Red Sorghum (1989)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Wen Jiang, Liu Jia, Rujun Ten

A vivid, richly coloured drama about a young woman who takes on the management of her late husband's distillery in Northern China. All appears to be g... Read more

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Liu Ye, Dahong Ni, Junjie Qin, Man Li

Zhang Yimou's characteristically lush historical melodrama, set near the end of theTang Dynasty, with Chow Yun-Fat as the Emperor whose wife (Gong Li)... Read more

Hannibal Rising (2007)

Director: Peter Webber
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans, Dominic West, Kevin McKidd

Beginning in World War II-era Lithuania, young Hannibal (Gaspard Ulliel) is forced to watch his family brutally massacred. After a brief spell in a S... Read more

Shanghai (2010)

Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, David Morse, Franka Potente, Gong Li, Hugh Bonneville, John Cusack...

Set in 1941 on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the story revolves around American spy Paul Soames (John Cusack), who arrives in Japane... Read more

Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Director: Chen Kaige
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li, Lu Qi, Ying Da

A sumptuously detailed panorama of Chinese history as seen through the eyes of two male stars of the Chinese Opera. Joint winner (with 'The Piano') of... Read more

To Live (1994)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu

This stirring film follows a married couple as their fortunes rise and fall, through several decades of Chinese life, from the 1940s onward. Ge You, G... Read more

Once Upon A Time In China And America (1997)

Director: Sammo Hung
Starring: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Chan Kwok Pong

Martial arts goes western in this action-filled saga starring Jet Li as Master Wong, who journeys with his aunt to the American West, where they encou... Read more

The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Lei Lao Sheng, Ge Zhi Jun, Lui Pei Qi

In this beautiful and humourous film from the acclaimed director of 'Raise the Red Lantern', a peasant woman takes on the Chinese legal system when he... Read more

Romeo Must Die (1999)

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Starring: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, Delroy Lindo

Gravity warping martial arts, cool visual effects and an all-star music track combine in this revved-up action movie from producer Joel Silver ("The M... Read more

Born to Defend (1986)

Director: Jet Li
Starring: Jet Li, Kurt Roland Petersson, Jia Song, Paulo Tocha

Jet Li's first and last film as a director tells a story of foreign oppression as American G.I.s invade China, ganging up on kickboxing champ, Jet. W... Read more