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Hong Kong Film Awards Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures

To celebrate a hundred years of Chinese cinema, the Hong Kong Film Awards put together a list of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures. As if to attempt to balance the short German list, this Top 100 actually includes 103 films. It's heavily biased towards Hong Kong movies, which is fine by me as I'm a confirmed fan of Cantonese cinema.

I found the list at a site called Monkey Peaches, which no longer exists, so here's an archived source at the Wayback Machine.

The List

# Title Year Director IMDb
1 Springtime in a Small Town 1948 Fei Mu IMDb
2 A Better Tomorrow 1986 John Woo IMDb
3 Days of Being Wild 1990 Wong Kar Wai IMDb
4 Yellow Earth 1985 Chen Kaige IMDb
5 City of Sadness 1989 Hou Hsiao Hsien IMDb
6 Long Arm of the Law 1984 Johnny Mak IMDb
7 Dragon Inn 1967 King Hu IMDb
8 Boat People 1982 Ann Hui IMDb
9 A Touch of Zen 1971 King Hu IMDb
10 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Ang Lee IMDb
11 Street Angel 1937 Yuan Mu Jih IMDb
12 A Brighter Summer Day 1991 Edward Yang IMDb
13 The Private Eyes 1976 Michael Hui IMDb
14 The Mission 1999 Johnnie To IMDb
15 The One-Armed Swordsman 1967 Chang Cheh IMDb
16 Fist of Fury 1972 Lo Wei IMDb
17 In the Heat of the Sun 1994 Jiang Wen IMDb
18 In the Face of Demolition 1953 Li Tie IMDb
19 A Chinese Odyssey 1995 Jeffrey Lau IMDb
20 The Arch 1970 Tang Shu Shuen IMDb
21 Rouge 1988 Stanley Kwan IMDb
22 Chungking Express 1994 Wong Kar Wai IMDb
23 Homecoming 1984 Yim Ho IMDb
24 The Time to Live and the Time to Die 1985 Hou Hsiao Hsien IMDb
25 Red Sorghum 1987 Zhang Yimou IMDb
26 Father and Son 1981 Allen Fong IMDb
27 The Spring River Flows East 1947 Cai Chusheng IMDb
28 Comrades: Almost a Love Story 1996 Peter Chan IMDb
29 The Goddess 1934 Wu Yonggang IMDb
30 The Highway 1934 Sun Yu IMDb
31 The Secret 1979 Ann Hui IMDb
32 Infernal Affairs 2002 Lau Wai Keung & Mak Siu Fai IMDb
33 Drunken Master 1978 Yuen Wo Ping IMDb
34 The Butterfly Murders 1979 Tsui Hark IMDb
35 Ashes of Time 1994 Wong Kar Wai IMDb
36 Made in Hong Kong 1997 Fruit Chan IMDb
37 Sorrows of the Forbidden City 1948 Zhu Shilin IMDb
38 Liang Shan-po and Chu Ying-t'ai 1963 Li Han Hsiang IMDb
39 The Story of a Discharged Prisoner 1967 Lung Kong IMDb
40 Zu Warriors 1983 Tsui Hark IMDb
41 The Terrorizer 1986 Edward Yang IMDb
42 The Killer 1989 John Woo IMDb
43 Once Upon a Time in China 1991 Tsui Hark IMDb
44 The Actress 1992 Stanley Kwan IMDb
45 Story of Qiu Ju 1992 Zhang Yimou IMDb
46 This Life of Mine 1950 Shi Hui IMDb
47 Kingdom and the Beauty 1962 Li Han Hsiang IMDb
48 Winter Warm 1969 Li Han Hsiang IMDb
49 An Autumn's Tale 1987 Mabel Cheung IMDb
50 A Chinese Ghost Story 1987 Ching Siu Tung IMDb
51 The Purple Hairpin 1959 Li Tie IMDb
52 The Orphan 1960 Lee Sun Fung IMDb
53 Two Stage Sisters 1964 Xie Jin IMDb
54 City on Fire 1987 Ringo Lam IMDb
55 Farewell My Concubine 1993 Chen Kaige IMDb
56 Yi Yi 2000 Edward Yang IMDb
57 Cold Nights 1955 Lee Sun Fung IMDb
58 At Dawn 1967 Sung Tsun Shou IMDb
59 Raining in the Mountain 1979 King Hu IMDb
60 Police Story 1985 Jackie Chan IMDb
61 C'est la Vie, Mon Cheri 1993 Yee Tung Sheng IMDb
62 The Wedding Banquet 1993 Ang Lee IMDb
63 The Platform 2000 Jiang Zhangke IMDb
64 The Wild, Wild Rose 1960 Wang Tian Lin IMDb
65 The Great Devotion 1960 Chor Yuen IMDb
66 My Intimate Partner 1960 Kim Chun IMDb
67 Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind 1980 Tsui Hark IMDb
68 Ah Ying 1983 Allen Fong IMDb
69 Durian Durian 2000 Fruit Chan IMDb
70 Little Toys 1933 Sun Yu IMDb
71 Happiness and Sadness of Middle Age 1949 Sang Hu IMDb
72 The House of 72 Tenants 1973 Chor Yuen IMDb
73 Nomad 1982 Patrick Tam IMDb
74 Dust in the Wind 1987 Hou Hsiao Hsien IMDb
75 92 Legendary La Rose Noire 1992 Jeffrey Lau IMDb
76 Shaolin Soccer 2001 Stephen Chow IMDb
77 Song at Midnight 1937 Ma Xu Weibang IMDb
78 China Behind 1978 Tong Shu Shuen IMDb
79 The Spooky Bunch 1980 Ann Hui IMDb
80 Taipei Story 1985 Edward Yang IMDb
81 The Blue Kite 1993 Tian Zhuangzhuang IMDb
82 Viva! My Wife 1948 Sang Hu IMDb
83 Mambo Girl 1957 Yi Wen IMDb
84 Feast of a Rich Family 1959 Lee Sun Fung, Li Tie, Ng Wui & Lo Ji Hung IMDb
85 Execution in Autumn 1972 Lee Hsing IMDb
86 Hibiscus Town 1986 Xie Jin IMDb
87 God of Gamblers 1989 Wong Jing IMDb
88 As Tears Go By 1988 Wong Kar Wai IMDb
89 Happy Together 1997 Wong Kar Wai IMDb
90 In the Mood for Love 2000 Wong Kar Wai IMDb
91 The Light of Ten Thousand Homes 1948 Shen Fu IMDb
92 Festival Moon 1953 Zhu Shilin IMDb
93 Hearts of Father and Mother 1955 Kim Chun IMDb
94 Lin Zexu 1959 Zheng Junli & Cen Fan IMDb
95 Dreams of the Red Chambers 1962 Cen Fan IMDb
96 Digital Master 1983 Kirk Wong IMDb
97 Shanghai Blues 1984 Tsui Hark IMDb
98 Eight Diagram Pole Fighter 1984 Liu Chia Liang IMDb
99 The Black Cannon Incident 1986 Huang Jianxin IMDb
100 Rebels of the Neon God 1992 Tsai Ming Liang IMDb
101 In the Hands of a Puppet Master 1993 Hou Hsiao Hsien IMDb
102 Summer Snow 1995 Ann Hui IMDb
103 Not One Less 1999 Zhang Yimou IMDb


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