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1. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 376,365 | Gross: $201.57M

2. Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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61 Metascore

During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang

Votes: 35,121 | Gross: $4.60M

3. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 23,518

4. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.6
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 30,334 | Gross: $9.47M

5. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 78,089 | Gross: $23.81M

6. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,798 | Gross: $2.29M

7. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 13,222

8. Shanghai (2010)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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36 Metascore

A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow, David Morse

Votes: 8,810 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Code 46 (2003)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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57 Metascore

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri, Togo Igawa

Votes: 19,444 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Flatland (2002– )

Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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In the future of 2010, three young Americans, Quentin, JT and Amy are visiting Shanghai, when they get shanghaied by mysterious Mr. Smith and taken to Flatland, a place where past and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Phillip Rhys, Françoise Yip, Bumper Robinson

Votes: 25

11. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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49 Metascore

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lau | Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 9,316 | Gross: $0.05M

12. The White Countess (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 5,903 | Gross: $1.67M

13. Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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59 Metascore

In Shanghai, an aging socialite's infatuation with her ex-boyfriend manifests itself as a risky game, where her former lover agrees to seduce, then abandon a naive young woman.

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-Gun Jang, Ziyi Zhang, Shawn Dou

Votes: 1,711 | Gross: $0.05M

14. The Founding of a Republic (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: 2,850

15. Suzhou River (2000)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Anlian Yao

Votes: 3,818 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 3,142 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Shanghai Triad (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.1
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuejian Li

Votes: 4,866 | Gross: $2.30M

18. Shanghai Beach (1983– )

45 min | Drama

8.1
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Just before the WWII, at the verge of Japanese general invasion to China, XU Wenqiang, a disenchanted college graduate, went to Shanghai and met DING Li, a simple street merchant. The two ... See full summary »

Stars: Pui-San Auyeung, Lap Ban Chan, Angie Chiu, Man Ching Chong

Votes: 238

19. The Labyrinth of Love (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama

5.3
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Valerie (Monica Seller), 32, a maid of French descent, comes to work for a rich but modern family who have rubber plantation in Saigon of the 1930s/40s. She is beautiful and is able to make... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Monica Carpanese, Steven Rogers, Lora Luna, Mike Monty

Votes: 43

20. Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)

16 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A nameless woman (Marion Cotillard) enters her Shanghai hotel room to find a vintage record playing and a blue Dior purse that seems to come from nowhere. The security guards that search ... See full summary »

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Gong Tao, Emily Stofle, Cheng Hong

Votes: 1,561

21. Smile (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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47 Metascore

High school student Katie signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin, who has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face, but her friendship with Katie helps her start to see life in a new way.

Director: Jeffrey Kramer | Stars: Mika Boorem, Yi Ding, Sean Astin, Luoyong Wang

Votes: 885

22. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.2
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73 Metascore

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr., Matt Taibbi

Votes: 2,459 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Temptress Moon (1996)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Saifei He

Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $1.08M

24. 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: 1,783

25. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall, Russell Hicks

Votes: 1,244

26. South Sea Woman (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields

Votes: 612

27. To the Ends of the Earth (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 561

28. A Five Star Life (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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51 Metascore

Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi | Stars: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi

Votes: 2,238 | Gross: $0.31M

29. Canaan (2009– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.9
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Three women, Canaan, a Middle Eastern assassin, Alphard, a leader of a terrorist group and Canaan's nemesis, and Maria, a victim of a horrific terrorist attack, cross paths at an anti-terrorism summit in Shanghai.

Stars: Shelley Calene-Black, Hilary Haag, Miyuki Sawashiro, Maaya Sakamoto

Votes: 504

30. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl from Indy's entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.

Director: Jon Burton | Stars: Tom Kane, Sally Clawson, Dan Donovan, John Armstrong

Votes: 1,400

31. 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: 628

32. The Disguiser (2015– )

Action, Drama, History

7.8
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Story of resistance, espionage, familial ties, friendship and romance in the Japanese-occupied Shanghai.

