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1. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,103,353 | Gross: $132.38M

2. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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61 Metascore

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

Votes: 411,828 | Gross: $126.66M

3. What If (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver

Votes: 65,792 | Gross: $3.45M

4. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 54,929 | Gross: $0.60M

5. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.4
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90 Metascore

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang, Elaine Jin

Votes: 5,962

6. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Votes: 22,801 | Gross: $5.22M

7. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, War

8.3
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 14,577 | Gross: $2.33M

8. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 17,011 | Gross: $7.29M

9. A Better Tomorrow (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Emily Chu

Votes: 19,033

10. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 13,008 | Gross: $6.93M

11. Crime Story (1993)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A Special Agent is assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Kar-Ying Law, Christine Ng

Votes: 5,270 | Gross: $0.19M

12. Dear Ex (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A teenage boy and his mother are further driven apart when they find out that his father's life insurance policy is to be received by his lover.

Directors: Chih-Yen Hsu, Mag Hsu | Stars: Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen, Joseph Huang

Votes: 2,360

13. A City of Sadness (1989)

157 min | Drama

7.9
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Shu-Fen Hsin, Sung Young Chen, Jack Kao

Votes: 3,720

14. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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49 Metascore

A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Hitoshi Ozawa

Votes: 7,131 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Chao-jung Chen, Chang-Bin Jen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 2,937 | Gross: $0.03M

16. New Fist of Fury (1976)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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A young man sets out to avenge his grandfather's death and prove his martial arts mastery.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, Sing Chen, Chung-Kuei Chang

Votes: 1,219

17. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

82 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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82 Metascore

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Tien Miao

Votes: 3,642 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter for whom she begins to fall instead.

Director: Vincent Kok | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Emil Chau

Votes: 10,471

19. What Time Is It There? (2001)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao

Votes: 4,260 | Gross: $0.19M

20. The Chairman (1969)

M | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the US government sends a scientist to China to steal the formula for a new agricultural enzyme developed by the Chinese.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill, Alan Dobie

Votes: 931

21. That Day, on the Beach (1983)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama

7.6
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Two friends who haven't seen each other for thirteen years reunite. One is a successful concert pianist just back from a European tour and the other has just started a new business.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Ming Hsu, Lieh Lee, David Mao

Votes: 609

22. Rainy Dog (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Li Wei Chang, Shih Chang, Xianmei Chen

Votes: 2,077

23. A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1985)

138 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chia-bao Chang, Neng Chang, Chih-Chen Chen, Han-wen Chen

Votes: 2,113

24. The Return of the God of Gamblers (1994)

126 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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Ko Chun vows to keep his identity hidden while looking for the gangsters who murdered his pregnant wife, in Wong Jing's sequel to his action/comedy classic.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chien-Lien Wu, Charles Heung

Votes: 2,215

25. Young and Dangerous (1996)

97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Gigi Lai, Francis Ng

Votes: 1,423

26. The Wayward Cloud (2005)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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45 Metascore

Hsiao-Kang, now working as a pornographic actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Kuei-Mei Yang

Votes: 4,513

27. Chan Is Missing (1982)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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85 Metascore

Two cab drivers search San Francisco's Chinatown for the mysterious Chan, who disappeared with their $4000.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew, Peter Wang

Votes: 976

28. Dust in the Wind (1986)

109 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young couple leave their mining town home for Taipei where they struggle to eke out a living in an industrial wasteland.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shu-Fang Chen, Shu-Fen Hsin, Chi-Ying Kao, Lawrence Ko

Votes: 1,947

29. At Cafe 6 (2016)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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After her car breaks down on a rainy night, Miss Liang enters a nearby coffee shop called Cafe 6. The owner of the shop finds out that Miss Liang has just gotten into a fight with her ... See full summary »

Director: Neal Wu | Stars: Zijian Dong, Cherry Ngan, Po-Hung Lin, Ni-Ni OuYang

Votes: 612

30. Territory of Love (2018)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Maria is 30, she is impatient, rebellious, and expert in Dutch. Olivier is the same age, he is slow, shy and speaks fourteen languages. They meet in Taiwan. And then suddenly, the new ... See full summary »

Director: Romain Cogitore | Stars: Déborah François, Paul Hamy, Daniel Martin, Christiane Millet

Votes: 62

31. On Happiness Road (2017)

110 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers' death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel ... See full summary »

Director: Hsin Yin Sung | Stars: Lun-Mei Kwei, Te-Sheng Wei, Bor Jeng Chen, Hui-Jen Liao

