Today MicroChina prepares seven of China’s greatest movies for everyone. A good movie can be thought provoking. This is not about politics, nationality or religion. We believe that these seven films will give you a very comprehensive understanding of China’s culture, history, and even the personality and consciousness of the Chinese people. There are many good movies, but these 7 are definitely the best.
By:Zhang Yimao 2002 Douban scoring:7.0
Martial arts movie. This movie tells the story of China in the last years of the Warring States period. At that time, Qin was the most powerful and eventually annexed six other countries and unified China. Each of the fallen warriors is preparing to assassinate Qin Wang to restore his country. Ultimately, the hero chose to use what kind of method to assassinate the king of Qin?
This movie has a perfect and shocking East-style picture. The connotation is also very far-reaching: how to choose between the small and the large? How should one choose between personal life and death and the public’s life and death?
By:Chen Kexin 2007 Douban scoring:7.1
Some of the content of this movie has been reviewed and deleted, but the content is still preserved as a whole. The film is adapted from the history of the war of Tianping Heavenly Kingdom and embodies the relationship between rule and rebellion, justice and evil, adhere to the relationship between the heart and in cahoots.
III.A Better Future 英雄本色
By: Wu Yuseng 1986 Douban scoring:7.7
The pinnacle and highlight of Hong Kong movie. This movie describes the disputes, grudges, and ultimate understanding between the two brothers. It also describes the relationship between friends and gives more meaning to the word of loyalty.
IV.In the Heart of the Sun 阳光灿烂的日子
By:Jiang Wen 1994 Douban scoring:8.7
Chinese Youth Movie.The background of the film was in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. A group of children living in the military compound crossed their youth in the dazzling sunshine and the red flags everywhere.
In the stream of consciousness, there are love and sexual impulses, naive and failed revolutionary spirits, as well as stories of growth.
V.Seediq Bale 赛德克巴莱
By:Wei Te-Shen Douban scoring:8.9
Documentary film. The movie described the reaction and confrontation of ethnic minorities in Taiwan in the face of Japanese aggression. It also made people think more deeply about what is civilization, what is barbarism, what is aggression and what is honor and dignity.
VI.To live 活着
By:Zhang Yimao 1994 Douban scoring:9.1
This movie can show the complex changes of Chinese society from the end of the 19th century to the 1980s.
In the mid-’40s Xu Fugui (Ge You) is relatively well off until his gambling results in the loss of the family house, and he is temporarily abandoned by his pregnant wife Jiazhen (Gong Li) and their deaf-mute daughter Fengxia. Poverty, however, brings him to his senses and, when working as a travelling shadow-puppeteer, he finds himself embroiled in the Civil War.
But as Mao’s regime tightens its grip with ever sterner strictures, it becomes harder and harder merely to survive. Zhang’s purpose is less to show the oppressive iniquities of Mao’s era than to evoke the optimistic spirit that allowed people to survive it.
VII.Farewell my Concubine 霸王别姬
By:Chen Kaige 1993 Douban scoring:9.5
Chinese epic movie. This movie takes the inheritance of Chinese culture Peking Opera as an entry point, and cooperates with a group of artists in China’s civil war, anti-Japanese war, communist China and other life and psychological changes in different periods.
The film is very thought-provoking and it can make people cry. If you want to understand the modern history of China, this is a very unique movie.
This movie is also the most awarded movie in China.