Best movies of Yimou Zhang

House of Flying Daggers(2004)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 86

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.



The Great Wall(2016)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 66

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.



Ying xiong(2002)

Combined Rating:
60
Combined Critics Rating: 43

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.



Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia(2006)

Combined Rating:
52
Combined Critics Rating: 35

Ye Liu, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow, Jay Chou,
Yimou Zhang,

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.



San qiang pai an jing qi(2009)

Combined Rating:
47
Combined Critics Rating: 56

The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.



Jin ling shi san chai(2011)

Combined Rating:
44
Combined Critics Rating: 23

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.



Wo de fu qin mu qin(1999)

Combined Rating:
44
Combined Critics Rating: 36

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.



Yi ge dou bu neng shao(1999)

Combined Rating:
42
Combined Critics Rating: 37

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ...



Gui lai(2014)

Combined Rating:
39
Combined Critics Rating: 41

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer recognizes him.



Qian li zou dan qi(2005)

Combined Rating:
38
Combined Critics Rating: 37

A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.



Xing fu shi guang(2000)

Combined Rating:
33
Combined Critics Rating: 32

Lifan Dong, Jie Dong, Benshan Zhao, Biao Fu,
Yimou Zhang,

Zhao is an aging bachelor who hasn't been lucky in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, Zhao leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his ...



Ying(2018)

Combined Rating:
33
Combined Critics Rating: 44

Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ...



Da hong deng long gao gao gua(1991)

Combined Rating:
26
Combined Critics Rating: 0

Li Gong, Saifei He, Jingwu Ma, Cuifen Cao,
Yimou Zhang,

A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.



Cliff Walkers(2021)

Combined Rating:
23
Combined Critics Rating: 24

Hewei Yu, Hailu Qin, Yi Zhang, Haocun Liu,
Yimou Zhang,

In the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, four Communist party special agents, after returning to China, embark on a secret mission. Sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides.



Huo zhe(1994)

Combined Rating:
22
Combined Critics Rating: 0

Li Gong, Ben Niu, You Ge, Wu Jiang,
Yimou Zhang,

After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.



Hong gao liang(1987)

Combined Rating:
16
Combined Critics Rating: 0

Ji Liu, Li Gong, Rujun Ten, Wen Jiang,
Yimou Zhang,

In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds...



Qiu Ju da guan si(1992)

Combined Rating:
13
Combined Critics Rating: 0

A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ...



Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao(1995)

Combined Rating:
13
Combined Critics Rating: 0

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.



One Second(2020)

Combined Rating:
12
Combined Critics Rating: 14

Yan Li, Wei Fan, Xiaochuan Li, Haocun Liu,
Yimou Zhang,

A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes a relationship with a homeless female vagabond.



Shan zha shu zhi lian(2010)

Combined Rating:
8
Combined Critics Rating: 0

Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.




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