Movies starring Gong Li

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Curse of the Golden Flower

Curse of the Golden Flower is director Zhang Yimou's ambitious attempt to blend martial arts action with Shakespearean melodrama. It's not a perfect marriage but it offers two hours of solidly over-the-top entertainment featuring incredible visual...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, ...
Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine spans fifty-three years, presenting the lives of two men against the historical backdrop of a country in upheaval. Initially banned in China but shown to international acclaim, Chen Kaige's film is one of the year's true mast...

Run Time: 2:38
U.S. Release Date: 1993-10-20
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Chen Kaige
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising is the funniest movie of the year - a true laugh riot. Viewers will be holding their sides to contain the laughter. Forget Borat - if you're looking for something hilarious, this is the movie to see. What's that? It's not suppos...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2007-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Peter Webber
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans, ...
Memoirs of a Geisha

It's a recognized fact that many epic love stories of literature and cinema transpire around or during a war. Consider, for example, Casablanca (World War II), Gone with the Wind (the American Civil War), Dr. Zhivago (the Russian Revolution), and ...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, ...
Miami Vice

The two best words to describe the 2006 motion picture Miami Vice are "stylish" and "intense." One of those descriptors without the other could lead one to suspect a pretentious bore or a pointless exercise in action but, by pairing them, writer/d...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2006-07-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, ...
Mulan

If compared to the recent batch of high-profile live action remakes of animated classics, Mulan is a unique case. When it comes to baggage, it has the lightest load. Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King all made more than $200M during...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, ...
Raise the Red Lantern

Raise the Red Lantern is one of the more sublimely beautiful and openly disturbing films of the 1990s. It is also the best work to date turned in by the actress/director combination of Gong Li and Zhang Yimou -- and this includes other impress...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Situations, Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Gong Li, Cao Cuifen, He Caifei, ...
Story of Qui Ju, The

What starts as a simple village squabble escalates rapidly in The Story of Qui Ju. The movie starts with Qui (Gong Li) taking her injured husband Qailing (Liu Pei Qi) to see the doctor. He has just been involved in a fight with the village chief ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1993-06-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Gong Li, Liu Pei Qi, Lei Lao Sheng
To Live

"I believe that for a long time now Chinese films have been too abstract, conceptual, gimmicky. They don't relate at all to the lives of ordinary Chinese people. I'm certain that most audiences will like this film. We haven't gone overboard on t...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, ...