List of Taiwanese films

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This is a list of films, by year, produced in Taiwan or the Republic of China (after 1949): For an A-Z see Category:Taiwanese films

See also the list of Taiwanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

1922-1979[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1922
The Eyes of Buddha
1925
Whose Fault It Is
1965
Beautiful Duckling Hsing Lee
The Silent Wife Hsing Lee
1966
Dragon Gate Inn King Hu
Wo nu ruo lan
1971
A Touch of Zen King Hu Hsu Feng, Shih Jun Wuxia Won the Technical Prize at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival
1972
Blood Of The Leopard Kim Lung Kung fu action With Hong Kong
1976
Master of the Flying Guillotine Jimmy Wang Yu Jimmy Wang Yu martial arts
1977
Eight Hundred Heroes Shan-hsi Ting
1979
Raining in the Mountain King Hu Hsu Feng, Shih Jun, Tien Feng Wuxia
The Story of a Small Town Li Hsing Kenny Bee drama
Good Morning, Taipei Li Hsing Kenny Bee drama

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
Cute Girl Hou Hsiao-Hsien Kenny Bee, Fong Fei Fei drama/comedy Hou's first full length feature film
1981
Cheerful Wind Hou Hsiao-Hsien Kenny Bee, Fong Fei Fei drama/comedy
1982
In Our Time Tao Decheng, Edward Yang, Yi-cheng Ko, Chang Yi Sylvia Chang drama/comedy A Taiwanese New Wave collection of film shorts
The Green, Green Grass of Home Hou Hsiao-Hsien Kenny Bee drama/comedy
1983
Growing Up Chen Kunhou Doze Niu drama
The Sandwich Man Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tseng chuang-hsiang, Wan Ren drama A Taiwanese New Wave collection of film shorts
The Boys From Fengkuei Hou Hsiao-Hsien Doze Niu, Tou Chung-Hua, Shih Chang drama Won the Golden Montgolfiere at the 1984 Nantes Three Continents Festival
That Day, on the Beach Edward Yang Sylvia Chang drama
1984
A Summer at Grandpa's Hou Hsiao-Hsien drama Won the Golden Montgolfiere at the 1985 Nantes Three Continents Festival
1985
A Time to Live, A Time to Die Hou Hsiao-Hsien drama/biography Won the FIPRESCI Prize Forum of New Cinema at the 1986 Berlin International Film Festival
Taipei Story Edward Yang Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Chin drama
Kuei-mei, A Woman Chang Yi Hui-san Yang drama
1986
Dust in the Wind Hou Hsiao-Hsien Li Tian-lu drama
The Terrorizers Edward Yang drama Won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival
1987
Daughter of the Nile Hou Hsiao-Hsien Jack Kao, Li Tian-lu, Lin Yang drama Won the Special Jury Prize at the 1987 Torino International Festival of Young Cinema
Strawman Wang Tung Kuei-mei Yang, Wen Ying drama
The Game They Called Sex Gam Gwok-Chiu, Wong Siu-Dai, Sylvia Chang Maggie Cheung, David Wu, Wakin Chau Romance
1988
Osmanthus Alley Chen Kunhou Simon Yam, Wakin Chau, Tou Chung-Hua Drama
Autumn Tempest Huang Yu-shan ------- Drama
1989
A City of Sadness Hou Hsiao-Hsien Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chen Sung Yung, Li Tian-lu drama Won the Golden Lion award at the 1989 Venice Film Festival, the Best Director at Golden Horse Awards
Banana Paradise Wang Tung Doze Niu, Shih Chang drama
The Dull Ice Flower Yang Li Kuo Huang Kun Hsuan, Lee Shu Chen, Chen Sung Yung drama Screened at the 1989 Berlin International Film Festival
Twin Bracelets Huang Yu-shan ------- Drama

