TimeOut Names 10 Best Mainland Chinese Films

TimeOut Shanghai asked 88 film experts (Chinese "actors, directors, producers, critics, academics and film insiders") to list their top ten Chinese films of all time. Here are the TimeOut top 10 (from a complete list of 100 great Mainland Chinese films published April 1, 2014).

"10.-Street-Angel"10. Street Angel
Dir Yuan Muzhi, 1937; Drama/Comedy/Musical
Chinese name: 马路天使

"9.-The-Goddess"09. The Goddess
Dir Wu Yonggang, 1934; Melodrama
Chinese name: 神女

"8.-To-Live-0"08. To Live
Dir Zhang Yimou, 1994; Drama/War
Chinese name: 活着

"7-Yellow-earth"07. Yellow Earth
Dir Chen Kaige, 1984; Drama
Chinese name: 黄土地

06. West of the Tracks
Dir Wang Bing, 2003; Documentary
Chinese name: 铁西区

"5. The Pickpocket (small)-0"05. The Pickpocket (aka Xiao Wu)
Dir Jia Zhangke, 1997; Drama 
Chinese name: 小武

"4.-In-the-Heat-of-the-Sun-0"04. In the Heat of the Sun
Dir Jiang Wen, 1994; Drama
Chinese name: 阳光灿烂的日子

"3.-Devils-at-the-Doorstep"03. Devils on the Doorstep
Dir Jiang Wen, 2000; Comedy/War
Chinese name: 鬼子来了

"2.-Spring-in-a-Small-Town-(2)"02. Spring in a Small Town
Dir Fei Mu, 1948; Melodrama
Chinese name: 小城之春

"1.-Farewell-My-Concubine-(02)-0"01. Farewell My Concubine
Dir Chen Kaige, 1993; Drama
Chinese name: 霸王别姬

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