1. In the Heat of the Sun (阳光灿烂的日子)
The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents and most adults to be either busy or away. The story revolves around Monkey's dalliances with his roguish male friends and his subsequent angst-filled crush with Mi Lan.
It has an average vote of 7.663 on TMDB.
2. Devils on the Doorstep (鬼子来了)
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?
It has an average vote of 8.126 on TMDB.
3. Breakup Buddies (心花路放)
Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road - and the bar - with his all-too-helpful best bud, in this hilarious romantic comedy.
It has an average vote of 6.074 on TMDB.
4. Goodbye Mr. Loser (夏洛特烦恼)
A middle-aged loser travels back in time to his high scool years to put his life on the right track.
It has an average vote of 6.742 on TMDB.
5. Crazy Alien (疯狂的外星人)
A monkey trainer whose act goes wrong after an alien crash lands on Earth and injures his monkey. Desperate to perform the act, he attempts to train the alien instead, though is punished after the alien regains his powers.
It has an average vote of 6.278 on TMDB.
6. No Man's Land (无人区)
Pan Xiao, a young lawyer, goes to a rural small village settled in the western desert lands of China to handle the case of a falcon poacher who has ran over a policeman. Pan wins the case through sophisticated reasoning and forces the poacher to give him his car as a reward. Then, he just drives back home, but the return will not be an easy one.
It has an average vote of 6.792 on TMDB.
7. The Sun Also Rises (太阳照常升起)
A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, shifting between a Yunnan village, a campus, and the Gobi Desert.
It has an average vote of 7.6 on TMDB.
8. My People, My Country (我和我的祖国)
Anthology of short films directed by several different directors.
It has an average vote of 6.65 on TMDB.
9. King of Comedy (喜劇之王)
Wan Tin-Sau is an actor who cannot seem to catch a break, since his only professional jobs are limited to being a movie extra. As well as being an actor, he is also the head of his village's community center.
It has an average vote of 7.234 on TMDB.
10. Brotherhood of Blades (绣春刀)
In the late Ming Dynasty, three sworn brothers who serve as the imperial secret police are dispatched to hunt down Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch politician who had been forced to resign from his influential post and exiled from Beijing. The brothers return successfully from their quest, only to find that their task was but the beginning of a strange conspiracy.
It has an average vote of 6.653 on TMDB.
11. Gone with the Bullets (一步之遥)
Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic events that change their destinies.
It has an average vote of 6.085 on TMDB.
12. Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield (绣春刀II：修罗战场)
An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES, the only thing he can truly trust is his sword.
It has an average vote of 6.747 on TMDB.
13. Dying to Survive (我不是药神)
When a mysterious visitor appears, the life of Yong Cheng, owner of a store that stocks aphrodisiac products, changes dramatically. He becomes the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China. Not only does Yong Cheng see his profits skyrocket, but he is dubbed the god of medicine“ by his customers
It has an average vote of 8.1 on TMDB.
14. Crazy Racer (疯狂的赛车)
Assassins, scammers, gangsters, cops, a washed-up bicycle racer, and a body continually cross paths; usually with negative outcomes.
It has an average vote of 7.386 on TMDB.
15. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒)
When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven , the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He now spends his time chasing two jealous women. When one of them is dying, the Joker goes back in time in an attempt to save her.
It has an average vote of 7.475 on TMDB.
16. To Live (活着)
Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that follow he is pressed into both the nationalist and communist armies, while Jiazhen is forced into menial work.
It has an average vote of 8.015 on TMDB.
17. Lost in Thailand (人再囧途之泰囧)
Lost in Thailand is the story of two rival business managers, Xu and Bo, who are fighting over a revolutionary new in-house technology for control of their company. If Xu wins, his future will be secured. The critical task is to secure control over the shares of the chairman, who is at a retreat in Thailand. Xu catches the first plane to Bangkok, where he meets the happy-go-lucky Wang, an unexpected travel companion who will open his eyes to life's true priorities.
It has an average vote of 6.4 on TMDB.
18. Hello Mr. Billionaire (西虹市首富)
A pathetic minor league Soccer Goalkeeper was given a task - to spend 1 Billion in thirty days, if successful he will get 30 Billion. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the task and he must not own any valuables by end of it.
It has an average vote of 6.809 on TMDB.
19. Lost on Journey (人在囧途)
A boss of a toy corporation, Chenggong Li, tries to head back to Chan Sar to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family. However, plans don't go as smoothly after he crosses paths with a stranger, Geng Niu.
It has an average vote of 6.886 on TMDB.
20. A World Without Thieves (天下无贼)
A con-team couple head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter traveling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves.
It has an average vote of 7.162 on TMDB.
21. The Island (一出好戏)
A cataclysmic event causes a man, who dreams of winning the lottery, to become stranded on an island with his co-workers.
It has an average vote of 6.581 on TMDB.