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Sat sau ji wong (1998) - action
aka: King of Assassins, aka: The Contract Killer, aka: Hitman
Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman."
 14045h 0r
夜半歌声 (1937) - horror
aka: Song at Midnight
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_at_Midnight

The first halve of the movie is mostly hard to follow. Basically all you see are people walking around and talking. It's often hard to fully understand what is going on and were the movie and its story is heading to. It however soon becomes obvious that this is a movie that is based on the well known Gaston Leroux novel; The Phantom of the Opera. But no, you can't really regard this movie as a Chinese version of The Phantom of the Opera. It's more a reinterpretation of the novel and it picks some different angles with its story.
 58307h 0r
精武门 (1972) - action
aka: The Chinese Connection, aka: Jing wu men, aka: Fist of Fury, aka: Laugh Track: Chinese Connection, aka: School for Chivalry
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/

A kung fu master avenges the death of his martial arts instructor.
 18670h 0r
Shinjuku Incident (2009) - action
In the early 1990s, a tractor mechanic from China nicknamed Steelhead (Jackie Chan) enters Japan illegally, in search of his girlfriend Xiu Xiu (Xu Jinglei). Steelhead and his friend, Jie (Daniel Wu) meet in the busy Shinjuku district of Tokyo and take manual labouring jobs to earn money. When Steelhead finds out that Xiu Xiu has married a Japanese Yakuza leader named Eguchi (Kato Masaya), he decides to remain in Japan. When Eguchi was targeted to be murdered, Steelhead saves his life. To consolidate power, Eguchi formes an alliance with Steelhead to carry out his revenge. Soon, Steelhead has become embroiled so deeply in the ways of the yakuza that there is no turning back.
 8468h 0r
The Banquet (2006) - action
aka: Legend of the Black Scorpion, aka: Ye yan, aka: 夜宴
A loose adaptation of Hamlet, 'The Banquet' is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
 14291h 0r
火燒島 (1990) - action
aka: Huo shao dao, aka: Island on Fire, aka: The Prisoner, aka: Jackie Chan Is the Prisoner, aka: The Burning Island, aka: When Dragons Meet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_of_Fire

