Asia Weekly Magazine's 100 Greatest Chinese Films of the 20th Century

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In 1999, Asia Weekly magazine consulted with 7 Chinese film experts and published this list of the 100 greatest Chinese-language films. The list is in chronological order.

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    Zhi guo yuan

    1922 — a.k.a. Laogong zhi aiqing, in 0 top lists Check
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    Xiao Wanyi

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

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
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    Zi mei hua

    1934 — a.k.a. Twin Sisters, in 0 top lists Check
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    Shen nu

    1934 — a.k.a. The Goddess, in 8 top lists Check
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    Yu guang qu

    1934, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dalu

    1935 — a.k.a. The Highway, in 3 top lists Check
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    Shi zi jie tou

    1937 — a.k.a. Crossroads, in 1 top list Check
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    Ye ban ge sheng

    1935 — a.k.a. Song at Midnight, in 2 top lists Check
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    Malu tianshi

    1937 — a.k.a. Street Angel, in 6 top lists Check
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    Gu dao tian tang

    1939 — a.k.a. Orphan Island Paradise, in 0 top lists Check
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    Yi jiang chun shui xiang dong liu

    1947 — a.k.a. Tears of the Yang-Tse, in 5 top lists 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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    Tai tai wan sui

    1947, in 1 top list Check
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    Xiao cheng zhi chun

    1948 — a.k.a. Spring in a Small Town, in 9 top lists Check
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    Wanjia denghuo

    1948 — a.k.a. The Lights of Ten Thousand Homes, in 2 top lists Check
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    San Mao liu lang ji

    1949 — a.k.a. The Winter of Three Hairs, in 0 top lists Check
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    Wuya yu maque

    1949 — a.k.a. Crows and Sparrows, in 1 top list Check
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    Zhujiang lei

    1950, in 0 top lists Check
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    Qing gong mi shi

    1948 — a.k.a. Sorrows of the Forbidden City, in 1 top list Check
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    Wo zhe yi bei zi

    1950 — a.k.a. Life of a Beijing Policeman, in 3 top lists Check
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    Wu Xun zhuan

    1950, in 0 top lists Check
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    Yi ban zhi ge

    1952, in 0 top lists Check
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    Wu jia qi

    1951 — a.k.a. Spoiling the Wedding Day, in 0 top lists Check
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    Wei lou chun xiao

    1953, in 1 top list Check
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    Liang Shanba yu Zhu Yingtai

    1954, in 0 top lists Check
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    Zhu Fu

    1956 — a.k.a. New Year Sacrifice, in 1 top list Check
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    Si qian jin

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Man bo nu lang

    1957, in 2 top lists Check
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    Hao men ye yan

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    Lin zexu

    1959 — a.k.a. The Opium Wars, in 2 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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    Ye mei gui zhi lian

    1960 — a.k.a. The Wild Wild Rose, in 3 top lists Check
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    Liu san jie

    1960 — a.k.a. Third Sister Liu, 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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    Ke lian tian xia fu mu xin

    1960 — a.k.a. The Great Devotion, in 1 top list Check
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    Hong se niang zi jun

    1961 — a.k.a. The Red Detachment of Women, in 1 top list Check
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    Jia wu feng yun

    1962 — a.k.a. The Naval Battle of 1894, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chat sup yee ga fong hak

    1963, in 0 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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    Nong nu

    1963 — a.k.a. Serfs, in 0 top lists Check
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    Yang ya ren jia

    1965, in 1 top list Check
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    Wutai jiemei

    1964 — a.k.a. Two Stage Sisters, in 5 top lists Check
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    Du bei dao

    1967 — a.k.a. The One-Armed Swordsman, in 4 top lists Check
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    Po qiao shi fen

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
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    Long men kezhan

    1967 — a.k.a. Dragon Inn, in 7 top lists Check
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    Dong nuan

    1969 — a.k.a. The Winter, in 1 top list Check
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    Xia nü

    1971 — a.k.a. A Touch of Zen, in 14 top lists Check
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    Jia zai Tai Bei

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dong fu ren

    1968 — a.k.a. The Arch, in 4 top lists Check
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