1990s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
A Home Too Far Yin-Ping Chu Tou Chung-Hua, Andy Lau drama/war Based on a novel by Bo Yang
Island of Fire Chu Yin-Ping Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Hung, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jimmy Wang Yu Action
Peony Birds Huang Yu-shan ------- Drama
1991
A Brighter Summer Day Edward Yang Chang Chen, Elaine Jin drama
Island of Fire Chu Yin-Ping Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung
Raise the Red Lantern Zhang Yimou Gong Li
1992
Dust of Angels Hsu Hsiao-ming Jack Kao drama/crime Executive produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
Pushing Hands Ang Lee Sihung Lung drama
Rebels of the Neon God Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung drama Tsai's first full length feature film
Hill of No Return Wang Tung Huang ping-yuan, Kuei-mei Yang, Wen Ying drama Won the Best Film at Golden Horse Awards and the Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film at Shanghai International Film Festival
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land Stan Lai Brigitte Lin drama
1993
The Wedding Banquet Ang Lee Winston Chao, Sihung Lung drama Won the Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival, and nominated for the 1993 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
The Puppetmaster Hou Hsiao-Hsien Lim Giong, Li Tian-lu drama/biography Jury Prize at Cannes
1994
A Confucian Confusion Edward Yang Chen Shiang-chyi drama/comedy Entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival
Eat Drink Man Woman Ang Lee Sihung Lung, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang, Chen Chao-jung drama/comedy Entered into the 1994 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Vive L'Amour Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung, Kuei-mei Yang drama Won the Golden Lion award at the 1994 Venice Film Festival
A Borrowed Life Wu Nien-jen Tsai Chen-nan drama Executive produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, won the Best Film at the 1994 Torino Film Festival
The Red Lotus Society Stan Lai drama
1995
Good Men, Good Women Hou Hsiao-Hsien Annie Shizuka Inoh, Lim Giong, Jack Kao, Tsai Chen-nan drama Entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, won the Best Director at Golden Horse Awards
Siao Yu Sylvia Chang Rene Liu, Marj Dusay, Tou Chung-Hua drama Won the Best Film at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival
Tropical Fish Chen Yu-hsun Lin Cheng-sheng, Wen Ying drama/comedy Nominated for a Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival
1996
Goodbye South, Goodbye Hou Hsiao-Hsien Jack Kao, Lim Giong, Annie Shizuka Inoh drama Entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival
Mahjong Edward Yang Chang Chen, Virginie Ledoyen, Wu Nien-jen, Lawrence Ko, Tang chong-sheng, Chang Kuo-shu drama/comedy Won an Honourable Mention at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival
Red Persimmon Wang Tung drama
Buddha Bless America Wu Nien-jen drama Entered into Venice Film Festival
1997
Wolves Cry Under the Moon Ho Ping Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shih Chang
The River Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung, Lu Yi-ching, Chen Shiang-chyi drama Won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize at the 47th Berlin International Film Festival
Sweet Degeneration Lin Cheng-sheng Entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival
Love Go Go Chen Yu-hsun drama/comedy Screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival
1998
Flowers of Shanghai Hou Hsiao-Hsien Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Carina Lau, Hada Michiko, Jack Kao, Annie Shizuka Inoh drama Asia-Pacific Film Festival, entered into Cannes
The Hole Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Kuei-Mei Yang drama/musical Entered into the 1998 Cannes Film Festival
The Personals Chen Kuo-Fu Rene Liu, Chen Chao-jung, Wu Bai drama/comedy Screened at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival
Jam Yiwen Chen drama/comedy Won the Special mention award at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Grandma and Her Ghosts Wang Shau-di drama/comedy Full-length animated film
1999
March of Happiness Lin Cheng-sheng Lim Giong, Doze Niu drama Screened at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival
Darkness and Light Chang Tso-chi Wing Fan drama Won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival
Spring Cactus Huang Yu-shan ------- Drama