Inspector Wei Wang goes deep undercover inside a prison to go after the people responsible for his teacher's death. Inside the big house, poor Wei is terrorized by every prison cliche imaginable and discovers that the truth behind the madness goes deep into the penal system. Can Inspector Wei survive the horrors of prison, find the people behind the shadow government and keep his sanity?
 15259h 0r
Red Cliff 2 (2009) - action
The ambitious Prime Minister Cao Cao, by using the Emperor as his puppet, waged war on a kingdom in the west, Xu, ruled by the emperor’s uncle, Liu Bei. Cao Cao’s ultimate goal was to wipe out all the kingdoms and install himself as Emperor to a unified China. Liu Bei sent his military advisor Zhuge Liang as an envoy to the Wu Kingdom in the south, trying to persuade its ruler Sun Quan into joining forces. There he met Wu’s Viceroy Zhou Yu, and the two became friends amidst this uneasy alliance.
 24613h 0r
Sheng xia guang nian (2006) - drama / romance
aka: Eternal Summer
Set in a quiet primary school near the sea, Shane is a problem child whereas Jonathan is a star pupil. The boys' lives are changed forever by a class game 'Little Angel' that pairs up a 'good' student with a more unruly one. Their relationship evolves into one which is unapproved of and forbidden. Everything seems so natural until one lonely girl Carrie enters their world.
 3791h 0r
孔子 (2010) - drama
aka: Confucius, aka: Kǒng Zǐ, aka: Hung2 Zi2
The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.
 90339h 0r
殺絕 (1978) - action
aka: Sha jue, aka: Soul of the Sword, aka: Das blutige Schwert der Rache
 54073h 0r
Dong feng yu (2010) - drama
aka: East Wind Rain
East Wind Rain: Year 1941, a roll of film is delivered to Shanghai and a Chinese spy named Gong An Ming (Liu Yun Long) must decide what he should do with the film, which turns out containing a great secret that could shock the whole world. He discovers the plan code named 'East Wind Rain' and passes the information to the American that their territory will soon be invaded by the Japanese. The code is aired during the weather report from Radio Tokyo on Dec 4, 1941. While in Shanghai An Ming meets with a singer cum pianist, Huan Yan (Fan Bing Bing) and falls in love with her, not realizing that she is also one of the spies. Soon An Ming realizes that his effort found no success and have been ignored due to some reason. And now by risking his own life he must also decide whether to make Huan Yan his lover or his enemy? Will the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in the end? Which country is Huan Yan working as a spy for? Will An Ming get caught by his enemy?
 4489h 0r
Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010) - drama / romance
aka: Under the Hawthorn Tree
Shan zha shu zhi lian: Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.
 7956h 0r
An Empress and the Warriors (2008) - action / drama / romance / war
aka: 江山美人, aka: Kong saan mei yan, aka: Jiang shan mei ren, aka: The Kingdom and the Beauty
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
 22520h 0r
The Myth (2005) - action
Jack, a world-renowned archaeologist , has begun having mysterious dreams of a past life as a warrior in ancient China. When a fellow scientist asks for Jacks help in locating the mausoleum of Chinas first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.Assisted by the spirit of a noble princess, Jack follows a mystical trail that soon finds him battling the forces of the legendary emperor, as well as the henchmen of a modern-day tomb raider, as he seeks to uncover historys greatest secret–and his own destiny.
 13251h 0r
Du zhan (2012) - crime
After losing control of his car and crashing into a local restaurant, a man loses consciousness on the street. Later, while working on a case, the police's anti-drug division captain, Zhang Lei (Honglei Sun), realizes that the man in the crash is drug lord Tian Ming (Louis Koo). In order to avoid the death penalty, Tian Ming helps the police put a stop to the entire drug trafficking circuit, but just as soon as the police are ready to make a large bust, Tian Ming makes a decision that shocks everyone involved.
 3564h 0r
Nan quan bei tui zhan yan wang (1978) - action
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 2196h 0r
You ling shen (1979) - action
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 2314h 0r
Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (2013) - adventure / comedy / fantasy
Watch Xi You Xiang Mo Pian: Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow?s ?Journey To The West? is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India.
 4407h 0r
Tang lang zui hu wu ying jiao (1978) - action / drama
Watch Tang lang zui hu wu ying jiao: The heroes pose as gun dealers and acrobats in order to get close to the bad guys so they can avenge the death of one of their brothers? Plot: The heroes pose as gun dealers and acrobats in order to get close to the bad guys so they can avenge the death of one of their brothers. In the end they lock the bad guys in a warehouse for a final battle to the death!
 3378h 0r
La shou xiao xi (1979) - action
Watch La shou xiao xi: Chen Haw directs Chang Hung Lear, Kam Lung, and Pan Yin Zie in the Hong Kong action film The Bone Crushing Kid. Sung is a young man who is ambitious to make his name in a theatrical troupe. The leader of the troupe is unimpressed with Sung. Sung responds by studying kung fu and becoming more aggressive in his attempts to be the best.
 3477h 0r
Daai mo seut si (2011) - drama / mystery
In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A lieutenant is using magic to scare convicts into joining a warlord's army. His warlord has imprisoned a girl and wants her to be his seventh wife, but he's too honorable to force her. The local revolutionaries wants to kill the warlord and bring back the republic. The lieutenant is secretly a member of the Qing Dynasty Remnant and wants to bring back the Empire. The local Japanese businessman is actually trying to take over with help of the local Blackhawk gang. Into this chaos, a stranger returns from aboard with mastery of magic, and is back to recover the girl he loved (daughter of his master/teacher). Who is tricking whom and who will win at the end?
 3618h 0r
Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai (2011) - comedy / drama / romance
aka: You Are the Apple of My Eye
Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again.

Ko-Teng has several close friends who had a crush on Shen Chia-Yi. Those friends of Ko's thus moved in unison from Ching Chengs junior high school straight into the senior high school division in pursuit of her.

