Shanghainese (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Skyfall (2012)
81 metascore

Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

James Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

Votes: 625,447 | Gross: $304.36M

Empire of the Sun (1987)
62 metascore

Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Action, Drama, History

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 114,422 | Gross: $22.24M

In the Mood for Love (2000)
85 metascore

In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 121,752 | Gross: $2.73M

Lust, Caution (2007)
61 metascore

Lust, Caution (2007)

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

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: 37,042 | Gross: $4.60M

The Flowers of War (2011)
46 metascore

The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 49,208 | Gross: $0.01M

Days of Being Wild (1990)
96 metascore

Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 17,822 | Gross: $0.14M

A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
90 metascore

A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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: 7,562

Saving Face (2004)
65 metascore

Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 10,141 | Gross: $1.19M

No.7 Cherry Lane (2019)
71 metascore

No.7 Cherry Lane (2019)

125 min | Animation

Ziming, a University undergraduate, is entangled between his amorous feelings for a self-exiled mother Mrs Yu from Taiwan and her beautiful daughter Meiling, in the era coincides with Hong Kong's turbulent times of 1967.

Director: Yonfan | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Wei Zhao, Alex Tak-Shun Lam, Wei Yao

Votes: 270

My People, My Country (2019)

154 min | Drama, History

An anthology film consist of 7 short stories directed by several different directors, which are based on 7 moments since the founding of People's Republic of China.

Directors: Kaige Chen, Hu Guan, Hao Ning, Muye Wen, Zheng Xu, Xiaolu Xue, Yibai Zhang | Stars: Bo Huang, Qianyuan Wang, Hao Ou, Bai Qing Xin

Votes: 1,257 | Gross: $2.36M

Hoa Thuong Hai (1998)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama

In the "flower houses" (upscale brothels) of Shanghai, various interweaving stories of love, loyalty, and deceit play out subtly.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michiko Hada, Michelle Reis, Carina Lau

Votes: 2,532

A City of Sadness (1989)

157 min | Drama, History

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: 4,147

The Crossing (I) (2014)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 1,356

Hanson and the Beast (2017)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A debt-ridden animal-breeder falls in love with a fox demon who tries to pay back her debt of gratitude for him.

Director: Yang Xiao | Stars: Shaofeng Feng, Jingfei Guo, Guangjie Li, Yifei Liu

Votes: 386

The Crossing 2 (2015)

131 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 874

A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)

93 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister who spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chi-Kuang Wang, Shu-Chen Li, Hsiu-Ling Lin, Mei-Feng

Votes: 1,231

The Wasted Times (2016)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama

Over the course of several decades, a deal between the Japanese army and criminals in Shanghai plays out with violence and betrayal.

Director: Er Cheng | Stars: You Ge, Ziyi Zhang, Tadanobu Asano, Chun Du

Votes: 1,349 | Gross: $0.24M

My Roommate Is a Detective (2020)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Set in the mid-1920s. A resourceful young police officer named Qiao Chu Sheng and a genius, Lu Yao and a reporter, Bai You Ning form a small detective squad that specializes in solving strange and unsettling murder mysteries.

Stars: Yitian Hu, Yan Xiao, Yunlong Zhang, Yunlong Xiang

Votes: 46

Shanghai Calling (2012)
45 metascore

Shanghai Calling (2012)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai.

Director: Daniel Hsia | Stars: Le Geng, Daniel Henney, Sean Gallagher, Bill Marcus

Votes: 1,589 | Gross: $0.01M

24 City (2008)
75 metascore

24 City (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

When a factory is being torn down in Chengdu, China, workers reflect on their experiences and the importance of the factory in their lives.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü, Tao Zhao

Votes: 1,710

Bride Wars (2015)

90 min | Comedy

A pair of brides-to-be put their friendship to the test when they battle it out for the perfect wedding scheduled on the same day.

