Thursday, October 11, 2012

World Cinema Guide: China (102 Greatest Films 1929-2005)


When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for other countries: World Cinema Guide Argentina, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.



1931 Love and Duty (Richard Poh)
1933 Little Toys* (Sun Yu)
1933 Spring Silkworms (Cheng Bugao)
1933 Wild Torrent (Cheng Bugao)
1934 Song of the Fisherman (Cai Chusheng)
1934 The Goddess* (Wu Yonggang)
1934 The Plunder of Peach and Plum (Ying Yunwei)
1934 Twin Sisters (Zheng Zhengqiu)
1935 Scenes of City Life (Yuan Muzhi)
1935 The Highway (Sun Yu)
1936 Unchanged Heart in Life and Death (Ying Yunwei)
1937 Crossroads* (Shen Xiling)
1937 Song at Midnight (Ma-Xu Weibang)
1937 Street Angel* (Yuan Muzhi)
1947 Eight Thousand Li of Cloud and Moon (Shi Dongshan)
1947 The Spring River Flows East (Cai Chusheng, Zheng Junli)
1948 Spring in a Small Town* (Fei Mu)
1948 The Lights of Ten Thousand Homes (Shen Fu)
1949 An Orphan on the Streets (Zhao Ming)
1949 Crows and Sparrows* (Zheng Junli)
1949 San Mao, the Little Vagabond (Zhao Ming, Yang Gong)
1950 My Life (Shi Hui)
1950 The Life of Wu Xun (Sun Yu)
1950 This Whole Life of Mine* (Shi Hui)
1956 The New Year's Sacrifice (Sang Hu)
1957 Basketball Player No. 5 (Xie Jin)
1957 City Without Night (Tang Ziaodan)
1959 The Lin Family Shop (Shui Hua)
1960 Red Detachment of Women* (Xie Jin)
1960 Third Sister Liu (Su Li)
1964 Two Stage Sisters* (Xie Jin)
1980 Evening Rain (Wu Yigong)
1980 The Legend of Tianyun Mountain (Xie Jin)
1982 My Memories of Old Beijing (Wu Yigong)
1983 One and Eight (Zhang Junzhao)
1984 Yellow Earth* (Chen Kaige)
1985 Army Nurse (Hu Mei, Li Xiaojun)
1985 In the Wild Mountain (Yan Xueshu)
1985 On the Hunting Ground (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
1985 Sacrificed Youth (Zhang Nuanxing)
1985 Swan Song (Zhang Zeming)
1985 The Black Cannon Incident (Huang Jianxin)
1986 A Girl from Hunan (U Lan, Fei Xie)
1986 Hibiscus Town* (Xie Jin)
1986 The Big Parade* (Chen Kaige)
1986 The Horse Thief* (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
1987 King of the Children* (Chen Kaige)
1987 Red Sorghum* (Zhang Yimou)
1987 The Old Well (Wu Tianming)
1988 Sun and Rain (Zhang Zeming)
1990 Ju Dou* (Zhang Yimou)
1990 Mama* (Zhang Yuan)
1991 Life on a String* (Chen Kaige)
1991 Raise the Red Lantern* (Zhang Yimou)
1991 The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (He Ping)
1992 Family Portraits (Li Shaohong)
1992 Ripples Across Stagnant Water (Ling Zifeng)
1992 The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou)
1993 Farewell My Concubine* (Chen Kaige)
1993 For Fun (Ning Ying)
1993 The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
1993 The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai)
1993 Woman Sesame Oil Maker (Xie Fei)
1994 Back to Back, Face to Face (Huang Jianxin)
1994 Ermo* (Zhou Xiaowen)
1994 In the Heat of the Sun* (Jiang Wen)
1994 Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (He Ping)
1994 The Story of Xinghua (Li Yin)
1994 To Live (Zhang Yimou)
1995 Postman (He Jianjun)
1995 Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou)
1996 East Palace, West Palace (Zhang Yuan)
1996 Frozen (Wang Xiaoshuai)
1996 Rainclouds Over Wushan (Zhang Ming)
1996 Sons (Zhang Yuan)
1996 The Emperor's Shadow (Zhou Xiaowen)
1996 The King of Masks* (Wu Tianming)
1997 Keep Cool (Zhang Yimou)
1997 Xiao Wu (Jia Zhang Ke)
1998 Mr. Zhao (Lu Yue)
1999 Not One Less (Zhang Yimou)
1999 Shower* (Zhang Yang)
1999 The Emperor and the Assassin (Chen Kaige)
1999 The Road Home* (Zhang Yimou)
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon* (Ang Lee)
2000 Devils on the Doorstep* (Jiang Wen)
2000 Go for Broke (Wang Guangli)
2000 Platform (Jia Zhang Ke)
2001 Happy Times (Zhang Yimou)
2001 Seafood* (Zhu Wen)
2002 Chicken Poets (Meng Jing Hui)
2002 Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
2002 Together (Chen Kaige)
2003 Blind Shaft (Yang Li)
2003 The Only Sons (Gan Xiao'er)
2003 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks - Part 1: Rust (Wang Bing)
2003 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks - Part 2: Remnants (Wang Bing)
2003 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks - Part 3: Rails (Wang Bing)
2004 Green Hat (Liu Fendou)
2004 House of Flying Daggers* (Zhang Yimou)
2004 The World (Jia Zhang Ke)
2005 Shanghai Dreams (Wang Xiaoshuai)

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