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1. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 4,216

2. The Crossing (I) (2014)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Hye-Kyo Song, Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 1,129

3. The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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61 Metascore

A story focusing on a conflict between a People's Liberation Army squad and a bandit gang in north-east China during the Chinese revolution.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Kenny Lin, Nan Yu

Votes: 2,615 | Gross: $0.23M

4. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.0
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49 Metascore

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 9,109 | Gross: $1.03M

5. The Crossing 2 (2015)

131 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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A story of three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, centered around the 1949 sinking of Taiping.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xiaoming Huang, Hye-Kyo Song

Votes: 658

6. Jian guo da ye (2009)

138 min | Drama, History, War

4.8
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu

Votes: 2,894

7. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

Votes: 3,310

8. The Founding of an Army (2017)

133 min | Action, Drama, History

3.9
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The foundation of CCP army in 1927, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.

Director: Andrew Lau | Stars: Ye Liu, Yawen Zhu, Zhi-zhong Huang, Hao Ou

Votes: 453

9. Liberation (2019)

103 min | Drama

5.1
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Based on real life events, the film is set in January 1949 and focuses around a group of soldiers involved in the final stages of the Battle of Pingjin

Directors: Xiaoyang Chang, Shaohong Li | Stars: Yiwei Zhou, Wallace Chung, Elane Zhong, Xun Wang

Votes: 27

10. Assembly (2007)

124 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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A soldier fights to gain recognition for comrades who died during the Chinese Civil War.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Chao Deng, Wenkang Yuan, Yan Tang

Votes: 6,198

11. Hong Kong (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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The theft of a jeweled treasure is within an adventurer's grasp; he is restrained by his love for a good woman. Now he must help her and the kid he was hired to rob escape as the Chinese Civil War nears Hong Kong.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Nigel Bruce, Marvin Miller

Votes: 173

12. Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon

Votes: 1,410 | Gross: $0.74M

13. Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, History

2.9
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29 Metascore

A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Daniel Wu, Yun-Fat Chow, John Woo, Bingbing Fan

Votes: 5,558 | Gross: $0.15M

14. All Quiet in Beiping (2014– )

45 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Directed by Kong Sheng and produced by Hou Hong Liang who are famous for their work on titles such as 'Battle of Changsha', and 'Nirvana in Fire', while written by screen writer Liu He Ping... See full summary »

Stars: Ye Liu, Weiyu Cao, Yinan Wang, Xinming Yang

Votes: 95

15. West of Shanghai (1937)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.9
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Karloff is the Chinese warlord Fang, who holds a group of oilmen and missionaries hostage in a remote Chinese outpost.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Boris Karloff, Beverly Roberts, Ricardo Cortez, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 321

16. The Kinmen Bombs (1986)

Drama, War

5.7
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Director: Shan-Hsi Ting | Stars: Chun-Hsiung Ko, Ya-Tung Sun, Chung-Kun Huang, Ching Chang

Votes: 10

17. Guningtou da zhan (1980)

Drama, War

5.6
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Director: Tseng-Chai Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Don Wong, Kuo Wang, Hsiu-Shen Liang

Votes: 10

18. Pobeda kitayskogo naroda (1950)

98 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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Directors: Ivan Lukinsky, Leonid Varlamov

Votes: 5

19. Chinese Wine (2016)

100 min | Drama

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The relationship of two maotai liquor-producing families, between 1915, when the drink first won international fame, and the end of the Chinese civil war, after which it was named China's official national liquor.

Director: Jiangbo Song | Stars: Van Fan, Yi Huang, Tianlai Hou, Zhaoqi Shi

20. Qiu shou qi yi (1993)

Drama, War

2.4
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Director: Kangyu Zhou | Stars: Yongtian Li, Falu Liu, Qian Wang, Yin Wang

Votes: 7

21. Tu po Wu jiang (1961)

War

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A Red Army regiment battles to cross the Wu River in 1934.

Directors: Ang Li, Shutian Li | Star: Chunmian Yu

22. Ni feng qian li (1963)

99 min | Mystery, War

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Director: Huang Fang | Stars: Yi Ma, Ziliang Zhang, Tiebao Ding, Xiaoguang Gang

23. Nanchang Uprising (1981)

War

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Director: Xiaodan Tang

24. Si du Chishui (1983)

War

3.8
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The Red Army and Nationalist forces battle over the Chishui River in 1935.

Directors: Jiwei Cai, Dexian Gu | Stars: Xuecheng Fu, Yue Gu, Ange Jin, Guoqiang Tang

Votes: 11

25. Jing gang shan (1993)

War

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Director: Xin Li

26. An bian ji lang (1964)

Mystery, War

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Director: Xian Yuan

27. Liberation of Nanjing (1982)

150 min | Drama, War

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Set in 1948-1949, PLA capture Nanjing after the breakdown of negotiation between Communist Party and Nationalist Party.

Directors: Po Li, Linyu Wei, Xian Yuan

28. Che lun gun gun (1975)

War

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Director: Yiqing Yin | Star: Qi Da

29. Feng zheng (2017–2018)

45 min | Drama

8.6
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Zheng Yao-Xian is a CCP spy code-named Kite and lurks in the Nationalist secret service.

Stars: Mingyang Liu, Yunlong Liu, Xun Wang, Kenan Cao

Votes: 28



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