Banned in China[PR] for political reasons

by yestrovsky | created - 16 Aug 2015 | updated - 04 Sep 2016 | Public

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1. Summer Palace (2006)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Lei Hao, Xiaodong Guo, Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui

Votes: 2,680 | Gross: $0.06M


2. The Ditch (2010)

112 min | Drama

It recounts the harrowing story of life at one of Mao's camps, at the end of the fifties, where 'rightists' were sent to be 're-educated through labor'.

Director: Bing Wang | Stars: Ye Lu, Renjun Lian, Cenzi Xu, Haoyu Yang

Votes: 355


3. Huang tian hou tu (1981)

120 min | Drama

A US educated scientist returns to China and suffers during the years of the Cultural Revolution.

Director: Ching-Jui Pai | Stars: Paul Chang Chung, Feng Chang, Wei Chang, Ying-Chi Chang

Votes: 17


4. Kano (2014)

Not Rated | 185 min | Biography, Drama, History

A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

Director: Chih-Hsiang Ma | Stars: Togo Igawa, Takao Ohsawa, Masatoshi Nagase, Tenma Shibuya

Votes: 2,028


5. Ten Years (2015)

104 min | Drama

Five short films set in Hong Kong in the year 2025.

Directors: Jevons Au, Kiwi Chow, Zune Kwok, Ka-Leung Ng, Fei-Pang Wong | Stars: Brenda Chan, Cow Chan, Fun-Kei Chan, Kam Hei Chan

Votes: 1,017


6. Red Corner (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann

Votes: 15,312 | Gross: $22.42M


7. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 24,525 | Gross: $5.53M


8. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 115,233 | Gross: $37.96M


9. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

55 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 48,083 | Gross: $38.38M


10. The Lady (2011)

R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

43 Metascore

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

Votes: 9,824 | Gross: $0.36M


11. When Heaven Burns (2011–2012)


In their youth Joe, Angus, Ronnie and Ka Ming are good friends and band mates. During a mountaineering trip, the four are stranded on a snow bound mountain.

Stars: Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Bowie Lam, Tak-Bun Wong

Votes: 165


12. 60 Minutes (1968– )
Episode: Jiang Zemin/Daniel Barenboim (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, News

"Jiang Zemin" interviews the President of the People's Republic of China about his visit to the United States. "Daniel Barenboim" rebroadcasts a segment on the pianist who is considered by ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Wallace, Zemin Jiang, Steve Kroft, Bob Simon


13. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995)

TV-MA | 180 min | Documentary

A Frontline documentary about the events that took place in Tianamen square in 1989.

Directors: Richard Gordon, Carma Hinton | Stars: Deborah Amos, Carma Hinton, Edward Stanley

Votes: 293


14. Buried (2009)

113 min | Documentary

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Director: Libo Wang

Votes: 12


15. China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (2009 TV Short)

38 min | Documentary, Short

On May 12, 2008, a catastrophic earthquake hit Sichuan Province in rural China, killing nearly 70,000 people, including 10,000 children. In town after town, poorly constructed school ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 306


16. 1428 (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary

The "Great Sichuan Earthquake" took place at 14:28 on May 12, 2008. 10 days after: Scenes not seen on official/TV, "survival" is the keyword. Ordinary people are salvaging destroyed pig ... See full summary »

Director: Haibin Du

Votes: 77

17. Karamay (2010)

Not Rated | 356 min | Documentary

The film opens on the morning of December 8th 2007, in Karamay's Xiaoxihu cemetery. Daybreak casts a cold grey light over faraway mountains and the Gobi sands. As the camera moves from ... See full summary »

Director: Xu Xin

Votes: 66


18. The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006)

Not Rated | 38 min | Documentary, Short

A year in the life of children in the Province of Anhui in China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease.

Director: Ruby Yang | Stars: Huang Children, Gao Jun, Nan Nan

Votes: 243


19. Falling from the Sky (II) (2011)

124 min | Documentary

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Director: Zanbo Zhang

Votes: 46


20. Human Harvest (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Crime

Nobel Peace Prize nominees David Matas and David Kilgour investigate the organ harvesting trade in China and uncover one of the world's worst crimes against humanity.

Director: Leon Lee | Stars: Ethan Gutmann, Shi-Wei Huang, Carlos Iglésias, David Kilgour

Votes: 97

活摘器官,拿来心脏拿不来良心,2014 Peabody Awards

21. Behemoth (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Under the sun, the heavenly beauty of grasslands will soon be covered by the raging dust of mines. Facing the ashes and noises caused by heavy mining , the herdsmen have no choice but to ... See full summary »

Director: Liang Zhao

Votes: 759


22. Racing Extinction (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

81 Metascore

A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Elon Musk, Joel Sartore, Louie Psihoyos, Charles Hambleton

Votes: 7,046



24. Mao, une histoire chinoise (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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Votes: 19


25. Morning Sun (2003 TV Movie)

117 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

About the shifting, unpredictable currents behind the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this documentary shows the various phases of the 12 years from 1964 through the purging of the Gang of ... See full summary »

Directors: Geramie Barmé, Richard Gordon, Carma Hinton | Stars: Xiaoping Deng, Qing Jiang, Nanyang Li, Rui Li

Votes: 139


26. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Weiwei Ai, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 4,008 | Gross: $0.53M


27. The 10 Conditions of Love (2009)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A love story - of a woman, a man, a family, a people and a homeland. It is the story of Rebiya Kadeer, China's nightmare. To her people she is a leader; to China she is a terrorist.

Director: Jeff Daniels | Star: Rebiya Kadeer

Votes: 121


28. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ray | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Bagdro, Bob Dole, Richard Gere

Votes: 713 | Gross: $0.22M


29. The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (2010)

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

57 Metascore

Fifty years after the fall of his country, can the Dalai Lama make a breakthrough in his efforts to find a solution to the Tibet question?

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | Star: The Dalai Lama

Votes: 148 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 610 | Gross: $0.58M


31. River Elegy (1988– )

190 min | Documentary

"River Elegy" A TV-series in s6 parts: In Search of the Dream, Destiny, The Spark, Sorrow and Sky Blue, which trace the origins of Chinese culture to the well spring of the Yellow River. ... See full summary »

Votes: 18





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