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 magazine in Shanghai, 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

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Who voted?
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Who voted?

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At a glance
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At a glance

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Mainland films: in numbers
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Mainland films: in numbers

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Zhang Yimou
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Zhang Yimou

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Chen Kaige
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Chen Kaige

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Jia Zhangke
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Jia Zhangke

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Lou Ye
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Lou Ye

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Wang Xiaoshuai
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Wang Xiaoshuai

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