Director: Tony Chan | Stars: Angelababy, Xiao Chen, Haitao Du, Shaofeng Feng

Votes: 175

¡Vivan las Antipodas! (2011)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Kosakovskiy

Votes: 634

Shanghai Dreams (2005)

123 min | Drama

In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country, in order to develop local industry. The film's ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Yuanyuan Gao, Bin Li, Hao Qin, Yang Tang

Votes: 1,061

Jasmine Flower (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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: 780

Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The ups and downs of a Hong Kong family and their shoe shop as seen through the eyes of their eccentric eight-year-old son.

Director: Alex Law | Stars: Simon Yam, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Aarif Rahman, Buzz Chung

Votes: 1,757

Almost Perfect (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 30-something career woman tries to find the balance between her demanding family and her perfect new boyfriend.

Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan | Stars: Kelly Hu, Christina Chang, Roger Rees, Kristy Wu

Votes: 74

My Own Swordsman (2006– )

50 min | Comedy

A comedy about some friends and their stories in Qixia Town

Stars: Yi Sha, Ni Yan, Entai Yu, Chen Yao

Votes: 482

11 Flowers (2011)
71 metascore

11 Flowers (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, History

11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school's daily ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Jingchun Wang, Wenqing Liu, Guo Liuxing Zhong, Kexuan Zhang

Votes: 602

Red Rose White Rose (1994)

110 min | Drama

Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Joan Chen, Veronica Yip, Winston Chao, Zhao Chang

Votes: 242

Withered Leaf (2016)

90 min | Drama

A country woman who turns to be a widow and a single mother is forced to choose between life and death by poverty, gender inequality and ignorance of the society.

Director: Duminda Sanjeewa | Stars: Lanka Bandaranayake, Chaminda Sampath Jayaweera, G. Kiribanda, Ruvi Lakmali

Votes: 11

Everybody's Fine (2016)

105 min | Drama

From acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Meng (Piano in a Factory), the Chinese remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's (Cinema Paradiso) emotionally stirring film follows a widower's visits to his four adult... See full summary »

Director: Meng Zhang | Stars: He Chen, Shawn Dou, Chen Yao, Yiyun Ye

Votes: 76

Mr. Coconut (1989)

100 min | Comedy, Family

Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, ... See full summary »

Director: Clifton Ko | Stars: Michael Hui, Raymond Pak-Ming Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joey Wang

Votes: 160

Beauty and the Breast (2002)

97 min | Comedy

A man works for a drug company that produces a pill designed to increase the size of a woman's breasts. He is romantically interested in a co-worker, but she refuses his advances.

Director: Wai-Man Yip | Stars: Francis Ng, Michelle Reis, Daniel Wu, Halina Tam

Votes: 104

Love's Lone Flower (2005)

108 min | Drama, Romance

A woman's lesbian feeling towards two different female singers - one in Shanghai during late 1940s and another in Taiwan during late 1950s.

Director: Jui-Yuan Tsao | Stars: Anita Yuen, Angelica Lee, Shu-shen Hsiao, Tsung-Hua Tou

Votes: 85

The Longest Night in Shanghai (2007)

110 min | Drama, Romance

A Japanese make-up artist is in Shanghai working at the NEAsian Music Awards. Later he's hit by a woman taxi driver. Despite language problems they spend the night together driving around Shanghai etc.

Director: Yibai Zhang | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Wei Zhao, Naomi Nishida, Takashi Tsukamoto

Votes: 617

China Love (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Just over 40 years ago, marriage in China was arranged by the state. Romantic love was seen as a capitalist concept and was not allowed during this period. Wedding photography (if any at ... See full summary »

Director: Olivia Martin McGuire

Votes: 28

Awakening of Insects (2019)

Drama, History, Mystery

Set in early 1940s, both Shanghai and Chongqing are covered by smoke of battle. Chen Shan is embroiled into surging conflicts between Japanese, KMT and CCP. Ultimately, Chen grows into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruoyun Zhang, Longzheng Wang, Qingzi Kan, Ou Wang