2000s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen martial arts Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Legend of the Sacred Stone Chris Huang Glove puppetry action
Yi Yi: A One and a Two Edward Yang Wu Nien-jen, Elaine Jin drama Won the Best Director award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
The Cabbie Yiwen Chen, Huakun Zhang Chung-heng Chu, Rie Miyazawa, Leon Dai comedy
2001
Millennium Mambo Hou Hsiao-Hsien Shu Qi, Jack Kao drama Entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
What Time Is It There? Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi drama Entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Betelnut Beauty Lin Cheng-sheng Chang Chen, Angelica Lee drama/romance Won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival
The Best of Times Chang Tso-chi Wing Fan drama Entered into the 2002 Venice Film Festival
2002
Double Vision Chen Kuo-Fu Tony Leung Ka-Fai, David Morse, Rene Liu, Leon Dai horror/suspense Screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Blue Gate Crossing Yee Chin-yen Wilson Chen, Gwei Lun-mei drama
The Skywalk Is Gone Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-ching drama Short film
2003
Goodbye, Dragon Inn Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi drama
2004
Formula 17 Chen Yin-jung Tony Yang, Duncan Lai comedy
20 30 40 Sylvia Chang Angelica Lee, Rene Liu, Sylvia Chang comedy Entered into the Berlin Film Festival
Love of May Hsu Hsiao-ming Wilson Chen, Liu Yifei romance
2005
Dragon Eye Congee Chang Kuo-fu Fann Wong, Shaun Tam
One Stone Two Birds Yin-Ping Chu Jacky Wu, Ruby Lin, Eric Tsang comedy
Three Times Hou Hsiao-Hsien Shu Qi, Chang Chen romance Entered into the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
The Wayward Cloud Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi drama/musical Won the Sliver Bear, Alfred Bauer Award and FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival
The Strait Story Yu-shan Huang Freddy Lim, Vivian Hsu, Janine Chang, How-Jie Ho, Hong-Shiang Lin, Tsai-Yi Huang drama
The Heirloom Leste Chen Terri Kwan horror
2006
Eternal Summer Leste Chen Joseph Chang, Bryant Chang drama
My Football Summer Yang Li-Chou, Chang Rong-ji documentary
Silk Su Chao-Bin Chang Chen, Yosuke Eguchi, Karena Lam, Wilson Chen, Janine Chang, Barbie Hsu horror/suspense Screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
2007
The Most Distant Course (film) Lin Jing-Jie Gwei Lun-mei, Mo Tz-yi, Jia Siao-guo drama
Spider Lilies Zero Chou Rainie Yang, Isabella Leong drama Won the Teddy Award for Best feature film at the Berlin International Film Festival
Secret Jay Chou Jay Chou, Gwei Lun-mei, Anthony Wong romance
Summer's Tail Cheng Wen-Tang Bryant Chang, Dean Fujioka, Enno, Hannah Lin Han drama
Island Etude Chen Huai-en Easton Dong, Wu Nien-jen drama
What on Earth have I done wrong?! Doze Niu Doze Niu, Janine Chang drama
The Drummer Kenneth Bi Jaycee Chan, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Angelica Lee drama With Hong Kong production, entered into the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Help Me Eros Lee Kang-sheng Lee Kang-sheng drama Executive produced by Tsai Ming-liang, entered into the 2007 Venice Film Festival
Lust, Caution Ang Lee Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tang Wei, Leehom Wang, Joan Chen, Tou Chung-Hua, Lawrence Ko drama Won the Golden Lion award at the 2007 Venice Film Festival
The Song of Cha-tian Mountain Huang Yu-shan ------- Drama
2008
Kung Fu Dunk Yin-Ping Chu Jay Chou comedy
Winds of September Tom Lin Rhydian Vaughan drama
Cape No. 7 Te-sheng Wei Van Fan, Tanaka Chie, Kousuke Atari drama/comedy The 2nd top grossing film in the Taiwanese cinematic history
Candy Rain Chen Hung-I Karena Lam, Cyndi Wang drama
Beautiful Crazy Chi Y. Lee Amiya Lee, Chien-hui Liao, Angel Yao
Good Will Evil Lin Yu-Fen, Wang Ming-Chan Terri Kwan, Tammy Chen, Leon Dai, Lu Yi-Ching, Cindy Chi and Chen Wen-Cheng horror
1895 in Formosa drama/historical fiction
Parking Chung Mong-hong Chang Chen, Leon Dai, Gwei Lun-mei, Jack Kao, Tou Chung-Hua drama/comedy Screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival
2009
Invitation Only Kevin Ko Bryant Chang, Maria Ozawa horror
Face Tsai Ming-liang Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Moreau, Lee Kang-sheng drama Entered into the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti Leon Dai Chen Wen-pin drama Won the Best Film and Best Director at Golden Horse Awards
Miss Kicki Håkon Liu Pernilla August, Huang He drama With Sweden production
Hear Me Zheng Fen Fen Eddie Peng, Chen Yi Han drama
Prince of Tears Yonfan Joseph Chang, Wing Fan, Terri Kwan drama Entered into the 2009 Venice Film Festival
Somewhere I Have Never Traveled Fu Tian-yu Lin Bo-hong, Yu Shin, Li Yun-yun drama
The Treasure Hunter Chu Yin-Ping Jay Chou, Lin Chi-ling, Eric Tsang, Chen Daoming Action/Adventure
South(ern) Night Huang Yu-shan ------- Drama