Stars: Ge Hu, Kai Wang, Mintao Liu, Dong Jin

Votes: 268

33. Boxer from Shantung (1972)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, David Chiang, Mario Milano

Votes: 826

34. Men Without Women (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer

Votes: 204

35. Shanghai Baby (2007)

120 min | Drama

4.4
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In rain-drenched Berlin, the passionate, life-loving young writer Coco seeks the closing chapter of her novel, which begins in the turbulent city of Shanghai at the outset of the 21st ... See full summary »

Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Bai Ling, Luke Goss, Gregory Wong, Seiko Matsuda

Votes: 165

36. I Wish I Knew (2010)

125 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from the mid-1800s, when Shanghai was opened as a trading port, to the present day.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Yindi Cao, Hsin-i Chang, Danqing Chen, Mei-Ru Du

Votes: 486

37. Eternal Wave (2017)

100 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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The year was 1930, when Shanghai is known as the Paris of the East with a thriving economy. However, behind the glamorous songs and dances, cruelty and terror gets out of control. From the ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Hung Chung | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Simon Yam, Hans Zhang, Zoe Zhang

Votes: 74

38. Purple Butterfly (2003)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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68 Metascore

Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Tôru Nakamura, Ye Liu, Yuanzheng Feng

Votes: 1,118 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Rookie Agent Rouge (2016)

43 min | Action, History

6.2
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Can a young woman prove her loyalty to her country and her family? Lan Yan Zhi (Zhao Li Ying) is a privileged banker's daughter in Shanghai and a student activist who mistakenly comes into ... See full summary »

Stars: Yi Lu, Xin-ran Tao, Wenkang Yuan, Zanilia Zhao

Votes: 27

40. Better Life (2010)

55 min | Drama

7.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Fagen Gong, Jennifer Lim, Ping Wang

Votes: 41

41. Man of Iron (1972)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this fight-filled follow-up to the smash hit The Boxer From Shantung -- which culminates in ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, Mu Chu, Ching Tien

Votes: 188

42. Jasmine Flower (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.

Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Lili Ge, Daliang Huang

Votes: 736

43. Shanghai 13 (1984)

90 min | Action

6.5
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A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Kuan Tai Chen, Danny Lee, Sheng Chiang

Votes: 119

44. Ba bai zhuang shi (1976)

112 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The story of the fall of Shanghai to the Japanese in 1937 and the subsequent underground resistance.

Director: Shan-Hsi Ting | Stars: Chun-Hsiung Ko, Brigitte Lin, Feng Hsu, Sylvia Chang

Votes: 65

45. Army of Two: The 40th Day (2010 Video Game)

M | Action

7.0
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Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem must fight to survive and prevail over invading forces that have engulfed Shanghai, China in a devastating terrorist attack.

Director: Alex Hutchinson | Stars: Nolan North, Jonathan Adams, Tracey Rooney, Ron Yuan

Votes: 480

46. Phantom of the Theatre (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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47 Metascore

A haunted theatre, filled with the vengeful spirits of a tragically-trapped performance troupe murdered in a fire 13 years ago, waits for the once-grand palatial playhouse to re-open with a new show - and bring in new victims.

Director: Wai Man Yip | Stars: Ruby Lin, Tony Yo-ning Yang, Simon Yam, Gangshan Jing

Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.02M

47. Two Stage Sisters (1964)

112 min | Drama

6.8
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Chronicles the fortunes of two actresses in pre-revolutionary China, who are separated by money and politics.

Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Fang Xie, Yindi Cao, Nan Deng, Ran Ding

Votes: 267

48. Tiny Times 2.0 (2013)

113 min | Drama, Romance

3.3
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40 Metascore

Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.

Director: Jingming Guo | Stars: Mi Yang, Amber Kuo, Kai Ko, Rhydian Vaughan

Votes: 945 | Gross: $0.04M

49. Anakiseuteu Anarchists (2000)

104 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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A groups of Korean anarchists in 1920s China are determined to overthrow the military and government.

Director: Yong-sik Yu | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Sang-Jung Kim, Jun-ho Jeong, Beom-su Lee

Votes: 247

50. Shanghai Hotel (2011)

115 min | Drama

6.3
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The Shanghai Hotel is the story of a young woman named Yin Yin (Eugenia Yuan), who illegally buys her way to the USA from communist China hoping to make a better life for herself and her ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Allen Davis | Stars: Eugenia Yuan, Hill Harper, Pei-Pei Cheng, Ron Yuan

Votes: 36



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