Votes: 7

Bambara Walalla (2009)

108 min | Drama, Thriller

An Ordinary meaningless existence can suddenly change by life and death

Director: Athula Liyanage | Stars: Damitha Abeyratne, Nita Fernando, Bimal Jayakodi, Athula Liyanage

Votes: 125

Niu-Peng (1989)

86 min | Drama

In August 1966, the Cultural Revolution in full swing, 13-year-old Tian Ben is arrested for playing a pop record; he's sent to a remote mountain camp in Niu-Peng. There he's called "Four ... See full summary »

Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Liang Yi Guo, Quan Ngieu Tieu, Cheung Siang Chang, Sam Chi-Vy

Votes: 83


Short, Mystery | Completed

An aspiring trumpet player dreams to seek his way.

Director: Ruixuan Bai | Stars: Siyang Song, Davy Zhu, Mercy Sang, Selena Lee-Marsh

Rose (II) (2018)

7 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Add a Plot

Director: Dee Choi | Stars: Teisha Lowry, Derek Zhang, Matthew Clarke

Lovers (2008)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Set against the beautiful, glowing backdrop of modern Shanghai, 'Lovers' explores the subjects of love lost and found, regret, and the the fragility of second chances.

Director: Carl Zhang | Stars: Cherie Ditcham, Wu Xiao Dong, Danielle Jenster, Yao Shi Jie

It's a Great, Great World (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Family

Welcome to 'Great World', Singapore's legendary amusement park. Where lovers cavorted in the 60s. Where Hollywood stars and cabaret girls partied in the 50s. Where bombs fell in the 40s. ... See full summary »

Director: Kelvin Tong | Stars: Justin Ang, Xing Ang, Teresa of Babes In The City, Tracy of Babes In The City

Votes: 68

Shanghai Fever (1994)

91 min | Drama

Conflict prevails between modern values and traditional virtues in this delightful look at old and new China.

Director: Kwok-Lap Lee | Stars: Hong Pan, Ching Wan Lau, Jintang Chen, Rongqing Chen

Votes: 97

Hua yang jie jie (2015– )


Celebrity travel reality show.

Stars: Chi-Ling Lin, Aarif Rahman, Gina Chen Jin, Lin Wang

Votes: 11

Li Qiu (2019)

116 min | Drama

Add a Plot

Director: Qi Wang | Stars: Deji Liu, Cheryl Xie, Kai Tan, Hakuno Kanno

PTU File: Death Trap (2005)

97 min | Action

In one of the modern buildings in Hong Kong, a group of well dressed middle-class people are attending a party held by a medical college. Among them are Ka Ho, a doctor, and his sexy ... See full summary »

Director: Hung-Wah Leung | Stars: Kristy Yeung, Anya, Hanabi Kim, Michael Wong

Votes: 15

A Familiar Stranger (2018)

16 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Restless and bored while on holiday with her dad, a shy Chinese girl has a tender and meaningful encounter with a French woman.

Director: Yining Xu | Stars: Christèle Cervelle, Zhan Jamie Sun, Yingzi Ye

Family Ties (2001)

100 min | Comedy

Three members of a Shanghai family, father, mother, and son, encounter different problems in their lives, but all related to some kind of examination. Lu Min is soon facing high school ... See full summary »

Director: Kiefer Liu | Stars: Lei Cao, Biao Fu, Dandan Song, Ru-Gang Wang

Votes: 15

Big Boss of Shanghai (1979)

94 min | Action

Chen and his brother travel to Shanghai in search of fame and fortune, but end up pitted against Chinese Mafia bosses - and can only fight their way out of the web of violence and betrayal they find themselves caught up in.

Director: Kuan Tai Chen | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Fong Lung, Sing Chen, Kang-Yeh Cheng

Votes: 55

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