Naughty in nature, Ko was ordered by their homeroom teacher to sit in front of honor student Shen for her to keep close tabs on him. The two hadn't hit it off at first but Ko gradually fell for Shen, who was always pressuring him to study hard. On the other hand, Shen became impressed by the contrasting values Ko represented. Ko started pursuing Shen but Shen remained hesitant.
 10395h 0r
Dao jiàn xiào (2010) - action / comedy
THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMAN follows the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. As the interwoven story unfolds, they find that the blade possesses the power to dramatically change the fate of each of its owners. The Butcher is a simple man in love with a beautiful courtesan, but is rebuffed each time he approaches her. The Chef is a handsome loner obsessed with seeking vengeance for the slaughter of his family. The Swordsman, the son of a legendary warrior, is consumed by the desire to eclipse his father in both power and fame. Their stories comes full circle as each man takes possession of the mystical blade and discovers its double edge--- the great power it bestows is matched by even greater danger.
 8259h 0r
Xin shao lin si (2011) - action / drama
China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters after killing a rival warlord on their temple grounds. But the glory comes before a fall. His own family is wiped out in an unexpected turn of events and Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan of rescue and escape.
 3321h 0r
Se, jie (2007) - drama / romance / thriller / war
aka: Lust, Caution
An espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai, in which a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.
 28752h 0r
Guan yun chang (2011) - action / biography / drama / history
This historical martial arts film adapted from the story of Guan Yu crossing five passes and slaying six generals in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In AD 200 during the late Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Cao eliminates his political opponents Dong Cheng and others, before turning his attention towards rival warlords Liu Bei and Yuan Shao. To avoid fighting a war on two fronts, Cao Cao decides to attack Liu Bei first. Liu Bei flees north to join Yuan Shao, while his family is captured by the enemy. Liu Bei's sworn brother Guan Yu (Donnie Yen), surrenders to Cao Cao to uphold his oath of brotherhood and preserve his honor. Cao Cao knows he's a great warrior & hopes that Guan Yu will continue serving him. Meanwhile, Guan Yu is secretly in love with his sworn brother's concubine Qilan, but is afraid to express his feelings to her. Qilan reproaches Guan Yu for serving Cao Cao. By then, Guan Yu has also received news of Liu Bei's whereabouts, so he prepares to leave Cao Cao to deliver Liu Bei's fiancé, Qilan, to him. Cao Cao is unable to stop Guan Yu and gives orders for the defending generals at the various passes to let Guan Yu through. Despite so, Cao Cao's followers feel that Guan Yu will become a threat to them if he succeeds in escaping, so they plot to have Guan killed. Guan Yu then embarks on a dangerous long journey through the passes to reunite with Liu Bei.
 6181h 0r
Xun zhao Cheng Long (2009) - action / comedy / family
Jackie Chan is the undefeated Kung Fu Master who dishes out the action in traditional Jackie Chan style. When a young boy sets out to learn how to fight from the Master himself, he not only witnesses some spectacular fights, but learns some important life lessons along the way.
 2851h 0r
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006) - action / drama / romance
China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai (Jay Chou). His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress (Gong Li), this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye), her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan (Li Man), the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, Prince Jai, the faithful son, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. Could she be headed down an ominous path? The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans; the Imperial Doctor (Ni Dahong) is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. While they are en route, mysterious assassins attack them. Chan and her mother, Jiang Shi (Chen Jin) are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace. Who is behind this brutal rebellion? Where do Prince Jai's loyalties lie? Between love and desire, is there a final winner? Against a moonlit night, thousands of chrysanthemum blossoms are trampled as blood spills across the Imperial Palace.
 3543h 0r
Yong zheng ming zhang Shao Lin men (1977) - action
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 1922h 0r
Ying han gong fu ben (1973) - action
Watch Ying han gong fu ben: A supercop battles vicious smugglers
 2153h 0r
Wu yan (2012) - drama
A guy is found by the police swimming naked. He can't, or refuses to, speak and is sent to a hospital. Since no diagnosis can be made, he will be transferred to a mental hospital, when his male nurse decides to take another route. Slowly the reason for his speechlessness becomes clear. Together with the nurse's girlfriend and a female friend of the silent stranger, their history is explained.
 2251h 0r
Z-108 qi cheng (2012) - horror / sci-fi
A virus gets loose in Taipei. Army and SWAT teams oversee evacuation but in Ximending the gangs don't want the police. They attack the military but when both find themselves under attack by zombies there is an alliance as they try and escape.
 2949h 0r
She xing zui bu (1980) - action
Watch She xing zui bu: The rarest and deadliest kung fu movie ever made
 3454h 0r
The Chieh Boxing Master (1982) - action / adventure
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 3323h 0r
Ying han (2008) - action
aka: The Underdog Knight
. This is an extraordinarily good movie. IMDb has it mistakenly listed as an action/comedy, and while there are some humorous moments, make no mistake; This is a straight ahead action/drama. The plot centers around Lao San, an ex-Red Navy submariner, who in the process of saving a drowning comrade during pool training, became brain-damaged. He is discharged from the navy, and now spends all his time training in a Jin Dynasty {900-yrs-old) form of battle martial arts, and combing the streets combating street crime. He runs right into the middle of a high-end robbery bent on stealing a Jin Dynasty relic worth big bucks.
 3111h 0r
Ji zhan (2013) - action / drama
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 4075h 0r
Zhi wo men zhong jiang shi qu de qing chun (2013) - drama
Watch Zhi wo men zhong jiang shi qu de qing chun: When 18 year-old Zheng Wei arrives at college, she encounters a diverse world she's never experienced before; a world of new friendship and new love that will confuse and excite her like never before. With her new dormitory pals, she embarks on her new university life, finding it is not as simple as she had hoped, indicative of the future ahead.
 2282h 0r
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) - drama
Two years ago the boy Jesse helped the whale Willy to jump into freedom. Jesse enjoys the life with his adoptive parents...
 10939h 0r
Ren hu lian (1977) - action / adventure
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 4089h 0r
Tie quan (1979) - action
aka: Shaolin King Boxer, Iron Fists
Two bounty hunters team up to bust their partner out of jail and get more than they planned on in this kung fu film based on the Sergio Leone Italian Western For a Few Dollars More. The two villains free the evil leader of their gang Shu Tin Shen and together, the three go to the house of Captain Siu, the man who put Shu Tin Shen in jail, and massacre his family. Now, with nothing left to lose, Siu leads this dark, kung fu epic down a bloody path of revenge. Shaolin Kingboxer is notable for its fight sequences, as well as for its cast of former Shaw Bros. actors. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
 6424h 0r
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