The 100 best Mainland Chinese films

The best movies of all time as picked by 88 international film experts

Time Out presents the greatest Chinese Mainland movies of all time. Working with our sister magazines in Beijing, we polled an auspicious 88 experts from across the world to determine the 100 best films of all time from 1930s silent classics, blockbuster wuxia epics and independent documentaries. 

See the full list of judges, including Beijing Bicycle director Wang Xiaoshuai, to discover why they voted for each film.

Start the countdown below to see the top 100 Chinese Mainland films and discover which movie was voted the best film of all time. 

See here for our guide to what makes a Mainland Chinese film.

100 best Mainland Chinese films

The countdown
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The countdown

Discover the best of Chinese cinema with the top 100 Mainland movies

Who voted?
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Who voted?

Actors, directors, film critics and insiders vote for the best films

At a glance
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At a glance

See the top 100 Chinese Mainland films at a glance with our full list

Mainland films: in numbers
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Mainland films: in numbers

A look at the facts and figures behind our best Mainland films

Interview: Zhang Yimou
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Interview: Zhang Yimou

Zhang Ziyi interview
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Zhang Ziyi interview

Chen Kaige interview
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Chen Kaige interview

Interview: Jia Zhangke
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Interview: Jia Zhangke

Lou Ye on Mystery
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Lou Ye on Mystery

Lu Chuan interview
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Lu Chuan interview

Wang Xiaoshui
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Wang Xiaoshui

What makes a Mainland movie?
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What makes a Mainland movie?

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