Butterfly

    62

  • On the Beat

    63

  • The Search

    64

  • The Missing Gun

    65

  • Third Sister Liu

    66

  • The World

    67

  • A World Without Thieves

    68

  • The Black Cannon Incident

    69

  • Winter Vacation

    70

  • House of Flying Daggers

    71

  • If You Are the One

    72

  • People Mountain People Sea

    73

  • 11 Flowers

    74

  • Disorder

    75

  • East Palace, West Palace

    76

  • Secrets of the Heavenly Book

    77

  • Assembly

    78

  • Long Live the Mistress!

    79

  • The Lin Family Shop

    80

  • Karamay

    81

  • Princess Iron Fan

    82

  • Fortune Teller

    83

  • Cow

    84

  • Ermo

    85

  • Song of the Fishermen

    86

  • Drug War

    87

  • Last Train Home

    88

  • The Swordsman in Double Flag Town

    89

  • Beijing Bastards

    90

  • The Message

    91