2010s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Monga Doze Niu Ethan Juan, Mark Chao drama Screened at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival
Au Revoir Taipei Arvin Chen Jack Yao, Amber Kuo, Joseph Chang, Lawrence Ko, Frankie Kao romance/comedy Won the NETPAC Prize at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival
Taipei Exchanges Hsiao ya-chuan Gwei Lun-mei drama/comedy Executive produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
One Day Hou Chi-Jan Hsin-Ying Hsieh, Shu-Hao Chang drama Executive produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Screened at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival
In Case of Love Gavin Lin Tony Yang, Bi-Ting Kuo drama
Seven Days In Heaven Essay Liu, Yu-ling Wang drama/comedy Based on a novel by the director Essay Liu herself
Pinoy Sunday Ho Wi-ding Epy Quizon, Bayani Agbayani, Lu Yi-ching drama/comedy
fantôme, où es-tu? Wang Shau-di Blue Lan drama
R U There David Verbeek With Dutch production, Screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
When Love Comes Chang Tso-chi drama Screened at the Pusan International Film Festival, won the Best Film at the Golden Horse Awards
Juliets Hou Chi-Jan, Shen Ko-Shang, Chen Yu-hsun Vivian Hsu, Edison Wang, Huang He, Chien-na Lee, Kan Kan, Vincent Liang drama/comedy
2011
Seediq Bale
(Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale)
Te-sheng Wei Da Ching, Lin Qing-Tai, Umin Boya, Masanobu Ando, Landy Wen, Vivian Hsu drama/action/historical epic Entered into the 2011 Venice Film Festival
Night Market Hero Tien-lun Yeh Blue Lan, Alice Ko Comedy
You Are the Apple of My Eye Giddens Ko Ko Chen-Tung, Michelle Chen Romance, Comedy
Starry Starry Night Tom Lin Xu Jiao, Lin Hui-min Romance, Fantasy A China-Taiwan co-production
Jump Ashin! Yu-Hsien Lin Eddie Peng, Lin Chen-Shi Drama
2012
Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault Tsai Yueh-hsun Mark Chao, Huang Bo, Angelababy Action thriller [1]
Bang Bang Formosa Andy Luo Tammy Chen, Peng Chia-chia, Yuan Xinyu, Kong Jiu, Serena Fang Comedy
Joyful Reunion Tsao Juiyuan Huo Siyan, Lan Zhenglong, Kenneth Tsang, Kuei Yalei Romance, Comedy A China-Taiwan co-production
Perfect Two Chu Yin-ping Vic Zhou, Ella Chen, Xiao Xiaobin Romance, Comedy A China-Taiwan co-production
Girlfriend, Boyfriend Gillies Ya-che Yang Bryan Shu-Hao Chang, Hsiao-chuan Chang, Gwei Lun-Mei, Rhydian Vaughan Drama
Cha Cha for Twins Yang Yi-chien, Jim Wang Huang Peijia Comedy
Touch of the Light Chang Jung-Chi Sandrine Pinna, Huang Yu-Siang, Lee Lieh Drama
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep Hou Chi-Jan Ko Chen-Tung, Chien Man-Shu, Tsai Chen-Nan Drama
2013
The Rooftop Jay Chou Jay Chou, Xu Fan, Eric Tsang, Alan Ko, Wang Xueqi Comedy A China-Taiwan co-production
Zone Pro Site Chen Yu-hsun Tony Yang, Hsia Yu-chiao, Lin Mei-hsiu, Wu Nien-jen Comedy
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Arvin Chen Richie Ren, Mavis Fan, Stone Romantic Comedy 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Narrative Competition
Stray Dogs Tsai Ming-liang Lee Kang-sheng Drama Won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Venice Film Festival
Marry Me Ting Johnny Shao Yang Liangyu, Xie Mingquan, Guan Yunlong, Yan Yongheng, Ginger Chen, Jin Ziyan, Zheng Renshuo Drama Screened at the 2013 London Film Festival
2014
Café. Waiting. Love Chiang Chin-lin Romantic comedy [2]
The Frogville Animated children's film [3]
My Geeky Nerdy Buddies Kevin Chu Romantic comedy [4]
(Sex) Appeal Wang Wei-ming Vivian Hsu, Amber Kuo, Alyssa Chia Youth romance drama [5][6]
Zombie Fight Club Joe Chen Andy On, Terence Yin, Philip Ng, Jessica Cambensy Action
Paradise in Service (Chinese title: 軍中樂園) Doze Niu (钮承泽) Ethan Juan, Wan Qian, Chen Jian Bin, Ivy Chen, Wang Po Chieh, Keli Miao Drama, History, Romance [7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derek Elley (June 27, 2012). "Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kevin Ma (August 26, 2014). "The Four finale tops China box office". Film Business Asia. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ 桃蛙源记 桃蛙源記 (2014). movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ 大宅男 大宅們 (2014). movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
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  6. ^ Derek Elley (October 22, 2014). "(Sex) Appeal". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
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  8. ^ 軍中樂園Paradise in Service 電影官方網站. Official Movie Site. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 

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