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To celebrate one hundred years of Chinese cinema, Hong Kong Film Awards released a list of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures. Among the 103 films on the list, there are 11 films from China (pre-1949), 13 films from the mainland China (post-1949), 61 films from Hong Kong, 16 films from Taiwan (post-1949), 1 Hong Kong/mainland China co-production and 1 Taiwan/Hong Kong co-production.

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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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    Ying hung boon sik

    1986 — a.k.a. A Better Tomorrow, in 7 top lists Check
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    Ah fei zing zyun

    1990 — a.k.a. Days of Being Wild, in 10 top lists Check
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    Huang tu di

    1985 — a.k.a. Yellow Earth, in 9 top lists Check
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    Beiqíng chéngshì

    1989 — a.k.a. A City of Sadness, in 9 top lists Check
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    Saang gong kei bing

    1984 — a.k.a. Long Arm of the Law, in 3 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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    Tau ban no hoi

    1982 — a.k.a. Boat People, in 5 top lists Check
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    Xia nü

    1971 — a.k.a. A Touch of Zen, in 14 top lists Check
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    Wo hu cang long

    2000 — a.k.a. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in 23 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 ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian

    1991 — a.k.a. A Brighter Summer Day, in 13 top lists Check
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    Ban jin ba liang

    1976 — a.k.a. The Private Eyes, in 4 top lists Check
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    Cheung foh

    1999 — a.k.a. The Mission, in 4 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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    Jing wu men

    1972 — a.k.a. The Chinese Connection, in 6 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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    Wei lou chun xiao

    1953, in 1 top list Check
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    Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap

    1995 — a.k.a. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box, in 3 top lists Check
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    Sai yau gei: Sin leui kei yun

    1995 — a.k.a. A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella, in 3 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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    Yan zhi kou

    1987 — a.k.a. Rouge, in 5 top lists Check
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    Chung Hing sam lam

    1994 — a.k.a. Chungking Express, in 17 top lists Check
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    Si shui liu nian

    1984, in 1 top list Check
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    Tóngnián wangshì

    1985 — a.k.a. A Time to Live, a Time to Die, in 8 top lists Check
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    Hong gao liang

    1988 — a.k.a. Red Sorghum, in 10 top lists Check
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    Foo ji ching

    1981 — a.k.a. Father and Son, in 1 top list 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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    Tian mi mi

    1996 — a.k.a. Comrades: Almost a Love Story, in 6 top lists Check
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    Shen nu

    1934 — a.k.a. The Goddess, in 8 top lists Check
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    Dalu

    1935 — a.k.a. The Highway, in 3 top lists Check
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    Fung gip

    1979 — a.k.a. The Secret, in 2 top lists Check
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    Mou gaan dou

    2002 — a.k.a. Infernal Affairs, in 9 top lists Check
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    Zui quan

    1978 — a.k.a. Drunken Master, in 9 top lists Check
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    Dip bin

    1979 — a.k.a. The Butterfly Murders, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dung che sai duk

    1994 — a.k.a. Ashes of Time, in 6 top lists Check
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    Heung Gong jai jo

    1997 — a.k.a. Made in Hong Kong, in 5 top lists Check
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    Qing gong mi shi

    1948, in 1 top list Check
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    Liang Shan Bo yu Zhu Ying Tai

    1963 — a.k.a. The Love Eterne, in 5 top lists Check
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    Ying xiong ben se

    1967, in 1 top list Check
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    Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke

    1983 — a.k.a. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, in 5 top lists Check
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    Kong bu fen zi

    1986 — a.k.a. The Terrorizers, in 5 top lists Check
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    Dip huet seung hung

    1989 — a.k.a. The Killer, in 13 top lists Check
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    Wong Fei Hung

    1991 — a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in China, in 8 top lists Check
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    Ruan Lingyu

    1991 — a.k.a. Center Stage, in 9 top lists Check
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    Qiu Ju da guan si

    1992 — a.k.a. The Story of Qiu Ju, in 9 top lists 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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    Jiang shan mei ren

    1959 — a.k.a. Kingdom and the Beauty, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dong nuan

    1969 — a.k.a. The Winter, in 1 top list Check
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    Chou tin dik tong wah

    1987 — a.k.a. An Autumn's Tale, in 4 top lists Check
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