Votes: 511

32. Love Around (2013– )

TV-Y | 90 min | Romance

7.9
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Chou Chen (George Hu) is a tough gangster's son who has a soft spot for protecting the weak from bullies. Liang Hsiao-Shu (Annie Chen) is a happy-go-lucky and bubbly radio DJ who is ... See full summary »

Stars: George Hu, Annie Chen, Mandy Tao, Yun-ching Li

Votes: 99

33. Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Tomorô Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Ren Osugi

Votes: 1,895

34. The Hole (1998)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kuei-Mei Yang, Kang-sheng Lee, Tien Miao, Hui-Chin Lin

Votes: 3,098

35. Destiny Love (2008– )

TV-Y | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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An ordinary girl marries a handsome heir after she became pregnant with his child from a one night stand.

Stars: Ethan Juan, Joe Chen, Chu-he Chen, Bianca Bai

Votes: 297

36. Baby Steps (II) (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate long to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny's well-meaning but extremely ... See full summary »

Director: Barney Cheng | Stars: Tzi Ma, Meera Simhan, Ellyn Jameson, Kya Dawn Lau

Votes: 234

37. The Puppetmaster (1993)

142 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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Puppeteer Li Tian-lu tells his life story, and through it, the story of Taiwan in the first half of the 20th century.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tien-Lu Li, Giong Lim, Kuei-Chung Cheng, Chien-ru Huang

Votes: 1,520

38. Kano (2014)

Not Rated | 185 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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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: 1,985

39. Blue Gate Crossing (2002)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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61 Metascore

An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

Director: Chih-yen Yee | Stars: Lun-Mei Kwei, Bo-lin Chen, Yolin Liang, Joanna Chou

Votes: 3,177

40. God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Ray Lui, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 1,792

41. Double Vision (2002)

R | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

Director: Kuo-Fu Chen | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, David Morse, Rene Liu, Leon Dai

Votes: 2,441

42. Sakura Killers (1987)

83 min | Action

4.2
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Ninjas steal a research tape. Colonel chuck connors sends two agents undercover to retrieve it. Ninjas are sent to scare them off. The two seek help and are trained by a ninja master to become Ninjas themselves.

Directors: Yu Wang, Dusty Nelson | Stars: Chuck Connors, Mike Kelly, George Nicholas, Cara Casey

Votes: 293

43. Shanghai Grand (1996)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Love for the same woman threatens the lifelong friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters

Director: Man Kit Poon | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Jing Ning, Woo-sung Jung

Votes: 633

44. The Clearstream Affair (2014)

Not Rated | 106 min | Thriller

6.5
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Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling, Laurent Capelluto, Florence Loiret Caille

Votes: 784

45. Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)

116 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A glimpse at the lives of two petty criminals in Taipei.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Jieh-Wen King, Kuei-Ying Hsu, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Jack Kao

Votes: 1,366

46. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A Japanese restaurant cook/owner dies after answering his daughter's cellphone. Other people are getting strange, same ringtone calls as well and dying painfully. It happened in Taiwan as well. Can the police stop it if it's a ghost?

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 2,841

47. A Borrowed Life (1994)

167 min | Drama

7.4
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Autobiographical story about the life of a poor family in the Taiwanese countryside during the 1940s and 1950s as the Japanese rule of the island ends and nationalist forces of Kwomintang arrive when the Communists take the mainland.

Director: Nien-Jen Wu | Stars: Akio Chen, Shu-Fang Chen, Jun Fu, Yung-Feng Lee

Votes: 225

48. Where the Wind Settles (2015)

126 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A company commander of KMT army leads two of his team members to sea port, picks up an orphan on the way, and helps two sisters. They get to Taiwan by ship and start new lives there.

Director: Toon Wang | Stars: Tony Yo-ning Yang, George Hu, Amber Kuo, Chia-Yen Ko

Votes: 58

49. Drifting Flowers (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Teddy Award-winning Director Zero Chou (Spider Lilies) weaves three poetic tales as the lesbians in Drifting Flowers seek their true identify. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, ... See full summary »

Director: Zero Chou | Stars: Serena Fang, Chih-Ying Pai, Yi-lan Chao, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 318

50. Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)

101 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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The story is told in two parts: the first focuses on Chicken and his exile in Taiwan skipped over in the first film. The second half deals with the Hung Hing Society trying to ally with Chicken's Taiwanese triad.

Director: Andrew Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Chingmy Yau, Gigi Lai

Votes: 871



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