Letterboxd 100: Chinese-Language Cinema

The 100 highest-rated Chinese-language feature films on Letterboxd, including films from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. For a deeper breakdown, here are the Hong Kong, Taiwan and China lists.

Updated on April 10, 2021.

Here's a centralized database of my other lists on Letterboxd.

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    1

  • Yi Yi

    2

  • In the Mood for Love

    3

  • Chungking Express

    4

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    5

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    6

  • Happy Together

    7

  • Farewell My Concubine

    8

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    9

  • Fallen Angels

    10

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    11

  • To Live

    12

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    13

  • Terrorizers

    14

  • A City of Sadness

    15

  • A Touch of Zen

    16

  • Taipei Story

    17

  • Vive L'Amour

    18

  • Hard Boiled

    19

  • So Long, My Son

    20

  • That Day, on the Beach

    21

  • Made in Hong Kong

    22

  • What Time Is It There?

    23

  • A Borrowed Life

    24

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

    25

  • The Killer

    26

  • Eat Drink Man Woman

    27

  • Platform

    28

  • School on Fire

    29

  • Dragon Inn

    30

  • The Time to Live and the Time to Die

    31

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

    32

  • The Legend of Hei

    33

  • Hill of No Return

    34

  • Green Snake

    35

  • Legend of the Mountain

    36

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    37

  • Police Story

    38

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    39

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    40

  • Us and Them

    41

  • The Hole

    42

  • Mahjong

    43

  • Peking Opera Blues

    44

  • Pedicab Driver

    45

  • Nomad

    46

  • Raining in the Mountain

    47

  • Dust in the Wind

    48

  • Bullet in the Head

    49

  • The Great Buddha+

    50

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    51

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    52

  • City of Life and Death

    53

  • Shanghai Blues

    54

  • Infernal Affairs

    55

  • Still Life

    56

  • 2046

    57

  • Suzhou River

    58

  • Center Stage

    59

  • A Summer at Grandpa's

    60

  • Election 2

    61

  • Duel to the Death

    62

  • The Fate of Lee Khan

    63

  • Millennium Mambo

    64

  • The River

    65

  • Kaili Blues

    66

  • A Sun

    67

  • A Simple Life

    68

  • A Confucian Confusion

    69

  • Exiled

    70

  • The End of the Track

    71

  • Boat People

    72

  • Goodbye South, Goodbye

    73

  • Tropical Fish

    74

  • Summer Snow

    75

  • Heroes of the East

    76

  • Dear Ex

    77

  • Pickpocket

    78

  • The Boxer's Omen

    79

  • Holy Flame of the Martial World

    80

  • The Goddess

    81

  • A Moment of Romance

    82

  • Love in the Time of Twilight

    83

  • Dirty Ho

    84

  • The Monkey King

    85

  • Song of the Exile

    86

  • Eastern Condors

    87

  • The Legend of Drunken Master

    88

  • Not One Less

    89

  • Hero

    90

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    91

  • Throw Down

    92

  • The Arch

    93

  • Romancing in Thin Air

    94

  • Ip Man

    95

  • Days of Being Wild

    96

  • The Love Eterne

    97

  • The Sun Also Rises

    98

  • A Hero Never Dies

    99

  • A Better Tomorrow

    100