This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
In 1998, Cinemaya asked 34 critics (mostly Asian critics) to list their 10 favorite Asian films. Cinemaya published all of these lists in issue #41 of the magazine. #1 Tokyo Story appeared on 20 of the lists. This is a list of films that appeared on at least 2 lists. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdGNGLXJ5VmtlZl94R015NDNwWEgxbnc]this spreadsheet[/url] for vote counts.
6 of the critics listed "The Apu Trilogy" without specifying an individual film, so I counted each trilogy vote as a vote for all 3 films.
You can see some of the top 10 lists in this [url=http://books.google.com/books?id=lZZ-mxaqP6IC&pg=PT416]Google book preview[/url].
These are the films that have won more than one best picture award, usually by winning Best Picture in its country of origin, then Best Foreign Film in another. For the sake of this list, I limited the list of recognized industry bodies to those from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In the interest of including all continents, I have made two exceptions to the industry award rule for the Gramado & Ouagadougou Film Festivals.
I included award categories for feature-length animation, but omitted shorts and documentaries. I also included variations on Best Film and Best Foreign Film, such as BAFTA's Outstanding British Film, the Hong Kong award for Best Asian Film, and the Donatello for Best European Film.
All titles are sorted first by number of honors, then year of release. The leader (with 7) is Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother", which won the Goya for Best Film plus the Oscar, BAFTA, Cesar, Lola, Donatello, and Guldbagge awards for Best Foreign Film.
At the end of the 2000s, dGenerate Films asked 47 filmmakers, critics, programmers, and scholars to vote for the best Chinese-language films of the decade. This is a list of films that received at least 2 votes. See the [url=http://dgeneratefilms.com/critical-essays/best-chinese-language-films-of-the-2000s-poll-results/]list source[/url] for the complete list (including 1-vote films) and the [url=http://dgeneratefilms.com/uncategorized/best-chinese-language-films-of-the-2000s-ballots/]ballots[/url].
Missing from IMDb:
Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul, Hu Jie
Chinese Villagers’ Documentary Project, Wu Wenguang
Classmates, Lin Xin
Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, Yang Fudong (5 parts; 1-3 are missing)
Below are the films that have won over five "industry awards," defined as those awards selected by professionals in the movie business. I limited the pool of film industry bodies to those from the following countries: Australia (AACTA, formerly AFI), China (Golden Horse & Golden Rooster), France (Cesar), Germany (Lola), Great Britain (BAFTA), Italy (Donatello), India (Lotus), Japan (Awards of the Japanese Academy), Mexico (Ariel), Russia (Nika), Sweden (Guldbagge), and the United States (Oscar).
All titles are sorted first by total, then by year of release. The leader (at 23) is "The Last Emperor" with 9 Oscars, 9 Donatellos, 3 BAFTAs, 1 Cesar, and an award from the Japanese Academy.
In 2014, Time Out Shanghai asked 88 actors, directors, producers, critics, and academics to vote for the best Mainland Chinese films of all time. The ballots are available on [url=http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/features/Books__Film-Film_features/18277/The-100-best-Mainland-Chinese-films-contributors.html]Time Out's website[/url].
Missing from IMDb:
82. The Legend of Sealed Book (1983)
94. Zero Thousand Li Under the Clouds and Moon (2013)
99. The September of Mine (1990)
This list is from Silvia Rins' book [url=http://www.amazon.com/cine-asiatico-Asian-Cinema-Espiritualiudad/dp/8489564523]El cine asiatico/ The Asian Cinema: Espiritualiudad, violencia y erotismo en el cine oriental/ Spirituality, Violence and Eroticism in the Eastern Films[/url] (2007).
In a 2010 survey, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival asked 122 film professionals to vote for the 100 greatest Chinese-language films. The cutoff for the [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/golden+horses+100+greatest+chinese-language+films/]top 100[/url] was 10 votes. This is a list of films that received 4-9 votes. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdEV0R2ZQbzB1U2NFcUp5b1BESmhHaVE]this spreadsheet[/url] for a complete list of all films that received votes, vote counts, top directors, and ballots.
A dozen classic black and white Chinese films from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s are now available for free on YouTube — with English subtitles. The movies represent some of the key highlights from China’s first “Golden Period” of cinema and are a Sino cinephile’s dream come true.
The treasure trove of films is being made available courtesy of the [url=https://asia.ubc.ca/]Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia[/url] and includes Goddess and New Women, both of which star tragic silent screen legend Ruan Lingyu, plus, Street Angel, with singer Zhou Xuan. Also in the mix are Spring in a Small Town, Crows and Sparrows and Wanderings of Sanmao, titles which regularly feature when it comes to lists of the most important Chinese films ever made.
Playlist from the [url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Xdirs4_JYpeyWi46h8kdA/]Modern Chinese Cultural Studies YT channel[/url], last updated April 12, 2020.
Article from [url=https://radiichina.com/classic-chinese-films-english-subtitles/]Radii China[/url] on April 16, 2020.