101 Essential Chinese Movies

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An authoritative list of the greatest films from Mainland China by critic and China film historian Simon Fowler.

Missing from IMDb:
1. Reconnaissance Across The Yangtze (1954) by Xiaodan Tang
2. Sons and Daughters of the Grassland (1974) by Fu Jie

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    Er shi si cheng ji

    2008 — a.k.a. 24 City, in 2 top lists Check
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    Lichun

    2007 — a.k.a. And the Spring Comes, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ji jie hao

    2007 — a.k.a. Assembly, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ren dao zhong nian

    1982 — a.k.a. At Middle Age, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bei kao bei, lian dui lian

    1994 — a.k.a. Back to Back, Face to Face, in 0 top lists Check
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    Xiao cai feng

    2002 — a.k.a. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ye yan

    2006 — a.k.a. The Banquet, in 0 top lists Check
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    Shiqi sui de dan che

    2001 — a.k.a. Beijing Bicycle, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dalu

    1935 — a.k.a. The Highway, in 3 top lists Check
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    Da wan

    2001 — a.k.a. Big Shot's Funeral, in 0 top lists Check
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    Hei pao shi jian

    1986 — a.k.a. The Black Cannon Incident, in 1 top list Check
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    Ben ming nian

    1990 — a.k.a. Black Snow, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mang shan

    2007 — a.k.a. Blind Mountain, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mang jing

    2003 — a.k.a. Blind Shaft, in 4 top lists Check
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    Lang shan die xue ji

    1936 — a.k.a. Blood on Wolf Mountain, in 0 top lists Check
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    Lan feng zheng

    1993 — a.k.a. The Blue Kite, in 7 top lists Check
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    Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers

    1990, in 1 top list Check
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    Shou ji

    2003 — a.k.a. Cell Phone, in 1 top list Check
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    Zhi guo yuan

    1922 — a.k.a. Laogong zhi aiqing, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chung Kuo - Cina

    1972, in 2 top lists Check
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    Feng kuang de shi tou

    2006 — a.k.a. Crazy Stone, in 1 top list Check
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    Shi zi jie tou

    1937 — a.k.a. Crossroads, in 1 top list Check
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    Wuya yu maque

    1949 — a.k.a. Crows and Sparrows, in 1 top list Check
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    Guizi lai le

    2000 — a.k.a. Devils on the Doorstep, in 5 top lists Check
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    Zao Chun Er Yue

    1963 — a.k.a. Threshold of Spring, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dong gong xi gong

    1996 — a.k.a. Behind the Forbidden City, in 1 top list Check
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    Ba qian li lu yun he yue

    1947 — a.k.a. Eight Thousand Li of Cloud and Moon, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ba wang bie ji

    1993 — a.k.a. Farewell My Concubine, in 16 top lists Check
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    Wu duo Jinhua

    1959 — a.k.a. Five Golden Flowers, in 0 top lists Check
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    Zhao Le

    1993, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mei Lanfang

    2008 — a.k.a. Forever Enthralled, in 0 top lists Check
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    Jian guo da ye

    2009 — a.k.a. The Founding of a Republic, in 0 top lists Check
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    Jidu hanleng

    1996 — a.k.a. Frozen, in 1 top list Check
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    Xiangnu xiaoxiao

    1987 — a.k.a. A Girl from Hunan, in 0 top lists Check
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    Wu Qingyuan

    2006 — a.k.a. The Go Master, in 1 top list Check
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    Shen nu

    1934 — a.k.a. The Goddess, in 8 top lists Check
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    Beijing ni zao

    1991 — a.k.a. Good Morning Beijing, in 0 top lists Check
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    Da nao tian gong

    1963 — a.k.a. The Monkey King, in 1 top list Check
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    Ying xiong

    2002 — a.k.a. Hero, in 7 top lists Check
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    Fu rong zhen

    1987 — a.k.a. Hibiscus Town, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dao ma zei

    1986 — a.k.a. The Horse Thief, in 7 top lists Check
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    Shi mian mai fu

    2004 — a.k.a. House of Flying Daggers, in 5 top lists Check
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    Yang guang can lan de ri zi

    1994 — a.k.a. In the Heat of the Sun, in 3 top lists Check
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    Bian Lian

    1996 — a.k.a. The King of Masks, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tian yun shan chuan qi

    1980 — a.k.a. Legend of Tianyun Mountain, in 1 top list Check
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    Yi ge mo sheng nu ren de lai xin

    2004 — a.k.a. Letter from an Unknown Woman, in 0 top lists Check
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    Liang Shanba yu Zhu Yingtai

    1954, in 0 top lists Check
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    Lin jia pu zi

    1959 — a.k.a. The Lin Family Shop, in 2 top lists Check
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    Lin zexu

    1959 — a.k.a. The Opium Wars, in 2 top lists Check
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    Xiao Wanyi

    1933 — a.k.a. Little Toys, in 2 top lists Check
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